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    2022 in review

    Another year has come and gone with hardship and success. We at The Sopris Sun offer this brief look back at just a few of the headline happenings.

    January
    At the beginning of the year, a surge of Omicron, the prevailing COVID-19 variant, had local… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Dec. 29, 2022

    Coat drive
    Good-hearted locals are collecting winter coats and warm clothing to deliver to asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Donations will be distributed by Border Servant Corps, a U.S.-based shelter that provides food, clothing, travel assistance, medical care and temporary shelter to some 200 asylum-seekers per day, 40%… read more →

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    Local group addresses wildlife collisions

    Often while commuting up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, motorists see what we’ve become accustomed to referring to as “roadkill” on the side of the highway. These animals are the victims of vehicle collisions. 

    On a personal note, this reporter recently took the life, inadvertently, of… read more →

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    Where once there was a trailer park…

    On Dec. 28, 2021, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees quietly accepted a generous land donation from a party requesting anonymity, though reporting in 2018 linked the donated properties and others with the Melvin and Bren Simon Foundation. In addition to the park at Fourth and Main, the donationread more →

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    Re-United for Thompson Divide

    Despite the efforts of Colorado Senators Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper and Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO-2), the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) Act, which would have protected the Thompson Divide from new natural gas leasing in perpetuity as well as Camp Hale and other landscapes in Colorado,read more →

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    Cash-for-grass comes to Colorado

    Beginning in July, locals may have an opportunity to participate in a cash-for-grass program as part of statewide efforts to reduce water consumption. The turf replacement initiative comes on the heels of Colorado House Bill 1151 passing in June 2022. According to the Colorado General Assembly, “the act requires the… read more →

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    Redstone Connected: another mountain gem

    The Crystal River Valley has unearthed its newest gem this season at Redstone Connected, an inspiring and welcoming community-centric internet cafe.

    Located at 450 Redstone Blvd, Redstone Connected is a co-working space for visitors and residents alike to enjoy refreshments, use high-speed internet and browse locally created art and crafts.… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt - Dec. 22, 2022

    Breaking news
    On Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, civil rights law firm Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP announced it has filed a race discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Michael Francisco against City Market, Inc., The Kroger Company and Tia Walker, manager of the self-check out area at the time of… read more →

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    Ross Montessori gives back

    Ross Montessori, a charter school in Carbondale, is sending $1,000 to Escuela Montessori San Cristóbal in Caguas, Puerto Rico in hopes of a collaborative partnership between the two schools.

    Ross Montessori is one of around 500 public charter schools in the United States where children areread more →

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    GarCo Report: Trails, water, Senator Joe Manchin and a changing of the guard

    Garfield County Commissioners had a busy agenda for their final regular meeting of 2022.

    The meeting kicked off with introductions of Bentley Henderson, new deputy county manager, and Jackie Harmon, county clerk and recorder-elect.

    A celebration for Jean Alberico, who is retiring after 40read more →