Stuff by James Steindler

  • Locations: News Published

    Everyone gets a say on Ascendigo Ranch

    This week’s Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting lasted three days – a bit above average. Ascendigo Autism Services persists toward its goal to build the Ascendigo Ranch on Missouri Heights northeast of Carbondale.

    Keep Missouri Heights Rural (KMHR), an interest group created in opposition to constructing… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Prepared and on high alert

    Fires break out, one after the other, and Coloradans know from the smoke in the air before hearing the news. The ongoing drought has deepened into what’s now the tenth driest year in the past 127, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System (drought.org). Already, wildfiresread more →

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    Old ways colliding with the new

    Ranching as a way of life has been part of Carbondale’s DNA since before the town’s inception, but the culture is now stymied in the wake of a development surge. While the rodeo lot fills way-over capacity on Thursday evenings, ranching families that gave rise to the traditionread more →

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    Fire, on and off the agenda

     

    Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) had a couple of short sessions during the first two public meetings in June.

    The public speaks

    The BOCC addressed public comments not on the agenda for the first hour of the June 7 meeting. A number of community members…

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    Housing policy: from top to bottom

    Housing availability and affordability was pinched by the pandemic. While tenants struggled to pay their rent, landlords faltered on mortgage payments, thus creating a void in the housing market. Deep pockets filled the gap and, in this scenic valley, home prices skyrocketed as those with the capital toread more →

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    Woody and Dumpling spread hope and joy

    “Trying to share this with anyone I know that loves to smile,” reads a personal note from Sean Jeffries of Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC). And how right he is! TRTC’s collaboration with Stage of Life Theatre Company (SoL), “Woody and Dumpling and the Journey Back to Normal”, is… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Academia de ciudadanos inicia en Carbondale

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    El Departamento de Policía de Carbondale (CPD) quiere que hagas preguntas. Sí, has leído bien. Aquellos que estén interesados pueden aprender cómo es servir y proteger en esta comunidad. Por lo tanto, este verano el CPD está llevando a cabo su primera Academiaread more →

  • Locations: News, Obituaries Published

    Obituary: George Stranahan

    November 5, 1931 – May 20, 2021

    Remember the old Flying Dog Brew Pub in Aspen? The subterranean hideout was inviting to all, even pipsqueeks like myself at the time. My parents ordered us fried calamari and it was always on the house. I didn’t pay particular attention to…

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  • Locations: Español Published

    Persisten dudas en caso Francisco

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Tras casi seis meses de litigio, el caso penal contra Michael Francisco fue oficialmente cerrado. Si bien esa parte del asunto está resuelta, la gente se pregunta qué es lo que sigue.

    “Lo fundamental, en lo que a mí respecta,read more →

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    Citizens' Academy launches this June

    The Carbondale Police Department (CPD) wants you to ask questions. Yes, you read that right. Those who are interested can learn what it’s like to serve and protect in this community. Therefore, CPD is conducting its first Citizens’ Academy (CA) this summer. 

    “Police departments all across the country… read more →