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Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Carbondale remembers community pillar, Village Smithy founder Chris Chacos

There are a few extra stories being shared around the tables at the Village Smithy restaurant in Carbondale this week following the death of restaurant founder and longtime community leader Chris Chacos. Chacos died Jan. 19 at Heritage Park Care Center, where he had resided for the last several years....
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Obituary: Israel Sanchez

Israel Sanchez, age 41, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 20th after a short but fiercely fought battle with gastric cancer that metastasized to his brain and spinal fluid. Israel was an extremely hard worker and excelled at all of his trades ranging from painter to...
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Obituary: Carol Schimmer

Carol Christine Schimmer passed away peacefully January 15 at her home in Avon. She was born in 1954 in Fredericksburg, VA. She graduated from King George High School in 1972, and attended Virginia Tech, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked at Lake Mohonk Mountain House Resort in New Paltz, NY for nearly 15 years.
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Five Fabulous Mountain Home Shops

Hygge Life’s Alex Gove compiled a list of her favorite home décor shops to visit in mountain towns. From Vail to Jackson Hole, you’ll find incredible furniture and accessories for your home, all while shopping small and supporting local businesses. Hygge Life – Avon, CO. Our...
Aspen Daily News

Small: 2022 real estate predictions: Is the market about to shift?

The incredible pandemic-induced local real estate surge of 2020 was even bigger in 2021. This past 12 months was another record-setting year for residential transactions in the Aspen-Snowmass market, with over $3.6 billion in recorded sales volume. This was a 12% increase over the previously record-setting year of 2020. Besides...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Monday letters: Thanks, Dan; thoughts for Putin

I would like to extend my gratitude to the mayor of Carbondale, Dan Richardson, for his commitment to the RFTA board of directors. He has been chairman of the board for the last year. As a former chairman of the RFTA board, I recognize his commitment to keep this organization operating efficiently.

Prep Scoreboard: Battle Mountain hockey sweeps weekend slate

Basketball: Husky girls and Devils boys stay in win column. Eagle Valley started slow but used an onslaught of 3-pointers to run away from Rifle 68-38 for a convincing road victory. The Devils are 11-3 on the year and trail only Palisade in the 4A Western Slope league standings. The...
Aspen Times

New Basalt High School videoboard to be a first for the Western Slope, provide revenue

When Basalt High School seniors celebrate their graduation in May, they may not be the only stars of the show. If all goes according to plan, the event will serve as a grand opening of sorts for the school’s newest addition, a state-of-the-art videoboard and sound system for the football field. To the best knowledge of the company creating the board, Daktronics, it is the first high-resolution billboard of its kind for high school on the Western Slope, and the one Basalt is installing will hold the most modern technology of any at the high school level in the state.

Eagle County formally ends legal action against Basalt school over mask mandate

Eagle County government filed a motion Monday to dismiss its legal action against Cornerstone Christian School over a mask mandate and other health issues. The county in December filed a complaint and request for a preliminary injunction to require students and staff at the school to wear masks during hours of operation. However, the county commissioners voted as the county board of health Jan. 14 to let the mask mandate expire Jan. 17 for high schools and Jan. 21 for younger grades.
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Guest column: Let’s strive for culturally competent mental health care

Shortly before the New Year, we were shocked and saddened to learn that a 37-year-old mother in Glenwood Springs had been charged with stabbing and killing her two children. It is a devastating story that made headlines across Colorado and throughout the country. Unfortunately, this is not the first instance...

Monday Community Calendar

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, January 24th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, where your library card opens more than just books. You can find telescopes, sewing machines, hotspots, games, and more at Carbondale Clay Center presents the exhibit “The Makings of Carbondale Clay Center”, available from 10...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Lady Demons swimmers remain undefeated following Summit meet

What had been scheduled as a multi-team high school girls swim meet at Summit High School on Saturday ended up being a three-way affair due to multiple factors including COVID-19 and transportation issues. The Glenwood Springs High School Lady Demons, stricken with a COVID-shortened roster themselves, still came out on...
Aspen Daily News

Local news in brief, Jan. 25

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Andrew Ernemann is its new president. “As co-owner and one of the most innovative, top producing brokers in the industry, Andrew has been instrumental in the success of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty,” a news release says. “As president, Andrew will be able to utilize his business, real estate and educational experience to propel our company and brand forward, and ensure we continue to lead with strategic innovation and deliver unparalleled client service and irreplaceable value to our clients around the world.”

Express Yourself: Valley Visual Art Show and More

This week features a conversation with Rueben Sadowsky and Bridget Law on her upcoming weekend performance and retreat at Beyul, Alya Howe brings us French circus artist Stefani Ortega and dancer Samantha Altenau, both performing in 5 Women's Voices in the Performing Arts and Brian Colley speaks with two Valley Visual Artists.

Letter: Better signage, please

My husband and I recently skied Beaver Creek for the first time. We are intermediate skiers and have enjoyed skiing at Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Keystone. At those resorts, it was easy to identify which runs were green, blue or black. Unfortunately, this was not our experience at Beaver Creek.