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We thought the fire in South Canyon was big news when it closed the Interstate for several hours last week. But it was just the beginning. (See below)

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When Aaron Taylor of The Way of Compassion Bike Project heard that a Buddy Program participant was looking for a loaner bike, he permanently gifted this one to Jose!

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A cow and calf elk were along Catherine Store Road recently. Don't get too close  — they're big and hyper-defensive!

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With the first night of dance at the Thompson House sold out so fast, you can still go to to get tickets to the second show from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15.

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The folks at the Roaring Fork Valley Thank You Project were kind enough to include us in their efforts, and we'd like to pass it on!

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    Roaring Fork School District embraces state’s athletics policies

    That high school sports just ain’t what they used to be would be an understatement, but nonetheless accurate under the current climate. 

    Now, that the start of the semester is around the corner and students will be nestling wherever they must for distance learning they’ll needread more →

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    Our Town: Jared Ettelson

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with Jared Ettelson, General Manager & Co-owner of The Village Smithy. He holds your dining-fateread more →

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    Roadside waste clutters scenic byway

    A berm to block roadside spoils from view remains incomplete, and tensions are high. 

    Some backstory: In 2007, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) noticed the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) dumping rockfall and mudslide waste at Placita, a site off the McClure Pass more →

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    News Analysis: Reimagining our agricultural future

    When Jerome Osentowski declared he would build a tropical greenhouse oasis on the rocky slopes of Basalt at 7,200 feet above sea level, people thought he was crazy. 

    Fast forward to 2020, and Osentowski makes fresh pineapple-papaya smoothies throughout the winter and grosses around $60,000 inread more →

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    Branching Out: What those hunting photos say

    A conversation has opened within hunting as more people of infinite diversity have entered its sacred realm: What is an appropriate photograph when we “fill our tags?” “Bag” our animal? Secure clean food in fair chase for our families?

    A thousand words cannot capture the momentsread more →

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    Corby Anderson to captain KDNK

    After an intensive nationwide search, Carbondale’s public service radio station has brought in local media honcho Corby Anderson to serve as its executive director, a position that expanded  the role of general manager to one that is more involved in community service.

    Anderson, who has livedread more →

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The Sopris Sun

Our paper prints in Gypsum, so it will take a little longer for this week's edition to hit newsstands, but you can check out our fire photos (and everything else) online in the meantime! ... See MoreSee Less

Our paper prints in Gypsum, so it will take a little longer for this weeks edition to hit newsstands, but you can check out our fire photos (and everything else) online in the meantime!