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Past articles by Charlie:

Nonprofit Valley Settlement picks new executive director

Valley Settlement’s board of directors has hired Maria Tarajano Rodman as the organization’s new executive director. The local nonprofit helps Latin-x families come out of isolation. → Read More

Following an intense fire season, what’s next for Glenwood Springs’ airport?

In terms of news, the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport has been getting a lot of air time lately. It was used as a helibase during the Grizzly Creek Fire. It’s been the subject of a... → Read More

Business Monday: Redstone Castle comes room to build on and a $19.75 million price tag

The Redstone Castle could be yours for less than $20 million.Coldwell Banker MasonMorse is currently offering the 153-acre property for $19.75 million.Owners Steve and April Carver bought the property → Read More

Help solve the mystery of songbirds dying in the Roaring Fork Valley: Send data to a researcher in New Mexico

Want to help determine what’s going on with lethargic or dead songbirds in the Roaring Fork Valley? Here’s your chance. → Read More

Weary warblers: Birds seen acting strangely after the cold snap

Have you noticed the warblers - little yellow and green birds - acting strange since last weeks snow? Ecologist John Emerick or Redstone weighs in on what may be the cause for strange bird behavior. → Read More

Garfield County gets unwelcome house pest

The elm seed bug is considered a nuisance by many, but is likely to stick around as an invasive species in Garfield County. → Read More

Enamored of enamel: Glenwood couple operates dental lab out of their home

Did you hear the one about the dental lab that gets all its business through word of mouth? Dana and Jeannette Chiappinelli — whose business doesn’t advertise — make crowns, bridges and implant parts out... → Read More

Hiker recounts early view of Grizzly Creek Fire, from the Grizzly Creek trail

It sounds like the last place you’d probably have wanted to be hiking when the Grizzly Creek Fire broke out was on Grizzly Creek Trail. Thankfully for Jennifer Angeloro and her children, the fire started... → Read More

Tackling Colorado’s 53 (or is it 58?) fourteeners

Ready to climb a fourteener? There is usually heated discussion about exactly how many peaks above 14,000 feet Colorado has. But evaluating the peaks with a topographic standard rather than emotion yields 53 that have... → Read More

Fourteen 14ers in less than 46 hours: Carbondale man hammers Nolan’s 14

There was a moment when Sean Van Horn didn’t think he could complete his Nolan’s 14 endurance run attempt. In his bid to complete all 14 of the fourteeners — peaks with summits 14,000 feet... → Read More

Van Horn conquers Nolan’s 14, summiting 14 fourteeners in less than 46 hours

In his bid to complete all 14 of the fourteeners that make up Nolan's 14, Sean Van Horn climbed 43,225 feet over 92.8 miles in 45 hours, 57 minutes. → Read More

Glenwood Springs resident to attempt record swim at Hot Springs Pool to benefit nurses

Joe Wainwright likes to move forward. A serious car crash at age 16 affected his ability to move to the left or right. “I just started going long and straight. … Kind of turned a... → Read More

Several regional fires contributing to area’s smokey skies

Residents started smelling smoke in the area Tuesday morning. National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Phillips said the source is several fires in several states. “It’s coming from a variety of sources. There’s pretty much fires... → Read More

Some Roaring Fork businesses spruce up during lockdown

Sure beats binge watching “Game of Thrones.” Several local businesses took advantage of the lockdown by scratching some projects off their to-do list. One business even did work specifically targeted toward coping with COVID-19. Midland... → Read More

Wertheim column: Serviceberry surprise

Driving up Prince Creek Road last Sunday didn’t prepare me for what I would experience on Next Jen Trail.But the trailhead gave an indication of what was to come.The → Read More

Call me the breeze: Wind turbine factory being considered for Silt

This idea may have heads spinning. Pat Conarro of Anew Energy in Glenwood Springs is interested in building a wind turbine assembly factory in Silt. “Our board would help him with anything he needs to... → Read More

Bike sales going viral in the Roaring Fork Valley

Navigating the coronavirus pandemic is as easy as riding a bike. Or at least soaring bicycle sales might indicate people are willing to give it a spin. While some local bike shops have seen an... → Read More

Wertheim column: The ghost of dining yet to come

I didn’t need a crystal ball to see into the future.Just a drive to Moab.Utah entered its first stage of reopening — the moderate risk protocol — on May → Read More

A ‘challenging time for our entire valley:’ Revenue loss leads Valley View to cut 10% of workforce

At a time when people around the world are especially appreciative of health care workers, it may come as a shock to see the local hospital laying off 100 employees. But significant loss of revenue... → Read More

Salons, tattoo parlors prepare to reopen

Once again, Colorado offers more than one way to get a buzz.Beginning next week in Garfield County, salons and barbershops are allowed to reopen.“Personal services” businesses will accept customers → Read More