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  • Sections: News Published

    Thompson Park development plans ‘in a hiatus’

    The Thompson Park housing project, which has been in the works for nearly eight years, is likely to be reduced in scope in the coming weeks, according to town officials and developer Frieda Wallison of Basalt. The project, which initially was planned for a little more than 10 acres along Highway 133 between Triangle Park and the Keater Grove neighborhood, at one time was expected to result in construction of between 45 and 85 homes. read more →
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    Trustees swing at curveball, trade horses

    A last minute change in a housing mitigation plan ruffled some feathers at the Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting on May 9, but didn’t stop things from moving forward. In the original plan submitted to the trustees and reproduced in the packet, the construction of the remaining 18 units of a 27 unit development in the Kay Planned Unit Development next to the Carbondale Community School on Dolores Way would have included 11 income restricted apartments. read more →
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    Dandelion Day turning into a trash-free event

    Achieving 100 percent recycling and composting, and zero trash, at events such as Dandelion Day may not be possible as long as there are babies that must be diapered, and folks who tote in non-recyclable items such as waxed paper, Styrofoam, Magic Markers and a few other others. "We can’t rule on what people bring in,” said EverGreen ZeroWaste co-owner Alyssa Reindel. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Nothing simple about bike trail

    Dear Editor: Crystal River Trail discussions have been ongoing since the 1990’s. I will get right to the point of my letter. I would ask Bill Spence what he is referring to when he says ‘a simple bike trail’. What is this? When there is a bike trail or any type of trail is it not ‘simple’. read more →
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    Homeless assistance fundraiser slated for May 13

    The Carbondale Homeless Assistance coalition (or Carbondale Habitat-Challenged coalition, as some prefer it) has been in business for about a year and a half, and has successfully helped local habitat-challenged individuals with everything from dental surgery to meals to showers at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center (CRCC). read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    West is the best for Crystal River Trail

    Dear Editor: It’s time for me to weigh in on the Crystal River Trail controversy. There is no question a trail is needed. We have to get the mountain bikes off of Highway 133. That is a tragedy waiting to happen. The issue is where should that trail be: Along the railroad tracks on the east side of the river and 133 or on the west side. read more →
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    Middle school Issues Club tackles immigration, law enforcement

    Up to 45 eighth graders at a time have been staying late at Carbondale Middle School on Mondays to discuss social issues and will offer suggestions at a forum in Denver, and propose a resolution to the Carbondale Board of Trustees. The students are members of the school’s new Issues Club. Speakers so far have included a 9th Judicial District public attorney, a police officer, local mayor, and spokespeople from Planned Parenthood and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, among others. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Living by a land ethic

    We live in a time that emanates confusion. We live in a time where stories from the middle east about decapitations are too normal. We live in a time where celebrities are more important than the planet that we live on. We live in a time where the only solution for death is more death, the only solution for feeding the planet is found in a lab, the only solution for climate change is convincing yourself it does not exist, the only solution for police brutality is listening to the least threatening side of the story, and the only solution for sexism is making sure that women don’t make enough money to gain a voice. We live in a time where it is hard to trust your fellow man. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Basalt reaches agreement with Mahoney

    The Town of Basalt has reached an agreement with town manager finalist Ryan Mahoney, who is expected to sign a contract with the town later this week. Mahoney currently works as the Development Services Director for the City of Marana, Arizona and previously served as town manager in Buena Vista and Dolores. read more →
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    Our Town: Dave Dixon

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, meet Dave Dixon, the proprietor of Strange Imports on the Main Street level of the Dinkel Building. THE SOPRIS SUN: Is the Carbondale Strange Imports the only location? Dave Dixon: Right now, yes. We used to have a few others. One in Vail for a few years, one in Aspen for a couple as well. read more →