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    Scuttlebutt and Calendar - Jan. 13, 2022

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    Cannabis gives

    LivWell Enlightened Health, a cannabis manufacturing company, donated $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado toward its affordable housing construction efforts. The funding came from LivWell’s customers who participated in the business’s “Round Up” campaign. Since Colorado’s stay-at-home order went into effect, LivWell has offered…

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    The flipside to the short-term rental debate

    By James Steindler

    There are two sides to every coin and, following the Carbondale trustees’ Dec. 21 work session addressing Community First Carbondale’s (CFC) proposal to regulate short-term-rentals (STR), a flip-side presented itself.

    In response to the work session, a contingent of people inread more →

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    Pet adoptions surge trailed by surrenders

    By Myki Jones

    As people were told to stay home in 2020, due to the initial spread of COVID-19, pet adoptions from animal shelters skyrocketed. However, in 2021, animal shelters across the country have reported a record amount of those same animals being returned, or surrendered,read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar Jan. 6, 2022

    Omicron 

    The COVID-19 Omicron variant has made its presence known in the state of Colorado and accounted for 91% of positive cases over a three-week period. Prior to Christmas, Garfield County was seeing 25 confirmed positive cases of COVID each day on average. On Dec. 29, the… read more →

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    A wild impulse, landscape painter Peter Campbell

    “I have a triad, like a pie. In that pie, there’s what you see. There’s what you know. And there’s what you feel. The feel part is huge — it’s why you do what you do.”

    Plein air painter Peter Campbell will be celebrating winter works at Korologos Gallery in… read more →

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    Omicron surges through the Valley

    Omicron, the prevailing COVID-19 variant of concern, was first identified in South Africa in late November. Within weeks, it was detected in Colorado and by Dec. 15 had arrived in Garfield County. Days later, on Dec. 20, Pitkin County reported its first case of Omicron, with a vaccinated individual testing… read more →

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    Same day COVID-19 results arrive to Carbondale

    Staff Report

    The Free COVID-19 Testing Roaring Fork Valley service that operates 10 locations in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding cities will soon offer same day results on all testing.

    The service, in collaboration with MicroGenDx, a company specializing in low-cost, FDA authorized, highly accurate qPCR + NGS microbial… read more →

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    Year in Review 2021: When was normal?

    Dec. 21, 2020 —
    a grand conjunction between planets Saturn and Jupiter, on the solstice, signaled the beginning of “a new epoch,” in the words of Sopris Sun columnist Whitney Will (Sun Signs), “that will see us through until the year 2219.” Year one of that nearly
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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Dec. 30, 2021

    Masks required

    The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority would like to remind passengers that masks are required while riding the bus, regardless of vaccination status. The federal mask requirement on public transportation remains in effect through March 18, and local bus service will be impacted if too many drivers are exposed… read more →

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    Why is journalism important?

    By Sopris Sun youth journalists

    Maeve Murray

    After joining The Sopris Sun’s new youth journalism program, we were asked one question: why is journalism important? We responded with various ways of saying: “getting information out to the public” and “connecting the community.” 

    However important these things are, throughout this… read more →

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