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Demon boys get 7th seed, 1st round bye in 4A playoffs

February 17, 2019 — Following a terrific regular season that saw them shake off a slow start and rip off 16 wins in its final 17 games, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys basketball team earned the No. 7 seed and a first-round bye in the 4A state playoffs. The

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Colorado Mountain College acknowledged for climate education leadership

February 17, 2019 — For its collaborative work on electric cars, wildlife surveys and a broad range of other efforts that address climate change, Colorado Mountain College recently earned national recognition. In January, the U.S. Green Building Council and Second Nature honored the college as one of eight U.S.

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Regulars, newcomers turn out for revamped Sunlight Mountain Snowshoe Shuffle

February 17, 2019 — With a blue sky backdrop and the sun dancing in and out from behind swift-moving clouds, snowshoe enthusiasts took to Sunlight Mountain Resort's Babbish Gulch Sunday to benefit Colorado Animal Rescue. Sixty participants came out for the 27th edition of the reorganized snowshoe race that

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Personal Finance column: Financial responsibilities redefined for retirement

February 17, 2019 — I am the first-born child — you know, the "responsible one." Part birth order, part DNA, it has guided me through life and obviously had an impact on my career path. When it comes to retirement finances, we have all heard what the "responsible" actions

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February 17, 2019 — Feret joins WIN Health Institute Dr. Joe Feret has joined Dr. David Jensen at the WIN Health Institute chiropractor organization. Feret recently joined WIN Health Institute to expand his knowledge and passions about chiropractic and helping others within the Roaring Fork community. His journey began

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CMC-Glenwood Center classes cancelled Monday

February 17, 2019 — All classes at the Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Springs Center on Blake Avenue are cancelled on Monday, due to environmental testing in the building, CMC officials said Sunday. Classes at CMC Spring Valley remain in session, and the visitors’ day at Spring Valley will be

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4 Colorado State Patrol troopers hit in 4 days

February 17, 2019 — With snowstorms making driving conditions slick and dangerous, state officials are pleading for drivers to slow down, especially around vehicles on the side of the road — and especially emergency service vehicles. Starting Thursday, four Colorado State Patrol troopers' vehicles have been hit while on

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Efforts underway to upgrade remediation at Eagle Mine site

February 17, 2019 — MINTURN — In a valley where developable sites are highly sought after, the prospect of several hundred acres of vacant land located adjacent to existing community resources seems like a proverbial "too good to be true" deal. In many ways, that is an apt description.

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Two Roaring Fork Valley men die in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte

February 17, 2019 — Two Roaring Fork Valley men were killed Saturday in an avalanche in the East Brush Creek area near Crested Butte, the Mount Crested Butte Police Department confirmed Sunday. Owen Green, 27, of Aspen, and Michael Goerne, 37, of Carbondale were getting ready for the Grand

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Rock Bottom Ranch goes whole hog on sustainable agriculture education

February 17, 2019 — Jason Smith grabbed an inch-thick layer of fat along the back of half a pig in two strong hands and gave several tugs until it ripped away from the carcass. Smith, the director of Rock Bottom Ranch, explained to 14 onlookers that the fat would

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Your Watershed Column: Wild & Scenic Film Festival stops in Glenwood, Rifle

February 16, 2019 — The Middle Colorado Watershed Council (MCWC) is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, bringing inspiring, beautiful movies to the region for two nights this month. The first showing is on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, and the second is on Saturday,

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#PostSnaps: Check out this week’s reader-submitted photos

February 16, 2019 — Reader submitted photos from around Garfield County. Use #postsnaps on Instagram to be featured! This week's picks: @miranneda @cindydavis2454 @photos.livinlight @solomonliston

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Sunday Profile: Conservation-minded Sarah Johnson helps to create community in Carbondale

February 16, 2019 — Throw a stone anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley and you'll probably hit someone who says they care deeply about community building and the environment. For Sarah Johnson, 36, those interests led her to work in conservation education and immerse herself in the eccentric activities

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Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

February 16, 2019 — NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. Two of those remaining locations

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Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

February 16, 2019 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young

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Film producer, part-time Aspen resident Brad Krevoy explores making series about 10th Mountain Division

February 16, 2019 — A successful film industry executive with strong personal and professional connections to Aspen — think of the movie "Dumb and Dumber" — has set his sights on making a series on the famed 10th Mountain Division. Brad Krevoy has put an option on one book

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Amadeo Gonzales (December 21, 1922 – February 10, 2019)

February 15, 2019 — Amadeo passed away on February 10th at the Veteran's Living Community Center in Rifle, CO. at 6 p.m. Amadeo was born December 21, 1922. He fought in WWII from 1942-1945 where he received a purple heart for combat wounds as an infantryman in the 7th

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Food column: From Louisiana to Glenwood Springs – home cooking at the Bluebird Cafe

February 15, 2019 — The weather outside is frigid, and it still feels like the middle of winter. This is the time of year when warm food with kind friends is necessary. The good cheer of the holiday season is over, but it is still very much needed. I

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Bundy’s escape forever a part of Garfield County history

February 15, 2019 — For one Rifle resident, serial killer Ted Bundy's escape from the Garfield County Jail on Dec. 30, 1977, just months after he escaped from the Pitkin County Courthouse and was recaptured on Highway 82 near Aspen, is a time he remembers vividly now over 40

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BLM’s Sutey Ranch plan limits recreational use seasonally

February 15, 2019 — Mountain biking would be limited to four months of the year under a Bureau of Land Management proposal released Friday to manage the recently acquired Sutey Ranch property north of Carbondale. The plan, which is now subject to a 30-day formal protest period, proposes to

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