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Crime Briefs: Showing up at a probation appointment with meth

March 24, 2017 — A 40-year-old woman showed up to the probation department of the Garfield County courthouse Wednesday afternoon with methamphetamine that was discovered because she also had an active felony warrant, according to police. Officers were called to the probation office due to her warrant. While being […]

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Mountain Fair announces 2017 event’s musical lineup

March 23, 2017 — Carbondale Arts this week announced the musical lineup for the 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, to be held July 28-30. The event, this year themed around water, will feature Spore Favore, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Frank Martin Trio, Valle Musico Quartet, Intuit Band, The Yawpers, […]

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Aspen Music Festival and School accepting applications for summer programs

March 23, 2017 — Register and apply for Maroon Bel Canto Children's Chorus Festival Summer Camp and P.A.L.S. (Passes and Lessons Scholarship) program, mark your calendar for Sing Play Move Aspen Music Festival and School has opened the registration and application period for its Maroon Bel Canto Children's Chorus […]

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Motivation to spring forward

March 23, 2017 — Thank goodness for spring. Those four words seem simple enough, but there's a lot of backstory behind them. Spring is not just one of my favorite seasons for the blooming flowers and mid-afternoon rain showers. I also celebrate a birthday, along with my friend Teri, […]

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Art Scene: The making of the music

March 23, 2017 — It was November 2016, and upstairs at the Art Center we took our seats around the table to begin a process. There may have be frost on the windows but the minute we hit the play button, it was June 28 at Two Rivers Park. […]

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Arts and entertainment briefs 3/24/17

March 23, 2017 — THIS WEEKEND Consensual Improv Comedy Thunder River Theatre Company's new improvisational comedy troupe returns to the stage with high-energy improv games and good times, as well as a new team member, Sonya Meyer. This show is unrated and may contain adult situations. Cash bar. 8 […]

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Master your garden

March 23, 2017 — Now is the time to plant the seeds of volunteer spirit. The Colorado State University Colorado Master Gardener program will start again in Garfield County next year, and volunteers are needed to help the program grow. The local Colorado Master Gardener program is currently hosted […]

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Better together

March 23, 2017 — If you go The Alaprima Painters: Watercolorists of the Roaring Fork Valley Reception 6-8 p.m. Friday; exhibit continues through April 14 Admission: Free The Launchpad's R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale Info: 963-1680 and carbondalearts.com

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Poetry Corner

March 23, 2017 — Mrs. Carter's seventh- and eighth-grade literacy class at Grand Valley Middle School were required to write a "Where I'm From" poem based off of George Ella's original. These vivid, biographical narratives will be included in Scene as space allows. 'Where I'm From' by Cheyenne Garrett, […]

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Library mystery dinner a sell-out

March 23, 2017 — New Castle Branch Library's Friends group will host a '50s-themed murder mystery dinner Saturday, but if you haven't bought tickets, you're too late. The 60-seat event sold out in advance. The Friends group and the Garfield County Libraries Foundation share a common cause: Supporting the […]

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Court decision could sway Colorado battle over oil-gas rules

March 23, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado regulators can put more weight on protecting public health and the environment when they draw up rules for oil and gas drilling, the state's second-highest court said Thursday, giving environmentalists and others a new tool to argue for stricter regulations. The 2-1 […]

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Decanting: Art of the Pour

March 23, 2017 — The wine was not mine, but I could not take my eyes off the sommelier as she poured it. In her hands was a glass vessel so beautiful, it was art. A tapered neck, nearly two feet long, extended from a large bowl. As she […]

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$400,000 gift boosts Valley View nurse education

March 23, 2017 — A $400,000 gift will allow expanded education and training for Valley View Hospital nurses, the hospital said in a news release. The gift, made through Pete and Sondra Welles' family foundation, The Beaufort Foundation, supports Valley View nurses in pursuing bachelor's and advanced degrees, achieving […]

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Carbondale P&Z approves school district housing

March 23, 2017 — Carbondale's planning commission has unanimously approved steps toward a Roaring Fork School District employee housing plan, but the final shape of the project is still unknown. Technically, the school district didn't have to get town approval or a rezoning for its project, said Janet Buck, […]

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Grunge Gallery pops up in Rifle

March 23, 2017 — Amber Williams, left, looks at photographs by Kim and Pete Toborek at the Grunge Gallery located on Third Street in Rifle. The gallery is a six week pop-up style gallery that will be showing in Rifle until April 15. The artists will then either extend […]

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Mental illness is a big deal, but there’s hope

March 23, 2017 — "I know that asking for help takes a lot of courage and I know if I reach out a hand, someone's there." Nina Gabianelli followed those words with a humorous performance—the song "Dieter's Prayer" by Amanda McBroom—but her message was heartfelt. During Monday's Diva Cabaret […]

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Ute trail connected Crested Butte to Crystal Valley 145 years ago

March 23, 2017 — Working on the plan for a trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte, Dale Will discovered recently that it's not such a novel idea. An acquisition and special projects director for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, Will said he learned that some of the first […]

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Entrance to Aspen: Light rail millions more than buses

March 23, 2017 — At more than $400 million, the cost of building a light rail line between Brush Creek Road and Aspen is nearly triple the price tag of improving bus rapid transit for the Entrance to Aspen, a consultant told area elected officials Thursday. "Would you like […]

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Man arrested for attempted murder in Parachute

March 22, 2017 — Marvin Leroy Jackson was arrested on attempted murder Saturday after Parachute police say he ran over a man during a fight. Parachute police went to a parking lot on 200 Colorado Avenue for reports of two men fighting. Dispatch then aired that one man had […]

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CORRECTION

March 22, 2017 — A story Wednesday about the removal of non-native fish in the Colorado River misidentified some of the species and locations involved. Northern pike have been found in several private gravel pit ponds east of Rifle and a screen has been placed at Rifle Gap Reservoir […]

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