Stuff by Raleigh Burleigh

  • Locations: Español, Obituaries Published

    Obituario: Heitor Hissashi Nakagawa

    19 de abril de 1955 – 26 de febrero de 2022

    Heitor Hissashi Nakagawa, de Basalt, se despidió de una vida que, según sus palabras, fue mejor vivir por “la calidad de los años que por la cantidad”. Dios estaba juguetón cuando creó a este hombre de gran corazón que… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Chisme del Pueblo - 17 de marzo, 2022

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    ¿Viendo humo?

    Antes de que lleguen los meses de verano, el Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit tiene como plan conducir incendios controlados en las siguientes semanas en los condados de Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin y Rio Blanco. Los incendios controlados tienen como propósito disminuir las… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Maximum vibrancy for acceptable impact

    There was significant build-up to the trustees’ March 15 work session with a return to the contentious topic of Main Street closures. In 2020, responding to pandemic-induced capacity restrictions for restaurants, the town opted to limit traffic on the “300 Block,” between Third Street and Fourth Street, and completely close… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Proposed Forest Service conveyance advances

    Perhaps you’re familiar, perhaps not, but the Forest Service administrative site on Valley Road, east of El Jebel and Crown Mountain Park, is bracing for change. Thirty acres of the 70-acre site, which has been used for Forest Service employee housing for decades, is slated for conveyance and its future… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Wading in: Ballot Issue A

    In addition to electing three trustees and Carbondale’s next mayor, town residents have the opportunity to approve replacing the John M. Fleet Pool, named for a former Carbondale mayor, with a new aquatics facility in the same location.

    The new pool would separate the lap pool from the general recreation… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Syringe services and more, sans judgment

    Maggie Seldeen started High Rockies Harm Reduction (HRHR), not on a whim, not because she thought it would be edgy, but because there was a need. A need she’s observed, and felt the impact of, within our community. 

    Overcoming addiction is a convoluted path, with lotsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - March 17, 2022

    Cutting gas

    The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) was awarded $1.2 million in federal funding to address methane leaking from the defunct Coal Basin Mine. The methane emitted from Coal Basin sends a significant volume of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. CORE is hosting two public events to address… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 17, 2022

    Replace the pool

    On April 5, Carbondale voters will decide whether the town should replace our aging pool with a new aquatics facility, without raising taxes. Here’s why I’m voting YES on Ballot Issue A, supporting a new aquatics facility financed by existing revenue sources: 

    1. Our existing pool… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Aging today: Playing a strong hand

    By Ron Kokish

    When it comes to aging, America has changed. Thanks mostly to a reduction in childhood mortality, more than 80% of Americans born in 1957 lived to be 65 this year. At over 54 million, the 65+ group is now almost 17% of the country. In contrast, in… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Trustee Candidate Forum archive

    On March 16,  The Sopris Sun and KDNK hosted a roundtable dialogue with Carbondale’s eight candidates for the Board of Town Trustees and one mayoral candidate.

    Review the audio here.… read more →