Archive

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The Bread War: Carbondale on the frontline

    2021 sure seems to be a year of big change. New habits (and buildings!) are cropping up faster than the tulips, as we all try to figure out how to cope with our new normal. Between learning how to bake bread, entertaining ourselves at home and cutting out the… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Tell Governor Polis to enact his own climate action roadmap

    By Will Hodges

    The governor isn’t serious about achieving his own climate goals. Yesterday, he announced he intends to veto Senate Bill 200, a law going through the State Assembly that would give some oomph to his own greenhouse gas reduction goals passed two years ago.

    The state’s…

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  • Locations: Opinion Published

    News Analysis: The demise of dispersed camping

    The Forest Service’s new management plan for the Crested Butte area is one of the most substantial moves away from “boondocking” in favor of established campgrounds we’ve seen in our neck of the woods — and I’m strangely okay with it.

    Your own reaction, I’m guessing, comesread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    To persons reluctant to vaccinate ...

    By George Bohmfalk

    I am a retired neurosurgeon. Like over 95% of physicians, I received a vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as I could. I had only a very brief reaction, feeling tired and a little sore for about 24 hours. Now I feel very safe and secure…

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  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Earth Day, cats and birds

    By Nancy Peterson

    The celebration of Earth Day marks a key victory of the modern environmental movement in the United States in 1970.

    Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin envisioned the very first Earth Day, harnessing the energy of student anti-war protests toread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Local government in action

    Guest opinion by Bill Kight

    At the April 13th Carbondale Town Trustee meeting, my participation via Zoom was to exercise my right to petition and my right to freedom of speech.

    My family lives in the Cleveland Place development to the west of Eighth Street andread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This Is Your Backyard

    By Alex Menard

    The Upper Crystal River Valley, from Marble to Schofield Pass, is the finest backyard anyone could wish for. Mostly spectacular wilderness, it also contains the town of Crystal with the famous mill and other historic mining sites. It is home to majestic mountains from the rugged granite… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Michael and Karla

    By Ron Kokish

    It was 1970. We had professional degrees, a house, beginning careers and a three-year-old son, The Great Society, weed and Beatles music. A bright future seemed certain for us and our country. The only thing missing was a daughter. As weekend hippies, we easily fixed that by… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: I should’ve gone to Vassar

    “There’s a time and a place for everything … It’s called college.” -Chef Jerome McElroy

    When I was growing up, the question wasn’t, “Are you going to college?” It was, “Where are you going to college?” I attended a state university right after high school, but in hindsight, that wasn’t… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: In praise of nurses

    I didn’t plan to spend extended periods with nurses in the year of COVID-19. But after three eye surgeries gave me an up-close and personal view, I came away convinced that nursing must be a “calling,” something akin to ministry.
    These days, cataract surgery is almost routine (or was… read more →