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    Pages of the Past: Let the music play

    Nov. 5, 1987: The Roaring Fork High School marching band made it to the championship round at the state competition in Pueblo. In what Band Director Dave Funk caled “the best performance I’ve ever seen from the kids,” the played excerpts from James Bond themes like “Dr. No,” “From Russia with Love” and “Live and Let Die.” read more →
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    RFHS boys soccer team heads to quarterfinals

    The Roaring Fork High School soccer boys are deep into their best season in recent memory, leaving higher ranked teams in their wake as they ascend through the playoffs. So far in the 3A tournament, the Rams handily defeated the Aurora West College Prep Academy on Oct. 26 and The Academy on Oct. 31, both 2-0 on the opponent’s turf. read more →
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    Solar Rollers, from Carbondale to Dubai

    The emails tend to start around 10 p.m. and keep coming for several more hours. Even though he’s back home in Carbondale and still feeling the jet lag, Solar Rollers executive director Noah Davis’s international work isn’t quite finished. “Our equipment crate is still stuck in Dubai, so we’re doing all kinds of international customs clearance stuff to get everything sent back,” he said of his most recent endeavors. “It’s all lots of electronics and weird things, so we’ve talked to a lot of security people at airports.” Those “weird things” include SunPower solar cells, sheets of carbon fiber, motors and speed controllers, among other equipment likely not common for a customs agent’s review. read more →
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    Indy Pass reopens after brief weather closure

    Traffic resumed on Independence Pass Halloween morning after an overnight closure due to inclement weather. read more →
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    Sandra Lopez se refugia con Two Rivers Unitarianians

    El 19 de octubre, una líder local de derechos de los inmigrantes, Sandra López, se mudó a una casa en Cleveland Place, y no sabe cuándo se sentirá lo suficientemente segura como para salir nuevamente. La casa es la casa pastoral de la congregación Unitaria Universalista de Dos Ríos de Carbondale (TRUU), con quien López se está refugiando. read more →
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    Teens lead Carbondale PD on 100 mph chase

    What might have been a minor speeding ticket turned into a potential felony in the wee hours of Oct. 22 when a trio of local teens sped away instead of pulling over. According to Police Chief Gene Schilling, the 2007 Honda Accord was clocked at over 100 miles per hour during its flight up Highway 133 and onto Highway 82. read more →
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    Fish rescue

    Something fishy took place in Sopris Park on the afternoon of Oct. 23. A number of fish were trapped in the ditch after it was turned off for the season and only a small amount of water was left when Mitt Farmer noticed them. Farmer told Cindy Sidlowski and they called in Rory Rehbeck's expertise read more →
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    The rest is history

    What’s so special about the history of this place? It was an almost offensive question to pose to Beth White and Matt Annabel of the Mount Sopris Historical Society, particularly against the rugged backdrop of the Pour House. But with a much broader demographic than just history buffs weighing in on a million dollar historical fund for Garfield County in the 1A ballot question, however, it’s probably one worth asking. read more →
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    Halloween dance & party Tuesday night!

    The following listing was inadvertently left out of our print calendar: Dance lesson at the Third Street Center with Wild Bill from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; open dancing from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p,m. No partner or experience necessary. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: The big football game that never happened

    Oct. 27, 1977: The Journal reflected on “the first big game” — a planned 1921 football showdown between Roaring Fork and Glenwood Springs. The entire male population of the school formed the 11 man team, which ultimately opted not to compete. “We got cold feet,” recalled Eddis Fender. “I mean, they were really big. To tell the truth, we didn’t play anybody that year. We had a perfect record: 0-0-0. We practiced for four years and never did play a real game.” read more →