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    Our Town: Jared Ettelson

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with Jared Ettelson, General Manager & Co-owner of The Village Smithy. He holds your dining-fateread more →

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    Roadside waste clutters scenic byway

    A berm to block roadside spoils from view remains incomplete, and tensions are high. 

    Some backstory: In 2007, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) noticed the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) dumping rockfall and mudslide waste at Placita, a site off the McClure Pass road.read more →

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    News Analysis: Reimagining our agricultural future

    When Jerome Osentowski declared he would build a tropical greenhouse oasis on the rocky slopes of Basalt at 7,200 feet above sea level, people thought he was crazy. 

    Fast forward to 2020, and Osentowski makes fresh pineapple-papaya smoothies throughout the winter and grosses around $60,000 inread more →

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    Branching Out: What those hunting photos say

    A conversation has opened within hunting as more people of infinite diversity have entered its sacred realm: What is an appropriate photograph when we “fill our tags?” “Bag” our animal? Secure clean food in fair chase for our families?

    A thousand words cannot capture the momentsread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Lideres Locales de Color Piden Un Cambio

    Traducido por Rocio Contreras

    Mientras las protestas de “Black Lives Matter” recorren la nación, los activistas locales de color estan desafiando a nuestra propia counidad a reflexionar sobre la discriminación y la violencia policial que tambien pasa en nuestro patio. 

    Para la arquitectura yread more →

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    Fire closes Interstate in South Canyon

    A brush fire in South Canyon prompted a full closure of Interstate 70 from Canyon Creek to Glenwood Springs and a westbound closure at Dotsero as several agencies battle the blaze.

    The cause of the fire is unknown, but  it was reported at 2:32 p.m. on Aug. 5,… read more →

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    Corby Anderson to captain KDNK

    After an intensive nationwide search, Carbondale’s public service radio station has brought in local media honcho Corby Anderson to serve as its executive director, a position that expanded  the role of general manager to one that is more involved in community service.

    Anderson, who has livedread more →

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    Roaring Fork graduates plan for college in a pandemic

    Instead of walking across a stage, Lucia Penzel, 18, graduated high school from inside her car. She is one of the many members of the Class of 2020 whose education has been turned upside down by the coronavirus, having to finish senior year online and begin college inread more →

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    What does the fall look like at CMC?

    As the fall semester quickly approaches,Colorado Mountain College is on track to implement the changes needed to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The college has created “Fall 2020 Trail Map” on its website’s home page to help students navigate the new educational reality. Curriculum advisors areread more →

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    Longstanding Thompson Divide issue heads to the senate floor

    Heave ho, here we go. The long stasis of uncertainty surrounding the fate of Thompson Divide yet again has a chance to cross the seemingly elusive finish line. 

    The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act is in the midst of federal legislation and if passedread more →