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    Trail debate shifts to Redstone / McClure leg

    Seven miles up and seven miles back. What an invigorating outdoor adventure! Plus, look at the breathtaking views.

    However, not everyone at the recent White River National Forest open house to present the proposed Redstone to McClure Pass trail agreed a non-motorized trail should be more →

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    Rookie on Richmond Ridge — my day of avalanche training

    I am pretty new to Alpine Touring (AT). Before my son booked us a three-day hut trip over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, I had taken just a couple of day trips into the backcountry and a bunch of skins up Tiehack and main Buttermilk. Mountainread more →

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    You still can’t opt out of single hauler

    Part-time residents may get some relief from Carbondale’s fledgling single hauler policy, but nobody’s getting off the hook altogether — at least for now.

    Trustees were scheduled to revisit the issue on Jan. 28, and had already received a proposed ordinance amendment from a residentread more →

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    Video conferencing connects author, ELD middle schoolers

    You read it. You loved it. And you and your 13 other classmates wrote letters to the writer, now teaching high school history at an Anglo-American School in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Unexpectedly, author Dominic Carillo wrote back a long and appreciative email. Fairly quickly, an interactive Skype (video chat)… read more →

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    Testing the town’s top tacos

    The moral of this story is: if you take the day off to go skiing, you just might miss out on The Sopris Sun’s big taco competition.

    Sorry, Mi Casita, but by the time we found out you’d invoked the powder rule, we had already orderedread more →

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    Incumbent trustees unopposed in Carbondale, Marble

    Ben Bohmfalk, Lani Kitching and Marty Silverstein are almost assured four more years on Carbondale Town Council, since no one else stepped up to run for the three seats up for election in April. 

    Someone could still file an affidavit of intent to run as aread more →

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    Forest Service reveals plans for new Carbondale office

    White River National Forest is planning to redevelop its Aspen-Sopris Ranger District Office beginning next year.

    But before the March 2021 demolition and subsequent year of construction, there’s plenty of opportunity for community members to get a good look at the plan. First up is an open house… read more →

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    Sculptures past to present

    hroughout town, there are many sculptures standing proudly in  parks or on various street corners. Each has special significance for at least one and perhaps hundreds of locals. Some of the figures have been in place for some time, others have come and gone.

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    Local inequality follows national direction

    The economic gap between the richest Americans and the rest continues to grow, and the Roaring Fork Valley is a microcosm of that pattern.

    That’s at least part of the picture painted by a 2018 report by the Economic Policy Institute recently dusted off by theread more →

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    To save one life, Megan’s Law arrived

    Little Megan Kanka was only seven years old when, in 1994, she was raped and murdered by a convicted sexual offender in the small community of Hamilton township in Mercer County, New Jersey.

    “Every police officer I interviewed – in my office and at the trialread more →