Stuff by Ken Pletcher

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    Marty Stouffer — Mr. ‘Wild America,’ valley resident

    It was nearly two years ago, and my wife and I were trying to figure out how to get a heavy sofa sleeper out of our son’s pickup and into our house. A vehicle pulled up, a fellow hopped out and offered to lend a hand. Moments later, mission… read more →

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    A brief history of the ‘dog park’

    Contrary to the article in the Jan. 9 edition of The Sopris Sun, the Carbondale Nature Preserve was purchased outright from the previous owners, the Delaney family. A clarification was published in the paper the following week, but we thought it would be useful to our readership toread more →

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    Rookie on Richmond Ridge — my day of avalanche training

    I am pretty new to Alpine Touring (AT). Before my son booked us a three-day hut trip over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, I had taken just a couple of day trips into the backcountry and a bunch of skins up Tiehack and main Buttermilk. Mountainread more →

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    Parks & Recreation releases Dog Park survey

    Should there be changes at the Carbondale Nature Preserve (CNP) — known to most as Delaney Dog Park?

    That is what the Carbondale Parks & Recreation Department wants to know. Parks & Rec Director Eric Brendlinger thinks some issues need to be addressed, while others like dog owner… read more →

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    Art career after the video store

    Staci Dickerson is having her first solo art show this month and next. She readily admits that it’s a big deal for her.

    For longtime Carbondale residents, her name might more immediately conjure up fond memories of the popular video rental shop that she ran hereread more →

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    Our Town: 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 →