Stuff by Lynn Burton

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    The Crystal Mill: How to get there, how to shoot it

    An entomologist for the Colorado State Forest Service is predicting a good leaf-changing season this year. “They (aspen) look better than they’ve looked in a long time,” the entomologist told the Denver Post. As usual, the peak leaf-peeking time is late September to early October.
    With that information in… read more →

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    Thompson House Museum closed all summer — reopening more than a year away

    The Thompson House Museum has been closed to the public all summer, due to structural problems. Estimated cost to fix the problems: about $1 million according to Sue Gray, the Carbondale Historical Society’s museum director. The Sopris Sun put the following questions to Gray via email. Here are her… read more →

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    Eighteen-wheeler attempts four-wheel road

    A semi truck hauling a 40-foot trailer shut down the road to the ghost town of Crystal, after becoming stuck at the base of Daniel’s Hill, east of Marble, on Thursday, Aug. 17.

    Pictures of the truck trickled out on social media, with comments mostly blaming the driver for his… read more →

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    Introducing: Sweet Jessup and the Dirty Buckets

    This reporter heard Sweet Jessup and the Dirty Buckets on KDNK a while back and figured they were probably a touring band playing at Steve’s Guitars that night. Wrong.

    They are local folks.

    After hearing the band play to a good-sized crowd at the KDNK First Friday open house a… read more →

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    The Marble Hub: What is it and how did it get here?

    A few establishments like the Marble Hub might be scattered around the country, but it’s safe to say there are not many.

    Located in the 113-year-old former Marble City State Bank building, the nonprofit Hub is part coffee bar, part book and t-shirt store, which also offers packaged snacks, locally… read more →

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    GCPLD Report: Library board meeting draws a crowd

    The June 1 Garfield County Public Libraries District (GCPLD) board meeting in Carbondale attracted more than two dozen members of the public and several had comments. Library board meetings are at 2pm on the first Thursday of each month, rotating around the various library branches from Parachute to Carbondale.

    Why… read more →

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    GarCo Library board denies book ban appeal

    In a special meeting on April 24, the Garfield County library board voted 7-0 to retain three books that a library district resident had challenged earlier in the year, according to Garfield County Libraries Director Jamie LaRue.

    The books were:read more →

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    Looking back: KDNK’s 16th birthday sure was sweet

    The old Valley Journal reported in its April 22, 1999 issue that everyone “pretty much agreed” KDNK’s 16th birthday party was the best one ever.

    Held at the Days Inn community room, “The food was good and the beer didn’t run out until everyone was pretty much ready to leave… read more →

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    Proposed RV resort dominated town talk in 1985

    In late 1985, it didn’t take long for the old Valley Journal to speculate about the impacts of a possible RV resort at the south-end of town.

    “Maybe we’ll get a clothing store that sells white belts and white shoes,” wrote Valley Journal editor Michael Paludan. “Maybe we’ll get a… read more →

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    KDNK turning 40: Anecdotes and other notes

    Anecdote: “A short or amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.”

    Well, with hundreds of volunteer DJs, dozens of board and staff members, plus numerous supporters and observers, anecdotes from the past 40-plus years are plentiful. Let’s start with the pre-opening night at the Crystal Theatre, on… read more →