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  • Sections: News Published

    Local nonprofits innovate, celebrate amid daunting numbers

    What leads someone to give or not to give are often highly personal reasons.

    But when Giving USA released its annual report on philanthropy last month showing a 1.7-percent decline in overall giving, Colorado Nonprofit Association President and CEO Renny Fagan wasn’t entirely surprised. The associationread more →

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    Town commits to senior housing upgrades

    Carbondale’s elected leaders signed on the dotted line in their support for local, affordable senior housing this week, formally accepting the task of financial oversight of roughly $1 million in repairs, improvements and upgrades to the buildings and facilities of the Crystal Meadows senior housing complex on Hendrickread more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Bridging the divide

    When I hear about people talking about the partisan divide in the country, I feel like the conversation often drifts to thoughts of Alabama vs. California or hoping Colorado will turn all red or all blue in a presidential election year. But in 2016, even ol’ liberal California had a… read more →

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    An updated historic walking tour of downtown Carbondale

    The Carbondale Historical Society has long offered a brochure with information on local landmarks, but until recently it mostly only included information you can already get on the plaques around town. Society President recently revamped the tour with the local “Hiking through Colorado’s Past” meetup group as a test… read more →

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    High-speed internet goes live in Mid and Crystal River valleys

    Beginning July 1, new broadband (high-speed internet) service will be available to residents of the Crystal River Valley, areas of Old Snowmass and in the mid-valley El Jebel area.

    Improvements to Pitkin County’s existing mountaintop tower sites have made it possible for high-speed internet providers to serve rural… read more →

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    The Bard comes to Basalt

    After a 12-year run in Aspen, the Hudson Reed Ensemble is moving Shakespeare in the Park to Basalt this summer.

    HRE Artistic Director Kent Reed said the move was a year in the making and was necessary because of the loss of rehearsal and performance space in Aspen.… read more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    I’m glad I knew you when I was young

    If you aren’t surrounded by people who knew you as a child, I’m not sure I can quite explain why it’s a big deal that Jerry Pluger is moving away. Of course, I’m going to try anyway.

    I missed the opportunity to write the story onread more →

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    Local remote worker reflects on global service

    It was March 8, and all outgoing flights from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport had been grounded due to inclement weather. That didn’t stop Cathy Massey from convincing her husband to drive her to Denver International Airport so she could catch her flight to Quito, Ecuador.

    “I calledread more →

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    Our Town: Debi Boyle steps back from LIFT-UP

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with Debi Boyle, the outgoing pantry manager at the Carbondale LIFT-UP food distribution center.read more →

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    Fighting fire with drones

    The Carbondale Rural and Fire Protection District has a new team member. It can fly 1,500 feet high up to five miles away, detect heat and relay crystal-clear video, and can communicate with audio.

    No, Superman was not looking for a part-time retirement gig after relocating to River… read more →