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    GarCo Report: Trails, water, Senator Joe Manchin and a changing of the guard

    Garfield County Commissioners had a busy agenda for their final regular meeting of 2022.

    The meeting kicked off with introductions of Bentley Henderson, new deputy county manager, and Jackie Harmon, county clerk and recorder-elect.

    A celebration for Jean Alberico, who is retiring after 40read more →

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    GarCo Report: Money talk and approvals

    Commissioners approved all county Noxious Weed Advisory Board appointments and a waiver for an annexation report for a gas station and convenience store to be built near the West Rifle interchange. County and city of Rifle staff made the presentation, stating that due to groundwater contamination, the projectread more →

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    Carbondale Report: 2022 wraps with raises

    At their final full meeting of 2022, the Board of Town Trustees were all in attendance. There will be no work session on Dec. 20 and the Dec. 27 meeting will be brief and hosted on Zoom.

    Following student of the month awards, a consent agenda was approved that included… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Council approves budget and other business

    A work session occurred prior to Basalt Town Council’s regular meeting on Dec. 13 and was mostly dedicated to an informative presentation about the ongoing Entrance to Aspen project, specifically in regards to the Castle Creek bridge. Constructed in 1961, the bridge — while still safe — is nearing the… read more →

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    Food hub feasibility study to wrap up by Spring 2023

    Up and down the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, farmers and ranchers raise local produce — from meats to fresh vegetables — yet there are still many residents who are regularly concerned about keeping enough food on their family’s table.

    Several entities, both governmental andread more →

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    Uinta Basin Railway meets opposition in Glenwood Springs

    Oil producers want to quadruple the amount of fracked waxy crude that comes out of Utah’s Uinta Basin. Between 80,000 and 90,000 barrels per day are currently trucked to refineries in Salt Lake City, but refinery production there is capped due to air pollution on the Wasatch more →

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    Understanding the danger of fentanyl

    By Kayla Kaufman 
    Youth Correspondent

    Some people might assume the Roaring Fork Valley is immune to issues such as drug abuse. Unfortunately, that is not the reality.  Many in the Valley consume illicit substances and many of these substances are more andread more →

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    Largest COLA for Social Security recipients since 1981

    In 2023, Social Security recipients will see a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 8.7%, the most significant increase since 1981 and the fourth largest COLA in the history of the Social Security program.

    While the Social Security Act of 1935 created the Social Security Administration (SSA) asread more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Community Calendar - Dec. 15, 2022

    The Community Art Center Clay Studio in Glenwood Springs has launched a membership program for experienced potters in the Valley. Full-shelf memberships cost $150 per month and half-shelf memberships are $90 per month, plus $60 for a one-time studio orientation. For more information about memberships, workshopsread more →

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    Alpine Bank and Larry Day color 2023

    If you hadn’t yet noticed, Alpine Bank’s newest annual calendar is especially lively as the bank, founded in Carbondale in January 1973, approaches its 50th anniversary.

    Sopris Sun readers will instantly recognize the whimsical imaginings of artist Larry Day gracing the calendar’s 12 pages with playfulread more →