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    Ram tracksters head to state

    At Roaring Fork High School, geometry and physics are as much a part of track and field as the physical act of running. Coach Ryan Erickson makes sure of it.

    “I just love the technical aspect of the sport,” he said, crouching over his measurementread more →

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    Volunteers help mustangs thrive in northwestern Colorado

    Piceance Mustangs is not just the name of a wild horse herd in northwest Colorado. It’s also the name of a new outfit that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) do a better job taking care of that herd. The group, comprised of volunteers from all overread more →

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    Pending boat requirements protect Colorado waterways

    If you spend time on lakes and reservoirs, be advised that in addition to the boat registration requirements already in effect, there will be a new $25 stamp to buy starting in 2019. The penalty for launching your vessel without it is $100, and if you’re caught bringingread more →

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    RFHS senior keeps solar rolling

    When it came time for Roaring Fork High School student Ralph Good to decide on his senior Capstone project, he naturally thought of his passion for solar cars. He proposed that he document his past experience leading the RFHS team to a championship at a national competition forread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Carbondale’s got talent

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    May 18, 1978

    Carbondale Police Chief Verne Soucie announced his intention to run for Garfield County Sheriff. With 20 years in law enforcement in Carbondale, Arvada and Jefferson County, Soucie seemed confident in his chances of nabbing…

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    Goodman leaves lasting legacy at RFHS

    There’s nothing Kelsie Goodman values more than community, but sometimes that can lead to difficult decisions. Case in point, moving to Basalt for a temporary teaching position six years ago, and leaving her position as vice principal at Roaring Fork High School to move back home.

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    Local apothecary highlights the people behind the products

    When walking into Wyatt’s Apothecary at 259 Main St., it’s easy not to notice the miniature bench at the entrance, a subtle nod to the store’s barely-six-months-old namesake.

    Jeremy “Jambo” Morris is completely enamored with fatherhood, and he’s also relishing being a new shop owner. Likeread more →

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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.

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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.

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