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art show thumbnail RFHS student Morgan Kaegebein poses next to jewelry on display at the art show. Photo by Sue Rollyson. Photo by Sue Rollyson
Comic thumbnail Comic by Brian Colley
garden thumbnail The author’s garden comes to life in June, 2020. Photo by Nancy Peterson. Photo by Nancy Peterson
glassblowing thumbnail Internationally-renowned artist José Chardiet works as studio assistant Martin Gerdin looks on. Photo by Will Sardinsky. Photo by Will Sardinsky
Larry thumbnail Cartoon by Larry Day
Maypole thumbnail El jardín comunitario de Peach Valley Children, localizado entre Newcastle y Silt, tiene seis parcelas disponibles a familias que desean conectarse con otras familias y la tierra. Foto por Raleigh Burleigh. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
scuttbutt thumbnail Basalt Middle School fifth graders helped their town with a trash clean-up on Arbor Day. The kids also visited an Amur Chokecherry Tree planted by town arborist Chris Beiser. Courtesy photo. Courtesy photo
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    George Weber: inspired by students’ enthusiasm

    George Weber is the long-time music teacher at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS). This conversation was edited for length.

    Q: Where are you from?

    A: I was born in Denver and spent most of my early childhood there. When I graduated from high school, I was playing… read more →

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    Post-burn, life returns at Hanging Lake

    Peak summer heat. Drought and Code Red winds that had brawled with billowing skies of black, gray and amber. Fifty square miles of wildfire shut I-70 down for thirteen days. Between the recent Lake Christine Fire, COVID, global warming and species collapse — the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fireread more →

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    Overcoming lang-hauler symptoms

    I’m back. Did you miss me? I’ve been laying low recovering from long-haul COVID and certainly lacking any creative mojo. I read my last column in quarantine, while eating soup I could not taste or smell, extremely anxious about being sick with the virus. I suppose I had every… read more →

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    Commissioners get serious about multicultural outreach

    Garfield County Commissioners, at a work session on May 4, welcomed New Castle Councilwoman Crystal Mariscal to assist with bringing to fruition a campaign promise made by Commissioner Mike Samson.

    The idea to form a Garfield County Latino Outreach Group/Coalition or Council of Diversity came aboutread more →

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    We need native plants and they need us

    By Nancy Peterson

    On March 25, in a unanimous bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating April 2021 as National Native Plant Month. Although the month is behind us, it’s not too late to get behind the resolution.

    So, what’s aread more →

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    Neighborly disputes

    At the end of Harmony Lane, four miles up Missouri Heights from El Jebel — or five miles from Highway 82 on Catherine’s Store Road — a small crowd gathered on a pleasant Saturday morning. The meeting consisted of representatives for Ascendigo Autism Services and Missouri Heights residents,read more →

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