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Judge keeps Colorado teen accused of threat in custody

February 22, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado student accused of making threatening statements after the Florida school shooting will remain in custody at least until Monday. The 15-year-old from Grand Junction was arrested Feb. 15 after he allegedly told others he could have done more

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Mountain Fair accepting food vendor applications

February 22, 2018 — Food vendors, Mountain Fair is accepting your applications through March 31. Applicants must sell their own, hand-prepared food and meet the organization's zero-waste guidelines. Email alta@carbondalearts.com for more information, and visit carbondalearts.com for an application. The festival will take place July 27-29.

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Crown Mtn Park in El Jebel will seek property tax hike from voters

February 22, 2018 — Midvalley voters will be asked this spring to approve a property tax increase to support replacement of existing infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and the building of a reserve fund at the popular Crown Mountain Park. The park and recreation district's board of directors voted 4-1

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Polo mecca near Catherine Store passes first test in Garfield County

February 21, 2018 — A proposal for a midvalley polo mecca received a critical initial approval from the Garfield County commissioners this week. The board voted 3-0 to support a substantial modification to a prior approval for what was known as the TCI Lane Ranch planned unit development one-quarter

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Library News: Libraries enter search for next executive director

February 21, 2018 — The Garfield County Libraries will soon be recruiting a new leader. Current Executive Director Jesse Henning has recently accepted the executive director position at the Barrington Area Library in Illinois, bringing him closer to his family in the Midwest. "I'm very grateful for the opportunity

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Photos: Glenwood Springs High School students lead walk out in solidarity with Florida victims

February 21, 2018 — All photos by PI staff photographer Chelsea Self. cself@postindependent.com Read full story on the walkout here.

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Glenwood Springs High School students lead walk-out in solidarity with Florida victims

February 21, 2018 — Dozens of Glenwood Springs High School students walked out and staged a demonstration at noon on Wednesday in support of Parkland, Florida, shooting victims and against the NRA. Students lined Grand Avenue in front of the high school. Some carried signs with slogans such as

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Henning departure puts Garfield Libraries in director search mode again

February 21, 2018 — Garfield County Libraries will soon be recruiting a new leader for the second time in three years, following the announcement by current Executive Director Jesse Henning that he will be leaving to take a director’s position at the Barrington Area Library in Illinois. Henning joined

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Carbondale Arts seeks applications for Tiny Art Show

February 21, 2018 — Artists, this is your chance: Carbondale Arts is accepting applications for a Tiny Art Show, to run June 1-29. Printmaker and engraver Johanna Mueller of Fort Collins will serve as the show's juror, and artists will be eligible for more than $800 in prizes. Learn

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Kelsie Goodman leaving RFHS for school leadership position in Iowa

February 21, 2018 — Kelsie Goodman, whose popularity as vice principal at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale prompted a student “waffle in” in her support after she was passed over for the principal’s job last year, is leaving at the end of the school year for a school

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Column: Choosing your Plan A or B school

February 21, 2018 — I hear from students fairly often that Colorado Mountain College is a good "Plan B" school. I disagree. I know, many students believe that graduating from a prestigious college will yield a better, higher-paying future, right? Seriously, would you rather graduate from the School of

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New Rifle Admin Building shows thousands in green savings

February 21, 2018 — Though its been nearly two years since Garfield County staff moved into the Rifle Administration Building, the new state-of-the art building continues to pay for itself. Some of the building's energy efficiency designs were more expensive during construction, but according to a recent case study

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Silt retail sales end 2017 up over 9%

February 21, 2018 — After a strong 2016, Silt's economy showed significant growth in 2017, as the town had the highest collected sales tax in its history. "It was not one or two businesses that stood out," said town administrator Pamela Woods. "They all did very well in 2017.

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Rifle City Hall concept to be revealed at open house

February 21, 2018 — The city of Rifle is holding a public open house to display the concepts for the new City Hall/ Affordable Housing Project. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. Food will be provided,

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Illegal bear killing spurs hunting ban

February 21, 2018 — Two Indiana hunting instructors will not be able to hunt or possess firearms for two years after pleading guilty Tuesday to killing a bear in Pitkin County and leaving the carcass behind nearly a year and a half ago. Dan Roe, 55, and his son,

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Carbondale film ‘How We Grow’ to premier at Colorado Environmental Film Festival

February 21, 2018 — Roaring Fork Valley farmers will take a moment in the spotlight Friday during the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden. It will serve as the world premiere of "How We Grow," a feature-length documentary filmed in and around Carbondale. The film focuses on young farmers,

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Community Briefs

February 20, 2018 — History Examined: A Train Named Zephyr Since 1934, 20 trains have carried the Zephyr name. The Zephyrs are an important part of America's railroad heritage and have a strong connection to Glenwood Canyon and Glenwood Springs. In this illustrated program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

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Readers Say Thanks

February 20, 2018 — A good year for Bookcliffs Arts Center As president of the Bookcliffs Arts Center, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization, we struggle to keep our doors open to support our mission. Thank you to the county commissioners for your support this year. Briefly our mission statement states

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Alice McKennis finishes 5th in Olympic downhill; Lindsey Vonn takes bronze

February 20, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Alice McKennis, of New Castle, finished in fifth place in Wednesday's Olympic downhill, not far off the pace of bronze medalist and teammate Lindsey Vonn from Vail. It was McKennis’ best result since winning a World Cup downhill in 2013 at

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Car in pond leads to felony pleas

February 20, 2018 — A Glenwood Springs woman who admitted driving her car into a pond at Aspen Meadows during Aspen Ideas Festival last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing a car and possessing LSD. Elizabeth Bergquist, 25, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated motor vehicle theft and felony possession

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