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  • Sections: News Published

    Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

    Carbondale restaurant-owner Freddy Argueta Cabrera, 39, is the prime suspect in a fatal shooting after turning himself into Mesa County law enforcement authorities on Aug. 1, according to a Garfield County sheriff’s department press release. Cabrera owns El Horizonte restaurants in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, and lives in Blue Lake in El Jebel. The shooting victim was a 21-year-old male and an employee at the Carbondale El Horizonte. An 18-year-old woman female was also shot in the incident and airlifted to a hospital in Denver. According to published reports, the shooting took place at about 11 p.m. on July 31 at a south Glenwood Springs apartment complex near the Roaring Fork River on County Road 154. A Garfield County sheriff’s department spokesman said an investigation is under way. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Letters, 8/1/13

    Mountain Fair thanks • A fair adventure • Lovin' the burlesque • Over turning two • Remember Randy Udall • Divide thanks • Bait and switch • Elizabeth Warren rocks • Take a hike • Get engaged on Highway 82 • Pour House thanks • Remembering Drew read more →
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    Carbondalians hit the books, launch “encore careers”

    Mark Chain, Shelle de Beque and her husband Hank van Berlo, all of whom are 60ish, are planning or engaged with “encore careers.” They are part of a national trend. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: A hitchhiker’s guide to Highway 133

    One of my favorite books of all time is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” It contains truths that I’m certain are universal. And yes, I believe in aliens. Mostly because I find it incredibly arrogant to think we are the only life forms out there, but also because it’s lonely and sad to think that we’re as good as it gets. (And I am not alone in my belief. Astronaut Gordon Cooper believed in aliens, probably because he went to space, where they live, as does the Hon. Paul Hellyer, former Canadian minister of national defense. Believe in aliens, I mean; I do not think that the former Minister lives in space). read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    First Friday heads to the beach

    This month’s First Friday on Aug. 2 heads to the beach, with live music, limbo, Hula-Hoop contests, a conga line down Main Street and goldfish races in front of the Black Nugget. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Rico connecting Carbondale to a corn revolution

    Just before Dandelion Day in May, Carbondale resident Alejandra Rico launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds to support an independent documentary film, “Sunnú”, about the struggle of indigenous northern Mexican communities to preserve their native corn seed and their way of life. read more →
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    Academy of Music and Performance continues to build

    As 11 teenagers took the stage at PAC3 last weekend — rocking out to “Rock and Roll” by the Velvet Underground, harmonizing on folksy ballads, singing delicate acappellas and screaming out rock/punk lyrics — you never would have guessed these same kids arrived at the PAC3 just six days earlier, shy and nervous, unsure about their upcoming week at the Academy of Music and Performance (AMP). The students spent their week at AMP learning about all that it takes to put on a concert. They developed their vocal and instrument techniques, worked on synchronizing their individual musical roles with one another, and learned a lot about digging deep and pulling more out of themselves than they believed possible. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Considering sustainable uses on our public lands

    What did you do last weekend? That’s a common question in these parts, which is often answered with a list of outdoor activities, no matter what the season. There are now more backcountry recreation options than ever: camping, climbing, cycling, fishing, hiking, horse packing, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, trail riding and wildlife viewing to name a few. With so many locals and visitors enjoying public lands in so many ways, it’s important that everyone do their part to minimize the impact they make on habitat and wildlife. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Community Briefs, 7/18/13

    Go do some cob building • Hike the Middle Thompson • Town still looking for commissioners • Aspen offering childcare help • Library offers Universal Class • Inward Bound starts July 29 • Pro bike race seeks volunteers • Sportsmen’s caucus slated for Eagle read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    The River: how to keep yourself and your family safe

    Whenever my life feels out of balance my first instinct is to get on the river. Over the past 19 years I have floated over 15,000 miles of rivers — kayaking, raft-guiding and doing swiftwater rescue/CPR training. The river feels like home to me. However, I have seen and experienced some life-threatening moments in those years. Recently, I watched a woman lose consciousness after two other boats with small children got surfed and almost flipped in the ledge-hole (on-river left) at the kayak park in Glenwood Springs. Incredibly, the woman was resuscitated by five kayakers that got her to shore. They began CPR and revived her before the paramedics arrived. read more →