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June 17, 2018 — A Craft that Rocks Have you heard of the new craze of decorating rocks then hiding them for others to find? The Rifle Library hosts an afternoon of rock painting fun at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Rocks and supplies provided, just bring your own

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Buy tickets for Garfield County Fair & Rodeo from a designated source

June 17, 2018 — Secure seats for country music star Jon Pardi and special guest Midland at the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, as well as for the professional circuit rodeos, demo derby and monster truck event online at garfieldcountyfair.com only. Tickets for the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo

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Roaring Fork High School students advocate for classes on financial literacy

June 17, 2018 — Roaring Fork High School students Stefan Platzer and Xio Alvarez took matters into their own hands this past school year and created a project to present to the Roaring Fork School Board for their Project Citizen assignment. Project Citizen encourages high school students to get

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Personal Finance column: Retirement FOMO — five ways to avoid it

June 17, 2018 — In your various social media feeds, you see your friends and acquaintances visiting family, traveling to exotic locals, eating tantalizing food, driving their new car, attending a coveted cultural event, enjoying their new retirement home. It is human to succumb to FOMO — the fear

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Roaring Fork Schools grant to boost at-risk student, family services

June 17, 2018 — The Roaring Fork Schools have been awarded a $1 million grant from the Colorado Department of Education to support programs for at-risk student behavior. The $1,046,543 Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS) grant provides four years of funding for education and support services to expelled

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Several staffers who left Denver Post forming new online news site

June 17, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Several staffers who left The Denver Post amid budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper’s New York-based hedge fund owners are forming a new online news site called The Colorado Sun. Co-founding editor Larry Ryckman, a former senior editor at The

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Business Briefs June 18, 2018

June 17, 2018 — Michael Fox joins Kalamaya | Goscha law firm Michael Fox has joined Kalamaya | Goscha as an associate trial attorney based in the firm's Glenwood Springs office. Fox concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense and personal injury in Garfield County.

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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

June 17, 2018 — DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a fire

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Midvalley crowd battles in trenches for less density at The Fields

June 17, 2018 — The midvalley planning commission appears ready to reconsider how much density to recommend for a controversial site despite resistance from Eagle County staff members. Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission members Temple Glassier and Charles Spickert said at the end of a highly charged meeting

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Thiessen column: Trump deserves more latitude and less attitude

June 16, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Well, that didn't take long. President Trump had barely departed Singapore when Democrats in Washington unleashed scathing attacks over his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "What the United States has gained is vague and unverifiable at best. What North Korea

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Carbondale’s Weaver Ditch focus of study on water efficiency

June 16, 2018 — A project funded by Pitkin County aims to keep more water in the Crystal River by improving the efficiency of Carbondale's Weaver Ditch. The Weaver Ditch Existing Conditions Assessment will survey the roughly three miles of ditch that flow through downtown Carbondale from its diversion

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A few vendors have become a Strawberry Days staples

June 16, 2018 — This year's Strawberry Days has seen faces new and old, and the Saturday rain couldn't take away the smiles. After the parade down Grand Avenue on Saturday morning, crowds began to file into the park and line up for food and activities. Alex Ballas, head

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Your Watershed Column: How to begin to understand ‘dry’

June 16, 2018 — The weekend of May 12 brought a flurry of articles claiming the Colorado River would be reaching its peak stream flow that weekend, nearly a month sooner than normal. With the abundance of early fire restrictions, voluntary water restrictions, and drought in the news, it

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Some serious Father’s Day bonding

June 16, 2018 — Amidst the heavy rain and fallen logs of the North Pacific, Glenwood Springs locals Bo and Kelsey Bohanon are in the middle of participating in a 750-mile boat race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. The race, dubbed Race 2 Alaska, began June 14.

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Hacking case against Basalt roofer dismissed

June 16, 2018 — The District Attorney's Office on Friday dismissed its case against the owner of a Basalt roofing company accused of hacking into a competitor's computer files and using the information to undercut and sabotage the competitor's bids. Gregg Mackey, owner of Red Eagle Roofing, was first

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Community Briefs

June 15, 2018 — Special Olympics seeks coaches Special Olympics Colorado-Glenwood Springs Local Program-is in need of coaches this summer for bocce ball and softball. The season runs mid-June through Aug. 4 (culminating at our Western Regional Summer Classic). Coaches may choose to take their team on to state

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Aspen rafting company after 2016 fatal trip

June 15, 2018 — The wife of 58-year-old Maryland man who died two years ago during a rafting trip down the runoff-swollen Roaring Fork River filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the rafting company of negligence and fraud. James Abromitis, who was in Aspen with his wife for the

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Sweet treats in store for Glenwood Springs’ Strawberry Days weekend

June 15, 2018 — Glenwood Springs has a sweet weekend ahead, continuing today through Sunday. Now in its 121st year, Strawberry Days 2018 treats festivalgoers to an assortment of fun foods, delicious drinks, majestic music, an assortment of art and much more over the course of three days. Friday,

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Sextiped Valley column: You’ve adopted a dog — now what?

June 15, 2018 — Summertime is the ideal adopt a pet time — and no wonder. It's so much easier to housetrain a puppy when you don't have to gear up for an arctic expedition for every two-hour potty break — especially the ones in the small hours. The

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Famed Carbondale-area eagle nest tree topples over

June 15, 2018 — A large ponderosa pine along the Roaring Fork River north of Carbondale inside the Aspen Glen development that has been home to several bald eagles and their young over the decades, has fallen. The tree has faithfully stood by the side of the river for

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