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  • Sections: Letters Published

    Boat ramp gets spring cleaning

    Dear Editor: An 8:30am start, coffee, pastries, fruit, rock bars, loppers, pole saws, waders, willows, award-winning bread pudding and more. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Lives of the rich and infamous

    I don’t “get” this country’s fascination with the rich and famous. Years ago, I spent a summer living with former in-laws at the top of Coldwater Canyon above Beverly Hills. On our outings, my beloved mother-in-law would elbow me and eagerly whisper, “Look, that’s Warren Beatty!” Or whoever. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Board of Adjustment continues appeal for 728 Euclid

    The Carbondale Planning & Zoning Commission, acting as the Board of Adjustment on May 11, instructed staff to craft “findings” — the first step in a process that could lead to a building permit denial at 728 Euclid. Carbondale building official John Plano issued a building permit to Pat Kiernan to construct a 4,455-square-foot house on his 7,040-square-foot lot in March, but several neighborhood residents protested the issuance, leading to the May 11 Board of Adjustment meeting. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Bonedale Bike Week is well-rounded fun for all

    Let’s unofficially roll out the ninth annual Bonedale Bike Week, coming up May 20-25, with some bicycle trivia, courtesy “Bicycle: The History” by David Herlihy and “The World Almanac Book of Records: First, Feats, Facts & Phenomena” by Mark Young. • The term “bicycle” was not introduced until the 1860s, when it was coined in France to describe a new kind of two-wheeler with a mechanical drive. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale imports, exports dance

    Carbondale’s dance scene has been going through some busy times lately, at least as far as the Dance Initiative organization, housed in the Launchpad facility on S. Fourth Street, is concerned. A series of planned artistic events, classes in the local schools and now a move by the dance group’s founder, Peter Gilbert, to help re-energize the struggling Glenwood Center for the Arts in Glenwood Springs are all part of Dance Initiative’s growing presence in the lower Roaring Fork Valley. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Town feuds with fire district

    May 19, 1977: The Town of Carbondale, and the Carbondale Fire District, were feuding over the ownership of the district’s headquarters building at 76 S. Second Street (currently KDNK). The fire district claimed it is the building’s rightful owner, and the town should pay fair market value for it, which it said was $5,000. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Unitarians announce immigration sanctuary program

    The Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists in Carbondale are prepared to become the valley's first sanctuary church, although at this point there in no one in line to seek their sanctuary. The program was announced publicly at an interfaith “vigil” in Glenwood Springs on Mother's Day, May 14. Rev. Shawna Foster, the minister of the TRUU, is also a politically active participant in other social-justice causes, such as the recent mission to send of goods and assistance from Carbondale to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Local scholarships have students’ backs

    Local organizations announced $128,000 in financial aid for Roaring Fork High School students at scholarship night on May 15 as their proud parents listened to the litany. Though many of those present gave a great deal of credit to counselor Andrea Caruso, she was humble as she addressed the assembly. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Fatal wreck prompts mourning, warnings, arrest

    The tire tracks traced the upward slope of the hill and veered across the road to where a group of teens stood by a broken fence, a rough wooden cross and a steadily growing floral memorial on the lip of a 200 foot drop. School had just let out on May 15, and friends of 17-year-old Ayleen Ruiz Alvarado had come to pay their respects at the site of the car accident that had claimed her life and sent five others to the hospital the night before. The accident on the evening of May 14 — Mother’s Day — was all too reminiscent of the other incidents that have marred graduation season here and elsewhere, right down to the spot on Thompson Creek Road (CR 108) known as Sweet Hill. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Teachers don’t strike, but students stage walkout

    May 10, 2007: Students at Roaring Fork High School staged a walkout in response to what they viewed as the forced resignation of longtime teacher Jill Knaus — part of a broader trend of teacher turnover. “Our school has lost its meaning — it is education,” said senior Jay Engstrom. “A lot of… the most important teachers in our school are being pushed away when we need them.” read more →