• Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ten pounds of development in a five-pound bag

    Guest Opinion by Patrick Hunter

    I was thinking about Carbondale’s growing traffic problems. Seems like the situation is getting exponentially worse. I’m reminded of the phrase of putting 10 pounds of something in a five-pound bag. Now, a lot of towns are surrounded by empty space, like on the Front… read more →

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    Geriatric Dentistry


    Dr. Connor Rivers, DMD, will appear at Sopris Lodge for a presentation on modern dentistry and how older adults can improve their oral health on Friday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested at 970-456-6871 or Sopris…

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    John Nieslanik March 15, 1932 - February 9, 2023

    John Nieslanik passed away on Feb. 9 at 7:50pm, while listening to the rosary with his loving wife at his home on his ranch in Carbondale. In his final days, he was surrounded by his loving family.

    John was born to John Sr. and Mary Nieslanikread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Looking ahead in 2023

    2023 is set to be a historic year of progress for the town of Carbondale, as multiple major projects that have been years in the making come to fruition. Our Board of Trustees and staff plan to stay focused on getting these projects done this year. Naturally, unforeseen issues will… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Report: Water rules and bag ban revisited

    Tuesday’s meeting, Jan. 24, was somewhat quiet with no public comments and the absence of trustees Erica Sparhawk and Luis Yllanes. Lani Kitching, nursing an illness, joined via Zoom. It was also the birthday of trustee Marty Silverstein!

    The consent agenda included accounts payable, art gallery permit renewals for Carbondale… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Leslie Buettner plants new business in La Fontana Plaza

    Stepping off the sidewalk and through the door of Botany Houseplant Shop is like stepping into another world. Immediately, one’s senses are engrossed in the pleasure of verdant colors, a boost of oxygen and the overall peace imparted by a thoughtfully curated space.

    Owner Leslie Buettnerread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Report: Chacos Park dedicated in memory of Chris and Terry

    Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees returned from the holidays with full attendance and freshened appearances. The meeting fell on trustee Erica Sparhawk’s birthday, which she took in stride despite the absence of cake.

    It was another momentous meeting, with progress made on community housing, the aquaticread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Donde una vez hubo un parque de casas remolque…

    Traduccion por Dolores Duarte

    El 28 de diciembre de 2021, la junta administrativa de Carbondale aceptó discretamente una generosa donación de terrenos de una entidad que solicitó permanecer anónima, aunque los informes de 2018 relacionaban las propiedades donadas y otras con la Fundación Melvin y Brenread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Construcción del 133 pronto dará la bienvenida a residentes

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Durante muchos meses, Carbondale ha sido testigo de la construcción de varios edificios grandes a lo largo del Highway 133. Pronto, el más grande de los nuevos edificios residenciales quedará terminado, y 94 unidades nuevas de alquiler albergarán a residentes de Carbondale.

    El Sopris Sun tuvo… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    133 build-out soon to welcome residents

    For many months, Carbondale has witnessed the construction of several large buildings along Highway 133. Soon, the largest of the new residential buildings will be complete, and 94 new rental units will house Carbondale residents.

    The Sopris Sun took the opportunity to tour MSP Development’s nearly-complete Building C on the… read more →