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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 →

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    Hospice helps you pack for your final journey

    Memento mori — remember you must die. And for those who see it coming and want to ease the transition, there’s hospice.

    “The dying process is extremely important and is one that needs to be cherished and celebrated. Would you prefer to be lying in yourread more →

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    Red Hill trail construction begins

    Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a public open house regarding the management plan for the land parcels gained from last year’s controversial Sutey Land Exchange.

    About 50 people came to that meeting, including members of the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Councilread more →

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    Local impacts of solar tariff mitigated

    Two local solar installers say the 30 percent federal tariff imposed in January on solar imports is not hurting them so far.

    The industry saw the tariff coming and bought extra product from abroad before it went into effect. What’s more, a change in Chineseread more →

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    Weiser explains Attorney General role during Carbondale campaign stop

    The state attorney general can be a deeply personalized political office that plays an active role in protecting Coloradan interests —  at least it should be, according to Democratic candidate Phil Weiser, who came through Carbondale last week in a series of roundtables to introduce himself to Roaringread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Bonedale the last to bend on open container

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 20, 1978

    Carbondale postmaster Glen Norton announced that home mail delivery would begin in the fall to all residential and business addresses within the city limits. The move was partially in response to insufficient post office…

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    The Sun’s guide to summiting Sopris

    It’s hard to look at Mount Sopris looming over the Valley and not think of climbing it.

    At 12,965 feet for both peaks, it’s far short of the fourteener status that usually attracts mountaineers, but its prominence and beauty more than make up for it.read more →