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    Becoming a first responder for mental health

    Many people have attended CPR or First Aid classes given by the American Red Cross and gained the skills to help someone in a time of need. There is a certification course for mental health issues called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) which can give you the toolsread more →

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    Caucus focuses on putting senior faces forward

    The new kids on Carbondale’s blocks are anything but: in fact, they’ve been around the block more than a few times — often relatively unnoticed, they contend. But that’s changing as the seniors behind the Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) are finding their voice.

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    Walking blindly into the roundabout – and the coming wave of Baby Boomers

    A little less than a year ago, Franchesca Campione attempted to learn how to walk to the bus stop — a daunting prospect for someone who is blind.

    Although it’s less than a quarter-mile, the route first follows a section of street that has noread more →

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    A struggling valley looks to its river

    As snow continues to pile up high in the West Elk Mountains, something new is going on at their feet in the North Fork Valley.

    Western Slope SUP, a river outfitting service in Hotchkiss, is preparing to offer the first-ever guided whitewater rafting tour onread more →

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    GarCo opts for site visit of proposed storage facilities

    Even at 1 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, Suite 100 at 108 Eighth Street in Glenwood Springs was standing room only. About 65 people crammed into the Board of Garfield County Commissioners public hearings about two proposed self-storage facilities, Blue Mountain Mini Storage and GO Self Storage. read more →

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    Top pianist gives Castle concert benefit

    Robin Sutherland believes in tackling things like they matter, so when he performs a benefit concert for The Sopris Sun on Aug. 12 at The Redstone Castle, you can be pretty sure he means it.

    “This is going to be all about fun, but also allread more →

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    Soup maker becomes anti-trafficking activist

    The first thing one notices about Gina Stryker is her bubbling energy. She is the founder of a successful prepared-foods startup enterprise, Gina Cucina, and is the mother of two sets of twins—all of which keeps her quite busy.

    She is also a person ofread more →

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    Carbondale selects its new single hauler

    The Carbondale Board of Trustees followed staff’s lead in awarding the Town’s residential hauling contract to Mountain Waste and Recycling.

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman estimated that Mountain Waste’s bid represented a 6 or 7 percent savings over Waste Management, the main competitor — atread more →

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    Knifemaker creates perfection from imperfection

    Kay Foye is an alchemist, although she denies it.

    But how else would one describe a woman who can make a gleaming knife out of an old, rusted farrier’s rasp? Foye’s knives are personal. Her clients (or friends) send meaningful items out of which she makes a blade… read more →

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    Real birds found, sculptural birds lost in Carbondale

    Laurel and Hardy, newly named and homed parakeets at Skyline Ranch, seem to be enjoying their new nest and finch friends. But how they got there was almost no laughing matter.

    Barbara Dills first heard about one of the colorful birds during KDNK’s lost pet report.

    “No… read more →