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  • Locations: News Published

    La Placita open its doors to all

    Carbondale has a new mini-market that includes a carniceria, plus authentic food made from scratch that includes tacos, tortas and pupusas.

    With more than 40 year of combined experience as butchers, most of which in the Roaring Fork Valley, Geovanny Martinez and Juan Carlos Hernandez —read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Hopping along the Valley trail

    There’s a new chaperone in town who’s willing to go the extra mile, or two, before arriving safely at a final destination. Martin Calkins started The Valley Hopper shuttle service, in part, to get to know neighbors and out-of-towners.

    Calkins’ website, www.thevalleyhopper.com, offers a plethora of options for tourists and… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Childhood friends fill a sweet niche

    Ice cream lovers rejoice! Carbondale once again has a dedicated ice cream bar and it’s open late on weekends. Sweet Cream Dreams is the creation of two relative newcomers to Carbondale, best friends turned business partners.

    Growing up in Springfield, Missouri, Isaac Hendry and Joel Nachtigal enjoyed a childhood typical… read more →

  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Doing business at the crossroads of culture

    By Stella Guy Warren

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    In elementary school, my mom and I would take weekly trips to Garcia’s Market and La Fogata, on the hunt for platanos fritos con crema  —a traditional Central American dish with fried plantains. Sweaty palmed, I would approach the counterread more →

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    Carbondale joins Mountain Chamber Alliance

    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and four other Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley chambers (Aspen, Basalt, Colorado River Valley and Glenwood Springs) have joined the Mountain Chamber Alliance (MCA) to strengthen partnerships across the central Rockies region.

    Existing MCA member chambers include: Buena Vista, Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte, Grand… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Commercial inventory shows business is booming

    In 2017, Sopris Sun reporter John Colson began an annual tradition by which to measure economic trends in Carbondale. Noting a lack of data in regards to the town’s commercial inventory, he set out to establish a baseline with an “admittedly informal, unscientific and quite possibly incomplete survey of the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pitch event invests millions in rural Colorado

    The Greater Colorado Pitch Series (GCPS) is still accepting applications, but prospective businesses have no time to delay because the deadline to apply is June 10.
    Kiki Hooton is the event coordinator for GCPS. “I”m here to pull off the logistics of the event,” she told The Sopris Sun.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    More space means new possibilities for Independence Run & Hike

    Brion After, longtime owner of Independence Run & Hike (IRH), breathed a small sigh of relief while looking around his store’s new location the night before reopening on May 5.

    “We’re in and it feels so good,” After said. “I’ve put a lot of time, energy and money into it,… read more →

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    L’Orto Farm to Table serves up local culinary comfort

    It is slowly starting to feel like spring in the Roaring Fork Valley, which means fresh produce is on the horizon, and culinary creatives everywhere are busy gathering supplies and ideas to revamp their seasonal menus.

    Among those creatives is Josie Cruz, owner of L’Orto Farm to Table.

    L’Orto, which… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A big phat buy in Bonedale

    On Jan. 1, 2022, a year of talks culminated in the sale of Mark Fischer and Lari Goode’s Phat Thai restaurant to local Eric Mitchell and his talented but silent business partner.

    An alluring anchor on Main Street since December 2003, Phat Thai has long been a congenial, social crossroads;… read more →