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  • Locations: News Published

    “Spring for Joy" with High Country Sinfonia

    High Country Sinfonia (HCS) presents “Spring for Joy,” a revival concert series, on the weekend of May 21 in Basalt, Carbondale and Aspen.

    HCS, founded in 2015 by President Wendy Larson, is a 22-member, all-volunteer string orchestra comprised of professional and semi-professional musicians who live inread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - May 20, 2021

    Lead King Loop

    I am writing you to express my dismay about what I witnessed on Sunday, May 16, 2021. My wife and I hiked from the bottom of Daniels Hill to the Crystal Mill and back. We chose this day because it was clear to me (and… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Why am I cracking up now?

    By Paula Mayer.

    We have all seen the news and read the papers: interpersonal violence and mass shootings over the last few months are escalating. At the same time, Garfield County Overall Covid-19 Score is green and 45% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated (garfield-county.com). On May

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  • Locations: News Published

    Restoring Rifle habitat

    As mountain meadowlarks called out, Lisa Tasker buzzed about Rifle Creek’s banks among a sea of small pink flags emerging from the ground. She delivered cottonwood, willow, rose, serviceberry, sumac sage, and oak saplings to be planted at each flag to about 30 shovel-bearing volunteers organized by Middleread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: The heady high of hens

    So, COVID has you contemplating chickens? Homebound, several of our friends have taken on a flock and it’s been fun to watch their affection blossom. It was a big step; hens live from five to ten years, so there’s little room for impulsiveness. Still interested? Read on andread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - May 13, 2021

    Holy Cross

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve the member consumers of Holy Cross Energy as a member of their board of directors since 2012. I am seeking reelection to the board to continue the work that my fellow board members, Holy Cross’sread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Fundraising made fun

    After a two-year hiatus in fundraising, Basalt Middle School (BMS) is excited to launch a new annual event – and it’s not selling magazines.

    Digging deep, Principal Jennifer Ellsperman references school values to explain their shift in fundraising efforts.

    “Fundraisers in the past [entailed]read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    EPIC Performance Center opens in Basalt

    By Betina Infante

    The Aspen Clinic (TAC) expands its offer with a new, 2,400 square-foot EPIC Performance Center, which opened on May 10 in Orchard Plaza, next to RJ Paddywacks Pet Outfitter and Jaffa Middle Eastern Kitchen. The EPIC (endurance, performance, intensity & coaching) Performance Center will offer… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Three RFSD teachers move on up

    Three Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) teachers and Carbondale residents move into assistant principal positions this fall.

    Cora Carballeira, known endearingly as Ms. Carb, is an eighth-grade science teacher at Carbondale Middle School (CMS) and will become Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) assistant principal this fall.

    Her… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Testing water quality below Grizzly burn scar

    The Middle Colorado Watershed Council (MCWC) is a non-profit focused on protecting the Colorado River between the mouth of Glenwood Canyon, at the Garfield-Eagle county line, and De Beque. This 75-mile stretch of river passes through Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle andread more →