Stuff by Lynn Burton

  • Locations: News Published

    Marble Ski Area fight raged 50 years ago

    As Colorado ski areas boomed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a couple of Denver developers decided they wanted in on the action. They eventually set their sights on Marble, a near ghost town about 25 miles as the crow flies, west-southwest of Aspen.

    Theread more →

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    Helicopter called in to douse Marble house fire

    Firefighters called in a helicopter from Rifle to douse a small brush fire near the old Marble ski area on May 27, according to Carbondale Fire District Chief Rob Goodwin.

    Responders found the body of a male at the site. The Gunnison County coroner hasread more →

  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Try some destination photography in Monument Valley

    There’s good news and bad news if you’re mulling over a quick trip west to Monument Valley.

    The bad news: The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park composes the bulk of Monument Valley but, as of June 1, is closed until further notice due to COVID, accordingread more →

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    Artist Tracey Harris settles in Marble

    Here is something most non-artists don’t know and many artists can only dream about: when an artist starts doing solo shows, galleries take notice and sometimes contact them to join a roster, rather than the artist contacting the gallery.

    That’s what happened to Marble artist Traceyread more →

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    Information surfaces on little-known Marble quarry GM

    Much is known about Col. Channing Meek, the enterprising businessman who turned a marginal marble quarry into a nationwide operation in the years from 1905 until his untimely death in 1912. Less was known about Meek’s globe-trotting general manager at the Colorado Yule Marble Company.

    Untilread more →

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    Town seeks input on possible new swimming pool

    The town isn’t exactly jumping into the deep end to build a new swimming pool, but it is sticking a toe in the shallow part.

    As a first step, Carbondale residents are being asked to take a public survey to help town officials decide what amenitiesread more →

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    Moxley eyes spot in new professional football league

    While most National Football League players and fans have Super Bowl Sunday circled on their 2019 calendar, Trae Moxley is looking forward to the week after. That’s when the new Alliance of American Football  league kicks off its 12-week season, and the Roaring Fork High School alum hopesread more →

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    Final page turns for Novel-Tea bookstore

    You heard it all the time in Carbondale, back in the 1980s and 1990s. “Carbondale needs a bookstore,” they said.

    Coming out of the 1960s, after the town had withered for decades like a water-starved potato plant, Carbondale had been on a cultural and economic rollread more →