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    Carbondale enacts water restrictions

    Due to decreasing flows in the Crystal River and due to increasing demands on the Town’s potable water system, the Town Manager is implementing the following restrictions beginning at midnight, Monday, July 30.

    That means: 
    • No outdoor irrigation between 10 a.m.  and 3:00 p.m. 
    • Properties with… read more →

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    Setting the stage for Mountain Fair

    Two weeks ago, artist Lindsay Jones was sitting outside her garden-level apartment in Carbondale with a dozen or more wooden plant-inspired shapes scattered on the ground around her.

    Some as big as six feet around, they were the art pieces for one of her largestread more →

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    Piecing together an angel

    Diane Orlov’s studio space in the Third Street Center is filled with hundreds of carefully stored plates, each harboring glass pebbles in different sizes and colors arranged in different designs. But those plates aren’t the designs’ final destination: they’re pieces that will create a larger whole on anread more →

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    Why a cyclery rolled into Carbondale

    Not many people accidentally stumble into Why Cycles, as you have to successfully navigate the Dolores Way commercial maze in order to find its 2605 address. But those who do are rewarded with offerings of a libation from the coffee bar (which, in addition to a sleek espressoread more →

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    When the music’s over, get on your bike

    Carbondale’s Full Moon Cruise has waxed and waned, but if history is any guide, this month’s Mountain Fair ride is likely to prove particularly bright.

    The last time circumstances so aligned, hundreds of cyclists flooded Main Street right after the slideshow, breaking into several smallerread more →

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    Trustees raise tobacco age, keep marijuana tax

    Having increased regulation of tobacco and decreased taxation for marijuana on the same Board of Trustees agenda seemed like a contrast, but the final outcome on July 24 showed a measure of consistency.

    Several meetings worth of discussion came to fruition with an ordinance increasingread more →

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    Carbondale leads county for 2018 DUI citations

    With the summer festivities and cool mountain nights comes a stern reminder from the Carbondale Police Department to stay safe and refrain from driving while intoxicated.

    The reminder is especially salient here, because Carbondale sees a relatively high rate of DUI citations compared to neighboringread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Water battles and dry heat

    July 27, 1978

    In a story on mid-valley water battles, Don Sky described a turn-of-the-century dispute in which a farmer threatened to shoot another for stealing his water, but missed and was killed by the alleged thief. By ‘78, however, lawyers were the preferred weapon for the purpose,read more →

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    Lake Christine Fire mostly contained

    Firebreaks had been established around 87 percent of the Lake Christine Fire perimeter by July 31 and that figure was expected to grow as the Type Two Incident Command Team prepared to hand things off to a smaller crew.

    At more than 12,000 acres, the blaze has eclipsed 2002 Coal… read more →

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    Former teacher builds her pack with dog-care business

    Just a year after Ashley Gann landed her dream job — teaching physical education at Roaring Fork High School — budget cuts prompted a career pivot that has earned her more money and growth potential.

    “I didn’t find out until a month before school ended thatread more →