• Locations: News Published

    COVID outbreaks at schools teach hard lessons

    When Ross Montessori School (RMS) closed on Nov. 15 due to a coronavirus outbreak among staff and students, the school tallied 56 infections since Oct. 11, with 12 active cases. In the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) weekly Outbreak Report, the RMS count stood at 61. Even… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFSD board approves one-time staff bonuses

    At a Nov. 10 meeting, two outgoing Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) board members — Jennifer Rupert and Jennifer Scherer — were honored with resolutions recognizing their service. Rupert served for six years, including three as board president and Scherer served for four years. Board President Natalie Torres also read… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town's future coming into focus

    UPDATE: Carbondale trustees unanimously voted to offer employment as the Town’s next manager to Lauren Gister. She is currently the first selectwoman/mayor of the town of Chester, Connecticut. Mayor Dan Richardson clarified that, as first selectwoman/mayor, Gister serves as a combination of mayor/manager for Chester, a town not unlike… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Housing Stability Coalition pursues solutions

    These days, here in the Roaring Fork Valley and well beyond, the subject of housing comes up in conversations held from family dining room tables to city council meetings. Rent is sky high and the average sale price for a home in Carbondale is well over a million dollars.

    Many… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Weighing methane capture

    The view from the Dutch Creek Mine Number One, above Redstone, was breathtaking but the air was breathless. The stillness made the constant coursing of the methane gas from the old mine portal even more pronounced. 

    Chris Caskey is a climatologist from Paonia and owner of the Delta Brick… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - November 24, 2021

    Re: Solar, Storage, Scotland

    It’s too bad the three-county community solar and storage study only received such brief notice in the Nov. 11 paper. While it shows a lot of solar potential, it shows the many limitations locally. Some of those may be overcome someday, but mostly our topography is… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Season of giving opens with Tom’s Door

    When I moved to Carbondale before Christmas 2018, I wanted to send a taste of Colorado back to friends and family in my native Minnesota. One day, while waiting for a table at The Village Smithy, I found a display rack filled with greeting cards, each decorated with a photo… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - November 24, 2021

    Holiday card swap

    Through Dec. 4, the Carbondale Library hosts a holiday card swap. People can bring their old/unused holiday cards from years past and exchange them for “new-to-you” designs. For more information, call the library at 970-963-2889. 

    Space Force

    The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Español Published

    El poder del agradecimiento

    Piensa en tres cosas de las que estás agradecido, ¿cuáles son? Escríbelas en algún papel, o en las notas de tu teléfono antes de continuar. Créeme, las necesitarás después de leer esto.

    Ahora sí, proseguimos.

    La gratitud le da sentido a tu pasado, trae paz para el hoy, y crea… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Español Published

    La gran Frida Kahlo hace historia

    El martes, 16 de noviembre, se hizo historia cuando el autorretrato de Frida Kahlo, “Diego y yo” pintado en 1949 quebró récords al ser la obra latinoamericana más cara jamás vendida. Sotheby’s estimó el precio de la obra entre 30 y 50 millones de dólares. Al final, fue vendida a… read more →