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Toussaint column: Text messages make foils of us all

August 22, 2019

In early summer, my friend Jae Gregory texted me to hurry to Lowe’s lest I miss the sale on “old-fashioned panties.” Perfect for the flowerpots on my deck! Hmm. Of course, Jae meant PANSIES. But...



COGCC head sees chance for stronger local partnerships

August 22, 2019

The man heading up the oil and gas rulemaking process in Colorado says he intends to develop a working relationship with Garfield County and other Western Slope governments as those rules play out. Colorado Oil...



Letter: Stand up for our forests

August 22, 2019

I am writing in response to Molly Pitts’ Aug. 8 letter about the Forest Service’s proposal, under the Trump administration, to undermine our nation’s bedrock environmental law: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). While Pitts...


Equipment sparks hay fire on a Gypsum farm

August 22, 2019

GYPSUM — Exhaust from a piece of farm equipment ignited a hay fire at the Walker Ranch in Gypsum late Thursday morning, sending up a pillar of smoke visible from Interstate 70 and spreading a...


Letter: Have patience in cone zones

August 22, 2019

Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County. It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to...





Weekend Planner Aug. 23-25

August 22, 2019

Casey James Prestwood And The Burning Angels 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday — The band was nominated as the best honky tonk group in the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards. 360 Market St., Basalt | Free The Molly...


It’s time to Cowboy Up in Carbondale

August 22, 2019

Country-western fans, it’s time to break out your western wear and polish up your dance steps for Cowboy Up Carbondale in the Fourth Street Plaza in downtown Carbondale tonight from 6-10 p.m. The annual fundraiser,...



Joe Flacco moves out West for his comeback

August 22, 2019

DENVER — Joe Flacco left behind his doubters and his old team for a second chapter in Denver, just as Peyton Manning did seven years ago. “I know he’ll probably be hungrier than he has...


NFL 2019: Mahomes encore could depend on defensive makeover

August 22, 2019

Melvin Gordon’s prolonged holdout and Derwin James’ foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown’s head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas...


Adeline Katherine Nielsen (January 11, 2016–August 18, 2019)

August 22, 2019

Adeline Katherine Nielsen, of Basalt, Colorado and Nantucket, Massachusetts, beloved daughter of Andrea Nielsen and Gregory Holley, affectionately, lovingly, and forever known as “Addie” left this world while sleeping next to her mommy on Sunday...


Commissioners approve higher parking rates at Aspen airport

August 22, 2019

New parking fees will be charged at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport starting next month to discourage scofflaws who are eating up spaces when they aren’t flying. The Pitkin County commissioners approved a staff proposal for...




Ken Burns previews ‘Country Music’ documentary in Aspen

August 22, 2019

Ken Burns spent more than eight years working on his new 16-hour documentary series “Country Music.” He did 101 interviews, collected 1,000 hours of film and some 100,000 photographs, culled down to the 3,300 featured...