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Garfield uninsured rate drops, but county still lags state rate

September 25, 2017 — Far fewer people lack health insurance in Garfield County than before the federal Affordable Care Act went into full effect in 2013, but the region still lags far behind the statewide average when it comes to the uninsured. According to the biennial Colorado Health Access […]

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Basalt, El Jebel will add 213 affordable housing units by March

September 25, 2017 — Basalt and El Jebel will add 213 affordable-housing units before winter is over, and the number could swell to 342 in the not-too-distant future. Mariner Real Estate Management led the surge by completing 50 apartments and 27 condominiums at Willits Town Center this summer. The […]

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Space to Create passes over Cdale

September 25, 2017 — Though Carbondale wasn't selected for a program to build affordable housing for so-called creatives, the town is still pursuing the first steps with the help of some state money. Carbondale's Town Council agreed to apply for the project in February with hopes that Space to […]

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Some in NFL set to move past Trump-prodded anthem displays

September 25, 2017 — A day later, there were signs that some around the NFL already were ready to move on from their anthem-related gestures prodded by President Donald Trump 's profane broadside against such actions. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl champion, said Monday — […]

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Don’t talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump’s insult

September 25, 2017 — President Donald Trump probably didn't realize he'd struck such a nerve with NFL players when he implored team owners to "get that son of a bitch off the field" for protesting during the national anthem. The line drew loud applause at the president's political rally […]

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Hurricane, wildfire victims may apply for state hunting license refunds

September 24, 2017 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is issuing hunting license fee refunds and preference point restoration exceptions for hunters who had their Colorado hunts canceled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the many wildfires burning in the western states. "We're making an emergency exception […]

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Photos: Rallying for Calaway Young Cancer Center patients rain or shine

September 23, 2017 —

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Rain can’t stop Rifle’s Western weekend

September 23, 2017 — For the first time in decades, Rifle hosted a concert on its downtown streets Saturday, and despite a little rain, city officials and longtime residents expressed excitement over what the future holds for Western Adventure Weekend. More than 1,700 people reserved tickets for the big […]

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Carbondale’s Dandelion Market sprouts in new spot

September 23, 2017 — Carbondale's local and organic food co-op, the Dandelion Market, is officially reopened after a near-death experience. A grand reopening celebration Saturday at its new location at Sopris Avenue and Colorado 133 featured music, a potluck lunch, game and activities like a group effort to build […]

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Colorado’s $68M share of VW settlement to buy I-70 electric charging stations

September 23, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Colorado is planning to invest millions of dollars into its electric vehicle infrastructure as early as 2018, and the benefits could immediately be felt across the entire Western Slope. As part of the pending multibillion-dollar Volkswagen settlement with the U.S. government stemming […]

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Guest opinion: This is about politics, not health care

September 23, 2017 — The U.S. health care system provides critical services that hundreds of millions of Americans rely upon for their lives and well-being. One in eight Americans is employed by that system. In 2015, the United States spent $3.2 trillion on health care, roughly 18 percent of […]

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Guest opinion: Fall Art Festival was a model of success

September 23, 2017 — Given the beautiful fall weather, it is worth reflecting on the Glenwood Springs Art Guild and its Fall Art Festival. Thousands attended the Fall Art Festival each year and enjoyed the experience. Few realized the unique and highly successful business model behind it. Prepare to […]

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Young farmers tackle problems to take root in Roaring Fork Valley

September 23, 2017 — Christian La Bar surveys rows of baby lettuce, beets, carrots, onions and garlic on land he leases on Missouri Heights and recounts the good fortune experienced this growing season. He and Harper Kaufman, his partner in life and business, avoided a damaging hailstorm like the […]

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Council formally adopts confluence plan

September 22, 2017 — Don't look for any new construction to begin in Glenwood Springs' confluence area anytime soon, but the city at least now has a workable plan and a strategy for redeveloping the place where the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers come together west of downtown. City […]

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Extra kale to be gleaned in Silt

September 22, 2017 — A vegetable farm in Silt won't be able to harvest or sell all of its curly kale, so UpRoot Colorado is stopping by Saturday to help out. The nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers to help glean the kale to get it onto the plates […]

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Fire near Dillon now 85 percent contained

September 21, 2017 — The Tenderfoot 2 Fire near Dillon is now 85 percent contained and has not grown since it peaked at around 25 acres Monday evening, officials said on Thursday. About 23 firefighters were still on scene. They will continue to establish water lines around the fire […]

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Moffat County wildfire quickly consumes 3,500 acres

September 21, 2017 — As of 6:20 p.m. Thursday, a wildfire that was first reported about noon south of Elk Springs in western Moffat County had ripped through more 3,500 acres of grass and sagebrush, threatening residences in Deerlodge Park and surrounding areas. Dubbed the Winter Valley Fire, U.S. […]

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Stringer settles in as Roaring Fork High principal

September 21, 2017 — If any of the nearly 400 students at Carbondale's Roaring Fork High School have yet to receive a personal greeting from new Principal Brett Stringer, they must be slipping through the back door or something. Each day, Stringer can be found holding the door at […]

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Glenwood PD’s Blake block succeeds

September 21, 2017 — The Glenwood Springs police chief says that holding back traffic at Eighth Street and Cooper Avenue for the past few days to discourage afternoon commuters from taking Blake Avenue has greatly improved the functioning of the downtown detour. Police officers directing traffic in downtown on […]

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Walking on the wild side: Pitkin County Open Space assesses wildlife on its properties

September 20, 2017 — Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is conducting an in-depth survey of wildlife on its trails and properties, including use of cameras, but the staff is interested in more than pretty pictures of critters. The open space program is using 10 infrared, motion-detecting cameras to […]

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