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    The not-so-secret Garden Music Series

    It’s summertime in the Roaring Fork Valley. This means festivals galore, monsoonal rains (we hope) and a new tradition — the Garden Music Series. The collaboration between Carbondale Arts and MinTze Wu was born from a necessity, a “collective craving for being together and just listening to music,”read more →

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    Water Warriors part two: Debris flow disasters in Glenwood Canyon

    By J.P. Frale
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Part one of this two-part story can be found online at SoprisSun.com 

    Learning to use new filtration equipment at Glenwood Springs’ Red Mountain Water Treatment Plant (RMWTP) and the Wastewater Treatment Facility was challengingread more →

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    Grovestock festival plants magic at Sunlight

    Three years in the making, a partnership between Echo-Terra, LLC and Sunlight Mountain Resort has sprouted into Grovestock, a three-day music and arts festival at Sunlight from June 10-12. 

    Echo-Terra, a Roaring Fork Valley-based event planning and production company, was formed in late 2019 by threeread more →

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    Zoology 101

    One of the most unique classes at Roaring Fork High School is Zoology, taught by Rachel Cooper. The final project involves working in a small group to completely dissect a dead animal down to its bones and then reassemble the skeleton. 

    First, the students weigh and measure their animals… read more →

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    Colorado Rocky Mountain School graduates carry forth tradition

    On Saturday, June 4, 43 seniors at Colorado Rocky Mountain School embarked on the next chapter of their lives. Excitement rose as students received flower crowns and boutonnieres. The graduation processional, led by Jeff Leahy, wove its way from the art complex to the graduation lawn where families, friends and… read more →

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    Picking fresh figs on Basalt Mountain

    The slice of the Roaring Fork Valley population that inhabits a small portion of Eagle County often finds its boundaries baffling, inefficient and frustrating. The State Legislature evidently didn’t consider the watershed or topography when they drew Eagle County’s borders back in 1883. Jerome Osentowski, in turn, probablyread more →

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    Water Warriors: Honoring ordinary heroes

    By J.P. Frale

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Considering the significant challenges we have faced as a nation, as a state and as a community in 2020 and 2021, the following real life story — about a group of dedicated individuals thrust into uncharted territory — inspires admiration. Our heroes… read more →

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    Get to know your gubernatorial candidates

    Election season is heating up! The Sopris Sun is bringing you interviews from candidates in contested races ahead of the June 28 primary. This week, we focus on Colorado’s gubernatorial race. To begin, incumbent Governor Jared Polis, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, reflects on his first term… read more →

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    Huts for Vets set to kick off 10th season

    Huts for Vets (HFV) is preparing for its 10th season of operation in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Carbondale-based nonprofit’s first of six four-day, all-expenses-paid retreats for military veterans to backcountry huts will depart June 18.

    HFV is the brainchild of longtime local journalist, author and environmentalist Paul Andersen. It… read more →

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    Ski exchange elevates adaptive sports

    It’s never too early to think about the ski season, and for two Challenge Aspen (CA) professional ski instructors, the next season cannot start soon enough.

    In a partnership with the Aspen Sister Cities (ASC) adaptive ski exchange program, CA will be sending locals Cami Aumoite and John Klonowski to… read more →