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    Carbondale is water secure, but the West is not

    On Tuesday, July 19, the town of Carbondale trustees held a work session on water. Mayor Ben Bohmfalk wanted to know whether the town has enough water to service growth, particularly in light of the desire to add housing. He also asked if the town should be doing more to… read more →

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    Carbondale report: Trustees pursue STR tax, table lodging tax

    All Carbondale trustees were present at their regular meeting on July 27.

    During opening comments, trustee Lani Kitching talked about a gradual release of contracted water at the Ruedi Reservoir to help fish populations by cooling the Roaring Fork River. Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs participated.

    Trustee… read more →

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    Park jumps into academic excellence role at RFSD

    This month, Stacey Park began her position as the Roaring Fork School District’s chief academic officer (CAO); a job that, when it came open, she “just jumped in.”

    Park said, “I read about the district’s focus on prioritizing students’ social-emotional well-being in service of academic learning, and that’s in line… read more →

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    Shaping the future of wellness in Garfield County

    On Monday afternoon, in a Third Street Center board room, Carbondale citizens were given the rare opportunity to directly voice the concerns of their community to Garfield County’s department of public health (GCPH). This was organized as the fifth in a series of six focus groups, each held across the… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Community Calendar - July 28, 2022

    Social justice

    On the fifth Sunday of each month, the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation hosts a speaker on the topic of social justice. This Sunday, July 31, the guest will be Jorge Montiel, lead organizer of the Mountain Voices Project. The service will be held at 10 a.m. in-person… read more →

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    Help Wanted: A sign of the times

    Seemingly everywhere you look in the Roaring Fork Valley, a permanent “Help Wanted” sign greets customers at the entrance of many beloved restaurants.

    While the constant employee turnover brings uncertainty and inevitable stress for Carbondale restaurant owners, they are adapting to the times and continuing to deliver high-quality culinary experiences… read more →

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    A new moon rises over Mountain Fair

    The wildly wonderful and whimsical Amy Kimberly, along with stellar superstar Mark Taylor,  prepare to pass along the marvelous responsibility of managing Carbondale’s Mountain Fair — to a squad of apprentices who likewise shimmer with magical mountain fairy dust. 

    Kimberly has been director of the fair for nearly… read more →

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    Human-Nature Garden to land on Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande Trail only gets more marvelous with age — much like Carbondale residents — and new installments along the ARTway continue its beautification. The Carbondale Age Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) is proud to announce its upcoming contribution to the pedestrian pathway. 

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    'A Decent Home' screens in Carbondale

    Director Sara Terry spent over six years making “A Decent Home”, her third documentary. Coming from a background in journalism, Terry told The Sopris Sun that filmmaking is “the biggest kind of conversation of any journalism I know or have participated in” with the most potential for impact.read more →

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    Little room for compromise

    In the early evening of Wednesday, July 13, scores of people lined the east side of Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs at Sayre Park to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a judicial precedent which protected womens’ right to choose for the past 50 years.… read more →