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    Basalt nixes $1.8 million land purchase

    Citing budget woes, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously to halt plans to purchase a proposed site for a Public Works Maintenance facility.

    The proposed purchase, although initially recommended for approval, was approved in early February, before the COVID19 pandemic took hold of the country, notedread more →

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    Our Town: Soul Sista Drea holds down the airwaves

    Q: So, let’s dive in! Where are you from?
    A: Carbondale, Colorado. I was born in Aspen and moved down here when I was 7.

    Q: How come you stayed?
    A: Well, I’ve traveled a bit, but my family is still here, I love this community, and I… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Let’s seize the moment to help the planet

    As I write this, I am pulling my head up from a miasma of research. I don’t like data, or black and white — things without wiggle room or a fudge-factor paralyze me. Gray areas are usually my comfort zone. And I don’t like professional jargon; it intimidatesread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    A century’s worth

    On May 14, my uncle turned 100. That sort of takes my breath away.. 

    Dr. Morris Ossias is my late mother’s youngest brother born as the Roaring ‘20s was just getting underway, and the Great Depression was a looming unknown out in the misty future. 

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  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Will Call: Seeking serenity, courage and wisdom

    Two months ago, May and the Colorado Press Association (CPA) Convention seemed far away and out of COVID-19’s reach. Today, the fact that we pulled off our annual Mother’s Day edition seems like a small miracle — although, in fact, it’s due to tremendous effort by Mark Burrowsread more →

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    Abandoned campfire ignites wildfire

    Fifteen firefighters and a heavy helicopter Tuesday stopped the spread of a wildfire ignited by an abandoned campfire about 11 miles southwest of Carbondale near South Thompson Creek.

    “All lands in the White River National Forest are under fire restrictions, so the campers should not have… read more →

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    Death in the time of coronavirus

    Among the myriad ways our lives have been changed, disrupted and put on hold by this unprecedented health crisis, one of the most difficult aspects has been how to deal with death. Losing a loved one is often one of the most traumatic experiences during “normal” times, butread more →

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    Positive wellness at the forefront of prenatal care

    For a woman who chooses to have a child, pregnancy can be the most precious and tender experience of her life — but also the most vulnerable.

    While her body drastically changes to grow and nourish her baby, she simultaneously evolves her mind, heart, and soulread more →

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    Longtime local takes the reins in Basalt

    After 46 years in the Roaring Fork Valley, Bill Kane just began his first term as Basalt’s new mayor.

    “I ran a campaign to bring people together,” Kane said, adding, “I want people to feel less embattled.”

    Kane has a long history of governmentread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps&Qs: The United States of mind

    With the Michigan Militia bringing guns to a drone war, wild-eyed and bed-headed drivers yelling at Denver nurses in the crosswalk, and every liquor store full of masked patrons, it seems as though the US has totally lost the plot. 

    This pandemic really brings out theread more →