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  • Sections: News Published

    Weeks sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery

    Benjamin Weeks will spend 14 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections — serving a 12-year and a 2-year sentence consecutively, while serving another 2-year period concurrently — for holding up the Carbondale Cowen Center at gunpoint in February of last year with his cousin, Nick Ameral. read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Unplugging from the 24/7 news cycle

    When I give people my cell phone number, it’s always with the caveat that they shouldn’t expect to reach me 24/7. “I check this voicemail box about once a month,” my message warns. “If you need to reach me, call my landline.”
    Call me a Luddite, call me an… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    The top-flight locals behind Glenwood Municipal Airport

    Aviation has always been a part of Amy Helm’s life. And now that she’s added airport manager to her job titles at the Glenwood Municipal Airport (she also works as a plane mechanic at Aircraft Repair, LLC, which operates out of the airport), she’s focused on making sure everyone in… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    City Market process moves ahead (and other trustee action)

    After years of delays, a new City Market in Carbondale is one step closer to reality.
    With things apparently on track for a Feb. 28 recordation, the Carbondale Board of Trustees approved modifications to a subdivision improvements agreement for the property on Feb. 13.
    “For the first… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    A love affair… with plants

    Valentine’s Day 2018 is history, but for Carbondale entrepreneur Sarah Villafranco, it seems like every day is Valentine’s Day as far as her love affair with plants goes.
    The former ER doctor is so particular about the quality of ingredients and plants that go into her Osmia Organic… read more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Fundraiser for new pickleball courts on Feb. 10

    The numbers are growing and the problem is starting to get out of hand. In Carbondale, the number of pickleball addicts has quadrupled in the last two years and that number is expected to climb even higher as more people discover the “high” they feel during a game.
    High… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Roaring Fork renaissance girl in the running for Daniels scholarship

    Roaring Fork High School senior Emily Johnson has so many passions and talents, it’s hard to find a subject that doesn’t interest her.
    “I’m really into trying everything,” she said. “I don’t ever want to stop learning.”
    She’s into science, reading, writing, art, music, and cooking, but is… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Leach’s legacy and 40 years of firefighting

    In Ron Leach’s opinion, his 40-year career with the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District isn’t about him.
    “I want my legacy to be about the people I worked with,” he told The Sun on Feb. 4 — his official last day at the helm after 36 years… read more →

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    A bond that transcends language

    Most of the clients that walk into Main Street Barber Shoppe are native English speakers. So that’s what Rosa Contreras speaks with them — a feat that’s been years in the making.
    Contreras had a successful life in Guatemala, raising her family and running her salon business. But in… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    RF Futsal growing by leaps and bounds

    A couple years ago, sixth grader Mia Cubias would have been spending her weekends this time of year planted in front of their family’s television or playing soccer with her dad and uncle inside their garage. Now, she spends most of her weekends at the Carbondale Middle School gym—playing futsal… read more →