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    CPAC installs a new year of public art

    The Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC), established 18 years ago, is about to go into its “public” role once again with a celebration of a new round of 15 sculptures erected in “highly visible places around the town,” as stated on its Facebook page. To celebrate the 2017 collection of sculpture, submitted by artists from around Colorado as well as New Mexico, Oregon, and Minnesota, CPAC will hold its annual Art Walk on June 1, as a way of showing off the new group of art pieces to as many members of the public as show up. The Art Walk begins at Town Hall at 5:30 p.m., and culminates with a reception at The Launchpad. read more →
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    New book brings life to Fisher Cemetery

    he names of most cemeteries in these parts tend toward the geographic (Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen or Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum), the idyllic (Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle) or the generic (Evergreen Cemetery in Carbondale). Apparently only one is named after a person or family. It’s Fisher Cemetery at Spring Valley, located a few miles beyond Colorado Mountain College. read more →
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    Leading literacy expert explores reading debate

    A leading literacy expert explains an ongoing discussion in the education community at the Carbondale Branch Library at 7 p.m. on May 25. There are at least two components to this discussion: whether students better develop reading skills through formal study such as spelling lists and grammar/vocabulary exercises, or through reading for their own pleasure. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: No shortage of controversy over the decades

    May 26, 1977: Mayor John Fleet denied that there was any sort of feud brewing between the Town of Carbondale and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District. May 22, 1997: An old dispute over access to the undeveloped Te Ke Ki and Aspen Crystal River Estates subdivisions found new head when a local ranch manager plowed berms into the road south of Catherine Store. read more →
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    Public weighs in on Prince Creek biking improvements

    Nearly 60 people showed up at Carbondale Town Hall on May 17 to talk about plans for parking and other proposed improvements to an increasingly popular mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails system along Prince Creek Road south of town. In addition, more than 80 people submitted written comments to the Pitkin County Open Space & Trails Department’s website, mostly thanking the county for dealing with the situation but also offering numerous suggested changes based on their individual experiences and understanding of the issues involved. read more →
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    How Roaring Fork became a school of jazz

    Mark Gray sits on a stool in front of roughly 30 students whose chairs form an arc filling the band room at Roaring Fork High School (RFHS). Behind him is a whiteboard with the lines of a musical staff imprinted on one portion alongside handwritten calendar dates denoting “Battle of the Bands,” a May 31 dinner, and the school’s graduation — remaining dates of the band’s concerts. read more →
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    TRUU anuncia programa de santuario para inmigrantes

    La iglesia Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists (TRUU) de Carbondale está preparando para hacerse la primera iglesia en el valle que ofrece santuario, aunque todavía nadie lo está buscando en este momento. read more →
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    Unitarians announce immigration sanctuary program

    The Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists in Carbondale are prepared to become the valley's first sanctuary church, although at this point there in no one in line to seek their sanctuary. The program was announced publicly at an interfaith “vigil” in Glenwood Springs on Mother's Day, May 14. Rev. Shawna Foster, the minister of the TRUU, is also a politically active participant in other social-justice causes, such as the recent mission to send of goods and assistance from Carbondale to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. read more →
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    Local scholarships have students’ backs

    Local organizations announced $128,000 in financial aid for Roaring Fork High School students at scholarship night on May 15 as their proud parents listened to the litany. Though many of those present gave a great deal of credit to counselor Andrea Caruso, she was humble as she addressed the assembly. read more →
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    Board of Adjustment continues appeal for 728 Euclid

    The Carbondale Planning & Zoning Commission, acting as the Board of Adjustment on May 11, instructed staff to craft “findings” — the first step in a process that could lead to a building permit denial at 728 Euclid. Carbondale building official John Plano issued a building permit to Pat Kiernan to construct a 4,455-square-foot house on his 7,040-square-foot lot in March, but several neighborhood residents protested the issuance, leading to the May 11 Board of Adjustment meeting. read more →