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    The start of a new season, even if it doesn’t look like it

    Spring sports are like the time they fill — unpredictable but full of promise.

    With basketball officially over following playoff losses March 1 and 2, the Roaring Fork High School auxiliary gym now hosts a wide array of outdoor sports practicing inside because of snow. Games are scheduled… read more →

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    Avalanche pros emphasize safety following heavy snowfall

    With great snow comes great responsibility.

    The Colorado Rockies have enjoyed an above average snowpack this season, which means locals and visitors alike have been recreating abundantly in the mountains. But the heavy snowfall has increased the risk of avalanche danger statewide, as well as caused transportation woes… read more →

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    Susie Strode’s legacy echoes beyond the airwaves

    It’s difficult to pin Susie Strode down, even posthumously. But that would likely make the music and travel lover smile.

    Whether DJing as Madame Gumbo on KDNK or hosting one of the myriad performances she curated in the lower Roaring Fork Valley via Music Gumbo Productionsread more →

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    Webber weaves together print and radio

    Megan Webber was of course thrilled to meet journalism icon Bob Woodward, but she admits that probably nobody at the Denver Athletic Club that night was more excited to meet her hero than Webber’s grandmother.

    “I brought her up to meet him, and she was speechless. Theread more →

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    Yllanes pleads to careless driving, speeding

    A Carbondale Trustee who was originally cited for driving under the influence of alcohol pleaded guilty to lesser offenses as part of a deal reached on Feb. 28.

    Luis Yllanes, 44, was stopped for speeding near the corner of Second Street and Snowmass Ave. just after midnight on… read more →

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    Terri Ritchie finishes stitching together The Sun

    is Sun, chances are Terri Ritchie was the one who took all the stories and pictures and pieced them together into a beautiful whole. Now, even as she begins a new role, she’s sewing The Sun in a more literal sense.

    But let’s not getread more →

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    Water wheel encounters lead to Tall Tale

    One of my latest historic interests is wooden water wheels.

    It started when I signed up for an outing with Museums of Western Colorado to the Escalante Canyon. It piqued my curiosity because it included a hike to “the only surviving water wheel on the Gunnisonread more →

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    A cooperative solution for a coop co-op

    The physical foundations may be poured sometime this week, but the philosophical foundations are already deep.

    The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is in the process of building employee housing on a small lot donated by longtime Carbondalian Kim Stacey. While no money changed hands whenread more →

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    Carbondale physician takes the helm at Valley View

    What does Valley View Hospital (VVH) have in common with the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, the country’s top ranked hospitals by US News and World Report? Once Carbondalian Brian Murphy fully settles in as CEO this summer, they will all boast physician leadership.

    VVH announcedread more →

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    Through the decades – a legacy of blacksmithing

    I knew that Carbondale had a history of blacksmithing. But I couldn’t believe it when Franz Froelicher, of Blue Heron Forge, said that at the turn of the millennium, 35 independent forges were counted in the Roaring Fork Valley.

    I had passed a handful onread more →