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    Growing solar energy for Carbondale

    A few last minute changes were made to the 2018 budget at the Nov. 28 Board of Trustee meeting in advance of its scheduled approval in December. “We’re trying to firm up the draft so that when it comes up the next meeting you just pass it,” Finance Director Renae Gustine explained. Among the adjustments were a excise tax credit for a business which had been improperly charged and an increase in funding for the Environmental Board. read more →
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    Tradition lives on at Brenda Patch Tourney

    The first Brenda Patch Tournament in 1987, a year after 16-year-old Brenda and her mother, Loretta, were killed in a car accident on Thanksgiving Day, was a solemn affair. “It was devastating for the community, and it was a way to kind of keep her memory alive,” recalled Larry Williams, who was an assistant basketball coach for the girls at the time and now coaches the boys’ team. “I knew Brenda, so I know what a special person she was,” he added. read more →
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    Common themes among uncommon women at CMC

    Often, audiences attending the theater look forward to an opportunity to suspend disbelief. That said, audiences at Sopris Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “Uncommon Women and Others,” directed by Colorado Mountain College’s Brad Moore, may find the narrative all too real. The 1977 play is an ensemble piece — 10 women comprise the cast — that is largely character driven. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Winter is coming

    Dec. 1, 1977: The Journal looked back on winters of yore. Jake Lucksinger took readers all the way back to 1899, when deep snow played havoc will the Colorado Midland Railroad. “The Santa Fe Jull” — a monstrous steam powered auger — eventually bored its way through giant drifts on Hagerman Pass, freeing crews that had been snowbound up the Frying Pan with their trains for 17 days. read more →
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    Students for Sustainability

    A cheetah, a cow, a unicorn and a beaver walk into a ropes course. It sounds like a bad joke, but for Asa Dehaan, Ramsey Bond, Ben Schmidt and Cholla Nicoll (respectively), it’s serious business. Mostly. read more →
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    Winter Stoke film festival comes to Glenwood, Carbondale, Rifle

    Every winter junkie loves a good Warren Miller film, but they often enjoy shooting their own adventures even more. Just look at GoPro, which saw 19-percent first-quarter growth this year and a 40-percent uptick in Instagram followers. “Sunlight had always done its Warren Miller movie night,” said Troy Hawks, sales and marketing director at Sunlight Mountain Resort. “But then I started thinking, ‘why can’t we invite people to submit their own stuff?’” And thus, a movie night evolved into Winter Stoke Film Festival. read more →
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    Behind the scenes: Carbondale’s water system

    At first glance, it’s an unassuming boulder filled draw on the flank of Sopris. The few obvious trickles of water are nowhere near enough to supply a town, but there’s a rushing sound just under the surface. Open a trapdoor in the concrete catchment, and you’ll find a steady flow of 400 gallons per minute even in drought, which can more than double during runoff. read more →
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    P&Z votes ‘no for right now’ on assisted living proposal

    There’s a balance to be struck when managing growth in a mountain town. On the one hand, nobody wants to pave paradise to put up a parking lot. On the other, locals need adequate parking options. But the proposed Sopris Lodge Assisted Living facility, because of the nature of its would-be residents, wouldn’t need anywhere near the 247 parking spaces typically required by the town for a project that size, contended Development Manager Terry Claassen, at a Nov. 16 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. read more →
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    Rams drop varsity football – for now

    It’s easy to see Roaring Fork High School’s decision not to field a varsity football team next year as a defeat, but Athletic Director Jade Bath would beg to differ. “We’re not doing this because we lost,” she said. “We’re doing it because it’s best for the kids and we’re trying to keep them safe. It’s gonna hurt, but it’s the decision we had to make.” Although the end of a two-year schedule cycle made it the moment to act, fielding just a junior varsity team had been on the table for some time. read more →