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    New Colorado Mountain College Protolab about to go live

    Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus is expanding — both conceptually and physically.

    Most construction plans should be wrapped up in time for fall semester, but a hexagonal prototype lab for the Isaacson School officially opens May 2, and it’s already changing the scope ofread more →

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    Local homemade goods club invites creativity, sharing

    Talking with any one of the 10 members who answered Mark Burrows’s call to create a homemade goods club feels a bit like talking with an alchemist — they’ll wax poetic about their concoctions of ingredients and experimenting with different applications for their creations.

    At this month’s meeting… read more →

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    Beware of scams— they’re only getting worse

    Scamming people is a booming business, and unfortunately it’s here to stay.

    Although many victims do not report the crime they suffered, from the reports collected in 2018 the total damage is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s a big business withread more →

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    Fund, board and arborist prove Town can see urban forest for the trees

    This year, Carbondale is expected to hit a pair of mile-markers related to its urban forest: 25 years as a Tree City USA and 10 years of the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund.

    “It’s a real landmark,” said Tree Board Chair Dan Bullock. “It’s absolutely amazing thatread more →

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    Almost homeless

    The growing almost homeless population is a dire situation in the area according to Lynn Kirchner, real-estate agent at Amore Reality and volunteer with the non-profit organization Carbondale Homeless Assistance (CHA). “The recommendation for sustainable and healthy living is one to two years’ worth of savings. The situation is… read more →

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    Raising up your spring chickens

    Don’t worry; the Roaring Fork Co-Op isn’t giving or selling baby chicks to folks without any sense of what it takes to raise them.

    “We’re careful they don’t go out the door until people are ready for them,” Store Manager Marvin Claridge explained.

    To that end, the… read more →

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    Strumming from my heart's song

    In mid-February, I followed my heart to Southern Argentina, where I met Mapuche Weychafe Moira Millán. Coinciding with the full moon, this was the culmination of a journey that began when I was 16-years-old and a Rotary Club-sponsored exchange student to Chile. The experience broke me open, rattledread more →

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    Longhorns end Ram win streak

    The Basalt Longhorns defeated the Roaring Fork Rams 3-0 in an early season high school girls soccer game last
    Saturday.

    The first half of the game saw even play from both teams and the score remained 0-0 at halftime. But beginning in the second half the… read more →

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    Outgoing Roaring Fork principal sees opportunity in transition

    Brett Stringer walks the walk when it comes to doing what he believes is best for the schools and students he serves — even if it means walking away from his role as principal of Roaring Fork High School.

    “It was a really hard decision,” Stringer reflected. “It’s… read more →

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    We're all a little ‘Bluenose’

    Coconut compass. Lotions and potions. Puppet pirate parrots.

    These are some of the treasures you’ll discover aboard a pirate ship in Thunder River Theatre Company’s (TRTC) upcoming production of “Bluenose.” The play is part of TRTC’s Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) program and is being underwrittenread more →

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