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    Pages of the Past: Crumbling mansions and affordable housing

    Jan. 5, 1978: “The brick house” — arguably the grandest ranch home in the Valley when 300 people arrived on a chartered train for the housewarming in 1908 — was in the process of demolition. Built by Charles Harris (The Journal calls him Davis), one of the lower valley’s first settlers, it cost $12,000 and included 18 rooms, six foot wide stairs, 10 foot ceilings on the first two of three floors and gingerbread ornamentation throughout. read more →
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    Roving reporter: New Year's resolutions

    ’Tis the season for reflection on the past and resolutions for the future. So we asked a few locals who were out and about after the holidays about their plans for 2018. Compiled by Megan Tackett read more →
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    New Year's Eve happenings

    Looking to ring in 2018 right here in Carbondale? Here are some of the offerings we know about. read more →
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    Pills implicated in Carbondale man's death

    One man died and another was hospitalized as a result of apparent overdose on Dec. 28, according to a Carbondale Police Department press release. First responders arrive at a Carbondale home around 5:30 p.m. and found a 30-year-old man dead, the release said. read more →
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    Happy trails to 2017

    There’s no way a single issue can truly capture all the happenings of a year in Bonedale and beyond, but hopefully our 51 other issues have given readers a good sampling. We’ve been in the first row for folks’ highs and lows, tried to branch out without losing the basics and given readers what they want as well as hopefully what they need. The list that follows is far from comprehensive. We have tried to focus on things we felt made the year stand out, as well as those that might have lasting impacts on years to come. We have also tried to hold our remembrance of those passed until the end, while the news of the newborns has yet to be written. read more →
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    Strouds share a family from around the world

    It’s become something of a norm for a kid from another country to be staying with the Strouds, but doesn’t make it any less enriching. “We’ve been doing it so long that the house would feel empty if he didn’t have an exchange student,” noted Tami Stroud who, along with her husband John, has hosted youngsters from France, Germany, Argentina and Austria through Rotary International’s Youth Exchange program. read more →
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    Water buffalo rancher models mobile milking

    Jose Miranda grew up raising Asian water buffalo on his family’s 3,000-acre ranch in the flatlands of central Venezuela. He helped his father care for 500 water buffalo, 100 of which were milking cows, and he made cheese every day. Due to the political and social climate in Venezuela, however, his father sold the ranch. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: ‘To the kids of Carbondale’

    Dec. 22, 1978: Well before his own stint as a trustee, sculptor John Hoffman presented the town with a gift in the form of “Unckle Henry,” a life sized man constructed of railroad spikes bearing the inscription, “To the kids of Carbondale.” It still sits in a section of the Garfield Avenue right-of-way near Sopris Park. read more →
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    Finding recovery through service

    One of the men a group of Jaywalkers encountered on a recent Houston service trip was living in his car after the flooding (the car had also flooded, but it provided better accommodations than his destroyed home). “Insurance wasn’t helping,” said Cordes Symmes, Solutions Program coordinator at the Jaywalker Lodge sober house. “He’s eating mangoes that he’s picked off a tree. He doesn’t know what to do. I can’t imagine how somebody lives like that, [but] you see it.” read more →
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    ‘Shop with a cop’ part of a broader philosophy

    While distrust of law enforcement increases nationwide, Carbondale cops do double duty as notaries, locksmiths, driving instructors and special event security. In an effort to further emphasize that small-town approach, the Carbondale Police Department took it a step further with its first “Shop with a Cop” event. Chief Gene Schilling, Officers Mike Zimmerman and Brandyn Rup and some of the office staff offered needy kids some extra support for the holidays. read more →