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    Pages of the Past: ‘Look, listen and participate in elections’

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    March 2, 1978
    A “changing of the guard” was underway in town government, with the old families giving way to relatively new residents. Some of the pending candidates at the time had barely made their one-year residency requirements. Following four… read more →

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    Ps & Qs: Born in the USA

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain

    I’ve been watching the Olympics like a middle-aged woman: every night, on the couch, arguing with my husband about the etiquette of curling. I love seeing athletes from all over the world… read more →

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    Obsessed with Cinema

    When I moved from Denver to the Roaring Fork Valley, I assumed my access to new cinema would suffer.

    It hasn’t. Thanks to theaters like the Crystal in Carbondale and the Isis in Aspen, the handy inter-library reservation system, and hard-working postal workers delivering Netflix DVDs every… read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Wishful thinking

    This column by Paige Meredith is the first in a series he’ll be sharing with Stan Badgett.

    How often have we heard platitudes expressing the idea that the wisdom of the people will keep our country on the right track?
    Yet every poll seems to indicate that the… read more →

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    Our Town: Bea Lowick

    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. A while back we caught up with Bea Lowick, who bought and renovated Sopris Laundry in July 2016.

    Sopris Sun: Is this… read more →

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    CRMS returns to Climbing League State Championships

    The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters are hoping for lucky numbers 7 and 3 this weekend in Colorado Springs, where CityROCK Climbing Center will again host the Colorado High School Climbing League State Championships on Feb. 24. If the Oyster boys come out on top, it will be their seventh… read more →

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    Discuss the future of the John M. Fleet Pool

    With the 40-year-old municipal swimming pool constantly under repair, the question of what’s next will be tackled in a 6 p.m. community forum on Feb. 28 at Town Hall.
    “The goal is to get people excited about the process,” said Parks and Recreation Board Member Kathleen Wanatowicz. “We… read more →

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    Bits & Pieces: Finding my religion

    A while back my older son asked me about God.
    I got all panicky, fumbled around with some half-assed reply and hoped that it would hold off any more questions concerning life after death, God or anything to do with religion for a while. But, as we know,… read more →

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    Cousins compete on the court

    With grandkids on both of the Western Slope’s top high school boys’ basketball teams, it’s sometimes hard for Jackie and Lew Ron Thompson to decide when to cheer.
    “We just sat at the side and nodded with each score,” Jackie recalled of the showdown between Roaring Fork and Coal… read more →

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    Too much to contain at TRTC

    Gone are the days when Thunder River Theatre Company tackled one thing at a time.
    The opening of Arthur Miller’s Tony Award nominated drama “The Price” — featuring a powerhouse cast of Bob Moore, Owen O’Farrell, Trary Maddalone and Jeff Carlson under the direction of TRTC Executive Artistic… read more →