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    Roaring Fork School District embraces state’s athletics policies

    That high school sports just ain’t what they used to be would be an understatement, but nonetheless accurate under the current climate. 

    Now, that the start of the semester is around the corner and students will be nestling wherever they must for distance learning they’ll needread more →

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    Our Town: Jared Ettelson

    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 Jared Ettelson, General Manager & Co-owner of The Village Smithy. He holds your dining-fateread more →

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    Roadside waste clutters scenic byway

    A berm to block roadside spoils from view remains incomplete, and tensions are high. 

    Some backstory: In 2007, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) noticed the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) dumping rockfall and mudslide waste at Placita, a site off the McClure Pass more →

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    Corby Anderson to captain KDNK

    After an intensive nationwide search, Carbondale’s public service radio station has brought in local media honcho Corby Anderson to serve as its executive director, a position that expanded  the role of general manager to one that is more involved in community service.

    Anderson, who has livedread more →

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    Roaring Fork graduates plan for college in a pandemic

    Instead of walking across a stage, Lucia Penzel, 18, graduated high school from inside her car. She is one of the many members of the Class of 2020 whose education has been turned upside down by the coronavirus, having to finish senior year online and begin college inread more →

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    What does the fall look like at CMC?

    As the fall semester quickly approaches,Colorado Mountain College is on track to implement the changes needed to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The college has created “Fall 2020 Trail Map” on its website’s home page to help students navigate the new educational reality. Curriculum advisors areread more →

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    Longstanding Thompson Divide issue heads to the senate floor

    Heave ho, here we go. The long stasis of uncertainty surrounding the fate of Thompson Divide yet again has a chance to cross the seemingly elusive finish line. 

    The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act is in the midst of federal legislation and if passedread more →

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    Take a walk on Emma’s wild side, where strange critters abide

    Have you ever met a zonkey?
    Probably not. This zebra/donkey cross is considered extremely rare. Some say these critters are so hard to find that the odds of seeing a unicorn are better.

    But, as luck would  have it, the Roaringread more →

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    Our Town: Miles Phillips —“I just like making things”

    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 Miles Phillips, musician, instrument maker and metal worker.

    Q: You and [step-brother James Steindler] grew up… read more →

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    A thousand points of light, Carbondale-style

    In 1988, George H.W. Bush likened America’s clubs and volunteer organizations to “a thousand points of light.” The Roaring Fork Valley continues to benefit from the activities of such organizations, as well as many 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that exist in the immediate area. In combination, they strengthen andread more →