Pages of the Past

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    You can take our bags but not our bingo

    From the archives of The Valley Journal and Sopris Sun

    Jan. 21, 1982

    Carbondale Trustees approved a $3.5 million Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) to support the construction of a strip mall at the southwest corner of Main Street and Highway 133. The so-called “Mall at Roaringread more →

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    Pages of the past: You’ve gotta have a website

    From the archives of the Valley Journal, Sopris Sun and Roaring Fork Rampage

    Dec. 3, 1981

    The Aspen Center for the Visual Arts was hosting the first major display of the late Frank Mechau’s work in the Valley — where he spent his boyhood andread more →

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    Pages of the Past: "I do my shopping at the Dumpsters of Satank"

    From the archives of The Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Nov. 25, 1981

    The USDA Forest Service was considering allowing gas exploration in two parcels of the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area — one at the base of Sopris and one near Placita Creek — as well as some… read more →

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    Pages of the Past: Unified for the Thompson Divide

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Oct. 8, 1981

    Carbondale mourned the loss of old-timer Joe Corthell, who spent most of his 79 years gardening and tending hives on what was then the outskirts of town. As Editor Patread more →

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    Pages of the Past -“Movieland” comes to El Jebel

    From the archives of The Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Jan. 8, 1981
    Fred Pulver wrote about the Banzai Flu after contracting it. “One minute you’re fine, the next flat on your back with the worst splitting headache, chest congestion, cough (the hacky, dry kind) and…

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