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    Former Sun Editor living in Oregon, freelancing for Reuters

    While he’s been in hotter situations since, Terray Sylvester must have felt like his first day at The Sopris Sun was a trial by fire.

    The nonprofit newspaper was less than a year old and still finding its footing. With plenty of help from a committedread more →

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    Dolores Way traffic won’t stop affordable housing project

    The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to move forward with the proposed Red Hill Lofts project on May 24, despite a public hearing overwhelmed by residents complaining of traffic congestion on Dolores Way.

    “There are times when you have three or four 18read more →

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    Senior brings peace to Basalt High School

    Like most of his peers, Mauricio Sosa will be graduating from Basalt High School on Saturday, June 2.

    Just hours after rehearsing for graduation, Sosa will join elected officials, school administrative staff and many mentors and friends at 4 p.m. June 1 at

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    Looking back on 35 years as a kindergarten teacher

    It was the promise of being able to spend more time with her grandson that finally convinced Sydney McBrayer it was time to retire from her Crystal River Elementary School classroom.

    “That’s kind of the thing that made me say, ‘OK, it’s time to retire.’ Iread more →

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    Page of the Past: Home on the range

    June 1, 1978

    Area Wildlife Officer Jim Goodyear penned a column touting the successes of modern management. For instance, he noted that beaver had been almost absent in the east in 1900 but were becoming once again common in 49 states — Hawaii excluded.

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    Fire restrictions expand upvalley

    White River National Forest and Pitkin County have joined Garfield County and Carbondale in instituting stage one fire restrictions.

    That means no campfires outside designated grates in developed campgrounds, no smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren area free of vegetation,… read more →

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    Biker still missing along 133

    The search for a missing Delta man was ongoing as of press time despite an extensive search in the Crystal Valley over the weekend.

    Robert Geisler, 51, was last seen in Glenwood Springs on May 12, when he ostensibly headed home on his Black 2011read more →

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    Calaway’s community connections commended

    Editor’s note: This story from May is being widely reshared following Calaway’s passing on Dec. 12, 2018. We have very little information at this time, but plan a full feature and/or obituary. A celebration of life will be held in January. 

    When he talks about Carbondale, Jim Calawayread more →

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    Bat biologists look to collaborate with climbers

    “Bat cursing” seems an apt description for the protests Rob Schorr received as he plucked his catch from the net and handed it to Dan Neubaum.

    After a quick examination, the wildlife biologists — representing Colorado State University’s Natural Heritage Program and Colorado Parks and Wildlife,read more →

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    Out of the basement and into the library

    Lacy Dunlavy has student taught in Boulder County, paged through declassified military files in the basement of CU’s Norlin Library and talked Eagle County residents out of their favorite heirlooms. But her new role as Carbondale Branch Librarian is everything she’s been seeking.

    “I wanted aread more →