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    Longhorns pass playoff test

    The Basalt Longhorns took the field on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5, to face the Woodland Park Panthers with a simple goal: to extend their undefeated record and move on to the next round of the Class 2A playoffs.

    With nine victories in nine regular season games, the Longhorns have overcome… read more →

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    Team USATF shines at world running championships

    The heat, humidity and snakes of Thailand’s mountainous jungles did not deter the United States’ elite mountain and trail running athletes from having an amazing weekend at the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) on Nov. 4-6.

    Situated in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, outside of Chiang Mai, the inaugural… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Nov. 10, 2022

    Spruce up The Sun

    Time flies, doesn’t it? Break out the art supplies, it’s nearly time for our annual “Spruce Up The Sun” cover illustration contest! This year’s theme is: Travel Through Time. The contest is open to local kids from pre-kindergarten through high school. Details to follow.

    Independence Passread more →

  • Locations: Español, News Published

    Beyond the veil: Día de los Muertos 2022

    Photos by Klaus Kocher

    Carbondale was once again treated to a delightful Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 4. With more ofrendas honoring ancestors and dearly departeds than ever, as well as dances and colorful skulls, it’s perhaps the most multicultural event in town and one of the highlights… read more →

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    Colorado History: From an ancient sea to present-day extractivism

    Colorado’s present-day topography and natural resources have been millions of years in the making. Initially, the land mass known today as “Colorado” was located south of the equator as part of a supercontinent. As the continent drifted, geological processes broke it down and covered it with seawater. Duringread more →

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    Promising perspective: Rep. Perry Will, Elizabeth Velasco and House District 57

    The election quickly approaches. Among many choices, between candidates and propositions, Roaring Fork Valley residents will elect their representative for Colorado House District 57. Whereas House District 57 previously contained Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, as well as Garfield County, the district now includes Pitkin County and the Roaring Fork… read more →

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    Out of farm's way

    Photos by Jane Bachrach

    Students and staff at Colorado Mountain College’s Vet Tech farm woke up early on Saturday morning to help several animals put on their Halloween costumes. The public was due to arrive after 10 a.m for the teaching hospital’s open house. While some of the animals cooperated,… read more →

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    Surviving Hurricane Ian

    Growing up in Central Illinois, I witnessed first-hand the damage that tornadoes could do. They could carve a path of destruction through any terrain. There was a tornado warning siren on the water tower that stood just 300 feet from our brick home on Walnut Street, and it was not… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: What’s with 2A?

    This election, Carbondale residents have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 2A, a new tax on short-term rentals to help fund affordable housing initiatives. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights requires that any proposed tax go to the voters.

    In early 2022, the advocacy group Community Firstread more →

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    Voters to decide on free meals for public school students

    By Diana Diaz and Kayla Kaufman
    Youth Correspondents

    It’s that time again! Ballots are out and many decisions are being made. One ballot measure to highlight is Colorado Proposition FF, which aims to provide school meals free-of-charge to all public school students, by limiting tax deductions for individuals whose… read more →