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    Film features connection beyond basecamp

    “It was a group of us, John Callahan, the Marolt brothers, and Jim Gile. We all grew up on Cemetary Lane, skiing and ski racing,” says Mike Marolt, the son of an Olympic ski racer. “But we really got started into this stuff in the eighth-grade outdoor ed program… read more →

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    RFHS Chamber Choir to take the top stage

    In just a few semesters, Roaring Fork High School’s choir program has grown from next to nothing to a confident cadre preparing to perform at one of the nation’s premiere venues.

    Thanks to Manhattan Concert Productions, many of the members will travel to New York City next June… read more →

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    Town may help provide showers to homeless

    In updating trustees on five years of Carbondale Homeless Assistance on Nov. 12, organizer Lynn Kirchner took the opportunity to ask the Town to pitch in.

    The ad hoc group has managed to raise around $1,500 every year to provide showers at the Carbondale Recreation Centerread more →

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    Ten years in town — a love letter

    Dear Carbondale:

    Cheers, sweetheart, on our ten year anniversary! Last month marks a decade since I spent my first night on the floor in our new townhome. As you may recall, at the time the economy was puttering along and I was months away from becoming a first-time… read more →

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    A Latino mother’s perspective

    There has been a lot of conversation around the word “equity” within our district these past few months.

    As a Latino mother, I find it particularly odd that Latino families, which make up more than 55 percent of our school district, are often left inread more →

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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 →