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  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees discuss fate of aging shopping center

    Local government agencies may soon move to acquire and redevelop a small, 50-year-old shopping plaza that sits at the northern edge of Carbondale, and that long has been viewed as an eyesore by some or a historical bit of “messy vitality” by others. Carbondale’s Board of Trustees talked over a broad array of topics Tuesday night at a work session, ranging from ideas about what to do concerning the dilapidated wood-shell shopping center on Highway 133… read more →
  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Insults win the presidency

    Dear Editor: Hearing the democrats stretching to understand what they did so wrong that Trump got elected, I remember Jeb Bush inadvertently exposing Don’s strategy. He told Trump that he could not insult his way to the presidency. Trump smiled, looked up, then left and right in an un-worded reply of ‘we’ll see’. read more →
  • Sections: Opinion Published

    More to tax than oil

    Dear Editor: The thought that Garfield County is sending money to a Texas concern to promote the oil and gas industry while closing down our libraries for lack of funds sickens me. Libraries are essential to any community. What price do you put on the public’s access to knowledge? read more →
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    Teens harness tech for better restaurant recommendations

    This week, a local entrepreneur and his team are taking the next step toward launching an innovative new app with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign. In addition to raising at least $5,000 to get GoRound off the ground, they hope it will demonstrate widespread interest in a different kind of dining app. Already, the company is incorporated as an LLC, with officers in markets around the country. read more →
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    P&Z and advisory boards: the town’s work horses

    Up until a few years ago, the town trustees didn’t always know what their advisory boards were up to. Sometimes, the advisory boards’ plans didn’t “align” with the trustees’, Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington told The Sopris Sun. The upshot was that on at least one occasion, an advisory board spent an entire year heading in one direction, and it didn’t head back in the right direction until the trustees figured out what was up and reined it in. read more →
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    Retiring officer Mark Luttrell celebrates 29 years with C’dale PD

    With police officer and firefighter Mark Luttrell preparing for retirement, Carbondale is losing a fixture of late nights downtown who sought to defuse situations before they started. “I always saw my position as more of a peace officer than a law enforcement officer,” he said. “I loved working with the Carbondale people.” That’s not to say he hasn’t seen some action in three decades on the force. He was on scene for some of the area’s worst disasters like the MidContinent mine explosion, South Canyon Fire, and Rocky Mountain Natural Gas blow up. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Steel strikes, gun play

    Jan. 15, 1987 The Valley Journal reported a 24-week strike by United Steel Workers of America in eight states appeared to be nearing resolution, which would send Mid-Continent coal miners in the Number 1 mine back to work. Mid-Continent’s Number 1 mine had been idled because coal from that operation was shipped to the Geneva Works steel mill in Utah, whose workers were union members. The article also pointed out shipments to South Korean customers had jumped by 90,000 tons in January, causing the recall of 50 miners. read more →
  • Sections: Opinion Published

    What it’s like to be a feminist in the Year of the Cock

    It’s 2017, the Chinese Year of the Cock, and the ERA still has not been ratified (written by Alice Paul in 1923, passed by Congress in 1972, still not ratified by the required minimum of 38 states to become part of our constitution). Some say it’s not necessary because women already have the right to vote, but this is about more than voting. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Town adds to cemetery capacity with land swap

    Not everyone is as cavalier with their bodies after they wear out as iconic folk singer John Prine. Some prefer to be planted in a cemetery and let it go at that. In any case, the Carbondale Board of Trustees and town staffers determined more than a year ago they’d better start scouting around for more ground to handle more graves because Hillcrest Cemetery (White Hill) plots are sold out, and Evergreen Cemetery on 8th Street sees more and more grave markers every year. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    County Road 106 right-of-way debate resurfaces

    Neighbors of Colorado Rocky Mountain School outside Carbondale this week told the Garfield County Commissioners that they were concerned that the school has not lived up to its side of a bargain about public use of a county road that cuts through the campus. read more →