housing

  • Locations: News Published

    Dr. Jesús Rodríguez reaches seven-month milestone

    On Feb. 1, Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesús Rodríguez hit the seven-month mark since moving from Dallas to the Roaring Fork Valley with his wife and young son.

    The Sopris Sun chatted with Rodríguez about acclimating to the new job and surroundings.

    He began by talking about… read more →

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    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 →

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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 →

  • 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 →

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    Settling landlord-tenant disputes civilly

    Rental housing. More than any others, these two words will spark a lively conversation with just about any Roaring Fork Valley resident. We all know of someone, or maybe we are that someone, who is a landlord looking for a reliable tenant, or we are the reliable renterread more →

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    CDHS makes way for first director of homelessness initiatives

    The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has created a new position in an effort to focus in on the towering dilemma of homelessness within the state. The director of homelessness initiatives will coordinate between existing services and programming in hopes of assisting a greater number of peopleread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Housing insecurity takes a toll on health

    Melanie Test is a web and graphic designer living with her 13-year-old son in the Crystal River Valley. After moving nine times in as many years, Test is still seeking to provide a stable environment for her son.

    As a single mother, she has experienced significantread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The Crystal Palace has fallen

    My childhood home was built around a blue spruce in Aspen’s West End. It wasn’t a good climbing tree — its bark rough with budding pine needles, slathered in sap and opportunistic ants. Still, we struggled up the trunk, planning tree forts and pretending to be pirates peering out of… read more →

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    'A Decent Home' screens in Carbondale

    Director Sara Terry spent over six years making “A Decent Home”, her third documentary. Coming from a background in journalism, Terry told The Sopris Sun that filmmaking is “the biggest kind of conversation of any journalism I know or have participated in” with the most potential for impact.read more →

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    Between the bull market and a bare paycheck

    The current housing crisis in the Roaring Fork Valley is putting many working-class locals on the brink of homelessness. Wages are falling far short of the Valley’s cost of living; long-term locals are having their housing sold out from under them; and unique communities are being washed out as a… read more →