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Elise Thatcher

Today is the last day Stacey Bernot will have the title of Carbondale mayor. The longtime resident and public servant is relocating to Redstone, outside city limits.

Carbondale is getting a little more creative this week. The town’s application to become a certified creative district is in the hands of Colorado Creative Industries, the state organization in charge of the program.

As Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot plans to step down on May 11, mayor pro tem Dan Richardson will take her seat.

But with the political upheaval happening right as Carbondale hosts the Colorado Creative Industries Summit on Thursday, the change could affect the town’s effort to become a certified creative district.

 

Amy Kimberly, with the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, said there is no concern about how this change might affect her efforts to reach the certification.

 

Valley Roundup 4-29-16

Apr 29, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

The mayor of Carbondale is resigning because she is moving to Redstone. Her move brings up the question of whether the once sleepy town of Carbondale is becoming unaffordable

Carbondale Mayor Bernot moving, steps down

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Carbondale officials have been grappling with a concentration of marijuana businesses just off Highway 133. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, Carbondale trustees will soon consider specific ways to beef up pot regulations.

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A section of the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale is getting a bit of a makeover. Flowers and hops have been planted. Invasive tree species removed … And now art is being added. That’s part of the new Rio Grande ArtWay plan that was unveiled last night. It’s part of a project to update a section of the trail with art and signage that help point users toward businesses and art centers.

Elise Thatcher

Voters in Carbondale and Basalt are casting their ballots for the spring election, which ends Tuesday evening. Proponents of a new tax have raised-- and spent-- the most campaign dollars in Carbondale. In Basalt, that’s true of candidates for the mayor’s seat.

  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.

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