• Locations: Opinion Published

    If the City Market aisles could talk

    The Ides of March, 2020, will be a date long remembered in Carbondale lore.  After that fateful day, the town would never be the same. 

    COVID-19 has hit America hard – from two deaths at a Seattle nursing home on Jan. 26 – to 2,597 deathsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Roaring Fork Family Physicians plans for pandemic

    Dr. Chad Knaus wrapped up his tour of critical access hospitals and disaster zones and rejoined his Roaring Fork Family Practice just in time to apply some of those same skills right here in Carbondale.

    “I had about three weeks of getting back into the rhythmread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Retired pulmonologist answers the COVID-19 call

    “The pneumonia vaccine, although it won’t reduce the risk of getting coronavirus, could lessen the incidence of bacterial pneumonia, a critical complication.”

    That is the professional opinion of Dr. Clifford Zwillich, a pulmonary disease and internal medicine specialist who lives in Missouri Heights with his wife,read more →

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    School board grants superintendent emergency powers

    On March 18, Governor Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in all schools starting March 23, and administrators of the Roaring Fork Schools found themselves in uncharted territories, trying to figure out how to provide instruction without classrooms, serve school lunches without lunchrooms, and respond toread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The end of the party

    Turns out I am an introvert. 

    I like staying home, and there’s nothing like a little self-quarantine to get that spring cleaning started. I’ve been busy: clearing out drawers and closets, sorting through old photographs and papers, binge watching classics like Knight Rider. Best of all,read more →

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    The new way the ball bounces

    Minor case verdicts in Colorado’s 9th Judicial District just got easier. 

    To limit crowded jury boxes, District Attorney JoJo Careless has instituted a verdict by ping pong policy pitting plaintiff and defendant attorneys against each other in a winner take all game.

    “And besides,”read more →

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    Rocket ship discovered in The Launchpad

    As an astronomical aficionado, Brian Colley knew the origins of his workplace’s name — but never anticipated it might conceal an actual spacecraft.

    Before it housed Carbondale Arts and Dance Initiative, the building was home to Gordon Cooper Branch Library, and it appears the astronaut gaveread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFSD offer grab-and-go meals to all kids

    Roaring Fork School District will provide free, nutritious meals to all children during the upcoming school closure beginning Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 17. All children 18 years of age and under will receive one breakfast and one lunch per day regardless of where the child attends school. This… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letter: Declare a moratorium on eviction proceedings

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread disruption in our community and threatens our economic, physical, and mental health. Many organizations are stepping up to support our community. However, there is much fear and uncertainty and the last thing families need to be concerned about is the possibility of eviction or… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Utility workers and services make life at home possible

    Whether you, reader, are consuming this local news via the internet or a hard copy of the paper, I’m willing to wager that you are reading it at home. While the nation scrambles to find normalcy under the utterly abnormal circumstances brought on by COVID-19, communities are learningread more →