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    Fire ban back for GarCo, Carbondale

    After a brief respite, Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale have opted to reinstate Stage II fire restrictions.

    That means no smoking or open flames except within an enclosed or barren area, no explosives or engines without a spark arresting device and no campfires exceptread more →

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    Local impacts of solar tariff mitigated

    Two local solar installers say the 30 percent federal tariff imposed in January on solar imports is not hurting them so far.

    The industry saw the tariff coming and bought extra product from abroad before it went into effect. What’s more, a change in Chineseread more →

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    Weiser explains Attorney General role during Carbondale campaign stop

    The state attorney general can be a deeply personalized political office that plays an active role in protecting Coloradan interests —  at least it should be, according to Democratic candidate Phil Weiser, who came through Carbondale last week in a series of roundtables to introduce himself to Roaringread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Bonedale the last to bend on open container

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 20, 1978

    Carbondale postmaster Glen Norton announced that home mail delivery would begin in the fall to all residential and business addresses within the city limits. The move was partially in response to insufficient post office…

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    The Sun’s guide to summiting Sopris

    It’s hard to look at Mount Sopris looming over the Valley and not think of climbing it.

    At 12,965 feet for both peaks, it’s far short of the fourteener status that usually attracts mountaineers, but its prominence and beauty more than make up for it.read more →

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    Heroes made on Independence Day

    Anyone who has dealt with wildfire will tell you that it’s an unpredictable foe. While firefighting can be full of repetition and drudgery — hold the line, call for backup, stay out of the way — the fate of a whole community can sometimes be decided in oneread more →

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    Evacuation brings added complications for immigrants

    When disaster strikes, people want information. That was certainly true in the wake of the dramatic Lake Christine Fire that necessitated mandatory evacuations of about 500 homes in the midvalley.

    Public officials did their best to disseminate updates to the media, which turned around andread more →

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    ‘Bachelor’ contestant brings nonprofit to Carbondale

    Sarah Herron described herself as “just a girl trying to find love on TV” when she went on the popular ABC series “The Bachelor.” But she was also the show’s first contestant with a physical disability — and that, it turned out, was a much bigger deal.

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  • Sections: News Published

    RFTA, trustees get down to transportation tax

    The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is nearing a decision on a fall tax question, if their presentation at the July 10 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting is any guide.

    “My hope is that the board can land on a number on Thursday,” consultant Ralph Trapaniread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Talk out the trash

    Do you support recycling and waste reduction? Fewer trucks on the street? Affordable trash pickup? Like having a choice of hauler? Want to protect the bears?

    Well, you probably can’t have it all.

    The Carbondale Trustees have been struggling with contradicting priorities forread more →

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    If they can't stand the heat, keep the pup inside

    Carbondale Animal Hospital veterinarian Benjamin Mackin says he works with dogs suffering from negative effects of the heat on a regular basis. He sees cases from mild to sever and says it’s almost always avoidable. The dogs suffer from being left in vehicles too long to having theirread more →

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