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  • Sections: News Published

    For CMC, no Gallagher loophole

    Ballot Issue 4B, which would have authorized the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees to increase its mill levy to offset revenue losses in the event of a Gallagher-mandated tax assessment rate decrease, has apparently failed. The preliminary results, which totaled at 32,334 votes, show a 47 to 53 percent defeat for the measure. read more →
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    C’dale Fire mill levy renewed in a landslide

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District will get three more years at their current property tax level, if preliminary election results are any guide. Voters across the district’s three counties came out almost two to one in favor of measure 4C, with 1,421 votes for and 796 against. read more →
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    Slew of accidents clog Highway 82

    At least one person was hospitalized followed series of back-to-back accidents on Highway 82 near Catherine Store that left midvalley first responders scrambling Monday night. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Yes on 4B

    Dear Editor: Affordable higher education is a service essential to the lives of many young Americans like me, and to the economy; local and as a whole. read more →
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    Outstanding local business

    Dear Editor: There is a time and a season for all things and it’s time to recognize a long-time local business. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Friends for life

    My greatest fear is that the light at the end of the tunnel, that bright light people report seeing when they have a near-death experience, is the overhead light in the delivery room, and we go from one life to another without so much as a nap. “I said, but I’m tired.” – George Thorogood read more →
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    We’ve got the band back together

    Nothing makes you appreciate someone like their absence, and over the past month almost everyone at The Sopris Sun has taken some time away. I actually started the trend myself by taking off for Canadian Thanksgiving with my family in Windsor, Ontario. I skipped town right after Potato Day and missed almost a week of newspapering, including the big internet outage and some important breaking news. Didn’t notice my absence? That’s all thanks to Trina Ortega, The Sun’s original editor. Few people in my position have ever had access to such a talented substitute. I am immensely grateful. read more →
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    The perks of being unbarred from cell service

    It happens to many of us as we shoot past the fish hatchery on Highway 133: that deep, relaxing breath many of us take as we motor upvalley into the land of the unplugged. Up ahead, the horizon is wide, embraced by familiar peaks brushing blue skies. Green pastures flood the valley floor. Cottonwood and willow flow with the gentle tumble of the Crystal River and irrigation ditches. Their clear yellow tops mingle with the jewel tones of the landscape, a dazzling tapestry billowing across the skirts of Sopris. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Let the music play

    Nov. 5, 1987: The Roaring Fork High School marching band made it to the championship round at the state competition in Pueblo. In what Band Director Dave Funk caled “the best performance I’ve ever seen from the kids,” the played excerpts from James Bond themes like “Dr. No,” “From Russia with Love” and “Live and Let Die.” read more →
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    RFHS boys soccer team heads to quarterfinals

    The Roaring Fork High School soccer boys are deep into their best season in recent memory, leaving higher ranked teams in their wake as they ascend through the playoffs. So far in the 3A tournament, the Rams handily defeated the Aurora West College Prep Academy on Oct. 26 and The Academy on Oct. 31, both 2-0 on the opponent’s turf. read more →