Stuff by Trina Ortega

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    “This I Remember” tapes return to Carbondale

    An elusive collection of cassette tapes containing historical interviews of Carbondale’s early residents and conducted by the late Mary Ferguson for her KDNK show “This I Remember” has landed in the care of the Carbondale Historical Society. 

    The tapes have been highly sought after for several years because they… read more →

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    Gas prices are down … but how long will it last? 

    While more Americans have reportedly been filling up their tanks more for road-tripping, camping and van life during the Coronavirus pandemic, the increase in individual automobile gas purchases is not driving up gas prices. In fact, if you’ve visited the pumps recently, you likely noticed how much prices… read more →

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    Re-tracing the Flat Tops Ute Trail by bike

    The wind blows in from the west, rustling the sand-colored grass of the Flat Top Mountains north of Glenwood Springs. The aspen leaves have turned, most already fallen and ready to return to the soil. The remaining leaves that still loiter in some of the aspen groves createread more →

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    Coal Basin bike preserve supports restoration with recreation

    Volunteers who showed up on Oct. 5 to re-seed the hillsides below the old Mid-Continent Mine in Coal Basin were helping fulfill the mission of the new Coal Basin Mountain Bike Preserve west of Redstone. The owners of the private property, Walmart heirs Sam and Tom Walton, aimread more →

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    New large-scale mural takes shape near Fourth Street

    Two children from the Mountain Momma Preschool stood in the small park at Fourth and Main streets staring at the side of a building where muralist Bunnie Reiss had painted a two-story-tall hoofed animal with a green diamond in its torso. A large orb (perhaps a sun) wasread more →

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    Pickleball grows up

    To meet the growing interest in what NBC news recently claimed is the fastest growing sport in the world, the Roaring Fork Pickleball Association and town of Carbondale broke ground early this month on the construction of six new pickleball courts at the North Face Park on theread more →

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    Carbondale students take up mountain bike racing with Glenwood Demons

    Four Roaring Fork High School (RFHS)students on Sept. 22 will be among several hundred youths racing mountain bikes in Snowmass Village as part of the sanctioned Colorado High School Cycling League race series.

    It is the first time the league, a nonprofit organization, will come toread more →

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    Caught in a vortex at Dan Bern concert

    Steve Standiford established Steve’s Guitars as an intimate listening room in 1993. The colorful room bursting with musical paraphernalia, trinkets and, of course, guitars in every nook and cranny has hosted a great variety of performers over the years — a lot of talent has come through theread more →

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    Clay Center’s annual fundraiser to bring together potters, tacos and community

    Start with 30 Carbondale clay artists; add 300 one-of-a-kind handmade plates, four chefs, two organic farms, one distillery, one brewmaster, and countless volunteer hours — mix thoroughly.

    All these ingredients are coming together for the Carbondale Clay Center’s largest fundraiser of the year, a themed eventread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Sopris Sun seeds

    Winter 2009 was probably the worst time to start a newspaper, much less take on the role of editor.

    Across the country, large daily newspapers like the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News were going out of business and Carbondale’s own Valley Journal suffered the same fate… read more →