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    Alcohol takes its toll

    As you walk into a noon meeting sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) you’ll find yourself in a large, comfortable and welcoming room with a thoughtful, serious atmosphere. Here, hope looms large.

    About a dozen people, both men and women of different ages, came recently to The Meetingread more →

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    Expanding worlds and building confidence

    Ascendigo provides a haven for adults and children dealing with autism by helping improve basic life skills in social, daily living and athletics areas.

    Equally important is how Ascendigo also focuses on clients’ vocational needs. Ashley Martin, marketing manager of Ascendigo Autism Services, Inc., explainedread more →

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    Harvest Fest reintroduces restaurant

    Nationally-syndicated columnist Sheila Graham once said, “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.”

    Aaron Rogers and Flip Wise plan to bring that level of food comfort and quality to customers as they begin their new restaurant venture, the Landmark Café at The Way Home, atread more →

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    Conservancy hosts national water conservation leaders

    On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Roaring Fork Conservancy hosted its first presentation of The Brooksher Watershed Institute 2019 Fall and 2020 Winter Speaker Series. The event, featuring Dr. Tom Minckley, Professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming, drew nearly 100 participants and captivated the audience with rivetingread more →

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    Students drive conversation at climate change forum

    The positive momentum from the Global Climate Strike in Carbondale continued at the Beyond the Strike climate change forum held on Oct. 23 at the Third Street Center.

    In September, residents of the valley gathered to join nearly 7.6 million people in an international, youth-ledread more →

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    Carbondale's chocolate craze

    Chocoholics rejoice — Carbondale has a booming chocolate industry with a new chocolate maker and two new chocolatiers.

    What’s the difference you ask? Chocolate makers actually make chocolate from cacao beans, while chocolatiers take that chocolate and use it to create their own chocolate more →

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    Junior docents show off the historic house down the block

    What makes the Thompson House particularly special is the contents, and some of the students at Ross Montessori would be happy to tell you all about them.

    “Almost everything here belonged to the Thompsons, and it really gives you a better idea of how people actuallyread more →

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    Newly-formed task force takes action on sex trafficking

    In September, many were shocked to pick up a local newspaper and read about a sex trafficking sting operation that saw nine men arrested for arranging online to have sex with teenage girls. The idea that this activity is going on in the Roaring Fork Valley is aread more →

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    ‘We are still a victim-blaming culture’

    Molested at age four by her babysitter’s cousin, Karen was later raped by a drunk stranger at age ten. She was raped again at age 15 at a holiday party; This time by a boy she knew.

    Karen slowly detailed her trauma and its impact. Beforeread more →

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    The Contemporary to become a permanent fixture

    After the experimental performing arts space, The Temporary, was closed abruptly last spring, plans were accelerated to build a larger venue as a stand-alone structure.

    The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW), the nonprofit that operated The Temporary and will operate the new venue, moved forwardread more →