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    Early snow doesn’t nix fire risk

    After an unusually hot August came to a close, farmers and gardeners braced themselves for a sudden snowstorm and possible frost the second week of September. The storm brought welcome cooler temperatures and precipitation to our drought-stricken and fire-plagued region. How does a storm like this affect theread more →

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    Roz Turnbull, a friend to Carbondale

    Locals remember Rosamond (Rozzie) Turnbull (May 1, 1943 – July 4, 2020) as an exceedingly kind woman with red hair and an infectious smile she never lost — a woman who would take all the time in the world for the sake of a friend or relative.  Forread more →

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    Counting folks during a pandemic

    The decennial census of U.S. citizens, mandated by the Constitution (Article I, Section 2), is a daunting task in any year. In 2020, however, the national enumeration has been particularly challenging, principally because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which early in the count process prevented census workers fromread more →

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    New pool design proposed

    The John M. Fleet Pool probably won’t be replaced by a year-round water park, but a vision for a ground-up overhaul is beginning to take shape.

    The result of a two-day design charette with a working group of users was presented to trustees on Sept. 15,read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Slow is the New Fast: Yes in my backyard

    Is the future of our food security as close as our own backyard? Alas, it’s not that simple, because “wicked problems”, like rebuilding local food systems, never are. But our backyards have a vital role to play.

    Years ago, when I saw a documentary about howread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Don’t forget the real superheroes

    Never been much for superhero movies. I had some interest in Spiderman because Peter Parker is a teenager with real adolescent problems. Jack Nicholson’s creepy portrayal of the Joker made the first Batman movie worth watching.

    I don’t really have issues with fantasies, but the messageread more →

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    Schooled in a barn

    Updated Sept. 17, 2020

    On Sept. 16, Roaring Fork School District hit the brakes on their plan to resume in-person learning for K-3 students citing the recent uptick in COVID cases. The increase in cases moves Garfield County from a level one to a level tworead more →

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    Local runner brings the spirit of Boston to the valley

    Running enthusiasts, mark your calendars and get set to cheer on Ascendigo’s Life Enrichment Program Manager Justin Garrard as he attempts to run a speedy down valley marathon on Sunday, Sept. 13 to raise awareness for Ascendigo.

    On May 5, 2019, Garrard ran an impressive timeread more →

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    Our Town: Foley’s fervor for farming

    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 Mariah Foley, the vegetable lead for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies  (ACES) Rockread more →

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    Autumn travel may present challenges

    Traveling in the mountains has always presented challenges, and this autumn season will be no different on Colorado’s Western Slope. 

    The best a traveler can do is plan ahead in the hope of avoiding delays, closures, cancellations, and natural disasters. With that in mind, here’s aread more →