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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Looking ahead in 2023

    2023 is set to be a historic year of progress for the town of Carbondale, as multiple major projects that have been years in the making come to fruition. Our Board of Trustees and staff plan to stay focused on getting these projects done this year. Naturally, unforeseen issues will… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Land conservation as an act of philanthropy

    On Dec. 20, 2022, Jeff and Janette Bier donated 8.5 acres adjacent to the Marble Wetlands to the Trust for Land Restoration (TLR). The 55-acre Marble Wetlands was donated to TLR a year earlier by an anonymous individual. These properties lie between lands already owned by the Division of Colorado… read more →

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Jan. 26, 2023

    Year(s) of the Hare

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    Wasting Away
    By Deborah Williams
    Glenwood Springs

    I thought there’d be a pearly gate,
    and…

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Jan. 10, 2023

    Hazardous Lunch
    By Deborah Holt Williams
    Glenwood Springs

    I packed myself lunch back on Friday,
    but then I bought pizza instead.

    My nose just detected
    the lunch I neglected.

    I sniff toward my lockerread more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: To plan or not to plan, that is the question

    By Ron Kokish

    I met Niki when I was 21. She was 19. She enjoyed our first date, so when I asked her to a toga party the following week, she said yes. Then she had second thoughts. “A toga party? At a frat house? Ugh!”

    She decided to back… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: What is it with winter?

    All the other other seasons are linked together by bearable, warmer temperatures, tethered to things that are “alive.” We play, we gather, we grow. Days are longer, more sensual. Winter is different, almost separate, in a way.

    It’s here, truly, and I don’t hate it.

    The white stuff is sticking… read more →

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Jan. 12, 2023

    Light at night
    By Just Jim
    Glenwood Springs

    Carbondale is lit 
    Just take a stroll
    But, first let the moon sit
    Then imbibe Main Street’s soul

    Chandeliers gleam 
    read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Looking forward with Defiende Nuestra Tierra in 2023

    2023 is an important milestone for the Defiende Nuestra Tierra program at Wilderness Workshop (WW) — we’ll be marking our five-year anniversary! If you’re not familiar, Defiende Nuestra Tierra (which means “Defend our Land” in Spanish) was created by WW in 2018 out of a recognition that, toread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The two faces of San Miguel de Allende

    Translated by Julian Nihill

    San Miguel de Allende (SMA) is often referred to as the “heart” of Mexico due to its importance in history and its location within the Mexican Republic. However, the rapid growth of this city and the arrival of thousands of foreigners asread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Críticas: Hometown hate

    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” –Jonathan Safran Foer

    There used to be a time when I was ashamed of being from the Roaring Fork Valley.

    It seemed to me that everyone growingread more →

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