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    Senior living proposal headed to trustees

    The proposed Sopris Lodge Assisted Living Community is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the Planning and Zoning Commission’s unanimous vote to approve the special use permit required.
    The commission, with staff approval, also recommended that the Board of Trustees move to approve the overall… read more →

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    Dandelion Market’s future in question… again

    Carbondale Community Food Cooperative members will face a number of options at their next meeting, but one looms larger than the others: dissolution. Without more volunteers to take on shifts to keep the Dandelion Market operating, that’s exactly what will likely happen.

    “We are truly at a crucial point,” said… read more →

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    Pages of the Past: Art, snow and natural gas

    Feb. 2, 1978
    Although newly enacted “Per cent for Art” legislation wasn’t slated to take effect until summer, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities advocated for applying it to the new town hall when it began construction earlier in the year. In essence, they planned to request that… read more →

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    Ram hoopsters going strong

    Hosting Moffat County on Jan. 26, the Roaring Fork girls’ loss came down to the final seconds while the boys’ victory seemed assured almost from the start.

    While the lady Rams held the lead for most of the three-pointer-laden game, the Bulldogs managed to pull aheadread more →

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    Panic elsewhere illustrates benefits of preparation here

    In the midst of evacuations earlier this month in Montecito, Calif., Laura Bartels’s retreat group maintained calm in the literal storm. That’s because Bartels, executive director of the Mindful Life Program and who was leading the California retreat, had taken several precautions in the event that their plans would have to change. “There were red-flag warnings — they’d had 100-degree days and high winds,” Bartels said. read more →
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    Habitat ReStore gets a new home of its own

    Sharing is caring, as the adage goes, and now there’s a 40,500-square-foot embodiment of the sentiment in the Valley. The new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 53 Calaway, Ct., officially opened Jan. 19, and it’s been abuzz ever since. “I’m guessing, based on how busy it was, we had to have over 500 people — easy — on Friday and Saturday,” Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley President Scott Gilbert said of the store’s opening weekend. “It’s kind of like a frenzy.” read more →
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    Wax, from a shed in Carbondale to gear everywhere

    Praise be! There’s finally snow! Wet, heavy snow. And while this reporter is all about earning turns, there’s a way to work smarter — not harder — while on the hill, thanks largely in part to Carbondale local Peter Arlein and friends. Arlein is the founder and CEO of Snow Shed Wax. The company, which makes a topsheet spray for skis and snowboards, distributes to retail stores in the United States and Canada and online behemoths like Backcountry.com. read more →
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    Red Hill agreement a win win

    The Carbondale Board of Trustees on Jan. 23 unanimously approved a memorandum outlining how Aspen Valley Land Trust will transfer ownership of a 24.96 acre property at the base of Red Hill to the Town. Although both organizations have considered attempting to buy the land in the past but it only become financially viable when the asking price was reduced last year. read more →
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    Former Ram garners state recognition

    This week, the Colorado High School Activities Association reiterated what many Carbondalians have known since 1989 — that Tricia Bader Binford was one of the finest athletes the state has ever seen. “She was definitely a special player,” said Larry Williams, who was an assistant coach when Binford played for the Roaring Fork Rams. “Her basketball IQ was well above average, for a freshman especially and her speed made her an incredible defensive player and helped her offensive game.” read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Trains, buses and schools

    In the Journal’s new Basalt section, 81-year-old Walter Hyrup reflected on the history of the town. J.P. Hyrup, Walt’s father, had moved the family from Helena, Montana and been killed in a pile up on the Colorado Midland Railroad, leaving behind a widow, four boys and a girl who put down deep roots. “From the time the school opened up until a couple of years ago there has always been a Hyrup in the school,” he said. “That’s continuous service.” read more →