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  • Locations: News Published

    Cool Brick Studios gets historic

    I met with writer, musician, producer, director Dave Taylor, a man of many titles, at the Village Smithy Restaurant, just a stone’s throw from his place of work, Cool Brick Studios. The historic downtown house is solidly built with muted-pink bricks giving it that “cool” aesthetic which is now repeated… read more →

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    Mary Lilly, The Sopris Sun and legacy giving

    In the summer of 2018, in the midst of the calamitous Lake Christine Fire and as a persistent drought gripped the region, an extraordinary thing happened in our community. 

    Checks began arriving at various organizations in the area from the estate of Carbondale grand dame Mary Lilly, who had… read more →

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    COVID outbreaks at schools teach hard lessons

    When Ross Montessori School (RMS) closed on Nov. 15 due to a coronavirus outbreak among staff and students, the school tallied 56 infections since Oct. 11, with 12 active cases. In the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) weekly Outbreak Report, the RMS count stood at 61. Even… read more →

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    RFSD board approves one-time staff bonuses

    At a Nov. 10 meeting, two outgoing Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) board members — Jennifer Rupert and Jennifer Scherer — were honored with resolutions recognizing their service. Rupert served for six years, including three as board president and Scherer served for four years. Board President Natalie Torres also read… read more →

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    Town's future coming into focus

    UPDATE: Carbondale trustees unanimously voted to offer employment as the Town’s next manager to Lauren Gister. She is currently the first selectwoman/mayor of the town of Chester, Connecticut. Mayor Dan Richardson clarified that, as first selectwoman/mayor, Gister serves as a combination of mayor/manager for Chester, a town not unlike… read more →

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    Housing Stability Coalition pursues solutions

    These days, here in the Roaring Fork Valley and well beyond, the subject of housing comes up in conversations held from family dining room tables to city council meetings. Rent is sky high and the average sale price for a home in Carbondale is well over a million dollars.

    Many… read more →

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    Season of giving opens with Tom’s Door

    When I moved to Carbondale before Christmas 2018, I wanted to send a taste of Colorado back to friends and family in my native Minnesota. One day, while waiting for a table at The Village Smithy, I found a display rack filled with greeting cards, each decorated with a photo… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - November 24, 2021

    Holiday card swap

    Through Dec. 4, the Carbondale Library hosts a holiday card swap. People can bring their old/unused holiday cards from years past and exchange them for “new-to-you” designs. For more information, call the library at 970-963-2889. 

    Space Force

    The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now… read more →

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    Potter Giana Grossman finds happiness in a cup

    To walk into Giana Grossman’s studio at the Carbondale Clay Center is to enter a realm of sea and land, warmth and spirit, pop and verve. Between form, texture, and color, a display of Grossman’s vessels is irresistible to the eye and hand. You can’t help but to pick one… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    COP26: On becoming better ancestors

    By Sarah R. Johnson

    Wild Rose Education

    The world needs you, and you, and you, and each and every one of us to operate together as an authentic community, built of genuine relationships and deep care for one another and our common home: Planet Earth. This communal leadership is what… read more →