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    Hometown author shines

    David Anderson remembers his childhood in Carbondale as some of the best days of his life and adds, “It was kind of like growing up in a storybook.”
    Last November, Anderson, who writes under the pen name “Spector Grove” published his debut novel, “Diunthum: Illumnesia.” It is the first… read more →

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    CMC hosts author and exoneree Ray Hinton

    Anthony Ray Hinton knows what it’s like to have one’s life held hostage by the whims of a state unwilling to admit wrongdoing, a feeling most readers will not experience. In 1985, Hinton was victim to an injustice that took 30 years from his life. After being tried for a… read more →

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    Plans shift for Crown Mountain recreation complex

    After much discussion and planning, local philanthropist Sheldon Wolitski determined that an indoor recreation center would not be built on the initial location proposed but instead on another available parcel in El Jebel.
    As Crown Mountain Park Board of Directors’ Tim Power Smith explained, “Sheldon’s plan is too big… read more →

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    Lease appeal dismissed by Pitkin County Manager

    At the end of January, a competitive lease application process for Pitkin County-owned agricultural land at the Glassier Open Space property in Basalt selected its winner, the Marigold Livestock Co.
    On Feb. 1, 2021, José Miranda, one of the other applicants and founder of Rocking TT Bar, filed a… read more →

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    For the love of horses ... and dogs and goats

    The indoor riding arena at WindWalkers overflows with love. Hearts cover the walls and free-standing obstacles. Stuffed animals sit atop the posts. Even some of the therapy horses have even sprouted hearts!
    Although Feb. 14 is Valentine’s day, the equine-assisted learning and therapy center on Missouri Heights is celebrating… read more →

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    The Sun shines through

    On Feb. 12, 2021, The Sopris Sun completes its twelfth year of informing, inspiring and connecting community. For students of numerology, this is our “golden birthday,” age matching the day of month, as our community paper emerges through its “tween” years. It’s also Chinese New Year, inaugurating the… read more →

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    Sheltering the homeless

    Perhaps the only consensus regarding the homelessness issue is that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The sheltering aspect alone is riddled with caveats. There are many more homeless people in the Valley than there are shelter options. But even if there were a facility to house every… read more →

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    Basalt supports the arts community

    At their regular meeting on Feb. 9, Basalt Town Council pledged more financial assistance for the Art Base (AB) move to Midland Avenue and also approved lease relief.
    Skye Skinner, AB executive director, requested an extension of their lease agreement and rent relief. The organization purchased the… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt - February 11, 2021

    Vaccine eligibility
    As of Feb. 8, Colorado opened vaccine eligibility to people ages 65 to 69, to K-12 educators and childcare workers, to first responders and other essential workers. This is Phase 1b.2 of the state’s vaccination plan. The expansion allows more than a quarter of Colorado adults to… read more →

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    Conserved ranch looks to future

    At the end of 2020, a conservation easement that had been in negotiation for more than five years came to fruition. Sunfire Ranch, over 1,200 acres near the confluence of the Crystal River and Thompson Creek, sold a $10M conservation easement to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (PCOST). Support… read more →