Olivia Emmer

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - 24 de marzo, 2022

    First Ascent

    Colorado Mountain College invites youth to apply for a free, multi-day outdoor leadership course at its campus in Leadville. The course is open to students who will complete eighth and ninth grade this spring and it takes place from June 19 through June 24. Applications are due by… read more →

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    Jackson Emmer to release 22 songs in 2022

    It started out as one song per month; twelve new singles that Jackson Emmer wanted to release during the year. Then his wife suggested doing 22. “All the best ideas come from Olivia [Emmer’s wife],” he observed to The Sopris Sun. And so, the 22 singles in 2022read more →

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    Ayudando a las truchas en Canyon Creek

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Cuando se construyó la alcantarilla en los años 70, los planificadores sabían que sería un problema para los peces. La alcantarilla consta de dos canales, cada uno de 10 pies de ancho y 300 pies de largo. Pasa por debajo de la interestatal 70 al oeste… read more →

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    Relying on a wild river: Reflections from the Crystal watershed

    Editor’s note:
    Water supply, climate change and the Colorado River seem to be in the news constantly. The West’s major reservoirs have reached record lows and scientists have released discouraging forecasts for future supplies. This article seeks to provide local context for these headlines by reviewing the state… read more →

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    Potter Giana Grossman finds happiness in a cup

    To walk into Giana Grossman’s studio at the Carbondale Clay Center is to enter a realm of sea and land, warmth and spirit, pop and verve. Between form, texture, and color, a display of Grossman’s vessels is irresistible to the eye and hand. You can’t help but to pick one… read more →

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    Where the wild things flow

    The good news is, with the recent installation of a new clarifier, Carbondale’s wastewater treatment infrastructure is churning along and ready to accommodate growth.

    What is a clarifier and how does our wastewater return to the river without contaminating it?

    “It’s important for people to understand that flushing a toilet… read more →

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    Habitat and working ranch conserved near Carbondale

    On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a handful of giddy Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members gathered at the Coffman Ranch, 1.5 miles east of downtown Carbondale. They were there to celebrate the organization’s purchase of the verdant property from longtime owners Rex and JoAnn Coffman.

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    Plant flowers and don’t mow those dandelions

    After 28 years of beekeeping, Ed Colby’s movements around his hives are steady and calm. Instead of a full beekeeping suit, he’s wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeved shirt and a bee veil to protect his face. The steady hum of bees fills the air as he prys openread more →

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    Post office desperate for more mail carriers

    Several days in November there was a line out the front door of the Carbondale post office.

    Complaints swirled about potential mail delays, particularly during election season.

    Now, as the Christmas holiday season has begun — traditionally a hectic time for any post office… read more →

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    Local businesses making your ‘stuff’ last

    By Olivia Emmer
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018 the U.S. generated 17 million tons of textile waste- just over 100 pounds per person. In that same year, the recycling rate for all textiles was 14.7 percent, and over 11…

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