The Sopris Sun

Trustees select Luis Yllanes to replace Byars

Luis Yllanes, 43, a Florida-born man with a background in the arts, was appointed to join the Carbondale Board of Trustees at a meeting of that board on Tuesday night.

Yllanes, who is married with two children, has lived in town for close to two years but has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for a total of about eight years. He is fluent in both Spanish and English and offered himself as a liaison between the town government and Carbondale’s Hispanic population, among other attributes.

He was picked from a field of six candidates that the sitting board members nearly universally praised as highly qualified men and women who each would have made a good trustee.

Read more in the Aug. 10 edition of The Sopris Sun.