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  • Sections: News Published

    New energy at the Near New secondhand store

    A new generation is pitching in with Carbondale Daughters of Rebekah, and it’s none too soon. Although the group has a steady volunteer base to help with the Near New secondhand store, active membership has declined over the years. Now, Rochelle Norwood has joined the fold as one of the youngest members in years, and with a couple other 30-somethings slated for induction early next month. read more →
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    Valley Visual Art Show delivers

    Even with only one piece per artist, the Valley Visual Art Show has grown so popular that participants are capped at 50. Now in its 37th year, the show features two and three-dimensional work created in the last year by local artists, from dabblers to professionals, and opens Friday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Launchpad. read more →
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    Riverview School opens next fall

    A new Roaring Fork school will open its doors next fall: the recently named Riverview School will serve pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students primarily from Glenwood Springs. The school will be located in the Eastbank area, near the intersection of Highway 82 and County Road 154 (the Westbank turnoff). The school was proposed as part of the 2015 bond issue to relieve overcrowding in Glenwood Springs schools and address the population growth expected in this area over the next five to ten years. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2017-18 school year. read more →
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    I-70 open after tanker truck rollover

    The Colorado Department of Transportation urged caution after numerous accidents on the Western Slope Monday morning, including a tanker truck rollover that closed Interstate 70 two miles west of Gypsum. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Responding to Tipton

    Dear Editor: I wonder if Rep. Tipton has noticed that the majority of the terrorist attacks in this country since 9/11 have been perpetrated by American citizens? Muslims, yes, but not immigrants. Orlando, San Bernardino, Boston, nobody from overseas involved. They were radicalized through social media. How is securing our borders going to stop them? read more →
  • Sections: Opinion Published

    The Trump gap

    Dear Editor: Kellyanne Conway, Trumps hypnotic surrogate, was asked if, now that Trump will be our president, will his tweets become more factual. Kellyanne answered that, “to Trump’s supporters there are no facts. What Trump says is a fact. What the media says is a lie.” read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Thanks to the BLM

    Dear Editor: I am writing to commend the Bureau of Land Management for finalizing their long- awaited rules to reduce methane and other pollutants from oil and gas development on public lands. By acting to reduce venting, flaring and leaks from both current and future projects, BLM is setting an important precedent for strong action on all sources of oil and gas waste and pollution and helping create a level playing field for energy development. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Ice rinks open in advance of Family Skate Night

    Both Carbondale ice rinks (at 4th and Main Streets downtown, and the Gus Darien Riding Arena on Catherine Store road east of town) were up and operating last week, reported Town Manager Jay Harrington in his Dec. 30 memo to the Board of Trustees, town employees and other recipients. read more →
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    ‘Voices’ brings creative story-telling to middle schoolers

    It is not uncommon to worry about youth habits today. If kids are glued to screens and cell phones, are they losing the simple ability to tell a compelling story from start to finish? As importantly, can they write it down? Ask Liz Hazle’s fifth grade language arts class. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Purple Haze Retirement Homers remember Bundy

    He was the stuff of nightmares if you were a young woman, back in the day. A crocodile id concealed by the comfortable face of a guy who looked like the picture of the guy who was “Salesman of the Month” at a moderately successful automobile dealership, where you almost bought a car. read more →