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    How preparedness keeps kids safe

    Emergency preparedness in schools is a sensitive topic since the advent of school shootings. We want our children and community to be prepared, but what are the potential costs.

    When some of us were young that safety plan was mainly fire drills. However, in today’sread more →

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    Trustees agree to pursue age-friendly community designation

    Mayor Dan Richardson worried the final decision to pursue an AARP Age-Friendly Community designation for Carbondale might prove anticlimactic due to sheer lack of opposition, but the cheers and applause from a room full of seniors demonstrated otherwise.

    The push was just part of multiple effortsread more →

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    Sunfire Ranch balances history and a sustainable future

    In 1893, then-President Grover Cleveland signed the homestead patent for what Crystal Valley residents now know as Sunfire Ranch. It hangs, framed, in the Sewell family’s house on the property.

    Today, 126 years later, Jason Sewell finds himself faced with a sort of pioneering opportunity —read more →

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    Local hams have a field day

    Despite the development of the Internet, satellites and the like, amateur radio is not only surviving, it’s thriving.

    The local Ski Country Amateur Radio Club boasts more than 100 members and consistently sees at least a dozen of them at 8 a.m. meetings every Tuesday atread more →

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    Keeping The Meeting Place a safe (and free) space

    There are myriad reasons people don’t successfully obtain treatment for substance abuse and addiction, according to the 2016 Garfield County Community Needs Assessment. Chief among them are lack of access and cost prohibitions.

    The Meeting Place at 981 Cowen Dr. seeks to ease those burdens. Justread more →

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    A career of compassionate veterinary medicine comes to a close

    Who knew hay fever would steer Dr. Chad Roeber, DVM to a career in veterinary medicine? But after a 33-year career as a veterinarian, he is leaving Alpine Animal Hospital.

    Roeber grew up on a cattle ranch in Paonia, one that has been in his family since 1889.… read more →

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    It’s time to let the Town know about your trash preferences

    Carbonale’s new single-hauler trash service doesn’t begin until October, but customers would be well served to pay attention now.

    “The Town wants to be really thoughtful about rolling it out and making sure people are set up for success,” explained Bryana Starbuck, one of several folks brought in… read more →

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    Breaking down barriers in Thunder River’s ‘Tribes’

    It would be easy to think the aptly named “Tribes” is a play about the deaf community.

    The lead character is deaf, after all, and much of the set is dominated by screens that host projected surtitles. But to limit the show’s scope to oneread more →

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    EverGreen ZeroWaste wins 2019 Recycler of the Year award

    Local residential and commercial organics collector EverGreen ZeroWaste was presented this week with the 2019 Recycler of the Year award at an annual summit for statewide organization Recycle Colorado.

    EverGreen was founded by wife-and-husband duo Alyssa and David Reindel in 2011 and has grown steadilyread more →

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    Examining grief through a new lens

    Nobody who helped organize the June 5 panel discussion about the healing powers of grief expected people to leave the True Nature kiva feeling inspired, but that’s exactly what happened.

    “I couldn’t believe it, it’s such a counterintuitive response to something like grief,” True Nature Eventsread more →

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