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A second set of runners danced across the surface of Beaver Lake as their real-life counterparts set off on the 25k Lead King Loop Charity Race.

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Not all bears are prepping for hibernation — we found at least one that’s standing on stilts. All the better to take in the view, and add to it, at Delaney Nature Park.

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The students of Carbondale Middle School were there to greet Principal Jennifer Lamont and the rest of the delegation that accepted
the Middle School Transformational Impact award.

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Emergency responders were able to contain a vehicle fire in the Sopris Shopping Center parking lot on Sept. 17, although the RV itself was a total loss.

  • Sections: Breaking News Published

    Fire ban back for GarCo, Carbondale

    After a brief respite, Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale have opted to reinstate Stage II fire restrictions.

    That means no smoking or open flames except within an enclosed or barren area, no explosives or engines without a spark arresting device and no campfires exceptread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Top-rated Ram soccer boys on a roll

    The Roaring Fork soccer boys had the clear upper hand when they hosted Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Sept. 14 — though you couldn’t tell it from the cheers.

    It was a hometown game for CRMS, too, and the Oyster corner hooted and hollered throughout theread more →

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  • Sections: News Published

    Boy, girl or fill in the blank...

    Zayna Meyer doesn’t quite remember when she realized she identified as a girl — it just sort of always seemed to be the case.

    “I guess I just had a weird feeling — like at five, I think. And whenever I had a dressread more →

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    DHM Design celebrates 20 years in Carbondale

    It takes a lot of work to keep the west wild, and DHM Design has long been a careful steward in that endeavor. The Carbondale office — one of four — just celebrated its 20th year in operation, and the Denver headquarters has a more-than 40-year legacy. read more →

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  • Sections: News, Obituaries Published

    ‘Flower lady’ Sue Bacon says goodbye

    On her deathbed, Sue Bacon dictated a letter to the people of Carbondale.

    “This has been a wonderful experience, you are marvelous people, and I have enjoyed my living here immensely,” she said. “We are so fortunate to have a place like Heritage Park Careread more →

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  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Dangerous days for journalism

    Asked to choose “whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government,” Thomas Jefferson stated, “I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

    Today, Jefferson wouldn’t have that choice; due to economics, electronic media and the internet, newspapers faceread more →

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  • Sections: News Published

    Memories of Anita Witt

    Compiled by Charlotte Graham

    Special to The Sopris Sun


    Carbondale (especially Missouri Heights) locals said “So long for now” last Saturday, Sept. 9 to Anita Witt, the brightest of stars in our universe at Missouri Heights Schoolhouse with a reception afterwards at theread more →

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