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    Fighting fire with drones

    The Carbondale Rural and Fire Protection District has a new team member. It can fly 1,500 feet high up to five miles away, detect heat and relay crystal-clear video, and can communicate with audio.

    No, Superman was not looking for a part-time retirement gig after relocating to River… read more →

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    Property valuations are in — and taxes are up

    Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico has been busy compiling a report for a July 15 presentation to the county commissioners. Now that his office has met the end-of-June deadline to respond to property valuation appeals, it’s time to share the data with his fellow elected officials.

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    A finale and a crescendo — local music scene changes overnight

    The times they are a changin’ in Carbondale’s local music scene.

    People spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Steve’s Guitars on June 21, which marked Pearl & Wood’s last performance — in Colorado, anyway.

    “Ellie and I, we’re scheming up a tour inread more →

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    Locals learn to put the “art” in business smarts

    Artists in many ways wield superpowers, maintains Andrew Simonet. He just wishes more of them felt empowered to use those powers outside the studio.

    “They have the ability to manifest something out of nothing,” he said. “To imagine something that doesn’t exist … that’s a complicatedread more →

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    How preparedness keeps kids safe

    Emergency preparedness in schools is a sensitive topic since the advent of school shootings. We want our children and community to be prepared, but what are the potential costs.

    When some of us were young that safety plan was mainly fire drills. However, in today’sread more →

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    Trustees agree to pursue age-friendly community designation

    Mayor Dan Richardson worried the final decision to pursue an AARP Age-Friendly Community designation for Carbondale might prove anticlimactic due to sheer lack of opposition, but the cheers and applause from a room full of seniors demonstrated otherwise.

    The push was just part of multiple effortsread more →

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    Sunfire Ranch balances history and a sustainable future

    In 1893, then-President Grover Cleveland signed the homestead patent for what Crystal Valley residents now know as Sunfire Ranch. It hangs, framed, in the Sewell family’s house on the property.

    Today, 126 years later, Jason Sewell finds himself faced with a sort of pioneering opportunity —read more →

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    Local hams have a field day

    Despite the development of the Internet, satellites and the like, amateur radio is not only surviving, it’s thriving.

    The local Ski Country Amateur Radio Club boasts more than 100 members and consistently sees at least a dozen of them at 8 a.m. meetings every Tuesday atread more →

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    Keeping The Meeting Place a safe (and free) space

    There are myriad reasons people don’t successfully obtain treatment for substance abuse and addiction, according to the 2016 Garfield County Community Needs Assessment. Chief among them are lack of access and cost prohibitions.

    The Meeting Place at 981 Cowen Dr. seeks to ease those burdens. Justread more →

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    A career of compassionate veterinary medicine comes to a close

    Who knew hay fever would steer Dr. Chad Roeber, DVM to a career in veterinary medicine? But after a 33-year career as a veterinarian, he is leaving Alpine Animal Hospital.

    Roeber grew up on a cattle ranch in Paonia, one that has been in his family since 1889.… read more →