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    Rankin state senate appointment opens door for another decade in office

    Carbondale’s Bob Rankin heads for the state senate later this month.

    Currently state Representative for the 57th District, which includes Garfield County, Rankin was recently appointed to take Randy Baumgardner’s seat as Senator for the 8th District. Baumgardner is retiring Jan. 21 amidst sexual harassmentread more →

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    Long-discussed projects about to go vertical

    “It’s going to be a busy year in Carbondale,” Town Planner Janet Buck observed after Trustees approved steps for three different developments on Jan. 8.

    In each case the process has been — and remains — incremental, but in each case, actual construction is imminent. Chiefread more →

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    Longtime Sun photographer tells her story as she prepares for the next adventure

    For Jane Bachrach, the only thing more fundamental than photography is her love of animals.

    Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, she lost her mother when she was 8 years old but always found companionship in the animals at home andread more →

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    Keep droning on

    At this time a year ago I was rather a miserable wretch.

    I had undergone a knee surgery and was hobbling on crutches and sleeping (or not sleeping) in a brace. While nature’s snow supply for the ski season would prove to be a majorread more →

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    Learning to ski at 63

    I had my first downhill skiing lesson over the weekend — ending the old year with a new sport.

    Now, you might not think that’s a big deal. Most of the people I know enjoy skiing. Of course they do; they live in the Roaring Forkread more →

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    Getting hooked on radio

    Radio takes time management to a whole new level. Seconds matter. So when you’re moonlighting as a DJ on KDNK for the first time, getting that next song lined up can feel, well, hectic.

    But fortunately for me, I was in good company, spending my Christmasread more →

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    Becoming a knight of the tabletop

    The geeks have won.

    Elon Musk and Steve Jobs are cultural icons. Computers have gone from nerdy to cool to part of everyday life. Most Americans play some sort of digital game — even if it’s just Candy Crush or Farmville.

    But everyread more →

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    Liquor stores, brewers brace for end of 3.2 beer

    The new year will mark the end of a lingering relic of the Prohibition days, that much-confounding “3.2” lower-strength beer that has surely been the folly of many an unsuspecting tourist and recent transplant.

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, grocery stores statewide that hold licenses toread more →

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    Two new wells slated for Wolf Creek

    A pair of new natural gas storage wells are going in at the Wolf Creek Storage Unit in the Thompson Creek area. Rocky Mountain Natural Gas (RMNG), a subsidiary of Black Hills Energy (BHE), submitted a proposal to the Bureau of Land Management in March, 2018 for theread more →

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    New Year, new health clinic in the mid valley

    Whether it’s shopping for gifts or health insurance, December can feel overwhelming for lot of people.

    But in 2019, Mountain Family Health Centers officially opens the doors of its Basalt Integrated Health Center. Development Director Garry Schalla sees it as an opportunity to serve a muchread more →