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    Carbondale Trustee Candidate Forum archive

    On March 16,  The Sopris Sun and KDNK hosted a roundtable dialogue with Carbondale’s eight candidates for the Board of Town Trustees and one mayoral candidate.

    Review the audio here.… read more →

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    Bookworms find cozy digs at Carbondale bookstore

    Yes, you read that right. Carbondale has a bookstore again. White River Books is located on Second Street, between Main Street and the Rio Grande Trail.

    Owner Izzy Stringham said, since welcoming her first customers on March 3, “pretty much everyone is over the moon thatread more →

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    An interview with HD57 Dem. candidate Elizabeth Velasco

    Elizabeth Velasco is a Garfield County resident who has worked and lived in the area for over 20 years. She is the child of a first-generation immigrant family. She has worked as a public information officer and has served on many boards ranging from the federal, state and local… read more →

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    An interview with HD57 Dem. candidate Cole Buerger

    Cole Buerger is a fifth-generation Garfield County resident and small business owner who has lived not just in the district but around the globe. He discussed with The Sopris Sun the key issues of his campaign and the steps he plans to take for communities within HD57, shouldread more →

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    GarCo report: Civil issue may have broader impact

    The Garfield County Commissioners held their first regular meeting of the month on Monday, March 7. For the full agenda and an audio/video recording of the meeting, visit 

    Checking oil and gas

    The commissioners started the meeting by opting in as a cooperating agency for… read more →

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    Working parents find few childcare options for infants and toddlers

    After receiving their joyful news, parents expecting their first baby are initiated into another fact of life: there’s a waitlist at every licensed early childcare center between Parachute and Aspen. “People hear through the grapevine that the moment they know they are pregnant they must get on a waitlist,” says… read more →

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    Carbondale report: Housing crunch fought on several fronts

    All trustees were in attendance at the regular meeting on March 8.

    During trustee comments, Lani Kitching gave an update on Crystal River restoration work at Riverfront Park. Based on the limited window for working in-stream with minimal disruption to aquatic species, the project is forecasted to begin… read more →

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    LKL: Another chance at collaboration

    The Lead King Loop (LKL) may just be the next frontier for a collaborative public land management plan. With many diverse interests, cohesion has been elusive to date. At the close of the year, converging interest groups agreed to come together with the intent to form comprehensive suggestions to hand… read more →

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    Hattie Rensberry lends dynamism to The Sopris Sun

    In late January 2022, The Sopris Sun gained a new member to the team. She brings with her a passion for photography, textile arts and many other forms of creative expression. You may have noticed our slightly shifting style as we settle into a new flow — welcoming the strengths… read more →

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    RFSD begins superintendent hiring process

    By the end of last week, Glenn “Max” McGee, president of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), and Valerie Pitts, HYA associate, had held 29 meetings in the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), making good progress on completing the community engagement phase of the search for a newread more →