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  • Sections: Letters Published

    Response to responses

    Dear Editor:

    The interest and comments on my op-ed have been great! Hearing people’s view so well expressed has rekindled the conversation about Carbondale’s past, present and future. I hope it actively continues for the betterment of us all! My tally so far is thatread more →

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    Seeing the future

    Dear Editor:

    Anybody know what the future of Carbondale is? Got a crystal ball or a Ouija board? I checked the list of Town of Carbondale departments. We have no “Department of the Future”. We do have a planning department. They list a “comprehensive plan”. Itread more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Humpty to remain at library

    Dear Editor:

    We did it!  What started with a little boy donating three quarters of his “safety money” and the Garbarini’s gift of $200, ended with a collection of over $5200 from the Carbondale community to purchase the Humpty Dumpty bronze sculpture that resides outsideread more →

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    An independent caucus

    At the March 22 independent caucus at the Glenwood Springs Library, organizer Randy Fricke said what many of us have known for some time.

    “We are no longer a democracy,” Fricke declared,”We are an oligarchy, governed by corporations, super PAC’s, and the wealthy.”

    Allread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Rekindling lost arts

    Just because Jeremy Wallace wants folks to know how to start a fire with a bow drill or forage for food doesn’t make him a prepper or an anarcho-primitivist.

    “I think at the core it’s just trying to reconnect people with the land,” theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    GlenX awards cash prize to business startup finalist

    Carbondale is revered as an unparalleled jumping off point for adventure and recreation, but “business incubator” is probably not a descriptor most would associate with the outdoorsy mountain town. Local forward-thinking nonprofit GlenX is looking to change that by encouraging valley entrepreneurs. Last week, the organization awarded $10,000read more →

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    Handmakery hosts first exhibit for 88-year-old colorist

    First Fridays are not typically part of Bob Fadely’s social calendar. At 88 years old, he mostly stays at home coloring. But thanks to his favorite hobby and family, April marks his first-ever art exhibit. He’s pleased as punch about it.

    “This is really going toread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    An evening of inspired stories

    Six people will each share a seven-minute story at The Temporary April 5 via Writ Large, a spoken-word performance series curated by Alya Howe of Under Alya’s Umbrella.

    It’s also not the first time the organization has produced an evening at The Temporary — itsread more →

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    Western Slope Veterans to partner with CMC

    When Western Slope Veterans Coalition Founder John Pettit first imagined a partnership with Colorado Mountain College, he thought it would primarily take shape in the form of internship opportunities for the local veterans his organization serves. CMC Chief Operating Officer Matt Gianneschi thought there was a broader scoperead more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: ‘It doesn’t matter if a story’s true or not, just so it’s good.’

    April 7, 1988: Basalt-area oldtimer and former Journal columnist Jake Lucksinger died at the age of 95, prompting reprinted excerpts of some of his “Legends and Lore” — he dropped the “Lies” after the first couple issues because “it doesn’t matter if a story’s true or not, just so it’s good.” read more →