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  • A moment between Ray Adams and Cully Crumpacker captured for an award winning cover 40 years ago. Read more >
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  • Lucky for Batcat, his human, Brian Buell, takes him for at least one walk every day. 
    Photo by Jane Bachrach

  • Best wishes to Matt Roeser and Gwen Garcelon on their engagement. 
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  • CRES students performed an array of patriotic songs to honor visiting veterans on Nov. 10.
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As Bridges High School prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3, it will also be showing off a newly renovated space tailored specifically to its needs.Roaring Fork School District’s alternative to a traditional high school experience was originally housed in the old Glenwood Springs Middle School (now a wing of the high school) and held only in the evening. Throughout the years, it also used space at Colorado Mountain College on Blake Avenue; the district’s career center; Roaring Fork High School and what is now Third Street Center before finally moving into the old Carbondale Middle School building between Weant Boulevard, Third Street and Sopris Avenue. Read more >
Main Street Gallery is pleased to present a group of beautiful new paintings by Carbondale artist Victoria Broyles. Though her subjects vary, she focuses primarily on the beautiful landscapes and river valleys of the western Colorado mountains near her home, occasionally adding people and animals for interest. She is also an accomplished still-life and portrait artist working with oil on canvas or panel or with charcoal. Read more >
The emails tend to start around 10 p.m. and keep coming for several more hours. Even though he’s back home in Carbondale and still feeling the jet lag, Solar Rollers executive director Noah Davis’s international work isn’t quite finished. “Our equipment crate is still stuck in Dubai, so we’re doing all kinds of international customs clearance stuff to get everything sent back,” he said of his most recent endeavors. “It’s all lots of electronics and weird things, so we’ve talked to a lot of security people at airports.” Those “weird things” include SunPower solar cells, sheets of carbon fiber, motors and speed controllers, among other equipment likely not common for a customs agent’s review. Read more >
Nov. 5, 1987: The Roaring Fork High School marching band made it to the championship round at the state competition in Pueblo. In what Band Director Dave Funk caled “the best performance I’ve ever seen from the kids,” the played excerpts from James Bond themes like “Dr. No,” “From Russia with Love” and “Live and Let Die.” Read more >
The Roaring Fork High School soccer boys are deep into their best season in recent memory, leaving higher ranked teams in their wake as they ascend through the playoffs.
So far in the 3A tournament, the Rams handily defeated the Aurora West College Prep Academy on Oct. 26 and The Academy on Oct. 31, both 2-0 on the opponent’s turf. Read more >
“There you go, good job! That’s beautiful!” one of that night’s participating artists encouraged Kristina as she nestled into the position she would be holding for the next 20 minutes on a well-lit couch in the middle of the studio. She was completely nude, and it was her first time modeling in that capacity. Read more >
What’s so special about the history of this place?
It was an almost offensive question to pose to Beth White and Matt Annabel of the Mount Sopris Historical Society, particularly against the rugged backdrop of the Pour House. But with a much broader demographic than just history buffs weighing in on a million dollar historical fund for Garfield County in the 1A ballot question, however, it’s probably one worth asking. Read more >
The Town of Carbondale is taking its opportunity to comment on the Crystal River Trail seriously — though it might be a while before everyone can agree on what exactly to say.
A short public comment period kicked off the discussion at the trustee meeting Oct. 24, setting the tone and giving constituents another chance to be heard. Still, several speakers directly addressed a sense that Pitkin County Open Space and Trails wasn’t really listening.
“It’s almost like this is manifest destiny — something that’s going to happen no matter what,” said Bill Argeros. Read more >