History

  • Locations: News Published

    Former Marble resident achieves prestigious Naval rank

    Commander Elouise “Ellie” Hurst had a childhood most today can only imagine. Growing up as “one of the Marble kids,” she experienced independence, adventure and a self-awareness that ultimately shaped her impressive career in the Navy — including her recent promotion as the commanding officer of the Center for Naval… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Sept. 29, 2022

    Sculpt a spud

    The 113th Potato Day, themed “Marble Mash” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial, kicks off Friday, Sept. 30, with a Community Contra Dance at the Third Street Center. See this week’s community calendar for a schedule of additional Potato Day events. Care to… read more →

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    Potato Day’s 2022 mash-up grows engagement

    For 112 years, through two pandemics, ‘Bonedalers have harkened the fall with a celebration of spuds. At the time of the very first Potato Day, 1910, Eugene Grubb had just published his book, “The Potato” and Irish immigrant Thomas McClure’s red variety, unique to this valley, was gaining national prestige.… read more →

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    OST solicits public opinions on Penny

    Legend has it, somewhere south of Carbondale, there exists a non-commercial hot spring, free and accessible at all hours except when the river swallows it in spring. Tenacious soakers then rearrange the stones to balance scalding hot water with the cold river to make comfortable pools. It’s no secret that… read more →

  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Carbondale Clay Center: 25 years and counting

    By Diane Kenney
    Founder of the Carbondale Clay Center

    The Carbondale Clay Center was born in 1997. This year marks its 25th anniversary. As the founding director, I never could have imagined all that was to happen in that extremely humble building tucked in at the end… 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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Taking pride in history

    The Carbondale Historical Preservation Commission (CHPC) wants you to take pride in your historic homes. That is why the commission is offering people who own a house deemed a “historical structure of merit” (SOM) the opportunity to call attention to its historical relevance. 

    The town will split the cost… read more →

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    Coming Home to The Great Mother - Part 1

    Published

    Earth Day 2022 Special offering.
    The first segment of a 2 part journey honoring and affirming our relationship with the earth. Join us for an introductory evening to explore the roots of wisdom in western culture and the ways in which our culture has cut itself off from those…

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    Pages of the Past: ‘C’dale student wants to spend spring break in a Russian Prison’

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and Sopris Sun

    March 4, 1982

    Voting was open for sorority Zeta Epsilon’s woman of the year, with eight nominees. Valley native Betty deBeque was a Cub Scout den mother, president of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and had planned the memorial service… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Pages of the past: Carbondale carries the torch

    Feb. 18, 1982

    Though they hadn’t been through two years of intermittent social distancing, folks still got cabin fever — so the Journal sought advice from Glenwood Springs psychologist Jerry Weinstock. He noted that the phenomenon was particularly prevalent in rural areas (which Carbondale certainly still was), since cities provide… read more →