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  • Locations: News Published

    “Where the horns come together”

    It’s no secret that The Sopris Sun cheers for the Rams! We live in a valley replete with athletes competing in a range of sports, from skiing (of course) to lacrosse, football, hockey, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc. You name it, we play it.

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    RVR walks us through time

    Fifty people, give or take, showed up to the grand opening of the new River Valley Ranch (RVR) History Trail. In conjunction with the Carbondale Historical Society, RVR installed several informational panels along the paved path which circles the development.

    The premise is that folksread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Mighty ducklings

    In Colorado, they say if you’re old enough to walk, then you’re old enough to ski. Sheldon Wolitski pointed this out, adding that the same is true for hockey in Canada. Wolitski grew up in British Columbia and was ice skating at the age of three.

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  • Locations: News Published

    Eagles celebrate a win in Aspen Glen

    The commissioners started the regular session on Monday, Oct. 11, by ratifying yet another letter to the Colorado Congressional Redistricting Commission. “This is getting to be old news,” quipped Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, “this is the third time around.”

    Jankovsky addressed the third, and latest Colorado Senateread more →

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    Basalt report: One "transparent” budget reviewed, two ballot issues approved

    Basalt Finance Director Christy Chicoine presented the Town’s First Draft of its 2022 Budget at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night, detailing how Basalt would spend its combined revenues and fund balances of $49,317,017 and stay out of the red. Chicoine called the 71-page budget “a pretty robustread more →

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    Carbondale Trustees presented with draft budget for 2022

    Carbondale staff has been meticulously managing the finer details that make a municipal budget presentable ahead of the document becoming publicly available.

    Finance Director Renae Gustine reported to Town Trustees  that the baseline budget represents a commitment to providing high-quality services at financially sustainable levels.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Hardwick Bridge to welcome back foot traffic

    Hardwick Bridge is not falling down, but it definitely needs new decking and side railings to safely carry pedestrians and bicyclists across the Roaring Fork River. This iron truss bridge, located north of the Iron Bridge and West Bank subdivisions, was erected in the 1920s for cars and trucks,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Opinion: Wild horses have chance at auction before slaughter

    Opinion by Barbara Sophia

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    For hundreds of years the thunder of hoof beats have echoed through the vast landscape of the West Utah desert at the base of the Onaqui Mountains. Last month, 435 wild horses from the Onaquiread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    GarCo libraries expand services

    The news in the Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) October newsletter was exciting: the phasing in of expanded hours over several months at all six branch library locations, starting in November. This welcome announcement was anticipated for nearly two years.

    At the beginning of 2020,read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Oct. 14, 2021

    Free application days

    To encourage more Coloradans to continue their education, 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, as well as several private institutions, will allow students to apply for free from Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 21. View the list of participating college at read more →