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  • Locations: News Published

    BOCC runs the gamut

    The regular county commissioner board meeting on Oct. 4 began with a couple of public comments from “citizens not on the agenda.” One of whom was Dave Hillbrand with White River Trail Runners ATV/UTV Club. Hillbrand requested that the commissioners hold a meeting regarding the use of off-highway-vehiclesread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFSD Board of Education candidate interviews

    The Sopris Sun is pleased to present the following candidate interviews for the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education race. Our youth journalism program helped formulate the questions.

    1. Why are you running?

    2. What is your background or professional experienceread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Oct. 7, 2021

    Carbondale tourism

    Residents of Carbondale are invited to participate in a survey created to better understand tourism’s impacts on the community. Simultaneously, the Chamber of Commerce is surveying businesses on the same topic. These surveys are part of several tools provided by the Colorado Tourism Office’sread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Black Hills rebates help save energy, for now

    People who own or rent multi-family homes shouldn’t be excluded from energy-saving upgrades and rebates readily available to single family homeowners. One problem is that it can be complicated and time-consuming for property managers to know about free devices that could be installed, or qualify for rebates fromread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The cost of choice

    On Aug. 30, the Colorado Board of Health voted 6-1 in favor of a mandate requiring that medical personnel be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 31. In turn, Valley View Hospital gave its employees until Oct. 1 to receive a vaccine.

    The minutes from the Aug.read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Avoiding common tragedy

    It’s a universal gesture, from mother elk to geese to humans. With your little one trailing along, as you cross an opening in a forest, a pathway or road, mamas will look into the new terrain to scope it out and then look back at their young. Look back… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Oct. 7, 2021

    Re: Carbondale climate

    Last week’s paper briefly mentioned the “climate” charrette for the comprehensive plan update, and stated “we are on the right track.” I attended and we are on a track, but not moving very rapidly. Fossil gas fueled buildings keep being built at aread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Elderberry's Farm te invita a relajarte

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    A medida que el año 2021 entra en su cuarto trimestre, muchas personas han sobrepasado su umbral de estrés, y ¿quién sabe lo que podría ocurrir a continuación? No temas, la naturaleza tiene una cura, y Elderberry’s Farm, situada bajo el Monte Lamborn en Paonia, invita… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    ACES redefine aprendizaje agrícola

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    El Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) del Rock Bottom Ranch (RBR) organizó recientemente un panel de discusión titulado “¿Así que crees que quieres ser agricultor?”. En un momento en que el mundo reconoce que la agricultura es el mayor contribuyente a la crisis climática, el… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Convergent Circus: an eclectic delight

    The Convergent Circus was an eclectic experience of visual performances, art, poetry, music, sound, light and spiritual connection through the four elements. It even included a bit of time travel! You entered through a door that immediately became a portal to a different world, and followed a meandering,read more →