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  • Sections: Breaking News Published

    Fire ban back for GarCo, Carbondale

    After a brief respite, Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale have opted to reinstate Stage II fire restrictions.

    That means no smoking or open flames except within an enclosed or barren area, no explosives or engines without a spark arresting device and no campfires exceptread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Top-rated Ram soccer boys on a roll

    The Roaring Fork soccer boys had the clear upper hand when they hosted Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Sept. 14 — though you couldn’t tell it from the cheers.

    It was a hometown game for CRMS, too, and the Oyster corner hooted and hollered throughout theread more →

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    Boy, girl or fill in the blank...

    Zayna Meyer doesn’t quite remember when she realized she identified as a girl — it just sort of always seemed to be the case.

    “I guess I just had a weird feeling — like at five, I think. And whenever I had a dressread more →

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  • Sections: News Published

    DHM Design celebrates 20 years in Carbondale

    It takes a lot of work to keep the west wild, and DHM Design has long been a careful steward in that endeavor. The Carbondale office — one of four — just celebrated its 20th year in operation, and the Denver headquarters has a more-than 40-year legacy. read more →

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  • Sections: News, Obituaries Published

    ‘Flower lady’ Sue Bacon says goodbye

    On her deathbed, Sue Bacon dictated a letter to the people of Carbondale.

    “This has been a wonderful experience, you are marvelous people, and I have enjoyed my living here immensely,” she said. “We are so fortunate to have a place like Heritage Park Careread more →

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  • Sections: News Published

    Memories of Anita Witt

    Compiled by Charlotte Graham

    Special to The Sopris Sun

     

    Carbondale (especially Missouri Heights) locals said “So long for now” last Saturday, Sept. 9 to Anita Witt, the brightest of stars in our universe at Missouri Heights Schoolhouse with a reception afterwards at theread more →

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  • Sections: News Published

    State Treasurer candidate on fixing PERA and divesting from gun makers

    “Now, that’s the way to pin down a politician!” exclaimed Colorado Representative Dave Young at an evening meet-and-greet last week at the Smiling Goat Ranch when a ranch dog decided to stand on Young’s foot. The event was casual and friendly. The small crowd of about a dozenread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    No Man’s Land will expand until the need is gone

    Even as a teenager going to the beloved 5Point Film Festival, Aisha Weinhold recognized a gap in representation on the big screen. It’s one of the driving reasons she founded the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) in 2014 — to create a platform that featured women inread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Historic house preserved as part of 689 Main rezoning

    The Weant House —  built in 1913 and known also as the Lappala House, 689 or, most recently, The Way Home — will stand for at least another 20 years as part of an agreement between the owners and the Town of Carbondale.

    The property cameread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    A family prescription for fun nutrition

    It was just as the cucumbers were coming on and the fruit trees were heavy with apples and pears that I saw an announcement for a series of farm-to-kitchen cooking classes.

    My daughter, Sprout, has grown up with her own “backyard grocery store”. We’re luckyread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Fire restrictions end Sept. 7

    Carbondale, Garfield County, White River National Forest and the Colorado River Valley Bureau of Land Management office are all rescinding fire restrictions effective Sept. 7.

    Some of the bans have been in place since June, with stage two restrictions for much of the duration. Thanks toread more →

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