Board of Town Trustees

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    Carbondale Report: Gradually getting greener

    As snow gently spiraled from the sky on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees cozied up with a full agenda and all trustees present.

    After approving a straight-forward consent agenda, the board heard from Debbie Wilde representing a regional partnership to establish a withdrawalread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Local youth direct trustees

    Prior to a regular work session, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees took the time to hear from youth representing 10 local classrooms, clubs and teams. To help allocate nicotine tax funds, the youngsters shared lived experience with their town government, displaying annotated maps identifying places where they feelread more →

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    ‘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 →

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    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 →

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    Carbondale Report: Crystal Outdoors LLC threatens litigation

    The most momentous occurrence at Tuesday’s regular meeting was not on the agenda. All trustees were present with the exception of Ben Bohmfalk.

    Representatives of Crystal Outdoors LLC, Dave Myler and Andy Peters, alerted the trustees to what they consider a problem with the town’s unified development code (UDC). Crystal… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 24, 2022

    Climate talk

    The expansion of “climate” discussions  from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to “resilience” and “mitigation” and “adaptation” and “justice” and “equity” and other issues is healthy but can distract from greenhouse gasses. Emissions reductions from us and our energy providers are required as soon as possible to maintain… read more →

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    Carbondale Trustee Candidate Forum archive

    On March 16,  The Sopris Sun and KDNK hosted a roundtable dialogue with Carbondale’s eight candidates for the Board of Town Trustees and one mayoral candidate.

    Review the audio here.… read more →

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    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 →

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    Carbondale Report: Trustees split over yard waste collection

    Tuesday’s meeting saw all trustees in attendance besides Erica Sparhawk. The meeting began with student of the month awards, approval of the consent agenda and comments by trustees. 

    Next was a public hearing for an application for a new retail marijuana store called Goodflower, to be located at 1101… read more →

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    ‘Don’t make Carbondale too pretty’

    Comparing feedback from Spanish and English engagement meetings, Carbondale Planning Director Janet Buck was amused to find among the common sentiments, “Don’t make Carbondale too pretty!” That input is just a small sample of thousands of comments received over the course of seven months toward a draft Comprehensiveread more →