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Dia de los Muertos fell on a Friday this year, helping the Latin tradition of honoring those who have passed on to all but eclipse Halloween.

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Bryson Fink came into the post office to show off his mailbox costume. 

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Piper Arnette, 8, of Silt, won her bid to become Sunlight’s next Mini-Mayor with 34,730 votes.

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The soccer boys' senior night proved not to be their final home game, with two more playoff wins here before the quarterfinals in Aurora. 

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    Former Redstonian writes about love and war

    As a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg in combat and still has shrapnel in his body, Infantry Captain Ron Sorter, knows about pain — emotional as well as physical. He’s suffered both.

    Veterans Day, Nov. 11, has always been a somber yet special day forread more →

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    Talking trees with the Town Arborist

    Ask Mike Callas about his favorite trees in town, and he won’t show you the biggest or most beautiful specimens. Instead, the Town Arborist has a special affection for those with deep historical roots or new varieties he’s gone out on a limb to bring to Carbondale.

    Take,… read more →

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    Enough war for a lifetime

    I’ve had enough. I’m sick and tired of having to pony up more money to support things like libraries, schools, libraries in schools… I pay taxes and that is where I want the money to go, not to the military industrial complex.

    “Today in Capitalism” byread more →

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    Pages Past: Please don’t shoot the telephone lines

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and Sopris Sun

    Nov. 8, 1979

    There had been several cases of hunters shooting out telephone wires and cables, according to Mountain Bell. Mostly only single users had been affected, but on at least one occasion anread more →

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    Virgili and Hartzell win CMC trustee, Salida a slam dunk

    The results of the Colorado Mountain College (CMC)  Board of Trustee elections, as of 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, show the overwhelming passage of ballot questions 7A and 5A to annex the Salida School District into the CMC district. This will be the first time CMC hasread more →

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    Library referendum squeaks through

    According to unofficial results, Garfield County voters approved by a narrow margin Ballot Initiative 6A on Nov. 5. 

    As of 10:26 p.m., the count was 6,147 for and 5,638 against.

    The measure will provide additional funding for the county library district by adding aread more →

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The Sopris Sun

Give our Rams a proper sendoff to their semifinal game as they get escorted by police on their way out of town Wednesday morning 11/13.

Please line up on Main Street between Snowmass Drive and the roundabout around 9 AM. The bus will leave the high school at that time.

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