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    Lt. Wurtsmith’s awesome ride

    For 25 years, locals have known Chris Wurtsmith primarily as a leader within the Carbondale Police Department. But after his retirement as a lieutenant this week, they’ll have to get acquainted with him as an amateur prospector, or perhaps an automobile pinstriper.

    And while he’s planningread more →

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    Carbondale’s BOT meetings translated in real time

    On Aug. 25, the Town of Carbondale (TOC) held its first ever Spanish translated Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting via Zoom. This puts Carbondale yet another step closer toward transparency with the Spanish speaking portion of its community. 

    While before meetings could merely be summarized andread more →

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    Soto shaking up the GarCo Commissioner field

    The race for Garfield County Commissioner from District 2 is shaping up to be one for the history books as Beatriz Soto’s entry alongside six-term incumbent John Martin (R) and Brian Bark (IND) makes it the first three-way race in Garfield County in over three decades. And ifread more →

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    Wilhelm gets out there amid tough race

    The Democratic nominee for the Colorado House of Representatives 57th District (HD 57) Colin Wilhelm is fighting an uphill battle as the district historically votes Republican. 

    Incumbent Perry Will was appointed to the post in spring 2019 after his predecessor, Bob Rankin (R), was appointed toread more →

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    You can still shop second hand

    Thrifty finds are making a comeback and it’s a good thing because their customer base has apparently been chomping at the bit to get in on the action. 

    Though it may seem counterintuitive to shop second hand — as far as passing along germs goes —read more →

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    Meet the Hubbells

    The following Q&A comes from a recent interview with the Crawford/Hubbell family, who own the El Jebel area under Crawford Properties, LLC.  Participating in the discussion were Adele Hubbell (the daughter of Floyd Crawford and widow of Carl Hubbell) and her two sons, Robert Hubbell and Prentice more →

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    Basalt council approves church addition

    For more than 30 years, St. Vincent’s Catholic Church has stood as a major downtown Basalt gathering space.

    But, three decades of wear and tear and the need for more space brought the church to Town Council with plans for a 2,400 square foot addition forread more →

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    A tale of COVID and clay

    According to Angela Bruno, Carbondale Clay Center’s Executive Director, “Things are going well,” and considering the impact that COVID-19 has had on businesses and educational entities in Carbondale, that’s remarkable.

    Carbondale Clay Center is in its 23rd year of existence, and Brunoread more →

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    On the path to elevated senior living

    Anyone that has recently walked or ridden their bicycle on the Rio Grande Trail between Second and Fourth streets has seen it: A dusty lot on the North side of the trail is sprouting two large buildings that are scheduled to be completed prior to the end ofread more →

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    Fires affect infrastructure in the valley and beyond

    While the fight against the Grizzly Creek Fire wages on, infrastructural repercussions continue to mount — some of which will not be fully assessed until the inferno is extinguished. 


    The prolonged closure of I-70 has caused delays for businesses and institutions which rely on supplyread more →