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    GarCo Report: Airport tug-o-war, Trout Unlimited request delayed

    Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) met at 9am in Rifle Monday at the Sheriff’s annex near the Rifle Garfield County Airport (RIL). The airport was one of the longer discussions during one of this year’s shorter meetings.

    Commissioners approved the revised 2023 Airport Development guidelines and thenread more →

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    Aspen Chapel Gallery elevates local artists

    Aspen is known for its art scene, featuring the world-renowned Aspen Art Museum and a plethora of high-end galleries lining its brick-studded mall. For a local art perspective, exit the ballyhoo and travel over the bridge and through the roundabout to find the Aspen Chapel Gallery tucked under Prince of… read more →

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    Climbing high: CRMS excels at State Championships

    Special to the Sopris Sun

    On Saturday, Feb. 25, in a packed gym in Broomfield, the Colorado State High School Climbing Championships saw impressive performances from climbers representing more than 30 high schools. The 50-foot walls of G1 Climbing and Fitness hosted the 15th year of the league

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    DanceAspen draws local and global talents

    DanceAspen will premiere its new winter program at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on March 17 and 18 at 7:30pm. This production will feature three original creations from world-renowned choreographers Penny Saunders, Yin Yue and Sebastian Kloborg. The performance will also feature works from local in-house dancers Matthew Gilmore,… read more →

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    Reproductive healthcare services walk a tenuous tightrope

    By Myki Jones and Jeanne Souldern

    Sopris Sun Correspondents

    The Supreme Court’s June 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision gave states the power to regulate abortion, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade and leaving many seeking access to safe abortion services traveling across state lines to access this healthcare.

    Colorado is one… read more →

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    CPR: Preparing to save a life

    On Jan. 2, during a nationally-televised Monday Night Football game, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin made what sportscasters called a routine tackle. After the 24-year-old stood up and walked a few steps, he wobbled and collapsed onto his back. The arguably healthy professional athlete suffered a cardiac arrest on the… read more →

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    Wilderness medicine app fills a needed niche

    In 2021, Kaen (“Call me ‘kl.’”) Lapides faced a crossroads in her life. The longtime Breckenridge-based ski patroller, emergency medical technician (EMT), backcountry ski and hiking guide and wilderness medicine educator was unable to do any of her usual activities. She was laid up from a back injury, and the… read more →

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    GarCo Report: Local dogs and cats win big, fireworks are banned and the courthouse is too cold

    Sometimes funding request grants from the Garfield County Commissioners are like an awards ceremony. “And the winner is!” This time local dogs and cats won big. The commissioners approved Colorado Animal Rescue’s (CARE) request of $230,000 to continue its work.

    Wes Boyd, CARE director, and programread more →

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    Here to There offers tailored care for elders

    Heather Craven is well known in the Roaring Fork Valley. Born and raised here, she returned to with her partner, Matt Creer, more than 20 years ago. She now owns and operates a homecare service focused on enriching the lives of clients, some of whom have been family friends for… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - March 9, 2023

    Spring forward
    Don’t forget to set your manual clocks one hour ahead on Sunday night, March 12. The next morning will feel especially early and dark, but the sun will be setting later than we’re accustomed to to make up for it.

    Holy Cross rates
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