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    Senior Moments: Computers can help

    As winter fades away and spring beckons, some of our thoughts turn to April 15 and our tax deadline.

    We have spoken before about RSVP and the services they offer. One of those services is free tax preparation and free electronic filing (e-filing). Your incomeread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Memories of the Bastille

    At the entrance to Eldorado Canyon stands a rock tower, the Bastille, named after the gloomy prison stormed during the French Revolution.

    It is 350 feet high, dark and bulky, yet stately, like its namesake. It rises crisp and vertical, an emphatic statement in rust-redread more →

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    Bits & Pieces: All’s fair if you’ve got the cash?

    Let me tell you about the time I got busted for cheating in school.

    During my sophomore year in high school I got a big fat zero on an English assignment and, frankly, I deserved it. I suppose with pressure from juggling athletics, my social life,read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    GarCo opts for site visit of proposed storage facilities

    Even at 1 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, Suite 100 at 108 Eighth Street in Glenwood Springs was standing room only. About 65 people crammed into the Board of Garfield County Commissioners public hearings about two proposed self-storage facilities, Blue Mountain Mini Storage and GO Self Storage. read more →

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    Top pianist gives Castle concert benefit

    Robin Sutherland believes in tackling things like they matter, so when he performs a benefit concert for The Sopris Sun on Aug. 12 at The Redstone Castle, you can be pretty sure he means it.

    “This is going to be all about fun, but also allread more →

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    Soup maker becomes anti-trafficking activist

    The first thing one notices about Gina Stryker is her bubbling energy. She is the founder of a successful prepared-foods startup enterprise, Gina Cucina, and is the mother of two sets of twins—all of which keeps her quite busy.

    She is also a person ofread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    What I did with my parents’ bodies

    want to share our experience of handling my parent’s end of life process as this may help others.

    My mother died in August, 2014. My father died last May. In both cases my children and I cared for them at home as neither wantedread more →

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    Carbondale selects its new single hauler

    The Carbondale Board of Trustees followed staff’s lead in awarding the Town’s residential hauling contract to Mountain Waste and Recycling.

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman estimated that Mountain Waste’s bid represented a 6 or 7 percent savings over Waste Management, the main competitor — atread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Get swept away by beauty, not an avalanche

    Several of my friends have described me as “fearless,” but it’s not true. Since adolescence, avalanches have left me frozen in fear.

    Like so many mountain folk, I knew someone killed by one.

    I remember the anxious buzz that rose in the ski patrolread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    A brief history of local broadcasting

    In September of 1963, I got on the train in Springfield, Mass. and two days later got off in Glenwood Springs.

    I was starting at Colorado Rocky Mountain School as a sophomore and besides having an electric guitar and amp, I had a Sony transistorread more →