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    Where have all the meetings gone? Online, of course!

    Living in a virtual world is now the 21st century reality. And that is especially true of local government operations.

    Both Carbondale and Basalt boards are ramping up their online presences and providing live streaming videos.
    Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harringtonread more →

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    Town puts its money where its task force is

    While trustees accomplished some regular business on April 14 — inking a franchise agreement with Xcel Energy and approving a transfer of retail and medical marijuana licenses for Sopris Labs — the bulk of the board’s first virtual meeting was dedicated to COVID-19 discussion.

    The fledglingread more →

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    Three candidates vie for two fire board seats

    Ballots will begin arriving this week across the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District — which covers most of the 81623 zip code, including the Crystal River Valley and Missouri Heights in addition to the town itself. Joe Enzer is challenging incumbents and co-campaigners Sydney Schalit and Generead more →

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    Our Town: Howland goes the distance

    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 endurance athlete Seth Howland. 

    Q: Let’s start with the basics. Where are you fromread more →

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    Preparing for a digital Easter, Passover

    Buds on the trees are just starting to emerge, and wild birds are returning from their winter migrations. That’s springtime in the Valley. 

    Many people also observe annual expressions of faith and community as Easter and Passover both take place on dates near each other thisread more →

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    Small businesses step back to move forward during pandemic

    In these times of economic uncertainty, small businesses around Carbondale are quickly adapting to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    With statewide closures in effect for nonessential businesses, it has become increasingly difficult for small business owners who rely on farmers’ markets, word of mouth, andread more →

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    Responsible recreation in the new public health landscape

    For so many Carbondalians, Mushroom Rock feels like a backyard. The COVID-19 stay-at-home order, however, is blurring the boundaries of mountain town backyards and home trails. As local recreation areas see increased use amidst warming weather and residents stuck at home, land management agencies are trying to keepread more →

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    Is virtual exercise the wave of the future?

    With all this time at home people could — sooner or later — succumb to stir craziness. But have no fear, there are ways to diminish the insanity. 

    One effective antidote is exercise. However, gym goers themselves currently comprise their own category of panic. 

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    Tobacco tax approved, Kane takes Basalt Mayor

    A sizable majority of voters in Carbondale’s municipal election supported taxing tobacco products — with 924 in favor of the measure and 381 opposed, according to unofficial results.

    Beginning July 1, it represents a sales tax increase of four dollars per pack of cigarettes or 40read more →

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    First Friday goes virtual

    Carbondale’s First Friday celebration will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. April 3 on the Thunder River Theatre Company’s ThunderStream. Connect with places you like, hang with friends you love, discover new spots, experience art and culture and — most of all — participate in community. read more →