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    Addressing Colorado's last-place mental health finish

    On March 2, the Colorado Legislature introduced House Bill 22-1278 (HB 1278) to create the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). This cabinet-level state agency would take on issues at the center of Colorado’s torn and tattered mental health care system.

    The bill outlines the duties and responsibilitiesread more →

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    Maximum vibrancy for acceptable impact

    There was significant build-up to the trustees’ March 15 work session with a return to the contentious topic of Main Street closures. In 2020, responding to pandemic-induced capacity restrictions for restaurants, the town opted to limit traffic on the “300 Block,” between Third Street and Fourth Street, and completely close… read more →

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    Local teen shares business smarts

    By Alicia Lowe
    Special to The Sopris Sun 

    Editor’s note: Glenwood Springs High School senior Alicia Lowe produced a series of interview with local entrepreneurs for her capstone project. You can find audio versions of the following interview by searching for the podcast “When You Grow Up” online. … read more →

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    Proposed Forest Service conveyance advances

    Perhaps you’re familiar, perhaps not, but the Forest Service administrative site on Valley Road, east of El Jebel and Crown Mountain Park, is bracing for change. Thirty acres of the 70-acre site, which has been used for Forest Service employee housing for decades, is slated for conveyance and its future… read more →

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    Wading in: Ballot Issue A

    In addition to electing three trustees and Carbondale’s next mayor, town residents have the opportunity to approve replacing the John M. Fleet Pool, named for a former Carbondale mayor, with a new aquatics facility in the same location.

    The new pool would separate the lap pool from the general recreation… read more →

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    If you’re leaving footprints, turn around

    It’s March again, which means it’s time for our annual reminder that it’s not great to use muddy trails.

    With current trail counts for Red Hill coming in between 65,000 and 70,000 uses per year, it’s more important than ever for trail users to be aware of best practices.

    “If… read more →

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    Syringe services and more, sans judgment

    Maggie Seldeen started High Rockies Harm Reduction (HRHR), not on a whim, not because she thought it would be edgy, but because there was a need. A need she’s observed, and felt the impact of, within our community. 

    Overcoming addiction is a convoluted path, with lotsread more →

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    Soup’s on: Breakfast at the Calf-ateria

    It’s early morning just outside of Carbondale and the Cowboy Calf-eteria is bustling. Chefs Tim and Ted Nieslanik, along with the help of their sous chefs, William Steindler and Clayton Skinner, prepare breakfast for about 300 customers who eagerly await to be served.

    Calving season isread more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - March 17, 2022

    Cutting gas

    The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) was awarded $1.2 million in federal funding to address methane leaking from the defunct Coal Basin Mine. The methane emitted from Coal Basin sends a significant volume of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. CORE is hosting two public events to address… read more →

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    Celebrating 50 years and new contract: Garfield County Senior Nutrition Program

    Come for the food, and stay for the company — the Department of Human Services’s (DHS) senior lunches are back on in eastern Garfield County.

    Since 1972, the DHS’s Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) has focused on creating meaningful connections and healthy meals for seniors around theread more →