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 thumbnail Carbondale's Fourth of July parade was as fun as ever with this stilt walker showing patriotic pride. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
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  • Locations: News Published

    Garfield, neighboring counties prepare for solar surge

    By Dave Reed

    CLEER communications director

    Representatives of five counties gathered June 24 for an all-day conference in Rifle to compare notes and discuss strategies for preparing for an expected surge in utility-scale solar development.

    The roster of other participants at “Harnessing Solar Benefits for Western Colorado” — including staffers… read more →

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  • Locations: News Published

    Between the bull market and a bare paycheck

    The current housing crisis in the Roaring Fork Valley is putting many working-class locals on the brink of homelessness. Wages are falling far short of the Valley’s cost of living; long-term locals are having their housing sold out from under them; and unique communities are being washed out as a… read more →

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  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Doing business at the crossroads of culture

    By Stella Guy Warren

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    In elementary school, my mom and I would take weekly trips to Garcia’s Market and La Fogata, on the hunt for platanos fritos con crema  —a traditional Central American dish with fried plantains. Sweaty palmed, I would approach the counterread more →

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    Carbondale joins Mountain Chamber Alliance

    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and four other Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley chambers (Aspen, Basalt, Colorado River Valley and Glenwood Springs) have joined the Mountain Chamber Alliance (MCA) to strengthen partnerships across the central Rockies region.

    Existing MCA member chambers include: Buena Vista, Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte, Grand… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Alpine dreamin’

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Too many people? 

    Now that the snow’s gone from everywhere but the highest peaks, everyone’s getting out to see spectacular alpine vistas and wildflowers. With many more people visiting the outdoorsread more →

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  • Locations: News Published

    Heritage Park remains strong as ever

    Aging is tough, so it’s a good thing there are local resources to assist folks getting up there in life. One such treasure helped give rise to it all: Heritage Park Care Center.

    Once construction of the building was complete, Heritage Park opened its doors in 1987 and has served… read more →

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