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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Remembering Dick Sparks and Milo

    This morning we bicycled past a handsome old cabin in Carbondale festooned with an American flag.

    It reminded me of a “cabin” in Boulder — a dilapidated garage, really — where my friend Dick Sparks used to live. He was a music fanatic who ownedread more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    An open letter to our community and the Pitkin County BOCC Regarding the Crystal River to Crested Butte Bike Trail

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:  YOUR COMMENTS ON THE BIKE TRAIL MUST BE SENT TO THE BOCC BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 27TH, 2018.  Please write or email your Commissioners at:

    Temporary Address:

    Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners
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    Two killed, one hospitalized in accident on 133

    A 17-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were pronounced dead on scene of a single-car accident midday July 20 near Redstone on Highway 133, while a 14-year-old in the back seat was transported to Valley View Hospital and later flown to Children’s Hospital, according to State Patrol.

    Traffic is being… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Lake Christine Fire mostly contained

    Firebreaks had been established around 87 percent of the Lake Christine Fire perimeter by July 31 and that figure was expected to grow as the Type Two Incident Command Team prepared to hand things off to a smaller crew.

    At more than 12,000 acres, the blaze has eclipsed 2002 Coal… read more →

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    When will it snow on Sopris?

    That’s the question The Sun, and others before us, have put to the community in the past. This year, we’re keeping it simple and asking you to guess when the very first dusting will be — none of this “mantle” debate. We figure anything from here on outread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Former teacher builds her pack with dog-care business

    Just a year after Ashley Gann landed her dream job — teaching physical education at Roaring Fork High School — budget cuts prompted a career pivot that has earned her more money and growth potential.

    “I didn’t find out until a month before school ended thatread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Hospice helps you pack for your final journey

    Memento mori — remember you must die. And for those who see it coming and want to ease the transition, there’s hospice.

    “The dying process is extremely important and is one that needs to be cherished and celebrated. Would you prefer to be lying in yourread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Red Hill trail construction begins

    Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a public open house regarding the management plan for the land parcels gained from last year’s controversial Sutey Land Exchange.

    About 50 people came to that meeting, including members of the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Councilread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local impacts of solar tariff mitigated

    Two local solar installers say the 30 percent federal tariff imposed in January on solar imports is not hurting them so far.

    The industry saw the tariff coming and bought extra product from abroad before it went into effect. What’s more, a change in Chineseread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Weiser explains Attorney General role during Carbondale campaign stop

    The state attorney general can be a deeply personalized political office that plays an active role in protecting Coloradan interests —  at least it should be, according to Democratic candidate Phil Weiser, who came through Carbondale last week in a series of roundtables to introduce himself to Roaringread more →