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  • Locations: News Published

    Building permit dispute continues to burn

    As of Monday, June 10, the Carbondale Board of Adjustment is down a member. Meredith Bullock resigned, effective immediately, in order to remain in the room during a public hearing from which she’d recused herself.

    Board of Adjustment member Mark Chain, who’d also recused himself fromread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Does it matter? You get to decide.

    This is a love story of sorts. About this great town and what an example it is of how — when people, organizations, businesses, and government institutions work together — amazing things can, will… and do happen.

    Take this paper you are holding in your handsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Things are looking up at Crown Mountain Park

    It has been a little over a year since voters approved a tax hike to support Crown Mountain Park, and it’s beginning to pay dividends.

    “It’s been an absolute game changer,” said Park Manager Nate Grinzinger. “We feel like there’s so much untapped potential here.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Seeing the 'watershed for the creek' and participating in your own safety

    Yes, there’s a lot of snow in the high country. No, that doesn’t mean all our water woes are over.

    Social media is awash with figures describing snowpack at more than 400 percent of normal for this time of year — which is true, but only to a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Grads from three schools head off into the world

    Graduation caps have been thrown by Roaring Fork and Bridges High School seniors, and Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s ceremony is this weekend. There is a lot to celebrate, so we caught up with a recent or soon-to-be graduate from each of Carbondale’s schools to learn about their plans and… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    $5 a day keeps the college loan sharks away

    Chances are, if you’re one of the proud parents of a recent graduate, this piece is not for you. My hope is that you’ve already completed your child’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your family is excited for what’s ahead.

    But if you’re a parent… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Citizen group presents shooting range recommendations

    The Basalt Shooting Range Working Group will present its recommendations to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) about the future of the Basalt gun range  from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday evening in a public meeting at Basalt High School.

    The Working Group is composed ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    WTF? Have aliens hired Congress to prank us?

    The world seems so whacked right now.

    And yet, every day I wake up, go to work, walk the dogs, and check my inbox — only to get distracted by amazing deals on leggings… remember when we wore real pants? Remember when our president knew how government worked?… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Sami Dinar

    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 Sami Dinar, the Range and Noxious Weed Specialist for the Aspen Sopris Ranger District.read more →

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    Philosophy Club tackles modern, relevant topics

    Though the term might conjure images of stale coffee and late-night, candlelit discussions about the writings of Aristotle, Confucius, or Nietzsche, this is not your grandfather’s philosophy club.

    While calling upon history’s most famous ponderers is certainly fair game in the Basalt Library’s Philosophy Club, itsread more →