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    Carbondale adopts mask ordinance

    Cloth face coverings are required in businesses and public buildings in Carbondale effectively immediately, following a 6-1 trustee vote on May 19. 

    The ordinance is geared toward indoor establishments and specifically addresses common areas, lobbies and front desks as well as any portions of grocery storesread more →

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    Expect the unexpected with Bonedale Tattoo

    Perfectly placed within an underground hillside, it is easy to be swept away from the outside world at Bonedale Tattoo’s new studio space located at 818 Industry Pl.

    Flanked by massive boulders and encircled with an impressive steel culvert, the studio’s entrance gives off the impressionread more →

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    No longer silence at the libraries

    The libraries were among the first public facilities to reopen this month, and patrons are learning to operate within some substantial limitations. 

    “We feel comfortable with all of the different precautions that are in place, not just for patrons but also for staff,” noted Carbondale Branchread more →

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    Town seeks input on possible new swimming pool

    The town isn’t exactly jumping into the deep end to build a new swimming pool, but it is sticking a toe in the shallow part.

    As a first step, Carbondale residents are being asked to take a public survey to help town officials decide what amenitiesread more →

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    Valley View layoffs jolt the region

    With its recent and sweeping layoffs of 10 percent of its workforce — roughly 40 employees — Valley View Hospital (VVH) has impacted facilities up and down Highway 82. Roaring Fork Family Practice (RFFP), operated by VVH, is one.

    Valley View Chief Executive Officer Dr. Brianread more →

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    The lifeboat of distance learning

    With the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) year drawing to a close — June 4 is the last official day — officials there are gearing up for what might be a mirror image situation in the fall while analyzing possible summer programs.

    No one knows whatread more →

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    Waldorf creatively adapts to the new world

    Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork (WSRF) is known for its unconventional hands on teaching methods; but how does “hands on” happen when the teacher cannot share the same space as the student? Well, it takes not a small amount of ingenuity, a determined team of educators, andread more →

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    Planning for wildfire during COVID-19

    As the heat of summer and fire season both barrel toward the arid West, COVID-19 adds complications to an already delicate situation. Fire restrictions were placed in 11 National Forests and on BLM-managed spaces in 11 counties across Colorado in early April that are not dueread more →

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    To not travel or not — there is no question

    As we settle into this next phase people find themselves questioning what it is they can and can not do. After all, much of what we normally do is limited.

    The uncertainty is jumbled between different jurisdictions which have varying measures to counter the spread ofread more →

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    Basalt nixes $1.8 million land purchase

    Citing budget woes, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously to halt plans to purchase a proposed site for a Public Works Maintenance facility.

    The proposed purchase, although initially recommended for approval, was approved in early February, before the COVID19 pandemic took hold of the country, notedread more →

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    Our Town: Soul Sista Drea holds down the airwaves

    Q: So, let’s dive in! Where are you from?
    A: Carbondale, Colorado. I was born in Aspen and moved down here when I was 7.

    Q: How come you stayed?
    A: Well, I’ve traveled a bit, but my family is still here, I love this community, and I… read more →

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