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    Fund, board and arborist prove Town can see urban forest for the trees

    This year, Carbondale is expected to hit a pair of mile-markers related to its urban forest: 25 years as a Tree City USA and 10 years of the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund.

    “It’s a real landmark,” said Tree Board Chair Dan Bullock. “It’s absolutely amazing thatread more →

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    Almost homeless

    The growing almost homeless population is a dire situation in the area according to Lynn Kirchner, real-estate agent at Amore Reality and volunteer with the non-profit organization Carbondale Homeless Assistance (CHA). “The recommendation for sustainable and healthy living is one to two years’ worth of savings. The situation is… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    We all shine on

    Spring is a time of transition, and this year that is proving particularly true for The Sopris Sun.

    Since I took the helm January 2016, we’ve replaced most of our staff and all of our board. Terri Ritchie and Barbara Dills were the last holdouts and it’s strange… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: The free-market value of survival

    I recently heard the term “market failure” on an NPR interview. Pundits Elaine Weiss and Gina Adams were commenting on a $1 million childcare investment proposed by the Trump administration’s budget. Ivanka Trump, who advanced the proposal, characterized the childcare market this way: “You have care providers whoread more →

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    Raising up your spring chickens

    Don’t worry; the Roaring Fork Co-Op isn’t giving or selling baby chicks to folks without any sense of what it takes to raise them.

    “We’re careful they don’t go out the door until people are ready for them,” Store Manager Marvin Claridge explained.

    To that end, the… read more →

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    Strumming from my heart's song

    In mid-February, I followed my heart to Southern Argentina, where I met Mapuche Weychafe Moira Millán. Coinciding with the full moon, this was the culmination of a journey that began when I was 16-years-old and a Rotary Club-sponsored exchange student to Chile. The experience broke me open, rattledread more →

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    Longhorns end Ram win streak

    The Basalt Longhorns defeated the Roaring Fork Rams 3-0 in an early season high school girls soccer game last
    Saturday.

    The first half of the game saw even play from both teams and the score remained 0-0 at halftime. But beginning in the second half the… read more →

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    Outgoing Roaring Fork principal sees opportunity in transition

    Brett Stringer walks the walk when it comes to doing what he believes is best for the schools and students he serves — even if it means walking away from his role as principal of Roaring Fork High School.

    “It was a really hard decision,” Stringer reflected. “It’s… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Nature on edge in side-by-side Martin, Gurley exhibits

    Robert Martin’s exhibition leaves out no details.

    From the watercolor and ink to the detail in his wood, metal and paint sculptures, it is evident that Martin loves the west. Each watercolor and sculpture provide an entertaining glimpse of an imagined scene in nature. Although theyread more →

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    We're all a little ‘Bluenose’

    Coconut compass. Lotions and potions. Puppet pirate parrots.

    These are some of the treasures you’ll discover aboard a pirate ship in Thunder River Theatre Company’s (TRTC) upcoming production of “Bluenose.” The play is part of TRTC’s Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) program and is being underwrittenread more →