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    Pages of the Past: Tax hikes, smoking ban, battling teens and Marketplace

    March 10, 1977: Garfield County tried to persuade the state government to give the county a pass on paying about a $4 million increase in property taxes due to a rise in the county’s assessed valuation of commercial, residential and industrial property, which was estimated at a rise in individual tax payments of 29 percent over the year before. read more →
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    Judge weighs in on easement dispute near Satank Bridge

    As the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) continues the lengthy process of updating its controversial Access Control Plan governing the Rio Grande Trail, the agency recently reached a tenuous and perhaps only temporary truce with one of the private property owners who lives next to the trail. Amy Fulstone, owner of the Confluence Lodge located near the juncture of the Roaring Fork and Crystal rivers, reached a sort of stand-off with RFTA in a federal court case last year. read more →
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    RFHS spring sports underway

    An old Roaring Fork High School spring sports observation goes something like this: There’s a good chance the weather for any given baseball game will be colder than any football game in October or November. You can also add girls soccer and lacrosse, and co-ed track to the mix. The month of March shows up most brutally, with snow, freezing train and wind sometimes postponing games or sending practices inside to the gym. read more →
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    Basalt makes Great 8, Rams sent home

    The Basalt High School Longhorns made this week’s Great 8 in the state 3A boys' basketball tournament with a pair of convincing wins over the weekend. Meanwhile, #2 seed Manitou Springs sent the Roaring Fork Rams home with a 56-54 win on Saturday. read more →
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    CRES hopes to land on feet after enrollment hurdle

    February 21 was a rough day at Crystal River Elementary School. That’s when Principal Matt Koenigsknecht had to break the news to certain teachers that their current jobs won’t exist next year. It’s a counterintuitive conundrum for a school that has otherwise made tremendous strides with significantly improved test scores and a new sense of identity around “project-based” learning. read more →
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    Serving up an education with ‘Ladles of Love’

    Second-grader Abraham Marlow walked into the art room at Crystal River Elementary School (CRES) and found a set of salt and pepper shakers he had glazed the week before. He clutched the smooth ceramic shakers and gazed admiringly at the kiln-fired speckles of blue, pink, yellow and green. read more →
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    RFHS students represent Botswana, others at Model UN

    Starting on March 9, two dozen students from Roaring Fork High School – along with three adult teacher-chaperones – will join more than 2,000 other high schoolers in New York City for five days of simulated high-intensity diplomacy and (they hope) a good dose of sightseeing fun in the Big Apple. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Subdivisions, smokers and schools

    March 3, 1977: The first lots were slated for sale in the Crystal Village subdivision – a 70 acre Planned Unit Development anticipated to house between 1,200 and 1,500 people. Although it has since been surpassed by River Valley Ranch, it was then the largest ever addition to the Town of Carbondale, comprising most of the homes on the west side of Highway 133 from Hendrick Drive to Oak Run, as well as two parks and 12 acres of professional, commercial or multifamily space along W. Main Street. read more →
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    Carbondale Clay Center features ‘Pairings’

    First Friday (March 3) celebrates the Carbondale Creative District as a whole, while the Carbondale Clay Center also presents its annual “Pairings.” The event allows folks to pair ceramic cups created by more than 30 local and national artists with handcrafted local and state beverages. After two years of holding “Pairings” offsite, the Clay Center is bringing the fund-raiser back to its gallery/studios spaces at the east end of Main Street. read more →
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    Robbery suspects held on $100,000 bond

    The two men suspected of robbing a Carbondale convenience store at gunpoint on Feb. 16, and then leading area law enforcement officials on a two-day chase through the back-country near Basalt, remain in the Garfield County Jail while awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery. The two men, Nicholas Ameral and Benjamin Weeks, who are cousins and both 19 years old, were arrested on Feb. 22 during a traffic stop in Basalt. read more →