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Basalt collected record sales tax revenue in 2016, though growth rate slowed

February 21, 2017 — Cumulative retail sales increased for the sixth straight year in Basalt in 2016, according to a report by the town’s Finance Department. The town collected $4.82 million through its 3 percent sales tax in 2016. That was an increase of 3.8 percent from the $4.65 […]

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Doctor’s Tip: What to know about women and heart disease

February 20, 2017 — Here’s an all-too-common true story, from the book “Beat the Heart Attack Gene” by Brad Bale, M.D. and Amy Doneen, RN, Ph.D.: A 37-year-old woman, J.T., was rushing around getting ready for work in the morning and experienced a sharp pain in her chest, radiating […]

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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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Glenwood Springs council forum set for March 7

February 20, 2017 — The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host an Issues and Answers Forum for City Council candidates on Tuesday, March 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs City Hall. It is co-sponsored by the Post Independent, Colorado West Broadcasting (KMTS) and local […]

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USA Today deems Glenwood Caverns’ Haunted Mine Drop one of nation’s top new rides

February 20, 2017 — It’s still under construction, and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s new thrill ride is winning national attention. USA Today has named the 12 most anticipated rides opening in 2017 at U.S. amusement parks, and the Haunted Mine Drop made the list. “Many parks have drop tower […]

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Aspen emergency room reports busy weekend

February 20, 2017 — A busy holiday weekend and sunny, warm skiing conditions made for a hectic weekend at Aspen Valley Hospital, an official said. The hospital’s emergency room saw 47 people Saturday, said Terry Collins, the hospital’s chief financial officer. ER traffic on Sunday was in the 30s, […]

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Memories & Milestones

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Readers Say Thanks

February 20, 2017 — Great care from Midland Fitness We want to thank Jennifer Harbottle and the staff at Midland Fitness for the care and attention that our folks receive during their group and personal exercise/fitness training. You always go above and beyond to help, and we appreciate your […]

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Krista Konyot Kashnig (June 15, 1974 – February 13, 2017)

February 20, 2017 — Krista Konyot Kashnig was born in Saint Cloud, MN, on June 15, 1974, and passed away at her home in New Castle, CO, on February 13, 2017, after an illness related to her long and courageous battle with the diseases of anxiety and addiction. Krista […]

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Glenwood man wanted for child pornography

February 20, 2017 — Glenwood Springs police are seeking 30-year-old David Edward Kennedy, for whom they have an arrest warrant for sexual exploitation of children and car theft. Investigators recently received information leading them to believe that Kennedy might be involved in child pornography, Chief Terry Wilson said Monday. […]

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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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Community Briefs

February 19, 2017 — Business Before Hours Carbondale Rotary and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce host Business Before Hours from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District headquarters, 300 Meadowood Drive. Mingle with community members and join up for a group photo at […]

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Inside the Chamber column: The more things change the more they stay the same

February 19, 2017 — My good friends Doug and Karen Christner taught me everything I needed to know about retail. In the 1980s they opened a store called “The Music Box” in the Glenwood Springs Mall. They sold records and tapes. When Wal-Mart came to town they saw those […]

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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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Stein column: Legislators aren’t focused on right problem

February 19, 2017 — Let me see if I can distract you from the real issue affecting our schools. Which of the following has the greatest influence on your child’s education? a. Guns; b. Corporal punishment; or c. Teachers. You guessed it. On the other hand, which of the […]

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Glenwood, Rifle girls will host; boys hit the road

February 19, 2017 — The Colorado High School Activities Association released the 4A state basketball playoffs bracket for both the girls and boys, and this time around both the boys and girls teams from Glenwood and Rifle will go dancing in hopes of reaching the Denver Coliseum. The Rifle […]

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Scholarship Announcements

February 19, 2017 — Aspen Community Foundation scholarships Aspen Community Foundation is accepting applications for a variety of scholarships available to students residing in the Aspen to Parachute area. The deadline to apply for most of the available scholarships is Feb. 24, with applications for some accepted later. Eligibility […]

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