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    Does it matter? You get to decide.

    This is a love story of sorts. About this great town and what an example it is of how — when people, organizations, businesses, and government institutions work together — amazing things can, will… and do happen.

    Take this paper you are holding in your handsread 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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    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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