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    Overall, a good night for GarCo incumbents

    As of 11 p.m., unofficial election results were looking favorable for local incumbents:  Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico  (D) earned 54 percent of tallied votes over Republican challenger Bonnie McLean’s 46 percent, and Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky (R) accounted for 52 percent over Paula Stepp (D) at 48 percent.… read more →

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    Local voters give warm reception to tax measures

    If preliminary election results are any guide, folks in the Roaring Fork Valley are willing to pay a bit more for sustainable services.

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District appears to have successfully increased its mill levy in perpetuity and been granted a new bond,read more →

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    Garfield Libraries, CMC looking to bypass TABOR

    Next Tuesday, the community will cast their vote on a number of measures, including whether or not to allow Garfield County Public Library District and Colorado Mountain College to sidestep the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

    Referred to as “de-Brucing” (named after Douglas Bruce, who wroteread more →

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    The trail of two years planning (and many more to go)

    The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails team has finalized their draft plan for the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail; they are set to present and discuss it with the Pitkin County commissioners on Nov. 7.

    The meeting will start at 1 p.m. atread more →

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    Recreationists vie for access on Sutey Ranch

    Stating that access to beginner-level horseback riding is being compromised in the Roaring Fork Valley, riders in the Carbondale area are lobbying the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to designate its Sutey Ranch property for equestrian use only.

    The BLM is accepting comments from communityread more →

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    Historic Thompson House to reopen for biweekly tours, events

    There are only an estimated five historic homes in America that contain a full collection of the very possessions that once belonged to the original residents. Carbondale’s Thompson House, which was added to the National Historic Register in 2013, is one of them (Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is another).read more →

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    Lee Ann Eustis stepping back, but not aside

    After more than half a century of contributions to Carbondale, Lee Ann Eustis is ready for fresher minds to take the wheel. Luckily, she’s not going anywhere — as your friends would tell you, she’d be impossible to replace.

    “Everything she addresses, she does itread more →

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    RFTA’s mill levy proposal and what it means for Carbondale

    The Nov. 6 election marks the first time the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has ever sought out a property tax.

    Garfield County’s Ballot Issue 7A addresses RFTA’s request for a 2.65 mill levy to, among other projects, improve bus rapid transit and local bus servicesread more →

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    Roaring Fork soccer boys are top o’ the league

    For the first time with this set of students, the Roaring Fork Rams are the top soccer team in the league thanks to a 2-1 victory over Coal Ridge on Oct. 18 and Basalt’s loss to Delta the same day.

    That leaves Roaring Fork ranked fourthread more →

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    Road work goes ever on and on

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman will likely get most of his wish list when the municipal budget is finalized in December. During a capital budget presentation on Oct. 23, Carbondale Trustees discussed the items not included in the current draft and expressed a desire to be proactive.

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