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  1. Old-fashioned general store slated for downtown BasaltRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Zack Fisher says he has listened to what Basalt residents and visitors want and is running with the idea of opening a general store downtown. He aims to open by mid-July.

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  2. Wasting water in the arid WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Local filmmaker and photographer Pete McBride, at the oars on a recent trip down the Grand Canyon. McBride said Tuesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival that the Colorado River is often last in line for its own water, and that the recreation industry around the river contributes more to the nation's economy than many Fortune 500 companies.

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  3. White River National Forest aggressive on bear-proof measures | PostIndependent.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Difficult Campground east of Aspen was one of the firstin the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District to receive special bear-proof dumpsters and food containers. The White River National Forest has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past seven years buying and installing bear-proof food and trash containers at its campgrounds, but an incident in the Fryingpan Valley last week proved that not all campers are using them.

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  4. Math teacher: wage, housing "Just doesn't add up"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Last year, 78 percent of RFSD employees stuck around, compared with 85 percent in Garfield County Re-2 and a state average of 80 percent. The district fared better in the 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 school years, tying the state average but still trailing Re-2, but saw a major exodus amid budget cuts in 2011-12, with 29 percent of the staff departing.

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  5. Hiker rescued on Snowmass MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Mountain Rescue Aspen and a helicopter crew from the High Altitude Training Center in Gypsum rescued a hiker off Snowmass Mountain Saturday morning. A man hiking down Snowmass Mountain called Pitkin County Dispatch around 9:09 a.m. to report an injured hiker, part of a group of four, who had been hurt by a falling rock.

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  6. Snowmass councilman may face charge for alleged damage at jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Snowmass Village Town Councilman Chris Jacobson might be charged criminally for damage he allegedly caused to the Pitkin County Jail where he was held early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol . While the decision to file charges is up to the District Attorney, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said Wednesday that he thinks taking action would be appropriate.

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  7. Cyclists enjoy a stretch of the Colorado River while riding the Glenwood Canyon Trail.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Picture this - riding in one mammoth day from Aspen to Frisco, covering roughly 130 miles on paved trails restricted from vehicles. Or imagine using Glenwood Springs as a hub for trips and overnight stays that could extend 88 miles to Frisco on one end and 42 miles to Aspen on the other.

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  8. Wildlife officer: Bear bit man at Ruedi campsite with exposed foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    For more information, visit and for more information about the Dearhamer Campground restrictions, contact the White River National Forest at 970-945-2521. An adult bear scratched its way into a tent and bit a man on his forearm in a campground on the eastern end of Ruedi Reservoir Wednesday, according to authorities.

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  9. Man falls 150 feet down Aspen embankment, rescuers use ropes to pull him to safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    A man riding his bicycle on the road near the base of the Tiehack portion of Buttermilk Ski Area ended up 150 feet down an embankment Thursday afternoon on the south side of the Tiehack bridge, but first responders aren't sure how he ended up there. A passer-by called 911 to report a cyclist over the edge of the guardrail, and first responders found the man's bike just a foot or two from the pavement on the embankment side of the guardrail, roughly 150 feet uphill from where the man was found injured in a pile of rocks.

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  10. American Airlines adding Chicago-Aspen winter serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    American Airlines is expanding its winter service in Aspen with new nonstop flights from Chicago and expanded service from Dallas-Fort Worth. Aspen-Pitkin County Airport Director John Kinney and Stay Aspen Snowmass President Bill Tomcich announced the new service Wednesday, noting that it was years in the making.

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  11. NPR chief to speak in Woody Creek next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Aspen Public Radio will bring NPR's new CEO and President Jarl Mohn to the Woody Creek Community Center next Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Mohn will sit down with Aspen Public Radio Executive Director Carolyne Heldman to discuss his vision for NPR, public radio and the media at large. The discussion is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will last an hour, including time for audience questions.

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  12. Now you can take a new path to Two Rivers concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    City crews have completed a 10-foot-wide, fenced-in foot path on the west side of the tunnel leading to the Roaring Fork River bike path. A map shows the new pathway, depicted in green, leading from the Seventh Street parking lot, lower right, to the bike path and across the Colorado River to Two Rivers Park.

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  13. Summer of Music kicks off with Afro-Cuban Jazz ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    The Afro-Cuban Jazz Project headlines the first season five Summer of Music concert, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Two Rivers Park. Tonight, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts begins Summer of Music Season Five with a beat that will pick you up and set you down dancing.

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  14. Carbondale is set to welcome Jimmy CarterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    It took less than an hour for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's planned talk Tuesday night in Carbondale to sell out. About half of the 200 seats at the Thunder River Theatre were already spoken for before tickets went on sale to the public, allotted to benefactors and frequent attendees.

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  15. Climber rescued from Maroon Bells near AspenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    A 48-year-old climber was rescued from the Maroon Bells on Thursday when he decided the snow conditions were not stable enough for him to descend the peaks. The Evans man called Pitkin County dispatch from his cellphone at approximately 2:11 p.m. on Thursday.

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  16. Appeals court: Aspen woman can get whistle-blower's identityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    A Red Mountain homeowner has prevailed in her legal bid to learn the identity of a person who levied a complaint over a construction project, a decision that could change the way Pitkin County handles whistleblower cases concerning land use. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a March 2014 decision made by Pitkin County District Judge Gail Nichols, who ruled that Elesabeth R. Shook cannot inspect government records revealing the identity of the complainant.

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  17. 'True Detective' creator enlists Aspen novelist Lasser for new seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Aspenite Scott Lasser is a staff writer on season two of "True Detective." He met the acclaimed show's creator, Nic Pizzolatto, when both were teaching at Aspen Summer Words.

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  18. Man: Bear put my ankle in his mouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Lazy Glen resident Peter Rizzuto was enjoying an afternoon nap outside on his deck Tuesday when a fury creature approached him. Groggy, Rizzuto petted the animal.

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  19. Roaring Fork River kicks it up a notchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    A view from what local boaters are calling "North Star Lake," also known as the Roaring Fork River in flood stage. The river just barely reached the official flood level early Wednesday, June 17. A cabin dating to the mid-1960s in the Stillwater section of the Roaring Fork River was flooded Wednesday, with standing water in the living room and in a nearby art studio.

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  20. Todd Parker and his 7-year-old son Bowdie Parker at Maroon Bells.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    When entering the Maroon Bells Scenic Area, familiar signs identify the U.S. Forest Service as the agency responsible for managing the alpine paradise found within the Maroon Valley. As visitors arrive at the welcome station or stroll around Maroon Lake, they often assume they are visiting a unit of the National Park Service, perhaps because this scale of scenic beauty is something the public subconsciously reserves for park service units like Yosemite or Yellowstone.

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