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Will Grandbois was totally planning ahead for our guide to climbing Sopris when he lugged a copy of The Sun to the false summit back in August 2009. 

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Marble Marble brings carvers from all over the world to work on the local Yule Marble along the banks of  the Crystal River. 

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Carol and Ernie Gianinetti celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 21 at the Gianinetti Spring Creeks Ranch Pavilion.

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Several local grads (from left, Justin Thompson, Kajsa Sutro, Albert Marquez and Lily Nichols) received scholarships from the Rebekahs at the Near New.

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    When will it snow on Sopris?

    That’s the question The Sun, and others before us, have put to the community in the past. This year, we’re keeping it simple and asking you to guess when the very first dusting will be — none of this “mantle” debate. We figure anything from here on outread more →

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    Former teacher builds her pack with dog-care business

    Just a year after Ashley Gann landed her dream job — teaching physical education at Roaring Fork High School — budget cuts prompted a career pivot that has earned her more money and growth potential.

    “I didn’t find out until a month before school ended thatread more →

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    Hospice helps you pack for your final journey

    Memento mori — remember you must die. And for those who see it coming and want to ease the transition, there’s hospice.

    “The dying process is extremely important and is one that needs to be cherished and celebrated. Would you prefer to be lying in yourread more →

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    Red Hill trail construction begins

    Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a public open house regarding the management plan for the land parcels gained from last year’s controversial Sutey Land Exchange.

    About 50 people came to that meeting, including members of the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Councilread more →

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    Local impacts of solar tariff mitigated

    Two local solar installers say the 30 percent federal tariff imposed in January on solar imports is not hurting them so far.

    The industry saw the tariff coming and bought extra product from abroad before it went into effect. What’s more, a change in Chineseread more →

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    Weiser explains Attorney General role during Carbondale campaign stop

    The state attorney general can be a deeply personalized political office that plays an active role in protecting Coloradan interests —  at least it should be, according to Democratic candidate Phil Weiser, who came through Carbondale last week in a series of roundtables to introduce himself to Roaringread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Bonedale the last to bend on open container

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 20, 1978

    Carbondale postmaster Glen Norton announced that home mail delivery would begin in the fall to all residential and business addresses within the city limits. The move was partially in response to insufficient post office…

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Sopris SunWanting to help with #LakeChristineFire relief efforts but don't know what to do? CARE is seeking volunteers to hel…
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Sopris SunBasalt evacuations are underway due to the #LakeChristineFire Photo taken at the roundabout in Carbondale.
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