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    ‘Busy is the new normal’ as commercial occupancy increases

    There are roughly 339 operating businesses within Carbondale (plus several in transition) and space for 33 more, according to The Sun’s second annual unofficial commercial inventory. That’s up from 306 and 39 respectively when our inaugural effort established a baseline this time last year.

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    To see de Beque’s legacy, look around you

    Wally de Beque was a man of few words and many contributions.

    “He sort of instilled in us this idea that community is important and that your participation is what makes it happen,” noted his daughter, Shelle de Beque.

    Added her half brother, J.read more →

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    Pages of the Past: Up for auction

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 8, 1978

    Carbondale’s plans for the construction of a new town hall in the summer received a severe setback when it was disclosed that costs for the municipal government complex would run about $60,000 over budget.…

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    John D. Lawyer, October 18, 1918- May 9, 2018

    John Lawyer, former municipal judge of Carbondale, passed away peacefully at home with his family after 99.5 terrific years on Earth. Born in Macomb, Illinois, John soon moved with his parents John C. Lawyer and Bess Dague Lawyer and his sister, Ruth to Evanston, IL where John grewread more →

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    Commonalities, contrasts in Carbondale graduations

    In a weekend full of graduation celebrations, Carbondale seemed particularly abuzz, as it’s home to three high schools that held commencements in the first two days of June: Bridges High School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Roaring Fork High School.

    While each commemoration reflected theread more →

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    Ps & Qs: The Rizzo years

    The other day my husband asked if a little alien creature was going to pop out of my gut, like in that ’80s movie starring Sigourney Weaver.

    “I’m perimenopausal” I told him, “and it’s an early stage, so buckle up; you could be in forread more →

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    The slippery slope of ordering online

    Before the whole Village at Crystal River / Crystal River Marketplace debate, it never even occurred to me that Carbondale’s grocery store was inadequate.

    I’d grown up with Circle Soopers occupying half of the current space, and had bemoaned the loss of Ben Franklin to theread more →

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    The perks of meals by mail

    I have a confession: I miss my Blue Apron account.

    I know, I know, I’m a bad Carbondalian. I live right at the roundabout, too, so I’m within walking distance from the City Market and a quick ride (it’s a Prius, promise!) from Mana Foods,read more →

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    2018 primary election guide

    Unaffiliated voters can now participate

    The Colorado primary election is at our doorstep. The voting period begins when ballots are mailed the first week in June and continues through Tuesday, June 26, the final day you can turn in your ballot. Registered Democrats will receive a…

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    New sculptures installed around town

    The Carbondale Public Arts Commission and town staff have been working hard to get 14 “brand spankin’ new” sculptures installed in time for the art walk Thursday, May 31. Folks will meet at the Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to tour and talk with theread more →