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  • Locations: News Published

    Sopris Lodge delivers on convenience

    Sopris Lodge in Carbondale officially opened to residents on July 7. Located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue, just north of True Nature Healing Arts and next to the Rio Grande Trail, it consists of one building with 27 independent living apartments. With 24 memory care and 23 assisted living… read more →

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    Community, meet the police

    The first-ever Carbondale Police Department (CPD) Citizen Academy was quickly renamed the “Community Academy” so as not to deter folks without U.S. citizenship from participating. That change-up was the result of input given by the first members of the academy — and was one of many suggestions takenread more →

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    Seeds of change sown in Silt

    On a hot summer afternoon, one of many with temperatures fixed above 100 degrees in Silt, six high school students worked diligently to complete a harvest before taking their lunch beneath a large cottonwood tree at the edge of Highwater Farm.

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    Decolonizing Ilex vomitoria

    From examining the names of streets and professional sports teams, to reconsidering what statues are displayed in public, the U.S. has arrived at a historical reckoning point. The colonial narratives of our past undoubtedly left their mark on the present and now the question is, what do weread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Karen Irene Natal

    February 4, 1955 – July 13, 2021

    Karen Irene Natal was born on Feb. 4, 1955 to John and Dolores Riley in San Francisco, California. She is survived by her husband, Dennis, her mother, Dolores Dee Blue, and a brother, Jay Riley. Karen spent her earlyread more →

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    Obituary: Lyle Oliver

    March 2, 1941 – July 5, 2021

    Stanley Lyle Oliver passed away at home with his family present. He fought a valiant battle against Alzheimers and uranium exposure.

    Lyle was born in Telluride to Stanley E. and Viola Oliver. He was a third generation Coloradan, with his… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The Thomas Lawley legacy

    Poem by Paula Lawley

    Wife of the late Thomas Lawley

    (Mountain Fair Director 1986-2003)

     

    A happy smile, a twinkle in his eye

    An easy laugh, he was dubbed “Mr. Nice Guy”

    Who loved his job promoting the arts

    Plus concerts,…

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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - July 22, 2021

    Honoring our roots

    I want to thank Bruno Kirchenwitz for his appreciation of the USA to which he and his family immigrated in 1954. I am glad his family has thrived. I don’t agree that the media is dividing our country by identifying where people’sread more →

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    It's all of us – 50 years of fair

    Amy Kimberly, Carbondale Arts (CA) executive director and Mountain Fair director, shared that the first-ever gallery exhibition of the history of Mountain Fair, currently on display in The Launchpad’s R2 Gallery, “has been years in the planning.”

    Kimberly explained many of the items in the exhibitionread more →

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    Workers needed near and far

    It’s no secret, there is a deficiency in the labor pool. It is a nation-wide trend and the Roaring Fork Valley is no exception. Walking down Main Street in Carbondale, it’s hard not to notice the “help wanted” signs taped to the windows of popular restaurants.

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