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    Jean Alberico tallies up the years

    By David Rummel

    Jean Alberico is the longtime Garfield County Clerk, and she’s going to miss the job. 

    “I’ve loved this job from the get-go because there is so much interaction with the public,” she says. 

    But, after 40 yearsread more →

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    Basalt Town Council signs off on new micro bus service

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    In its first regular meeting of 2022, Basalt Town Council approved a resolution to ratify, continue and declare a local disaster emergency due to COVID-19. “Here we go again,” said Town Manager Ryan Mahoney.

    Tuesday night’s passage of the measure was unanimous and, for public health… read more →

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    Trustees dive into new pool prospects

    The first regular meeting of the Board of Town Trustees (BOTT) in the new year saw the full board in attendance, masked and in-person.

    With the exception of one item, the consent agenda was approved with little discussion. This included accounts payable with approved community grants, authorization for the town… read more →

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    School quarantines take a toll

    By James Steindler

    The first hour of the Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, was taken up by one public comment item not on the agenda: school quarantines. 

    Jill Edinger is a parent of three. She appeared with two other parents of children who… read more →

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    River Bridge understands that talking can help

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Children treated for sexual abuse at the River Bridge Regional Center (RBRC) in Glenwood Springs surpassed 250 in 2021. That’s ten times more kids than were seen by the child advocacy organization in 2020 and about three times the number treated when RBRC opened its doors… read more →

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    GOCO grant boosts RFOV prospects

    In early December 2021, Basalt-based Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) announced that it had received a $298,490 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the state-run agency that invests money from the Colorado Lottery in a variety of environment- and outdoors-related projects throughout the state. It was the largest single grant… read more →

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    You can take our bags but not our bingo

    From the archives of The Valley Journal and Sopris Sun

    Jan. 21, 1982

    Carbondale Trustees approved a $3.5 million Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) to support the construction of a strip mall at the southwest corner of Main Street and Highway 133. The so-called “Mall at Roaringread more →

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    Scholarships open doors for RFHS seniors

    The doors of opportunity opened wide for two Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) seniors, Yahjairi Castillon and Omar Gomez Rodriguez, who were each awarded full four-year QuestBridge National College Match Scholarships.

    QuestBridge is a national nonprofit that connects exceptional youth from low-income families with leading colleges.read more →

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    Naturalist Nights back with something for everyone

    Naturalist Nights, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, is back and ready to inspire audiences around the Roaring Fork Valley (RFV).

    Founded by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) in 1998, Naturalist Nights is a free winter speaker series created to connect environmental experts… read more →

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    Glasenapp’s ‘Recollectivity’ sees light

    Terry Glasenapp, age 72, has a knack for collecting art. 

    Not fancy paintings or bronze sculptures, but the pop art of American culture in motion.

    As an employee at Colorado Mountain College (CMC), Glasenapp was instrumental in bringing to fruition the Glenwood Springs Arts Council back… read more →

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