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    Town Report - Carbondale

    Free COVID testing site remains in operation behind Town Hall with a slight decline in usage recently. The website to schedule an appointment is

    COVID cases in Garfield County continue to drop but the county remains at level orange according to the state. Town staff… read more →

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    Emergency help for apartment dwellers

    Housing took center stage at the most recent Basalt Town Council meeting. With the pandemic ongoing and its associated economic downturn, affording rent is increasingly a challenge in the Roaring Fork Valley.
    In November and December 2020, the Basalt Affordable Community Housing group (BACH), first formed in… read more →

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    Injured Wildlife 101

    A cow elk with a bar stool stuck on her head. Courtesy image.

    In December, my housemate discovered a buck in our yard with an injured leg and mangled antler.
    What do you do for injured wildlife?
    “Ideally, leave it alone and…

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    Sticks and poles and skates ... Oh my!

    Crystal River Elementary School students are enjoying winter sports. A new ice skating rink was created by PE teacher Marty Madsen and parents Ernesto and Flor Cuc, owners of Cuc Construction. Funds were used from the annual Rams Run fundraiser to build the rink and purchase various sizes of new… read more →

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    42nd VVAS carries on a tradition

    The 42nd Valley Visual Arts Show (VVAS) opens on Jan. 22 in the R2 Gallery at Carbondale Arts (CA). The event will celebrate the work of 50 artists from the Roaring Fork Valley.
    2021 marks Carbondale Arts’ 50th anniversary, and Executive Director Amy Kimberly notes, “The VVAS… read more →

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    Emergency vets save lives

    It’s 2 a.m. and your cat is staggering and having seizures. What can you do?
    It may be time to immediately contact the closest emergency vet clinic. Fortunately for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley, Basalt’s Valley Emergency Pet Care (VEPC) treats small animals like household pets.… read more →

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    Overdue fees eliminated at Garfield County Libraries

    Garfield County Public Libraries (GCPL) is once again setting the standard for community engagement and free education by eliminating overdue material fees — indefinitely.
    Although overdue fees have been removed, library materials still have a due date and items 60 days past due will have a replacement… read more →

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    Our Town - Meet Ed Holub, our bona fide Deadhead

    Q: Where did you grow up?
    A: In New Jersey. I lived in Newark for 13 years and then moved to a place called Cranford. My parents were both Polish immigrants. My dad was taken to Siberia during World War II, and my mom was run out of her… read more →

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    Plotz for Plosky’s and kvell for Kula

    Bagel-lovers rejoice, a new Jewish-style deli is on its way. Slated to open in June 2021 is Plosky’s, the new venture of long-time local chefs David Eisenson and Mark Hardin. The pair met working at Six89, the much-loved restaurant by Mark Fischer that closed in 2012. They’ve both… read more →

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    Ninth Judicial District gains accessibility with virtual option

    In any given field, it is generally open to interpretation whether a silver lining shimmers as a result of COVID-19 and the virtual reality wave. The local judicial system is no exception.

    According to Clerk of Court Dawn Garey, most hearings at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs are… read more →