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    Locals consider next move as Dakota Access Pipeline moves forward

    A mixture of sorrow, confusion and commitment to further resistance were expressed by activists, in reaction to news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had gone back on a pledge made last December to conduct further environmental reviews of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. On Feb. 7, the Corp announced it would comply with directives from President Donald Trump, canceling any further review and issuing the final permit needed to get the pipeline underway. read more →
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    Final land swap agreement inked

    The controversial land-swap deal known as Sutey-Two Shoes is to be completed on Thursday, Feb. 9, with the signing of final documents by the Wexner family, owners of the Two Shoes Ranch at the base of Mount Sopris, and officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The swap, which has been a source of debates and disputes among local governments and land-conservation advocates since it was first proposed in 2009 by Leslie and Abigail Wexner. Leslie Wexner is an Ohio billionaire, chairman and CEO of the Limited Brands apparel company. read more →
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    Brendlinger settles into his ‘dream job’

    Eric Brendlinger said he and his wife, Patty, were “kicked out” of Aspen 25 years ago when they decided they needed to find something other than seasonal employment, and also a more affordable place to live. He had worked as a ski instructor for the Ski Co., for the Aspen Youth Program, at Colorado Rocky Mountain School and other gigs. A turning point for Eric and his family came when the City of Glenwood Springs hired him as its youth programs director at its recreation center. read more →
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    Wilderness Workshop fumes over natural gas leaks

    The Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, a conservation watchdog group, is still evaluating whether to file a lawsuit challenging recent federal approval for enlarging a compressor station that pumps natural gas into a series of storage wells in the Wolf Creek portion of the Thompson Divide. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in December agreed to permit the changes that would increase the volume of natural gas being pumped into the storage wells, as well as the level of pressure pushing that gas along through the pipes and other infrastructure. read more →
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    A&T "enhancements" causing spotty coverage

    If your AT&T cell phone has been having trouble making or receiving calls the past few days, you're not alone. According to spokesperson Suzanne Trantow, Ma Bell is making enhancements to its network in the Carbondale area, which could cause reception issues in the short term. read more →
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    Mary, John Matchael reflect on Bandar project

    Mary Matchael had to sign a confidentially agreement when Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan’s people hired her to design, create and install artistic windows, doors and other glasswork in his 56,000-square-foot mansion in Starwood in 1991. In other words, she couldn’t grant interviews with the press, or release other information, about her involvement in the project. read more →
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    Dandelion Day plans underway, volunteers needed

    Plans for Dandelion Day 2017 are still evolving, but this much we know: Carbondale’s celebration of one of nature’s most useful plants will take place on May 13 and the Parade of the Species will probably march, slither, hop, stride and clip-clop down Main Street as it has in previous years. As for the ever popular beer garden? read more →
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    Farrar signs on as interim Basalt town manager

    Davis Farrar knows more about local history, and government history, than just about anyone around. That knowledge could come in handy, after Farrar accepted the job of interim Basalt town manager on Tuesday. Basalt’s town manager shuffle started last year when Mike Scanlon left his post. Farrar told the Basalt trustees he has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1979 and served as Carbondale’s town manager for 13 years. read more →
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    Let the sun shine: Fat Friday returns

    Carbondale folks learned something important during the first Fat Friday Mardi Gras parade in 2013. The late afternoon sun in early February funnels itself right down Main Street, shining a spotlight on everything it illuminates and casting long shadows in an almost magical way. read more →
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    Carbondale Fire works to correct diesel spill at Marble station

    An agreement is nearly complete between the Town of Marble and the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District that will allow work to get underway to clean up what fire officials believe is a relatively small diesel spill from tanks at the Marble fire house, according to fire district officials. read more →