Carbondale, CO

Rescuers unable to revive toddler pulled from canal

EL JEBEL, Colo. (CBS4) — A 20-month-old child who fell into fast-moving waters of a canal in El Jebel was found by rescuers after an hour of searching on Wednesday. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, however. Personnel from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Police Department, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Carbondale Fire Department and Roaring Fork Fire Rescue all responded to the baseball fields in El Jebel at 5 p.m., the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release. They performed CPR on the child at the scene. The toddler passed away at a local hospital. Media Release: 06.24.22 –...
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Aspen Daily News

SCOTUS decision sends shockwaves through regional communities

In a 6-3 ruling Friday morning, the United States Supreme Court overturned the 49-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that had enshrined as constitutional the right to an abortion. Despite a leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s decision foreshadowing as much — which circulated in national news organizations in May — the official decision from the country’s highest court sent shockwaves through the country.
Aspen Daily News

Semple: Today’s drug danger: accidental overdose

This is a hard column to pen. I’ve been meaning to write about the subject of fentanyl and how its potentially deadly presence in drugs these days is the singular reason I will never snort cocaine again in my lifetime. What really spurred me to do this was a...
Aspen Daily News

Local news in brief, June 25

Beginning July 5, the city of Aspen will implement parking changes designed to improve safety in the downtown core. The changes are being made in alignment with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the Downtown Enhancement Pedestrian Project and the Aspen Area Community Plan. The changes include strict enforcement of the four-hour parking limit, new paid-parking spaces, restrictions and reductions on the number of construction vehicles and increased fines for parking violations, a city news release says.
Aspen Daily News

Aspen School District leaders summarize projects

It’s been about 18 months since voters approved a $94.3 million bond measure to fund the district’s highest priority capital facility needs, and just over a year since those funds were made available to the district. The district is excited about the progress being made, especially given the...
Aspen Times

Tony Vagneur: Motivated to buy, but not to build

Remember those days, back when Walter Paepcke came to town? Probably not, but it can be said that his arrival was both a curse and a blessing, depending on who you talked to. Some thought he was going to ruin the town, others thought he might add some excitement to a slow-moving burg nestled quietly in the mountains. With the help of Judge William Shaw, Paepcke bought up a considerable amount of 1940s property, again to the dismay of many. (If anyone had bothered to look, Shaw might have owned more property than Paepcke, but who’s counting?) Never underestimate the venerable judge.

Eagle Valley Community Foundation: Powerful work toward a healthy community

On any given day at The Community Market, the doors open to a line of local residents patiently waiting their turn to shop. As inflation continues to plague the valley we call home, more residents are finding themselves in greater need of food assistance. Thankfully, The Community Market, a program of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation established in 2018, exists as a scalable food relief effort with the capacity to respond to immediate and long-term food insecurity needs and continues to serve as the main hub for food acquisition today.
Aspen Daily News

20-month-old drowns in El Jebel canal

A 20-month-old drowned Wednesday evening after falling into “the fast-moving waters of the canal near the baseball fields in El Jebel,” an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office news release says. In addition to Eagle County sheriff’s personnel, Basalt Police Department, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Carbondale...