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    Small town, big issues in Marble election forum

    While fewer than 200 people are eligible to vote in the upcoming Marble trustee election, the issues discussed at a recent candidate forum have resonance for locals and visitors alike. read more →
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    Redstone Castle advances to commissioners

    The Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) the approval for an amendment to the land use code to create the Village Lodge Preservation (VLP) Zone District and establish a lodge/hotel use, special event use, and allowread more →

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    Raising awareness about teen suicide risk

    Temple Glassier is still a self-proclaimed mess. It’s been less than six months since her son, 15-year-old Basalt High School freshman Patrick Palardy, killed himself. But she’s doing everything she can to ensure his name will live on, and that comes from not shying away from the circumstancesread more →

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    Obituary: Amy Barr

    Nutritionist, witty champion of the needy, dies at 64

    Amy Barr, a 19-year resident of Carbondale and recently appointed Executive Director of LIFT- UP, the Food Bank of the Rockies, succumbed to metastatic cancer at her home on March 22.

    Known throughout the Aspen…

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    Pages of the Past: Big boulders in a little hot spring

    March 30, 1978

    Residents up the Crystal Valley expressed concerns that snow plows were increasing avalanche danger on McClure Pass by driving snow and debris off the road and denuding the hillside. Reached for comment, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson denied any such thing was happening andread more →

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    When the well runs dry

    Last week, Sue Rollyson and her neighbors on Red Dog Road up the Crystal woke up without water. The subdivision’s well, which had operated consistently since the 1970s, had run dry.

    “When you are trying to live your normal modern life with no running water,read more →

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    Ram athletes swing into spring

    There’s no shortage of athletic opportunity at Roaring Fork High School in the spring, and students are taking advantage of it. More than 100 students — roughly a third of the school — are enrolled in baseball, track and field, girls’ soccer or junior varsity girls’ lacrosse.

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    AVLT Red Hill Project meets funding commitment goals

    The “Save Red Hill” project, a collaborative effort between the Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale, has been funded at $1.35 million. But now that funding is secured, the work is just beginning.

    The project, launched in November 2017, conserves a 25-acre arearead more →

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    Ballot asks voters whether to continue streetscape fund via 2A

    In addition to electing town trustees, voters will be asked whether or not to approve ballot measure 2A, which seeks to extend Carbondale’s streetscape fund through 2030. The fund, which originally passed in 1999 and again in 2010, is the town’s sole dedicated monetary resource for public worksread more →

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    Pages of the Past: The box

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    March 23, 1978

    Carbondale Middle School Principal Everett Knutson defended the use of a plywood box as a discipline tool even as Superintendent Nick Massaro ordered the device destroyed. Knutson had reportedly asked janitor Bill Bartrem to…

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