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    Ram athletes swing into spring

    There’s no shortage of athletic opportunity at Roaring Fork High School in the spring, and students are taking advantage of it. More than 100 students — roughly a third of the school — are enrolled in baseball, track and field, girls’ soccer or junior varsity girls’ lacrosse.

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    AVLT Red Hill Project meets funding commitment goals

    The “Save Red Hill” project, a collaborative effort between the Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale, has been funded at $1.35 million. But now that funding is secured, the work is just beginning.

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    Ballot asks voters whether to continue streetscape fund via 2A

    In addition to electing town trustees, voters will be asked whether or not to approve ballot measure 2A, which seeks to extend Carbondale’s streetscape fund through 2030. The fund, which originally passed in 1999 and again in 2010, is the town’s sole dedicated monetary resource for public worksread more →

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    Pages of the Past: The box

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    March 23, 1978

    Carbondale Middle School Principal Everett Knutson defended the use of a plywood box as a discipline tool even as Superintendent Nick Massaro ordered the device destroyed. Knutson had reportedly asked janitor Bill Bartrem to…

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    Skiing a year-round sport for local teen

    Spring has arrived and ski season is just about over in the Roaring Fork Valley. Temperatures are on the rise and snow levels (what little there was this year) are on the wane.  Ski enthusiasts are packing up and putting their skis in storage until next winter. read more →

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    Carbondale residency is dance troupe’s first all together in U.S.

    For a time, it seemed rehearsing via Skype was the best way to work with the entirety of the company — after all, the Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) is a transnational troupe, with Artistic Director Samar Haddad King in Palestine and Associate Artistic Director Zoe Rabinowitz inread more →

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    Obituary: Jack Real

    Jack Real, 82, died in his sleep on March 16, 2018 in his No Name home.

    A midwestern boy, fond of his meat and potatoes, Jack opened his heart to all he met, but turned a will of steel to social justice issues

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    Neighbors evacuated as Basalt home searched

    An investigation into hazardous bottles in the Roaring Fork River lead to a search at the Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park on the evening of March 16.

    According to a Pitkin County press release, around 40 people from multiple agencies participated in the operation. “In the interest of public… read more →

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    UN club helps cultivate model citizens at RFHS

    The Roaring Fork High School Model United Nations club came home from New York with a concrete victory: the students representing Cote d’ Ivoire — or the Ivory Coast in English — cosponsored a resolution regarding the protection and safety of journalists, and three of their proposals maderead more →

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    Learn to love monsters with ‘The Voices Project’

    “Blame is a monster I can’t seem to kill off,” sophomore Daniela Rivera observes in a deeply personal vignette she will perform as part of “The Voices Project” — an interdisciplinary, multi-school performance which takes place March 16 and 17 at Thunder River Theatre.

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