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    Secondhand stores share the love

    When you walk into Ragged Mountain Sports, it’s easy to get drawn right into the racks of skis or casual wear featured in the center of the shop.

    That is, unless you’re a dog person. If that’s the case, you likely won’t make it past the couch on… read more →

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    Our Town: John Ackerman

    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 Ackerman, who recently became a massage therapist after more than 30 years workingread more →

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    Carbondale department’s old gear is another’s treasure

    The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District has once again arranged to donate gear to a fire department in Puerto Arista, Chiapas, Mexico with help from local Mike Carter.

    Expired “bunker gear” — including jackets, pants, boots, flashlights and helmets — had been piling up inread more →

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    Carbondale board ready for adjustment

    The all-new member Carbondale Board of Adjustment (BoA) met for the first time on Jan. 30. The members may be new to the BoA, but all bring some level of expertise from having served on other Town boards.

    The Carbondale Board of Trustees recently appointed seven BoA members;… read more →

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    Talking with your kids about sexual abuse

    “That could never happen to my kids,” is precisely the attitude that makes children more vulnerable to sexual abuse, according to Meghan Hurley, the Mental Health Coordinator of River Bridge, a regional child advocacy center located in Glenwood Springs.

    As Hurley told about 50 parents at a presentation… read more →

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    Up, but not away: In defense of Aspen

    I had to brave Aspen during X Games for a few tutoring students, so when I had a break, I thought I’d pop into town for lunch. After winding through the initial crowd of visiting — and a few leering — snow bros (seriously, guys, it’s 2019: respectread more →

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    Let me take you down: In defense of the lower valley

    If you complain that Aspenites don’t venture beyond the roundabout but never stop between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, this column is for you.

    It’s certainly not for the host of folks we consider Carbondalians — including many pillars of our community like teachers and policeread more →

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    A charitable coffee shop by any name

    You may have heard of “that coffee shop in the Third Street Center” but could never quite remember the name.

    Founder and roaster Lance Norton heard the message loud and clear, so he’s rebranded from Cilundu — meaning ‘mountain’ in Tonga — to Blue Spruceread more →

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    Carbondale native races internationally

    Evelina Sutro has just returned from Finland after competing in the 2019 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships on the U23 U.S. National Team. Currently a sophomore at the University of Vermont, Evelina traces her roots back to Carbondale, where she grew up.

    “I love skiingread more →

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    Celebrating 27 years of community sisu

    Praise Ullr — Spring Gulch is boasting “conditions… about as good as they can possibly be,” according to Michael Shook of the Mount Sopris Nordic Council.

    That’s particularly exciting this time of year, when organizers are feverishly soliciting donations and generally raising the stoke for theread more →