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Jewell orders more work on Colorado River agreements

January 18, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday ordered the department to continue collaborative efforts to complete drought contingency actions meant to reduce the risk of water shortages in the Upper and Lower Colorado River Basins and build on recent progress to complete a […]

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Purgatory lynx died of natural causes

January 18, 2017 — A lynx that was found dead on a ski slope Jan. 8 at the Purgatory Ski Resort had a tumor in its throat that prevented it from eating, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday. The lynx was seen by dozens of people at the ski […]

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New gas compressor among Wolf Creek facility upgrades

January 18, 2017 — A natural gas utility that serves customers in the region and operates the Wolf Creek gas storage unit on the White River National Forest west of Carbondale said that it has been making significant upgrades to the decades-old facility and that it does not pose […]

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Midland Lofts plan back for council feedback

January 18, 2017 — It’s not exactly all or nothing for developer Craig Helm and his preliminary plans to build a four-story, 71-unit apartment building along Midland Avenue, but he would like to hear from Glenwood Springs City Council tonight that he has at least a 50/50 chance of […]

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DA Cheney rehires Barrett, whom Caloia fired

January 18, 2017 — District Attorney Jeff Cheney, sworn in last week, has rehired prosecutor Matt Barrett, after the outgoing DA fired him early last month, citing insubordination. Cheney told the Post Independent that Barrett had been brought back to the same position as a senior trial attorney as […]

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‘Rare dynamic event’ caused fatal accident on Granby chairlift

January 18, 2017 — The Ski Granby Ranch lift that ejected a family of three, killing a Texas woman and injuring her two young children in late December, had recently undergone a significant repair, the Summit Daily has learned. Peter Landsman, founder of North American chairlift database Lift Blog, […]

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City decides to combine development jobs

January 17, 2017 — After two unsuccessful attempts to hire a new community development director, Glenwood Springs leaders are looking to combine the duties of the position with one of City Council’s long-range goals. The city is now taking applications for a new economic and community development director who […]

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Aspen-area real estate sales approach $1.4 billion in 2016

January 17, 2017 — Reports and newsletters trickling in last week confirmed what Aspen-area real estate watchers already knew: The market was down significantly in 2016. And compared with 2015, it was down indisputably. That year, Pitkin County’s total sales volume broke the $2 billion barrier, the first time […]

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Vail native Mike Johnston is running for governor of Colorado in the 2018 election

January 17, 2017 — DENVER — Vail native Mike Johnston announced he’s running for governor, firing the first shot in the next round of political wars. Johnston, a Democrat, made Tuesday’s announcement at Denver’s Holly Street Community Center in one of the city’s more downtrodden neighborhoods. He’s calling his […]

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Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

January 17, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason. “I don’t believe it’s […]

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Haims column: More geriatricians are needed in our area

January 16, 2017 — Choosing a primary care physician can be challenging for people of any age. However, if you are a senior living in our mountain communities, choices are more challenging as providers that specialize in caring for this population are limited. Here in Garfield County, while we […]

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Bite it with Britt column: Not all carbohydrates are bad

January 16, 2017 — Carbohydrates get a bad rap lately. “Cutting carbs” is a popular trend in the diet world. Many people are confused about which carbs are bad and which are good and simply eliminate all of them. This diet mistake will rob you of energy, eliminate many […]

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Wilderness Workshop appeals Carbondale-area gas compressor decision

January 16, 2017 — A Carbondale-based environmental group is appealing a recent Bureau of Land Management decision authorizing a new natural gas compressor west of town. Wilderness Workshop said the storage field that serves the compressor station has the potential for large methane leaks such as one in Southern […]

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Board, commission seats open in Glenwood Springs

January 16, 2017 — Applications are open to fill vacancies and expired terms on various Glenwood Springs volunteer boards and commissions. The powers and duties for each city board and commission are included on the applications, which can be found on the city’s website at http://www.cogs.us/101/Leadership. Duties can include […]

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City Market: Carbondale store on track

January 16, 2017 — Despite some delay, the proposed City Market in Carbondale is still on track, according to a City Market spokeswoman. In September, the town extended the deadline for the company to submit a subdivision plat, the third such extension the town has approved for this project. […]

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Denver man found dead Friday, Jan. 13, after skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort

January 16, 2017 — A Denver man reported missing at Breckenridge Ski Resort Thursday, Jan. 12, at about 5 p.m. was found unresponsive by ski patrol the next day and pronounced dead later that morning. Sean Haberthier, 47, died of a severe skull fracture after skiing into a tree […]

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Applications available for Strawberry Days vendors

January 15, 2017 — Applications for the 120th annual Strawberry Days arts and crafts show and food fair are now available at strawberrydays.com. The applications for both aspects of the festival will be juried. Arts and crafts show applications are due March 10, and food fair applications are due […]

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Express your love, win a $450 prize package

January 14, 2017 — Hey, lovers! Glenwood Springs merchants have put together a remarkable Valentine’s Day prize to reward your expression of love. Enter the Post Independent’s Love Letters contest at postindependent.com/loveletters starting Jan. 15 for a chance to win a romantic prize package worth $450. That’s right; one […]

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Riverview School under construction south of Glenwood ‘tops out’

January 14, 2017 — Roaring Fork School District officials and a select group of future students of the new Riverview School south of Glenwood Springs officially helped “top out” the ongoing construction project last week. As they did with the new Glenwood Springs Elementary School building and renovation project […]

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Newspapers kept tabs on Glenwood’s early years

January 14, 2017 — Almost as soon as there was a place called Glenwood Springs back in 1885, there were newspapers to tell of its people, places of business and politics. Early predecessors of the Glenwood Post included the Glenwood Echo, believed to be the city’s very first newspaper, […]

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