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    Drought inspires collaboration by water users

    For the third summer in a row, the Colorado Water Trust (CWT) has acquired water from Ruedi Reservoir to support endangered fish near Palisade. The unique agreement aligns environmental organizations, irrigation districts, federal agencies and philanthropists.

    The CWT led a coalition that includes Grand Valley Waterread more →

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    Test results require a closer look

    On Sept. 1, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) posted school and district results from 2021 statewide assessments, including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments in English language arts and math. The CDE also posted PSAT (Preliminary SAT) and SAT results.

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Sept. 9, 2021

    Climate action

    CLEER will host a community forum at the Third Street Center on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. to update residents on the Town of Carbondale’s climate actions and progress to date. Local experts will present and participant input is welcome for specific action steps as they… read more →

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    Local farm aspires to global impact

    By Will Sardinsky

    Glimpses of bright, reflective ribbon shine out from between dense masses of green at the Wild Mountain Seeds greenhouse. These silver and neon orange ribbons are strung around plants that look healthy, green and bear a robust fruit. Around the flagged plants, others wilt and… read more →

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    Riding into the wreck

    Photos and text by Paula Mayer

    Sopris Sun Contributor

    It was the summer of 2019 and I was sitting in the grandstand at Gus Darien Arena. The first round of ranch bronc riding was underway. A bronc came flying out of the bucking chuteread more →

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    Hanging Lake trail damage closes public access

    Photos by Paula Mayer

    Damage from recent debris flows closed the Hanging Lake trail for the remainder of 2021 and work to restore the trail could continue into 2023. Thankfully, the area’s ecology is showing signs of a quick recovery. According to White River National Forestread more →

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    RFHS fall sports return

    Roaring Fork Rams Sports (listed times are varsity games)

    Last week’s scores – L=loss, W=win, (score)

    Girls volleyball, Aug. 26, L – Coal Ridge (3) @ Roaring Fork (0)

    Girls volleyball, Aug. 28 Tournament, L- Soroco (3), Roaring Fork (0)

    L – Little… read more →

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    5Point

    The 5point Film Festival board of directors has voted to postpone their flagship festival, previously scheduled for Oct. 13 through Oct. 17. Based on ever-shifting conditions around in-person indoor gatherings due to COVID-19, the event is delayed until April 2022.

    Apply now!

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    RFSD responds to staffing and salary concerns

    During a special meeting on Aug. 25, the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education unanimously approved a mill levy override (MLO) proposal. RFSD voters will decide, on the Nov. 2 ballot, whether or not to approve a property tax increase that will provide additional funding forread more →

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    Habitat and working ranch conserved near Carbondale

    On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a handful of giddy Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members gathered at the Coffman Ranch, 1.5 miles east of downtown Carbondale. They were there to celebrate the organization’s purchase of the verdant property from longtime owners Rex and JoAnn Coffman.

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