Waterfall pools, ‘drinking spring’ coming to Glenwood Hot SpringsBrittany AnasNewsBreak Contributor
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Man missing after cabin destroyed by fire in Eagle County
EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Deputies in Eagle County are looking for a man who hasn't been seen since the day before the cabin he lived in was destroyed by a fire. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office said Michael Leese was last seen Saturday in Basalt. On Sunday, the cabin he lived in on Frying Pan Road was destroyed in a fire.
At Snowmass, the Battle Is for Recovery
Friday the 13th won’t occur again until October of this year, but for Ryan Garza, that was the day in 2015 he chose to get his leg amputated. Lance Corporal Garza served in the U.S. Marine Corps and did four tours in Helmand Province, Afghanistan—and it was on that fourth tour that he suffered a life-changing wound. In 2011, Garza’s truck drove over an improvised explosive device (IED), severely injuring his right leg. Doctors tried for several years—not months, years—to save Ryan’s leg. Fast forward to today, and Ryan, who lives and receives his care in Colorado Springs, is about to participate as a snowboarder in his second National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass.
Roush: Why Wilderness Workshop objected to the Redstone to McClure Pass Trail
A March headline from The Aspen Times read: “Not everyone aboard with plans for Redstone-McClure trail.” As executive director at Wilderness Workshop – one of those groups not on-board – I wanted to share more about why we objected to this project and our concerns regarding the planning and development of new trails.
Recent school lockdowns leave students anxious; counselor advises parents on how best to discuss
Students in the Aspen and Roaring Fork school districts are still recovering from lockdowns in February and March initiated by threatening phone calls that came into the Pitkin and Garfield county dispatch centers. School counselors are trying to help students process their feelings about these scary events, but many students...
Tucked away in midvalley, a free exhibit of pop art at Powers Art Center
Located midvalley, a mile south along Highway 82 from the stoplight to Carbondale, is an unassuming 460-acre ranch with a small, gated entrance. I took the turn, seeing this as one of the best opportunities in the Roaring Fork Valley to see famous and much-coveted artwork — for free.
Mountain Fair T-shirt and poster design contest due date coming up fast
The deadline to submit designs for The 52nd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster Design contest is quickly approaching. The contest, which will see the winning design be displayed on a multitude of T-shirts and posters at the Carbondale Mountain Fair spanning from July 28-30, has gained a lot of traction over the years and has become a staple of the fair.
Thursday, March 30
On today's newscast: Pitkin County is hoping to get the ball rolling on another landfill expansion, elected officials are frustrated that tax money can't be used to enforce HOV lanes in the upper valley, state lawmakers want to add guardrails to the wolf reintroduction process, local artist Marilyn Lowey is giving a talk at The Art Base, and more.
Carbondale Report: RFSD approved to build 50 housing units
Update on thistle: Katrina Blair’s company, Bee Happy Lands, was contracted by the Parks and Rec Department to provide organic land stewardship at the Nature Park on May 12. The Town will still get staff trained and certified to conduct chemical-based herbicide treatment, but will not necessarily use that tool.
Avalanche survivor determined to find dog missing since March 17 slide
A Colorado man is relentlessly searching for his adventure companion, a sweet and tough dog named Ullr.
Scott: Who is taking liberties?
Bernard Grauer, I think you owe Lance Armstrong an apology. You called him a liar over and over in the papers, and yet you take significant liberties with the truth in your most recent letter criticizing my commentary. In that letter, you state that “the trailers were in a flood...
Winter Sports Clinic gives hope to disabled vets
The winter sports clinic gives disabled veterans the chance to do things they thought they might never do again.
Only 3 of 8 Elk Escape Death After Falling Through Ice at Colorado Golf Course
It's definitely not terribly uncommon to hear about a deer or an elk falling through ice and needing rescuing in Colorado; it is, however, rare for so many perish at one scene. Now that spring has arrived, many golf fans in Colorado are starting to get back to the links...
EOTC preview: Officials to talk park and ride, new bus route
Regional officials will discuss a variety of transportation issues and upcoming projects at an Elected Officials Transportation Committee meeting on April 6, including an improvement project at the Brush Creek Park and Ride and the possibility of direct summer service between Aspen and Snowmass Village. The Aspen City Council and...
$41 Million Aspen Home Has a Theater and an Epic Candy Pantry
If you can afford to have an epic home in Aspen, Colorado, let's face it, you can pretty much do whatever you want inside of the home. Your imagination is your only limit. Want a waterfall in your bedroom? Sure, why not. How about a rock climbing wall with a cotton candy dispenser at the top? I am sure someone could make that happen.
Colorado high school students art on display at Carbondale Clay Center
The current exhibition at Carbondale Clay Center is a rarity, featuring artists from outside the Carbondale Clay Center network, many showcasing their work for the first time. “In my time, this is the first time we have done an exterior show,” said Matt Eames the center’s studio director. “We are focusing on the RE 1 School District. Basalt High School art teacher Denae Statzer brought the idea to us about a year ago.”
McDonald: Aspen’s like living in a ‘Pullman town’
It seems the city of Aspen continues to endorse large public housing developments for more employees to service more commercial developments to maximize revenue stream mutually beneficial for city largess and the developer’s bottom line. Potentially, there can be serious systemic corruption associated with any symbiotic relationship between municipal...
Fire burns down Basalt cabin
On Mar. 26, Roaring Fork Fire and Rescue confirmed that a fire had broken out in a cabin on Frying Pan Road in Basalt, Eagle County, in an afternoon press release. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Roaring Fork Fire and Rescue have not found the cabin’s resident.
Better than the Xcel Energy and Black Hills model?
Holy Cross Energy expects to surpass 90% in carbon-free energy in 2024. It hasn’t had a rate increase since 2018. Why the higher rates by Xcel Energy and Black Hills?. Bryan Hannegan, the chief executive of Holy Cross Energy, was nearly the last witness to testify before the Colorado Joint Select Committee on Rising Utility Rates after a long afternoon on March 14, but he had both significant news to impart and thoughts to share central to why the committee had been formed.
Obituary: Jesse Robert Davis
Jesse Robert Davis (77) better known as Bob or JBob – passed from this life into the hands of his Lord on March 9, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Bob suffered a brain stem stroke. He was the son of Betty (Clagett) and Wally deBeque of Carbondale. Bob graduated from Roaring Fork High School in 1963, attended CSU in Fort Collins, CO and Mesa College before marrying Shari Hooton in 1965. Together they were blessed with children – Brad, Mark and Tiffanie.
Letters – March 30, 2023
Corrections: In the GarCo Report, Lift-Up Development Director Sheila Maurer’s last name was misspelled. In “Carbondale prepares to spray at Nature Park,” the word “half-life” was mistakenly written as “life-life.”. Access vs. wildlife. Living in a county where 83% of the land is public...
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