• Sections: Letters Published

    Banks, how many?

    Dear Editor: Carbondale has three banks. First Bank wants to put a new branch here. Does Carbondale need four banks? People are thinking: How can I even pose such a question? If somebody wants to put another business in our town, lucky us! The more the merrier. read more →
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    RFTA Access Control Plan back before board

    The controversial Access Control Plan (ACP) or the Rio Grande Trail right-of-way is expected to win final approval by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board May 11, according to recent statements by RFTA’s CEO, Dan Blankenship.If it is approved, that will bring to an end nearly two years of wrangling over the document, which is meant to lay out RFTA’s policies regarding crossings and land uses along the trail right-of-way. read more →
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    A small town project

    Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Pat Kiernan's building project at 728 Euclid Avenue, Carbondale. His project is an exciting possibility for Carbondale as it supports both the need for additional housing and the intent of the energy efficiency goals of the town. Mr. Kiernan’s project meets the UDC and building code and its resource efficient design aligns with Carbondale's environmental goals. read more →
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    Ram baseballers roll as season closes

    The Roaring Fork baseball squad is on a heavy-hitting roll, out scoring its opponents 30-6 in the last three games, while chalking up wins of 13-3, 11-1 and 6-2 since April 29.The Rams are paced by sophomore Layne Crisp with a .432 batting average and nine runs batted in (RBI), juniors Ralph Good and Drew Broadhurst (.434/13 RBI, and .346/9 RBI with two homeruns, respectively), and senior Aldo Pinela at .362, eight RBI’s and one home run. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    One big happy planet

    Dear Editor: I enjoyed Nicolette Toussaint's look at various ways of measuring quality of life and well-being. One of my favorites is the Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows “the relative efficiency with which nations convert the planet’s natural resources into long and happy lives for their citizens.” read more →
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    Missing millennials

    Dear Editor: I marched for science on April 22 and for the climate on April 29. Looking around, I saw something disturbing: nothing but gray haired, wrinkly skinned Baby Boomers. Where were the Millennials? It's their future we were marching for. We're all going to be dead before we turn this planet into a smoldering cinder. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: An easy ride

    Life is hard. Anyone over 30 knows this. But what may take more than thirty years to realize, is that it’s not supposed to be easy. The whole point is to face each disaster with a graceful attitude because character is formed by learning how to handle all the obstacles and overcome the pain, anger and resentment they cause read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale robbery suspect implicated in Las Vegas murder

    The young man authorities believe wielded the gun in an armed robbery in Carbondale on Feb. 16 is now wanted on charges of murder and other offenses related to a case in Las Vegas, Nevada, police say. But robbery suspect Benjamin Weeks remains in jail in Glenwood Springs, while authorities work out this latest series of charges affects his status across jurisdictions in two states. read more →
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    Citizens seek access to their public officials

    U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) would have gotten an earful on April 21 in Glenwood Springs, had he stopped to chat with protesters outside the Hotel Colorado demanding that he hold Town Hall meetings with constituents rather than restricting himself to private fundraising gatherings with supporters. The senator was in town as a guest at a Garfield County Republican Party dinner, meant to raise money for local party candidates. Gardner, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2015, has not held a Town Hall meeting for constituents during the most recent Congressional recess, which ran from April 10-21, or apparently during previous 2017 recess sessions, according to his critics and his website. read more →
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    ‘Purple Plastic Purse’ play promotes participation

    Get your kids hooked on theater early with “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” part of Thunder River Theatre Company’s ongoing effort to engage new audiences. Based on the beloved children’s book series, directed by Wendy Moore and starring Jennetta Howell as the titular character, it runs April 29-30 at 4 p.m. and May 13-14 at both 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and is perfect for youngsters ages five to 10 and their families. It’s a refreshing challenge for Moore to dabble in theatre for children — albeit with adult actors. “The principals are the same,” she noted. “I try to make children’s theater as real as adult theater.” read more →