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    Former Redstonian writes about love and war

    As a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg in combat and still has shrapnel in his body, Infantry Captain Ron Sorter, knows about pain — emotional as well as physical. He’s suffered both.

    Veterans Day, Nov. 11, has always been a somber yet special day forread more →

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    Talking trees with the Town Arborist

    Ask Mike Callas about his favorite trees in town, and he won’t show you the biggest or most beautiful specimens. Instead, the Town Arborist has a special affection for those with deep historical roots or new varieties he’s gone out on a limb to bring to Carbondale.

    Take,… read more →

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    Enough war for a lifetime

    I’ve had enough. I’m sick and tired of having to pony up more money to support things like libraries, schools, libraries in schools… I pay taxes and that is where I want the money to go, not to the military industrial complex.

    “Today in Capitalism” byread more →

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    Pages Past: Please don’t shoot the telephone lines

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and Sopris Sun

    Nov. 8, 1979

    There had been several cases of hunters shooting out telephone wires and cables, according to Mountain Bell. Mostly only single users had been affected, but on at least one occasion anread more →

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    Virgili and Hartzell win CMC trustee, Salida a slam dunk

    The results of the Colorado Mountain College (CMC)  Board of Trustee elections, as of 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, show the overwhelming passage of ballot questions 7A and 5A to annex the Salida School District into the CMC district. This will be the first time CMC hasread more →

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    Library referendum squeaks through

    According to unofficial results, Garfield County voters approved by a narrow margin Ballot Initiative 6A on Nov. 5. 

    As of 10:26 p.m., the count was 6,147 for and 5,638 against.

    The measure will provide additional funding for the county library district by adding aread more →

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    Ramirez leapfrogs Larson for school board

    Even when Jasmin Ramirez was trailing incumbent Shane Larson in the race for Roaring Fork Schools’ District D, she was simply pleased to be in the running. 

    “I’m just a mom who cares,” she said. “I feel proud that enough people heard and related to myread more →

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    To trust the media, youth must help shape it

    The school year is in full swing, and while many high school students have begun submitting college applications, I’ve been putting the final touches on the next issue of the high school publication my friends and I started.

    Our publication started as an offhand suggestion.read more →

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    Our community is not immune to drug addiction

    While much attention has focused on the nation’s opioid crisis, other drugs continue to be a problem. According to a 2018 assessment from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, “the methamphetamine threat remains prevalent; the cocaine threat has rebounded; new psychoactive substances (NPS) are still challenging, and… read more →

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    Alcohol takes its toll

    As you walk into a noon meeting sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) you’ll find yourself in a large, comfortable and welcoming room with a thoughtful, serious atmosphere. Here, hope looms large.

    About a dozen people, both men and women of different ages, came recently to The Meetingread more →