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    Pages of the Past: Darien reflects on teaching, Corthell on the weather

    March 24, 1977: Margaret Darien (neé Letey) announced her retirement after a teaching career spanning 50 years. “I’d like to teach a couple more years if I could,” she told the Valley Journal, but the school district – which didn’t even exist when she started teaching – had instituted a mandatory retirement age. read more →
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    CORE & City of Aspen opt for art over ‘doom and gloom’

    About 30 people from all around the Roaring Fork Valley made the trip to Ashcroft on March 18 and 19 for a public art project with an environmental slant. Organized by the Community Office of Resource Efficiency (CORE) as part of its brand new “High Five” approach, the project centered on the vision of California artist Sonja Hinrichsen. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Geeking out over astronauts and art

    Any space geeks out there? As an independent artist and illustrator (living and working here in Carbondale) I find the subject of space fascinating. I suppose I “geek out” on it occasionally through my artwork since astronauts, constellations, and rockets make semi-frequent appearances in my paintings. read more →
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    Ram kickers go 2-1 following Vail loss

    Vail Mountain ended Roaring Fork’s two-game, season opening winning streak with a decisive 5-0 soccer win at home on March 18. “They (Vail Mountain) were last year’s state tournament runners up,” said head coach Nick Forbes after the game. Unfortunately, the Rams not only lost the game, they lost sophomore-starting defender Solana Teitler to a season-ending injury. Forbes said that going into a “defensive 50/50 tackle” she collided with the defender through the ball and fractured her femur above the knee. “Her first question was ‘did they score’,” Forbes told The Sopris Sun. read more →
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    Community Partnership Development moves forward

    Roaring Fork School District no longer needs money or even, strictly speaking, approval from the Town of Carbondale to build a staff housing complex on Third Street, but that won’t stop RFSD from trying to live up to the “Community Partnership” name. The Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission certainly found little to object to as the Roaring Fork School District voluntarily went through the standard approval process on March 16, while the sole public comment came down to questions more than objections. read more →
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    Third Street work expected to last through Memorial Day

    The contractor in charge of Carbondale’s $493,000 renovation and rearranging of South Third Street went to work on Tuesday, following a one-day delay caused by late delivery of traffic control equipment, according to Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman. The work is expected to continue into late May, Schorzman told The Sopris Sun, according to a schedule set by the contractor, Johnson Construction of Rifle. read more →
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    Cobalt & Curry takes over from tylerWARE

    Call it small-town serendipity, Carbondale style. Rebecca Wilson moved from Lexington, Virginia to Carbondale last October to be closer to her children and grandchildren. After settling into Carbondale she decided it was “time to find some work.” Wilson mentioned this to her chiropractor, Dr. Lauren Whitaker at LUX Wellness. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Coal mining, gardening and stolen boas

    March 17, 1977: More than 70 people turned out at the Redstone Inn for a public meeting about Mid-Continent coal mining operations west of town. Unlike more rancorous such meetings in the past, this time both sides expressed their opinions and observations in a fairly civilized manner. One main issue: whether off-and-on pollution of the Crystal River via Coal Creek was due to coal mining, or the “erodibility” of Coal Basin. read more →
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    ‘Panic! Pánico!’ at Basalt High School

    It’s not exactly a play, or a dance recital or even a variety show. “It’s one of a kind,” Renee Prince, artistic director for budding nonprofit VOICES, said of Basalt High School’s “Panic!” performance. Technically, it probably falls under the umbrella of “devised theatre” – a mix of formats with some “connective tissue” on common themes. In this case, it’s about fear and it’s impact on us, told without a script, just once at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Basalt High School. read more →
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    Rio Grande Trail Access Control Plan rolls ahead

    A controversial plan for limiting and controlling uses along the Rio Grand Trail, a 34-mile ribbon of asphalt used by bicyclists, hikers and other non-motorized travelers between Glenwood Springs and Woody Creek, is headed for a vote of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's board of directors in about a month. In the interim, area governments that are members of RFTA are expected to study the draft ACP and make any additional comments, beyond previous comments that were made over the past couple of years, on the proposed Access Control Plan (ACP). read more →