Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    Local police shortage offers an opportunity

    Have you ever dreamed of a job in law enforcement? It might not be as far-fetched as you think.

    If you’re at least 21, without any felony convictions, no domestic violence crimes, hold a valid driver’s license, have a high school diploma or General Education Diplomaread more →

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    Library showcases books for all by local authors

    “There’s so much good writing in the Valley, you don’t need to go anywhere else.”

    That’s how Carbondale Branch Library Manager Lacy Dunlavy began her description of the free Local Lit Fest set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

    Eight local authors will mingle with readers and… read more →

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    On patrol with Carbondale's finest

    It’s 8 p.m. on a recent First Friday — a dark and chilly evening on Main Street.

    Since the town is celebrating Dia de los Muertos, the Fourth Street Plaza is hopping. Artists from Dance of the Sacred Fire mesmerize the audience as they arc and weave during… read more →

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    Former Redstonian writes about love and war

    As a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg in combat and still has shrapnel in his body, Infantry Captain Ron Sorter, knows about pain — emotional as well as physical. He’s suffered both.

    Veterans Day, Nov. 11, has always been a somber yet special day forread more →

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    Virgili and Hartzell win CMC trustee, Salida a slam dunk

    The results of the Colorado Mountain College (CMC)  Board of Trustee elections, as of 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, show the overwhelming passage of ballot questions 7A and 5A to annex the Salida School District into the CMC district. This will be the first time CMC hasread more →

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    Alcohol takes its toll

    As you walk into a noon meeting sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) you’ll find yourself in a large, comfortable and welcoming room with a thoughtful, serious atmosphere. Here, hope looms large.

    About a dozen people, both men and women of different ages, came recently to The Meetingread more →

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    Expanding worlds and building confidence

    Ascendigo provides a haven for adults and children dealing with autism by helping improve basic life skills in social, daily living and athletics areas.

    Equally important is how Ascendigo also focuses on clients’ vocational needs. Ashley Martin, marketing manager of Ascendigo Autism Services, Inc., explainedread more →

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    ‘We are still a victim-blaming culture’

    Molested at age four by her babysitter’s cousin, Karen was later raped by a drunk stranger at age ten. She was raped again at age 15 at a holiday party; This time by a boy she knew.

    Karen slowly detailed her trauma and its impact. Beforeread more →

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    Thrills and chills for a good cause

    Look out! The “Thriller” Flash Mob is coming this week to any place at any time. So if you see a group of zombie-attired kid and adults performing to well-known music, don’t be scared. 

    It’s just that wild and wacky dance group from Coredination, Bonedale Balletread more →

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    Two contested seats, Salida on ballot for CMC

    Five seats are up for election — two contested — on the Nov. 5 ballot for the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Board of Trustees. Each term of office is for four years except for Trustee  District 7 which is two years.

    Also on the ballotread more →