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    TRTC’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ brings audience to its feet

    Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) brings John Steinbeck’s depression-era novella vividly to life in “Of Mice and Men.”

    The action opens with George Milton (Corey Simpson), chiding Lennie Small (Owen O’Farrell) for drinking water from a muddy stream while rough-camping near Soledad. George and Lennie are two “bindlestiffs”… read more →

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    Yllanes pleads to careless driving, speeding

    A Carbondale Trustee who was originally cited for driving under the influence of alcohol pleaded guilty to lesser offenses as part of a deal reached on Feb. 28.

    Luis Yllanes, 44, was stopped for speeding near the corner of Second Street and Snowmass Ave. just after midnight on… read more →

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    Terri Ritchie finishes stitching together The Sun

    is Sun, chances are Terri Ritchie was the one who took all the stories and pictures and pieced them together into a beautiful whole. Now, even as she begins a new role, she’s sewing The Sun in a more literal sense.

    But let’s not getread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Cute as a monster in a shed

    A couple of weeks ago I was walking with my dogs on a remote snow-packed road and I encountered some other people recreating in the woods. As they passed us, a young man (they’re all young these days) yelled at me, “Get your dogs out of here!”

    “I… read more →

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    Water wheel encounters lead to Tall Tale

    One of my latest historic interests is wooden water wheels.

    It started when I signed up for an outing with Museums of Western Colorado to the Escalante Canyon. It piqued my curiosity because it included a hike to “the only surviving water wheel on the Gunnisonread more →

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    A cooperative solution for a coop co-op

    The physical foundations may be poured sometime this week, but the philosophical foundations are already deep.

    The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is in the process of building employee housing on a small lot donated by longtime Carbondalian Kim Stacey. While no money changed hands whenread more →

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    Carbondale physician takes the helm at Valley View

    What does Valley View Hospital (VVH) have in common with the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic, the country’s top ranked hospitals by US News and World Report? Once Carbondalian Brian Murphy fully settles in as CEO this summer, they will all boast physician leadership.

    VVH announcedread more →

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    Through the decades – a legacy of blacksmithing

    I knew that Carbondale had a history of blacksmithing. But I couldn’t believe it when Franz Froelicher, of Blue Heron Forge, said that at the turn of the millennium, 35 independent forges were counted in the Roaring Fork Valley.

    I had passed a handful onread more →

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    CoVenture hosts First Friday opening

    It’s more than a name change. It’s a new space with new backers and new vision.

    “GlenX was basically a beta test for what became CoVenture,” explained part-time Director of Operations Evan Zislis. “When we started pulling all these public and private partners into the mix,read more →

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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 →