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Bike Week kicked off with the Bike Jam at North Face Park on May 17. 

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Free hot drinks and snacks will be available to bicycle commuters from 7 to 9 p.m. through May 24.

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Avery Klingelheber (7) competes with a mostly 21-and-over crowd at Batch during the May 16th Let it Spelling Bee.

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Fly fishing guides Matt Selig and Flinn Pomeroy reel in the days stresses during a rainy evening.

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Anna Simmonds and Bob Schenck participate in the American Legion's Memorial Day ceremony in 1989.

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    Public trails on private land

    If you’ve ever walked the Coal Basin Trail in Redstone, you can still see the imprints left by the Mid-Continent Resources and its mining operations from decades ago.

    You certainly wouldn’t think the neighboring land belongs to the family behind Walmart.

    Crystal Basin Holdings LLC, owned by… read more →

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    Seeking Refuge organizers aim for local action

    Filmmaker Sylvia Johnson calls Carbondale home, but while she grew up in the Valley, she was born in Bolivia and has had addresses in several countries in Latin and South America.

    Her family — her father worked in international development and her mother in women’s healthcare — moved… read more →

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    Locals reconnect with family in the Aosta Valley

    When Daniele Treves came to the Roaring Fork Valley to work at the marble quarry, he didn’t expect to find a host of last names from his home back in the Aosta Valley of Northern Italy.

    He soon learned, however, that the majority of the earlyread more →

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    Being present — the life of a fly fishing guide

    Raindrops splatter on the water surface and the soft bounce of the bobber skimming along with the ribboning flow. At first, you are aware of the other people
    fishing in these same waters. Keeping your breathing steady and even, you get your weight evenly distributed with your… read more →

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    Perry Will, from wildlife to the statehouse

    Perry Will likes his new job. After four decades with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Will — a Republican and resident of New Castle — was appointed last winter as representative of Colorado’s 57th District, serving Garfield, Rio Blanco, and Moffat counties.

    “It’s been a goodread more →

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    Forest Service approves Wolf Creek replacement wells

    Black Hills Energy received a green light from the U.S. Forest Service to move forward with its proposal to construct two new natural gas storage wells at the Wolf Creek Storage Field in the Thompson Creek area.

    The wells will replace two of the 10 existing wells in… read more →

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