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  • Sections: News Published

    Front Range Pika Project rallies volunteers to combat climate change

    Pika fans get ready to rally! A unique opportunity to study and collect data on the American pika and its changing habitat is coming to Carbondale on July 31 at the Third Street Center.

    Hosted by the Front Range Pika Project (FRPP), a citizen scientist volunteerread more →

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    BOT to broaden bag ban beyond City Market

    There appears to be only one strong note of opposition to expanding Carbondale’s bag ban and fee — and whether to include the unidentified business and its ilk or not was the primary contention of the July 23 Board of Trustees meeting.

    Since first airing theread more →

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    Education, conservation come together at Marble Basecamp

    As Aspen Valley Land Trust doubles down on “community conservation,” Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is proving a valuable partner. Crews from RFOV spent the weekend at the Marble Basecamp, a property that AVLT purchased three years ago in an effort to maintain and expand a decades-long tradition. read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Keeping Crystal from being put through the mill

    Some new things have been happening in Crystal City — but they’re rooted in old things.

    Emmett Gould saw the value of the remote mining town and the picturesque “mill” nearby more than a century ago and set about consolidating the claims.

    “He lovedread more →

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    Josh Brooks, a guy with grit

    Josh Brooks, a 19-year-old with a bright future ahead of him, nearly lost it all while riding rough stock at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on June 27.

    The bull, Golden Bear, that Brooks had drawn, wasn’t going along with the rider’s hope for an eight-secondread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    ‘Honeybee’ produces food for thought about suicide

    The world premiere of the musical, “Honeybee,” takes place at 7 p.m. on Jul 18, 19, and 20 at Thunder River Theatre. The play is written by Roaring Fork Valley students Jenny Henry and Brooke MacKay and is presented by Stage of Life Theatre Company (SoL). Henry wroteread more →

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    Magic World arcade and ice cream may be the only game in town

    Magic World, a family-owned business featuring ice cream and vintage arcade games opened on May 25 in La Fontana Plaza. It is owned by three siblings, Norma, Patricia, and David Muñoz. Patricia’s daughter, Elideth Renteria, a 2016 graduate of Roaring Fork High School, is the store’s manager. read more →

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    Bureau of Land Management HQ headed to Grand Junction

    U.S. Senator Cory Gardner may have stolen the spotlight Monday, taking credit for the Bureau of Land Management’s anticipated move from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colorado, but Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Joe Balash made it official Tuesday during a conference call with reporters… read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Be a friend to bees

    “Remember when we were kids and a field like this would be buzzing with bees? We were always afraid of getting stung.”

    My friend Jae Gregory said that while standing in a meadow near the Maroon Bells that was bursting with dandelions. And she wasread more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    A fond farewell

    Oh, man. Just typing “Sopris Sun Staff” and realizing it’s for the last time gave me pause.

    I’ve never been shy about my love for Carbondale, and much of that comes from my experience with The Sun (and, in a more limited capacity, KDNK). The relationship a reporter… read more →