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    Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

    Carbondale restaurant-owner Freddy Argueta Cabrera, 39, is the prime suspect in a fatal shooting after turning himself into Mesa County law enforcement authorities on Aug. 1, according to a Garfield County sheriff’s department press release. Cabrera owns El Horizonte restaurants in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, and lives in Blue Lake in El Jebel. The shooting victim was a 21-year-old male and an employee at the Carbondale El Horizonte. An 18-year-old woman female was also shot in the incident and airlifted to a hospital in Denver. According to published reports, the shooting took place at about 11 p.m. on July 31 at a south Glenwood Springs apartment complex near the Roaring Fork River on County Road 154. A Garfield County sheriff’s department spokesman said an investigation is under way. read more →
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    Rico connecting Carbondale to a corn revolution

    Just before Dandelion Day in May, Carbondale resident Alejandra Rico launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds to support an independent documentary film, “Sunnú”, about the struggle of indigenous northern Mexican communities to preserve their native corn seed and their way of life. read more →
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    Carbondalians hit the books, launch “encore careers”

    Mark Chain, Shelle de Beque and her husband Hank van Berlo, all of whom are 60ish, are planning or engaged with “encore careers.” They are part of a national trend. read more →
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    First Friday heads to the beach

    This month’s First Friday on Aug. 2 heads to the beach, with live music, limbo, Hula-Hoop contests, a conga line down Main Street and goldfish races in front of the Black Nugget. read more →
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    New gallery turning heads from 200 yards away

    Carbondale’s art scene continues to expand with the opening of its newest gallery, Art 215. Located at 215 12th Street, this large, airy space contains artwork of every style, size and price, with much of it being sold on consignment. George Scott and his wife, artist Suki Scott, told The Sopris Sun they are enthusiastic about their new venture, which features many oil paintings done by Suki as well as traditional and contemporary works from a variety of other artists. The gallery’s first room (on the ground level) is comprised primarily of consignment art, George said, with European prints, works by Louis Icart and “early Suki work.” read more →
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    Camp Run-a-Mukers help with Boxtel’s wish

    Imagine a world where dreams come true. That’s the world being created by the visionary children of Camp Run-a-Muk, an after school and summer camp in Carbondale. Last week they celebrated the realization of a wish made by a special Roaring Fork Valley resident, Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident in 1992. For the past 21 years, wheelchair-bound Boxtel has dreamed of walking again. It was a dream shared by many, including Jennifer Soucie who taught preschool with Boxtel before her accident. Believing in the power of intention, they created a ritual of envisioning Boxtel walking, which they kept to nearly every day at 11:11a.m. read more →
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    Community Briefs, 7/25/13

    Huge drum sale after the circle • English in Action seeks volunteers • Davi Nikent goes M4W • Clay Center holding classes • RFC seeks monitors read more →
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    Schools short of musical instruments, launch donation drive

    The Roaring Fork Valley has long been known for its amazing local music scene. Local middle and high school instrumental music programs are now following suit and literally bursting out of the schools’ band rooms. This coming year alone there will be 325 new fifth and sixth grade student musicians in school programs in Glenwood, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen. With the help of Jazz Aspen Snowmass and others, people up and down the valley are starting their journey as life-long musicians in our public schools. read more →
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    Sopris Sun Launches New Website

    Thanks to the work of many -- and a great partnership with Footsteps Marketing -- The Sopris Sun is pleased to present our community with this new, improved website, your portal to all things Carbondale. Let us know what you think! This is just Phase I. We'll be rolling out many more great features over the coming months. We hope you'll visit often. Enjoy! read more →
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    The library’s “Pillars of Light:” A community work of art

    Along the north side of the new Carbondale Branch Library are seven pillars decorated with art glass — a creation designed by local glass artist Shannon Muse, but created by more than 20 hands and more than 100 minds. The work of art, which is called “Pillars of Light/Pilars de Luz,” contains more than 5,000 pieces of recycled glass along with Swarovski crystals and metallic-sheened dichroic glass. Embedded among the pieces of glass are quotes contained in tiles made of opalescent iridized glass. read more →
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