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  • Locations: News Published

    Walking on Fire

    Got my flashlight, it’s 10 a.m.

    The sun is somewhere hiding

    Never seen it so dark before

    Only in stories and folklore

    Walking on fire, where to go?

    Performing under the moniker “Ollella”, Ellie Barber is equal partsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Drought inspires collaboration by water users

    For the third summer in a row, the Colorado Water Trust (CWT) has acquired water from Ruedi Reservoir to support endangered fish near Palisade. The unique agreement aligns environmental organizations, irrigation districts, federal agencies and philanthropists.

    The CWT led a coalition that includes Grand Valley Waterread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Test results require a closer look

    On Sept. 1, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) posted school and district results from 2021 statewide assessments, including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments in English language arts and math. The CDE also posted PSAT (Preliminary SAT) and SAT results.

    In earlyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Sept. 9, 2021

    Climate action

    CLEER will host a community forum at the Third Street Center on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. to update residents on the Town of Carbondale’s climate actions and progress to date. Local experts will present and participant input is welcome for specific action steps as they… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Oh my God: Aliveness

    Gilded, her silhouette shimmered amid the silver tumult of a sea collapsing upon itself. Bracing spray chased her up the beach; receding reflections of sky pulled at her feet. Unconstrained; another mammal, this daughter of mine, at play beneath wheeling, crying gulls, gliding pelicans and a falling sun.read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Sept. 9, 2021

    Climate action

    I’ve been devoted to climate action for about 10 years. We have been saying that the destruction from climate change will be a catastrophe for our children and especially our grandchildren. To be honest, that didn’t mean anything to most people.

    Butread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local farm aspires to global impact

    Glimpses of bright, reflective ribbon shine out from between dense masses of green at the Wild Mountain Seeds greenhouse. These silver and neon orange ribbons are strung around plants that look healthy, green and bear a robust fruit. Around the flagged plants, others wilt and brown, struggling to grow.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Riding into the wreck

    It was the summer of 2019 and I was sitting in the grandstand at Gus Darien Arena. The first round of ranch bronc riding was underway. A bronc came flying out of the bucking chute and took that cowboy clear across the arena. A man on horseback roderead more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Hanging Lake trail damage closes public access

    Damage from recent debris flows closed the Hanging Lake trail for the remainder of 2021 and work to restore the trail could continue into 2023. Thankfully, the area’s ecology is showing signs of a quick recovery. According to White River National Forest hydrologist Justin Anderson, “We saw intenseread more →

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    RFHS fall sports return

    Roaring Fork Rams Sports (listed times are varsity games)

    Last week’s scores – L=loss, W=win, (score)

    Girls volleyball, Aug. 26, L – Coal Ridge (3) @ Roaring Fork (0)

    Girls volleyball, Aug. 28 Tournament, L- Soroco (3), Roaring Fork (0)

    L – Little… read more →