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James C. Calaway, 87, of Carbondale, passed away Dec. 12, 2018 at his home with his wife Connie by his side. A full obituary will follow. A celebration of life will be held in January. Here is our last story on him. 

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If you missed the Thompson House Gala in general and Darrell Munsell in particular, have no fear. Munsell will be back at the museum signing copies of "Protecting a Valley and Saving a River" from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

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Shop with a cop took place at Walmart over the weekend, with seven donors and 12 volunteers helping out 10 kids. 

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Light-Up Carbondale lived up to its name as crowds gathered in town to witness the annual lighting and visit with Santa.

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The Sopris Sun staff would like to express our warm gratitude for the support of readers during our ongoing Winter Solstice Fundraising Drive.

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    Daughter’s planned celebration breathes new life into deceased father’s legacy

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    CoVenture gets most of its ask as trustees finalize budget

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