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    Sun showers in the sunflowers

    The Basalt Community Garden is blooming in Southside, just west of Basalt High School. In its 10th year of operation, the half-acre garden has reached capacity. Currently, almost 100 garden plots are traversed by bark mulch paths supporting a whole new crop of gardeners. Gayle Shugars, one of the garden’s… read more →

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    Locals rep at Outdoor Retailer show

    Many familiar faces could be spotted at the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver earlier this month.

    Lindsay Jones, local artist, checks out the topo designs at Garmin.

    Chris Brandt, Red Hill Council president, chats with Trails Are Common Ground.

    Ethan Peck, of Rygr, shows off a new… read more →

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    Focus narrows on Town Center properties

    Does Carbondale need a boutique hotel downtown? A parking garage? How about an enclosed space for a 3-4 season farmers market?

    While many details remain up in the air, Carbondale trustees are narrowing in on some of the fundamentals for how to proceed with the propertiesread more →

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    Elk Range makes mountain music

    A local bluegrass favorite, the acoustic quartet known as Elk Range, will be performing at this year’s Mountain Fair on Saturday, July 30. The band says that they are excited to play in their hometown for friends and fans, while bringing their music to a more eclectic audience. Through July… read more →

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    Red Hill survey results are in!

    Carbondale’s much-loved trail system on Red Hill is now seeing more than 70,000 visits a year. That’s according to Davis Farrar, a member of the volunteer group, the Red Hill Council. While most of the Red Hill trail system is Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, the council exists to… read more →

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    Ute history returns to Redstone

    Before they were marched out of Western Colorado in the 1880s, the Utes had spent some 10,000 summers in the Crystal River Valley, home to the Redstone Historical Society (RHS) since 2001. RHS invited C. J. Brafford, director of the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, to talk about the present,… read more →

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    TRTC rebrands at 25

    Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an open house gala and cabaret at their building on Saturday, June 25. The event will feature food trucks, including Mama’s Pierogi, and a bar for adult attendees courtesy of Marble Distilling. 

    The action willread more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - June 23, 2022

    Firewall

    Remember the six P’s in case of an evacuation: (1) people and pets; (2) papers, phone numbers and important documents; (3) prescriptions, vitamins and eyeglasses; (4) pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia; (5) personal computer hard drive and disks; (6) “plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash.

    River reckoning

    On June… read more →

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    CRMS invites you to be an osprey host

    If you’ve been along Highway 82 by El Jebel and Basalt, or driven 133 through Carbondale, you’ve probably seen these majestic beauty perched in massive nests atop a lamppost, power pole, bridge or other tall structures. Though not social with humans, ospreys certainly take advantage of our infrastructure. They have… read more →

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    Local climate educator returns from the Arctic

    Nearly 100 miles offshore, north of Utqiaġvik, Alaska, Sarah R. Johnson, founder of Wild Rose Education in Carbondale, carefully leaned out of a hovering North Slope Borough Search and Rescue Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

    Pausing for just a moment to take in the vastness of the Arctic Ocean, Johnson exhaled as… read more →