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    CMC hires former Parsons prof

    When Cecilia Metheny decided to leave the New York City area for Carbondale, she knew she wanted to continue teaching. 

    “I don’t think anyone on Earth teaches for money,” she said. “I think your heart’s in it or it isn’t.”

    After nearly 20 yearsread more →

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    Pandemic puts Castle back on the market

    The historic Osgood Mansion is up for sale for the second time in four years — this time for $19.75 million 

    After multi-million-dollar total renovations, owners April and Steve Carver determined that operating the castle in the current pandemic and economic environments was not sustainable.The Carversread more →

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    Robinson challenging Samson for commissioner

    With less than 50 days left until the election, the race for Garfield County Commissioner from District 3, between challenger Democrat Leslie Robinson and four-term incumbent Republican Mike Samson, is on its final leg.

    Leslie Robinson, the current Chair of the Grand Valley Citizens’ Alliance, aread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: What the warblers are telling us

    “Nothing gold can stay.” So wrote Robert Frost in 1923.

    That phrase haunted me Friday after I saw a small golden bird – a Wilson’s warbler – staggering across my lawn. I kept one eager cat away, so maybe that bird survived.

    There hasread more →

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    View from The Visitor’s Center: Our agricultural heritage

    For any new visitor inquiring about Carbondale and looking to learn about our town, I always point them towards the doors of the Thompson House Museum, which I think sets the perfect historical tone to learn about our community’s first settlers and pioneers—including Myron and Hattie Thompson, andread more →

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    Trustees make an exception, not a precedent

    Tuesday night’s trustee meeting saw a rare 4-3 vote as the board considered whether to bend the rules for one unit in the Thompson Park development.

    The Development Improvement Agreement requires that affordable housing be completed before the Town will issue a Certificate of Occupancy (CO)read more →

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    Early snow doesn’t nix fire risk

    After an unusually hot August came to a close, farmers and gardeners braced themselves for a sudden snowstorm and possible frost the second week of September. The storm brought welcome cooler temperatures and precipitation to our drought-stricken and fire-plagued region. How does a storm like this affect theread more →

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    Roz Turnbull, a friend to Carbondale

    Locals remember Rosamond (Rozzie) Turnbull (May 1, 1943 – July 4, 2020) as an exceedingly kind woman with red hair and an infectious smile she never lost — a woman who would take all the time in the world for the sake of a friend or relative.  Forread more →

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    Counting folks during a pandemic

    The decennial census of U.S. citizens, mandated by the Constitution (Article I, Section 2), is a daunting task in any year. In 2020, however, the national enumeration has been particularly challenging, principally because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which early in the count process prevented census workers fromread more →

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    New pool design proposed

    The John M. Fleet Pool probably won’t be replaced by a year-round water park, but a vision for a ground-up overhaul is beginning to take shape.

    The result of a two-day design charette with a working group of users was presented to trustees on Sept. 15,read more →