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    Basalt report: ‘AA’ rating kicks off bond sales, net zero gets a boost

    At Basalt Town Council’s final meeting of the year, Dec. 14, Town Manager Ryan Mahoney reported that Standard & Poor’s global rating of ‘AA stable’ “was very successful,” and provided independent affirmation of Basalt’s fiscal policies over the last few years. 

    The updated rating came just ahead… read more →

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    Two Rivers Community School applies for RFSD membership

    It was a full house, with standing room only, at the in-person Dec. 8 regular meeting of the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education at the district’s Carbondale office.

    Over 60 people, including Two Rivers Community School (TRCS) parents, teachers and students, were in attendance to… read more →

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    Scratching the surface of Crystal Valley politics

    The Crystal Valley may be a small part of the world, but its issues carry great significance, and passionate participants reverberate down through the Valley to Carbondale and beyond. The prized corner of the world counts on a community primed for solutions. 

    The serene river and mountainous… read more →

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    It's not just you — the holidays impact mental wellness

    By Josie Sanchez

    Mount Sopris glows with the softness of snow. The town is enveloped in whiteness, and iridescent lights illuminate Main Street at night. Laughter erupts as loved ones come together in celebration. Homes are adorned with Christmas trees, wreaths and green and red decor. There is… read more →

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    SoL Theatre returns to the stage with a holiday classic

    The Stage of Life Theatre Company (SoL Theatre) recently presented “Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story,” an adaptation by Jerry R. Montoya of the Charles Dickens classic. This was the nonprofit youth theater company’s first live performance since March of 2020, just before the COVID-19 lockdowns went into more →

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    Learn to use — and recognize — the Signal for Help

    The universal Signal for Help, a hand gesture that was created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF), has been gaining traction across several social media platforms. 

    CWF is a nonprofit that focuses on aiding women, girls and gender-diverse people to escape situations of poverty andread more →

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    Helping out the trout at Canyon Creek

    When the culvert was built in the ‘70s, planners knew it would be a problem for fish. The box culvert is two channels, each 10 feet wide and 300 feet long. It runs beneath Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs, connecting the cascading Canyon Creek with its final yards before… read more →

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    Colorado Wild Public Lands watchdogs land swaps

    Colorado Wild Public Lands (COWPL), based in Basalt, originated in 2014 in direct response to a controversial land swap known as the Sutey Ranch Land Exchange. Now complete, the deal saw the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trade 1,369 acres south of Carbondale and 201 acres southwest ofread more →

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    Defiende's new director continues old traditions

    To bring a piece of foliage indoors during the darkest days of the year; it’s a tradition that has taken many forms over millennia. 

    What we call Christmas trees today signal back to pre-Christianity, with the Celts, Vikings and Egyptians all honoring evergreens — symbols of eternal life —… read more →

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    The Chocolate Chef

    Mark Burrows is spending most of his time in the kitchen these days and it’s beginning to pay off. He quickly outgrew his kitchen at home (this page), and now practically lives in his commercial kitchen in Willits (right page) where he makes chocolate —and not just any chocolate. He… read more →