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    Commercial inventory captures a town in limbo

    When The Sopris Sun set out to conduct an annual inventory of commercial space in town, we never anticipated tracking the effects of a pandemic.

    Our methods — recording the number of occupied units and tracking the addresses of unoccupied space each June — were intendedread more →

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    Rediscover the magic of the movies

    Who else has missed the smell of fresh popcorn? Not to mention the happy feeling when watching a good movie in a cozy, dark theater.

    There’s no need to be sad anymore. Local theaters are slowly re-opening, and there’s been a rebirth of interest in drive-ins. read more →

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    Sunsense turns 30 and continues to shine

    From high on mountain sides to the Grand Junction metropolis in the western plains, for thirty years Sunsense has sown its seeds regionally and pushed solar to the frontlines of energy supply. 

    Owner Scott Ely grew up in upstate New York but discovered Colorado as aread more →

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    The Orchard sets the bar for safely congregating

    For several weeks most people have been worshipping from home; either by digitizing into virtual mass on Sundays or simply giving thanks at dinner time. Still, the omission of a weekly congregational gathering is significant to many who find solace in a house of God amongst their neighborsread more →

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    A new look for Basalt swimming facility

    The Arbaney Park Pool Complex is getting a makeover. 

    Town Council just approved the project’s initial plan which also directed town staff to reach out for construction bids. Connect One Design prepared a five-year phased plan for the remodel, having been considered a high priority projectread more →

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    Main Street one-way creates conflict

    Carbondale’s current Board of Trustees have seen few bitter conflicts, but the June 23 meeting had Luis Yllanes feeling like King Solomon — known for ordering a child cut in half in order to snap a pair of fueding mothers out of a bitter dispute.

    Theread more →

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    Knaus, McCourt take their leave from RFHS

    While two of Roaring Fork High School’s fixtures have been phasing out for some time, this year they mean it (mostly). As they prepare for retirement, Spanish Teacher Jill Knaus boasts 34 years in the district, while Art Teacher Cathleen Crayford-McCourt has 28. 

    Knaus, neé Heider,read more →

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    Navigating the peaks and valleys with Rocky Mountain Kid C.L.U.B.S.

    Think back to the last time you tried to pry a meaningful conversation from an adolescent. Painful to recall, right?

    Well, at Rocky Mountain Kid C.L.U.B.S. (RMKC) adolescents willingly participate in meaningful conversations, and eloquently articulate their feelings to overcome the more challenging aspects of growingread more →

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    Hit the trail with CMC

    Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is slowly and carefully navigating the rough waters of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
    To help students figure out what’s going on, CMC has issued a Fall 2020 Trail Map loaded with detailed information and guidelines. It’s going toread more →

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    Are testing and tracing for the virus enough?

    Neither Carbondale nor Basalt have ordinances requiring a business to close if it has a specific number of positive COVID-19 test results from employees. And Garfield and Eagle counties don’t either.

    “That’s because each business has a different set of circumstances,” explained Garfield County Chief Communicationsread more →