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  • Sections: News Published

    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 →

  • Sections: News Published

    Our Town: Debbi Fadli

    The Sopris Sun regularly presents 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 Debbi Fadli, 51, who for several years has worked as chief marketer, merchandise creatorread more →

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    Town goes back to the future with trash collection

    On Oct. 1, Carbondale will be taking a step back to the future, as the town gives up on a quarter-century experiment with multiple companies picking up trash from local homes and apartment buildings.

    After nearly a decade of discussion, the town has been working feverishlyread 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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Walk at your own peril

    Sound and fury at a Carbondale Bike, Pedestrian and Trails Commission meeting?

    Who’da thunk it?

    The topic was 8th Street.

    The fury came from John Hoffmann, former Carbondale trustee and current Senior Matters board member. “For heaven’s sake,” he fumed, “Thisread more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Stuart R. Vanderhurst, Jr.

    Feb. 20, 1940 – Sept. 7, 2019

    It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of Stuart Randall “Randy” Vanderhurst Jr. on September 7th, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado.  He was diagnosed with “nasty” pneumonia and a “bad malignancy.” Althoughread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    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 →

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    Ram sports getting off on the right foot

    As Roaring Fork Ram volleyball girls play their first home game on Sept. 14, the soccer boys will take on one of their toughest rivals on the road.

    The season is young yet, but both teams have had a chance to get a feel for theirread more →

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    National sheepdog trials return to Strang Ranch

    On a crisp, cool September morning at the Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights, 500 sheep came figuratively to do battle with the 150 border collies trying to herd them. But, don’t worry, the dogs are highly trained herders, and the sheep also know the drill.

    This is the… read more →