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  • Locations: News Published

    Meet the youngsters on the force

    Nineteen-year-old Jesus Terrazas of Gypsum was working for FedEx when he saw an ad in the paper for an opening at the Carbondale Police Department.

    It had been his dream since he was little to work in law enforcement. Knowing the odds were stacked againstread more →

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    By the light of the moon

    Once upon a time, in the small but quirky town of Carbondale, there lived a woman who wrote a children’s book. She finished the book in no time, had it illustrated and designed by local artists and was quite happy with the finished product. She loved it, inread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Land of the caged

    The Trump administration started separating children from their parents at the border and relocating them while their parents await trial for seeking refuge.

    The immigration courts in this country are moving at the speed of smell, and even if they could manage to find andread more →

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    GarCo enacts stage two fire restrictions

    Stage two fire restrictions have been instituted for all unincorporated private, state and BLM lands within Garfield County and throughout White River National Forest.

    That means: 

    · No fires/campfires/stove fires, this includes wood or charcoal burning stoves and fireplaces in mountain cabins.

    · No charcoal grills and no wood or coal… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    A sneaky move by the BLM

    Dear Editor:

    I read with great dismay in last Friday’s Post Independent that the BLM wants to abandon their offices in Garfield County and “move” to Grand Junction.

    Although I can see there are monetary savings if the BLM offices are consolidated intoread more →

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    Fireworks don’t work during a drought

    It sounds counterintuitive: it’s legal to sell fireworks in Garfield County, but their use — even in unincorporated areas — is absolutely banned.

    “We have the fireworks stand in the west end of our district, and in years like this, it can be pretty controversial,”read more →

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    The little engine that still can

    When Carbondale crews arrived on a mutual aid call for the Oak Meadows Fire up Four Mile, Jim Hawkins and his 1965 Dodge PowerWagon fire engine were there ahead of them.

    Jim owns Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Sharill, but he’sread more →

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    Impasse averted in Thompson Park affordable housing debate

    With only four of seven members present at the latest of Town Council meeting, the Thompson Park development needed unanimous support to move forward — and their initial proposal wasn’t getting it.

    With nine years and thousands of dollars already invested, the developer was pushingread more →

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    Libel suit decision vindicates North Fork activist

    Peter Kolbenschlag can breathe a little easier after a District Court Judge in Delta County, Colorado dismissed a libel suit filed against him by energy company SG Interests.

    When an energy company that owns oil, gas, and coal interests throughout the US, donated over $10,000read more →

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    Prince Creek camping getting an official makeover

    With great use comes infrastructure improvements.

    As work wraps up on newly beautified bike trails along Prince Creek, the Bureau of Land Management is turning its attention to the mess of unofficial campsites tucked among the gambel oaks.

    Back in 2015, the Bureauread more →