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Movie showtimes for Rifle, El Jebel and Carbondale, Colorado 7/21-7/27

July 20, 2017 — Brenden Rifle Summer Kids Series: Monsters vs. Aliens, 7/25 11 a.m. Atomic Blonde premieres 7/27 7 Dunkirk (PG-13) 7/21-7/23: 11:15, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 7/24-7/26: 1, 3:40, 6:15, 9 Valerian (PG-13) 7/21-7/23: 11:50, 3, 6:10, 9:20 7/24-7/26: 1:30, 5:30, 8:45 War for the Planet of […]

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Summer fun

July 20, 2017 — The contest continues through Sept. 8.; enter at postindependent.com/summerfun. We award two monthly prizes: two passes each to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. In September we'll award the grand prize — a $500 gift card from Summit Canyon Mountaineering — and second and third prizes of […]

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Books help us share the human experience

July 20, 2017 — "We wanted to do something for you. Since books are the thing that bring us together and the place we turn to understand the world, we bought you a $50 gift certificate to a store called Book Train." I received a text to that effect […]

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Osage Gardens celebrates 25 years of culinary herb growth

July 20, 2017 — Wanted: south-facing farm land with access to natural gas and good irrigation. Those may not be the exact words they used, but 25 years ago a similar advertisement led Tom and Sarah Rumery to the New Castle property that would become Osage Gardens. The couple […]

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Theater Awards

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Live like a local: Samantha Zimmerman’s guide to Battlement Mesa

July 20, 2017 — It's easy to get outside when you live in or visit Colorado; we're surrounded by beauty no matter where we turn. Samantha Zimmerman takes advantage of that fact. She's director of the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Park and Recreation District Programs and the Grand Valley Recreation Center […]

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Aspen Music Festival returns to Carbondale library

July 20, 2017 — If you go Carbondale Library Recital Saturday, 6 p.m. A juried selection of the AMFS' student musicians play solo and chamber music masterworks. Also on Aug. 5 and 12. Carbondale branch library, 320 Sopris Ave., Carbondale | Free | 963-8573 | gcpld.org | aspenmusicfestival.com

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July 20, 2017 — Visit tinyurl.com/pievents for a complete calendar and to list your own events. Rent Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Stage of Life Theatre Company presents its young adult production of "Rent." It tells the story of a group of impoverished young […]

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Man pulls knife at midday in downtown Glenwood park

July 20, 2017 — Passersby in downtown Glenwood Springs Thursday afternoon might have noticed police activity at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. Officers were responding to a report at 1:49 p.m. that a homeless man had pulled a knife on another man in Centennial Park. Officers arrived and found […]

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Wine and health

July 20, 2017 — I assume those who read this column like to drink wine. But when so many of us are concerned about the effects the things we consume have on our health, it is smart to occasionally stop and take stock of our habits. Like drinking wine. […]

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Colorado studying effect of personal breathalyzers

July 20, 2017 — DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to know if having access to a mobile breathalyzer decreases a person’s risk of getting another DUI. KUSA-TV reports people with prior DUIs in Jefferson, Adams or Weld counties are eligible to apply for one via the […]

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Modernize passports or stay at home, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says at Aspen Security Forum

July 20, 2017 — Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that within three to six months a policy will take hold prohibiting foreign travelers without modernized passports from entering the United States. In an interview with NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams, […]

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County avoids projected budget decline

July 19, 2017 — Though commissioners had feared another big drop in tax revenue on top of this year's $17 million slump, revenue projections for the 2018 budget show only a slight reduction. The county is looking at about a $667,000 decrease in property tax revenue for 2018. That […]

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Aspen, Carbondale adjust construction work hours for detour

July 19, 2017 — Some upvalley towns are following Glenwood Springs' lead by relaxing the rules about when construction work and associated noises can start and end each day during the Grand Avenue bridge closure and detour. Glenwood will allow construction to begin at 6 a.m. on weekdays, instead […]

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Bear spray on Maroon Bells bus blasts passengers

July 19, 2017 — A tourist accidentally triggered a can of bear spray inside a public bus heading to the Maroon Bells on Sunday morning, a Pitkin County sheriff's deputy said Wednesday. The incident occurred around 10:20 a.m. about a mile from the parking lot at Maroon Lake when […]

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Castillo pleads not guilty in killing of boyfriend’s wife

July 19, 2017 — Michelle Castillo, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Glenwood Springs woman last year, pleaded not guilty in district court Wednesday. Castillo's 15-day jury trial was also set to begin Jan. 8. Castillo is being prosecuted as a conspirator in the homicide. […]

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Sample wine at the New Castle market

July 19, 2017 — Last week at the New Castle Community Market, storm clouds and thunder threatened but thankfully blew right on by. Stone Kitchen was awesome: We could see people tapping and clapping to the music, enjoying every song. Music this evening is provided by Barry Anderson, who […]

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Aspen gets heads up on bridge closure, offers housing during 3-month period

July 19, 2017 — The traffic hassles associated with next month's closing of the Grand Avenue bridge in Glenwood Springs can be tempered if motorists and commuters are willing to change their transportation habits, a Colorado Department of Transportation official told a gathering of people Wednesday in Aspen. "If […]

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Josephine Anna Grant (December 15, 1924 – July 18, 2017)

July 19, 2017 — Josephine Anna Grant, 92, passed away July 18, 2017, at the Community Veterans Living Center in Rifle, Colorado. JoAnn was born on December 15, 1924, in Basalt, Colorado, to Walter J. Hyrup and Eva Marie Letty Hyrup. She graduated from Basalt Union High School, later, […]

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Scott Austin Craig (September 11, 1951 – May 10, 2017)

July 19, 2017 — You may be gone from our sights… But you'll never be gone from our hearts.

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