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    Will local law enforcement wave the red flag?

    Colorado’s Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) — also known as the “red flag” gun law — is now in effect.

    The full title for this law is the Deputy Zackari Parrish III Violence Prevention Act named in honor of a Douglas County Deputy who was shotread more →

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    Booming market sparks new real estate offices

    Today’s real estate market is as challenging as ever. So, several local companies are stepping up their game to meet the supply and demand conundrum that faces buyers and sellers of both residential and commercial properties.

    Erik Cavarra, managing broker of Engel & Völkers Carbondaleread more →

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    Find the meditation group that fits your style and schedule

    The new year is a time when many consider adopting lifestyle changes to move toward better mind and body health. One change to consider is learning about meditation or mindfulness practices.

    With five groups meeting in Carbondale, you can find one on almost any day ofread more →

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    There’s plenty of room in the Roaring Fork Fencers Club

    Perhaps, unleash your inner swashbuckling musketeer or pirate in the new year and take up the challenging sport of fencing.

    It’s only since 2017 that the Roaring Fork Fencers Club came to the Valley as the brainchild of founder Greg Domashovetz, who moved here after aread more →

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    Saying ‘yes, and…’ to improv

    By Gracyn Overstreet
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Things you need to attend an improv class: an open mind. That’s it. That’s actually all you need.

    We gathered in the main theatre room. Nervousness pervaded as we went around the circle introducing ourselvesread more →

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    Chasséing through motherhood and finding balance through ballet

    Like most major events in my life, motherhood came barrelling at me with the force of a flash mob; one minute I was planning a cross-country move to attend my dream graduate program, the next I was obsessively researching reusable diapers and natural birthing tips.

    I’ve alwaysread more →

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    Getting a degree later in life

    At least three Colorado Mountain College (CMC) students view their path, as nontraditional college students, as “different” from that of traditional 18 to 22 year-old students.

    One common thread for Paula Mayer, Amanda Emerson and Troy Harcourt is although they had earned a degree, they sensedread more →

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    Buddy Program needs more mentors

    January is national mentoring month.  The accolade is meant to acknowledge existing mentors but also to spread awareness about the continual need for mentoring youth in this country. If it were not for mentorship programs throughout the nation there would be many more children experiencing adolescence without viable… read more →

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    Volunteers are essential to town boards

    If you’ve ever thought about serving on one of the town’s official boards or commissions, now could be a good time to follow up.

    As Town Clerk Cathy Derby explained, starting at the top, the Board of Trustees will have three seats on the ballot forread more →

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    Change your perspective, change your life

    In the words of John Hughes, master movie maker, “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

    A wise man recently reminded me that my life is like a movie, and it’s up to me toread more →