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    Be an outlaw for the evening

    Get out your fancy western duds and hightail it over to The Launchpad, 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, for Art Heist 2019.

    Here’s the deal, and there will be a lot of deals. Participants will have a chance to steal great artwork right off the wallsread more →

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    Patina Bar and Grille brings American bistro to Carbondale

    A new Carbondale restaurant, Patina Bar and Grille, is hitting the food scene with an “approachable but fun” menu inspired by home cooking and captivating taste profiles.

    Patina is reinventing the space once occupied by “The Pig” next to Sopris Liquor & Wine alongread more →

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    A town and its bar

    The Black Nugget. The name itself evokes echoes of an earlier time — the grittier Carbondale of coal and miners and unpaved streets.

    One who has never been in the dark, slightly mysterious-looking watering hole occupying most of the Fourth Street side of the Dinkel Buildingread more →

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    Coal Basin bike preserve supports restoration with recreation

    Volunteers who showed up on Oct. 5 to re-seed the hillsides below the old Mid-Continent Mine in Coal Basin were helping fulfill the mission of the new Coal Basin Mountain Bike Preserve west of Redstone. The owners of the private property, Walmart heirs Sam and Tom Walton, aimread more →

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    Times have changed, but it’s good to be back in the newsroom

    The silence is one of the biggest differences. Today, sitting in front of my reporter’s desk at the Sopris Sun, I don’t hear the click clack of typewriter keys or the whoosh of the handle as I go to the following line. No enter or return button here.read more →

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    Learning to answer the call

    What could you do if several vehicles parked at your neighbor’s home were from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Department of Homeland Security?

    If you’re not sure and would like to know more, consider contacting the Colorado Rapid Response Network (CORRN), a networkread more →

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    Meet the ghosts of Potato Days past

    If the Thompson House isn’t already haunted, it certainly will be on Oct. 5.

    In conjunction with the ghostly theme of this year’s Potato Day, The Carbondale Historical Society is jumping right in to October with a ghost walk at the nationally-registered building next to Triangle Park. While… read more →

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    Hard Truths: Domestic violence thrives in the shadows

    “I was barely 18 years old when we got married,” Carol*, a Carbondale local, recalls about her first marriage. “The first time we had sex was to consummate the marriage. He raped me.”

    Carol, who was head of multiple non-profits in the valley just aread more →

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    New large-scale mural takes shape near Fourth Street

    Two children from the Mountain Momma Preschool stood in the small park at Fourth and Main streets staring at the side of a building where muralist Bunnie Reiss had painted a two-story-tall hoofed animal with a green diamond in its torso. A large orb (perhaps a sun) wasread more →

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    Review: Not just a walk in the park

    As the United States still stands on the brink of nuclear war after the nearly 75 years since the bombing of Hiroshima,Japan, at the end of World War II, live theater in Carbondale rises to the challenge of portraying echoes of history as today’s reality.

    Theread more →