Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    Pandemic puts Castle back on the market

    The historic Osgood Mansion is up for sale for the second time in four years — this time for $19.75 million 

    After multi-million-dollar total renovations, owners April and Steve Carver determined that operating the castle in the current pandemic and economic environments was not sustainable.The Carversread more →

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    Firefighter agencies join forces

    When summer winds howl brisk and dry, area fire departments go to alert mode.

    Fortunately, regional fire departments had already finalized mutual aid agreements in the spring, as is done annually.

    Rob Goodwin, chief at the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, explained, “Weread more →

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    You may be young and healthy, but the virus doesn’t care

    It’s early March 2020. Skiing is great, and people — locals and visitors — are enjoying the slopes, restaurants, live entertainment and music radiating from the many nightclubs and bars throughout the valley.

    A visit to a popular Aspen venue would spice up the evening, thoughtread more →

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    Meet the Hubbells

    The following Q&A comes from a recent interview with the Crawford/Hubbell family, who own the El Jebel area under Crawford Properties, LLC.  Participating in the discussion were Adele Hubbell (the daughter of Floyd Crawford and widow of Carl Hubbell) and her two sons, Robert Hubbell and Prentice more →

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    Basalt council approves church addition

    For more than 30 years, St. Vincent’s Catholic Church has stood as a major downtown Basalt gathering space.

    But, three decades of wear and tear and the need for more space brought the church to Town Council with plans for a 2,400 square foot addition forread more →

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    Carbondale fire fighters are always on call

    With 320 square miles and 15,000 residents to protect, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District truly understands the value of dedicated volunteers who serve at headquarters and at the district’s six outlying stations.

    It takes a strong commitment to volunteer, saidread more →

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    Leaving a legacy of love and laughter

    “He was the funniest person I’ve ever met,” said a longtime friend of Tyler Ribich.

    But Tyler is gone. He was tragically killed May 2019  in a horrific automobile accident on a winding country road on Missouri Heights. He was 16 and a junior at Basaltread more →

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    Corby Anderson to captain KDNK

    After an intensive nationwide search, Carbondale’s public service radio station has brought in local media honcho Corby Anderson to serve as its executive director, a position that expanded  the role of general manager to one that is more involved in community service.

    Anderson, who has livedread more →

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    What does the fall look like at CMC?

    As the fall semester quickly approaches,Colorado Mountain College is on track to implement the changes needed to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The college has created “Fall 2020 Trail Map” on its website’s home page to help students navigate the new educational reality. Curriculum advisors areread more →

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    Take a walk on Emma’s wild side, where strange critters abide

    Have you ever met a zonkey?
    Probably not. This zebra/donkey cross is considered extremely rare. Some say these critters are so hard to find that the odds of seeing a unicorn are better.

    But, as luck would  have it, the Roaringread more →