Potato Day

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    Potato Day Recipe

    Jillene Rector, raised in the same Carbondale home she resides in today, brings readers this Potato Day themed recipe which she used a lot while working on a ranch in Kirby, Montana in the ‘80s. She would serve the ranch hands after a long day of working theread more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Sept. 29, 2022

    Sculpt a spud

    The 113th Potato Day, themed “Marble Mash” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial, kicks off Friday, Sept. 30, with a Community Contra Dance at the Third Street Center. See this week’s community calendar for a schedule of additional Potato Day events. Care to… read more →

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    Potato Day’s 2022 mash-up grows engagement

    For 112 years, through two pandemics, ‘Bonedalers have harkened the fall with a celebration of spuds. At the time of the very first Potato Day, 1910, Eugene Grubb had just published his book, “The Potato” and Irish immigrant Thomas McClure’s red variety, unique to this valley, was gaining national prestige.… read more →

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    Hot Potato: 112 years of spud

    A recent Post Independent article claimed that the 112 Annual Potato Day was the most well-attended in a quarter of a century. Seeing as the reporter got their information from Carbondale Historical Society extraordinaire Sue Gray, we’ll certainly take their word for it. After having to forgo theread more →

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    Día de la Patata: una tradición antigua

    Traducción por Raleigh Burleigh

    El Día de la Patata fue celebrado por primera vez en 1909 y la celebración de su 100 aniversario fue el mismo año en que The Sopris Sun se publicó por primera vez. El día 2 de octubre, Carbondale reconoce el 112read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Sept. 30, 2021

    Local accolade

    Krysia Carter-Giez completed filming and editing her film “The Day I had to Grow Up” in Carbondale. The film follows six young activists who yearn for change in America and recently earned “Best Documentary Short and Best Editing In A Short Film” at theread more →

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    Old traditions make for new memories

    Potato Day is the longest standing locals’ tradition in Carbondale. The event kicked off in 1909, and celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the same year that The Sopris Sun printed its first issue. On Oct. 2, the Town celebrates the 112th annual Potato Day.

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    Trustees talk business

    All Carbondale trustees were present at the regular meeting on Sept. 14 except Heather Henry.
    During public comments, three residents brought forward issues with the town’s trash hauler. Amy Krakow expressed confusion about overflow surcharges. Trustees clarified that Mountain Waste was directed to place a notice with details about… read more →

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    The show must go on

    Social distancing hit just in time to postpone (and ultimately cancel) the Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza. At the time, it seemed safe to schedule events for autumn, and 5Point opted to change the date as well. But as it became clear that restrictions would be with us… read more →