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    Learning about 'the power of place' at Marble Base Camp

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Last week when Brian Hightower took down the white canvas tents and tucked the Chapin Wright Marble Base Camp in tight for the winter, he did so knowing that the site’s unofficial purpose had finally achieved permanence. The 47-acre camp, located two miles from… read more →

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    Internet satellites inundate the skies

    By James Steindler

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Elon Musk? Looking skyward at night, there’s a chance you’ll see a very distinct string of satellites orbiting the globe. If you’ve happened to spot them already, then a light may be going off in your head and… read more →

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    It's time to step up our support for teachers

    By Maeve Murray

    Sopris Sun Youth Correspondent

    Teacher retention, and employee retention in general, has increasingly been a problem in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Recently, it has become a crisis. As COVID-19 spread throughout the Valley and schools shut down, teachers were put under… read more →

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    Carbondale Arts' zine project: Ingenuity and innovation

    By Marlo Bowman

    Sopris Sun Youth Correspondent

    Art and creative expression programs have always been somewhat limited to students in the Roaring Fork Valley. Both inside and outside of school, the focus is often more on the importance of mathematics and science compared to art and writing.… read more →

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    Report details regional solar potential

    An in-depth study issued this fall has detailed the status of and potential for solar power in the tri-county region — Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties — and has outlined a series of steps for how to implement its findings. Titled “Three-County Solar + Storage Study and Action Plan,” it… read more →

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    Re-storing Redstone charm — it's a family affair

    A regretful thing happened in March 2020. After roughly 70 years of serving up provisions, the Redstone General Store temporarily went dark. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before a partnership between Oriana Bier-Moebius, who was raised in the Crystal Valley, and manager Rochelle Norwood set out to re-store the magic.

    Far… read more →

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    Trustees narrowly approve lot split, among other action

    The latest Board of Town Trustees meeting saw all trustees in attendance, plus much of Town staff. It was a momentous meeting that included approval of a contract to hire Lauren Gister as the Town’s next manager. Gister was selected through a process led by national recruiting firm Columbia ltd.… read more →

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    Basalt Town Council approves budget

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    The Basalt Town Council buzzed through its business on Nov. 23. All seven members voted in roll calls to unanimously approve 10 different measures, including the momentarily problematic adoption of the Town’s $49.3 million 2022 budget. Town Councilor David Knight and Town Manager Ryan Mahoney participated… read more →

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    In conversation with new Town Manager Lauren Gister

    On Jan. 17, Carbondale will welcome Lauren Gister as the next town manager. Gister currently resides in Chester, Connecticut, where she is serving her fourth term as first selectwoman.

    Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

    Sopris Sun: Congratulations!

    Lauren Gister: Thank you. I’m so excited… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Dec. 2, 2021

    Swift sells

    Swift Communications, parent company of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Aspen Times, is selling its local media and publishing businesses to West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers, the companies announced on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The deal is scheduled to close on Dec. 31. After that date, Swift will… read more →