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  • Locations: News Published

    True Value transition underway at RFV COOP

    Carbondale’s oldest business isn’t afraid to change things up.

    From its formation in 1950, the Roaring Fork Valley COOP has been an essential stop for ranchers and their ilk. In the years since, the membership-owned store has expanded to include gasoline from Cenex — itself a cooperative — and… read more →

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    Dandelion Market wilts

    By the time you read this, the Dandelion Market may have already closed for good. If not, better get there fast to stock up on what’s left.

    “Things are flying off the shelves,” said Board Member Erica Sparhawk, who also serves as a town trustee and works as the… read more →

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    Sopris Lodge senior living proposal comes together

    After numerous setbacks and hurdles, the Sopris Lodge project obtained most of the necessary approvals needed to move forward at the Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 27.

    “It’s been over three years since we originally started working on this project and we came really close to throwing in… read more →

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    ‘Red’ runs through March 4 at Spring Valley

    Audience members of the Sopris Theatre Company’s closing weekend of “Red” will have the opportunity to be a part of the exploration of the process that is creating art — after all, the works created for the production must be destroyed after the curtain closes on the show. It’s tradition.… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Thunder River Theatre’s ‘The Price’ proves a powerhouse

    “The Price” has been the least staged of playwright Arthur Miller’s plays. The current production at Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) reveals it as Miller’s most underrated play.

    TRTC’s production is a powerhouse, as good as any live theatre this reviewer has seen. (Reviewer’s Note: While living in San… read more →

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    Cedar Networks gauging interest outside downtown

    With the installation of high speed internet in the Carbondale core nearly complete, Cedar Networks is looking toward potential customers for a sense of where to expand next.

    “We’re trying to see where the demand is and we’ll go in that direction,” Chief Business Development Officer Chris Stebner… read more →

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    Obituary: Russell Hedman

    Russell Bernard Hedman, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Carbondale January 7, 2018.
    He was born in Bakersfield, CA in 1939, grew up in Modesto, and attended the University of California, Berkeley during what he called the Beatnik years. His love for skiing brought him to Courchevel… read more →

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    Obituary: Patrick L. Groom

    January 31, 1949 – February 20, 2018

    PATRICK LEE GROOM, of Carbondale, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018 in Hotchkiss. He was 69.

    Patrick was born January 31, 1949 to Dean and Wilda Groom.Pat moved to Carbondale with his family as a child in 1959.… read more →

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    Pages of the Past: ‘Look, listen and participate in elections’

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    March 2, 1978
    A “changing of the guard” was underway in town government, with the old families giving way to relatively new residents. Some of the pending candidates at the time had barely made their one-year residency requirements. Following four… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Born in the USA

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain

    I’ve been watching the Olympics like a middle-aged woman: every night, on the couch, arguing with my husband about the etiquette of curling. I love seeing athletes from all over the world… read more →