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    Old ways colliding with the new

    Ranching as a way of life has been part of Carbondale’s DNA since before the town’s inception, but the culture is now stymied in the wake of a development surge. While the rodeo lot fills way-over capacity on Thursday evenings, ranching families that gave rise to the traditionread more →

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    Trail Notes - June 24, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Know-how

    Temperatures continue to rise, wind is persistent and precipitation is absent: Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison counties have instituted stage one fire restrictions for all state, federal, private, incorporated and unincorporated lands within their respective areas. Stage one fire restrictions… read more →

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    Crystal Theatre readies for 'reel' lovers

    The first sign of the Crystal Theatre’s reopening was a literal sign, one on the marquee announcing, “Reopening soon. End of June.”

    After a 15-month closure, theater owners Kathy and Bob Ezra wanted to spread the welcome news to passersby during June’s First Friday event.read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - June 17, 2021

    Holy Cross election

    Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a nonprofit member-owned electric cooperative, concluded its annual Board of Directors election on June 10. Ten individuals were nominated for three seats on the board: two representing HCE’s northern district and one representing the southern district. In the northern district, Kristen… read more →

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    Larry Day: thriving in the chaos

    Larry Day is a jack of all artistic trades and a master of many. A cartoonist, painter, children’s book illustrator, advertising storyboard designer, technical illustrator and arcade game creative designer. Now he can add another title to the list — Carbondale Mountain Fair poster/t-shirt design winner, on theread more →

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    Comp plan update gets rolling

    Carbondale, like the rest of the world, is changing fast.

    As the town grows and adapts, it’s incumbent upon local government to guide development in a way that is beneficial overall and true to the place’s characteristics and history.

    In 2013, the town adoptedread more →

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    The people behind the puzzles

    As The Sopris Sun moved into its second decade, it began taking on more features and other aspects of a firmly established newspaper. In the past couple of years, weekly puzzles and cartoons have become an established tradition.

    When these features were introduced in 2019,read more →

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    Fire, on and off the agenda

     

    Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) had a couple of short sessions during the first two public meetings in June.

    The public speaks

    The BOCC addressed public comments not on the agenda for the first hour of the June 7 meeting. A number of community members…

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    Carbondale Historical Society celebrates "Our Hattie"

    Sue Gray, executive director of the Carbondale Historical Society (CHS), called it “a small gathering to celebrate our Hattie.” On the evening of June 9, the group gathered in the side yard next to the Thompson House Museum to celebrate Hattie Thompson Holland’s 155th birthday.

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    C'dale commercial occupancy down but not dire

    By Will Grandbois

    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Last year’s freeze is thawing, and the local business scene seems to be emerging mostly intact.

    Our annual commercial inventory found just 10 fewer operating storefronts and offices than last year. Yes, that’s a negative trend, but withread more →