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  • Locations: Breaking News Published

    GarCo urges those with gastrointestinal illness to stay home

    A significant number of people experiencing norovirus-like illness in Mesa County prompted the recent closing of Mesa County Valley School District 51 schools. Garfield County Public Health has received calls from childcare centers and workplaces reporting individuals with similar symptoms. Public Health is monitoring the outbreak; and encourages… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Dodgeball tournament supports Doctors Without Borders

    The Waskis don’t seem to have any leftover trauma from high school gym. In fact, they beat the teachers and firefighters in the first dodgeball tournament they participated in back then, which may explain why it came to mind as an opportunity for an annual fundraiser.

    It was… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists welcome new minister

    The Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist (TRUU) Congregation of Carbondale is in for a real treat with its new Minister, Rev. Laurie Bushbaum.

    Bushbaum is making her way to our small town from Minneapolis, MN and is looking forward to getting to know the TRUU congregation as well as… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ghost-Box City Market? Nah, how about a Playground for All Ages?

    In this season of gratitude, among the blessings I count are the creativity and inclusiveness that characterize this town.

    I could tally many examples, but Third Street Center embodies it all: As I write this, it’s bringing together the town’s English and Spanish-speaking communities for Dia de Los… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Rams second in the state after Kent Denver defends top title

    It wasn’t the victory they had hoped for, but it was a far cry from failure.

    Roaring Fork had never played in a state soccer final, and were the first public school to make it that far in a decade — although Salida would have held the same… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Building a life in miniature

    From the time I was little I have always been fascinated by miniature things.

    I collected model horses, I adored little dogs, I made dioramas, and wrote stories about tiny worlds. My favorite cartoon was The Littles, about teeny tiny people living in the wallsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Change may be coming for Penny Hot Springs

    Increased awareness of Penny Hot Springs has brought an increase in use, which has become a cause of concern and consternation for locals. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails cites social media as a contributing factor in the increased attention the hot springs are getting. 

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