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As a reward for collecting books, Ross Montessori School hosted a  teachers tricycle race starting outside and winding through the halls on Feb. 13. 

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During KDNK’s 35th birthday party, 15 month-old Sean Passmore took a moment to select the vintage that he thought might be best suited for his mommy. 

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Antonio Gonzelez is tampering with these gates, but as Carbondale’s new ditch rider, he's authorized.

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The Basalt Middle School Lego Robotics Team inspired the Roaring Fork Club to install more water dispensers in an effort to keep plastic bottles out of the landfills. 

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Lisa Dancing Light (left) brought a copy of The Sun with her when she dropped by to visit former Carbondalian Anne Canan in Kansas City.

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    You can’t repress this press

    The Sopris Sun is officially award winning.

    In our first trip to the Colorado Press Association convention last weekend, we were some of the loudest and most obnoxious cheerers as we nabbed three top spots in our size category. Photographer Jane Bachrach took home one firstread more →

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    ‘Lightning Heart’ leaves a legacy in paint and memories

    Some were offered a twig of fragrant sage; others a polished stone; some received a graphite sketch of a lone conifer on a cliff’s edge; for those gathering at the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was gentle words for a safe weekend; and for all, artist Fred “Lightningread more →

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  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Winning ‘Love Pollinators’ design chosen for 47th Mountain Fair

    It felt kind of like going to a secret society meeting, except it wasn’t so secret. A group of about 20 people gathered at Carbondale Arts Executive Director Amy Kimberly’s charming house on a Tuesday evening, where there was a smorgasbord of snacks and libations waiting.

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    Bike Project reborn in new Third Street space

    There are many ways to reduce suffering in the world, and building bikes may be one.

    Aaron Taylor has been unwittingly carrying out The Way of Compassion’s mission statement with the Bonedale Bike Project since 2009, but now it’s official. Under the umbrella of the Carbondaleread more →

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    Peter Olenick returns home from coaching Korean ski team

    Peter Olenick, famed for being the first to land a double-flip in competitive skiing, is glad to be back in Carbondale again after a position coaching for the South Korean ski team for the 2018 Olympics. He’s been here and back again a lot, and he’s relishing theread more →

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    Proposed Red Hill Lofts to go through Planning and Zoning

    The Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commissioners will consider an affordable housing application next month, and despite the applicant’s name — Aspen Pitkin County Employee Housing Inc. — the proposed project, if approved, will be open to any Carbondale resident who meets the income qualifications.

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