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    TACAW to feature Songwriters’ Round

    The Roaring Fork Valley is rich with entertainment opportunities. The Valley supports a wealth of options in music, drama and the fine arts. One venue in particular has proven to be a dependable option for a varied selection of live entertainment: TACAW (The Arts Campus at Willits).

    On Sept. 1,… read more →

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    It’s time for dancing at Spring Creeks Ranch

    Dust off your cowboy hat and shine up your boots because the Spring Creeks Ranch Concert Series is bringing good times and good music to Carbondale on Aug. 26 and 27, on a picturesque plot of land that has been in the Gianinetti ranching family for 100 more →

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    Colorado River Basin states fail to agree upon major water conservation measures

    Sopris Sun correspondent Olivia Emmer interviewed KUNC’s Water and Environment Reporter covering the Colorado River basin, Alex Hager, about the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent demand to users of Colorado River water. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

    Would you remind us what happened at the beginning ofread more →

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    OST solicits public opinions on Penny

    Legend has it, somewhere south of Carbondale, there exists a non-commercial hot spring, free and accessible at all hours except when the river swallows it in spring. Tenacious soakers then rearrange the stones to balance scalding hot water with the cold river to make comfortable pools. It’s no secret that… read more →

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    New VOICES executive director focuses on community through art

    There is no question that MinTze Wu is a mover and a shaker. In the 4.5 years she’s lived in Carbondale, Wu has become a familiar name on the Roaring Fork Valley arts scene. She has been a curator and performer in Carbondale Arts’ Garden Music Series, concertmaster of the… read more →

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    A gift of education

    By Carrie Click
    CMC Public Information Manager

    Dick Hunt — the man who, with his wife, Shirley, gave $530,000 to the Colorado Mountain College Foundation — had a funny habit.

    Every morning, he’d walk down the driveway from his 19th century ranchread more →

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    CVEPA celebrates 50 years

    For its 50th anniversary celebration at Sunfire Ranch on Sunday, Aug. 21, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association welcomed well over a hundred attendees, ranging from longtime supporters to newcomers bracing to take up the charge of protecting the Crystal Valley for another 50 years to come. Founding board member…… read more →
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    Carbondale ranch, water trust launch second effort to boost Crystal River flows

    Courtesy of Fresh Water News

    In July, Cold Mountain Ranch and the Colorado Water Trust penned an agreement they hope will improve the Crystal River’s streamflow in dry years. The contract compensates the ranch owners, Bill Fales and Marj Perry, for adjusting the timing of their water diversions when… read more →

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    UPDATED: Redstone incident exposes local prejudice


    First, a clarification. The headline of last week’s article, “Redstone incident exposes local prejudice” was written by editor Raleigh Burleigh, not Gentrye Houghton. The intention was to highlight that prejudice is felt locally, and not only in Redstone as noted in the article. I realize nowread more →

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    Roaring Fork Valley media orgs launch outreach survey


    It’s not news that there is a disconnect between English- and Spanish-language news — and how that news reaches audiences — in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

    But now, eight news media organizations are seeking to bridge that gap, starting by learning more. Facilitated byread more →