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  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Raymond John Bourg Jr.

    Raymond John Bourg Jr. left this earth July 11, 2018 with family at his side. Ray was born in Bridgeville Pennsylvania on Nov. 12, 1954 to Raymond John Bourg Sr. and Veronica Ewing Bourg. Ray is survived by his sister, Renee (Don) Bourg-Giarrusso, Brother Ed (Kathleen) Scott, Bernieread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Our post office

    Dear Editor:

    It’s not the Pony Express anymore at the Carbondale PO but there is a Wild Horse Race behind the counter.

    Whoa! it is actually a copy of a mural done by Redstone Artist Frank Mechau, a native of Glenwood commissioned byread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Fire diary from a startled artist

    Dear Editor:

    (Editor’s note: This statement was written the day the Lake Christine fire turned very threatening to the communities of Basalt and El Jebel.)

    The Fire is a (expletive) beast. Just huge and totally out of control. Watched it yesterday move away fromread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    GarCo enacts stage two fire restrictions

    Stage two fire restrictions have been instituted for all unincorporated private, state and BLM lands within Garfield County and throughout White River National Forest.

    That means: 

    · No fires/campfires/stove fires, this includes wood or charcoal burning stoves and fireplaces in mountain cabins.

    · No charcoal grills and no wood or coal… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    A sneaky move by the BLM

    Dear Editor:

    I read with great dismay in last Friday’s Post Independent that the BLM wants to abandon their offices in Garfield County and “move” to Grand Junction.

    Although I can see there are monetary savings if the BLM offices are consolidated intoread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Guest Column from Diane Mitsch Bush, 3rd Congressional District democratic candidate

    I am running for Congress because Donald Trump and Congressman Scott Tipton are moving us backwards and they are dividing us. My guiding principle is that together we can create a more just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous future for ALL;read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Settlement reached in Thompson Divide lawsuit

    Press release from Wilderness Workshop

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Friday that it has reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed by oil and gas company SG Interests over the cancellation of 18 leases to drill in the Thompson Divide area of the White River Nationalread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Guest Column from Arn Menconi, 3rd Congressional District democratic candidate

    Follow the money and you see who and want runs America. What are the federal government’s five biggest benefactors?
    1. Finance & Banking
    2. Military and Security complex
    3. Oil and Gasread more →

  • Published

    A Wes-side story of a ‘homeless’ man

    Editor’s note: A version of this story ran in the June 10 Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

    Last June 3, Wesley Paul “Wes” Bright, 45, a homeless man, was accidentally struck by a truck crossing Highway 133 in Carbondale between Village Road and Dolores Way. Bright’s neckread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Oliver Nimmo

    June 21, 2013 – May 30, 2018

    Oliver was born in Denver to Harlan and Tamara Nimmo on June 21, 2013. Oliver died on May 30, 2018 in the wee hours of the morning. He was 22 days short of being 5 years old.

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