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    With kindergarten fully funded, is pre-K next?

    Governor Jared Polis signed legislation last May to fund full-day kindergarten in Colorado’s public schools. Many in our valley who are celebrating this new ruling are also hoping it’s just the first step toward addressing the lack of affordable and accessible early childhood education programs in ourread more →

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    Pitkin Commissioners to vote on Wilden property acquisition near Filoha

    The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will take up a second reading and public hearing Aug. 14 before voting on whether to adopt a recommendation by the Open Space and Trails board to acquire 10 acres near the south end of Filoha Meadows.

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    Carbondale Police will have a new chief next year

    Carbondale will have a new police chief in a little over a year — and it won’t be the current second in command. Gene Schilling is planning to retire from the top role in September 2020, and Lieutenant Chris Wurtsmith will be leaving for personal reasons aread more →

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    Introducing the newest additions to The Sopris Sun team!

    We’re replete with fresh faces at The Sun, including two hires in the last month. Todd Chamberlain took over the advertising position at the beginning of July, while Roberta McGowan is just wrapping up her first week as staff reporter.

    They’ve both been aroundread more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Ian Hause

    Our beloved Ian Hause passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of July 21 at the age of 54 while among friends in Colorado Springs pursuing a course in personal growth.

    He was born in Santa Barbara, California on June 24, 1965read more →

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    Jeffreezz keeps on buzzing despite setbacks

    Growing up in Worcester, Mass., Jeff Isaacson learned to make Italian ices from his mother, not realizing it would become a profession he’d cling to even in the midst of a health crisis.

    “Every Sunday during the summer I was responsible for making them,” heread more →

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    Food assistance comes to Carbondale Farmers’ Market

    This summer the Carbondale Farmers’ Market is tackling hunger by participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Double Up Food Bucks Colorado.

    According to Feeding America, nearly 600,000 people in Colorado are struggling with hunger, and about 180,000 of those people are children. One inread more →

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    Working together to advance the teaching of science

    Roaring Fork High School Physics Teacher Alisa Grimes is now working with U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) to advance the proposed “Teacher Are Leaders Act of 2019.” Tipton is co-sponsoring the bill in the House along with Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner in the Senate.

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    When Caller ID tells all

    A few months ago, I was calling Stephanie Askew, co-owner of the Redstone Art Gallery, to fact-check something for a story. After I introduced myself, she asked, “Where are you from in the Twin Cities?”

    I was dumbfounded on a couple of fronts, the first being that not… read more →

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    The fair at the end of the rainbow

    Carbondale Arts got what it asked for with a “Rainbow Connection” Mountain Fair theme.

    “It was crazy how many rainbows we had — and really spectacular ones,” observed Director Amy Kimberly.

    Of course, with rainbows come rain — although it’s better thanread more →