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Basalt fire sends shells flying, destroys building

October 14, 2019

A farm workshop west of the Elk Run neighborhood in Basalt caught fire Monday morning, causing ammunition stored there to shoot out of the building. “When we showed up, it sounded like gunfire,” Roaring Fork...




Garfield County budget still hurting from oil and gas decline

October 14, 2019

Garfield County’s proposed 2020 budget is balanced and fiscally conservative, according to financial staff. But in order to complete important projects, the commissioners may draw down financial reserves – as they have for the past...




Carbondale to celebrate first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 12, 2019

Carbondale will celebrate its first Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday in Sopris Park. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include drumming, singing and dances, according to organizer John Hoffman. “We will honor the...



Meet the CMC Board of Trustees District 6 candidates

October 13, 2019

There are two contested races in the CMC Board of Trustees election this fall. We had the candidates for those two seats respond to a few questions as part of the Post Independent's election coverage.


Aspen becomes a one gas station town

October 15, 2019

For the first time in at least three decades, Aspen is now a one-gas-station town. The Conoco at 232 E. Main St. closed at the end of the month in preparation for the lot it...


Big hopes for online vanity plate auctions

October 11, 2019

If you’ve ever wanted the Colorado license plate that reads “POT,” you may be in luck. A small number of vanity plates will soon be auctioned off to the highest bidder to support Colorado disability...