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  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Down to a coin toss

    Feb. 23, 1978
    A contested appointment on Planning and Zoning came down to chance. It was the second seat filled in two months (Paul Lappala got the first one), and many had assumed that the other applicant the first time would simply fill the vacancy, and the town didn’t… read more →

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    RFHS Vice Principal Kelsie Goodman to resign

    After four years as vice principal, Keslie Goodman will leave Roaring Fork High School at the end of the school year to take a leadership position in Iowa, where her family lives.

    It’s the right decision, she told The Sun on Feb. 20, but not an easy one.

    “I was… read more →

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    Pages of the Past: Local shoots and skis his way to the Olympics

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Feb. 16, 1978
    The Basalt Board of Trustees approved a letter affirming the Town’s desire for the four-laning of Highway 82, among other improvements. The move was in direct opposition to a recent hearing in which Pitkin County had reportedly… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Eclipses, dually noded: The first entry in a new astrology column

    The much-talked-about “super blue blood moon” is now two weeks behind us, its appearance heralded in the first eclipse of 2018. Feb. 15’s partial solar eclipse, though only visible in Argentina and parts of Antarctica, signals the close of eclipse season.
    Eclipse season comes twice a year, roughly… read more →

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    Weeks sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery

    Benjamin Weeks will spend 14 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections — serving a 12-year and a 2-year sentence consecutively, while serving another 2-year period concurrently — for holding up the Carbondale Cowen Center at gunpoint in February of last year with his cousin, Nick Ameral. read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Unplugging from the 24/7 news cycle

    When I give people my cell phone number, it’s always with the caveat that they shouldn’t expect to reach me 24/7. “I check this voicemail box about once a month,” my message warns. “If you need to reach me, call my landline.”
    Call me a Luddite, call me an… read more →

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    The top-flight locals behind Glenwood Municipal Airport

    Aviation has always been a part of Amy Helm’s life. And now that she’s added airport manager to her job titles at the Glenwood Municipal Airport (she also works as a plane mechanic at Aircraft Repair, LLC, which operates out of the airport), she’s focused on making sure everyone in… read more →

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    City Market process moves ahead (and other trustee action)

    After years of delays, a new City Market in Carbondale is one step closer to reality.
    With things apparently on track for a Feb. 28 recordation, the Carbondale Board of Trustees approved modifications to a subdivision improvements agreement for the property on Feb. 13.
    “For the first… read more →

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    A love affair… with plants

    Valentine’s Day 2018 is history, but for Carbondale entrepreneur Sarah Villafranco, it seems like every day is Valentine’s Day as far as her love affair with plants goes.
    The former ER doctor is so particular about the quality of ingredients and plants that go into her Osmia Organic… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Fundraiser for new pickleball courts on Feb. 10

    The numbers are growing and the problem is starting to get out of hand. In Carbondale, the number of pickleball addicts has quadrupled in the last two years and that number is expected to climb even higher as more people discover the “high” they feel during a game.
    High… read more →