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    Basalt declares election winners

    The oddest action that Basalt Town Council took Tuesday night was when the quorum of four councilors unanimously voted to approve a resolution that canceled the Town’s April 5 municipal election. 

    The regular meeting, held again on Zoom due to the declaration of a localread more →

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    ‘Don’t make Carbondale too pretty’

    Comparing feedback from Spanish and English engagement meetings, Carbondale Planning Director Janet Buck was amused to find among the common sentiments, “Don’t make Carbondale too pretty!” That input is just a small sample of thousands of comments received over the course of seven months toward a draft Comprehensiveread more →

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    RFSD board begins new superintendent search

    The business of finding a replacement for departing Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Superintendent Rob Stein began last week with two RFSD Board of Education meetings — a regularly-scheduled meeting on Jan. 26 and a special meeting on Jan. 28. In both meetings, steps were discussed and agreedread more →

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    Local residents displaced amid housing crisis

    Longtime resident Jimmy D’Annibale is faced with leaving his home of nearly a decade. He is one of several tenants at the Thunder River Lodge Apartments in Carbondale whose leases will not be renewed by their landlord, Aspen Ski Company (ASC).

    The apartments currently provide anread more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar, Feb. 3, 2022

    Masks galore
    Many local institutions, including fire and police departments, along with all local libraries, are partnering with the state of Colorado to distribute free KN95 masks to the public. There is a limit of five masks per person, per month. For the full list of participating organizations, visit… read more →

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    Light the Night with Love illuminates community

    Pave the way for love! The second annual Light the Night with Love (LNL) is happening Feb. 11 and 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a new route that begins at Town Hall, weaves through True Nature Healing Arts, and ends at the Carbondale Clay Center.

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    Aspen Strong offers much-needed ‘Time to Talk’

    Aspen Strong’s mental health peer support group, “Time to Talk,” began in December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by “providing people with a space to come, connect and talk about whatever they’re going through. To find a space where they could share their stories openly and find… read more →

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    Input sought for Sweetwater management

    Although it’s over the hill and through the woods, Sweetwater Lake is still part of Garfield County and of particular interest to outdoor enthusiasts. 

    For decades, the acreage has fluctuated between private landowners but was recently sold, yet again, to the most attractive bidder: theread more →

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    Current Ritual brings holistic health to the light

    Kat McAfee, founder and owner of Current Ritual, is not your average occupational therapist.

    With over 12 years of experience working in various healthcare settings from the newborn intensive care unit to hospice, McAfee knew she was ready to break away from the mainstream healthcare modelread more →

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    Town receives anonymous donation of downtown acreage

    Editor’s note: Alas, as originally published, our calculation of the total acreage donated to the town was off by one (not insignificant) decimal point. The town government has graciously received more than 1.6 acres, but not 16. The Sopris Sun will institute more vigorous math checking to avoid similar blunders… read more →