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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Jan. 20, 2022

    Got papers? 
    The Sopris Sun needs your help! After recently moving offices, a complete set of 2019 papers meant for preservation were lost. We’re hoping to round up three copies of each issue to be bound and archived for historical preservation. It’s a matter of historical record and… read more →

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    Salon Series returns with courage and strength

    “At its linguistic root, the word ‘courage’ comes from the word ‘heart’ — an invitation to meet what is most difficult in our lives with our hearts flung wide and willing to risk. And ‘strength,’ in my experience, can be a paradox. The more vulnerable I am, the more… read more →

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    From roadside to table: Colorado Parks & Wildlife permit turns roadkill into meals

    By Danielle Davis

    “After I relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley, it was curious to me that the animals [along the side of the road] were left to scavengers, given my prior experience in Alaska,” says Missouri Heights resident Mike Fleagle, who moved here in 2018.

    Fleagle is an Alaska… read more →

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    Getting into good trouble

    While most schools in the Roaring Fork Valley, and the country, had Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork was in session.

    “Today we are choosing to intentionally hold school, because we wanted to bring all of our students, community and teachers… read more →

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    GarCo report: The highs and lows of Garfield County governance

    The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) took six and a half hours to address the Jan. 17 agenda. For the recording of the entire meeting, visit: www.garfield-county.com 

    COVID update

    The county’s newly-appointed director of public health, Josh Williams, appeared for his first Board of… read more →

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    Two Rivers Community School to join Roaring Fork School District

    On Jan. 12, the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Two Rivers Community School’s (TRCS) application for district authorization, moving them one step closer to becoming an RFSD-member school.

    TRCS opened in 2014 in Glenwood Springs as a K-8 charter school… read more →

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    Carbondale report: Trustees narrow in on STR regs

    Carbondale trustees made considerable progress during a work session on Jan. 18 toward a solution to limit the proliferation of short-term rentals (STR) within town limits, while taking into account primary residents that rely on income generated by the model. Close to 90 attendees joined the meeting, both online… read more →

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    Jean Alberico tallies up the years

    By David Rummel

    Jean Alberico is the longtime Garfield County Clerk, and she’s going to miss the job. 

    “I’ve loved this job from the get-go because there is so much interaction with the public,” she says. 

    But, after 40 yearsread more →

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    Basalt Town Council signs off on new micro bus service

    In its first regular meeting of 2022, Basalt Town Council approved a resolution to ratify, continue and declare a local disaster emergency due to COVID-19. “Here we go again,” said Town Manager Ryan Mahoney.

    Tuesday night’s passage of the measure was unanimous and, for public health reasons, required that meetings… read more →

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    Trustees dive into new pool prospects

    The first regular meeting of the Board of Town Trustees (BOTT) in the new year saw the full board in attendance, masked and in-person.

    With the exception of one item, the consent agenda was approved with little discussion. This included accounts payable with approved community grants, authorization for the town… read more →