• Locations: News Published

    Surviving Hurricane Ian

    Growing up in Central Illinois, I witnessed first-hand the damage that tornadoes could do. They could carve a path of destruction through any terrain. There was a tornado warning siren on the water tower that stood just 300 feet from our brick home on Walnut Street, and it was not… read more →

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    A transplant’s tale from Florida-land

    Last autumn, my partner and I said goodbye to Carbondale. We packed our belongings into a rental trailer and began the long drive to Florida. 

    We left Carbondale at 3 a.m. Glenwood Canyon had just been cleared of fallen rock and the pavement was stillread more →

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    Carbondalian for life

    Tom Mercer has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for long enough to be considered a local by anyone’s measure, and contributed enough to boot. In recent years he regularly contributed articles to The Sopris Sun and while we’re sad to see him go, we’re comforted knowing he’sread more →