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    RFHS student takes the fight against trafficking to Nepal through martial arts

    One of the perks of winning the geographical lottery — such as being born in the Roaring Fork Valley — is that you’re afforded the opportunity to study the rest of the world’s underbelly from a safe distance.

    But Ruthie Brown is going out ofread more →

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    Carbondale Police Department receives mental health grant

    Police officers are called upon to respond to crises far outside the realm of law enforcement.  They’re often the first ones on the scene when a person is overwhelmed by a mental illness or experiencing intense emotional distress.

    The Colorado Department of Local Affairsread more →

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    Can’t afford health insurance?

    I’m sure that we’ve all seen news reports of natural or manmade disasters in which people  have lost virtually everything they own, but who declare that the most important thing is that they still have their health.

    Oh, really? If that were true, wouldn’t those same people… read more →

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    Crossing the bridge to Mah Jongg

    Mah Jongg is a long stretch from my Northwoods Minnesota roots of Buck Euchre, whist, and cribbage, but a good strategy game is never dull and always gets the brain chemistry percolating.

    The camaraderie and friendly competition of playing board and card games seemed lost, likeread more →

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    Finding food freedom amid arbitrary authority

    I recently heard a speech on food freedom.

    The message resonated with me so strongly that I was actually moved to tears. The ideas were not new to me but the strength of my reaction caused me to question just what it was that struckread more →

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    Carbondale one step closer to six new Pickleball courts

    Eric Brendlinger estimated that “only like two” people from the public attended the Feb. 13 Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commissioner meeting, at which three North Face Park master plan designs were presented.

    The Parks and Recreation Department director isn’t worried about the low attendance — inread more →

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    Brunch to benefit reuniting detained immigrant with her Carbondale family

    When Natalyn Cumings came across a GoFundMe campaign for Alejandra, she felt empowered to do something beyond click “donate.”

    The fundraiser wasn’t seeking money for the 22-year-old asylum seeker’s personal use — it was seeking to pay her $20,000 bond so she could reunite withread more →

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    New plans for RVR get back to local roots

    The Homestead Bar and Grill opened its doors to a sold-out crowd Valentine’s Day.

    The restaurant, which is transitioning to the first-ever year-round establishment in the former Pan and Fork space, is just part of Dan and Wynee Coleman’s larger vision for the River Valley Ranchread more →

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    Proposed Sutey management plan calls for winter closure

    The Bureau of Land Management has announced its intended approach for managing the Sutey Ranch near Carbondale, pending a 30-day public protest period.

    The BLM acquired the 557-acre ranch, as well as the 112-acre Haines Parcel near Prince Creek,  in March 2017 through theread more →

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    Looking beyond the Oscars

    Quite a few new movies deserve the hype they’re getting during Oscar season.

    The staggering preeminence of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Isle of Dogs” and “Black Panther” demand repeat viewings. “Vice,” “Roma,” and “Green Book” deliver on their cinematic intentions vividly, and director Spike Leeread more →