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    Sun Signs: Capricorn cornucopia

    There’s big energy on the move. In mid-March, Mars ingresses into Capricorn, joining Saturn in the Goat’s sign. The copresence of these two planets in this sign will not go unnoticed, and Mars’ two-month transit will only invigorate the already heavy tenor.

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    Seeking Higher Ground: What I didn't know

    “Financial planning would be far simpler if we came stamped with an expiration date on the bottom.” Thus saith my financial planner.

    True, that.

    I have planned for my “golden years” with the goal of living until 90. But recently, I learned thatread more →

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    Skiing a year-round sport for local teen

    Spring has arrived and ski season is just about over in the Roaring Fork Valley. Temperatures are on the rise and snow levels (what little there was this year) are on the wane.  Ski enthusiasts are packing up and putting their skis in storage until next winter. read more →

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    Carbondale residency is dance troupe’s first all together in U.S.

    For a time, it seemed rehearsing via Skype was the best way to work with the entirety of the company — after all, the Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) is a transnational troupe, with Artistic Director Samar Haddad King in Palestine and Associate Artistic Director Zoe Rabinowitz inread more →

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    Obituary: Jack Real

    Jack Real, 82, died in his sleep on March 16, 2018 in his No Name home.

    A midwestern boy, fond of his meat and potatoes, Jack opened his heart to all he met, but turned a will of steel to social justice issues

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    Neighbors evacuated as Basalt home searched

    An investigation into hazardous bottles in the Roaring Fork River lead to a search at the Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park on the evening of March 16.

    According to a Pitkin County press release, around 40 people from multiple agencies participated in the operation. “In the interest of public… read more →

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    UN club helps cultivate model citizens at RFHS

    The Roaring Fork High School Model United Nations club came home from New York with a concrete victory: the students representing Cote d’ Ivoire — or the Ivory Coast in English — cosponsored a resolution regarding the protection and safety of journalists, and three of their proposals maderead more →

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    Learn to love monsters with ‘The Voices Project’

    “Blame is a monster I can’t seem to kill off,” sophomore Daniela Rivera observes in a deeply personal vignette she will perform as part of “The Voices Project” — an interdisciplinary, multi-school performance which takes place March 16 and 17 at Thunder River Theatre.

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    A beautiful place at odds with its own future

    I love Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley!

    Where else can you find four known rivers converging, Mt. Sopris’ constant vigil over us all and cattle walking down Main Street? The mix of friendly and caring folks all around gives somewhat of a mirror imageread more →

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    On healthcare, is national improved Medicare for all the best answer?

    Amid ongoing efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), and after rejection of Colorado’s state-level single-payer plan, the United States struggles to determine its healthcare future. Meanwhile, premiums, deductibles, and other forms of cost sharing continue to rise for those fortunate enough to have insurance. Companies,read more →