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    KDNK/Zanca program empowers local youth

    There are 168 hours in a week. KDNK broadcasts something for every one of those hours, but there are five hours in particular that are very unusual in the broadcast landscape. KDNK partners with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP), a separate non-profit, to provide training and opportunity to local youth in community broadcasting. Our collaboration is now 14 years in the making. read more →
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    Carbondale students learn about importance of wilderness

    Students from Roaring Fork High School and Carbondale Community School were among approximately 150 that attended EcoFlight’s “The Value of Wilderness” seminar at Aspen High School on Nov. 8. Presenters included Sloan Shoemaker of Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, and local author and founder of Huts for Vets, Paul Andersen. read more →
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    Linda Halloran: A garden legacy at CRMS

    The harvest may be over, but if you visited the Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) garden on one of these crisp November days, you’d find Linda Halloran as busy as ever, putting that rich ground to bed for the winter one last time. After 15 years at the helm of a school gardening program that has become a national model, she plans to hang up her keys to the CRMS greenhouse — and the skid-steer — for good on Dec. 31. read more →
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    Fire district ballot question fails

    A ballot question asking Carbondale Fire District residents to more than double their property tax mill levy failed in Tuesday’s election with 1,515 (57 percent) casting “no” votes and 1,133 (43 percent) casting “yes” votes. read more →
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    Voters reject fire district mill levy hike

    After approving a temporary tax hike two years ago, Carbondale Fire District voters rejected a permanent property tax mill levy hike 57 percent to 43 percent on Tuesday, setting the stage for probable staff cuts and other budget reductions in 2014. “No matter what, we’ll (still) have to dip into our reserves,” fire district board member Michael Kennedy told The Sopris Sun. read more →
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    Lisa’s Hot Mess constantly evolving

    “The bar is open!” declares the nattily dressed gorilla, togged out in coat and tie and reflective sunglasses. This gorilla, name unknown, is featured in all the ads for Lisa’s Hot Mess at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, as well as on the restaurant’s wall. The bar he is referring to is the latest addition to the restaurant, which has been owned by Lisa Hook for about two years. She does all the cooking and creates the menus, which are “constantly evolving.” Lisa says she has been in the restaurant business for 30 years and was manager at The Brickyard in Rifle before coming to Carbondale. read more →
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    Glenwood Springs school moving toward project-based learning

    (This article is the second of a two-part series on the transformation process at Glenwood Springs Elementary School). While the Re-1 school district’s visioning process has encouraged community members to begin dreaming about possible changes in our schools, Glenwood Springs Elementary School has already embarked on a path of significant change. read more →
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    Rams close but fall in State Tournament

    Manitou nips Roaring Fork 56-54 read more →
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    Dia de los Muertos procession returns for First Friday

    The annual Dia de los Muertos procession and performances return to Carbondale for First Friday on Nov. 1, as the Crystal Theatre brings in Woody Allen’s new film and the Main Street Gallery and Framer shows new paintings by Virginia Broyles. read more →
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    Teachers jazzed, energized and rejuvenated at GSES

    The Re-1 school district’s visioning meetings earlier this fall opened the door for people to start dreaming. A strong consensus emerged at the Carbondale meetings around the idea of including more real world, project-based learning in schools and putting a greater emphasis on character development. While many people in Carbondale are feeling skeptical about the possibility of real change, Glenwood Springs Elementary School is undergoing a transformation toward some of the very ideas that emerged at the visioning meetings: project-based learning and character development. read more →