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    Valley Settlement welcomes Latina leadership

    Maria Tarajano Rodman was brought to the United States when she was four years old. She distinctly remembers her mother kneeling to kiss the ground of their natal Cuba before boarding the airplane. Something in her mother knew that they would not be returning within her lifetime. Whether the memory… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Simplicity and consistency

    Carbondale Trustees convened their regular meeting on March 23. Trustee Ben Bohmfalk led the meeting with Mayor Dan Richardson tending to a family emergency. All other trustees were in attendance.
    Consent agenda was approved. This included accounts payable totaling $261,672. Items of particular expense include $26,999 for a utilities… read more →

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    Seeking faith and hope in the storm

    What became evident during the pandemic is that many seek faith and hope during a time of great uncertainty. As we, individually and collectively, navigate those uncertainties, faith communities look to their faith leaders for spiritual guidance and emotional support.
    The Sopris Sun sent a request to nine local… read more →

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    Legislature considers county health boards bill

    A proposed bill was introduced to Colorado’s House of Representatives that would restrict active county commissioners from serving concurrently on county health boards. This is significant for Garfield County’s Board of Health (BOH) which solely consists of the three county commissioners.

    House Bill (HB) 21-1115 was introduced on Feb.… read more →

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    Government Briefs - March 18, 2021

    COVID relief

    In addition to $1,400 stimulus checks and an extension in unemployment benefits, the American Rescue Plan provides $6 billion in direct aid to the state and to local Colorado cities, towns and counties. According to Senator Hickenlooper’s office, Carbondale will receive $1.37 million, Basalt will get $820,000, Aspen… read more →

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    Sinking roots in stewardship

    The sole function of land — its ecosystems and all life therein — is to perpetuate itself. Plants or creatures at every (in)conceivable scale feast upon one another, building soil, circulating water, and distributing byproducts — infinitely. Land is nourishment; it’s that simple.
    A simple concept, but easy to… read more →

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    Solar power initiative brought to Garfield County

    On March 1, Garfield Clean Energy (GCE) kicked off Solarize Garfield County (Solarize), a three-month initiative intended to increase the number of residences in Garfield County utilizing solar power generation. The Solarize program is a component of GCE’s overall objectives of increasing energy production from renewable resources, increasing energy efficiency… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - March 18, 2021

    Cowboy Up

    Cowboy Up Carbondale is accepting applications for this year’s event beneficiary. Applicants must be a 501c3 and be able to provide volunteers that support their organization. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021. For more info, contact Erin Bassett at 970-309-3319 or ebassett@masonmorse.com

     

    Nordic Champs

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    Roaring Fork Rams prep for Season C

    Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) began practices this week for the Season C sports of football, girls volleyball, and boys soccer.
    The 2020-2021 high school sports calendar was modified by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, splitting the school year into four… read more →

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    Ride dirt, not mud

    As temperatures increase with the approach of spring, so does the amount of mud on our local trails. Unlike trails in some other parts of the country, where soils are loamy and use of trails during wet conditions isn’t a problem, many trails in the Roaring Fork River Valley have… read more →