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    Wolves are coming: Livestock growers voice concerns

    “Wolves are coming!” was an oft-repeated statement at Saturday’s Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association meeting in Rifle. And, indeed, they are. In fact, if all goes according to plan, wolves will be released into Colorado in December of this year. But, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) draft plan, made public in… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Focusing on child care

    Prior to its regular meeting, Basalt Town Council held a joint work session with the Eagle County Commissioners. Mayor Bill Kane introduced the council and emphasized Basalt’s commitment to conserving open space and containing development. Eagle County Manager Jeff Shroll opened with a discussion about purchasing a parcel of U.S.… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Water rules and bag ban revisited

    Tuesday’s meeting, Jan. 24, was somewhat quiet with no public comments and the absence of trustees Erica Sparhawk and Luis Yllanes. Lani Kitching, nursing an illness, joined via Zoom. It was also the birthday of trustee Marty Silverstein!

    The consent agenda included accounts payable, art gallery permit renewals for Carbondale… read more →

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    NPR’s Ailsa Chang to speak at Aspen event

    Making a shift in careers is never an easy endeavor. Ask Ailsa Chang, an award-winning journalist and host of National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered. She left a prestigious law career to begin another in radio, starting with an internship at KQED public radio in San Francisco.

    Aspen Public… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Jan. 26, 2023

    El Sol brillando
    The Sopris Sun, together with seven other local media organizations, received a $35,000 grant from the Colorado Media Project toward continuing efforts to enhance the quality of, and access to, representative news in Spanish for our region. In all, 27 grantees from across the state received… read more →

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    2 Forks Club circulates 'regenerative philanthropy'

    The 2 Forks Club met for its annual dinner and loan recipients selection on Jan. 11 at the Aspen Art Museum. This not-for-profit investment club makes 0%-interest loans available to farming and food entrepreneurs in the North Fork and Roaring Fork valleys. The club was founded by Woodyread more →

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    CO energy cooperatives file complaint against Xcel

    Four energy cooperatives in Colorado have filed a complaint before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission alleging that Xcel Energy’s mismanagement practices led to significant losses for each of the cooperatives. 

    The complainants — Holy Cross Energy, CORE Electric Cooperative, Grand Valley Power and Yampa Valleyread more →

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    History is made as Colorado General Assembly convenes

    When the 74th Colorado General Assembly convened on Jan. 9, it made history with the largest-ever class of female legislators. Fifty-one of the 100 seats in Colorado’s Senate and House are held by women — 44 of whom are Democrats and seven Republicans. Nevada is the only other state to… read more →

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    GarCo Report: Sheriff cuts ties with PitCo jail, new gravel pit, rising insurance costs and more

    It looks like short commissioner meetings are already a thing of the past. This week’s agenda was full, including a comment from the public on the proposed, controversial Sweetwater State Park.

    Mary Stevens, member of the Sweetwater Lake Working Group, expressed concern that the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Parks… read more →

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    Hot return to hoops season

    For most residents of Carbondale, mid-January signals a slow return to the structures of everyday life after a few weeks of holiday cheer. Students, parents, workers: we tend to creak back into our daily rhythms and forgive ourselves for taking things one slow step at a time. Not so for… read more →