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Gambling allowed in Carbondale, but will take time

By Nathan Maul

August 28, 2012

Filed under City, News

The City Council may have approved an ordinance that allows video gambling machines in the city, but the Strip probably won’t be mistaken for Vegas anytime soon.After the Aug. 21 ruling to legalize the use of video-game gamblin...

Stories vary on melee

By Lauren Duncan

August 28, 2012

Filed under City, News

Police, witnesses and the chancellor have different accounts of what happened after police responded to a house party early Sunday morning.The Carbondale Police Department issued a press release Tuesday that states approximately 400 people...

City finalizes investment on public water infrastructure

By Caleb Motsinger

August 27, 2012

Filed under City, News

At the Wall and Grand Street intersection, below the surface, two million gallons of water lie in subterenean storage tanks.“These are old tanks past their useful life’’ Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity said. ‘‘They ...

Jackson County Board takes stance on fracking

By Caleb Motsinger

August 23, 2012

Filed under City, News

Applause grew loud when the Jackson County Board voted Thursday to oppose hydraulic fracturing.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the injection of water at an extremely high pressure into deep wells, which releases gas pock...

Blue Sky to host Tay-Sachs benefit concert

By Austin Flynn

August 23, 2012

Filed under City, News

After six years of successful fundraisers that work toward a cure for the Tay-Sachs disease, Blue Sky Winery may host its final campaign Saturday.“We continued it last year and we continued it this year, but it sounds like t...

City Council allows video gambling within city limits

By Caleb Motsinger

August 22, 2012

Filed under City, News

Video gambling machines, higher water fees and more were passed at Tuesday's City Council meeting.Gambling machines will be put in Carbondale bars and fraternal organizations such as the Elks and Lions Club.Though Mayor Joel Fr...

Jackson County Board to vote on fracking

By Caleb Motsinger

August 22, 2012

Filed under City, News

The Jackson County Board will discuss hydraulic fracturing and tourism when it meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the Jackson County Courthouse.As of a July 24 meeting, the county board’s land use and economic development committee said the ...

Police remind drivers to stay safe during Labor Day

By Lauren Duncan

August 19, 2012

Filed under City, News

Police are warning drivers of increased enforcement through the upcoming holiday weekend.The Carbondale Police Department announced Aug. 10 its late night plans for the 2012 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It ...

New program revives classic B-movie horror

By Karsten Burgstahler

August 19, 2012

Filed under City, News

With the advent of new technology in the projection booth, patrons can now be connected with some of their favorite cult movies like never before.By use of satellite, moviegoers can now view more live content. One result of this...

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