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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - July 7, 2022

    Dangerous by design

    Highway 133 through Carbondale is dangerous by design and an aesthetic eyesore that slices our town in two. You can help!

    Have you ever pushed a crosswalk light and experienced a near-miss when a driver didn’t give you the right-of-way? If so, you are not alone. Within… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    How to be a psychic

    Have you ever been thinking about someone when suddenly they call? Or, maybe you’ve had a dream that came true? Well, you may just be psychic. In fact, local intuitive Ann O’Brien would bet on it. Her new book, “Everyone is Psychic” is a practical how-to manual andread more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - July 7, 2022

    Out the back door
    By Melissa Sidelinger

    There are moments in your life that change everything; that send you down a path of no return; that draw a line of black ink down the page of your story clearly delineating the life you lived before, and your… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Arnie goes to the big city

    I recently went down to the big city of Denver, and WOW! I felt like Country Mouse showing up at the door of an old family friend in my worn-out coat and hat, carrying an old square suitcase. Such a busy, bustling place, yet everyone just goes about their own… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    The church of the hypocrites

    Submitted in Decemeber 2020

    I have a Christmas present for all you Christians out there. This atheist’s going to tell you what’s wrong with your religion.

    Mohandas Gandhi was a Hindu who read passages from the New Testament every day. When asked if heread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Journalism in a capitalist society

    Submitted in February 2021

    Bachelor of Arts History and Journalism Indiana University 1973. Many job-oriented people would say I wasted my degree because I only worked for a newspaper fulltime for a brief period in the 1990’s. I disagree.

    Our colleges and universities aren’tread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Report: Trustees roll ahead with WE-cycle

    When the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) presented on initiating a bike share program in Carbondale in November 2021, the cost-benefit ratio was unconvincing in the light of more apparent needs, such as an expanded circulator service.

    By contrast, RFTA and WE-cycle came before the trusteesread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Report: Councilors dream up care center in Willits

    The necessary quorum of four out of seven Basalt town councilors were present at Tuesday night’s regular meeting and dispatched their agenda in an hour. Mayor pro tem Ryan Slack filled in for Mayor Bill Kane, who was absent.

    Three conceptual designs by Land+Shelter in Carbondaleread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Book Review: ‘Woman of Light’ surfaces Denver’s complex legacy

    By Izzy Stringham

    Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s new full-length novel, “Woman of Light”, is especially delightful for those who live in Colorado. The story centers around Luz Lopez and her extended family living in 1930s Denver. Having come from the Lost Territory, now the area that encompasses Southern Colorado, New Mexicoread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Corriendo en contra del estigma

    La semana pasada, el Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA por sus siglas en inglés) realizó su primera carrera para crear conciencia acerca de la inseguridad alimentaria en nuestro valle, utilizando las frases: “hagamos la diferencia”, “no tengas miedo”, “pide ayuda” y “el hambre no tiene que ser un secreto”.… read more →