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December First Friday in Carbondale includes night full of holiday events

December 6, 2018 — Holiday tradition will fill Friday night as Carbondale hosts multiple events for its monthly First Fridays celebration. Activities will get under way with a special visit from Santa and his elves, as they will stop at the Launchpad from 3-7 p.m. to visit with children

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Garfield County Weekend Planner

December 6, 2018 — LEGO Builders Club 3 p.m. Friday — The New Castle Library hosts Hour of Code, a special LEGO Builders Club that incorporates coding on Chromebooks with a LEGO theme. The event is free and open to all teens and kids. New Castle Branch Library, 402

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Glenwood Springs musician Jonathan Gorst conducting Prince tribute in Europe

November 20, 2018 — During his life in music and theater, Jonathan Gorst has traveled around the world and experienced many things. Gorst was a touring conductor for several years before he settled in Glenwood Springs and later went into the restaurant business as co-owner of Riviera Super Club.

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Colorado on Rolling Stones’ 13-date US tour next year

November 19, 2018 — NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year. The band says it’s adding a 13-show leg to its No Filter tour in spring 2019 that will hit Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey,

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Leftover Salmon, Marc Maron, Wynonna Judd coming to Wheeler Opera House this winter

November 17, 2018 — The Wheeler Opera House unveiled its full winter lineup Thursday night, adding more than 30 events to its calendar of ski season programming. The newly announced shows, covering the first three months of 2019 at the historic theater, include concerts by Leftover Salmon and Wynonna

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Three generations of Defiance Glenwood take stage in ‘Oliver!’ the musical

November 8, 2018 — For over 40 years, Defiance Community Players has been bringing families together on and off the stage. When Jacquie Meitler and her family moved to the Roaring Fork Valley, she believed joining Defiance would be a great way to meet new friends and share her

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Garfield County Weekend Planner

November 8, 2018 — Carbondale Christmas Boutique 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday — The 42nd annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique, the Roaring Fork Valley's longest-running holiday craft boutique, features locally crafted jewelry, natural fiber art, holiday gifts, ornaments, wreaths, leather goods, purses, succulent plants and planters, candles, homemade skin care, stained

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Mountain Madrigals ready to bring holiday cheer to Glenwood Springs

November 8, 2018 — With three weeks of rehearsal left and the holiday season looming, the Mountain Madrigals are hard at work perfecting this year's songs and their performance for the upcoming concert season. It all began 37 years ago when a group of eight people joined together to

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Aspen Community Theatre stages a ‘Big River’ for our tumultuous times

November 8, 2018 — It's a classic American story with an irresistible old-timey score, but "Big River" is not an escapist piece of entertainment. And that's the point of Aspen Community Theatre staging this musical adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" this fall, according to director

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5Point Film Festival names Regna Jones new executive director

November 2, 2018 — 5Point Film Festival has appointed Regna Jones as its executive director, the Carbondale-based nonprofit announced Friday. A longtime Roaring Fork Valley local, Jones has worked as an educator and producer in the arts for more than 20 years. She comes to 5Point from Aspen Film,

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Garfield County Weekend Planner

November 1, 2018 — Teddy Bear Sleepover Friday noon — Children can bring their furry friends to a special stuffed animal sleepover. There will be games, snacks and drinks for the stuffed animals, and their owners will receive a personalized scrapbook of pictures the next day. Drop off your

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‘Oliver’ takes the stage in Glenwood Springs

November 1, 2018 —

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KDNK hosts Carbondale’s premier Halloween party for adults

October 29, 2018 — "We really wanted there to be an alternative to going to Aspen," says KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl of the radio station's big dance party for adults that's coming up Halloween night in Carbondale. "So often, Halloween is an Aspen thing, and we just feel

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Woman fished 52 rivers in a year, encourages others

October 26, 2018 — DURANGO — Shelley Walchak fell in love with fly fishing like a teenage girl falls in love with a boy. She was about 59 at the time, so older than a teenager, but the draw was similar. The woods and the water became her church,

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Glenwood Springs Middle School students find their voice with original theater piece

October 25, 2018 — For the last month, Glenwood Springs Middle School and Voices, a nonprofit founded by local poet Barbara Reese and based out of Carbondale, have been working together to create an original, one-of-a-kind theater project. Voices began in 2016 with the mission to amplify voices of

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Seven ghost towns to visit before Halloween

October 25, 2018 — Editor's note: This story originally ran in The Denver Post. With abandoned mines, dusty streets and ramshackle buildings, Colorado's ghost towns have a knack for giving visitors goosebumps. Colorado has roughly 300 ghost towns throughout the state, mostly concentrated deep in the mountains, where miners

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Iconic rock band Kansas to play anniversary concert the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek

October 22, 2018 — Per an announcement made on Tuesday, Oct. 16, legendary classic rock band Kansas is set to perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on March 29. The band will bring their Point Of Know Return anniversary tour to Beaver Creek to celebrate the 40th anniversary

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Glenwood Caverns retires the old Iron Mountain Tramway

October 18, 2018 — For a decade and a half the Iron Mountain Tram traversed the 4,300-foot climb from the base of the Iron Mountain to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park high above Glenwood Springs. "I can hardly believe it's been 15 years; the grand opening and ribbon cutting

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After short hiatus, Culinary Arts Festival returns Friday at Hotel Colorado

October 18, 2018 — After a year without its annual fundraiser, the Glenwood Springs Arts Council is again hosting the Culinary Arts Festival, highlighting the community's creative eats. "Everyone kept coming up to us saying they missed the culinary arts event because it was part of the fall, so

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Carbondale celebrates Oktoberfest this weekend

October 11, 2018 — For nearly two decades the town of Carbondale has been celebrating the change of season with its annual Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest. Over the years the event has evolved, from the beginnings of beer and hotdogs to today, with organizers going more authentic with traditional

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