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Past articles by John:

Tapping into Thompson — not worth it, says rancher who’s been part of preservation effort since the get-go

Carbondale rancher Bill Fales remembers those early gatherings going back to the late 2000s when — unlike past environmental debates — agriculture, recreation, conservation, and even different political sides found common ground. The issue: how... → Read More

Roaring Fork boys soccer opens strong in 3A title defense with win over Bayfield

The fans weren’t about to let Roaring Fork High School’s first-round Class 3A state soccer title defense game get postponed due to Wednesday’s snowstorm. → Read More

Scientists continue work to navigate intricate web of water sources feeding Hanging Lake

Tracing the source waters of Glenwood Canyon’s iconic Hanging Lake is a little like a game of whack-a-mole. → Read More

Former Silverthorne town manager announces retirement from Garfield County government

Former Silverthorne Town Manager Kevin Batchelder will be retiring on Sept. 16 after spending nearly eight years as the Garfield County Manager, a news release states. Batchelder, who recently turned 65, was hired by the... → Read More

New Carbondale Fire training building a ‘game changer’ for firefighter preparedness

Think of the biggest gas barbecue grill you can imagine with just one setting: diablo. → Read More

Hanging Lake reservations reopening Monday, first hikes June 25

Get those hiking shoes ready, because a trail to Hanging Lake is on track to reopen much sooner than first anticipated after last summer’s devastating flooding and debris flows in Glenwood Canyon. Online reservations are... → Read More

Sparhawk reelected in Carbondale; Hassig, Laird win other two trustee seats; pool question passes

Carbondale voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question asking if the town should take on $8 million in debt from the existing recreation sales and use tax fund to build a new municipal aquatics center, to replace the John M. Fleet Pool. The measure passed 1,305 votes to 372. → Read More

Garfield County wants voice in plans to convert Sweetwater Lake to new state park

Last August, the White River National Forest acquired the 488-acre ranch, which was formerly privately owned, through a federal Land and Water Conservation Fund purchase.The acquisition grew out of the Eagle Valley Land Trust’s “Save the Lake” campaign and other local fundraising efforts, with letters of support from both Garfield and Eagle counties.However, the Garfield… → Read More

REI opening Glenwood Springs store next year in former Office Depot space

Glenwood Springs is set to become home to the ninth Colorado location for the popular member-owned REI Co-op outdoor specialty store. → Read More

Garfield County reports its first case of COVID-19 omicron variant

Garfield County Public Health notified of a vaccinated county resident who tested positive for the COVID-19 omicron variant, the first discovered so far on the Western Slope of Colorado. → Read More

Turkey Trots are a fun family Thanksgiving tradition, and there seems to be one around every corner

I’d seen the tell-tale signs of some neighborhood fun on my day-after-Thanksgiving run while visiting family in Golden a few years ago — white chalk leading around a street corner marking the way. → Read More

Turkey Trots are a fun family Thanksgiving tradition, and there seems to be one around every corner

I’d seen the tell-tale signs of some neighborhood fun on my day-after-Thanksgiving run while visiting family in Golden a few years ago — white chalk leading around a street corner marking the way. → Read More

Saturday afternoon target for reopening Glenwood Canyon to one lane each direction

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday morning that state highway officials are confident they can have Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon open to one-lane traffic each direction by Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Glenwood Canyon likely to remain closed for ‘weeks’ as I-70 assessed, repaired following numerous mudslides

Interstate 70 will likely remain closed for several weeks, as Colorado Department of Transportation crews work to assess the extent of damage from several days of heavy rains and debris slides from the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar. → Read More

Hanging Lake ready for visitors’ return Saturday; reservation-only hiking resumes following Grizzly Creek Fire

For Ken Murphy and some of his H2O Ventures crew, the return trip to the Hanging Lake Rest Area this week was almost surreal. → Read More

Gridiron tradition returns to Carbondale, as Roaring Fork makes home debut in loss

Pay no attention to the scoreboard as the final whistle blew on a 47-6 blowout. → Read More

Grizzly Creek Fire closures to be lifted Thursday

All closures in the White River National Forest related to last year’s Grizzly Creek Fire are to be lifted, effective Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Glenwood booters top Summit, 5-1; Basalt bests Roaring Fork in volleyball

The Glenwood Springs High boys soccer team stayed undefeated on the season and in league Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over Summit on the Demons’ home turf at Stubler Memorial Field. → Read More

Colorado Mountain College panelists address pros, cons of pandemic learning

Colorado Mountain College’s move to offer more “on-your-own-time” flex classes this fall as part of its coronavirus response plan has turned out to be a hit for some students. Others, however, say it was harder to take college-level courses online, real-time or not, and that they look forward to being able to return to in-person classes. → Read More

State steps in to move Garfield County to ’high risk’ orange level on Covid dial

Tighter restrictions on business activity and public and private gatherings are now in effect in Garfield County, after the state acted Thursday to move the county to the “high risk” category on the Covid-19 dial. → Read More