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    Carbondale is slowly (and sometimes suddenly) sinking

    The sinkhole that recently disrupted traffic on Highway 133 is far from the first of its kind in the Carbondale area. In fact, the geology of the area is unusually conducive to such collapses, according to Colorado Mountain College Professor Emeritus Garry Zabel. 

    “We have theread more →

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    Carbondale’s fight against development on new City Market land

    Eager City Market shoppers may not realize the historical significance of the land below their feet when they walk through the store’s shiny new doors this fall. 

    The lack of opposition to development on this land is notable. City Market is Carbondale’s single greatest sales taxread more →

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    Local leaders of color call for change

    As Black Lives Matter protests sweep the nation, local activists of color are challenging our own community to reflect on the police discrimination and violence that goes on in our backyard, as well.

    For architect and Basalt High School graduate Beatriz Soto, who split her timeread more →

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    A self-guided tour of dance

    Update: The Konverjdans residency has been canceled, but the rest of the event appears on track.

    Megan Janssen describes her education as a strange, winding path that includes an Associate’s Degree in Architecture, certificates in sustainable design, and a Bachelor’s Degree in creative writing from Southern Oregon Universityread more →

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    Tick tock — the Covid-19 clock keeps moving

    After over four months of shut downs and stay at home orders, the virus certainly hasn’t run out of gas.

    And the Fourth of July weekend won’t be like it was in 2019. The governor’s office just announced that Garfield County will not move into theread more →

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    Collaboration, compromise could mitigate housing crisis

    News agencies across the world, from the BBC to The New York Times, have reported that the United States is likely to see an “avalanche of evictions” in the coming months. Will this national crisis permeate the figurative bubble cloaking the Roaring Fork Valley? According to experts, likeread more →

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    Effort to conserve Coffman Ranch takes big step forward

    Major headway was made in the effort to conserve the Coffman Ranch last month when Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) awarded a $2.5 million grant to Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) to help purchase and conserve the 141-acre property. 

    This grant marks a significant step in anread more →

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    Local historian retires — a second time

    Darrell Munsell initially moved to the Crystal Valley with his wife, Jane, in 1997 to retire, but he quickly caught the research bug and has expanded knowledge of local history tenfold. 

    Munsell grew up in Hays, Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University with BAread more →

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    Is the academic world changing?

    What does the future of higher education look like? Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with nationwide protests against systemic racism?
    The Aspen Institute has strived to answer those questions with a recent online presentations “The Future of Higher Education: Howread more →

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    One, two and a three — strike up the band

    “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” So spoke the ancient Greek philosopher Plato over 2000 years ago. 

    Today, music is firmly ingrained in the Roaring Fork Valley culture with much of the creditread more →