Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    An election to decide who runs the elections

    For the first time in decades, the county clerk and recorder’s office is a contested seat. Here, we sat with incumbent Jean Alberico and challenger Bonnie McLean in separate interviews.

    Jean Alberico (D)

    Alberico has served in some capacity in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’sread more →

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    Commissioner candidates differ on proposition 112

    Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about the upcoming midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 (if you’re unsure whether you’re registered at your current address, you can check that status at This week, in the first of a two-part series, we spoke with each of the contendersread more →

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    Basalt apartment complex 'uninhabitable' after pipe comes through the ceiling

    A “utilities emergency” prompted the mandatory evacuation of all 56 units of the Roaring Fork Apartments at 111 Emma Rd. in Basalt on Oct. 2.

    Early on, I’d requested the American Red Cross for their assistance,” said Richard Cornelius, a division chief with theread more →

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    Chamber’s Business Confluence gives local state of affairs

    The Chamber of Commerce asked locals what they wanted out of a business confluence, and the survey answer was clear: Carbondalians want to be informed about what’s happening in their community. At the Sept. 19 event, the chamber delivered.

    In a seemingly rapid-fire, 90-minute series ofread more →

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    Boy, girl or fill in the blank...

    Zayna Meyer doesn’t quite remember when she realized she identified as a girl — it just sort of always seemed to be the case.

    “I guess I just had a weird feeling — like at five, I think. And whenever I had a dressread more →

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    DHM Design celebrates 20 years in Carbondale

    It takes a lot of work to keep the west wild, and DHM Design has long been a careful steward in that endeavor. The Carbondale office — one of four — just celebrated its 20th year in operation, and the Denver headquarters has a more-than 40-year legacy. read more →

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    No Man’s Land will expand until the need is gone

    Even as a teenager going to the beloved 5Point Film Festival, Aisha Weinhold recognized a gap in representation on the big screen. It’s one of the driving reasons she founded the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) in 2014 — to create a platform that featured women inread more →

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    An alignment by any other name

    After deliberating the details for the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail for two hours Tuesday afternoon, the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners and Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees agreed on one thing: words matter.

    “I think the trail alignment issue is ofread more →

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    Longhorns share long histories at all-class reunion

    In the digital age, in-person high school reunions can seem, well, outdated. In fact, the Basalt High School all-class reunion — an every-five-years tradition — almost didn’t happen this year.

    “I wasn’t sure that this was even worth doing again,” admitted Janice Duroux, one of theread more →

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    Open house slated for mixed-use development

    It’s been years in the making, but the plan for the Carbondale Marketplace — a 5.37-acre mixed-use project just west of the roundabout and south of the planned City Market — is finally ready for its public debut.

    “The property has been controversial for almostread more →