• Locations: Letters Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters - Jan. 13, 2022

    The gift of you

    Money is great. If we have any extra, we ought to spread it out to help others. It is satisfying if done correctly, which means being guided by good intentions. But, don’t forget, we are also great. Even better than money. So we ought… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Jan. 6, 2022

    Thanks Gary!

    The “retirement” of Dr. Gary Knaus, preceded by Dr. Rick Harrington, are great reminders of our debt to people who built the social infrastructure in Carbondale. 

    Rick and Gary were health care in town and built a strong practice that isread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 30, 2021

    350 Roaring Fork

    “Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free. It’s dizzy with possibilities…” – Bob Weir and John Barlow

    Some of us gather on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. to remember our personal connection to the planet and its future. We remind some others as well by… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 23, 2021

    Re: Water reportage

    Thank you for the article by Olivia Emmer: “Helping out the trout at Canyon Creek” and the accompanying photograph of the bumps and baffles in the culvert. 

    While the project is exciting and hopeful, the article and photos gave specifics that let me appreciate the design,… read more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters: Dec. 16, 2021

    Faith and Science

    Given the current science skepticism from some religious and political groups, the cartoon on Dec. 2 which portrayed division between faith and science is understandable. But, a conflict between faith and science is mostly unnecessary. 

    The cartoon combined the Christmas narrative found in… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 9, 2021

    Wurst way to go

    I was incredibly saddened to see the abrupt closing of WineTime this fall. The former owners and employees had built a truly unique retail experience. 

    Apart from the quality selection of beverages, the German deli and authentic staff recommendations provided something special to Carbondale. read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 2, 2021

    Thank you, Heritage Park

    I am an 87 year-old veteran. In July, I had a heart attack and a stroke. I was lucky enough to get to Heritage Park in your city to recover. What a great place and staff! Because of them, three months later I am at home… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - November 24, 2021

    Re: Solar, Storage, Scotland

    It’s too bad the three-county community solar and storage study only received such brief notice in the Nov. 11 paper. While it shows a lot of solar potential, it shows the many limitations locally. Some of those may be overcome someday, but mostly our topography is… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Nov. 18, 2021


    Equity. What’s that? Whatever it is, we’d better scramble toward it if we want to be seen as righteous.

    Stan Badgett



    Thanks from Ascendigo

    On Oct. 29, Ascendigo Autism Services hosted our second annual Trunk or Treat event, offering a safe and fun environment for Halloween… read more →