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    Coal Basin Ranch opens for mountain biking

    Coal Basin Ranch opened for mountain biking on Saturday, May 28 for the property’s first full season. To get there, visitors drive up the winding Coal Basin Road for about four miles, following Coal Creek around steep hillsides of shale and sandstone before arriving at a parking lot and closure… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - June 9, 2022

    Volunteers needed!
    ‘Tis the season of stellar summer events. Aspen Dance Connection needs volunteers to help with an upcoming show, OUTSIDE/IN, at The Arts Campus at Willits on July 16. For more info, call 970-927-0641 (or email aspendance@comcast. ( net). Carbondale Arts, meanwhile, is building its roster of… read more →

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    Strawberry Days makes a comeback

    Glenwood Springs’ 125th Strawberry Days festival is upon us. After a two-year respite, due to the pandemic, the fun returns June 17-19 at Two Rivers Park. 

    The historic celebration got its start on June 18, 1898. It was initially organized by the Tri-County Farmers Union to promote some of… read more →

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    Marble Wetlands access reveals a consequential history

    By Alex Menard
    Sopris Sun Correspondent 

    A meeting of environmental minds took place on May 26 at Marble Wetlands — a new, non-motorized recreation trail and wildlife refuge adjacent to the town of Marble. The event was a planning session forread more →

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    If an aspen grove falls, continued

    For part one of this two-part series, click here

    The Forest Service has stated that the logging on William’s Peak, along Four Mile Road, is to create a disturbance, “and cutting areas with mature aspen stimulates their root system to vigorously regenerate.” However, users ofread more →

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    The music lives on at Steve’s Guitars

    What would Carbondale be without Steve’s Guitars — or, for that matter, Steve Standiford — ? For nearly 30 years, this little guitar shop turned intimate listening room has brought people together around a common love for music.
    Although the venue began as a retail store, previously owned by… read more →

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    Meet the CD3 Republican candidates

    Last week, readers heard from the Democratic candidates for the Third Congressional District (CD3) race. Now, it’s time to hear from the Republican incumbent, Representative Lauren Boebert, and GOP challenger, Don Coram. The Sopris Sun got the chance to ask a few questions of these Republican candidates.

    Lauren Boebertread more →

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    Pitch event invests millions in rural Colorado

    The Greater Colorado Pitch Series (GCPS) is still accepting applications, but prospective businesses have no time to delay because the deadline to apply is June 10.
    Kiki Hooton is the event coordinator for GCPS. “I”m here to pull off the logistics of the event,” she told The Sopris Sun.… read more →

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    Journeying beyond the threshold

    My family and I first connected with Colleen and Thompson Bishop, co-founders of Alchemy of Prana (AOP), in the fall of 2018. It was a brisk morning, but they greeted us warmly, emanating assurance and serenity. Situating ourselves in a grassy opening enclosed by conifers, we let the sounds and… read more →