• BUSINESS COSTS Proposed redevelopment of the Sopris Shopping Center would add 76 new rental units to Carbondale's housing inventory – 15 being deed-restricted and 64 “efficiency” apartments, measuring 415 to 725 square feet. Meanwhile, nine locally-owned businesses see themselves displaced, mid-pandemic. More on page 8. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh. BUSINESS COSTS Proposed redevelopment of the Sopris Shopping Center would add 76 new rental units to Carbondale's housing inventory – 15 being deed-restricted and 64 “efficiency” apartments, measuring 415 to 725 square feet. Meanwhile, nine locally-owned businesses see themselves displaced, mid-pandemic. More on page 8. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh. Current Issue→ Past Issues
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Just Emerson’s Bear sculpture joins Carbondale Public Arts Commission's permanent collection. Photo by Sarah Overbeck. Just Emerson’s Bear sculpture joins Carbondale Public Arts Commission's permanent collection. Photo by Sarah Overbeck.

Just Emerson’s Bear sculpture joins Carbondale Public Arts Commission's permanent collection. Photo by Sarah Overbeck.

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Cartoon by Tom Mercer.

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    Ninth Judicial District gains accessibility with virtual option

    In any given field, it is generally open to interpretation whether a silver lining shimmers as a result of COVID-19 and the virtual reality wave. The local judicial system is no exception.

    According to Clerk of Court Dawn Garey, most hearings at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs are… read more →

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    How does La Niña impact Colorado snowfall?

    The world is currently experiencing a La Niña cycle, which means that water temperatures in the Central Pacific Ocean are lower than average for at least three months in a row. The threshold to be in La Niña is at least 0.5 degrees Celsius lower than average, or about one… read more →

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    Demolition and development

    Nine Carbondale businesses displaced by redevelopment

    Rounding out an unprecedented year of challenges, nine Carbondale businesses received final notice on Jan. 7, 2021 that they are expected to vacate their spaces by the end of February or earlier. Plans to redevelop the Sopris Shopping Center, built in 1963,…

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    “This I Remember” tapes return to Carbondale

    An elusive collection of cassette tapes containing historical interviews of Carbondale’s early residents and conducted by the late Mary Ferguson for her KDNK show “This I Remember” has landed in the care of the Carbondale Historical Society. 

    The tapes have been highly sought after for several years because they… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt, January 14, 2021

    PitCo moves into Level Red

    Beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, Pitkin County will implement a new public health order, eliminating indoor dining at all restaurants and improving enforcement of social distancing at ski resorts. The move was prompted by Pitkin County reporting the second highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in the… read more →

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    Naturalist Nights 

    Welcoming abundance through Hopi tradition and science

    In winters past, locals in the know have enjoyed many cozy evenings “sitting at the feet” of diverse presenters sharing their specialized insight for coexisting on Earth. These annual Naturalist Nights, co-hosted by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Wilderness…

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Sopris SunIt looks like Kim Bock is the winner of our snow on Sopris contest! https://t.co/RT6frBXWC2
Sopris SunHere's why Bair Ranch and Lookout Mountain have been evacuated. #GrizzlyCreekFire https://t.co/b39bY5dHPr
Sopris SunIt's bigger than it looks. https://t.co/dtqETL50LX
Sopris SunWe now have a box at The Marble Hub! https://t.co/CLxwSbOZeD
Sopris SunRT @GovofCO: Following our local news is more important than ever. Journalists across the state are working hard to put out facts, not fear…
Sopris Sun#socialdistancing our Mother's Day shoot has been an interesting challenge, but we think we came up with a good sol… https://t.co/TP0g1a0grV
Sopris SunIf trustees approve the pick, he'll have from June through September to ease into the job. https://t.co/kuemvywXjC
Sopris SunThe Easter Bunny made a trip through town in style this morning. https://t.co/7WZddx4Ijc
Sopris SunRT @CDPHE: ALERT: Do not use chloroquine phosphate, or anything a health care provider does not prescribe, as a COVID-19 remedy. It could k…
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