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    Ps & Qs: The Rizzo years

    The other day my husband asked if a little alien creature was going to pop out of my gut, like in that ’80s movie starring Sigourney Weaver.

    “I’m perimenopausal” I told him, “and it’s an early stage, so buckle up; you could be in forread more →

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    The slippery slope of ordering online

    Before the whole Village at Crystal River / Crystal River Marketplace debate, it never even occurred to me that Carbondale’s grocery store was inadequate.

    I’d grown up with Circle Soopers occupying half of the current space, and had bemoaned the loss of Ben Franklin to theread more →

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    The perks of meals by mail

    I have a confession: I miss my Blue Apron account.

    I know, I know, I’m a bad Carbondalian. I live right at the roundabout, too, so I’m within walking distance from the City Market and a quick ride (it’s a Prius, promise!) from Mana Foods,read more →

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    2018 primary election guide

    Unaffiliated voters can now participate

    The Colorado primary election is at our doorstep. The voting period begins when ballots are mailed the first week in June and continues through Tuesday, June 26, the final day you can turn in your ballot. Registered Democrats will receive a…

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    New sculptures installed around town

    The Carbondale Public Arts Commission and town staff have been working hard to get 14 “brand spankin’ new” sculptures installed in time for the art walk Thursday, May 31. Folks will meet at the Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to tour and talk with theread more →

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    Former Sun Editor living in Oregon, freelancing for Reuters

    While he’s been in hotter situations since, Terray Sylvester must have felt like his first day at The Sopris Sun was a trial by fire.

    The nonprofit newspaper was less than a year old and still finding its footing. With plenty of help from a committedread more →

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    Dolores Way traffic won’t stop affordable housing project

    The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to move forward with the proposed Red Hill Lofts project on May 24, despite a public hearing overwhelmed by residents complaining of traffic congestion on Dolores Way.

    “There are times when you have three or four 18read more →

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    Senior brings peace to Basalt High School

    Like most of his peers, Mauricio Sosa will be graduating from Basalt High School on Saturday, June 2.

    Just hours after rehearsing for graduation, Sosa will join elected officials, school administrative staff and many mentors and friends at 4 p.m. June 1 at

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    Looking back on 35 years as a kindergarten teacher

    It was the promise of being able to spend more time with her grandson that finally convinced Sydney McBrayer it was time to retire from her Crystal River Elementary School classroom.

    “That’s kind of the thing that made me say, ‘OK, it’s time to retire.’ Iread more →

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    Page of the Past: Home on the range

    June 1, 1978

    Area Wildlife Officer Jim Goodyear penned a column touting the successes of modern management. For instance, he noted that beaver had been almost absent in the east in 1900 but were becoming once again common in 49 states — Hawaii excluded.

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