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    Letters 10/31/13

    Thanks • No on 66 read more →
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    Dia de los Muertos procession returns for First Friday

    The annual Dia de los Muertos procession and performances return to Carbondale for First Friday on Nov. 1, as the Crystal Theatre brings in Woody Allen’s new film and the Main Street Gallery and Framer shows new paintings by Virginia Broyles. read more →
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    Teachers jazzed, energized and rejuvenated at GSES

    The Re-1 school district’s visioning meetings earlier this fall opened the door for people to start dreaming. A strong consensus emerged at the Carbondale meetings around the idea of including more real world, project-based learning in schools and putting a greater emphasis on character development. While many people in Carbondale are feeling skeptical about the possibility of real change, Glenwood Springs Elementary School is undergoing a transformation toward some of the very ideas that emerged at the visioning meetings: project-based learning and character development. read more →
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    Voting notes

    Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico is urging voters to take mail-in ballots to drop-off sites on or before Nov. 5 if they were not returned to her office before Oct. 31. “Postmarks do not count and ballots must be received at a drop-off location by 7 p.m. on Election Day,” Alberico said in a press release. Besides the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, the drop-off site for Carbondale residents is town hall at 511 Colorado Avenue. Alberico and other county clerks mailed out ballots the week of Oct. 15-18. read more →
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  • Sections: Letters Published

    Letters 10/24/13

    No on fire tax • Consider fire tax • SWAN thanks • Lift-Up thanks • Yes on 66 read more →
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    Fire district tax proposal prompts citizen backlash

    Funding your local fire department is about as American as apple pie, and firefighters rarely have trouble at the ballot box. But the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District has stirred up some opposition this election season with its request for a $1 million tax increase. Several residents, including a town trustee and a former trustee, have written letters to The Sopris Sun, complaining about the size of the proposed increase, along with its timing and its permanence. read more →
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    GarCo submits Red Hill grant application

    Garfield County has received approval to apply for a $750,000 state GOCO grant to build an underpass at the intersection of Highway 82/133 and other improvements to County Road 107 extending to the Red Hill trailhead, according to the weekly report from Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington. GOCO received 26 such applications and 12 (including Garfield County’s) were chosen to move forward. “The 12 recommended projects were the highest quality projects in terms of meeting … goals: public input and planning, ability to complete within the timeframe, and matching and leveraging potential.” The GOCO board will decide on grant funding in June. read more →
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    Valley Journal collection comes home

    After years in limbo, The Valley Journal is coming home, with 33 years of bound volumes of the weekly newspaper and its predecessor, the Roaring Fork Review, available for perusal at the new Carbondale Branch Library. The move, free of fan-fair, was made possible by the Garfield County Library system and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. “We’re excited to have them here. It’s a valuable resource,” Carbondale Branch Library Manager Mollie Honan told The Sopris Sun. The public can browse, scan, and copy (though not check out) every edition from when ink first hit the paper on April 4, 1974, to when the Post Independent’s parent company closed its doors on the Valley Journal, Christmas 2008. read more →
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