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    Celebrating a century of John Tripp

    John Tripp never wanted to be 100, and he thinks that may be why he’s on track to reach the milestone this week.

    “It’s reverse psychology,” he quipped. “The lord doesn’t want me, the devil doesn’t want me, so you’re stuck here with me in purgatory.”read more →

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    What can you get for a buck (or less)?

    Who says you can’t get anything for a buck anymore? It took a little legwork, but there are (maybe surprisingly so) many items for one dollar or less in Carbondale. And many are even free!

    The hunt for those discounted items started with eliminating the obvious.read more →

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    PitCo presents Penny plans to Crystal Caucus

    The sun began to phase into the golden hour as people filed into the Redstone Church for a Crystal River Caucus meeting on July 11, but the main speaker, John Emerick noted that since not enough members of the caucus were present for a quorum, no motions couldread more →

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    Expanding accessibility online, in the store and at the park

    Carbondale native Corey Mineo has a form of Muscular Dystrophy known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a neurological disease which seriously affects the use of one’s limbs. Corey does not let CMT define him but he does care about accessibility — not just for his own sake but for that of… read more →

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    Front Range Pika Project rallies volunteers to combat climate change

    Pika fans get ready to rally! A unique opportunity to study and collect data on the American pika and its changing habitat is coming to Carbondale on July 31 at the Third Street Center.

    Hosted by the Front Range Pika Project (FRPP), a citizen scientist volunteerread more →

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    BOT to broaden bag ban beyond City Market

    There appears to be only one strong note of opposition to expanding Carbondale’s bag ban and fee — and whether to include the unidentified business and its ilk or not was the primary contention of the July 23 Board of Trustees meeting.

    Since first airing theread more →

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    Education, conservation come together at Marble Basecamp

    As Aspen Valley Land Trust doubles down on “community conservation,” Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is proving a valuable partner. Crews from RFOV spent the weekend at the Marble Basecamp, a property that AVLT purchased three years ago in an effort to maintain and expand a decades-long tradition. read more →

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    Keeping Crystal from being put through the mill

    Some new things have been happening in Crystal City — but they’re rooted in old things.

    Emmett Gould saw the value of the remote mining town and the picturesque “mill” nearby more than a century ago and set about consolidating the claims.

    “He lovedread more →

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    Josh Brooks, a guy with grit

    Josh Brooks, a 19-year-old with a bright future ahead of him, nearly lost it all while riding rough stock at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on June 27.

    The bull, Golden Bear, that Brooks had drawn, wasn’t going along with the rider’s hope for an eight-secondread more →

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    ‘Honeybee’ produces food for thought about suicide

    The world premiere of the musical, “Honeybee,” takes place at 7 p.m. on Jul 18, 19, and 20 at Thunder River Theatre. The play is written by Roaring Fork Valley students Jenny Henry and Brooke MacKay and is presented by Stage of Life Theatre Company (SoL). Henry wroteread more →

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