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Snowmass celebrates opening of Base Village, Limelight: ‘It’s a whole new world’

December 15, 2018 — A few thousand people — many who even ventured past Aspen's roundabout — swarmed to Snowmass on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of a project nearly two decades in the works. Base Village began buzzing mid-afternoon as the fresh, new Limelight Hotel opened its

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Largest number of female cadets graduate Colorado Mountain College police academy

December 15, 2018 — When Terrance Carroll gave the keynote address at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley near Glenwood Springs Friday, he was on familiar ground. Carroll is an attorney, an ordained minister, a former legislator and the former 54th Speaker of

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Like father, like son: New Castle Mayor Art Riddile, Councilor Graham Riddile share mutual love for community

December 15, 2018 — Originally from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, Art Riddile, like so many, came to Colorado and never left. In 1969, Riddile moved to the Mile High City to study at the University of Denver and, following his tenure there, worked various jobs in the food and

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Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

December 15, 2018 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. Trump, in tweeting Zinke’s departure, said the former Montana congressman “accomplished

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Sunlight Ski Patrol beer tasting benefit Saturday evening

December 15, 2018 — The Sunlight Ski Patrol is hosting its second annual Beer Tasting Benefit from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Sunlight Bed & Breakfast, 10252 County Road 117. Participants can sample Colorado craft beers from brewers such as Boulder Beer, Elevation, New Belgium, Odell, Ska and Roaring

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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

December 15, 2018 — WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In

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Carbondale activists urge Roaring Fork Valley residents to take stand on immigration issues

December 15, 2018 — Former Pitkin County Commissioner Dorothea Farris is helping lead the Roaring Fork Valley effort in a statewide initiative to take a stand on immigration issues. Farris, a Carbondale-area resident, is urging elected officials and residents to sign the People's Resolution, which calls for creating a

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Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

December 15, 2018 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was picked up by U.S. authorities with her father and other migrants this month in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. Some seven hours later, she was put on a bus to

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James Lambert Burger (December 10, 1935 – December 10, 2018)

December 14, 2018 — LCDR (USN ret.) James "Jim" L Burger, died peacefully at home in Ramona, California, December 10, 2018, at age 83. Jim is survived by his wife, Nola (Bruton); 3 children, Kathryn (Brumfield) and Kelvin, of Ramona, Deborah of San Diego, his brother, Robert Burger, of

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Thomas Eugene Springsteel

December 14, 2018 — Thomas Eugene Springsteel, 46, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on December 11, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Monday December 17, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Farnum Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs.

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LoVa Trail gets another boost with $500,000 grant from state parks

December 14, 2018 — A project to connect New Castle and Glenwood Springs with a non-motorized route via the still theorized Lower Valley Trail moved another step closer to reality recently. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that it has awarded $500,000 to the LoVa Trail project. While it won't

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Not sure about Santa Claus

December 14, 2018 — A bundled up Jacob Shaffer, 1, of Glenwood Springs looks tentatively at Santa Claus as his grandma Roz Fowler also prepares to set him on Santa's lap during the Grand Holiday Tradition Friday at the Garfield County Courthouse. Jacob's, his grandma and mom Caitlyn Shaffer

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Leslie’s legacy: Glenwood Springs remembers renowned visionary, colleague, friend Leslie Bethel

December 14, 2018 — Friends and long-time colleagues received the sad news earlier this week that, three months to the day after announcing her retirement as executive director for the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Leslie Bethel had died following a bout with cancer. Bethel died on Tuesday.

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BLM plans fees for new Prince Creek camping near Carbondale

December 14, 2018 — The Studio for Arts & Works, also known as S.A.W., will bring in the Christmas season with its "S.A.W.liday" celebration from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. The free event will have creative professionals opening their studios and sharing their

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Lake Christine fire case sent to District Court. Richard Miller, Allison Marcus back in court Jan. 23

December 14, 2018 — EAGLE — The pair accused of sparking the Lake Christine fire will take their case to Eagle County District Court. Richard Miller and Allison Marcus will appear before District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman at 9 a.m., Jan. 23. The case was sent from county court

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Garfield County Crime Briefs: Fake name works … well, rarely

December 14, 2018 — Just before 5 p.m. Dec. 6, a Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) officer was operating in Rifle when he was advised of a suspicious vehicle at the Kum & Go parking lot in Rifle. Earlier, the officer spoke with a source of information who

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Carbondale studio hosts Saturday celebration and art sale

December 14, 2018 — The Studio for Arts & Works, also known as S.A.W., will bring in the Christmas season with its “S.A.W.liday” celebration from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. The free event will have creative professionals opening their studios and sharing their

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Scaled-back Colorado oil & gas lease sale makes $1M

December 14, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A federal oil and gas lease sale in Colorado netted nearly $1 million in revenue. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports the Bureau of Land Management says 20 parcels totaling about 12.3 square miles were sold Thursday for $981,143, including rentals and

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Preschool on Wheels powered by the sun

December 14, 2018 — After celebrating its sixth year in the community this summer, Gus the Bus and the Preschool on Wheels program is driving to the future in style as the mobile preschool is now equipped with solar panels. Preschool on Wheels Manager Logan Hood said the panels

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Silt shows strong sales tax numbers for current year

December 14, 2018 — The Town of Silt has approved its budget for next year, and with another healthy year from stores across town, Silt's sales tax continues to come back showing strong numbers. With $680,000 budgeted for sales taxes for 2018, numbers presented to the Silt Board of

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