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    Help The Sun rise in winter

    In this edition of The Sopris Sun, we announce our Fall/Winter 2019 fundraising campaign, as we finish celebrating our 10th year of providing news, views and other information about Carbondale, the town where we rose out of the ashes of the old Valley Journal to keep the idearead more →

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    Dos Gringos supports community giving with 1111 campaign

    Dos Gringos Burritos and Café Olé coffee shop (Dos) recently launched a 52-week giving campaign leading up to their 20th anniversary on 11/11/2020. The campaign, known as 1111, will conclude with a total of $11,000 cash donated over the year to 52 nonprofit organizations in the Roaring Forkread more →

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    The locals’ mountain opens for the season

    With — count them — 680 acres of skiable terrain, Sunlight Mountain Resort is quite the ski hill with expansion and improvements on the near horizon. Its size today matches that of upvalley Aspen Mountain.

    Sunlight opened a week early for skiing in the 2019/2020 season. And this… read more →

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    Helios Center brings light and color to therapy

    Helena Hurrell, director of the Helios Center in Carbondale, has spent much of her life studying and offering therapies that she says, “help nurture the soul.”

    One such offering will be a “Candle-light Viewing of Raphael’s Madonnas in a Healing Sequence” from 7 to 8 p.m.read more →

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    Art career after the video store

    Staci Dickerson is having her first solo art show this month and next. She readily admits that it’s a big deal for her.

    For longtime Carbondale residents, her name might more immediately conjure up fond memories of the popular video rental shop that she ran hereread more →

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    Our Town: Will Handville saves lives and makes art

    The Sopris Sun regularly presents a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before — a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, we caught up with Will Handville,  a paramedic for the Carbondale Fire Department and also an accomplishedread more →

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    Roaring Fork offers baked goods alongside murder mystery

    This Friday the 13th, let the misfortune unfold onstage instead of in your life.  The Roaring Fork High School drama class presents “Off At the Holiday Bake Off” at 6 p.m. in the auditeria (2270 Highway 133). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids —read more →

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    Town acquires .75-acres in core

    Carbondale has closed on the property at the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue across from Town Hall, which it has long leased for parking, leaf and tree recycling and other municipal purposes.

    “I think it leaves future boards a lot of options,”read more →

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    The view from the roundabout reenvisioned

    The last undeveloped lot at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 133 is under new ownership with a new development in mind.

    On Dec. 10, Carbondale Trustees approved Sopris Lofts, LLC’s major site plan for a building with 27 residential rentals, some ground-level commercial and a public… read more →

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    Labor of Love, cup auction come together

    It all started when KDNK and the Carbondale Clay Center decided to split up postering. 

    Well, arguably it started years ago, when “Labor of Love” was a weeklong on-the-air event in February and the cup auction had its holiday timeslot to itself. But in recent years,read more →

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    The thrift that keeps on giving

    In a society trending toward resale consumerism, Carbondale stays in-fashion with an extensive array of secondhand shops. From children’s wear to high-end consignment to treasures from grandma’s attic, shoppers have their pick of holiday gifts without setting foot in a massive superstore.

    “We are seeing moreread more →

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