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    UDC process now gets interesting

    Will new buildings in downtown be 10 stories tall? Will there be a Walmart on Highway 133? The answer to both questions is “no” but now that your interest is piqued, let’s talk about the new Carbondale Unified Development Code (UDC), read more →
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    Carbondale election dates and related details

    Carbondale’s upcoming election is a mail-in ballot with voter service polling centers as well. Election Day itself is April 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with voter service polling centers (formerly known as “polling places”) at Carbondale Town Hall, the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs and Garfield County Rifle Branch Office. Dates and details from the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office are as follows: read more →
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    Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival returns to TRTC

    Poet, writer and naturalist Karen Chamberlain, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 68, was many things to many people in the Roaring Fork Valley. To fledgling local writers who were lucky enough to meet her, she was a mentor, coach and most of all, cheerleader. read more →
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    Candidates discuss issues, don’t much disagree

    In Aspen, it’s called “Squirm Night,” where candidates often field nasty questions and everyone gets the opportunity to vent. At Monday night’s candidate forum at the Third Street Center, it was more like “Cozy Up to the Microphone” night, where the four candidates running for three trustee seats didn’t disagree on much of anything. Four candidates are running for three Carbondale Board of Trustee seats: incumbent Frosty Merriott, plus Alexander (AJ) Hobbs, Katrina Byars and Wayne Horak. Mayor Stacey Bernot, a fifth-generation Carbondale native, is running unopposed for a second term. read more →
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    Hentschel boys finally coming home

    Last Monday, Lindsay and Hadley Hentschel were elated to receive the phone call they’ve been waiting 3 ½ years to receive: their adopted sons finally will be allowed to leave Haiti and come live with them in Carbondale. Mykerson (6) and Leander (4) have lived in the same orphanage in Haiti for most of their lives. The Hentschels committed to adopting Mykerson in August of 2010. When they travelled to Haiti to meet him for the first time in December of 2010, they also met Leander, another boy in the orphanage. The Hentschels originally hoped to adopt two boys and it seemed to them that Leander was meant to be a part of their family. By January of 2011 they had officially added Leander to their adoption paperwork. read more →
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    Valley View launches new coronary program

    Valley View Hospital has the launch of the only robotic-assisted coronary angioplasty program in the Rocky Mountain region, according to a press release. The procedure is performed by Frank Laws, M.D., the medical director of VVH’s Heart and Vascular Center using the CorPath System — the first and only FDA 510(k) cleared robotic-assisted technology to aid interventional cardiologists in placing stents and balloons in patients with coronary artery disease. Valley View is the only hospital offering this procedure in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. read more →
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    Fashion Extravaganza Returns

    Sopris Sun Staff Report

    The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities presents the 6th annual Green Is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza March 14-15 at 8 p.m. at the Third Street Center.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. for a pre-show dessert reception; a martini, beer and wine bar;… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt, 3/14/2014

    Prius gone wrong

    If you saw the pickup truck and totaled Toyota Prius in the middle of Highway 133 (near Wells Fargo) on March 5, not to worry.

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    Clear the Air; Drive Smart, Drive Less

    In 1964 a thick haze covered the Los Angeles area for six days straight. The smog was a result of pollutants such as car exhaust and factory emissions reacting with strong sunlight. This chemical reaction creates ground level ozone, the principle component of smog, which reduces visibility to a few miles, and causes physical reactions like burning lungs, itchy watery eyes, and severe respiratory problems. Children, the elderly and those with asthma or heart ailments are most at risk. read more →
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    Community Briefs, 3/14/2014

    Study Spanish in Spain Colorado Mountain College is offering a Spanish course in – you guessed it – Spain this summer. read more →