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    Weeks sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery

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    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 →

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    The top-flight locals behind Glenwood Municipal Airport

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    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 →

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    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 →

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    A love affair… with plants

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    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 →

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    Roaring Fork renaissance girl in the running for Daniels scholarship

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    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 →

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    Leach’s legacy and 40 years of firefighting

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    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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    RF Futsal growing by leaps and bounds

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    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 →

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    Pages of the Past: Water, snow and illicit apricots

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    Feb. 9, 1978
    Roland Fischer of the Colorado RIver Water Conservation District penned a guest column in opposition to the Division of Wildlife’s attempts to enforce minimum stream flow laws on the Crystal River. While he praised the idea of supporting fish and habitat, he feared it would improve… read more →

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    Sisu endures — but we could use six weeks of winter

    Pitkin County Road and Bridge Engineer Gerald Fielding assesses the quality of the snow at the base of the Spring Gulch Trail System. Photo by Will Grandbois

    On a warm January day, a group of men regarded the muddy entrance to the Spring Gulch Trail system with the practiced eyes of recreationalists, ranchers and engineers.

    It’s ostensibly a meeting about parking lot improvements, but the spectre of drought is pervasive.

    “Weread more →

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    Graham’s legacy sparks art, scholarship

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    Angus Graham never wanted his work to become the point of conversation — in a handwritten note about his pottery, he described his art’s purpose as a complementary one. “Pots are never meant to be alone,” he wrote. “Thus I never want my pots to overpower a situationread more →

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    Brannigan’s All State Choir performance a first for RFHS

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    More than 2,000 singers across the state registered to audition, but it’s so notoriously rigorous that only 1,717 of them completed the process. Less than 30 percent were selected, and Roaring Fork High School senior Cal Brannigan was among them.

    That’s not just a bigread more →

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