• Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: ‘It doesn’t matter if a story’s true or not, just so it’s good.’

    April 7, 1988: Basalt-area oldtimer and former Journal columnist Jake Lucksinger died at the age of 95, prompting reprinted excerpts of some of his “Legends and Lore” — he dropped the “Lies” after the first couple issues because “it doesn’t matter if a story’s true or not, just so it’s good.” read more →
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    Sparhawk, Yllanes and Henry for four years; Kitching for two; 2A passes

    The incumbents came out on top and the streetscape tax was renewed in a landslide, according to unofficial Carbondale municipal election results on April 3. read more →
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    Crystal River Meats parent co. files chapter 11

    JBC Agricultural Management LLC, which runs Crystal River Meats — Colorado’s largest producer of grass-fed beef and lamb — just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    It’s not a simple case, Tai Jacober, the CEO of both companies, said.

    “We’ll make a plan for reorganization,read more →

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    Mana Foods sprouts in Dandy Market location

    On March 23, Mana Foods opened its doors for its first official day of business. The shelves are stocked and the energy is vibrant. Mana means spiritual nourishment, and that’s exactly what the husband-and-wife team who co-own the store want to bring to the community — after all,read more →

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    Small town, big issues in Marble election forum

    While fewer than 200 people are eligible to vote in the upcoming Marble trustee election, the issues discussed at a recent candidate forum have resonance for locals and visitors alike. read more →
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    Redstone Castle advances to commissioners

    The Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) the approval for an amendment to the land use code to create the Village Lodge Preservation (VLP) Zone District and establish a lodge/hotel use, special event use, and allowread more →

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    Raising awareness about teen suicide risk

    Temple Glassier is still a self-proclaimed mess. It’s been less than six months since her son, 15-year-old Basalt High School freshman Patrick Palardy, killed himself. But she’s doing everything she can to ensure his name will live on, and that comes from not shying away from the circumstancesread more →

  • Sections: News, Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Amy Barr

    Nutritionist, witty champion of the needy, dies at 64

    Amy Barr, a 19-year resident of Carbondale and recently appointed Executive Director of LIFT- UP, the Food Bank of the Rockies, succumbed to metastatic cancer at her home on March 22.

    Known throughout the Aspen…

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    Pages of the Past: Big boulders in a little hot spring

    March 30, 1978

    Residents up the Crystal Valley expressed concerns that snow plows were increasing avalanche danger on McClure Pass by driving snow and debris off the road and denuding the hillside. Reached for comment, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson denied any such thing was happening andread more →

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    When the well runs dry

    Last week, Sue Rollyson and her neighbors on Red Dog Road up the Crystal woke up without water. The subdivision’s well, which had operated consistently since the 1970s, had run dry.

    “When you are trying to live your normal modern life with no running water,read more →