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    Fire restrictions expand upvalley

    White River National Forest and Pitkin County have joined Garfield County and Carbondale in instituting stage one fire restrictions.

    That means no campfires outside designated grates in developed campgrounds, no smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren area free of vegetation,… read more →

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    Biker still missing along 133

    The search for a missing Delta man was ongoing as of press time despite an extensive search in the Crystal Valley over the weekend.

    Robert Geisler, 51, was last seen in Glenwood Springs on May 12, when he ostensibly headed home on his Black 2011read more →

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    Calaway’s community connections commended

    Editor’s note: This story from May is being widely reshared following Calaway’s passing on Dec. 12, 2018. We have very little information at this time, but plan a full feature and/or obituary. A celebration of life will be held in January. 

    When he talks about Carbondale, Jim Calawayread more →

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    Bat biologists look to collaborate with climbers

    “Bat cursing” seems an apt description for the protests Rob Schorr received as he plucked his catch from the net and handed it to Dan Neubaum.

    After a quick examination, the wildlife biologists — representing Colorado State University’s Natural Heritage Program and Colorado Parks and Wildlife,read more →

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    Out of the basement and into the library

    Lacy Dunlavy has student taught in Boulder County, paged through declassified military files in the basement of CU’s Norlin Library and talked Eagle County residents out of their favorite heirlooms. But her new role as Carbondale Branch Librarian is everything she’s been seeking.

    “I wanted aread more →

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    Shoemaker steps down at Wilderness Workshop, Roush to fill his shoes

    In what the organization is calling a “bittersweet moment,” Wildness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker announced his resignation from the position last week — but although the news marks the end of a 21-year run in that role, it doesn’t mean the end of Shoemaker’s involvement with theread more →

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    Snowmass Drive trail moves ahead

    Trustees backed Town staff’s recommendation of the second lowest bid to construct a new pedestrian and bike path between Main Street and Sopris Avenue on the eastern edge of town.

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman expressed his concerns about the lowest bid at the Board ofread more →

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    Wildfire preparedness and a water education event

    Snowpack and water have been all over the news this spring; and now that we’re turning the corner into summer, wildfire could soon be joining those two. All three of these natural elements go hand-in-hand. With this year turning out to be the fourth driest year on record,read more →

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    The handkerchief and the cross

    Editor’s note: In lieu of Pages of the Past this week, we’ve opted to reprint an abridged version of a story from the Dec. 23, 1974 Roaring Fork Review (available for public perusal in its entirety at the Carbondale Branch Library). The predecessor to The Valley Journal andread more →

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    Don’t fear the (teen) dentist

    “Are you scared?” is the first question that Roaring Fork High School senior Leslia Serrano would ask each child as she ushered them out of class for a dental examination — often the first one of their lives.

    Serrano told The Sopris Sun that mostread more →