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astrology thumbnail Felicia Trevor (left) and Lynn Ruoff, long-time friends, draw on their expertise in astrology and sound therapy to help clients identify ways to achieve their full potential. Photo by Jeanne Souldern Photo by Jeanne Souldern
Avalanche burn thumbnail A controlled burn was conducted up Avalanche Creek in early May to improve wildlife habitat. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service U.S. Forest Service photo
Avalanche campground thumbnail Carolyn Hall and her pal, Kodi, warm up by the fire during her time as a volunteer host at Avalanche Campground. Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
calendar thumbnail California-based muralist Jonny Alexander returned to Carbondale on commission to beautify the new Sopris Self Storage facility. Alexander did two murals at 1201 Main Street, as well as one in the new Hayden’s Place gym. The north building of Hayden’s Place is now filling with residents and the south building is set to welcome renters in June. Leased commercial space will begin its buildout later this summer. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
Cardiff Coke Ovens thumbnail (Left to right) Bill Kight (Glenwood Springs Historical Society), Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, Glenwood Springs Mayor Pro Tem Marco Dehm, City Manager Beverli Marshall, Mayor Ingrid Wussow, Shelly Kaup (city council), Carolyn Cipperly, Angie Anderson (Glenwood Chamber of Commerce) and Andres Borunda with History Colorado-State Historical Fund — all smile for the cameras beneath the Cardiff Coke Ovens. Photo by James Steindler Photo by James Steindler
Kim Doyle thumbnail Kim Doyle Wille has invested around $3,000 in grow rooms for plant starts at her home in El Jebel. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
Memorial Day thumbnail Carbondale’s long-standing Memorial Day tradition, organized by the American Legion Post 101, involves a 21-gun salute at the White Hill and Evergreen cemeteries, where a commemorative wreath is left, followed by a salute on the Veterans Memorial Bridge crossing Highway 133. A wreath is dropped into the Roaring Fork River by children, in remembrance of all who lost their lives serving in the military. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
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    Congrats 2023 grads!

    Young people took the stage throughout the Valley over the weekend, for the ceremonious tradition of closing one chapter for another: graduation. Here in Carbondale, The Bridges Frogs walked Friday, May 26, followed by the Roaring Fork Rams the next morning.

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    RFSD Board adopts controversial health curriculum

    The debate over a comprehensive health and human sexuality curriculum to be taught at Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) schools ended on May 24 with the Board of Education’s unanimous approval. The curriculum was recommended by Chief of Student and Family Services Anna Cole and her team.

    The decision came… read more →

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    It takes a village

    By Denise Moss
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Angelique Pretorius is starting a new life, one free of the helplessness she suffered during her entire childhood in South Africa. At 25 years old, she has made her way to America and started her college education. That’s step one. But… read more →

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    Friendship and stars align to create holistic business venture

    Felicia Trevor Gallo and Lynn Ruoff have been friends for 20 years. During that time, they each pursued specific learning journeys. For Trevor Gallo, this has been studying the astrological heavens, and for Ruoff, it has been the resonance of sound therapy.

    The two spoke withread more →

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    Why prescribed fires in Avalanche Creek?

    Memorial Day weekend, campers and hikers might have been surprised at the sight of 600-plus acres of newly burned, south-facing terrain above Avalanche Creek. 

    As part of the Aspen-Sopris District wildlife habitat improvement project, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management partnered with Pitkin County and Carbondale… read more →

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    Sopris from above: New perspectives on water solutions

    Opinion by Stephanie Dungan

    Snowpack on top of Colorado’s Mt. Sopris shines bright white in the morning sunshine. Often, I have admired her grandeur from the ground, but I’ve never seen her from above. Looking down on this peak from a Cessna 210, it is clearread more →

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