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  • Sections: News Published

    New CRES principal loves spirit of collaboration in the community

    According to newly-hired CRES principal Heather Cremeans, one of the most important things she learned while getting her administrator’s license was the importance of a good fit between a principal and a school. The more she learned about Crystal River Elementary School, the more passionate she became that this school was the perfect fit for her. In her 18 years of education she has always enjoyed working with diverse groups of students, including students from various socioeconomic groups and native Spanish-speakers — the very population she found at CRES. She loves working to create a unified sense of community among students from diverse backgrounds. She speaks Spanish as well. read more →
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    Trustees move ahead on Surls roundabout proposal

    What’ll it be for the center of the new roundabout at Highway 133 and Main Street? A specially commissioned piece from Missouri Heights sculptor James Surls? How about a rotating work of art as part of the town’s on-going Art aRound Town series? Then there’s always the minimalist approach — nothing but concrete. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    The rising importance of co-ops

    By Laurie Guevara-Stone As we hear more bad news every day, from the high national debt, exorbitant unemployment numbers and stagnant wages, to havoc wreaked by climate change, it seems that our corporation-dominated system is proving unsustainable. We seem to be hitting both financial and ecological limits. However, there is good news with an innovative structure that can actually strengthen a local economy. This good news comes in the form of cooperatives. read more →
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    Flower power blossoms in downtown Basalt expands to C’dale

    By S. Michael Jundt With a diverse resume in the corporate world, Susan Burr, owner of Susan’s Flowers & Gifts, has not always been surrounded with the serenity she finds in her current profession. Originally from St. Louis, Susan graduated from Tulsa University with a degree in graphic design. “Over the past 30 years my design skills,” says Susan, “were used in both the oil and electric industries. I also drew schematics for the aviation world and created package designs for specialty foods.” read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Scuttlebutt, 7/25/13

    Credit-card “Town” mystery solved • Meet the new volleyball coach • Another Sun? • Looking at clouds that way • GarCo fields Komen team read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Letters, 7/18/13

    Shedding some light on shade read more →
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    Shout it out: New library opens on July 20

    In one of the most eagerly awaited dates in recent history, the new Carbondale Branch Library opens at 10 a.m. on July 20. The new library covers 13,000 square feet compared to the old library’s 3,600 square feet. The $5.2 million library was funded by a property tax that was levied after residents voted to form the Garfield County Public Library District in 2006. The district also retains a 1/4-cent sales tax for part of its operating budget, according to GCPLD Director Amelia Shelley. Other libraries have been built, expanded or are planned for the five other towns in the district. read more →
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    Solar Friendly says C’dale is just that

    Solar Friendly Communities has awarded the town of Carbondale a Silver Level certification for adopting “best practices” designed to make it faster, easier and more affordable for residents to go solar. “Carbondale has long been a solar leader…,” said Rebecca Cantwell, senior program director for Solar Friendly Communities. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Letters, 7/24/13

    Join the Dream Team • In response • Shade’s for sharing • Use it, reduce it read more →
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    Trustees continue pot talks

    Carbondale trustees are still a few hits away from putting a fine point on the town’s pot regulations, but they are starting to take shape. At Tuesday night’s work session, trustees indicated they’ll allow retail outlets to cook and sell products such as marijuana-laced brownies, but to do so will probably require a special use permit. The town might establish zone-district “overlays” to determine where retail marijuana stores can and can’t operate. The trustees decided to measure minimum-allowed distances from pot shops to schools as the public would travel them, rather than as the crow flies. The trustees also instructed staff to draft a memo to address the issue of whether to ask voters to put a 5 percent additional sales tax on legally-sold marijuana. read more →