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    A compassionate take on safety in the backcountry

    Another 5Point Adventure Film Festival has come and gone leaving the valley inspired, empowered, and lusting for the next adventure. As always, 5Point portrayed the festival’s five key themes — purpose, respect, commitment, humility, and balance — through films, lectures, music, and art highlighting the rawness of theread more →

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    Van Life Rally showcases homes on the road

    The idea of picking up and living out of the back of a camper or bus has likely occurred to most folks with an outdoor inclination, but some of the examples at 5Point’s annual Van Life Rally are more achievable than others.

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    Pages of the Past: Striking against ‘the jaws of hell’

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    April 27, 1978

    The members of the Redstone Workers Association penned a cover column entitled “Why we are striking.” They noted that wages had gone up 80 percent compared to a 300 percent increase in the price…

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    ‘Lightning Heart’ leaves a legacy in paint and memories

    Some were offered a twig of fragrant sage; others a polished stone; some received a graphite sketch of a lone conifer on a cliff’s edge; for those gathering at the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was gentle words for a safe weekend; and for all, artist Fred “Lightningread more →

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    Bike Project reborn in new Third Street space

    There are many ways to reduce suffering in the world, and building bikes may be one.

    Aaron Taylor has been unwittingly carrying out The Way of Compassion’s mission statement with the Bonedale Bike Project since 2009, but now it’s official. Under the umbrella of the Carbondaleread more →

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    Peter Olenick returns home from coaching Korean ski team

    Peter Olenick, famed for being the first to land a double-flip in competitive skiing, is glad to be back in Carbondale again after a position coaching for the South Korean ski team for the 2018 Olympics. He’s been here and back again a lot, and he’s relishing theread more →

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    Proposed Red Hill Lofts to go through Planning and Zoning

    The Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commissioners will consider an affordable housing application next month, and despite the applicant’s name — Aspen Pitkin County Employee Housing Inc. — the proposed project, if approved, will be open to any Carbondale resident who meets the income qualifications.

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    Carbondale Community School looks to its roots

    “I am a virus,” is how George Stranahan has described himself to others — an agent that disrupts a system, initiating a small modification that soon multiplies. He founded Carbondale Community School with the goal of provoking change in systems of education.

    Stranahan was honored lastread more →

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    River Bridge fundraiser highlights need, celebrates successes

    Frasier — the smiley facility dog at River Bridge Regional Center — was at the groomers. He had to appear in court the next day, where he had important foot-resting duties for the child testifying.

    “Whenever a child has to testify or give a witnessread more →

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    Knaus, Roaring Fork Family Practice garner state recognition

    Longtime Carbondale doctor Gary Knaus was named Family Physician of the Year at the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians conference on April 13.

    The award annually recognizes a Colorado family physician who provides outstanding care, enhances their community and is a role model both personallyread more →