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    GarCo enacts stage two fire restrictions

    Stage two fire restrictions have been instituted for all unincorporated private, state and BLM lands within Garfield County and throughout White River National Forest.

    That means: 

    · No fires/campfires/stove fires, this includes wood or charcoal burning stoves and fireplaces in mountain cabins.

    · No charcoal grills and no wood or coal… read more →

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    Fireworks don’t work during a drought

    It sounds counterintuitive: it’s legal to sell fireworks in Garfield County, but their use — even in unincorporated areas — is absolutely banned.

    “We have the fireworks stand in the west end of our district, and in years like this, it can be pretty controversial,”read more →

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    The little engine that still can

    When Carbondale crews arrived on a mutual aid call for the Oak Meadows Fire up Four Mile, Jim Hawkins and his 1965 Dodge PowerWagon fire engine were there ahead of them.

    Jim owns Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Sharill, but he’sread more →

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    Impasse averted in Thompson Park affordable housing debate

    With only four of seven members present at the latest of Town Council meeting, the Thompson Park development needed unanimous support to move forward — and their initial proposal wasn’t getting it.

    With nine years and thousands of dollars already invested, the developer was pushingread more →

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    Libel suit decision vindicates North Fork activist

    Peter Kolbenschlag can breathe a little easier after a District Court Judge in Delta County, Colorado dismissed a libel suit filed against him by energy company SG Interests.

    When an energy company that owns oil, gas, and coal interests throughout the US, donated over $10,000read more →

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    Prince Creek camping getting an official makeover

    With great use comes infrastructure improvements.

    As work wraps up on newly beautified bike trails along Prince Creek, the Bureau of Land Management is turning its attention to the mess of unofficial campsites tucked among the gambel oaks.

    Back in 2015, the Bureauread more →

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    Oak Meadows Fire flares up Four Mile

    Crews were expected to be released Monday night following the final mop up of the fire that consumed around 50 acres near the Oak Meadows subdivision along Four Mile Road southwest of Glenwood Springs.

    A 200-yard brush fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. June 22  and quickly grew to around… read more →

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    Summerfest, balloon bash come together at Crown Mountain Park

    Crown Mountain Park has a lot to celebrate with the passage of the 7A mill levy increase, and this year’s Summerfest and Balloon Bash is set to be a party to match.

    “It’s a great time to see the park,” said Park & Recreation Manager Nateread more →

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    Low snowpack, early run-off puts the squeeze on Missouri Heights water

    Prayers for rain on Missouri Heights were answered last weekend but the storm didn’t quench local water worries. Gay Lewis lives on 42 acres off County Road 102 with her husband, a few dogs, 22 horses and a herd of goats. She’s lived up there for 20 yearsread more →

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    Crystal River Caucus brings panel together to discuss trail options

    Two things were clear after the Crystal River Caucus’ meeting last week at the Redstone fire station: there was consensus among the three invited panel experts that the proposed highway alignment would be preferable for the Carbondale to Crested Butte trail, and many of the meeting attendees stillread more →