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    Works by local women highlighted in Clay Center show

    The Carbondale Clay Center opened its current exhibition, “The Way We Are: Women of The Roaring Fork Valley”, on Jan. 16 and it will remain on display until Feb. 24 with a First Friday reception on Feb. 3 from 6pm to 8pm. As the name implies, the exhibition features diverse… read more →

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    Dr. Jesús Rodríguez reaches seven-month milestone

    On Feb. 1, Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesús Rodríguez hit the seven-month mark since moving from Dallas to the Roaring Fork Valley with his wife and young son.

    The Sopris Sun chatted with Rodríguez about acclimating to the new job and surroundings.

    He began by talking about… read more →

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    EPA awards CO businesses for environmental work

    Early in January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded two Colorado-based small businesses $100,000 each in a series of nationwide awards to support research into technologies for improving the environment. Sporian Microsystems Inc. of Lafayette and J-Tech LLC of Lakewood were among 25 small businesses to receive a grant… read more →

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    Flying blind: ‘Nicky News’ and The Tactile Traveler

    In my role as program director at KDNK, I answered the phone on a day like no other.

    “I’m blind, mostly deaf, and I’d like to do a show about travel,” the voice proposed, wasting no time. The year was 2019, a simpler time, and Nick Isenberg had recently graduated… read more →

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    CSQ strikes 'gold' in Marble

    In the fall of 2022, Colorado Stone Quarries, Inc. (CSQ) announced in a newsletter the discovery of a special type of gold-veined white marble at its Pride of America Quarry (formerly Colorado Yule Marble Quarry) just south of the town of Marble. It was the latest in a series of… read more →

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    Colorado Mountain College considers expanding into Moffat

    The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Board of Trustees met Dec. 12-13 in Glenwood Springs. Among the topics of discussion was a request from the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board to conduct a study regarding the feasibility of Moffat County’s annexation into the CMC district. After completion of this… read more →

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    mountainFLOW takes grant for eco-friendly wax

    Carbondale-based outdoor company mountainFLOW, best known for its award-winning plant-based ski wax and bike lube and for appearing on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2021, recently received a $250,000 state grant to fund research and development for a new line of eco-friendly liquid glide wax.

    Founded in 2016 with the mission… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Feb. 2, 2023

    Crystal Trail
    On Friday, Jan. 27, the White River National Forest released the final Environmental Assessment ( and draft decision notice ( for a proposed seven-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail between Redstone and McClure Pass. Reporting “no significant impact,” the proposed action is “to construct and maintain… read more →

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    Wolves are coming: Livestock growers voice concerns

    “Wolves are coming!” was an oft-repeated statement at Saturday’s Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association meeting in Rifle. And, indeed, they are. In fact, if all goes according to plan, wolves will be released into Colorado in December of this year. But, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) draft plan, made public in… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Focusing on child care

    Prior to its regular meeting, Basalt Town Council held a joint work session with the Eagle County Commissioners. Mayor Bill Kane introduced the council and emphasized Basalt’s commitment to conserving open space and containing development. Eagle County Manager Jeff Shroll opened with a discussion about purchasing a parcel of U.S.… read more →

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