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    Carbondale joins Mountain Chamber Alliance

    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and four other Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley chambers (Aspen, Basalt, Colorado River Valley and Glenwood Springs) have joined the Mountain Chamber Alliance (MCA) to strengthen partnerships across the central Rockies region.

    Existing MCA member chambers include: Buena Vista, Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte, Grand… read more →

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    Heritage Park remains strong as ever

    Aging is tough, so it’s a good thing there are local resources to assist folks getting up there in life. One such treasure helped give rise to it all: Heritage Park Care Center.

    Once construction of the building was complete, Heritage Park opened its doors in 1987 and has served… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - July 7, 2022

    Bobolinks nesting

    Bobolinks, a grassland-dependent bird species in severe decline (its worldwide population dropped by 59% from 1970 to 2014), have been spotted nesting at Glassier Open Space. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails contacted the property’s agricultural lessee to negotiate the postponement of hay cutting on about five acres… read more →

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    It’s elemental: fire, lightning, wind and water

    Fire and water are opposites, but when it comes to weather, they are interconnected. Large wildfires can generate their own weather systems. Weather travels through vertical columns in a convective process, but fire and weather are almost cyclical in nature as they create and destroy one more →

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    Sustainable buildings sprouting in Willits

    On Thursday, June 30, Amanda Poindexter helped organize a tour of the electrical buildings in Willits for both U.S. Green Building Council members and the general public.

    After a brief meet and greet, the tour explored two buildings. The first was The Hub, which is primarilyread more →

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    Bury this paper

    Photos and text by Kate Collins
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Need some newspapers for your garden project? We’ve got you covered! Contact The Sopris Sun at or 970-510-3003.

    Bill Kight and I took advice from the CSU Extension Office for reclaiming

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    Cranking up the volume on cancer awareness

    Mark your calendars and grab a friend because you won’t want to miss the second annual Anna Lynn Cunningham Foundation (ALCF) benefit concert at the River Valley Ranch (RVR) driving range on Friday, July 22.

    The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and locals’ favorite Shady Lane will take the stage… read more →

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    How to be a psychic

    Have you ever been thinking about someone when suddenly they call? Or, maybe you’ve had a dream that came true? Well, you may just be psychic. In fact, local intuitive Ann O’Brien would bet on it. Her new book, “Everyone is Psychic” is a practical how-to manual andread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Trustees roll ahead with WE-cycle

    When the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) presented on initiating a bike share program in Carbondale in November 2021, the cost-benefit ratio was unconvincing in the light of more apparent needs, such as an expanded circulator service.

    By contrast, RFTA and WE-cycle came before the trusteesread more →

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    Basalt Report: Councilors dream up care center in Willits

    The necessary quorum of four out of seven Basalt town councilors were present at Tuesday night’s regular meeting and dispatched their agenda in an hour. Mayor pro tem Ryan Slack filled in for Mayor Bill Kane, who was absent.

    Three conceptual designs by Land+Shelter in Carbondaleread more →