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    Scuttlebutt - February 11, 2021

    Vaccine eligibility
    As of Feb. 8, Colorado opened vaccine eligibility to people ages 65 to 69, to K-12 educators and childcare workers, to first responders and other essential workers. This is Phase 1b.2 of the state’s vaccination plan. The expansion allows more than a quarter of Colorado adults to… read more →

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    Conserved ranch looks to future

    At the end of 2020, a conservation easement that had been in negotiation for more than five years came to fruition. Sunfire Ranch, over 1,200 acres near the confluence of the Crystal River and Thompson Creek, sold a $10M conservation easement to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (PCOST). Support… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    It all started with The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

    When this reporter first arrived in Carbondale, the trains transporting Mid-Continent coal were still active, and automobile drivers would often have to sit in their idling cars for several minutes, waiting for a train to clear the crossing. But that minor inconvenience was destined to disappear.
    The “last hurrah”… read more →

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    Subdivision and redevelopment approved

    Carbondale Trustees at Tuesday’s meeting approved a Major Site Plan Review presented by Stein Properties, LP and Carbondale Center Place LLC. Redevelopment of the property, which currently consists of The Sopris Shopping Center and Sopris Self Storage, involves the construction of three new buildings with 76 residential rental units, 10,370… read more →

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    Mods4Quads, a resource for those impacted by paralysis

    Mods4Quads (M4Q), a newly-formed nonprofit based in the Roaring Fork Valley, hopes to fill the resource void for those living with paralysis, family members and caregivers.
    Executive Director Susan Leety and Program Director Adam Lavender are developing a comprehensive resource directory and creating an online social network… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basketball season warms up

    Photos by Sue Rollyson
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Roaring Fork High School basketball teams played their first games on Jan. 28. Varsity boys won 72-49 against Olathe. The girls also gave Olathe a good challenge but ultimately lost 41-28. To guard against the spread of COVID,… read more →

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    Basalt Buzz - Football returns to Basalt High School

    Senior Rulbe Alvarado, who made the all-state team as a Longhorns varsity junior, lifts at the gym as team members watch: junior Sam Sherry, wide receiver and linebacker, and sophomore Trevin Beckman, running back and linebacker. Photo by Roberta McGowan.

    It may seem like ages…

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    It takes a valley

    United States history details are explained to in-person learners by Roaring Fork High School social studies teacher Mitch Foss. Photo by Roberta McGowan.

    RE-1’s high schools are joining forces to find solutions to the roller coaster ride students face navigating their fluctuating learning environments.

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    Love, light and heart: Carbondale-style

    On Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 13 and 14, the American Heart Association and Carbondale Creative District host Light the Night with Love. The “illuminated HeArt walk” takes place on a one-half mile stretch of the Rio Grande Trail, from DeRail Park (the ARTway arch) to the Latinx Folk Art Garden… read more →

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    Form and function unite

    Eyeball Vase by Ashley Bevington.

    Mugs by Mark Arnold.

    “Complexities: From Surface to Form,” an upcoming exhibit at the Carbondale Clay Center, displays the work of five dispersed artists exploring decorative function, or functional decoration, in art. According to Gallery Manager Matthew Eames, the…

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