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  • Sections: News Published

    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 →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Kroger’s never ending sale

    Dear Editor: I can’t believe the way Kroger is jerking around Carbondale about a new City Market. read more →
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    Dog Agility Championships dedicated to local Bill Lukes

    Carbondale’s canine population is going to see quite the boom this weekend, starting Sept. 21: more than 90 dogs of all breeds and sizes will be accompanying their handlers to compete in the Dogs on Course in North America National Dog Agility Championships (DOCNA) at North Face Park. Competitors and their dogs will undergo several timed obstacle-course events, including snakes and ladders, jumpers and time gambles. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Slow is the New Fast: For the love of local farms

    You may have heard there’s an additional polo field going in near the existing one at the Catherine Store intersection. What you might not know is that we’re losing a productive local farm in the process. Why should you care? In this time on the planet, with so much uncertainty about the future coming at us, we do know that we will need to eat. And we will need to grow MUCH more of our food locally as our global food supply is increasingly vulnerable to climate impacts. read more →
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    Trustees hope to get proactive with bear ordinance

    Carbondale's elected leaders decided on Sept. 12 that they need to get a little tougher in enforcing the town's ordinances aimed at requiring local households to have bear-proof containers, though the exact nature of the changes has yet to be decided. At the very least, it appears that starting next spring the town will be requiring local homeowners to have certified bear-proof trash containers and to closely follow the town's schedule for putting the trash out on the street for pickup. read more →