Ben Bohmfalk

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Housing Carbondale

    Opinion by Mayor Ben Bohmfalk

    Affordable housing has long been Carbondale’s most vexing challenge, with limited supply, seemingly unlimited demand, and no dedicated local revenue source to address it. But change is on the horizon. With housing revenue on the Nov. 8 ballot, a Board of Trustees focused on solutions,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    ‘Carbondale es tuyo’

    First, an admission. Last week, The Sopris Sun printed the incorrect date for the town’s Spanish-outreach meeting both in English in our calendar and in Spanish in Chisme del Pueblo. Moreover, we will not have this article translated until next week. These shortcomings are unintentional and evidence of the work… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale is water secure, but the West is not

    On Tuesday, July 19, the town of Carbondale trustees held a work session on water. Mayor Ben Bohmfalk wanted to know whether the town has enough water to service growth, particularly in light of the desire to add housing. He also asked if the town should be doing more to… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    From the mayor: An update on development in Carbondale

    The most common questions that community members are asking me this month are about the scale and pace of development occurring along Highway 133. We each fall in love with Carbondale as it exists at a particular moment in time — often the moment you moved here or the way… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Report: Changing of the guard

    It can be a bittersweet moment in a healthy representative democracy. Elected officials of yesteryear humbly step down as the newly-chosen leaders assume their responsibilities. Tuesday’s Board of Town Trustees meeting was such a moment. The audience included family and friends and the session’s entirety focused on this ceremony,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Two new faces join the Board of Town Trustees

    It was a boisterous and buzzing evening at The Pour House as candidates, supporters and curious denizens wandered in on election night, April 5. In previous years, John Foulkrod would have shushed the crowd before announcing the news, hand-delivered from Town Hall. This year, the results arrived via text messages… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Conoce a los candidatos de Carbondale

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    El 5 de abril, los residentes de Carbondale habrán elegido a tres candidatos para cumplir términos de cuatro años en la junta administrativa de la ciudad. Además, el administrador actual Ben Bohmfalk se presenta sin oposición para el puesto de alcalde. Los materiales presentados por losread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Meet the trustee candidates

    On April 5, Carbondale residents will have elected three candidates to serve four-year terms on the Board of Town Trustees. Additionally, current trustee Ben Bohmfalk is running unopposed for the mayoral seat. Materials submitted by the nine candidates have been edited for length. Learn more about each one at the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trustees commit to tiered net-zero goals

    Mayor Pro Tem Ben Bohmfalk led the regular meeting on Aug. 10. Other trustees in attendance were Luis Yllanes, Lani Kitching and Marty Silverstein. Mayor Dan Richardson, Heather Henry and Erica Sparhawk were absent.

    The consent agenda was approved including accounts payable. A brief discussion ensuedread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Presume positive intent

    By Ben Bohmfalk

    Recently I have noticed a heightened level of angst in locals’ discourse about where our town is heading. Specifically, some of the discourse in emails, letters, and on social media about 8th Street sidewalks, new development along 133, and the Main Street summer closure has veered from… read more →