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    Vacuum cleaners for the land

    Country Road 112 may have seen its most heavily-trafficked day yet. However, the traffic did not come from cars, but from goats. On a recent dewey fall morning, Lani Malmberg and her son, Donny Benz, co-owners of Goat Green LLC, ran 800 goats down the road to load them… read more →

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    Shedding light on inter-generational trauma

    “For Trees so Tall” is a recently published memoir written by Carbondale resident Jess Jacobson. It is her first published book. The story follows her life, as well as her family members’, and the shared experiences will resonate with people that have endured intergenerational trauma. 

    Jacobson is a healer,… read more →

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    Rams' Homecoming

    What a week it was for the Roaring Fork Rams! From the righteous parade, which could be heard from over a mile away, to the outstanding effort made by student athletes on the (boys) soccer, volleyball and football teams. During the volleyball match — it was also Hawaiianread more →

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    El Sol also rises

    Suddenly, or “de repente” if you speak Spanish, a four-page insert called el Sol del Valle appeared in the middle of The Sopris Sun last March. The insert has since become a weekly feature of The Sun. It publishes opinion pieces written in Spanish, a few of The Sun’ original… read more →

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    Basalt brief: Vote delayed on Basalt Center Circle

    Despite heaping praise on changes made to the latest sketch plan for the Basalt Center Circle Development on Oct. 26, Basalt Town Council again voted to continue the public hearing phase and delay a vote on the project’s approval. That means that BCC Basalt LLC developers Tim Belinskiread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Town manager selection process narrows in

    During trustee comments, at the regular meeting on Oct. 26, Ben Bohmfalk encouraged everyone to vote, announcing it is now too late to mail a ballot. There is a ballot drop-box located at Town Hall. Bohmfalk also reminded the public of the upcoming comprehensive plan update meeting, presentingread more →

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    Glenwood report: Divided over 480 Donegan Project

    The tension built around a proposed development, known as 480 Donegan Project in West Glenwood, reached beyond the respective neighborhood and into the Glenwood Springs City Council chambers during the City’s discussion on Oct. 21. 

    At one point, the council opted to take a recess afterread more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - October 28, 2021

    Congratulations, Autumn!

    Glenwood Springs Middle School science teacher Autumn Rivera was named Colorado Teacher of the Year. Rivera was featured in a Sopris Sun article on Oct. 6, after being nominated as a finalist. Rivera will be recognized, along with other top teachers from around the country, at the White… read more →

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    Home on the range

     The Sopris Sun photographer Paula Mayer captured the featured photo of a road-biker evading the oncoming cattle herd on Thompson Creek Road, outside of Carbondale. 

    Later on, the residents at Sopris Lodge got a private show of the cattle drive. See the caption below for details. Yeehaw! …

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    Local educator to attend UN COP26

    Valley local and environmental educator Sarah Johnson is heading to the United Nations in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP26). Johnson is giddy with excitement and anticipation to attend the international event regarding climate change. 

    For 26 years, leaders from most of the world’s… read more →