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    689 gets a new edge

    A young participant practices his axe throwing. Photos by Sue Rollyson.

    Upon arrival, it’s hard to know what to expect at AX’D BABE, Carbondale’s newest venture behind 689 Main Street. Through the wrought iron gate, straw bales circle up to wood-burning fire pits and light…

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    The story continues at Ragged Mountain Sports

    At Ragged Mountain Sports (Ragged) it is common to find a piece of gear that truly speaks to you because, more often than not, the gear at Ragged is full of life and stories from adventurers’ past.
    As the Roaring Fork Valley’s premiere outdoor recreation consignment shop,… read more →

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    Where the butterfly lands

    José Miranda drains the meat with Ayla witnessing the process, embracing a hen. Photo by Paula Mayer.

    Erin Cuseo, Ayla’s mother and a devoted agricultor, teaches her children the wonderful and sometimes sad realities of food production. Photo by Paula Mayer.


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    Government Briefs - February 4, 2021

    CPW collars gray wolf
    Colorado Park and Wildlife collared a male wolf that entered the state from Wyoming. The GPS collar will help wildlife managers study the animal’s travel patterns as more wolves enter Colorado.

    Shed-antler collecting
    To protect wintering big-game animals and… read more →

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    Thank you, Advertisers!

    The Sopris Sun depends on the thoughtfulness and generosity of many people, organizations, and businesses in Carbondale and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Our thanks to everyone who sends a letter, to our advertisers, hardworking staff and board members, the writers and photographers who make the paper what… read more →

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    Lynx tolerate recreation, but rely on limited habitat

    On Feb. 4, Lucretia Olson, ecologist for the Rocky Mountain Research Station of the United States Forest Service (USFS), will present her research on lynx in Colorado as part of Naturalist Nights. This local series is hosted by Wilderness Workshop, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Roaring Fork… read more →

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    Police Report, January 28, 2021

    From Dec. 14 through Jan. 21, Carbondale Police handled 894 calls for service, including the following cases of note:

    Thursday Dec. 24 at 5:38 p.m. Officers responded to a trespass at City Market. The male in question was released with a summons.

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    Dollars, budgets and four-legged friends

    According to Wes Boyd, Executive Director of C.A.R.E. (Colorado Animal Rescue), their animal shelter is operating as normal despite the recent elimination of the Garfield County Sheriff’s animal control program. The loss of funding for animal control from the county sheriff means that there will no longer be… read more →

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    Preservation Commission advances amid Dinkel sale

    There is no doubt about it, Carbondale is bracing for change and many wonder at what cost. One particularly concerned group is the Carbondale Historical Preservation Commission (CHPC) which fears bits of the town’s history will continue to be chipped away. One significant motivator for such worry is… read more →

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    Wade or float, the rivers beckon

    With a big grin, fishing guide Coleman Walker shows off the rainbow trout he caught and released back into the Fork. Photo by Roberta McGowan.

    Correction: We had originally published that only the lower Roaring Fork, between Carbondale and Glenwood, is considered “Gold Medal Waters” restricted to…

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