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    Letters - Feb. 1, 2023

    Colorado water

    Here’s some noteworthy pieces of local news about the Colorado River and the start of dry-up:

    1. The Colorado River District has $125 million (federal funds) to pay ranchers and farmers to dry up land to put as much as 833,000 acre-feet in the Colorado River. 

    2.… read more →

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    Letters to the Editor

    Want to let the community know about what’s on your mind and in your heart?

    Send us a letter to the editor at by noon on Monday for consideration in the following Thursday’s edition. We receive a lot of letters, so 500 words is the limit. Know that… read more →

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    Letters - Jan. 26, 2023

    Forever Young
    Congratulations on the occasion of Alpine Bank’s 50th anniversary. Carbondale is the birthplace of Alpine Bank and it has been much more than just a bank. We have all heard Alpine’s ads and jingles espousing community involvement and concern for its patrons. For 50 years, founder/president Bob… read more →

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    Letters - Jan. 19, 2023

    Insurance and construction

    Future generations will look back on the insurance industry of today with the same contempt we view the money changers of days gone by.

    “How did they get away with it?” our descendants will ask. “They made a fortune selling air.”

    Insurance companies have actuaries examine the… read more →

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    Letters - Jan. 12, 2023

    From the Shipmans…

    We are writing to thank all of those in the community who have supported us after our house burned to the ground the day before Thanksgiving. 

    The outpouring of love and practical help has been amazing and we feel so very grateful to all of our… read more →

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    Letters - Jan. 5, 2023

    R.I.P. Ed
    With the recent untimely demise of veteran Ed “Mex” Pfab, in an accident at home, the Aspen Mountain patrol lost one of its beloved brethren. 

    A couple of vignettes: One time Ed and I partnered doing avalanche control work in theread more →

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    Letters - Dec. 29, 2022

    Been there
    Unease over others’ opinions and judgment ebbs over time. After seeing societies react poorly to inconvenience and foreseeable change, one tends to become more tolerant and amenable to sharing experience. Through the years, I too have been faced with the challenges life more →

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    Letters - Dec. 22, 2022

    The Salvation Army

    I am honored to help Rotary members of Carbondale by ringing the bell for The Salvation Army and greeting those who stop by the red kettle in the entry to our City Market, where donations can be left for the Salvation Army.

    What is it about?

    The… read more →

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    Letters - Dec. 15, 2022

    Correction: Turns out “CL” McClure, credited for the historic Dinkel Building photo in last week’s issue, is more likely Louis Charles (LC) McClure (a famous photographer up through his death in the 1950s). 

    Monday morning
    The night was loooooong. Tossing and turning, thrashing, moaning and… read more →

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    Letters - Dec. 8, 2022

    Invasives alert

    Invasive species are plants, animals, insects or diseases that are not native to Colorado and have harmful effects on the economy and environment. They are introduced either accidentally or intentionally outside of their native range. 

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff recently discovered live adult zebra mussels… read more →

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