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    Roaring Fork choir ready to sing in the holidays

    At a small school, a single teacher can make all the difference. Case in point: Marcia Kuhlman and the fledgling Roaring Fork High School Choral Music Department, which puts on its inaugural Holiday Harmonies Winter Concert event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at The Orchard. read more →
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    Zoning change proposed for new housing project

    The Garfield County Planning Commission will consider a developer’s application to amend the county’s comprehensive plan in order to accommodate a vision for a new community of up to 400 small houses in the pasture northwest of the intersection of Catherine Store Road and Highway 82. Ken Arnold, managing member of Florida and Aspen based GatorCap, submitted an application earlier this year that will be formally considered when the Commission meets Dec. 13. read more →
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    Our Town: Natalie Spears

    Natalie Spears is perhaps best known as a founding member of the local band Pearl & Wood (pearlandwood.com) that seemed to be playing every venue and event around this summer. She’s also a teacher of music and adventure, and she’s currently helping revive the art of the “crankie” scrolling stories — more at nataliespears.com. Sopris Sun: Where are you from and how did you end up out here? Natalie Spears: I grew up in Washington D.C., but I spent a lot of time upvalley as a kid because my grandpa helped start the hut system. read more →
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    Hometown support sought for hometown trail

    If all goes according to plan, on Friday, Dec. 15, Aspen Valley Land Trust will purchase the long sought-after 25-acre land parcel at the base of Red Hill. The sale is the first step of a larger vision to build a new trailhead and parking for the popular 19-mile trail system. “I’m super confident this is going to happen,” AVLT Executive Director Suzanne Stephens said of the land acquisition. While the land itself — which has been on the organization’s radar for more than five years — will require $825,000, the entire project carries a $1.35m price tag. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: The Rams are the champions

    Dec. 5, 1977: A special extra edition of The Journal was dedicated exclusively to the Roaring Fork Rams’ victory in the state football championships. The seniors on the team had begun their high school careers alongside head coach Rocky Whitworth in the fall of 1974 — which also happened to be when the team joined class AA. read more →
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    Color the cover

    The Dec. 8 deadline is fast approaching for our annual Spruce up the Sun design contest. Kids from pre-K through high school have a chance to see their artwork on a “Peace and Love” theme printed in the Dec. 21 edition of The Sun. read more →
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    Winter Stoke film festival comes to Glenwood, Carbondale, Rifle

    Every winter junkie loves a good Warren Miller film, but they often enjoy shooting their own adventures even more. Just look at GoPro, which saw 19-percent first-quarter growth this year and a 40-percent uptick in Instagram followers. “Sunlight had always done its Warren Miller movie night,” said Troy Hawks, sales and marketing director at Sunlight Mountain Resort. “But then I started thinking, ‘why can’t we invite people to submit their own stuff?’” And thus, a movie night evolved into Winter Stoke Film Festival. read more →
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    Growing solar energy for Carbondale

    A few last minute changes were made to the 2018 budget at the Nov. 28 Board of Trustee meeting in advance of its scheduled approval in December. “We’re trying to firm up the draft so that when it comes up the next meeting you just pass it,” Finance Director Renae Gustine explained. Among the adjustments were a excise tax credit for a business which had been improperly charged and an increase in funding for the Environmental Board. read more →
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    Tradition lives on at Brenda Patch Tourney

    The first Brenda Patch Tournament in 1987, a year after 16-year-old Brenda and her mother, Loretta, were killed in a car accident on Thanksgiving Day, was a solemn affair. “It was devastating for the community, and it was a way to kind of keep her memory alive,” recalled Larry Williams, who was an assistant basketball coach for the girls at the time and now coaches the boys’ team. “I knew Brenda, so I know what a special person she was,” he added. read more →