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    A local connection for ‘La La Land’

    The story and themes in the musical romance “La La Land” may be straight out of Los Angeles, but the dancing is pure Colorado Western Slope. Or at least, choreographer Mandy Moore is. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: ‘Old Joe’ dies, senior housing moves forward

    Feb. 3, 1977 Old Joe, who apparently amused more folks with his antics than he offended, died of pneumonia the previous Friday at an undetermined age. “He’d been sick for a several days and people urged him to go to the doctor,” but he wouldn’t go,” said the lead story in that week’s newspaper. “He confided to one friend that he was afraid they’d put him away and wouldn’t let him come back to Carbondale.” read more →
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    ‘Ski for Sisu’ fundraiser epitomizes the Spring Gulch spirit

    Dust off your historically inaccurate horned helmets and grab your cross-country skis; “Ski for Sisu” returns to Spring Gulch on Feb. 5. The 25th annual noncompetitive family event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with refreshments, Norse costumes, a silent auction and short course for youngsters. read more →
  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Living with our past

    Research shows that humans may be born with our ancestors’ emotional experiences already imprinted in our genetic makeup. I mean, if we inherit things like eye color, bone structure, and mannerisms, why not emotional conditioning? In theory, this would make each generation better than the last, giving us the psychological tools to cope with anything our ancestors had already overcome. read more →
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    Flag goes up at ‘Stokes Speedway’

    For the first and potentially only time, the “Stokes Speedway” will be open to the public on Feb. 4 for a special Carbondale Clay Center fundraiser. Sponsored by the Stokes family, Carbondale Clay Center, Amoré Realty and Marble Distillery, the event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at Blue Creek Ranch (3220 CR 100, just down the way from Catherine Store) and gives locals a chance to race slot cars on the track that took Jim Stokes more than two years to build. read more →
  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: The New Deep Throat is a Park Ranger?

    During the election, as “fake news” (i.e. propaganda) flew from both the left and the right, I had several conversations with other local journalists about where they get their news and made some personal adjustments and resolutions. read more →
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    A&T "enhancements" causing spotty coverage

    If your AT&T cell phone has been having trouble making or receiving calls the past few days, you're not alone. According to spokesperson Suzanne Trantow, Ma Bell is making enhancements to its network in the Carbondale area, which could cause reception issues in the short term. read more →
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    Mary, John Matchael reflect on Bandar project

    Mary Matchael had to sign a confidentially agreement when Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan’s people hired her to design, create and install artistic windows, doors and other glasswork in his 56,000-square-foot mansion in Starwood in 1991. In other words, she couldn’t grant interviews with the press, or release other information, about her involvement in the project. read more →
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    Dandelion Day plans underway, volunteers needed

    Plans for Dandelion Day 2017 are still evolving, but this much we know: Carbondale’s celebration of one of nature’s most useful plants will take place on May 13 and the Parade of the Species will probably march, slither, hop, stride and clip-clop down Main Street as it has in previous years. As for the ever popular beer garden? read more →
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    Farrar signs on as interim Basalt town manager

    Davis Farrar knows more about local history, and government history, than just about anyone around. That knowledge could come in handy, after Farrar accepted the job of interim Basalt town manager on Tuesday. Basalt’s town manager shuffle started last year when Mike Scanlon left his post. Farrar told the Basalt trustees he has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1979 and served as Carbondale’s town manager for 13 years. read more →