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Your Watershed column: The new Regulation 43 — septic systems and your water

May 20, 2018 — An onsite wastewater treatment system, more commonly known as a septic system, consists of an intentionally designed chamber with inlets and outlets, utilizing settling and anaerobic bacteria to decompose solid and organic waste. Septic systems are common in rural and even some suburban areas where

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Basalt grad traces her family roots back six generations to 1881 in valley

May 20, 2018 — In a valley where change is the norm and roots rarely burrow far beneath the surface, Basalt High School senior Jordan Arbaney is an exception. Jordan is a sixth generation midvalley resident whose great-great-great-grandfather was among the early homesteaders in the 1880s. The significance of

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Architect presents 30-year strategy for U.S. buildings to reach ‘zero net carbon’

May 20, 2018 — Architect Ed Mazria, speaking Friday in Carbondale, presented his strategy for the world's buildings to operate only with built-in efficiency and renewable energy by 2050. Mazria is the founder of Architecture 2030, a think tank in Santa Fe, N.M., that develops plans and policies for

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Four Vail Valley candidates running for two seats on Holy Cross Energy board

May 20, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Holy Cross Energy, the electric utility that serves most of the Eagle River Valley, is holding a board election this spring for representatives from its Northern District. Four people are running: incumbents Kristen Bertuglia and Adam Palmer and challengers Kenneth Wise and

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New mind therapy incorporates hot springs

May 19, 2018 — Lauryn Maloney-Gephert first realized she was on to something cutting-edge about 11 years ago. For almost a decade, she had been working with a group of seniors who had lost most of their primary reflexes. They were having trouble balancing and they fell a lot,

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Photos from the Go Autism 5K

May 19, 2018 —

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Aspen-based EcoFlight conservancy group seeks to educate, inspire young people

May 19, 2018 — While every day pays homage to Colorado public land in the world of EcoFlight, the time is now to educate people on the importance of these wildlands, said program coordinator Michael Gorman. Of the many diverse audiences that EcoFlight seeks to inform and inspire —

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Photos: National Bike to Work Day

May 18, 2018 —

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Sextiped Valley column: Tracking the troublesome ticks

May 18, 2018 — Colorado is not supposed to be afflicted with tick-borne Lyme disease. But it is. And dogs are definitely among the victims. The documented climate changes favoring the spread of many disease vectors, including the ticks that cause Lyme disease, have lead to the bugs expanding

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Locals’ Choice voting ends Sunday

May 18, 2018 — The Glenwood Springs Post Independent Locals' Choice showcases the best Garfield County has to offer, and it's down to the wire to vote for your favorites again this year. There are several businesses, services and community members to brag about for each of the categories.

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Guest Opinion: Public lands our last defense against climate change

May 18, 2018 — Extreme weather events have increased over the past decade as a result of climate change. Western Colorado has been particularly impacted by serious drought, decreased snowpack, and heightened frequency of wildfire. Extreme weather negatively affects valuable agricultural yield, the recreation economy, and puts Coloradans' health

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Veltus no longer in race for new Glenwood Springs bike park

May 18, 2018 — Glenwood Springs' Parks and Recreation Commission believes a bike terrain park would contribute as a valuable asset to the community, just not in Veltus Park. Originally, the discussion pedaled its way before the city parks commission in February when Rick Fout gave a presentation regarding

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Crime Briefs: Parachute family held hostage

May 18, 2018 — On Tuesday, a Parachute police officer responded to a call from a woman who said her ex-husband had threatened to kill her and her sister. When the officer made contact with the woman by phone, she said her ex-husband had made such threats because she

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Autism awareness walk Saturday in Carbondale

May 18, 2018 — Join the four-legged critters of Smiling Goat Ranch for the third annual walk to raise awareness for autism families and veterans, at 11 a.m. Saturday starting from the Carbondale Rodeo Grounds, followed by an open house at the ranch. The walk will be led by

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Sloan Shoemaker stepping down from Wilderness Workshop

May 18, 2018 — Sloan Shoemaker, the head of the environmental watchdog group Wilderness Workshop, announced his resignation Thursday in what the nonprofit organization called a "bittersweet moment." Shoemaker, who was the Carbondale group's executive director for 21 years, will be replaced by its conservation director, Will Roush. Shoemaker's

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Rockslide mitigation work begins on south side of McClure Pass

May 18, 2018 — Travelers headed over McClure Pass on Colorado Highway 133 this summer should anticipate construction delays, as the Colorado Department of Transportation begins work to control rockslide areas on the south side of the pass. Preliminary work has already begun, and construction will get underway in

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New plan submitted for mixed uses, expanded park at Basalt’s Pan and Fork site

May 17, 2018 — A developer with an option to buy the former Pan and Fork parcel in Basalt submitted an application Wednesday that seeks approval of free-market rowhouses and such public amenities as a home for the Art Base, a visitors' center, affordable housing and a coffeehouse. Basalt

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Aspen Skico employees foundation awards record amount for environmental causes

May 17, 2018 — The Aspen Skiing Co. employees’ Environment Foundation handed out a record $140,710 in grants to 23 projects in the latest cycle. The foundation awarded multi-year grants to two institutions in the local green community — Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.

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High speed chase west of Gypsum ends with suspect in river, recovery via helicopter

May 17, 2018 — GYPSUM — A man who thought jumping into the Eagle River was a viable plan to flee from law enforcement officials Wednesday morning, May 16, ended up regretting that decision. Wednesday night he was in custody and in the hospital after his ill advised escape

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Crystal Valley Trail would be built in phases

May 16, 2018 — CARBONDALE — Pitkin County Open Space and Trails officials said Wednesday they will phase possible construction of the Carbondale to Crested Butte trail starting with the section climbing from Redstone to the top of McClure Pass. That 7-mile stretch of narrow dirt trail is the

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