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  • Locations: News Published

    LGBTQ book challenged in local libraries

    Book challenges in 2022 are set to exceed those of 2021, according to data released by the American Library Association (ALA) ahead of September’s Banned Books Week.
    Across the nation, the most frequently challenged books contain: LGBTQ topics or characters; sex, abortion, teen pregnancy or puberty; race or racism… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Report: Council considers transitional housing for Response

    On Tuesday evening, Basalt Town Council held their regular meeting to discuss several ordinances and hold public hearings, among the topics: changes to parking laws, approving a PUD amendment for the development of a domestic abuse shelter on East Cody Lane, establishing a licensing system for short-term rentalread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trustees take momentous action

    All trustees were present during their regular meeting on Nov. 22. Several actions garnered hearty applause from public attendees. Mayor Ben Bohmfalk called it “a community lovefest” on KDNK the next morning.

    To begin, trustees approved a consent agenda including a resolution reversing the Planning andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Calling a snow day

    By Dominic Furer
    Youth Correspondent 

    Every once in a while, Roaring Fork Valley children wake up to the blissful news of a snow day. School is canceled, they get to sleep in and don’t have to concern themselves with whatever it was theyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    CPW to review first draft of wolf management plan

    Colorado’s Wolf Restoration and Management Plan to restore gray wolves in the state by the end of 2023 is on track, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Meanwhile, back home, local producers are bracing for what the reality may be once the federally endangered species is reintroduced.

    On Nov.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Senior Rams score big

    By Diana Diaz
    Youth Correspondent 

    It’s no secret that Roaring Fork High School’s (RFHS) boys soccer team has been making local fans proud. Last season, the team won the 2021 state championship — a historical moment for this small town and one it’sread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Theater Review: Spit-takes, handcuffs and murder — Oh my!

    Sopris Theatre Company (STC) premiered their second show of the season, “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong”, on Nov. 18 at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley Campus. Despite a small (intimate) audience turnout, those in attendance filled the room with uproarious laughter at the on-stage shenanigans. With tworead more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Nov. 24, 2022

    Give it Forward
    FirstBank is encouraging Coloradans to donate to nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6, in part by giving away $30,000 in gas to unsuspecting commuters in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Greeley and Frisco. The “Give it Forward” campaign has taken different forms since itread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Nov. 24, 2022

    The House at #45
    Nancy McAtavey
    Carbondale 

    I loved the bigness of the house at number 45; the kitchen with its  cast iron stove, the dining room where I built forts under the claw foot table, the front parlor with… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Nov. 24, 2022

    Christmas boutique
    The 46th annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique was held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Carbondale Fire Department, and we are grateful and full of appreciation for so much. For starters, we thank all of the artisans and crafters over the years who have helped make this Carbondale… read more →