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    Branching Out: Making love with a tree

    With a lifetime of working in nature, I feel like a “holder of secrets” at times.

    My second favoritest job ever was as an arborist, working for my friends Mickey and Susan as an undergrad. Each morning at a new job site we’d step intoread more →

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    Get ready for spring sports

    Update: The Colorado High School Activities Association has delayed all sporting competitions until April.

    It’s that time of year again. Snow melts, flowers start to bloom, trees sprout new leaves, and school athletic fields see young athletes popping up all over.

    Roaring Fork High School Athletic

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    Marble Distilling offers alcohol-free night for teens

    Do you remember ever thinking as a kid, “Gee I wish me and my friends had a place to go this Saturday night — it’s just not fair.” If you grew up in a small town like Carbondale chances are it crossed your mind. Well, the management ofread more →

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    It’s not your mother’s 4-H

    Some organizations fall behind as the world changes, but not 4-H. As technology advances, the 120-year-old nonprofit has kept up with the needs of participants, including robotics, information technology and ever-evolving methods and data in agriculture.

    But, that’s not to say the role of agriculture isread more →

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    MinTze Wu’s musical journey of 7,156 miles

    To watch MinTze Wu play classical violin — in the Sage string quartet as it performs Joseph Hayden’s Last Words of Christ at Third Street Center — is to witness artistic rapture.

    To hear her play Irish fiddle — say, Turkey in the Straw at Beerread more →

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    'Streaming Steve's' fundraiser seeks to share the music

    Steve Standiford wishes he had high-definition video of Trampled by Turtles or Lake Street Dive playing his little room in downtown Carbondale.

    If the 70,000 YouTube views a standard-definition Youtube video of Mandolin Orange’s set at Steve’s Guitars — plus hundreds of new newsletter subscribersread more →

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    A bond that transcends mountains

    While some people would have opted out of a frigid day in the mountains, a small but mighty group of women tucked their heads and began the arduous ascent  of Snowmass Mountain — together.

    Over the last decade and a half, elite female skiread more →

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    Penny Hot Springs still simmering

    The water will still flow hot, the view will still be spectacular, but there may be a port-a-potty near the road and less parking.

    The Pitkin County Open Space & Trails (OST) Board of Trustees recently approved the Draft Management Plan for Penny Hot Springs, with a few… read more →

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    Four finalists in running for C'dale Police Chief

    he Town of Carbondale has narrowed down more than 20 qualified applicants for its top law enforcement position.

    Four men are still in the running to replace longtime Chief Gene Schilling, who retires at the end of September. The community will have a chance toread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    News Analysis: Precinct caucuses on March 7 offer grassroots participation

    We completed voting in the presidential primary this week, but did you know we still have precinct caucuses?

    Caucuses take place every two years and are a function of Colorado’s Democratic and Republican parties. Democratic and Republican party caucuses will be held, across Colorado, on Saturday, Marchread more →