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Potential Coal Ridge High threat deemed not credible

October 17, 2018 — Police and Garfield School District Re-2 officials investigated a potential threat involving talk among students at Coal Ridge High School Wednesday, but have since determined that it was not credible and that the school was not in danger. According to Theresa Hamilton, communications director for

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Why taking charge of health and fitness helps lower medical costs

October 17, 2018 — (sponsored content) Corrective exercise at Midland Fitness and 180 Wellness offers fitness with purpose By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Midland Fitness and 180 Wellness Most injuries that require surgery or physical therapy are the result of repetitive stress injuries, but if more people

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Garfield County match supports bid for Riverview School trail

October 17, 2018 — Garfield County has applied for a Colorado Safe Routes to School grant that, if approved, will help create a proposed 1.4-mile trail connecting the Riverview School south of Glenwood Springs to local trail systems. The trail connection would allow students to walk or bike to

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Aspen girl speaks out in video about alleged rape

October 16, 2018 — A 16-year-old local girl who says she was raped by two Aspen acquaintances has brought the #MeToo movement directly to the heart of the Upper Roaring Fork Valley. Paige Quist posted a two-and-a-half-minute video to YouTube late last week in which she says she wants

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Amendment 75 aims to close loophole in Colorado’s campaign finance law

October 16, 2018 — Editor's note: The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, in conjunction with other Colorado Mountain News Media publications, is running a series of stories on the statewide measures that are on the Nov. 6 ballot. These stories are intended to help explain the ballot questions. Ballots are

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Lakshmi descends to True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale

October 16, 2018 — A crane lifts and carries a carving of the goddess Lakshmi from Bali and places it at True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale on the morning of Monday, Oct. 15.

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Garfield Sheriff says Prop 112 would be devastating

October 16, 2018 — With ballots going out to voters this week, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario took the opportunity to focus his bimonthly Facebook forum, Just the Facts, on Proposition 112 and the potential impacts it could have on area law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, supporters of the measure

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Glenwood Springs Council clashes over proposed vacation rental moratorium

October 16, 2018 — Glenwood Springs City Council is set to conduct a first reading Thursday night of an ordinance that would potentially place a moratorium on vacation rentals by owners, known as VRBOs. According to recent correspondence between Glenwood Springs Community Development Planner II Hannah Klausman and council

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Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

October 16, 2018 — ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala — U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Despite having walked the entire

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Colo. Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

October 16, 2018 — DENVER — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling. A lawyer for the

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Nellie LaJoy (March 8,1934 — September 28, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Nellie LaJoy, a long time Carbondale resident, passed away on September 28th. Nellie felt blessed to be loved by her family and friends and to live in this amazing place. Nellie was born in Glen Cove, N.Y., to Joseph and Anna Douso. She was the

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Gary M. Atkinson (August 26, 1956 — October 7, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Gary Atkinson passed away at his home on the night of October 7th, 2018. Gary, devoted and beloved husband and father, was born on August 26, 1956, in Melton Mowbray, England. Despite his upbringing on the other side of the pond, Gary found his home

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Photo: Demon crashes through the Bulldogs’ line

October 16, 2018 — A Glenwood Springs Demon freshman football player charges through the defending Palisade Bulldogs during Monday evening's game at Stubler Memorial Field. The Demons came up just shy of a win and lost to the Bulldogs 15-14.

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Muriel Mae Stewart (December 9, 1921 — October 7, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Muriel Mae Stewart, 96, of Rifle, passed away October 7, 2018. Memorial Services will be held on October 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rifle Funeral Home. Muriel was born at the home of Floyd and Lula Miles of Antlers, Colorado, on December 9,

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Diane Dunbar McKee (December 2, 1943 — October 9, 2018)

October 16, 2018 — Diane Dunbar McKee, died on October 9, 2018, at the age of 74. Diane was born on December 2, 1943, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Kenneth Glenn and Lucille Zook Dunbar. She was raised in Meeker, Colorado ,with her older brother, Keith. Diane attended school

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Occupant in camper trailer injured, driver arrested after Highway 82 crash Monday

October 16, 2018 — A 61-year-old male was seriously injured Monday evening when the camper trailer in which he was riding behind an SUV rolled over as the rig was attempting to make a turn from Colorado Highway 82. The driver was arrested for vehicular assault and felony charges

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Open house Tuesday to discuss truck parking on Glenwood Springs’ Highway 6

October 15, 2018 — The public is invited to join Colorado Department of Transportation project officials for a public open house Tuesday to discuss proposed alternatives to commercial vehicle parking on U.S. 6 in West Glenwood. Two sessions will be held at the former Zale's store location in the

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Haims column: The ABCs of cholesterol, HDL and LDL

October 15, 2018 — Your chances of having a heart attack or stroke can be reduced by managing your cholesterol. If all you know about cholesterol is that it's either HDL or LDL which is bad for you, you need to read further. So what is cholesterol and what

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Doctor’s Tip: Problems with our health care system — hospitals

October 15, 2018 — In his book "Mistreated," Robert Pearl, M.D., talks about the four "legacy players" that resist needed change in our dysfunctional, expensive healthcare system — because they benefit financially from the status quo. These entities are hospitals, medical insurance companies, physician specialty societies and the pharmaceutical/medical

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