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    Dharma Center offers a way of compassion

    The Roaring Fork Valley’s Buddhist practitioners now have a place they can call “home,” sort of, at the Way of Compassion Dharma Center in Carbondale. Located in the Third Street Center, it the first such center to open up in the valley, according to its Spiritual Director, John Bruna (who also goes by a traditional Buddhist name, Jangchub Chophel). In addition, according to the center’s web site (www.wocdc.org), there now is an “app” that practitioners can use “to help us stay connected to the Dharma,” a reference to the teachings of Buddha, known as Dharma. read more →
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    Development plan would be new City Market’s neighbor

    According to Carbondale officials at Town Hall and a private land-use planner working on the Carbondale Marketplace project near the intersection of West Main Street and Highway 133, a proposed new and enlarged City Market store and its related commercial entities still are expected to be built. In addition, according to a consultant involved with the City Market project, the owner of the lot just south of the City Market site along West Main Street has arranged for an open house on June 6 at the Carbondale Town Hall to gather public input about a new development idea in the same part of town. read more →
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    Nicki and Rita, gatekeepers of CMS

    If you’ve been to Carbondale Middle School, chances are you’ve met Nicki and Rita. The school secretaries have been manning the main office for a combined 50 years, and in the process they’ve become almost inseparable. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for folks to mix them up or even combine their names, so we’ll stick with a first name basis here to avoid even more confusion. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Basalt mayor resigns over radar gun controversy

    June 2, 1977: Basalt Town Hall was in turmoil after the mayor and two town staffers resigned, and most bar owners were upset that the town council had banned minors inside bars for any reason. One bar owner asked whether it would still be okay for her four-year-old daughter to take naps in the bar area. The mayor of three years (plus six as a town council member) cited “personality conflicts” with the other members for resigning. read more →
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    Free park concerts kick off June 11

    Another summer in Carbondale, another monthly series of free concerts in Sopris Park. Starting Sunday, June 11 — and continuing every second Sunday of each month until the program’s Sept. 10 finale — locals and visitors can count on late afternoons of free concerts from 4-7 p.m. “This is an amenity for everyone,” said Marty Silverstein, co-event coordinator with Steve Standiford of Steve’s Guitars fame. Each show features two acts that includes a usually local opener followed by a touring headliner, according to Standiford. read more →
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    Public weighs in on Prince Creek biking improvements

    Nearly 60 people showed up at Carbondale Town Hall on May 17 to talk about plans for parking and other proposed improvements to an increasingly popular mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails system along Prince Creek Road south of town. In addition, more than 80 people submitted written comments to the Pitkin County Open Space & Trails Department’s website, mostly thanking the county for dealing with the situation but also offering numerous suggested changes based on their individual experiences and understanding of the issues involved. read more →
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    How Roaring Fork became a school of jazz

    Mark Gray sits on a stool in front of roughly 30 students whose chairs form an arc filling the band room at Roaring Fork High School (RFHS). Behind him is a whiteboard with the lines of a musical staff imprinted on one portion alongside handwritten calendar dates denoting “Battle of the Bands,” a May 31 dinner, and the school’s graduation — remaining dates of the band’s concerts. read more →
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    Trustees consider an Ecological Bill of Rights

    At the Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting on May 24, Trustee Frosty Merriott kicked off discussion of a proposed town Ecological Bill of Rights by holding up a partially crushed plastic water bottle he had found on the pavement next to his parked car outside Town Hall. “You can’t make this stuff up,” declared Merriott, who has advocated banning such single-use plastic bottles in town as part of the community’s commitment to environmental friendliness. read more →
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    Mid Valley pastor gives a different kind of service

    Don’t worry; your coffee won’t come with a sermon just because Mid Valley Church pastor Lance Norton is brewing it for you — unless you want it to, of course. “I know it’s an odd combination, but I don’t want people to think of it as the Christian coffee shop,” Norton said. “A lot of pastors view their primary role as Bible study and preaching, and I just don’t see it that way. You have that bartender that people kind of talk to about everything, and I hope I can be there for people that way whether they’re a Christian or not.” read more →
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    CPAC installs a new year of public art

    The Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC), established 18 years ago, is about to go into its “public” role once again with a celebration of a new round of 15 sculptures erected in “highly visible places around the town,” as stated on its Facebook page. To celebrate the 2017 collection of sculpture, submitted by artists from around Colorado as well as New Mexico, Oregon, and Minnesota, CPAC will hold its annual Art Walk on June 1, as a way of showing off the new group of art pieces to as many members of the public as show up. The Art Walk begins at Town Hall at 5:30 p.m., and culminates with a reception at The Launchpad. read more →