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    Basalt apartment complex 'uninhabitable' after pipe comes through the ceiling

    A “utilities emergency” prompted the mandatory evacuation of all 56 units of the Roaring Fork Apartments at 111 Emma Rd. in Basalt on Oct. 2.

    Early on, I’d requested the American Red Cross for their assistance,” said Richard Cornelius, a division chief with theread more →

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    Old friends and new come together to put on Potato Day

    They may not be officially in charge of the event anymore, but the Gianinettis are still heavily invested in the success of Potato Day.

    In addition to their involvement with the meal, the folks at Gianinetti Spring Creeks Ranch put up a matching donation to encourageread more →

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    How do we keep them from walking away?

    Carbondale is likely to lose its creatives if it doesn’t find a way to offer them affordable housing and studio space, but who’s going to spearhead it and who’s going to pay for it?

    That’s the big question left lingering after ArtSpace unveiled the results ofread more →

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    Chamber’s Business Confluence gives local state of affairs

    The Chamber of Commerce asked locals what they wanted out of a business confluence, and the survey answer was clear: Carbondalians want to be informed about what’s happening in their community. At the Sept. 19 event, the chamber delivered.

    In a seemingly rapid-fire, 90-minute series ofread more →

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    Hot, big fires are here to stay

    Local and regional wildfire experts gathered at The Changing Face of Wildfire forum Sept. 25 at The Temporary to reflect upon the Lake Christine Fire, and to discuss if, across the West, communities should begin to shift their perspective and be prepared for larger, devastating fires more more →

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    Signs speak louder than words

    Editor’s Note: This class was postponed due to health issues

    While many classes at Colorado Mountain College put people’s passions into play, the upcoming continuing education course on American Sign Language at the Carbondale campus is particularly personal.

    Instructor Valerie Rose is deaf in oneread more →

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    Colorado company keeps you connected

    It’s hard to get much done without the internet these days, as a series of outages in recent years — most recently on Sept. 24 — underscores.

    Most communication in, out and within the Valley relies on a couple of main lines which can beread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Thompson Divide fight turns 10

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Sept. 28, 1978

    After seven years of meeting around kitchen tables, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities opened its first office in the Dinkle Building. The space was intended to serve as a hub for information…

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    Fire ban back for GarCo, Carbondale

    After a brief respite, Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale have opted to reinstate Stage II fire restrictions.

    That means no smoking or open flames except within an enclosed or barren area, no explosives or engines without a spark arresting device and no campfires exceptread more →

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    Top-rated Ram soccer boys on a roll

    The Roaring Fork soccer boys had the clear upper hand when they hosted Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Sept. 14 — though you couldn’t tell it from the cheers.

    It was a hometown game for CRMS, too, and the Oyster corner hooted and hollered throughout theread more →