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    Small plane crash in Gypsum, minor injuries reported

    Both the pilot and the passenger survived with minor injuries after single-engine plane made an emergency landing near Gypsum on Oct. 25 and ended up upside down in a field. read more →
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    Trustees talk trail, begin budgeting

    The Town of Carbondale is taking its opportunity to comment on the Crystal River Trail seriously — though it might be a while before everyone can agree on what exactly to say. A short public comment period kicked off the discussion at the trustee meeting Oct. 24, setting the tone and giving constituents another chance to be heard. Still, several speakers directly addressed a sense that Pitkin County Open Space and Trails wasn’t really listening. “It’s almost like this is manifest destiny — something that’s going to happen no matter what,” said Bill Argeros. read more →
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    Before the cows come home

    Carbondalians love it in the fall when the cows come through town on their way from summer pastures on public land to their winter digs back on the ranch read more →
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    Sandra Lopez takes sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarians

    On Oct. 19, local immigrant rights leader Sandra Lopez moved into a house on Cleveland Place, and she doesn’t know when she’ll feel safe enough to walk outside again. The house is the parsonage of Carbondale’s Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation (TRUU), with whom Lopez is taking sanctuary. Just one day earlier, Lopez had learned that her legal stay of removal had been denied. In an interview with The Sopris Sun, Lopez said she began shaking when she heard the news, thinking of what that decision would mean for her family. Instead of presenting herself to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) the next day, where she was scheduled to be detained and then deported, she made the difficult decision to take sanctuary. read more →
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    Fielder for 4B

    Dear Editor: I support Colorado Mountain College’s Measure 4B. The results of the November, 2016 elections were influenced by working class Americans who feel left behind by our modern economy read more →
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    Seeking Higher Ground: Terms of Endangerment

    “You’re not special enough to overcome a bad marriage.” That line, from the 1983 film “Terms of Endearment,” set my teeth on edge when I first heard it. Decades later, I think that Shirley MacLaine’s character, Aurora Greenway, had a point. It flies in the face of my feminist credentials to say so, but marrying the wrong man is probably the worst mistake a young woman can make. read more →
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    4B a transparent fix

    Dear Editor: Crafting local policy can be a real challenge. It’s nearly impossible to solve one problem without knowingly or unknowingly affecting many other issues. read more →
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    Yes on 1A

    Dear Editor: Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in an area rich not only in beauty but in history with a variety of cultures (including Ute, Spanish explorers, miners, ranchers, settlers….) have an opportunity to vote on a November 7th ballot issue in Garfield County to recognize and protect our incredible history. read more →
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    Vote yes

    Dear Editor: I will vote yes for Garfield County’s November 7, ballot issue 1A, a property tax that will contribute to the support of our valley’s six community museums. read more →
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    History buffs pin hopes for future on 1A

    It’s easy to take public resources in smaller communities for granted, especially in the colorful towns dotting the Roaring Fork Valley and Colorado River Valleys, where passionate people seem to go above and beyond the call of duty to simply make things work. But the reality is that some key local institutions in Garfield County, perhaps most visibly the library system, but more precipitously the network of historical societies, are struggling to keep their doors open. read more →