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    Storms boost the snowpack to near-normal

    Colorado ended last year in an exceptional drought. By Oct. 2020, 22% of Colorado was categorized in “exceptional drought.” This number peaked at almost 28%, where it hovered for much of January.
    Exceptional drought (D4) is the most severe drought category used by the National Weather Service, and… read more →

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    Basalt launches community participation projects

    With an eye on the future, Town Council appointed council member Glenn Drummond as the official representative on the soon-to-be-launched Community Vision and Strategy Project Vista (Vista) under the Eagle County Stewardship Team. 

    Drummond is also a volunteer member of the Parks, Open Space and Trails committee.

    Under the Vista… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mature Content: Never say die

    By Kristi Nichols

    In March, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I emailed my oldest son a list of my financial details, a copy of my will, and my advanced medical directive. I thought it was the prudent thing to do in case I contracted the virus and died. Almost instantly, I received… read more →

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    My Friend, the North American Electric Grid

    My roof is equipped with an 8.5 kilowatt solar array, enough to supply household needs and to charge Sparky, our electric car. Our 25 solar panels free us from an electric bill; they don’t make us energy independent. In the summer, Xcel Energy sends us checks to pay for the… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - February 25, 2021

    Illuminated
    Light the Night with Love shined brightly, bringing community members, artists, youth and sponsors together to spread joy and laughter. Carbondale Arts believes this is crucial as we maneuver through what, we hope, are the final months of strict COVID regulations. The event was safe and creative and… read more →

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    The Happening

    Being a photographer, I attempt to use images, rather than words, to capture my experiences. However, I was so impressed by the immersive experience of the HeART Walk/Light the Night with Love event, that I feel compelled to add to my images. If you are a child of the ‘50s… read more →

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    Government Briefs - February 18, 2021

    GarCo reps oppose 30 x 30
    The Garfield County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution opposing President Biden’s executive order to preserve 30% of public land and water by 2030. Noting that 62% of Garfield County is public land, the commissioners say that this executive order would likely harm the… read more →

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    Hometown author shines

    David Anderson remembers his childhood in Carbondale as some of the best days of his life and adds, “It was kind of like growing up in a storybook.”
    Last November, Anderson, who writes under the pen name “Spector Grove” published his debut novel, “Diunthum: Illumnesia.” It is the first… read more →

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    CMC hosts author and exoneree Ray Hinton

    Anthony Ray Hinton knows what it’s like to have one’s life held hostage by the whims of a state unwilling to admit wrongdoing, a feeling most readers will not experience. In 1985, Hinton was victim to an injustice that took 30 years from his life. After being tried for a… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Saturn square to Uranus, the astrology of 2021

    The dominating headline of 2021’s astrology is a series of squares between Saturn, the planet of constriction, and Uranus, the planet of rebellion. Squares are a relationship of 90 degrees between the planets that denotes conflict and tension between the two parties. They are simply at cross purposes, goading each… read more →