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    Carbondale gets a cozy chocolate lounge and café

    In 2019, Carbondale’s master of many trades, Mark Burrows, began his chocolate-making career with Pollinator Chocolate. Since then, Pollinator has become the go-to for high-quality, single-source, small-batch chocolate bars, truffles and bonbons in the Roaring Fork Valley.

    Burrows is now dipping into a highly-anticipated business venture with the opening of… read more →

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    Equity Speaker Series continues with Assétou Xango

    On Nov. 29, MANAUS and The Arts Camps at Willits (TACAW) will host poet Assétou Xango for the fourth installment of their Equity Speakers Series in the Roaring Fork Valley.
    The Equity Speaker Series is a free, community-facing program that hosts space for experts in the realm of diversity,… read more →

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    Making home through art

    On Dec. 9, the public is invited to attend an opening reception for “Home” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Art Base in Basalt.

    In a collaborative effort between Basalt High School, The Art Base and Aspen Sister Cities (ASC), the annual art exhibitionread more →

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    LGBTQ book challenged in local libraries

    Book challenges in 2022 are set to exceed those of 2021, according to data released by the American Library Association (ALA) ahead of September’s Banned Books Week.
    Across the nation, the most frequently challenged books contain: LGBTQ topics or characters; sex, abortion, teen pregnancy or puberty; race or racism… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Council considers transitional housing for Response

    On Tuesday evening, Basalt Town Council held their regular meeting to discuss several ordinances and hold public hearings, among the topics: changes to parking laws, approving a PUD amendment for the development of a domestic abuse shelter on East Cody Lane, establishing a licensing system for short-term rentalread more →

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    Trustees take momentous action

    All trustees were present during their regular meeting on Nov. 22. Several actions garnered hearty applause from public attendees. Mayor Ben Bohmfalk called it “a community lovefest” on KDNK the next morning.

    To begin, trustees approved a consent agenda including a resolution reversing the Planning andread more →

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    Calling a snow day

    By Dominic Furer
    Youth Correspondent 

    Every once in a while, Roaring Fork Valley children wake up to the blissful news of a snow day. School is canceled, they get to sleep in and don’t have to concern themselves with whatever it was theyread more →

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    CPW to review first draft of wolf management plan

    Colorado’s Wolf Restoration and Management Plan to restore gray wolves in the state by the end of 2023 is on track, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Meanwhile, back home, local producers are bracing for what the reality may be once the federally endangered species is reintroduced.

    On Nov.… read more →

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    Senior Rams score big

    By Diana Diaz
    Youth Correspondent 

    It’s no secret that Roaring Fork High School’s (RFHS) boys soccer team has been making local fans proud. Last season, the team won the 2021 state championship — a historical moment for this small town and one it’sread more →

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    Theater Review: Spit-takes, handcuffs and murder — Oh my!

    Sopris Theatre Company (STC) premiered their second show of the season, “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong”, on Nov. 18 at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley Campus. Despite a small (intimate) audience turnout, those in attendance filled the room with uproarious laughter at the on-stage shenanigans. With tworead more →