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    Our Town: Miles Phillips —“I just like making things”

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with Miles Phillips, musician, instrument maker and metal worker.

    Q: You and [step-brother James Steindler] grew up… read more →

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    A thousand points of light, Carbondale-style

    In 1988, George H.W. Bush likened America’s clubs and volunteer organizations to “a thousand points of light.” The Roaring Fork Valley continues to benefit from the activities of such organizations, as well as many 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that exist in the immediate area. In combination, they strengthen andread more →

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    How local theatre troupes are coping

    A striking side of theatre is its history; or rather its omnipresence throughout human existence — at least what’s recorded of it. In and of itself, a theatre’s cannon can be a colorful tool to learn about  history, as its purpose over time has served to emulate theread more →

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    Laying a foundation for preservation at the Crystal Mill

    The Crystal Mill has a shot at permanent protection, provided a new nonprofit can raise the money to buy the property before it’s sold to the highest bidder.

    “It’s about preserving something magical,” explained Crystal Mill Foundation President Heather Leigh. “Who doesn’t want to be partread more →

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    Virtual roundtable discusses a tumultuous season for agriculture

    On Tuesday, Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Colorado Proud held a virtual roundtable to discuss the challenges local agriculture faces this growing season: peach freeze, pandemic, and drought. The discussion featured four panelists from various sectors of the agricultural scene and a moderator. 

    Kelli Hepler, the presidentread more →

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    UpRoot gets local produce to pantries and limits bear encounters

    62,326 servings gleaned. 617 community volunteer hours. $50,802 of surplus food—and that’s just on the Western Slope. These are the numbers that showcase the work of the three-year-old nonprofit UpRoot as the organization continues to grow across the state. 

    UpRoot works to reduce the amount ofread more →

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    Basalt debates merits of repealing state property tax measure

    Basalt Town Council is moving closer to supporting the statewide effort to repeal a controversial aspect of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) called the Gallagher Amendment. This part of the state constitution impacts residential tax payments.

    The amendment, adopted in 1982, required residential property toread more →

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    Our Town: Jimmy Dykann, with a song and history in his heart

    Slowly sipping his coffee, well known Roaring Fork Valley entertainer Jimmy Dykann talked to The Sun about his music, his career and his legacy. Dykann has an upcoming streaming performance set for Zoom on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m. Contact jdykann@yahoo.com for details.

    Q: Please describe your musical journey.read more →

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    Is the Darien Arena going to the dogs?

    You bet it is!
    At least from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 25, when the Worstminster Dog Show takes place as part of Carbondale Mountain Fair 2020 activities.

    It’s been nearly a dozen years since the first suchread more →

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    Get your groove on

    Business has been popping in the parking lot of the classic Red Rock Diner this past week.The folks of Slow Groovin BBQ  in Marble purchased the restaurant and during the remodel will be serving their infamous BBQ from a food truck out front of the iconic silver bullet-esqueread more →