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Efforts underway to upgrade remediation at Eagle Mine site

February 17, 2019 — MINTURN — In a valley where developable sites are highly sought after, the prospect of several hundred acres of vacant land located adjacent to existing community resources seems like a proverbial "too good to be true" deal. In many ways, that is an apt description.

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Two Roaring Fork Valley men die in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte

February 17, 2019 — Two men from the Roaring Fork Valley died Saturday in a backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte, the Mount Crested Butte Police Department said Sunday. Michael Goerne, 37, who was a lacrosse coach at Aspen High School, and Owen Green, 27, who was with the Snowmass

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Rock Bottom Ranch goes whole hog on sustainable agriculture education

February 17, 2019 — Jason Smith grabbed an inch-thick layer of fat along the back of half a pig in two strong hands and gave several tugs until it ripped away from the carcass. Smith, the director of Rock Bottom Ranch, explained to 14 onlookers that the fat would

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Glenwood’s Wilson, Grand Valley’s Serna win regional titles

February 16, 2019 — For the second straight year, Grand Valley senior wrestler AJ Serna clinched a state tournament berth by winning the 3A Region 1 120-pound tournament. Along with Serna, Glenwood Springs senior Amos Wilson, the younger brother of former Glenwood star and current Iowa Hawkeye Myles, clinched

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Tatum, Harris, Diallo win titles at All-Star Saturday

February 16, 2019 — CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston's Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O'Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook

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Allen makes 32 saves, Blues top Avs 3-0 for 9th straight win

February 16, 2019 — DENVER — Jake Allen has been mostly a spectator during St. Louis' winning streak. He joined the party Saturday. Allen made 32 saves in just his second start in a month, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and

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Your Watershed Column: Wild & Scenic Film Festival stops in Glenwood, Rifle

February 16, 2019 — The Middle Colorado Watershed Council (MCWC) is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, bringing inspiring, beautiful movies to the region for two nights this month. The first showing is on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, and the second is on Saturday,

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Sunday Profile: Conservation-minded Sarah Johnson helps to create community in Carbondale

February 16, 2019 — Throw a stone anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley and you'll probably hit someone who says they care deeply about community building and the environment. For Sarah Johnson, 36, those interests led her to work in conservation education and immerse herself in the eccentric activities

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#PostSnaps: Check out this week’s reader-submitted photos

February 16, 2019 — Reader submitted photos from around Garfield County. Use #postsnaps on Instagram to be featured! This week's picks: @miranneda @cindydavis2454 @photos.livinlight @solomonliston

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Kathleen Parker column: The three amigas

February 16, 2019 — WASHINGTON — By the Republican response to the three most-famous Democratic freshmen in Congress — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC) of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — you'd think these women were Shakespeare's Three Witches rather than the three amigas

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Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

February 16, 2019 — NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. Two of those remaining locations

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Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

February 16, 2019 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young

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Film producer, part-time Aspen resident Brad Krevoy explores making series about 10th Mountain Division

February 16, 2019 — A successful film industry executive with strong personal and professional connections to Aspen — think of the movie "Dumb and Dumber" — has set his sights on making a series on the famed 10th Mountain Division. Brad Krevoy has put an option on one book

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Former LPGA Tour Pro Lori West named Glenwood Springs girls golf head coach

February 15, 2019 — Any time one can hire a former professional athlete to coach a high school program, that program has to jump at the chance to do it. That's just what the Glenwood Springs Demons girls golf program did this winter as Glenwood Springs Athletic Director Craig

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PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood boys win third straight league title with OT win over Palisade; Coal Ridge sweeps Eagle Valley in non-league matchup

February 15, 2019 — For the third year in a row, the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team claimed at least a share of the 4A Western Slope League championship, winning a thrilling game in overtime over the Palisade Bulldogs, 66-64, as senior guard Chano Gonzalez hit the game-winning layup

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Sextiped Valley column: Where will any of us live in 2027?

February 15, 2019 — This week the Post Independent had an article about the growing deficit of affordable housing for even the middle class, and the grim prognosis for 2027. That's only eight years from now. Last month, the sad destruction of five mountain lions in West Glenwood captured

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Guest opinion: Garfield County commissioners abandon Thompson Divide cause

February 15, 2019 — The sporting community was shocked to hear about Garfield County's abrupt change in position on the Thompson Divide recently. The "Divide" lies southwest of Glenwood and is known as some of the last, best unfragmented habitat in Colorado. I recall fondly harvesting elk from above

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Food column: From Louisiana to Glenwood Springs – home cooking at the Bluebird Cafe

February 15, 2019 — The weather outside is frigid, and it still feels like the middle of winter. This is the time of year when warm food with kind friends is necessary. The good cheer of the holiday season is over, but it is still very much needed. I

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Amadeo Gonzales (December 21, 1922 – February 10, 2019)

February 15, 2019 — Amadeo passed away on February 10th at the Veteran's Living Community Center in Rifle, CO. at 6 p.m. Amadeo was born December 21, 1922. He fought in WWII from 1942-1945 where he received a purple heart for combat wounds as an infantryman in the 7th

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Bundy’s escape forever a part of Garfield County history

February 15, 2019 — For one Rifle resident, serial killer Ted Bundy's escape from the Garfield County Jail on Dec. 30, 1977, just months after he escaped from the Pitkin County Courthouse and was recaptured on Highway 82 near Aspen, is a time he remembers vividly now over 40

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