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Roaring Fork School District teachers association questions Riverview School hiring plan

February 20, 2017 — An organization representing teachers in the Roaring Fork School District says the district is not doing enough to protect teachers displaced or facing nonrenewal of contracts associated with the opening in the fall of a new school south of Glenwood Springs. Riverview School, which will […]

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Forest Service (carefully) pulls wrecked plane from Flat Tops Wilderness

February 20, 2017 — A downed plane in the Flat Tops Wilderness offered the White River National Forest a unique clean-up challenge last week as the agency worked to extract the aircraft while respecting wilderness values. A Colorado Springs couple in a small, four-seated plane went down in the […]

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Haims column: Memory loss, cognition and exercise

February 20, 2017 — Exercise has many benefits to the overall health of people at any age. With a global increase in the senior population, much research is being conducted concerning physical activity and brain aging. Age-related cognitive decline is a normal part of aging. As with any living […]

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Grand Avenue bridge night work canceled due to weather

February 20, 2017 — Overnight work to continue the placement of steel girders on the new Grand Avenue bridge has been canceled for Monday night due to the weather. There will be no nighttime detour affecting Interstate 70 until the work resumes, according to project officials. Construction work using […]

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Carbondale applying for Space to Create

February 19, 2017 — Carbondale trustees have agreed to apply for a Colorado Creative Industries project called Space to Create, which aims to develop affordable housing and/or workspace for people in creative industries. Colorado Creative Industries, which officially designated Carbondale as a creative district in June, has recognized a […]

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Roaring Fork High School UN club all about real-world learning

February 19, 2017 — The world is faced with lots of complex problems, and, while it’s hard to resolve them, it’s not impossible. And the millennial generation might just be the best equipped to get the job done. At least that’s the thinking of Tavia Teitler, a senior at […]

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Are predators real cause for declining mule deer?

February 18, 2017 — CARBONDALE — While Colorado Parks and Wildlife is moving forward with a study in which bears and mountain lions will be killed to see if that helps the declining mule deer population, research on the subject is far from definitive, a Colorado State University professor […]

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Glenwood’s Wilson wins 4A 182-pound state championship

February 18, 2017 — For the second straight year, Glenwood’s Myles Wilson is bringing home some serious hardware. The University of Iowa signee wrapped up his stellar Glenwood career Saturday night by topping Pueblo County’s Dante Garcia by major decision (10-0) in the 4A 182-pound weight class to win […]

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Your Watershed: We all can help protect our water supply

February 18, 2017 — If the fight in Battlement Mesa over the proposed injection well zone and its proximity to the water intake for the public water supply taught us two things, it is that our drinking water comes from the river and it is vulnerable. Throughout the Roaring […]

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Our History: White River National Forest builds on legacy

February 18, 2017 — In 1958, annual visitation to the White River National Forest was about 800,000. My, how things have changed. As we celebrate 125 years of the White River National Forest, we would like to take stock of what happened in our 125th year. Today, the White […]

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Glenwood girls wear earplugs in game — and deepen bond with teammate

February 18, 2017 — Graci Dietrich has forged a special friendship with a large group of girls at Glenwood Springs Middle School, with the gang making up the schools’ eighth-grade girls basketball team. Graci, the daughter of Chris and Jodi Dietrich, was born with severe hearing loss missing all […]

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Colorado’s first drive-through pot shop will be in Parachute

February 18, 2017 — In just a few months, Parachute will be home to Colorado’s first drive-through marijuana shop. Tumbleweed, owned by Green Cross Colorado LLC, has won approval for drive-up sales out of a former carwash, across the street from Tumbleweed’s primary location. While the decision to repeal […]

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Old Glenwood library eyed for business incubator

February 17, 2017 — The same organization that brought a personal success summit, a high school career fair and the second Fridays Glen-A-Palooza events to Glenwood Springs is now wanting to turn the former Glenwood library building into a business incubator and co-working space. Glenwood City Council members were […]

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David Krause named editor of Aspen Times

February 17, 2017 — The Aspen Times has hired David Krause as its new editor. Krause, who had been working at the Denver Post since 2000, minus a short stint in Denver television, joined the Times on Monday. “Dave’s the kind of guy who really appreciates that there is […]

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Grand Avenue bridge girders arrive

February 16, 2017 — Giant steel girders for the new Grand Avenue traffic bridge have started arriving from Utah and Texas. Crews worked throughout the day Thursday to begin placing the girders for the north end of the bridge. Traffic impacts will start Monday evening as crews begin putting […]

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Hundreds of students join ‘Day Without Immigrants’

February 16, 2017 — Roaring Fork School District saw significant absences Thursday, which was promoted on social media as “A Day Without Immigrants” to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and rhetoric. The online effort encouraged immigrants to essentially remove themselves from the community on Thursday — to miss […]

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Connecting dots a big goal with new 14th St. ped bridge

February 16, 2017 — Glenwood Springs’ new pedestrian link across the Roaring Fork River is more than just a new way to get from the Midland Avenue side of the river to the main part of town. For Jeanne Golay, director for the Lower Valley (LoVa) Trail group, it’s […]

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Enrollment shift tied to new school to displace two dozen Roaring Fork teachers

February 16, 2017 — About two dozen Roaring Fork School District teachers will be given notice that they won’t have guaranteed teaching positions next year due to enrollment decreases at their schools triggered mostly by the planned opening of the new Riverview School, district officials announced Thursday. Teachers receiving […]

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Basalt pedestrian underpass construction hits ‘minor hiccup’ falls 10 days behind

February 16, 2017 — Construction of the pedestrian underpass of Highway 82 at Basalt has fallen about 10 days behind schedule after the project hit “minor hiccups,” according to the project supervisor. A supplier used concrete that wasn’t approved for the top panels of the underground structure, according to […]

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Burris was on leave and was investigated before exit from Silt PD

February 15, 2017 — Levy Burris, Silt’s police chief for 10 years who retired last month with no public announcement, had been on leave since September before reaching an agreement with the town to leave the post. He was placed on leave a week after Silt’s mayor formally accused […]

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