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  • Sections: News Published

    Piecing together an angel

    Diane Orlov’s studio space in the Third Street Center is filled with hundreds of carefully stored plates, each harboring glass pebbles in different sizes and colors arranged in different designs. But those plates aren’t the designs’ final destination: they’re pieces that will create a larger whole on anread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Why a cyclery rolled into Carbondale

    Not many people accidentally stumble into Why Cycles, as you have to successfully navigate the Dolores Way commercial maze in order to find its 2605 address. But those who do are rewarded with offerings of a libation from the coffee bar (which, in addition to a sleek espressoread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    When the music’s over, get on your bike

    Carbondale’s Full Moon Cruise has waxed and waned, but if history is any guide, this month’s Mountain Fair ride is likely to prove particularly bright.

    The last time circumstances so aligned, hundreds of cyclists flooded Main Street right after the slideshow, breaking into several smallerread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees raise tobacco age, keep marijuana tax

    Having increased regulation of tobacco and decreased taxation for marijuana on the same Board of Trustees agenda seemed like a contrast, but the final outcome on July 24 showed a measure of consistency.

    Several meetings worth of discussion came to fruition with an ordinance increasingread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale leads county for 2018 DUI citations

    With the summer festivities and cool mountain nights comes a stern reminder from the Carbondale Police Department to stay safe and refrain from driving while intoxicated.

    The reminder is especially salient here, because Carbondale sees a relatively high rate of DUI citations compared to neighboringread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Water battles and dry heat

    July 27, 1978

    In a story on mid-valley water battles, Don Sky described a turn-of-the-century dispute in which a farmer threatened to shoot another for stealing his water, but missed and was killed by the alleged thief. By ‘78, however, lawyers were the preferred weapon for the purpose,read more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Anna Shook Peleaz

    Anna Shook Peleaz unwillingly, but ever so gently, set her Earthly body down to rest on the morning of July 7, 2018. In the arms of her birth parents, her brother and her beloved husband, she surrendered to the ravages of her cancer and bid farewell to theread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Remembering Dick Sparks and Milo

    This morning we bicycled past a handsome old cabin in Carbondale festooned with an American flag.

    It reminded me of a “cabin” in Boulder — a dilapidated garage, really — where my friend Dick Sparks used to live. He was a music fanatic who ownedread more →

  • Sections: Letters, Opinion Published

    An open letter to our community and the Pitkin County BOCC Regarding the Crystal River to Crested Butte Bike Trail

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:  YOUR COMMENTS ON THE BIKE TRAIL MUST BE SENT TO THE BOCC BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 27TH, 2018.  Please write or email your Commissioners at:

    Temporary Address:

    Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners
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    Two killed, one hospitalized in accident on 133

    A 17-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were pronounced dead on scene of a single-car accident midday July 20 near Redstone on Highway 133, while a 14-year-old in the back seat was transported to Valley View Hospital and later flown to Children’s Hospital, according to State Patrol.

    Traffic is being… read more →