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    Our citizens help decide the outcome with COVID

    Guest opinion
    By the Garfield County Commissioners 

    These are certainly trying times we live in. We are seeing increases in COVID-19 cases around  the nation and right here at home, but there is a bright spot. We have the power to help contain  this pandemic, and it…

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    New ways of doing things in the arts

    I have been fortunate enough to perform music in the Roaring Fork Valley for close to 30 years, and there have always been private parties, community celebrations, and nightclubs that have provided entertainment for their guests. However, things have changed. 

    The band I currently work withread more →

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    Democracy takes time and compromise

    Local through national races kept voters on the edge of their seats this year. Passions were high this election season but in the end candidates conceded and delivered statements tinged with themes of unity and resilience…well, at least on the local and state levels. 

    President-elect Joeread more →

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    Hunting, a mutual respect

    In the late evening of Oct. 14 my neighbor, Ridge Hackett, turned up at the front door to my cabin. First, I noticed his wide grin visible in the dim porchlight and then a large zip-lock baggie of fresh meat he held up dangling next to his more →

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    Will love or hate be victorious in TRTC’s ‘Annapurna’?

    The power of live theatre takes center stage for the new Thunder River Theatre (TRTC) Company production of “Annapurna.”

    This riveting play will capture your attention and draw you in from the get go. So, take a deep breath and plunge on into this fascinating sagaread more →

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    Slow is the New Fast: Yes in my backyard

    Is the future of our food security as close as our own backyard? Alas, it’s not that simple, because “wicked problems”, like rebuilding local food systems, never are. But our backyards have a vital role to play.

    Years ago, when I saw a documentary about howread more →

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    Sun Signs: An impending Mars retrograde

    At 4:22 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, Mars will come to an apparent halt and begin retrograde motion. 

    For just over nine weeks, Mars will appear to move backward in the sky, before stationing again on Nov. 13 and renewing forward motion. Mars is the finalread more →

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    ‘Circulating Source Water’ inspires healing

    Will Evans, retired medical doctor and resident of Carbondale, recently published a powerful piece of literature to accompany our global predicament. 

    “Circulating Source Water” is presented as a monograph: an academic exploration focusing on a single topic. In this case, the subject of inquiry is more →

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    My climate story

    As I stood on the Sopris Park gazebo looking out over the crowd that assembled for the Strike for Climate Action I organized last September, I had a combined feeling of relief, satisfaction, and extreme personal pride. It was a daunting task. I’d never done anything like thisread more →

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    News Analysis: Reimagining our agricultural future

    When Jerome Osentowski declared he would build a tropical greenhouse oasis on the rocky slopes of Basalt at 7,200 feet above sea level, people thought he was crazy. 

    Fast forward to 2020, and Osentowski makes fresh pineapple-papaya smoothies throughout the winter and grosses around $60,000 inread more →

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