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Many people are making their own masks now that they're encouraged in public throughout the state and required in Glenwood Springs.

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On the birding front, the ospreys do not seem deterred by last year's eviction from the football field lights.

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The geese in the Marble, meanwhile, are still a long way from nesting.

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Our call to creativity continues to be answered, and Wewer Keohane echoed it in her "Soltiude Series."

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Libby Riger took the opportunity to get back to work on her painting.

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    What are organizations doing right now?

    Colorado Governor Jared Police has ordered closure of restaurants and bars for at least 30 days to stem coronavirus spread — although takeout, delivery and outside dining are permitted. The order also mandates that gyms, casinos and theaters, including movie theaters, be closed. Here’s how that’s impacting different establishments.  read more →
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    We are still here!

    Amid the uncertainty of closures and cancellations on March 19, I fear I cast doubt on the future of The Sopris Sun by suggesting that we might temporarily suspend our print edition.

    It was, and still is, on the table. If we had any reason toread more →

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    Preparing for a digital Easter, Passover

    Buds on the trees are just starting to emerge, and wild birds are returning from their winter migrations. That’s springtime in the Valley. 

    Many people also observe annual expressions of faith and community as Easter and Passover both take place on dates near each other thisread more →

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    Small businesses step back to move forward during pandemic

    In these times of economic uncertainty, small businesses around Carbondale are quickly adapting to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    With statewide closures in effect for nonessential businesses, it has become increasingly difficult for small business owners who rely on farmers’ markets, word of mouth, andread more →

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    Responsible recreation in the new public health landscape

    For so many Carbondalians, Mushroom Rock feels like a backyard. The COVID-19 stay-at-home order, however, is blurring the boundaries of mountain town backyards and home trails. As local recreation areas see increased use amidst warming weather and residents stuck at home, land management agencies are trying to keepread more →

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    A local’s diary of the Spanish Flu

    By Eleanor Clagett Reed
    Courtesy of Shelle DeBeque

    During our fifth year, in the late summer and fall of 1918, the Spanish Influenza swept into Western Colorado on its devastating march across the continent. 

    Carbondale’s only doctor had been drafted intoread more →

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    Is virtual exercise the wave of the future?

    With all this time at home people could — sooner or later — succumb to stir craziness. But have no fear, there are ways to diminish the insanity. 

    One effective antidote is exercise. However, gym goers themselves currently comprise their own category of panic. 

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