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    Redstone incident exposes local prejudice

    By Gentrye Houghton
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    The High School High Scholar “[HS]2” program at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) brings roughly 70 students of color to their Carbondale campus each year for a summer of community,read more →

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    Roaring Fork Valley media orgs launch outreach survey

    SURVEY

    It’s not news that there is a disconnect between English- and Spanish-language news — and how that news reaches audiences — in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

    But now, eight news media organizations are seeking to bridge that gap, starting by learning more. Facilitated byread more →

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    Basalsa is back!

    This year, the celebration is partnering with The Buddy Program for a family-friendly day of dance.

    “Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your grandparents, bring mom and dad,” said Kathryn Sansone, The Buddy Program’s development director.

    The event was founded in 2008 to promote cultural diversity in Basalt. Photographer… read more →

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    Land and water woes

    The Garfield County Commissioners began their public meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, by issuing a letter to the acting director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Heather Dugan, requesting answers to a list of questions regarding the process by which Sweetwater Lake became Colorado’s 43rd state park.

    Sweetwater Lake is owned… read more →

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    ‘Carbondale es tuyo’

    First, an admission. Last week, The Sopris Sun printed the incorrect date for the town’s Spanish-outreach meeting both in English in our calendar and in Spanish in Chisme del Pueblo. Moreover, we will not have this article translated until next week. These shortcomings are unintentional and evidence of the work… read more →

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    Aspen Community Foundation welcomes a new executive director

    The Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) wrapped up their nationwide search for the organization’s next executive director this past spring. They hired a long-time philanthropist and proven leader, Erica Snow.

    Previously based in Denver, Snow and her family relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley in June 2022. For the past 14… read more →

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    Sustainable Settings featured in new sci-fi novel

    Action! Mystique! Science! Environmentalism! Sustainable Settings!

    All of this can be found in a new, science-fiction novel, “Viriditas: The Great Healing is Within Our Power”, from author and educator Aaron William Perry.

    Perry grew up in both New York and Colorado, and has been an avid environmentalist… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Aug. 18, 2022

    Safety tip

    When building your go-kit, think about if there are any special items you may need such as prescription medication, infant diapers and formula or pet supplies. Other items to think about can be found at www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

    Penny Hot Springs

    Pitkin County is requesting public input on two… read more →

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    Boogying mindfully with Lipbone Redding

    Lipbone Redding looks forward to his humble return to the Roaring Fork Valley and is ready to make shoes groove and minds soothe. He has a list of shows and meditation sessions lined up between Basalt and Carbondale, beginning Aug. 19 at True Nature, as part of its Peace… read more →

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    Carbondale Clay Center: 25 years and counting

    By Diane Kenney
    Founder of the Carbondale Clay Center

    The Carbondale Clay Center was born in 1997. This year marks its 25th anniversary. As the founding director, I never could have imagined all that was to happen in that extremely humble building tucked in at the end… read more →

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