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    Carbondale to Crested Butte trail back with a draft

    Late last year, the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (OST) staff received more than 500 individual survey responses from the public regarding the Carbondale to Crested Butte trail. Now, it’s released a draft plan for the 83-mile proposed trail, with another survey available.

    Planners areread more →

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    Single hauler, required recycling favored as trustees talk trash

    After years of discussion, Carbondale’s Board of Trustees seem poised to get directly involved in municipal waste diversion with the goal of increasing landfill diversion and reducing street impacts and wildlife interactions.

    Although significant public discussion is still required before a final decision, the boardread more →

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    Roaring Fork Leadership and Ross Montessori partner to share harvest

    It was unanimous: the food would be distributed to as many people in need as possible throughout the Valley. The decision was easy, but figuring out the logistics of getting the harvest from Ross Montessori School’s garden to its desired recipients would take teamwork.

    That’s whereread more →

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    A hands-on project with a personal payoff

    Mike Topete has come a long way since he first, quite hesitantly, took a woodshop class his freshman year at Roaring Fork High School. Now a senior, he proposed a Capstone Project that would be “a personal, final test” of all the woodshop skills he’s learned over theread more →

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    Youngsters experience the unfairness of pioneer life

    May 12, 1988: Students at Carbondale Elementary got a taste of what life was like for early settlers in a project that challenged them to build their own miniature wagons in art class, read diaries from pioneer days and plan a wagon train with daily decisions on routes and supplies. read more →
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    Compassion and mindfulness are universal, local orgs say

    At one point, she asked her mom why she hadn’t been born a boy — after all, it seemed like for everything she wanted to do, her mother told her it was impossible as a girl. That was true of living at the monastery, too.

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    Festival las Americas’ biggest scholarship fundraiser yet

    Chris Pooley is perfecting his margarita recipe. It will likely be the libation of choice at Festival las Americas, and he wants to make sure he doesn’t disappoint.

    “I checked the weather report; we’re supposed to have good weather!” the immigration attorney said excitedly of Clubread more →

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    Spring sport season winding down

    Some seasons, participating in the district and regional tournaments turns into an untouchable dream by the end of the regular season. Others, the whole thing seem like a footnote on the path to state. This year is neither of those extremes.

    Both Roaring Fork High School’sread more →

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    7A election day approaching for Crown Mountain Park

    Carbondalians take note — your midvalley neighbors are in the process of making a decision that could impact area recreation for years to come.

    Voters in Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District are being asked to approve a permanent mill levy increase, with more than 1,000read more →

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    Special projects cap off senior year

    Seniors at Roaring Fork High School this year have been juggling more than just the typical load of classes, extracurricular activities, college applications and job searches.

    Hannah Bingaman has been training to become an equine therapy rider for children on the Autism spectrum. Cal Braniganread more →