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  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale Fire replaces two board members

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protect District has two new faces on its board: ordinance officer Gretchen Stock-Bell and former mayor Michael Hassig, who will also serve as the new secretary/treasurer. The pair were chosen from among three applicants to fill the seats left open by Carl Smith and Lou Eller, both of whom have moved out of the district. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Leash the hounds

    Dear Editor: It is truly frightening to have an unleashed dog aggressively approach you. read more →
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    The unsolved case of the Dead Iron Mule

    Near Marble, up rock-and-mud County Road 3 just past the Outward Bound facility, lies the North Lost Trailhead. It is one of the less-travelled entrances into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, and for good cause. It is hard to spot, for starters. But it is also steep and overgrown and requires at least two substantial creek crossings and does not offer any immediately gratifying views, the kind prized by typical day hikers. read more →
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    A marvelous trip thanks to Moondance

    For fourteen days last July, myself and eleven other students from across the country, embarked on an adventure of a lifetime through the rocky Dolomite mountains on a Moondance trip. Moondance Adventures is an adventure travel company for middle and high school students with trips in five different continents, seventeen countries and eleven states in the US. The program’s philosophy incorporates a strong belief in the power of the outdoors with the ideas of positivity and “living in the moment.” read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Malcontent miners and train trials

    Sept. 22, 1977: Mid-Continent miners were back at work after a one day walkout over uncompleted shower facilities. The bathhouse had been destroyed in a flash flood over the summer, and Ma Mid had apparently promised to have them done by the previous week. read more →
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    Annual reunion brings out alumni of all ages

    In 1960, Carbondale Union High School and Basalt High School came together under one roof and became Roaring Fork High School. The arrangement only lasted for two years while Basalt’s facilities were improved, but it left a lasting impression in Carbondale. The high school, now two buildings along, still has the conjoined name, mascot (Rams rather than Bulldogs) and colors (Blue and gold instead of blue and white). read more →
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    Out of the saddle and onto the mat

    WindWalkers is probably best known for the therapeutic riding it runs year round on Missouri Heights, but some of its most important work takes place outside the arena. “It goes well beyond the physical component,” Executive Director Gabrielle Greeves explained. “When you create health for one, you create the ability for them to engage in and heal the entire community.” read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Beach front property going cheap

    Psst, wanna buy some coastal property? Despite the news of Harvey and Irma, I was surprised to learn that the husbands of two of my friends do—in Florida no less! Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised. The Yale Program on Climate Communication has found that nationally, while 69 percent of Americans think that global warming is real and dangerous, only 42 percent think it will harm them personally. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    See what the Masons built

    Dear Editor: I’m writing this letter to encourage your readers to attend the Glenwood Masonic Lodge’s 130th Anniversary Celebration. read more →
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    Dandelion Market celebrates grand reopening on Sept. 23

    The Dandelion Market, Carbondale’s community food co-op grocery store that features locally grown produce and organic and natural foods, is celebrating its grand re-opening with a community Bonanza on Saturday, Sept. 23. The market is conveniently located at 1310 Highway 133, next to Rhumba Girl Liquors and across the road from Wells Fargo Bank. The event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., and will include store specials, door prizes, activities, music and a potluck lunch. read more →