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    Business opportunities abound for Carbondale couple

    At the end of January, Janie and Ryan Pratt purchased the business formerly known as Mary’s Main Street Spirits. They have changed the name to Downtown Liquors on Main and are, Janie, said, “a mom and pop store, locally-owned and operated.”

    Ryan, born and raised in Carbondale and a 1997… read more →

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    The ins and outs of ‘OUTSIDE/IN’

    By Raleigh Burleigh

    Sopris Sun Editor

    The pandemic saw the whole world turned inside out. In terms of performance arts like dance, this happened quite literally with companies taking their work outdoors to keep audiences safe. Now, with the outside turning in again, “OUTSIDE/IN” chooses to meld… read more →

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    Youth Art Park breaks ground

    After several years in the making, the ground has been broken for the Youth Art Park on the Rio Grande Trail behind Town Hall in Carbondale. This is the latest installment planned along the ARTway.

    A group of committed people who brought the dream together gathered on Thursday, July 7… read more →

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    Re-mapping the future at Aspen Art Museum

    By Kate Phillips
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Thought-provoking and awe-inspiring, the Aspen Art Museum’s (AAM) groundbreaking summer exhibition “Mountain / Time” is a captivating, time-based media experience that entices visitors to reimagine their worldviews.

    Featuring notable works loaned from the Rosenkranz Collection andread more →

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    New marijuana store eyes abandoned storefront

    All trustees were present at their regular meeting on July 12 with the exception of Mayor Ben Bohmfalk. It was Mayor Pro Tem Erica Sparhawk’s first meeting in that role, leading the process in the mayor’s absence.

    Beyond the procedural minutia of municipal government — approving commission minutes — there… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - July 14, 2022

    Fire safety

    Learn about wildfire safety and steps that you can take to reduce risk in and around your home by signing up for a wildfire mitigation home assessment. These voluntary assessments are performed by trained fire professionals and will give you recommendations for mitigating your home from the threat… read more →

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    Party like it's...

    After many years of permitting and construction, Sopris Lodge is now fully operational with the completion of 24 memory care and 23 assisted living apartments. The facility enjoyed a soft opening last summer with one building consisting of 27 independent living apartments and associated amenities.

    Altogether, the campus…

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    Garfield, neighboring counties prepare for solar surge

    By Dave Reed

    CLEER communications director

    Representatives of five counties gathered June 24 for an all-day conference in Rifle to compare notes and discuss strategies for preparing for an expected surge in utility-scale solar development.

    The roster of other participants at “Harnessing Solar Benefits for Western Colorado” — including staffers… read more →

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    Between the bull market and a bare paycheck

    The current housing crisis in the Roaring Fork Valley is putting many working-class locals on the brink of homelessness. Wages are falling far short of the Valley’s cost of living; long-term locals are having their housing sold out from under them; and unique communities are being washed out as a… read more →

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    Doing business at the crossroads of culture

    By Stella Guy Warren

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    In elementary school, my mom and I would take weekly trips to Garcia’s Market and La Fogata, on the hunt for platanos fritos con crema  —a traditional Central American dish with fried plantains. Sweaty palmed, I would approach the counterread more →