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    Open house slated for mixed-use development

    It’s been years in the making, but the plan for the Carbondale Marketplace — a 5.37-acre mixed-use project just west of the roundabout and south of the planned City Market — is finally ready for its public debut.

    “The property has been controversial for almostread more →

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    Putting on the gloves to Power Punch Parkinson’s

    At first blush, boxing seems like an unorthodox physical therapy for Parkinson’s patients.

    After all, one of the most high-profile cases of the degenerative disorder was Muhammad Ali, and many have long theorized that repeated head injuries may have been a factor. But low-impact boxing programsread more →

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    Four acres of downtown all up for sale at once

    Carbondale’s historic downtown area is newly donned with several for-sale signs, but many contend that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    The six lots recently and simultaneously were added to Aspen-based realtor Karen Toth’s listings, and one is already under contract.

    “Most of the people who have had interest have all… read more →

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    Our Town: Letty Gomez

    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 Leticia (Letty) Gomez, who works as a cashier at the Bonfire coffee house onread more →

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    Trustees strive for simplicity in trash hauling policy

    For trash talk, it was remarkably civil. The bulk of the Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 28 centered on waste-hauling, with only a few bones of contention.

    It helped that that the Town had included input from five haulers and conducted a survey ofread more →

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    Shooting range’s fate unclear as public discussion unfolds

    The fate of the Basalt Public Shooting Range is still undecided as state officials, local representatives, and members of the public continue to grapple with the many questions left smoldering in the aftermath of the Lake Christine Fire.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) held theread more →

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    Rotary tries something new with ‘Running of the Balls’

    The classic dinner, dancing and silent auction template is often a fun way for nonprofits to raise some money and gather their core community of donors. But the Rotary Club of Carbondale decided that using Hollywood-caliber hurricane fans to blow inflatable balls down Main Street would be evenread more →

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    Enter Sandman, karaoke host with the most

    David Sandman is all over the place. His karaoke business now has weekly shows in Breckenridge, Aspen, El Jebel, Vail, Carbondale, Avon and Glenwood Springs — a different town scheduled every night.

    “I’m a very, very busy person these days,” Sandman said. “For the pastread more →

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    A unique ecosystem endures on the slopes of Basalt Mountain

    The folks at Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) like to compare Jerome Osentowski to a pioneer species — a hearty organism that establishes the first foothold in an inhospitable landscape and paves the way for future abundance.

    Since the 1970s, Osentowski has been doing justread more →

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    PRO TKD goes beyond hand and foot

    It’s an unassuming location — tucked in the plaza with City Market. Grocery shoppers likely don’t know that the PRO TKD Martial Arts Center trains entire families of black belts and converts into an indoor 18-yard archery range within minutes.

    “One of my black belts cameread more →