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    Mutt & Jeff: Scenes from work

    My father and I started a painting company years ago, at one point trying to talk businesses into letting us repaint their signs. Once, we parked in front of a meat-packing plant in Loveland, Colo. I went into the office while Dad stayed out in the car toread more →

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    CRES celebrates Bike Week

    It’s bike week in Carbondale. Third grader Emily Espinosa Guzman and her fellow CRES students got an early start with a safety class.… read more →

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    Pot planted downtown

    Someone placed at least six live cannabis plants in Main Street pots and planters on May 16, though most were swiftly removed.

    According to Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, planting marijuana on public property is at least a code violation.  “It’s required to be secured and it has to be… read more →

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    Let’s celebrate The Sun’s strength

    “To me, it’s unbelievable that somebody would be so naïve as to believe you can cut the heart out of a newspaper and still think it’s going to survive.”

    – Dean Singleton, former owner of The Denver Post, upon his May 4 resignation as chairmanread more →

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    Ogilbys turning out to be a family of fish

    It’s hard to say where the swimming legacy in the Ogilby family begins and ends. On one hand, it traces back at least as far as 1933 Illinois state freestyle champion Trahern Ogilby. On the other, it’s his great-granddaughters — Amélie, 12, and Laia, 9 — who haveread more →

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    TRUU Reverend arrested at Poor People’s Campaign in D.C.

    Reverend Shawna Foster had prepared an impassioned sermon for the Two Rivers Unitarians on Sunday in case she couldn’t be there to deliver it in person. She knew she would likely be arrested at the Poor People’s Campaign launch on Monday, May 14 in Washington, D.C. It wouldn’tread more →

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    Drama returns to RFHS with whodunit

    It took weeks to clean out the set shop. Then the props didn’t arrive on time. But the show will go on, and it will be epic — after all, it’s the first production from the first Roaring Fork High School official drama program in years.

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    Ram tracksters head to state

    At Roaring Fork High School, geometry and physics are as much a part of track and field as the physical act of running. Coach Ryan Erickson makes sure of it.

    “I just love the technical aspect of the sport,” he said, crouching over his measurementread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Becoming a hunter

    The sharp flinty cluck-cluck of a hen turkey rang out in the cool morning air, and was mimicked perfectly by my guide Dick Severin, sitting beside me in our hunting blind. I held my 20 gauge shotgun, loaded and cocked, the barrel resting on a tripod and justread more →

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    Volunteers help mustangs thrive in northwestern Colorado

    Piceance Mustangs is not just the name of a wild horse herd in northwest Colorado. It’s also the name of a new outfit that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) do a better job taking care of that herd. The group, comprised of volunteers from all overread more →