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    RFHS Visual Art Show celebrates 21 years

    It likely will not  come as much of a surprise, but, did you know that Carbondale has an abundance of talented teen artists? The collective articulation of this talent is currently on display throughout the Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) library. 

    That’s right, the annual RFHS… read more →

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    Village of Peace, dances for water

    For 17 years, Rochelle Norwood has nurtured a parallel life in Ghana. She first discovered the Africana Dance Ensemble while studying abroad. Captivated by the energy of traditional African drumming and dance, she regularly introduced other foreign students at the University of Ghana to the troupe. Together they danced, drummed… read more →

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    Zimbabwean Eisenhower Fellow visits local ag innovators

    Defining “permaculture” in his own words, Kudakwashe Manyanga said, “In my country, we have what we call ‘farming God’s way.’”

    On Basalt Mountain, at 7,200 feet, that “way” fills the very air. Red rock cliffs and clear blue skies dazzle the senses. Translucent, new-green leaves unfurl along slender chokecherry stems.… read more →

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    ‘Flashback’ returns to the RFV

    Once upon a time — in 1989, to be precise — the lights of Hollywood followed hotshots Kiefer Sutherland and the late Dennis Hopper to the Roaring Fork Valley to shoot a film called “Flashback.” 

    The movie is about a fictional hippie activist, Huey Walker (Hopper), who is being… read more →

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    Dandy drummers start the day

    There’s no denying the African drummers carry Dandelion Day’s Parade of Species. An intoxicating wall of sound comes at you, reverberating off historic buildings, whirling, lifting, falling with the spring air and bluebird skies — it’s nearly impossible not to be swept up. And then, of course, there are the… read more →

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    More space means new possibilities for Independence Run & Hike

    Brion After, longtime owner of Independence Run & Hike (IRH), breathed a small sigh of relief while looking around his store’s new location the night before reopening on May 5.

    “We’re in and it feels so good,” After said. “I’ve put a lot of time, energy and money into it,… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - May 12, 2022

    Wildfire preparedness

    The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District recognizes May as “Wildfire Preparedness Month.” Four out of five of the largest fires in Colorado’s history have occurred in the past three years, with the most destructive fire happening this previous winter. The first step for preparedness is to sign… read more →

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    GCPLD Comic Festival

    Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) held its first Comic Festival on Saturday, May 7 at its Glenwood Springs (pictured) and Parachute branches.  GCPLD intends to make it a yearly event. Photos by James Steindler


    Less Rios (appearing as Ryūko Matoi from “Kill la Kill”) judged…

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    Redstone Park renovation poised to start

    After a nearly two-year planning process, Redstone Park is set for an extensive renovation and restoration project. The work, budgeted at some $536,000, is scheduled to begin on June 1.

    The park lies between the Crystal River and Redstone Boulevard and is popular with both residents and visitors. It is… read more →

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    Red Hill options grow with usage

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Red Hill — its trails and views — has become one the most popular spots around to enjoy a vista of Mount Sopris. Last year, the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area, as the site is officially known, counted approximately 65,000 visitors. As use increases,… read more →