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    Pages of the Past: Water, snow and illicit apricots

    Feb. 9, 1978
    Roland Fischer of the Colorado RIver Water Conservation District penned a guest column in opposition to the Division of Wildlife’s attempts to enforce minimum stream flow laws on the Crystal River. While he praised the idea of supporting fish and habitat, he feared it would improve… read more →

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    Sisu endures — but we could use six weeks of winter

    On a warm January day, a group of men regarded the muddy entrance to the Spring Gulch Trail system with the practiced eyes of recreationalists, ranchers and engineers.

    It’s ostensibly a meeting about parking lot improvements, but the spectre of drought is pervasive.

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    Graham’s legacy sparks art, scholarship

    Angus Graham never wanted his work to become the point of conversation — in a handwritten note about his pottery, he described his art’s purpose as a complementary one. “Pots are never meant to be alone,” he wrote. “Thus I never want my pots to overpower a situationread more →

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    Brannigan’s All State Choir performance a first for RFHS

    More than 2,000 singers across the state registered to audition, but it’s so notoriously rigorous that only 1,717 of them completed the process. Less than 30 percent were selected, and Roaring Fork High School senior Cal Brannigan was among them.

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    Senior living proposal headed to trustees

    The proposed Sopris Lodge Assisted Living Community is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the Planning and Zoning Commission’s unanimous vote to approve the special use permit required.
    The commission, with staff approval, also recommended that the Board of Trustees move to approve the overall… read more →

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    Dandelion Market’s future in question… again

    Carbondale Community Food Cooperative members will face a number of options at their next meeting, but one looms larger than the others: dissolution. Without more volunteers to take on shifts to keep the Dandelion Market operating, that’s exactly what will likely happen.

    “We are truly at a crucial point,” said… read more →

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    Pages of the Past: Art, snow and natural gas

    Feb. 2, 1978
    Although newly enacted “Per cent for Art” legislation wasn’t slated to take effect until summer, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities advocated for applying it to the new town hall when it began construction earlier in the year. In essence, they planned to request that… read more →

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    Panic elsewhere illustrates benefits of preparation here

    In the midst of evacuations earlier this month in Montecito, Calif., Laura Bartels’s retreat group maintained calm in the literal storm. That’s because Bartels, executive director of the Mindful Life Program and who was leading the California retreat, had taken several precautions in the event that their plans would have to change. “There were red-flag warnings — they’d had 100-degree days and high winds,” Bartels said. read more →
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    Habitat ReStore gets a new home of its own

    Sharing is caring, as the adage goes, and now there’s a 40,500-square-foot embodiment of the sentiment in the Valley. The new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 53 Calaway, Ct., officially opened Jan. 19, and it’s been abuzz ever since. “I’m guessing, based on how busy it was, we had to have over 500 people — easy — on Friday and Saturday,” Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley President Scott Gilbert said of the store’s opening weekend. “It’s kind of like a frenzy.” read more →
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    Wax, from a shed in Carbondale to gear everywhere

    Praise be! There’s finally snow! Wet, heavy snow. And while this reporter is all about earning turns, there’s a way to work smarter — not harder — while on the hill, thanks largely in part to Carbondale local Peter Arlein and friends. Arlein is the founder and CEO of Snow Shed Wax. The company, which makes a topsheet spray for skis and snowboards, distributes to retail stores in the United States and Canada and online behemoths like Backcountry.com. read more →