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    The thrift that keeps on giving

    In a society trending toward resale consumerism, Carbondale stays in-fashion with an extensive array of secondhand shops. From children’s wear to high-end consignment to treasures from grandma’s attic, shoppers have their pick of holiday gifts without setting foot in a massive superstore.

    “We are seeing moreread more →

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    Kids back education in Africa

    In the efforts to help girls in Kenya, a local nonprofit is getting help from their counterparts here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

    Kate Hardaker, 14, learned about For The Good through family friend and Executive Director Kayce Anderson. The organization started out providing sanitary padsread more →

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    What’s the story on gas prices?

    “When prices at the pump go up, the profit margins go down,” said Jim Wheeler, owner of Carbondale Car Care. He explained when gas prices hit $3.50 per gallon or higher, his margin drops to five cents per gallon, but when it goes below that mark, it’s tenread more →

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    Our Town: John Ramo provides the guitars and percussion

    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 John Ramo, founder of the ensemble Valle Musico.

    Q: How long haveread more →

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    New coaches debut at Brenda Patch Tournament

    For 32 years, the annual Brenda Patch Tournament has signaled the start of the Roaring Fork High School basketball season.

    It’s a way to remember Brenda, who — along with her mother, Loretta — was killed in a car accident during her junior year, 33read more →

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    Satank — the town that never was

    There is a place on the outskirts of Carbondale where the outsiders reside, where only one road leads, and the stars light your path. You’ve most likely heard of it — it’s called Satank.

    You may not know that Satank is not technically within Carbondale.read more →

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    Board of Adjustment voids Euclid building permit

    The debate over the building permit for 728 Euclid Ave. boiled down to whether quantitative or qualitative zoning interpretations should take precedent. The two other words playing a major role in the board’s decision were mass and scale.

    That was settled, at least for now, byread more →

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    More than the world, she was the sun we three planets orbited

    In 1979, Mom packed me and my two little sisters in her old Datsun and we hit the road. With pit stops, it took us two days to drive from Woody Creek to Denver, and we camped for the night on Independence Pass.

    We were aread more →

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    An American football fan in London

    e I took pen in hand (literally — I write everything longhand, much to the chagrin of my editor). The last piece I wrote was “A Raider Fan in Bronco Country,” which to my surprise was awarded best sports column in our category in the Colorado Press Association’sread more →

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    Gearing up for Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday is set for Nov. 30, and many local businesses are participating.

    The event was created by the American Express Company in 2010 during the height of the Great Recession. It was a response to the growth of Black Friday (the major saleread more →