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    The Sun’s guide to summiting Sopris

    It’s hard to look at Mount Sopris looming over the Valley and not think of climbing it.

    At 12,965 feet for both peaks, it’s far short of the fourteener status that usually attracts mountaineers, but its prominence and beauty more than make up for more →

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    Heroes made on Independence Day

    Anyone who has dealt with wildfire will tell you that it’s an unpredictable foe. While firefighting can be full of repetition and drudgery — hold the line, call for backup, stay out of the way — the fate of a whole community can sometimes be decided in oneread more →

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    Evacuation brings added complications for immigrants

    When disaster strikes, people want information. That was certainly true in the wake of the dramatic Lake Christine Fire that necessitated mandatory evacuations of about 500 homes in the midvalley.

    Public officials did their best to disseminate updates to the media, which turned around andread more →

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    ‘Bachelor’ contestant brings nonprofit to Carbondale

    Sarah Herron described herself as “just a girl trying to find love on TV” when she went on the popular ABC series “The Bachelor.” But she was also the show’s first contestant with a physical disability — and that, it turned out, was a much bigger deal.

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    RFTA, trustees get down to transportation tax

    The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is nearing a decision on a fall tax question, if their presentation at the July 10 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting is any guide.

    “My hope is that the board can land on a number on Thursday,” consultant Ralph Trapaniread more →

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    Talk out the trash

    Do you support recycling and waste reduction? Fewer trucks on the street? Affordable trash pickup? Like having a choice of hauler? Want to protect the bears?

    Well, you probably can’t have it all.

    The Carbondale Trustees have been struggling with contradicting priorities forread more →

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    If they can't stand the heat, keep the pup inside

    Carbondale Animal Hospital veterinarian Benjamin Mackin says he works with dogs suffering from negative effects of the heat on a regular basis. He sees cases from mild to sever and says it’s almost always avoidable. The dogs suffer from being left in vehicles too long to having theirread more →

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    Pages of the Past: It never rains but it pours

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 13, 1978

    A cloudburst in the midvalley accompanied by severe lightning left almost an inch of water in the streets of Carbondale in less than three minutes as a torrential downpour hit the area. Some minor…

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    CARE seeking help transporting and fostering animals in wake of evacuations

    If you’re feeling helpless in the wake of the Lake Christine Fire, Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) could use your help managing the influx of four-legged evacuees.

    If they’re mandatory evacuated, we are taking animals. We are not taking livestock, just small animals: cats and dogs, bunnies, whatever peopleread more →

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    Pilot program helps paralyzed participants move again

    It was the first time Adam Lavender stood in his wife’s embrace in six years. He’d been told by every spinal cord injury (SPI) expert at Craig Hospital that he would never regain mobility after a mountain biking accident in 2012. He was, and always would be, aread more →