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    Local legacy collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns

    To commemorate the museum’s fifth anniversary, Powers Art Center Director Melissa English curated a true crowd pleaser, returning to the original Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns staples in the John and Kimiko Powers Collection.

    “This one is especially close to my heart because it’s the originalread more →

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    Life finds a way on scorched earth

    Even as the Lake Christine Fire continues to smolder within its increasingly secure cage of containment, the areas it first scorched nearly a month ago are already showing signs of recovery.

    The charred landscape just north of Basalt feels post-apocalyptic, but new sprigs of gambel oakread more →

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    As one fire winds down, others flare up

    The Western Slope just can’t catch a break. In addition to the now mostly contained Lake Christine Fire,  inciweb.nwcg.gov is tracking a dozen active blazes on our side of the Divide. 

    The closest to Carbondale is the Cache Creek Fire on Battlement Mesa near Rulison, which was sparked by an… read more →

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    Carbondale enacts water restrictions

    Due to decreasing flows in the Crystal River and due to increasing demands on the Town’s potable water system, the Town Manager is implementing the following restrictions beginning at midnight, Monday, July 30.

    That means: 
    • No outdoor irrigation between 10 a.m.  and 3:00 p.m. 
    • Properties with… read more →

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    Setting the stage for Mountain Fair

    Two weeks ago, artist Lindsay Jones was sitting outside her garden-level apartment in Carbondale with a dozen or more wooden plant-inspired shapes scattered on the ground around her.

    Some as big as six feet around, they were the art pieces for one of her largestread more →

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    Piecing together an angel

    Diane Orlov’s studio space in the Third Street Center is filled with hundreds of carefully stored plates, each harboring glass pebbles in different sizes and colors arranged in different designs. But those plates aren’t the designs’ final destination: they’re pieces that will create a larger whole on anread more →

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    Why a cyclery rolled into Carbondale

    Not many people accidentally stumble into Why Cycles, as you have to successfully navigate the Dolores Way commercial maze in order to find its 2605 address. But those who do are rewarded with offerings of a libation from the coffee bar (which, in addition to a sleek espressoread more →

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    When the music’s over, get on your bike

    Carbondale’s Full Moon Cruise has waxed and waned, but if history is any guide, this month’s Mountain Fair ride is likely to prove particularly bright.

    The last time circumstances so aligned, hundreds of cyclists flooded Main Street right after the slideshow, breaking into several smallerread more →

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    Trustees raise tobacco age, keep marijuana tax

    Having increased regulation of tobacco and decreased taxation for marijuana on the same Board of Trustees agenda seemed like a contrast, but the final outcome on July 24 showed a measure of consistency.

    Several meetings worth of discussion came to fruition with an ordinance increasingread more →

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    Carbondale leads county for 2018 DUI citations

    With the summer festivities and cool mountain nights comes a stern reminder from the Carbondale Police Department to stay safe and refrain from driving while intoxicated.

    The reminder is especially salient here, because Carbondale sees a relatively high rate of DUI citations compared to neighboringread more →

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