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  • Sections: News Published

    Property valuations are in — and taxes are up

    Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico has been busy compiling a report for a July 15 presentation to the county commissioners. Now that his office has met the end-of-June deadline to respond to property valuation appeals, it’s time to share the data with his fellow elected officials.

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  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Reverend Wallace D. Finley

    Wallace Dean Finley, was born in Canon City, Colorado on Jan. 27, 1931. He died in Mexico on Dec. 29, 2018.

    Wally was raised in South-Eastern Colorado in the Wiley-Eads-Lamar area. Although as a child he lived in a house made of sod — “aread more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Timothy Leonard Hoffman

    Timothy Leonard Hoffman was born on July 4,1937 in Estherville, Iowa to Dr. Leonard Frances and Rita (Braun) Hoffman.

    Tim was raised with two sisters Jacquie, and LaNora, and his brother Reggie with whom he shared his love of fast cars.He passed away on Juneread more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Christopher James Schumacher

    It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that life-long local Christopher James Schumacher, Age 30, passed away June 15th in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a kind, gentle, & loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, & friend to so many. … We findread more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Using selfies to defeat blind patriotism

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” -Edward Abbey

    Aah, the Fourth of July: independence, freedom, hamburgers, hot dogs, flags waving over children separated from their parents and kept in cages.

    What is happening right now in this country is hard… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    A finale and a crescendo — local music scene changes overnight

    The times they are a changin’ in Carbondale’s local music scene.

    People spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Steve’s Guitars on June 21, which marked Pearl & Wood’s last performance — in Colorado, anyway.

    “Ellie and I, we’re scheming up a tour inread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Locals learn to put the “art” in business smarts

    Artists in many ways wield superpowers, maintains Andrew Simonet. He just wishes more of them felt empowered to use those powers outside the studio.

    “They have the ability to manifest something out of nothing,” he said. “To imagine something that doesn’t exist … that’s a complicatedread more →

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    Carbondale commercial space grows through expansion, subdivision

    Carbondale is home to more businesses and has fewer vacant commercial units, according to The Sopris Sun’s third annual inventory.

    In June 2017, our inaugural attempt to peer into every shop window in town turned up 306 active stores, restaurants, offices and manufactures, with 39 sitesread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    How preparedness keeps kids safe

    Emergency preparedness in schools is a sensitive topic since the advent of school shootings. We want our children and community to be prepared, but what are the potential costs.

    When some of us were young that safety plan was mainly fire drills. However, in today’sread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees agree to pursue age-friendly community designation

    Mayor Dan Richardson worried the final decision to pursue an AARP Age-Friendly Community designation for Carbondale might prove anticlimactic due to sheer lack of opposition, but the cheers and applause from a room full of seniors demonstrated otherwise.

    The push was just part of multiple effortsread more →