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  • Sections: Letters Published

    CMS tops Project Citizen

    Dear Editor: Two months ago a group of four students from Carbondale Middle School started their journey to a state wide competition in Denver. This idea started as a question: how can we best help the immigrant community in Carbondale? read more →
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    Keep ’em out

    Dear Editor: I propose we build a wall along our southern border. No, not the national border to keep out Mexicans, but Colorado’s southern border to keep out Texans. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Death and Vanity Fair

    What really matters at the end of this life; is it fame? Fortune? The one with the most magazine subscriptions wins? In the end, I think it’s the memories. It comes down to how you make others feel because only through the living does our legacy endure. I like the idea that we’re all in this together and at the end we reconnect in stardust. This thought brings me an easy-going, off-the-hook, peace of mind. Like one of my favorite quotes by Ogden Nash- “There is not a shred of evidence that life is serious.” So, I might as well do what makes me feel accomplished and have a little fun along the way. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: No shortage of controversy over the decades

    May 26, 1977: Mayor John Fleet denied that there was any sort of feud brewing between the Town of Carbondale and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District. May 22, 1997: An old dispute over access to the undeveloped Te Ke Ki and Aspen Crystal River Estates subdivisions found new head when a local ranch manager plowed berms into the road south of Catherine Store. read more →
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    Public weighs in on Prince Creek biking improvements

    Nearly 60 people showed up at Carbondale Town Hall on May 17 to talk about plans for parking and other proposed improvements to an increasingly popular mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails system along Prince Creek Road south of town. In addition, more than 80 people submitted written comments to the Pitkin County Open Space & Trails Department’s website, mostly thanking the county for dealing with the situation but also offering numerous suggested changes based on their individual experiences and understanding of the issues involved. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    How Roaring Fork became a school of jazz

    Mark Gray sits on a stool in front of roughly 30 students whose chairs form an arc filling the band room at Roaring Fork High School (RFHS). Behind him is a whiteboard with the lines of a musical staff imprinted on one portion alongside handwritten calendar dates denoting “Battle of the Bands,” a May 31 dinner, and the school’s graduation — remaining dates of the band’s concerts. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Beyond a shadow of a doubt

    Dear Editor: It is with great gratitude that we write this letter on behalf of Carbondale Middle School eighth-graders and their teachers to the many businesses in the valley that allowed students to gain an extremely memorable real-world experience in various careers on Friday, May 12th. read more →
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    Crystal Trail Conservancy

    Dear Editor: An advocacy group proposing appropriate and sustainable trail alignment in the Crystal River Valley was formally announced last week at the Crystal Caucus meeting in Redstone. read more →
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    Trump’s no friend to environment

    Dear Editor: The environment is deteriorating. This is not merely a popular opinion; this is a fact. The environment is deteriorating, and this is in large part due to human interaction with the environment. We have made a mess. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    The egalitarianism of the old days

    I immigrated to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1970. I came for the skiing and had a job waiting for me as a truck driver. I could no longer deal with living in the growing metropolis of Seattle, so I left for four years in the Army (mostly in small towns in Europe), and spent a few months at a ski area in California. read more →