From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal
July 28, 1977

Television enthusiasts in Basalt and El Jebel were looking forward to the completion of a 34-mile cable line connected to a microwave receiver on Floyd Crawford’s silo. Service was slated to begin in mid September with five Denver channels, a Sacramento-based movie station and KREX out of Grand Junction.

In other news… “Miner’s Week” festivities were planned for the first week of October in the lead up to Potato Day.

July 30, 1987

The 16th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair demolished past sales records, with total revenues estimated at over $200,000. Arts and crafts figures saw a 15 percent increase, food booths were up 5 percent and the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities raised more than $20,000 on t-shirts alone. Overall, 12,000 people attended the event, with peak density around 5,000 on Saturday afternoon.

In other news… The Valley Journal delved in the then-exotic world of acupuncture with a story featuring Kathleen Menten of Rocky Mountain Acupuncture in Glenwood Springs.

July 31, 1997

The River Valley Ranch golf course was slated to open on Aug. 15, with a 33 percent discount for Carbondalians. “While most of the golf course is in wonderful playing condition, much more is in store for golfers next year,” said Ken Everett, head of golf operations. “We look forward to welcoming and accommodating the local golfers and having them experience the exceptional quality of our course.”

In other news… Carbondale based “Climbing” magazine was about to be sold to international publishing company Cowles Enthusiast Media.