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  • Locations: News Published

    Forest Service reveals plans for new Carbondale office

    White River National Forest is planning to redevelop its Aspen-Sopris Ranger District Office beginning next year.

    But before the March 2021 demolition and subsequent year of construction, there’s plenty of opportunity for community members to get a good look at the planned. First up is an open house from 5… read more →

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    Sculptures past to present

    hroughout town, there are many sculptures standing proudly in  parks or on various street corners. Each has special significance for at least one and perhaps hundreds of locals. Some of the figures have been in place for some time, others have come and gone.

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    Local inequality follows national direction

    The economic gap between the richest Americans and the rest continues to grow, and the Roaring Fork Valley is a microcosm of that pattern.

    That’s at least part of the picture painted by a 2018 report by the Economic Policy Institute recently dusted off by theread more →

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    To save one life, Megan’s Law arrived

    Little Megan Kanka was only seven years old when, in 1994, she was raped and murdered by a convicted sexual offender in the small community of Hamilton township in Mercer County, New Jersey.

    “Every police officer I interviewed – in my office and at the trialread more →

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    How FlyNutrition is elevating the standard for nutritional therapy

    You’re flipping through a favorite magazine when suddenly you come across it – “Solve all your nutritional issues TODAY with this one trick!”. You panic. Didn’t you already know everything? Isn’t your big race tomorrow? Should you just “wing it” and try this one trick? Now what?

    In… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    News Analysis: Journalists need advocates, too

    As the Colorado Press Association prepared to meet Jan. 17, a Colorado judicial branch committee had a scheduled — ironically closed-door — meeting to consider a new rule on the sealing of criminal court records.

    According to Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition Executive Director Jeffrey A.read more →

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    A complete and accurate Census count impacts local service levels

    April 1 is Census Day. It is the date when the 2020 United States Census will count all people living in the United States, regardless of citizenship.

    About 30 community members of the Aspen to Parachute Complete Count Committee (A2PCCC) met on Jan. 15 at theread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Harry Moul Ritchie

    Jan. 9, 1930 – Jan. 14, 2020

    Harry was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Harry E. and Wanda B. (Moul) Ritchie.

    A Santa Fe, New Mexico resident since retiring in 1995 from a distinguished career as a drama professor, Harry is survived by… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: A photo of a real pioneer

    While having surveying done 41 years ago prior to building our home in the Crystal Valley, the surveyors showed us a map of the area from the 1880s.

    It indicated a spot about 3/4 of a mile upriver from us labeled “Mobley’s Corral”. This wasread more →

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    CMC class teaches vibrancy in both life and death

    While sipping hot tea in her home that smelled of fresh-baked cookies, a fly on the wall wouldn’t guess that Lisa Goddard and I were discussing death.

    “There’s nothing that’s touched me more profoundly than the practice of sitting with the dying. After someone passesread more →