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    A living local legend: John Waldo Tripp

    By Ted Frisbie
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    In response to the National Geographic cover story, “The Last Voices of World War II” (published June 20, 2020), I felt compelled to draw attention to one of our Valley’s last surviving members of the 10th Mountain Division. 

    Born July… read more →

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    Local artist shows at the Launchpad

    It took a while for The Sopris Sun to get an interview with longtime Carbondale artist John Toly — roughly three years. Polite requests would be gently rebuffed by the quiet, humble 83-year-old. But then he worked with Carbondale Arts to line up a solo art exhibition at the Launchpad… read more →

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    Sustainable Settings preps for phase three

    News of Sustainable Settings selling its property came as a shock to many. The announcement’s proximity to April 1 had some wondering if it was a joke. After nearly two decades of building soil south of Carbondale, the biodynamic ranch has become a defining characteristic of the region. Soon, however,… read more →

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    RFSD superintendent search narrows in

    The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) is narrowing in on its search for a new superintendent to replace Rob Stein at the end of the school year. Three finalists will travel to the Valley to meet the community and get a glimpse of what they might expect inread more →

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    Emergency Task Force looks beyond COVID 

    All trustees were in attendance at their regular meeting on April 12.

    As per usual, the meeting began with public comments from persons not on the agenda (there were none) followed by comments by the trustees.

    Marty Silverstein was sure to thank Town Clerk Cathy Derby and… read more →

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    The Valley is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

    The student production of “The Sound of Music,” directed by Sonya Meyer, premiered Friday, April 8. A collaboration between Basalt High, Basalt Middle, Basalt Elementary, Carbondale Middle and Roaring Fork High schools made the show possible. 

    This wildly popular musical set at the beginning of World War II, follows… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt/Community Calendar - April 14, 2022

    SCUTTLEBUTT

    Avian Flu
    Nearly an entire flock of chickens (35 out of 36) died on a ranch in Pitkin County. The lone survivor was later euthanized. While there are reports the infected flock was in the Crystal Valley, Pitkin County would not confirm a general location with

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    A.O. Forbes’ odyssey to CRMS

    A.O. Forbes is retiring from teaching, having completed his 33rd year at Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS), a school he attended and graduated from in 1969.

    To encapsulate Forbes’ legacy — as a teacher, coach, mentor, husband, father and grandfather — in one newspaper article, ledread more →

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    5Point Film Festival is a crowning jewel

    The 5Point Adventure Film Festival is one of the multifaceted jewels in the adventure film festival crown, which includes Mountainfilm in Telluride, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in California and the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada.

    Luis Yllanes, who took over as executiveread more →

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    GarCo report: Bear and water preparation

    Bear aware 
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Glenwood Springs District wildlife manager Matt Yamashita and assistant area wildlife manager Darren Chacon asked the commissioners to sign a letter in support of a regional funding effort to mitigate human and black bear encounters. 

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