Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    P&Z approves local lumber location

    Carbondale Marketplace took a big step forward as the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the Preliminary/Final Plat submitted by Builders FirstSource to build a lumber yard showroom, an office building and a warehouse. 

    Bob Schultz, representing Crystal River Marketplace, said “This is a good fitread more →

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    Facilities tackle virus testing dilemma

    Like other county nursing homes and long term residential facilities, Heritage Park struggled to test all its residents — until recently.

    Brian Zaragoza, executive director at Heritage, confirmed the Colorado National Guard arrived at the Carbondale location last week and tested both symptomatic and asymptomatic consentingread more →

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    Why the allure of fly fishing?

    It’s spring in the Roaring Fork Valley. For people who love to fish, that means gearing up for the sport, while waiting for snowmelt runoffs to move from being fast and furious — and muddy — to easy running, clear rivers.
    But, whatread more →

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    Basalt approves emergency plans to help local businesses

    There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for Basalt businesses. By a unanimous vote, Basalt Town Council approved two ordinances designed to boost the financial picture for struggling retail operations.

    First, the council amended its Local Disaster Emergency Declaration to permit applicationsread more →

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    Valley View layoffs jolt the region

    With its recent and sweeping layoffs of 10 percent of its workforce — roughly 40 employees — Valley View Hospital (VVH) has impacted facilities up and down Highway 82. Roaring Fork Family Practice (RFFP), operated by VVH, is one.

    Valley View Chief Executive Officer Dr. Brianread more →

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    The lifeboat of distance learning

    With the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) year drawing to a close — June 4 is the last official day — officials there are gearing up for what might be a mirror image situation in the fall while analyzing possible summer programs.

    No one knows whatread more →

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    Basalt nixes $1.8 million land purchase

    Citing budget woes, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously to halt plans to purchase a proposed site for a Public Works Maintenance facility.

    The proposed purchase, although initially recommended for approval, was approved in early February, before the COVID19 pandemic took hold of the country, notedread more →

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    A century’s worth

    On May 14, my uncle turned 100. That sort of takes my breath away.. 

    Dr. Morris Ossias is my late mother’s youngest brother born as the Roaring ‘20s was just getting underway, and the Great Depression was a looming unknown out in the misty future. 

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    Longtime local takes the reins in Basalt

    After 46 years in the Roaring Fork Valley, Bill Kane just began his first term as Basalt’s new mayor.

    “I ran a campaign to bring people together,” Kane said, adding, “I want people to feel less embattled.”

    Kane has a long history of governmentread more →

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    Restaurants holding their own

    It’s a tough time to be in the dining-out business, but residents continue supporting their favorite spots using takeout and delivery options. 

    Other food shops have modified their business and marketing strategies to meet today’s challenges. Take vegetarian restaurant The Carbondale Beat, for example. Co-owners Lucyread more →