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    Town receives anonymous donation of downtown acreage

    The Fourth Street Plaza (380 Main Street) and 16 lots surrounding the Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) building were quietly donated to the town of Carbondale at the conclusion of 2021. Acceptance of this staggeringly generous donation of over 1.6 acres was tucked into the consent agenda at a virtual… read more →

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    Carbondale remembers Chris Chacos

    By James Steindler

    Carbondale has another guardian angel. Chris Chacos passed away Jan. 19, joining his late wife Terry Chacos in the ever-after. During their time here since the early ‘70s, the two were living-breathing guardian angels to the town, so we are comforted in knowing the job isn’t all… read more →

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    Truly electrifying: Heat pump retrofits make net zero attainable

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    “Heat Pumps, heat pumps, that’s the key,” declares Marty Treadway, program director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE). This is the sort of adamant answer he gives homeowners who ask, what equipment can be installed to lower residential utility bills, and preferably, not destroy… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar, Jan. 27, 2022

    Crystal Trail

    The White River National Forest has released a draft environmental assessment of the proposed Redstone to McClure Pass Trail project. A public meeting will be held on Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Third Street Center and comments must be received by Feb. 22. Find… read more →

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    GarCo Dems seek Latino outreach director

    Garfield County Democrats have high hopes for a new Latino outreach campaign. The campaign is based on former Georgia state representative and voting rights activist Stacy Abrams’ New Georgia Project for organizing Black voters in the state.

    At a Zoom fundraiser on Dec. 15, 2021, Democrat and community organizer Beatriz… read more →

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    Basalt greenlights solar project and police station

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    At its regular meeting, virtually held, January 25, the Basalt Town Council approved the hiring of Golden-based McKinstry Essention LLC to evaluate, plan, select the site and design the Town’s first solar and battery storage project.

    Members swiftly powered through the passage of three ordinances after… read more →

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    New York dance group inspires local collaboration

    By Myki Jones 

    As part of its residency program, Dance Initiative will host New York based performance company NVA & Guests from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. The residency will culminate with a performance at The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) on Feb. 5. This collaboration is one of… read more →

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    A brighter future by and for the youth

    By Maeve Murray
    Youth Correspondent

    YouthZone, a local program that helps young people improve their future outlook, is looking to expand collaboration among the population they serve.

    According to their website, YouthZone is a “family-first nonprofit dedicated to fostering positive youthread more →

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    More than 'the thrift store'

    If you have ever gazed up from the doorway of the building located at the corner of Third and Main in Carbondale, you will have spied a blue sign with yellow lettering that reads: Rebekah Lodge.

    Many locals know it as the Near New or, more informally, as… read more →

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    The good pastor hangs up his headphones

    Yes, alas, it came to pass — on Christmas Day, no less. Legendary DJ Pastor Mustard (aka Dan Sadowsky) announced during his weekly “Bluegrass with Mustard” show on KDNK that, after the better part of two decades on the air with it, this would be his last one.

    In a… read more →