Stuff by Ken Pletcher

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    John Ramo provides the guitars and percussion

    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 John Ramo, founder of the ensemble Valle Musico.

    Q: How long haveread more →

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    Gearing up for Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday is set for Nov. 30, and many local businesses are participating.

    The event was created by the American Express Company in 2010 during the height of the Great Recession. It was a response to the growth of Black Friday (the major saleread more →

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    Library referendum squeaks through

    According to unofficial results, Garfield County voters approved by a narrow margin Ballot Initiative 6A on Nov. 5. 

    As of 10:26 p.m., the count was 6,147 for and 5,638 against.

    The measure will provide additional funding for the county library district by adding aread more →

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    Town pitches in on disposal of hazardous waste, drugs, leaves

    “[Carbondale] has a good philosophy” about recycling and protecting the environment, says Laurie Lindberg of the Town’s Public Works Department. Our residents will have a chance to demonstrate that commitment at the department’s upcoming semiannual Hazardous Waste Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.read more →

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    ‘I want people to see what a library can be’

    For the second time in as many years, the Garfield County Public Library District is on the November ballot.

    Last year’s ballot question 6A asked that the district be allowed to keep all of the revenue it received from sales taxes, which would include the moneyread more →

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    A town and its bar

    The Black Nugget. The name itself evokes echoes of an earlier time — the grittier Carbondale of coal and miners and unpaved streets.

    One who has never been in the dark, slightly mysterious-looking watering hole occupying most of the Fourth Street side of the Dinkel Buildingread more →

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    Our Town: Debi Boyle steps back from LIFT-UP

    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 Debi Boyle, the outgoing pantry manager at the Carbondale LIFT-UP food distribution center.read more →

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    Community Garden season gearing up

    It’s May, the ski resorts are all closed, the sun is shining, dandelions are blooming — and Carbondale’s community gardens are quiet and waiting. Yes, spring planting season is upon us, and what better way to dig into it than at one of these gardens.

    The gardensread more →

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    Soup maker becomes anti-trafficking activist

    The first thing one notices about Gina Stryker is her bubbling energy. She is the founder of a successful prepared-foods startup enterprise, Gina Cucina, and is the mother of two sets of twins—all of which keeps her quite busy.

    She is also a person ofread more →