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    The Native history you didn’t get in school comes to the Crystal Theatre

    Dave Taylor didn’t have a lot of exposure to the history and current plight of Native American cultures before he began work on “Whitewashed” — and in some ways, that was the point.

    “I needed to be invited into the room, and I was,” Taylor said. “All the… read more →

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    Comprehensive housing study confirms trends, invites action

    Standard financial advice dictates that one should spend no more than 30 percent of take-home pay on housing. Yet according to a recent housing needs analysis for the Roaring Fork Valley and parts of the Colorado River Valley, residents are collectively overspending that mark by $54 million per year.… read more →

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    Crystal River conservation comments considered

    Residents of Carbondale are invited to provide feedback on proposed changes to Riverfront Park and the Weaver Ditch diversion.

    On April 24, concepts were presented at Carbondale Branch Library by The Town in partnership with Aspen Valley Land Trust, Roaring Fork Conservancy, American Rivers, Colorado Parks & Wildlife,… read more →

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    All they have to do is dream

    For the past decade, 5Point has been investing in the best teenage dreams, and it’s already paying back dividends.

    In 2016, the Dream Project covered Bridges High Schooler Hannah Hayden’s 15-day trip to Peru to help poor, rural kids at a federal school.“I definitely wouldn’t be the same… read more →

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    Inaugural tournament memorializes Trent Goscha

    After chaotic weather in March curtailed organizers’ initial plans to host a Trent Goscha Memorial Baseball Tournament, this week’s sunshine was a welcome calm.

    About 20 Roaring Fork High School students populated the stands at the start of the first of two games, and anotherread more →

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    Kid-organized event reminds everyone to ‘be you’

    Carbondale’s first pride parade is slated for the First Friday in May and it’s all thanks to a group of middle schoolers.

    It’s actually the second year that Carbondale Middle School has had a GSA — which can stand for Gay Straight Alliance or Gendersread more →

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    Saving the world, one generation at a time

    Start a business that saves the world.

    That was the assignment Coventure Cofounder and Operations Manager Evan Zislis proposed to Carbondale Community School and Marble Charter School students. And he gave them less than 10 minutes after breaking into small groups to create their business concepts.read more →

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    CASA seeks volunteers with caring hearts

    Calls to Colorado’s Department of Human Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline increased recently and when calls increase so does the demand for CASA of the Ninth volunteers.

    CASA, which stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocate, is a national non-profit organization, formed in 1977, with CASAread more →

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    Investigating wildlife impacts of bark beetle outbreaks

    As Colorado’s private and public forests recover from insect and disease outbreaks and other disturbances, humans and wildlife are adjusting to significant environmental changes. Spruce beetle and mountain pine beetle outbreaks may have changed the way you recreate, but have you thought about how wildlife are responding?read more →

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    Documentary to showcase young women on long canoe trips

    When outdoorsmen and filmmakers descend on Carbondale every year for 5Point, things happen — and what goes around comes around.

    Case in point, local Maxine Christopher’s impression of Hannah Maia, who won “People’s Choice” and “Most Inspiring Film” at last year’s event for her documentary “My Big White… read more →

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