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  • Locations: News Published

    Increased power and internet outages disrupt virtual life

    “CenturyLink has indicated a possible problem in calling 9-1-1 in the Roaring Fork Valley.”

    Look familiar?

    Subscribers to Pitkin County emergency alerts may have seen this message via text and email on May 27. 

    “Any time the internet is out, home phoneread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Backcountry travel in pandemic times

    The rivers are up, the wildflowers are blooming, and the hummingbirds are zipping by, which can only mean one thing: backcountry season is finally here!

    Before trekking off into the great unknown, perhaps now would be the time to brush up on those backcountry skills toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local police outraged at Floyd’s death

    Disgusted!
    That’s the consensus of those in law enforcement from Carbondale, to Basalt and Garfield County (GarCo). The chiefs from police departments up and down the Valley expressed anger over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed black man.

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  • Locations: News Published

    Weather and microclimates in the Roaring Fork Valley

    Coloradans often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait.” But, there’s much more to the weather here than just time.

    Home to several microclimates, the valley’s weather is like a roller coaster on steroids.

    Up in Missouri Heights, north of Carbondale atread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Kimberly Louise Terry

    Jan. 20, 1964 – June 3, 2020

    Kimberly Louise Terry passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at Lutheran Medical Center, which was the same hospital where she was born.

    Kim met the love of her life, Shawn Terry, and they were married on Julyread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Glenna Marie Lusk

    June 7, 1931 – May 25, 2020

    Glenna Marie Lusk was born on June 7, 1931 in West Virginia. She passed away May 25, 2020. 

    To a lot of people fishing is about throwing a hook into the water. 

    To the Maynard and Luskread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Let’s take a deep breath and figure it out together

    Some old timers that like to chide me for being an environmentalist used to call me a “deep breather.” 

    Given the difficult times these days, taking a few good deep breaths every morning has come in handy. With the onslaught of news, conflict and raw emotionsread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Did corona pay a visit? Well, maybe

    I’m a healthy guy; almost never get sick. It’s pretty much been like that since getting my tonsils out decades ago. Oh, I had the childhood diseases one got back before modern vaccines — measles, chicken pox — and occasionally I’ve been knocked out by some kind ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    COVID-19 pares the Fair

    A fair like no other is how Carbondale Arts executive director Amy Kimberly describes this year’s 49th Carbondale Mountain Fair. “We’re looking at smaller bursts of joy throughout town,” she said.

    First and foremost, Sopris Park is not a venue this year for music, vendors, orread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Not your garden-variety Farmers Market

    Surprise, surprise! You’ll still get to buy fresh local produce at Fourth and Main this summer after all. Wednesday, June 10 will kick off this year’s Carbondale Farmers Market (CFM) which will continue each Wednesday thereafter through September. 

    As you may have already guessed there willread more →