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    High Q moves to Main Street

    Redevelopment of the Sopris Shopping Center has left business owners scouting for alternatives. It has been a mixed bag of results, with some businesses closing permanently or temporarily, and others moving to a new space.

    One of those relocating is High Q. The retail marijuana store (dispensary) opened at the… read more →

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    A caboose comes to Carbondale

    A caboose, you say? Here in Carbondale? Well, yes, right behind the big yellow house at the corner of 3rd and Capitol. So how did that get here and when? It’s a good story, but first …

    The house
    According to a survey of historic structures put out by… read more →

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    Facing climate change

    The Third Annual Imagine Climate event, hosted by Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), kicks off on March 1 with the completion of three crowdsourced murals decorating Colorado Mountain College (CMC) buildings in Aspen, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. CORE created the murals with French artist JR’s Inside Out global art… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - February 25, 2021

    Distant visitor

    The Sopris Sun is happy to announce that we have been paired with an intern through the Colorado Press Association. Jackson Braitberg was born in Denver, raised in Orinda, California, and is a senior studying journalism and business at Colorado State University. When taking a break from his… read more →

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    Local arrest stirs controversy

    Michael Francisco has lived in Carbondale for 10 years. He grew up in Belize, where his father was a police officer, before moving to Los Angeles (LA) when he was 15. He is currently 54 years old. In Belize, Francisco was not familiar with racial profiling as a law enforcement… read more →

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    Communities disagree over land use

    Overview
    In its bucolic setting, Missouri Heights rises over 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It’s a place without much noise or light pollution; home to ranches, farms, small residential subdivisions and equestrian facilities.
    Presently, Garfield County is reviewing plans by Ascendigo Autism Services for a 126-acre recreation/education… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: February 24, 2021

    Carbondale Trustees met on Feb. 23 for their regular meeting. All trustees except Erica Sparhawk were in attendance. The meeting began with a “community hero” award presented by Marty Silverstein to the pharmacy workers at City Market. Trustees then approved a consent agenda including “accounts payable” that amounted to $400,830.… read more →

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    Inventor rides waves of opportunity

    It may appear that Chris Karol’s life has taken a circuitous route. Looking closer, you will see that each turn has led to a series of connected pathways.
    The year 1982 would see the first official snowboard competition, the National Snow Surfing Championships (later known as the U.S. Open… read more →

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    Storms boost the snowpack to near-normal

    Colorado ended last year in an exceptional drought. By Oct. 2020, 22% of Colorado was categorized in “exceptional drought.” This number peaked at almost 28%, where it hovered for much of January.
    Exceptional drought (D4) is the most severe drought category used by the National Weather Service, and… read more →

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    Basalt launches community participation projects

    With an eye on the future, Town Council appointed council member Glenn Drummond as the official representative on the soon-to-be-launched Community Vision and Strategy Project Vista (Vista) under the Eagle County Stewardship Team. 

    Drummond is also a volunteer member of the Parks, Open Space and Trails committee.

    Under the Vista… read more →