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    RFTA’s mill levy proposal and what it means for Carbondale

    The Nov. 6 election marks the first time the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has ever sought out a property tax.

    Garfield County’s Ballot Issue 7A addresses RFTA’s request for a 2.65 mill levy to, among other projects, improve bus rapid transit and local bus servicesread more →

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    Roaring Fork soccer boys are top o’ the league

    For the first time with this set of students, the Roaring Fork Rams are the top soccer team in the league thanks to a 2-1 victory over Coal Ridge on Oct. 18 and Basalt’s loss to Delta the same day.

    That leaves Roaring Fork ranked fourthread more →

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    Road work goes ever on and on

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman will likely get most of his wish list when the municipal budget is finalized in December. During a capital budget presentation on Oct. 23, Carbondale Trustees discussed the items not included in the current draft and expressed a desire to be proactive.

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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: I pledge allegiance to…?

    I definitely agree with Nicole Toussaint’s column in the Sept. 20-26 Sopris Sun in which she lamented the fact that large numbers of Americans “are deeply uninformed” when it comes to understanding the issues we are called to vote on.

    However, at the same time,read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Nellie LaJoy

    March 8, 1934 – Sept. 28, 2018

    Nellie LaJoy, a long time Carbondale resident, passed away on Sept. 28.  Nellie felt blessed to be loved by her family and friends and to live in this amazing place.  

    Nellie was born in Glen…

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    An election to decide who runs the elections

    For the first time in decades, the county clerk and recorder’s office is a contested seat. Here, we sat with incumbent Jean Alberico and challenger Bonnie McLean in separate interviews.

    Jean Alberico (D)

    Alberico has served in some capacity in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’sread more →

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    Casting for Recovery returns to Redstone for its third year of flyfishing

    “Your only role this weekend is to let us take care of you,” the volunteers reiterated as this year’s “West of the Continental Divide” Casting for Recovery participants gathered together at the Redstone Inn on Friday, Oct. 12, to kick off a weekend of fly fishing and rejuvenation.read more →

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    ‘Working with stone like they work with wood’

    After years working to get stone out of the ground, Robert Congdon is turning his focus to what happens next.

    Mystic Eagle Stone takes its name from a sculpture in Congdon’s in-limbo alabaster quarry, but isn’t dependent on it. Located between County Road 154 across fromread more →

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    Let’s all do the monster mash

    Back by popular demand — a round-the-clock Halloween-themed grown-up game of tag!

    Seriously, we’ve had people asking about the return of Humans vs. Vampires for months. It’s quite gratifying to see such anticipation, but we did feel that some things need to be revamped to makeread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeker Higher Ground: Some sober reflections on Carbondale culture

    Even though it’s home to Jaywalker Lodge, I suspect it isn’t easy to get or to stay sober in Carbondale.

    Although I have been darn-near dry for 30-plus years, it’s rare for me to go to a First Friday, an art opening or a fundraiser withoutread more →