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  • Sections: News Published

    Sunfire Ranch balances history and a sustainable future

    In 1893, then-President Grover Cleveland signed the homestead patent for what Crystal Valley residents now know as Sunfire Ranch. It hangs, framed, in the Sewell family’s house on the property.

    Today, 126 years later, Jason Sewell finds himself faced with a sort of pioneering opportunity —read more →

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    Local hams have a field day

    Despite the development of the Internet, satellites and the like, amateur radio is not only surviving, it’s thriving.

    The local Ski Country Amateur Radio Club boasts more than 100 members and consistently sees at least a dozen of them at 8 a.m. meetings every Tuesday atread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Keeping The Meeting Place a safe (and free) space

    There are myriad reasons people don’t successfully obtain treatment for substance abuse and addiction, according to the 2016 Garfield County Community Needs Assessment. Chief among them are lack of access and cost prohibitions.

    The Meeting Place at 981 Cowen Dr. seeks to ease those burdens. Justread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    A career of compassionate veterinary medicine comes to a close

    Who knew hay fever would steer Dr. Chad Roeber, DVM to a career in veterinary medicine? But after a 33-year career as a veterinarian, he is leaving Alpine Animal Hospital.

    Roeber grew up on a cattle ranch in Paonia, one that has been in his family since 1889.… read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    A daunting place to be deaf

    Thunder River Theatre’s latest play made me writhe, because it’s the story of my life. Or darn close to it.

    “Tribes” is about a deaf child born into a hearing family. During the first scene, the family carries on a fractious, backbiting argument, replete with outsized,read more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    An intriguing integration of Bauhaus forms

    “Bauhaus Seen” is a cohesive, inspiring look at the influences of modernism and the Bauhaus movement. Running from now until July 5, the  exhibit is at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad (76 S. Fourth St.). The exhibit perfectly captures the essence of the Bauhaus movement. read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    It’s time to let the Town know about your trash preferences

    Carbonale’s new single-hauler trash service doesn’t begin until October, but customers would be well served to pay attention now.

    “The Town wants to be really thoughtful about rolling it out and making sure people are set up for success,” explained Bryana Starbuck, one of several folks brought in… read more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Audrey Katherine Spaulding

    July 24, 1957 – June 12, 2019

    Audrey Katherine Spaulding, 61 of Carbondale,  passed away peacefully on June 12 in Rifle after a long battle with medical issues stemming from cobalt radiation that she received in the late ‘70s for aread more →

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    Breaking down barriers in Thunder River’s ‘Tribes’

    It would be easy to think the aptly named “Tribes” is a play about the deaf community.

    The lead character is deaf, after all, and much of the set is dominated by screens that host projected surtitles. But to limit the show’s scope to oneread more →

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    EverGreen ZeroWaste wins 2019 Recycler of the Year award

    Local residential and commercial organics collector EverGreen ZeroWaste was presented this week with the 2019 Recycler of the Year award at an annual summit for statewide organization Recycle Colorado.

    EverGreen was founded by wife-and-husband duo Alyssa and David Reindel in 2011 and has grown steadilyread more →