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    Our Town: Foley’s fervor for farming

    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. This week, we caught up with Mariah Foley, the vegetable lead for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies  (ACES) Rockread more →

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    Autumn travel may present challenges

    Traveling in the mountains has always presented challenges, and this autumn season will be no different on Colorado’s Western Slope. 

    The best a traveler can do is plan ahead in the hope of avoiding delays, closures, cancellations, and natural disasters. With that in mind, here’s aread more →

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    Firefighter agencies join forces

    When summer winds howl brisk and dry, area fire departments go to alert mode.

    Fortunately, regional fire departments had already finalized mutual aid agreements in the spring, as is done annually.

    Rob Goodwin, chief at the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, explained, “Weread more →

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    You may be young and healthy, but the virus doesn’t care

    It’s early March 2020. Skiing is great, and people — locals and visitors — are enjoying the slopes, restaurants, live entertainment and music radiating from the many nightclubs and bars throughout the valley.

    A visit to a popular Aspen venue would spice up the evening, thoughtread more →

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    Lt. Wurtsmith’s awesome ride

    For 25 years, locals have known Chris Wurtsmith primarily as a leader within the Carbondale Police Department. But after his retirement as a lieutenant this week, they’ll have to get acquainted with him as an amateur prospector, or perhaps an automobile pinstriper.

    And while he’s planningread more →

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    Carbondale’s BOT meetings translated in real time

    On Aug. 25, the Town of Carbondale (TOC) held its first ever Spanish translated Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting via Zoom. This puts Carbondale yet another step closer toward transparency with the Spanish speaking portion of its community. 

    While before meetings could merely be summarized andread more →

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    Soto shaking up the GarCo Commissioner field

    The race for Garfield County Commissioner from District 2 is shaping up to be one for the history books as Beatriz Soto’s entry alongside six-term incumbent John Martin (R) and Brian Bark (IND) makes it the first three-way race in Garfield County in over three decades. And ifread more →

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    Wilhelm gets out there amid tough race

    The Democratic nominee for the Colorado House of Representatives 57th District (HD 57) Colin Wilhelm is fighting an uphill battle as the district historically votes Republican. 

    Incumbent Perry Will was appointed to the post in spring 2019 after his predecessor, Bob Rankin (R), was appointed toread more →

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    You can still shop second hand

    Thrifty finds are making a comeback and it’s a good thing because their customer base has apparently been chomping at the bit to get in on the action. 

    Though it may seem counterintuitive to shop second hand — as far as passing along germs goes —read more →

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    Meet the Hubbells

    The following Q&A comes from a recent interview with the Crawford/Hubbell family, who own the El Jebel area under Crawford Properties, LLC.  Participating in the discussion were Adele Hubbell (the daughter of Floyd Crawford and widow of Carl Hubbell) and her two sons, Robert Hubbell and Prentice more →