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  Carbondale voters are considering increasing taxes. One would allow property taxes to go up to help pay for capital costs — like sidewalks and roads. The other would tax electricity and natural gas use. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the energy tax is modeled closely on a similar one in Boulder.

Buddy Program Executive Director, David Houggy, talks about the organization and his vision for the future. The Buddy Program has been expanding its services in Carbondale, and are anticipating more growth in the coming years. 

Courtesy, Carbondale Creative District

Signs directing people to places like galleries, breweries and restaurants are being posted along the Rio Grande Trail and in Carbondale over the next month to direct people to the arts in town. That’s part of an effort to bolster the Carbondale art’s community while the town tries to become a certified Colorado Creative District.

Marci Krivonen

There’s growing concern in Carbondale about a concentration of marijuana businesses in one neighborhood. Sixteen pot-related operations are grouped in the Buggy Village area near Highway 133.

Valley Roundup 3-18-16

Mar 18, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Courtesy, CCAH.

The Green is the New Black fashion show in Carbondale is in its eighth year. The two-day event starts tomorrow. For first-time and experienced models alike, the event is one that means a lot for community members. Marcia Flaks has been a fan of the event since she moved to Carbondale from New York a few years ago, but she got a little bit more involved after a visit from her daughter.

Sole Lowe is the Buddy Program's Community Program Director and is based out of the Third Street Center offices in Carbondale. She joined the Buddy Program team in 2002 and shares the history and evolution of the mentoring non-profit over the years. 

More information about the Buddy Program and how you can get involved at www.BuddyProgram.org

Valley Roundup 3-4-16

Mar 4, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

The Carbondale Town Trustees this week approved a new City Market that will be larger than the one that’s there now and will include a fuel station.

Cdale to get new City Market, fuel station

 

Curated - February 29

Feb 29, 2016

On today's episode of Curated, we speak with Aspen author, Mark Tompkins, about his book "The Last Days of Magic". We hear about how people remember Ralph Melville of the Mountain Chalet. Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis meet in Carbondale, and we celebrate what feels like Spring, with the song of the week!

Week in the Arts - February 29

Feb 26, 2016

  The exhibit “Dreaming About Thinking” closes at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs today. The artists uses ceramics and mixed media to create surreal pieces.

18-year-old Andres Carrillo-Delara is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond at the Garfield County jail, after an hours-long incident on Tuesday.

Carbondale standoff ends peacefully

Feb 16, 2016
Elise Thatcher

  The town of Carbondale breathed a sigh of relief yesterday/Tuesday after law enforcement resolved a standoff.

Valley Roundup 02-05-16

Feb 5, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

 

Two candidates who sit on opposite sides of development are running for the mayor’s seat in Basalt. Unlike previous elections in that town, candidates’ positions are clearly different.

Differences abound among Basalt mayoral candidates Whitsitt and Stevens

 

There isn’t just a shortage of housing for teachers and low-income families. Artists are finding it difficult to find an affordable place to live. How to address that will be discussed at a forum tonight in Carbondale.

 

As Carbondale’s quest to become a creative district continues, housing for the arts community remains a concern.

 

Valley Roundup 1-29-16

Jan 29, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

Municipal elections are a few months away in towns throughout the valley and along the I-70 corridor. New Castle is entering new territory with the possibility of multiple recalls.

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  Carbondale voters will consider two tax increases this spring. One would be on some utilities, the other would raise property taxes.

Carbondale may streamline building code

Jan 17, 2016
Town of Carbondale

  Building a home or other development in Carbondale can get complicated quickly. There’s lots of rules and guidelines sprinkled throughout town laws, but the town may change that.

CCAH opens the 36th year of Valley Visual Arts

Jan 14, 2016
Launa Eddy

There are many art shows in the Roaring Fork Valley. One opening in Carbondale is in its third decade and still growing.

  Hundreds of dollars have been raised to help homeless people in Carbondale. As of Monday evening, about five hundred dollars were on hand.

Bureau of Land Management

  Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area in Carbondale, known to locals as Mushroom Rock, is facing unexpected challenges due to vandalism and heavy use. Morgan Neely has more.

With more than 65,000 user days annually, Mushroom Rock is one of the most popular destinations for mountain biking, hiking and trail running in the Roaring Fork Valley.

“I love coming up here. It’s a beautiful environment, it’s extremely challenging as a mountain biker, it has great views, it smells like pinyon and juniper, and it’s a great escape from the city.”

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  Carbondale’s planning commission will have a public hearing this month about whether to allow a new City Market is on Highway 133.

Pot shop owner says robbery charges fair

Dec 30, 2015
Elise Thatcher

  Three adult males have been formally charged with robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop.  The men appeared in court Wednesday.

Carbondale residents meeting to address homeless needs

Dec 29, 2015
Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale residents are meeting Wednesday about how to beef up homeless services. Real estate agent Lynn Kirchner is leading the effort.

Esteemed Buddhist leader visits Carbondale

Dec 14, 2015
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  Carbondale recently welcomed a high ranking Buddhist leader, for a retreat on how people think about the world and how to change that. Boston-based Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche works with MIT as leader of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The SOL Theatre Company performs the classics. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. They open their performance of “A Muppet Christmas Carol” on Thursday. So what’s so special about the company?

Community lifts its cups to Carbondale Clay auction

Dec 3, 2015

The Carbondale Clay Center is holding an auction to raise funds for the organization.

Elise Thatcher

Trapping cats has been going on for years in Garfield County, and the methods include canned fish and humane cages. Those efforts will continue in Carbondale under the town’s new cat ordinance, and participants say their trapping won’t be used against so-called nuisance cats.

Week in the Arts - November 23rd

Nov 23, 2015

On Monday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale is a different take on the Thanksgiving feasts you’ll be having later in the week. Come to a potluck with plant-based foods that will be created on the spot! Bowls, plates and utensils are not provided.

When winter comes, so do changes for the arts scene

Nov 18, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Lots of people are coming into town now that skiing is back. Hotels are going to be running at full capacity soon enough, but the arts scene also has to ramp up for the high-season.

Curated - November 9th

Nov 10, 2015

This week's episode of Curated features the La Catrina Quartet, new art exhibits at the Aspen Art Museum and James Bond!

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