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The Sun won seven first-place and six second-place awards at the Colorado Press Association convention this year.

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We're celebrating by switching to a higher quality paper stock — let us know what you think!

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Long-term Roaring Fork Valley resident Laurie Nathe has been unable to find steady housing despite nearly 15 years in the Valley.

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While Daniel Dancer was the main architect of this Marty the Marmot composed of Ross Montessori students, it was Head of School Sonya Hemmen holding the microphone.

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Carbondale Middle School sixth graders got a head start on Earth Day by picking up trash along Snowmass Avenue. 

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    New Colorado Mountain College Protolab about to go live

    Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus is expanding — both conceptually and physically.

    Most construction plans should be wrapped up in time for fall semester, but a hexagonal prototype lab for the Isaacson School officially opens May 2, and it’s already changing the scope ofread more →

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    Local homemade goods club invites creativity, sharing

    Talking with any one of the 10 members who answered Mark Burrows’s call to create a homemade goods club feels a bit like talking with an alchemist — they’ll wax poetic about their concoctions of ingredients and experimenting with different applications for their creations.

    At this month’s meeting… read more →

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    Beware of scams— they’re only getting worse

    Scamming people is a booming business, and unfortunately it’s here to stay.

    Although many victims do not report the crime they suffered, from the reports collected in 2018 the total damage is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s a big business withread more →

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    Fund, board and arborist prove Town can see urban forest for the trees

    This year, Carbondale is expected to hit a pair of mile-markers related to its urban forest: 25 years as a Tree City USA and 10 years of the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund.

    “It’s a real landmark,” said Tree Board Chair Dan Bullock. “It’s absolutely amazing thatread more →

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    Almost homeless

    The growing almost homeless population is a dire situation in the area according to Lynn Kirchner, real-estate agent at Amore Reality and volunteer with the non-profit organization Carbondale Homeless Assistance (CHA). “The recommendation for sustainable and healthy living is one to two years’ worth of savings. The situation is… read more →

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    We all shine on

    Spring is a time of transition, and this year that is proving particularly true for The Sopris Sun.

    Since I took the helm January 2016, we’ve replaced most of our staff and all of our board. Terri Ritchie and Barbara Dills were the last holdouts and it’s strange… read more →

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