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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Be a friend to bees

    “Remember when we were kids and a field like this would be buzzing with bees? We were always afraid of getting stung.”

    My friend Jae Gregory said that while standing in a meadow near the Maroon Bells that was bursting with dandelions. And she wasread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    A fond farewell

    Oh, man. Just typing “Sopris Sun Staff” and realizing it’s for the last time gave me pause.

    I’ve never been shy about my love for Carbondale, and much of that comes from my experience with The Sun (and, in a more limited capacity, KDNK). The relationship a reporter… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Affordable housing a continuing challenge for first responders

    Carbondale Police Officer Paul Lazo considers himself one of the lucky ones. He found affordable housing in the town where he works. The Town-owned employee housing he now lives in is twenty-percent less expensive than his former residence in New Castle. And his new home allows him to keep… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Translating finer points through different brush strokes

    The American West boasts incredibly stunning landscapes, to be sure. Andy Taylor, though, does his best to paint the scenes that often fall in the shadows of the likes of Mt. Sopris.

    “I go places sometimes that other people might not go. It doesn’t meanread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Myth-busting rural America at the Ideas Festival

    What does it mean to live in modern rural America, and which myths mischaracterize the mysterious middle ground locked between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts? I attended a session at the Aspen Ideas Festival, “Rural Mythicism: Fake News About Rural America,” to hear what a panel of expertsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local nonprofits innovate, celebrate amid daunting numbers

    What leads someone to give or not to give are often highly personal reasons.

    But when Giving USA released its annual report on philanthropy last month showing a 1.7-percent decline in overall giving, Colorado Nonprofit Association President and CEO Renny Fagan wasn’t entirely surprised. The associationread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town commits to senior housing upgrades

    Carbondale’s elected leaders signed on the dotted line in their support for local, affordable senior housing this week, formally accepting the task of financial oversight of roughly $1 million in repairs, improvements and upgrades to the buildings and facilities of the Crystal Meadows senior housing complex on Hendrickread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Bridging the divide

    When I hear about people talking about the partisan divide in the country, I feel like the conversation often drifts to thoughts of Alabama vs. California or hoping Colorado will turn all red or all blue in a presidential election year. But in 2016, even ol’ liberal California had a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    An updated historic walking tour of downtown Carbondale

    The Carbondale Historical Society has long offered a brochure with information on local landmarks, but until recently it mostly only included information you can already get on the plaques around town. Society President recently revamped the tour with the local “Hiking through Colorado’s Past” meetup group as a test… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    High-speed internet goes live in Mid and Crystal River valleys

    Beginning July 1, new broadband (high-speed internet) service will be available to residents of the Crystal River Valley, areas of Old Snowmass and in the mid-valley El Jebel area.

    Improvements to Pitkin County’s existing mountaintop tower sites have made it possible for high-speed internet providers to serve rural… read more →