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    Shoemaker steps down at Wilderness Workshop, Roush to fill his shoes

    In what the organization is calling a “bittersweet moment,” Wildness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker announced his resignation from the position last week — but although the news marks the end of a 21-year run in that role, it doesn’t mean the end of Shoemaker’s involvement with theread more →

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    Snowmass Drive trail moves ahead

    Trustees backed Town staff’s recommendation of the second lowest bid to construct a new pedestrian and bike path between Main Street and Sopris Avenue on the eastern edge of town.

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman expressed his concerns about the lowest bid at the Board ofread more →

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    Wildfire preparedness and a water education event

    Snowpack and water have been all over the news this spring; and now that we’re turning the corner into summer, wildfire could soon be joining those two. All three of these natural elements go hand-in-hand. With this year turning out to be the fourth driest year on record,read more →

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    The handkerchief and the cross

    Editor’s note: In lieu of Pages of the Past this week, we’ve opted to reprint an abridged version of a story from the Dec. 23, 1974 Roaring Fork Review (available for public perusal in its entirety at the Carbondale Branch Library). The predecessor to The Valley Journal andread more →

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    Don’t fear the (teen) dentist

    “Are you scared?” is the first question that Roaring Fork High School senior Leslia Serrano would ask each child as she ushered them out of class for a dental examination — often the first one of their lives.

    Serrano told The Sopris Sun that mostread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Scenes from work

    My father and I started a painting company years ago, at one point trying to talk businesses into letting us repaint their signs. Once, we parked in front of a meat-packing plant in Loveland, Colo. I went into the office while Dad stayed out in the car toread more →

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    CRES celebrates Bike Week

    It’s bike week in Carbondale. Third grader Emily Espinosa Guzman and her fellow CRES students got an early start with a safety class.… read more →

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    Pot planted downtown

    Someone placed at least six live cannabis plants in Main Street pots and planters on May 16, though most were swiftly removed.

    According to Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling, planting marijuana on public property is at least a code violation.  “It’s required to be secured and it has to be… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Let’s celebrate The Sun’s strength

    “To me, it’s unbelievable that somebody would be so naïve as to believe you can cut the heart out of a newspaper and still think it’s going to survive.”

    – Dean Singleton, former owner of The Denver Post, upon his May 4 resignation as chairmanread more →

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    Ogilbys turning out to be a family of fish

    It’s hard to say where the swimming legacy in the Ogilby family begins and ends. On one hand, it traces back at least as far as 1933 Illinois state freestyle champion Trahern Ogilby. On the other, it’s his great-granddaughters — Amélie, 12, and Laia, 9 — who haveread more →