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Scuttlebutt, 7/11/13

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Send in Mountain Fair memories

The Sopris Sun is rounding up Mountain Fair memories to print in our July 25 issue. What with 41 Mountain Fairs attended by tens of thousands of folks, there must be at least a few memorable moments. For example, hundreds of people remember String Cheese Incident playing the fair in the early 1990s before they hit it big and a few might even remember them jamming in a tent behind the stage long after the park had closed that night. Rumor has it that one year someone from across the street walked over to the park and ceremoniously unplugged the music for the night. It’s a long shot but someone out there might have taken their kid, grandkid and now great-grandkid to the same face painter over the years. Remember when a certain individual who will go unnamed stole the fair-director’s golf cart about 20 years ago? The first and only Pun Pie competition was a funny and for some entries slightly off-color affair. If you have a favorite or even top five Mountain Fair memory, feel free to e-mail it to or mail to The Sopris Sun, Box 399, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Grett heading to Lindenwood

Roaring Fork High School graduate Dakotah Grett will play basketball at Lindenwood University-Belleville in Illinois next school year, according to a press release from NCSA Athletic Recruiting. At Roaring Fork, Grett earned a 3.5 GPA and was student body president, and also All-State in basketball for the 2012-13 season.

Free yoga session

Word from True Nature Healing Arts says that their teacher did not show up for last Sunday’s free yoga session at Sopris Park. To make it up to everyone, Deva Shantay and Branden Cohen are offering a free class at their center at 100 N. Third St. For details, call 963-9900.

Renegade Band rehearsal

The Carbondale Renegade Marching Band holds weekly rehearsals at Sopris Park Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Upcoming gigs include Mountain Fair and Potato Day. Info: 963-2798 or the band’s Facebook page.

Sopris Run-off returns

The 35th annual Mt. Sopris Run-off and Four Mile Fair Run take place during Mountain Fair on July 27. The Four Mile Race starts on Prince Creek Road south of town and runs down hill to Sopris Park. Entrants meet at Sopris Park at 7:15 a.m. to be bused to the starting line (the race starts at 7:45 a.m.). The 14-mile Mt. Sopris Run-off starts at the Emma school house on Highway 82 between Carbondale and Basalt at 7:30 a.m. Registration takes place at 6:30 a.m. For details, call Independence Run & Hike at 704-0909.

C’dale residents graduate CMC

Carbondale residents Allan Jameson, Silvestre Arvizo, Robert Morrison and Morgan Bell were among the inaugural class of graduates earning bachelor’s degrees across Colorado Mountain College campuses during the spring semester. Jameson, Morrison and Bell graduated with a BA in sustainable studies, while Arvizo graduated with a BA in business administration. College wide, more than 1,000 bachelor’s and associate degrees, GEDs and certificates of occupational proficiency were granted this year, according to a press release.

Dr. Peters joins Red Hill

Carbondale native Dr. Oneal Peters has returned to the Roaring Fork Valley to practice at Red Hill Animal Health Center on Cowen Drive. Dr. James Ziegler recently moved back the valley to buy the practice after several years absence.

They say it’s your birthday

Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Art Ackerman (July 11); Rebecca Self (July 13); John Tolan (July 14); Don Voltmer (July 15); Diana Alcantara (July 16); and Jason Steinberg, Tony Comer and Eric Brendlinger (July 17).