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    Sandra Lopez leaves Sanctuary after 10 months of solitude

    For the first time in 10 months and two days, Sandra Lopez left the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage, where she had been living in sanctuary with her youngest daughter Areli, a U.S. citizen.

    “I [was] counting every second!” she said.

    Thanks toread more →

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    Caminatas bilingües gratuitas llegan a Red Hill

    Este verano, Wilderness Workshop de Carbondale lanzo un programa comunitario diseñado para que la población latina del Roaring Fork Valley este incluida en experiencias, entendimiento, y con la meta de que aboguen por las tierras públicas. El programa, Defiende Nuestra Tierra, fue oficialmente iniciado en junio con unaread more →

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    Carbondale celebrates community’s artistic path

    To say that the Rio Grande ARTway is a collaboration between Carbondale Arts, the Carbondale Creative District and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority — while accurate — would be limited. In reality, the one-mile linear park has been a work in progress by more than 100 volunteers andread more →

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    Inaugural Compassion Fest seeks to inspire action

    Compassion is a verb. That’s the contention that Way of Compassion Founder John Bruna and Director Aaron Taylor are making, and they’ve organized an entire festival to convey the assertion.

    “The whole purpose here is to inspire people into action,” Bruna said of the inauguralread more →

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    Book release, film showing coincide for father and son

    When Clark Heckert finished the manuscript for “Sudden Storm” in 1991, his son, J. Winfield, was a teen just experimenting with film to tell tales of piracy during a family trip to Lake Powell. Now, Clark’s book is officially available in its final form and Winfield’s first featureread more →

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    Blacksmithing conference shows CRMS a stronghold of the craft

    This past weekend, blacksmiths from all over the United States and Canada converged on Colorado Rocky Mountain School for the Rocky Mountain Blacksmithing Conference.

    The ringing sound of a hammer being brought down upon steel in the shop kept rhythm as Scott Kretschmer and Iread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: A secondhand rose in a great, green town

    When Barbra Streisand sang about being a secondhand rose in Funny Girl, she sounded a little blue.

    But I think it’s something to celebrate, and Carbondale’s clutch of secondhand stores make it easy to do.

    My affection for recycled goods predates my liferead more →

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    Water woes worsen on the Crystal River

    It’s one thing to hear that the lower Crystal River is running at less than 5 percent of its seasonal mean and quite another to stand in less than 10 cubic feet per second. The Sun invited Jaime Fiske of SUP Marble, Collin Szewczyk of the local Troutread more →

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    Smiling Goat Ranch reaches out to veterans

    Sheryl Barto describes herself as an “autism mom who loves horses.” So when she discovered the Horse Boy Method, an equine therapy model tailored to ease some of the burdens associated with autism, it inspired her to found the Smiling Goat Ranch in 2015.

    “I thinkread more →

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    Roaring Fork School District redefining discipline

    “Nobody understands me. Nobody cares about me,” is a common utterance among kids who habitually skip or are expelled from school.  With a one million dollar grant providing funding for at-risk students over the next four years, the Roaring Fork Schools are committing to a new approach toread more →