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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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    Pages of the Past: It never rains but it pours

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 13, 1978

    A cloudburst in the midvalley accompanied by severe lightning left almost an inch of water in the streets of Carbondale in less than three minutes as a torrential downpour hit the area. Some minor…

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    CARE seeking help transporting and fostering animals in wake of evacuations

    If you’re feeling helpless in the wake of the Lake Christine Fire, Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) could use your help managing the influx of four-legged evacuees.

    If they’re mandatory evacuated, we are taking animals. We are not taking livestock, just small animals: cats and dogs, bunnies, whatever peopleread more →

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    Pilot program helps paralyzed participants move again

    It was the first time Adam Lavender stood in his wife’s embrace in six years. He’d been told by every spinal cord injury (SPI) expert at Craig Hospital that he would never regain mobility after a mountain biking accident in 2012. He was, and always would be, aread more →

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    Ceramicists’ individual pursuits result in Paralleled Pastiche

    Artists Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin didn’t know each other when they each arrived in town last September to share a cozy studio space as the Carbondale Clay Center’s newest residents. But after a year of creative cohabitation, each acknowledges the other’s influence.

    “I’m really excitedread more →

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    Welcome to the Monkey House

    Get ready to reach new heights later this month at Carbondale’s newest bouldering gym Monkey House Carbondale!

    Conveniently located in the ET Plaza between Highway 133 and 12th Street, Monkey House Carbondale is a dynamic bouldering gym that was specifically designed to challenge climbers of allread more →

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    Meet the youngsters on the force

    Nineteen-year-old Jesus Terrazas of Gypsum was working for FedEx when he saw an ad in the paper for an opening at the Carbondale Police Department.

    It had been his dream since he was little to work in law enforcement. Knowing the odds were stacked againstread more →

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    By the light of the moon

    Once upon a time, in the small but quirky town of Carbondale, there lived a woman who wrote a children’s book. She finished the book in no time, had it illustrated and designed by local artists and was quite happy with the finished product. She loved it, inread more →

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    GarCo enacts stage two fire restrictions

    Stage two fire restrictions have been instituted for all unincorporated private, state and BLM lands within Garfield County and throughout White River National Forest.

    That means: 

    · No fires/campfires/stove fires, this includes wood or charcoal burning stoves and fireplaces in mountain cabins.

    · No charcoal grills and no wood or coal… read more →

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    Fireworks don’t work during a drought

    It sounds counterintuitive: it’s legal to sell fireworks in Garfield County, but their use — even in unincorporated areas — is absolutely banned.

    “We have the fireworks stand in the west end of our district, and in years like this, it can be pretty controversial,”read more →

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    The little engine that still can

    When Carbondale crews arrived on a mutual aid call for the Oak Meadows Fire up Four Mile, Jim Hawkins and his 1965 Dodge PowerWagon fire engine were there ahead of them.

    Jim owns Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Sharill, but he’sread more →

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