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Letter: Slow down and save a life!

July 17, 2019

We live on 100 road in Carbondale above Catherine Store. In the past two years we have requested and received a traffic counter and speed record placed on this road because we have been and...





Letter: Take a Minute, Slow Down in Town

July 16, 2019

Have you noticed all of the green and white signs around town urging drivers to slow down in town? It seems like a lot of drivers are paying attention. Thank you. The side streets in...





Under the Dome column: Skipping the bad stuff, focusing on the good
Under the Dome column: Skipping the bad stuff, focusing on the good

July 15, 2019

Recalls, special sessions, petitions, campaigns, Tweets, Facebook, CNN, Fox news. Yikes, let’s go fishing. Sometimes it’s just overwhelming. Madison talks about factions in politics in Federalist 10, and we’ve always had quarreling factions in American...


Letter: Safeway suggestion

July 15, 2019

What to do with the old Safeway building? One suggestion is to utilize the building as a indoor ice skating rink or a roller skating rink or both, if space allows. This would be a...


Letter: Storm King 14 thanks

July 15, 2019

As the Mother of Tami Bickett (Storm King 14 fallen firefighter–1994), I would like to thank the community of Glenwood Springs, the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and...


Letter: ‘We’ are the heart of community

July 15, 2019

From new bridges to the bumps in the road, from the corporate banks to the local boutiques, from the Californians to the born and raised, we are Garfield County.  Whether you’re in Rifle, New Castle,...


Letter: ‘Lights for Liberty’

July 15, 2019

I am grateful to the organizers of the rally and vigil in Sayre Park and our community’s outpouring of support for the legal, civil and human rights of our undocumented neighbors. Truly this was/is America...


Parker Column: Nobody eats wolf
Parker Column: Nobody eats wolf

July 14, 2019

From Little Red Riding Hood’s terrifying encounter with the Big Bad Wolf to Kevin Costner’s balletic romance with some kindred, four-legged spirit in “Dances With Wolves,” Americans have long had a love-hate relationship with the...





Letter: Less development-more open space

July 12, 2019

I would like to see a nice park/open space at the Confluence area. A park/open space that connects Two Rivers Park with Veltus Park. Not more commercial development. Let’s get behind the idea of less...


Letter: A cautionary tale

July 12, 2019

I read with interest a recent article in Vox entitled “Coal left Appalachia devastated. Now it’s doing the same to Wyoming.” Subtitled “Vulture capitalists are sucking value from a dying industry.” At the beginning of...