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  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Big boulders in a little hot spring

    March 30, 1978

    Residents up the Crystal Valley expressed concerns that snow plows were increasing avalanche danger on McClure Pass by driving snow and debris off the road and denuding the hillside. Reached for comment, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson denied any such thing was happening andread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    When the well runs dry

    Last week, Sue Rollyson and her neighbors on Red Dog Road up the Crystal woke up without water. The subdivision’s well, which had operated consistently since the 1970s, had run dry.

    “When you are trying to live your normal modern life with no running water,read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Bits & Pieces: Searching for wabi-sabi

    So the other day I dropped into Target. That place is dangerous.

    I need some special superhuman powers just to go in there and come out feeling good about myself. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone in for a few items — say aread more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    What’s happened to VVH?

    Dear Editor:

    Ran into Dr. Greg Feinsinger at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church’s chili cookoff.

    “I want you to write a letter,” Feinsinger said,”about what’s happened to Valley View Hospital.”

    “You mean since the Mennonites gave up control?” Iread more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    No need to change

    Dear Editor:

    I love Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley.

    It’s one of the greatest towns on the Western Slope, filled with intelligent, engaged people from all walks of life. The super wealthy to the dirtbag climbers. Anglos to Hispanic, Tall and shortread more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Thompson Park concerns

    Dear Editor:

    On March 8, a new Thompson Park development plan from Cerise Park, LLC, was presented to Carbondale’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The submission now comprises 45 dwelling units (priced between $600 and 800K) instead of 16 units (the first phase of an anticipated 27read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Ram athletes swing into spring

    There’s no shortage of athletic opportunity at Roaring Fork High School in the spring, and students are taking advantage of it. More than 100 students — roughly a third of the school — are enrolled in baseball, track and field, girls’ soccer or junior varsity girls’ lacrosse.

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  • Sections: News Published

    AVLT Red Hill Project meets funding commitment goals

    The “Save Red Hill” project, a collaborative effort between the Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale, has been funded at $1.35 million. But now that funding is secured, the work is just beginning.

    The project, launched in November 2017, conserves a 25-acre arearead more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Ballot asks voters whether to continue streetscape fund via 2A

    In addition to electing town trustees, voters will be asked whether or not to approve ballot measure 2A, which seeks to extend Carbondale’s streetscape fund through 2030. The fund, which originally passed in 1999 and again in 2010, is the town’s sole dedicated monetary resource for public worksread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: The box

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    March 23, 1978

    Carbondale Middle School Principal Everett Knutson defended the use of a plywood box as a discipline tool even as Superintendent Nick Massaro ordered the device destroyed. Knutson had reportedly asked janitor Bill Bartrem to…

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