The Valley Journal

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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 →

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    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 →

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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 →