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    Robotics meets farming in Silt

    On tour with Spring Born Director of Marketing and Sales Danielle Davis, the building is permeated with the dank stench of nutrient-dense peat. The recently-built, 3.5-acre lettuce factory, located in Silt, will deliver year-round, fresh greens that have touched no human hands. “The first time the greens will be… read more →

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    Industrial businesses support Carbondale economy

    Tucked within the nooks and crannies of Carbondale, light industrial operations persist. While these businesses miss out on the window-shopping foot traffic characteristic of downtown, you can easily find their addresses online or — dare we say — the Yellow Pages. 

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    Climate horrors on Halloween

    A dozen devilishly-dressed activists protested at the intersection of Highway 133 and Highway 82 on the frosty morning of Friday, Oct. 29. The demonstration fell in line with 350 Roaring Fork’s weekly Friday protests, and was in solidarity with the national Fossil Free Future Day of Action.

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    Draft plan considers doubling annual bear deaths

    In response to the rising incidence of local human-bear conflicts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pursuing an updated management plan for populations in the Roaring Fork and Eagle River valleys. The public has until Nov. 10 to weigh in on two proposed alternatives.

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    Rams advance in state bracket

    In the second round of Class 3A playoffs, the Roaring Fork High School Rams advanced in post-season play with a 5-1 home victory over the Prospect Ridge Academy Miners (Broomfield) on Tuesday, Nov. 2. 

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    All winners at Coventure Pitch Summit

    Coventure is a nonprofit based in Carbondale that provides coworking space for members, ranging from single day use to permanent desk space. But, according to Administrative Director Teresa Tenbrink, it’s much more than that. “We have a mission to empower and support local communities and businesses on the Western Slope,”… read more →

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    Voices in Hunting: a storytelling event

    Disclosure: Sopris Sun contributor Geneviéve Villamizar is an ambassador for Artemis, a National Wildlife Federation initiative promoting conservation among sportswomen.

    Head to Marble Distilling on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. to imbibe in a spirited evening of stories and conversations on the shifts redefining hunting and food today. 

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    Wolf reintroduction moves forward

    The road to reintroducing gray wolves in Colorado stretches on, circling back to Glenwood Springs, for the second time since mid-summer, for a public Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) meeting on Oct. 27.

    The SAG meetings, which occur monthly at various parts of the state, are open to the public. In… read more →

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    The search continues

    The Town of Carbondale announced three new town manager finalists on Oct. 29. Interviews with the three previous finalists — Jennifer Phillips, Kara Silbernagel and Jeff Durbin — did not result in a hire. “We struggled to narrow the field initially because of so many excellent applicants,”… read more →

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    Preliminary results are in!

    Election results as of our press time (Wednesday afternoon):

    It’s looking clear that among the school board candidates: in District A, Kenny Teitler has pulled well ahead of Chase McWhorter by margin of three to one; in District E, Kathryn Kuhlberg garnered a margin of four to one over Steven… read more →