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    Redstone reticently rallies for summer season

    It’s not likely that life in Redstone has ever been described as fast-paced — at least not since the mining era. But typically, this time of year, tourism picks up and the Boulevard is filled with locals and visitors. Take a walk downtown today and you just mightread more →

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    Drive-in Stones screening sells out; more events likely

    No longer a relic of the 1960s, drive-in movies are making a resurgence in the Roaring Fork Valley thanks to The Arts Center at Willits (TACAW) and Basalt’s Crown Mountain Park (CMP). 

    “Sometimes you’ve got to move backwards to move forward,” TACAW Executive Director Ryan Honeyread more →

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    P&Z approves local lumber location

    Carbondale Marketplace took a big step forward as the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the Preliminary/Final Plat submitted by Builders FirstSource to build a lumber yard showroom, an office building and a warehouse. 

    Bob Schultz, representing Crystal River Marketplace, said “This is a good fitread more →

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    Facilities tackle virus testing dilemma

    Like other county nursing homes and long term residential facilities, Heritage Park struggled to test all its residents — until recently.

    Brian Zaragoza, executive director at Heritage, confirmed the Colorado National Guard arrived at the Carbondale location last week and tested both symptomatic and asymptomatic consentingread more →

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    Our Town: Yarely Valasco connects cultures

    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 Yarely Valasco, a first generation American who was born in Aspen and just graduated…… read more →
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    Finding the essence of events

    I recently had a nightmare that it was Mountain Fair.

    Folks came from all over and converged on downtown. Under normal circumstances, it’s an important tradition (without which I would not exist, as my parents met at Mountain Fair). But in the context of a pandemic,read more →

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    Ps&Qs: Becoming a junk dealer

    I have come to a crossroads in my career path. Well actually, it’s more like one of those corner roadside stands in Mexico where they sell any/everything from fresh fruit to furniture… after 25 plus years of administrative work in myriad industries: art/entertainment, grocery, airline, etc. I amread more →

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    White privilege and systemic racism in 2020

    Recently, I happened upon a short video of anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliot inviting an audience of white people to stand if they would be happy to be treated the same way that this society, in general, treats our black citizens. Not one single person stood. 

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    Black lives matter in Carbondale, too

    On May 25, George Floyd was murdered by his ex-coworker, police officer Derek Chauvin, while three other officers stood by and watched. The resulting protests across the country have been met with extreme violence from police and white supremacists alike. It shouldn’t be controversial or dangerous to claimread more →

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    Gavin Dahl changes the dial

    Gavin Dahl, KDNK station manager, has been a familiar voice for listeners across the western slope for over four years, but on June 30, he will be signing off KDNK radio to shift the dial towards fatherhood.

    “My wife and I are moving to Montrose,” Dahlread more →