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Catherine Scales-Johnson is the Executive Director of Spellbinders, an organization that is best known for its in-school storytelling program. Told by volunteers, the stories span from folk tales and personal stories to historical fiction. All volunteers must go through a 14-hour training and continue to have regular meetings with other volunteers.

Volunteer teller, Adelaide Waters, shares her personal experience with Spellbinders and the inspiration for her own stories. 

  Carbondale Trustees are getting ready tackle the affordable housing question again. Trustees are considering key questions: What is the town government’s role in dealing with affordable housing? What are median and average prices of homes in Carbondale, and how are current policies are affecting housing affordability?

Carolyn Sackariason

On Wednesday, Carbondale Trustees will hear about new data on students and drug use, after the town government helped fund a survey.

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  The jury trial for a El Salvadoran man continues in Glenwood Springs Thursday and likely through much of next week.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale resident Ashley Johnson aims to raise more money for Planned Parenthood. She helped rally more than $25,000 last fall, after Garfield County Commissioners cut funding for the organization.

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  More than $36,000 in campaign spending was racked up in the Roaring Fork Valley this spring. That was for elections in Basalt, Carbondale and for Aspen Valley Hospital.

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Carbondale effectively has a new mayor. Freshly elected Trustee Dan Richardson is now also leading the town’s Board of Trustees as Mayor Pro Tem.

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.

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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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

Elise Thatcher

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

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  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.

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

Elise Thatcher

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

Elise Thatcher

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

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