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  • Locations: News Published

    Shippee Open Space sustains Highland cattle and elk

    There’s a precious parcel of land where the Avalanche elk herd can forage in peace, away from shoulder-season recreation on the Crown. It’s sandwiched between two chunks of private Mountain Primal Meat Company acreage. It’s enclosed in a multitude of adjacent conservation easements. It’s Pitkin County’s Shippee Open Space. read more →

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    CAREing for cats

    Little One reached her paw out, claws poking through her brown tabby fur, until it momentarily rested on Keira Clark’s outstretched right hand. Keira squeezed the device resting in her left hand and a sharp click shot from it. Right after, she set a chunk of tuna next to Little… read more →

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    Rams football is back!

    On a 67-degree Saturday afternoon, without a cloud in the sky, you could feel the electricity in the air — Roaring Fork High School Rams varsity football was back in Carbondale.
    The Rams may have suffered a stinging defeat in their 47–6 conference loss to the Manitou Springs Mustangs… read more →

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    Eighth Street plan moves to Trustees

    Fourteen months after the town of Carbondale contracted Alta Planning and Design (Alta) to redesign Eighth Street between Village Road and Main Street, Trustees will have the opportunity to approve a plan at their next regular meeting on April 13.
    According to Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman, the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    The world’s largest migration

    By Mary Harris
    Roaring Fork Audubon

    The world’s largest animal migration is coming to North America! A portion of this migration will pass right through the Roaring Fork Valley; and, lucky for us, many will remain to breed, most of them returning to the very same habitat patch where… read more →

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    Putting the brakes on Marble’s ATV frenzy

    Sitting on the porch of a small cottage just beyond Marble town limits, I enjoyed a warm spring day, feeling that I was truly in the wilderness. Local residents are trying to soak up that feeling before the tourist season arrives, and, along with it: ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, which… read more →

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    Introducing: regular BOCC coverage

    The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets regularly on the first three Mondays of each month. During these meetings, the commissioners consider requests brought by the public and various institutions throughout the county. The requests often come down to funding which the commissioners have the authority to approve… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - April 8, 2021

    Mother’s Day
    It’s time again for mothers with babies born or adopted within the past year to schedule portraits for our special Mother’s Day edition. Call or text Mark Burrows at 970-379-4581 to reserve a photo session on April 10, 11, 24, or 25. COVID precautions will be observed.… read more →

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    Burning out the old, bringing in the new

    Burning the land is a spring rite practiced for centuries around the world by the indigenous and attuned peoples of Earth. It perpetuates resilient succession within forests and renewal processes across grasslands. Fire has always been a natural part of evolution, and ancient humans picked up on that.
    Carbondale… read more →

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    Crystal Meadows residents remain steadfast

    As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up throughout Colorado, Crystal Meadows Senior Housing manager Jerilyn Nieslanik is heeding doctors’ advice and will continue to follow Garfield County public health officials’ guidance.
    All 79 residents received the second shot of the vaccine by the end of February. They continue to follow safety… read more →