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    Wildfire preparedness and a water education event

    Snowpack and water have been all over the news this spring; and now that we’re turning the corner into summer, wildfire could soon be joining those two. All three of these natural elements go hand-in-hand. With this year turning out to be the fourth driest year on record,read more →

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    The handkerchief and the cross

    Editor’s note: In lieu of Pages of the Past this week, we’ve opted to reprint an abridged version of a story from the Dec. 23, 1974 Roaring Fork Review (available for public perusal in its entirety at the Carbondale Branch Library). The predecessor to The Valley Journal andread more →

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    Don’t fear the (teen) dentist

    “Are you scared?” is the first question that Roaring Fork High School senior Leslia Serrano would ask each child as she ushered them out of class for a dental examination — often the first one of their lives.

    Serrano told The Sopris Sun that mostread more →

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    Pot planted downtown

    Someone placed at least six live cannabis plants in Main Street pots and planters on May 16, though most were swiftly removed.

    According to Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, planting marijuana on public property is at least a code violation.  “It’s required to be secured and it has to be… read more →

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    Ogilbys turning out to be a family of fish

    It’s hard to say where the swimming legacy in the Ogilby family begins and ends. On one hand, it traces back at least as far as 1933 Illinois state freestyle champion Trahern Ogilby. On the other, it’s his great-granddaughters — Amélie, 12, and Laia, 9 — who haveread more →

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    TRUU Reverend arrested at Poor People’s Campaign in D.C.

    Reverend Shawna Foster had prepared an impassioned sermon for the Two Rivers Unitarians on Sunday in case she couldn’t be there to deliver it in person. She knew she would likely be arrested at the Poor People’s Campaign launch on Monday, May 14 in Washington, D.C. It wouldn’tread more →

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    Drama returns to RFHS with whodunit

    It took weeks to clean out the set shop. Then the props didn’t arrive on time. But the show will go on, and it will be epic — after all, it’s the first production from the first Roaring Fork High School official drama program in years.

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    Ram tracksters head to state

    At Roaring Fork High School, geometry and physics are as much a part of track and field as the physical act of running. Coach Ryan Erickson makes sure of it.

    “I just love the technical aspect of the sport,” he said, crouching over his measurementread more →

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    Volunteers help mustangs thrive in northwestern Colorado

    Piceance Mustangs is not just the name of a wild horse herd in northwest Colorado. It’s also the name of a new outfit that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) do a better job taking care of that herd. The group, comprised of volunteers from all overread more →

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    Pending boat requirements protect Colorado waterways

    If you spend time on lakes and reservoirs, be advised that in addition to the boat registration requirements already in effect, there will be a new $25 stamp to buy starting in 2019. The penalty for launching your vessel without it is $100, and if you’re caught bringingread more →