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    The View from the Therapy Pool: Celebrate, but don’t gloat

    Shortly after the 2016 election, an evangelical Christian, fervent Trump supporter friend of mine was teaching me how to use Facebook. She had me call up a scene where a group of Clinton backers were sobbing uncontrollably. I looked back at my friend and, to my dismay, sheread more →

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    The Redstone General Store will prevail

    Redstone Boulevard does not have the same vivacious feeling when the doors to its general store are shut, which has been the case since March. But hermits living up the Crystal Valley — as well as frequent visitors — are in for some good news. 

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    Small community battles for safe water

    For nearly 60 years, the tiny village of Somerset in Gunnison County has been fighting for clean drinking water.

    Nestled on the far side of McClure Pass, just 49 miles south of Carbondale, sits the small community. It’s not incorporated as a town, and the onlyread more →

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    Waiting for the storm that ends fire season

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Grizzly Creek Fire grew 150 acres. 

    The total burn area is now recorded at 32,641 acres and 91% contained. According to Marcia Gilles, Deputy District Ranger for the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District of the White River National Forest, “We were ableread more →

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    Close commissioner race leans toward incumbents

    The incumbent Garfield County commissioners led by a narrow margin as the final ballots were counted on Wednesday afternoon. The fourth round of unofficial election results showed Republican and longtime incumbent John Martin had with 14,424 votes to Democratic challenger Beatriz Soto’s 13,907 with unaffiliated Brian Bark’s 1279read more →

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    Ps&Qs: ‘Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die’

    Now I’ve seen it all. 

    Like Donald Trump’s mother. An immigrant from the slums of Scotland, Mary Anne MacLeod truly went from rags to riches, living the spectrum of wealth firsthand. Unlike her offspring, who have never known poverty. 

    It is typical, their family’sread more →

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    Certain and uncertain results in General Assembly races

    The local races for seats in the Colorado State General Assembly have delivered results in one race and the other is too close to call. KDNK and The Sopris Sun partnered up on election night and had the chance to speak with a couple of these candidates. 

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    Wolves winning by a whisker

    Proposition 114, the ballot initiative mandating the reintroduction of gray wolves into Western Colorado by the end of 2023, appears to have been approved by voters by the slimmest of margins in the Nov. 3 election. The overall unofficial tally, as of press time, gave those for theread more →

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    Gallagher repeal stabilizes special district funding

    Voters hoping to repeal the Gallagher Amendment to the state’s constitution are deep breathing sighs of relief.
    As of Nov. 4, 85 percent of votes were in with 57.5 percent in favor of repeal. 

    Previously, special districts like Colorado Mountain Collegeread more →

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    A grave Halloween

    As cold weather sets in and restrictions tighten, it’s clear that the holiday season will look even less like a normal than did the summer. Earlier this month, Canadians took Thanksgiving with just their immediate households, while folks stateside will get their first real look at the discrepancyread more →