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    Hot, big fires are here to stay

    Local and regional wildfire experts gathered at The Changing Face of Wildfire forum Sept. 25 at The Temporary to reflect upon the Lake Christine Fire, and to discuss if, across the West, communities should begin to shift their perspective and be prepared for larger, devastating fires more more →

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    Signs speak louder than words

    Editor’s Note: This class was postponed due to health issues

    While many classes at Colorado Mountain College put people’s passions into play, the upcoming continuing education course on American Sign Language at the Carbondale campus is particularly personal.

    Instructor Valerie Rose is deaf in oneread more →

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    Colorado company keeps you connected

    It’s hard to get much done without the internet these days, as a series of outages in recent years — most recently on Sept. 24 — underscores.

    Most communication in, out and within the Valley relies on a couple of main lines which can beread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Thompson Divide fight turns 10

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Sept. 28, 1978

    After seven years of meeting around kitchen tables, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities opened its first office in the Dinkle Building. The space was intended to serve as a hub for information…

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    Fire ban back for GarCo, Carbondale

    After a brief respite, Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale have opted to reinstate Stage II fire restrictions.

    That means no smoking or open flames except within an enclosed or barren area, no explosives or engines without a spark arresting device and no campfires exceptread more →

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    Top-rated Ram soccer boys on a roll

    The Roaring Fork soccer boys had the clear upper hand when they hosted Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Sept. 14 — though you couldn’t tell it from the cheers.

    It was a hometown game for CRMS, too, and the Oyster corner hooted and hollered throughout theread more →

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    Boy, girl or fill in the blank...

    Zayna Meyer doesn’t quite remember when she realized she identified as a girl — it just sort of always seemed to be the case.

    “I guess I just had a weird feeling — like at five, I think. And whenever I had a dressread more →

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    DHM Design celebrates 20 years in Carbondale

    It takes a lot of work to keep the west wild, and DHM Design has long been a careful steward in that endeavor. The Carbondale office — one of four — just celebrated its 20th year in operation, and the Denver headquarters has a more-than 40-year legacy. read more →

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    ‘Flower lady’ Sue Bacon says goodbye

    On her deathbed, Sue Bacon dictated a letter to the people of Carbondale.

    “This has been a wonderful experience, you are marvelous people, and I have enjoyed my living here immensely,” she said. “We are so fortunate to have a place like Heritage Park Careread more →

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    Memories of Anita Witt

    Compiled by Charlotte Graham

    Special to The Sopris Sun


    Carbondale (especially Missouri Heights) locals said “So long for now” last Saturday, Sept. 9 to Anita Witt, the brightest of stars in our universe at Missouri Heights Schoolhouse with a reception afterwards at theread more →