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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

    Luckily, no one was there when the tree fell (but it made a loud noise in several lives)

    Doni Nicoll was all set for his and his family’s next chapter. They’re already renting a new home in Arizona, where his wife and daughter have relocated. Their Satank property had a buyer and was set to close Friday, June 15. It had been professionally cleanedread more →

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    Planting the seeds of history

    A locomotive headlight on display at the Mount Sopris Historical Society (MSHS) museum serves as a stark reminder that history doesn’t preserve itself.

    It was a fixture at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, which was shuttered and had its assets “scattered to the wind” after Union Pacificread more →

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    Increased density, smaller lots proposed for Thompson Park

    It should come as no surprise that a development proposal as protracted as Thompson Park wasn’t approved in one meeting.

    In fact, Carbondale Trustees went into their June 12 meeting knowing that the major site plan review, conditional use permit and agreement amendments would likely beread more →

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    CU gives local kids a lens on climate change

    On Monday, June 11, I sat in on Eric Carpenter of the University of Colorado as he lead a Science Discovery workshop for local students in middle through high school.

    He had the help of Dr. Erin Leckey, manager of Lens on Climate Change, Sarahread more →

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    Two generations of exchange

    Next week, Grace Jardin is heading to Mallorca, a Spanish island known for its beach resorts and limestone mountains. But Jardin isn’t going for the sights; she’s going to visit her friend.

    “I’m so excited because I’m so sad she’s leaving,” she said in the Hamiltons’read more →

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    Three varsity letters at three different schools

    School’s out for the summer, but Sophie Moon isn’t slowing down. In fact, she just began training for another cross-country season with Basalt High School, where she lettered in the sport as a freshman last school year.

    But Moon isn’t a Basalt student — she attendsread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Bridge over trouble water

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 15, 1978

    Residents of the Crystal Meadows subdivision were shocked to hear that Gunnison County might be decommissioning the bridge that offered the only access into the area. The resulting outcry inspired Senator Floyd Haskell’s office…

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  • Sections: News Published

    2018 summer kids activities guide

    There’s plenty of programming to keep kids captivated all summer long. This list — gleaned from advertisers and others among our contacts — isn’t comprehensive, but contains a wide variety of free and paid opportunities for youngsters whether they want to spend a night at the movies orread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    New – but familiar – restaurants coming to town

    It’s been months since Town’s closing, yet passersby still peer into the window and even check the door. Pavel Osiak takes it as a good omen.

    “I get a good feeling about that,” he said with a grin.

    Osiak is a partner in theread more →

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    ‘Busy is the new normal’ as commercial occupancy increases

    There are roughly 339 operating businesses within Carbondale (plus several in transition) and space for 33 more, according to The Sun’s second annual unofficial commercial inventory. That’s up from 306 and 39 respectively when our inaugural effort established a baseline this time last year.

    Theread more →