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Skico, ESPN announce new five-year deal to keep X Games in Aspen

January 23, 2019 — After 18 years together, Aspen Skiing Co. and ESPN know they have a good thing going. They also know X Games and Buttermilk Ski Area are so good for each other there is no reason to break up that relationship. With this in mind, ESPN

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Lake Christine fire suspects plead not guilty. Arson trials set for May and June

January 23, 2019 — EAGLE — The pair accused of sparking the Lake Christine fire pleaded not guilty Wednesday and will take their chances at trial. Richard Miller and Allison Marcus made their first court appearance before District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman where they entered their not guilty pleas.

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Glenwood Springs sales remained strong through November ‘18

January 22, 2019 — Glenwood Springs' retail sales continued to register in the black headed into the holiday shopping season last year, and ahead of what a growing number of national economists are predicting could be bleak times ahead. "Most economists believe the global economy is slowing and we

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Carbondale hosts ‘non-hallucinogenic’ psychedelic seminar

January 22, 2019 — A naturopathic health clinic in Carbondale will be hosting a seminar on psychedelic drugs next week, but there won't be any actual illicit drugs. Jade Wimberley, co-owner of Lux Wellness Center in Carbondale, said she became interested in the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics several years

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Glenwood court roundup: Trial set in cyclist’s death

January 22, 2019 — The 9th District Court scheduled a May trial for Julie Broze, accused of vehicular homicide for the car vs. bike death of Scott William Adams last summer in Glenwood Springs. Public defender Molly Owens on Tuesday asked for more time to have an additional meeting

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Council awards $10,000 raise for Glenwood City Manager Figueroa

January 22, 2019 — Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa’s efforts to bring millions of dollars in various grant awards to the city has been rewarded, in part, with her third raise since joining the city in June 2016. Figueroa confirmed this week that her new base salary will

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Snowy roads hinder access to house fire in remote Meredith Tuesday morning

January 22, 2019 — An unoccupied home that caught fire early Tuesday morning on the east end of Ruedi Reservoir above Basalt was a total loss after firefighters were unable to quickly access the home with firefighting equipment due to slick, snow-covered roads. No injuries were reported in the

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Traffic moving after Canyon Creek rollover this morning

January 22, 2019 — Update 10:45 a.m. Tuesday: Traffic is now clear in both directions. The Colorado State Patrol reports that the accident involved a single vehicle, a Ford Explorer, which spun out and rolled while eastbound on Interstate 70 near the Canyon Creek Exit 109 at 7:24 a.m.

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Immigrant Stories: Working with refugees at a detention center in Texas

January 21, 2019 — Intro: Local attorney Claire Noone has seen a lot in her 30 years, because she has always been compelled to do what she can to help others. In college, she was assisting the war widows of Bosnia and Serbia. Today, she has just returned from

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Carbondale’s Red Hill area gets boost from Garfield commissioners

January 21, 2019 — Red Hill improvements are moving forward with Garfield County's help, and the new parking lot and road construction could be completed in 2019. Garfield County commissioners unanimously approved $200,000 for the town of Carbondale and the Aspen Valley Land Trust Monday to help improvements to

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Mountain Family Health Centers column: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 21, 2019 — January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the National Cervical Cancer Association, more than 13,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 4,000 will die. The fourth most common type of cancer for women worldwide,

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Doctor’s Tip: The facts about lectins

January 21, 2019 — Lectins are proteins found in many plants, particularly whole grains and legumes (beans, chick peas and lentils). In 2017 Steven Gundry, M.D., a former cardiac surgeon, wrote a book called "The Plant Paradox," which claimed that lectins cause inflammatory diseases, obesity, cancer, arthritis and GI

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City OKs re-branding design for new Ride Glenwood buses

January 21, 2019 — With new Ride Glenwood buses headed to Glenwood Springs in April, city leaders threw every one of their accompanying paint scheme proposals under the bus last week before reluctantly settling on one. "The current bus design we had was very personalized to Glenwood Springs," City

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Roaring Fork Valley couple pitch feline products on ABC’s TV show ‘Shark Tank’

January 21, 2019 — For the second time in two months, entrepreneurs from the Roaring Fork Valley will peddle their products on ABC TV's "Shark Tank" show. Emma residents Nikki Linn and Rusty Niedwick will be on the reality show Sunday night to pitch pet products they are already

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Temporary home for Tonic Juicery in downtown Glenwood Springs

January 20, 2019 — Micah Mills testifies that the fresh-pressed juice served out of his Tonic Juicery trailer sets customers free. "People who come in to buy juice are very happy," Mills said of his mobile juice wagon, which is currently parked outside the Garfield County Courthouse in downtown

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West Slope anti-wolf coalition forms

January 20, 2019 — Ranching, farming and wildlife advocates on the Western Slope are launching Stop the Wolf Coalition to oppose a wolf reintroduction that is building momentum in Colorado. On Monday evening, the group is sponsoring a program on RFD-TV to present the case that wolves present a

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Garfield County Business Briefs January 21, 2019

January 20, 2019 — Heritage Park Care Center welcomes new executive director Heritage Park Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has hired Brian Zaragoza as new executive director. Originally from Dover, Delaware, Zaragoza earned his undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Alabama and earned

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Video captures moose chasing skiers Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort

January 20, 2019 — Hoping to warn others about the dangers of moose, a Summit County woman posted on Instagram this weekend a video she captured of one charging skiers and snowboarders Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort. "You can't plan for this kind of stuff; you can't make this

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State officials say Basalt gun range issues remain in their sights

January 20, 2019 — A local task force is diligently pondering the future of the Basalt shooting range, and state officials claim the issue remains a priority despite turnover in three key posts. Colorado Parks and Wildlife appointed six people with strong ties to Basalt to the task force

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Your Watershed column: An account of water quality monitoring in our watershed

January 19, 2019 — Over the last three years, the Middle Colorado Watershed Council has been sampling and analyzing water quality in the Rifle Creek watershed. Rifle Creek is one of the major tributaries of the Colorado River along our stretch of the watershed, draining 200 square miles through

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