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    Enter Sandman, karaoke host with the most

    David Sandman is all over the place. His karaoke business now has weekly shows in Breckenridge, Aspen, El Jebel, Vail, Carbondale, Avon and Glenwood Springs — a different town scheduled every night.

    “I’m a very, very busy person these days,” Sandman said. “For the pastread more →

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    A unique ecosystem endures on the slopes of Basalt Mountain

    The folks at Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) like to compare Jerome Osentowski to a pioneer species — a hearty organism that establishes the first foothold in an inhospitable landscape and paves the way for future abundance.

    Since the 1970s, Osentowski has been doing justread more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Nimbyism — a great American tradition?

    Two recent occasions sparked my interest in the subject of nimbyism.

    First was a letter to the editor of a valley newspaper written by no less than a former Aspen mayor decrying the attitude of Crystal Valley residents who oppose the proposed bike path throughread more →

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    PRO TKD goes beyond hand and foot

    It’s an unassuming location — tucked in the plaza with City Market. Grocery shoppers likely don’t know that the PRO TKD Martial Arts Center trains entire families of black belts and converts into an indoor 18-yard archery range within minutes.

    “One of my black belts cameread more →

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    Coredination owners land in new studio space

    If home is where the heart is, then the new Coredination studio location at 1101 Village Rd. is where Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica are keeping theirs. The husband-and-wife duo co-founded Coredination — which houses Bonedale Ballet — in 2004, but they’re just now settling into a permanent locationread more →

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    Potato Day deadlines looming

    Over the course of the last century or so, a wide array of folks have pitched in to make Potato Day a reality — from farmers and ranchers to the municipal government to members of local sororities. Now, with Xi Gamma Tau retiring from its role, Carbondale’s oldestread more →

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    New Carbondale retail space, museum offers ‘national treasure’ of ski collectibles

    Tucked away in an unassuming unit in the storage facility just past the Carbondale rodeo grounds heading out of town is perhaps the largest and most impressive private collection in the world of all things skiing.

    Vintage Ski World boasts a dizzying inventory of skis,read more →

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    Carbondale Fire mulls bond, mill levy modification

    The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Board is expected to certify a pair of ballot items at its next meeting in an effort to secure sustainable funding.

    Voters would be asked, separately, to support a roughly $7.5 million bond issue and an indefinite 10.4read more →

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    Local teams carry on despite schedule, ranking concerns

    As educators and administration staff across the Roaring Fork Valley embark upon another school year, the classroom will not be the only place math determines success. Four years ago, Colorado State High School Sports and Activities (CHSAA) instituted a new system for determining post season sports rankings. Thisread more →

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    Bits & Pieces: So long, summer

    Summer vacation is a sneaky little devil. Like a Catholic schoolgirl, the first few weeks of summer break seem so sweet and innocent, but, as you all know, things aren’t always as they seem.

    In May I spent way too much time putting together the puzzleread more →