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    Library referendum squeaks through

    According to unofficial results, Garfield County voters approved by a narrow margin Ballot Initiative 6A on Nov. 5. 

    As of 10:26 p.m., the count was 6,147 for and 5,638 against.

    The measure will provide additional funding for the county library district by adding aread more →

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    Ramirez leapfrogs Larson for school board

    Even when Jasmin Ramirez was trailing incumbent Shane Larson in the race for Roaring Fork Schools’ District D, she was simply pleased to be in the running. 

    “I’m just a mom who cares,” she said. “I feel proud that enough people heard and related to myread more →

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    Our community is not immune to drug addiction

    While much attention has focused on the nation’s opioid crisis, other drugs continue to be a problem. According to a 2018 assessment from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, “the methamphetamine threat remains prevalent; the cocaine threat has rebounded; new psychoactive substances (NPS) are still challenging, and… read more →

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    Alcohol takes its toll

    As you walk into a noon meeting sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) you’ll find yourself in a large, comfortable and welcoming room with a thoughtful, serious atmosphere. Here, hope looms large.

    About a dozen people, both men and women of different ages, came recently to The Meetingread more →

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    Expanding worlds and building confidence

    Ascendigo provides a haven for adults and children dealing with autism by helping improve basic life skills in social, daily living and athletics areas.

    Equally important is how Ascendigo also focuses on clients’ vocational needs. Ashley Martin, marketing manager of Ascendigo Autism Services, Inc., explainedread more →

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    Harvest Fest reintroduces restaurant

    Nationally-syndicated columnist Sheila Graham once said, “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.”

    Aaron Rogers and Flip Wise plan to bring that level of food comfort and quality to customers as they begin their new restaurant venture, the Landmark Café at The Way Home, atread more →

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    Conservancy hosts national water conservation leaders

    On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Roaring Fork Conservancy hosted its first presentation of The Brooksher Watershed Institute 2019 Fall and 2020 Winter Speaker Series. The event, featuring Dr. Tom Minckley, Professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming, drew nearly 100 participants and captivated the audience with rivetingread more →

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    Students drive conversation at climate change forum

    The positive momentum from the Global Climate Strike in Carbondale continued at the Beyond the Strike climate change forum held on Oct. 23 at the Third Street Center.

    In September, residents of the valley gathered to join nearly 7.6 million people in an international, youth-ledread more →

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    Carbondale's chocolate craze

    Chocoholics rejoice — Carbondale has a booming chocolate industry with a new chocolate maker and two new chocolatiers.

    What’s the difference you ask? Chocolate makers actually make chocolate from cacao beans, while chocolatiers take that chocolate and use it to create their own chocolate more →

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    Junior docents show off the historic house down the block

    What makes the Thompson House particularly special is the contents, and some of the students at Ross Montessori would be happy to tell you all about them.

    “Almost everything here belonged to the Thompsons, and it really gives you a better idea of how people actuallyread more →