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Organic veggies abound in Silt

July 25, 2017 — "Each farm is its own ecosystem, especially in organic farming," said Calvin Bailey, general manager of Eagle Springs Organic, outside of Silt. Bringing your experience from other farms is good, but ultimately, each one is unique, and the farmer has to learn its quirks. On […]

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Glenwood may sever contracts with arts center

July 25, 2017 — Glenwood Springs City Council is set to take up the question of whether to continue the city's financial support and facility lease for the Glenwood Center for the Arts. On the table for a 6 p.m. special council meeting tonight is a proposed notice to […]

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Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last on 51-50 vote

July 25, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after […]

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Immigrant Stories:

July 25, 2017 — Tony Mendez tells his story to Walter Gallacher of Immigrant Stories. Mendez: Both of my parents fled the civil war in El Salvador and settled in California, where I was born. My dad had been conscripted into the military when he was 16 and realized, […]

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Art center audit: $4,789 likely unauthorized expenses; $15K more questioned

July 25, 2017 — A 2015 trip to Disneyland and payments to a credit repair law firm, the latter of which mirror those made from former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director Christina Brusig's personal checking account, are among $4,789 in "likely unauthorized" expenses outlined in an […]

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Two small Glenwood housing projects OK’d

July 24, 2017 — A pair of multi-family housing projects have won approval from Glenwood Springs City Council, despite concerns over sidewalk access to one development and the building design for the other. Council, at its July 20 meeting, OK'd a plan to build 13 townhouse-style residences in place […]

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Carbondale to appoint new trustee

July 24, 2017 — An open seat on the Carbondale Town Council has drawn six applicants, following former Trustee Katrina Byars' departure. The board will appoint an applicant rather than send it to voters. That will make three board members appointed and four elected. The term for this seat, […]

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Torres column: With good habits, practice makes perfect

July 24, 2017 — "Changing is always difficult, but once we believe that we have the ability to find a comfortable balance on our new lifestyle, the new habits are automatic." — American Council on Exercise Positive habits lead us to success in life. They make us happy. They […]

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Doctor’s Tip: Health care reform requires understanding hospitals

July 24, 2017 — In order to have optimal health, it's important to understand our health care system, particularly when changes are being proposed. There is an excellent new book called "Mistreated: Why We Think we're Getting Good Health Care — And Why We're Usually Wrong." The author, Robert […]

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Public bus system likely headed to record ridership in Roaring Fork Valley

July 23, 2017 — The Roaring Fork Valley's public bus system is likely headed to record ridership this year but it will have an asterisk next to it — similar to a pro baseball player who hit a record number of home runs in a season during the steroid […]

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I-70 and exit 116 will see detours this week

July 22, 2017 — The Grand Avenue Bridge project will require several upcoming nighttime detours, in preparation for the bridge's Aug. 14 closing. Saturday Colorado Department of Transportation issued a release announcing a westbound I-70 night detour beginning 8 p.m. Monday and running through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic will […]

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A look at the importance of immunizations

July 22, 2017 — August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. It's designed to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages, from infants to seniors, and to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious and sometimes-deadly diseases. While I know some […]

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Guest Opinion: Report shows that our rivers need attention

July 22, 2017 — It's not possible to overstate the value of water in the parched American West. As the headwaters for several major Western rivers, the way we manage our water has a ripple effect on the rest of the region. Here on the Western Slope, our rivers […]

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Rifle community garden returns to its roots

July 22, 2017 — Years ago, before the state was filled with supermarkets, the Bill Morrow Farm in Rifle supplied food and vegetables to families across the valley. Now over half a century later, Rifle Bookcliffs Art Center President George Cutting looks to once again use the land to […]

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CMC’s Upward Bound grants renewed

July 22, 2017 — Thanks to two renewed federal grants, for the next five years Colorado Mountain College can continue to administer Upward Bound, the federally funded program that helps high school students from low-income families succeed in high school and prepare for college. Locally, two different grants support […]

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Work on moving dam pushed to ’18; little risk seen

July 22, 2017 — An earthwork project on Ritschard Dam, north of Kremmling on Wolford Mountain Reservoir, has been postponed this summer due to a combination of factors, though officials plan to move forward with construction in 2018. Officials from the Colorado River District, which owns and operates Wolford […]

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Calaway Young Cancer Center looks back on 5 years

July 22, 2017 — Dr. Doug Rovira jokes he used to light the kerosene lamps when Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs first began offering chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients. Even then, in the early '90s, Valley View was ahead of the curve in alleviating some of the stress […]

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Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

July 21, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has been removed from a list of national monuments under review for possible elimination or reduction, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. The monument is the third Zinke has removed from a review of 27 national […]

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New path to be named in memory of Evan Carrington

July 21, 2017 — A new stairway and foot path that connect the Rio Grande Trail to the new pedestrian bridge over the Roaring Fork River will be named in memory of student Evan Carrington. Carrington, who would have graduated from Glenwood Springs High School this year, was killed […]

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Do your homework if you want grass-fed meat

July 21, 2017 — Though it started as a small Crystal River Valley operation, the Carbondale-based Crystal River Meats is now the biggest producer of grass-fed beef and lamb in Colorado. But the company has had some real battles to overcome in the grass-fed livestock industry. You want to […]

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