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    RFTA reduces services

    The Pandemic Task Force of the Roaring Fork Valley Transportation Authority (RFTA) continues to work nonstop to support the region during the current coronavirus (Covid-19) health crisis. RFTA plans to continue operating at a reduced level of service for those in need of its essential service.

    Due to reductions in… read more →

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    This isn’t a normal edition of The Sopris Sun

    Last week, our paper was practically out of date by the time it hit stands. Next week, we may not put out a print edition at all. 

    At this awkward moment in the middle, we’ve made some unusual choices that probably warrant explanation. 

    Weread more →

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    Community committees consider chief candidates

    The public reception for Carbondale’s four police chief finalists went ahead as expected amid COVID-19 cancellations on March 12, but with very little risk of exceeding the 50-person cap imposed by the county. Similarly, a set of panels intended to further vet the candidates managed to squeeze intoread more →

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    Byars brings water, health to the commissioner conversation

    Katrina Byars has been busy since she was forced to step down from the Carbondale Board of Trustees due to a housing situation in 2017. 

    She spent the first six months in Glenwood Springs, putting together a nonprofit dedicated to sustainability. 

    “Its mission isread more →

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    The Neffs bring perspective, classical music from Switzerland

    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 Werner Neff, 72, a Swiss-born author and transplant to Carbondale,read more →

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    LadyBosses take on the entrepreneurial roller coaster

    Lindsay Gurley knows just as well as anyone what it is like to ride the entrepreneurial roller coaster.

    For the past 10 years, Gurley has been her own boss, but it has not always been easy. Even though her work as an intimate relationship and adventure-basedread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: Love in the time of Coronavirus

    “Oh, a storm is threat’ning my very life today
    If I don’t get some shelter oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away…”

    I’m quarantined, listening to a 2011 recording of Gimme Shelter produced by Playing for Change, which seeks to “connect theread more →

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    Sun Signs: Saturn enters Aquarius

    On March 21, Saturn will ingress into the sign of Aquarius, marking the end of one mini-epoch and our collective entrance into another. 

    Saturn has been in the sign of Capricorn since December 2017, bringing attention to the structure of our institutions and “the establishment.” Saturn’sread more →

  • What are organizations doing right now?

    Public institutions / essential services



    Franseca’s Pasta Market and Empanadas
    274-901. One lb. rainbow homemade pasta free for the first 50 families coming on Weds. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Free Range Kitchen and Wine Bar
    279-5199 Open for takeout and

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    Locals step up to virus challenges

    The Bonedale community has come together to weather the Covid-19 crisis.
    It’s quiet in town absent the parking spot search, delicious smells wafting from restaurants all along Main Street and sweet sounds from music venues.

    This is the new Carbondale —read more →