Carbondale's community supported, weekly newspaper

News

  • 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

    Basalt Library breaking down barriers to books

    Young readers rejoice — Basalt Regional Library is no longer charging fines for patrons under 18, or adults checking out juvenile and young adult materials on their behalf.

    It’s part of a broader push by the library to shake off the image of libraries asread more →

    • SAHN-TKD_8th_090618 thumbnail
  • Sections: News Published

    An alignment by any other name

    After deliberating the details for the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail for two hours Tuesday afternoon, the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners and Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees agreed on one thing: words matter.

    “I think the trail alignment issue is ofread more →

    • FirstBank thumbnail
  • Sections: News Published

    Longhorns share long histories at all-class reunion

    In the digital age, in-person high school reunions can seem, well, outdated. In fact, the Basalt High School all-class reunion — an every-five-years tradition — almost didn’t happen this year.

    “I wasn’t sure that this was even worth doing again,” admitted Janice Duroux, one of theread more →

    • 2020_8th_WoodGirl_091318 thumbnail
  • Sections: News Published

    Open house slated for mixed-use development

    It’s been years in the making, but the plan for the Carbondale Marketplace — a 5.37-acre mixed-use project just west of the roundabout and south of the planned City Market — is finally ready for its public debut.

    “The property has been controversial for almostread more →

    • FSM Promo thumbnail
  • Sections: News Published

    Putting on the gloves to Power Punch Parkinson’s

    At first blush, boxing seems like an unorthodox physical therapy for Parkinson’s patients.

    After all, one of the most high-profile cases of the degenerative disorder was Muhammad Ali, and many have long theorized that repeated head injuries may have been a factor. But low-impact boxing programsread more →

    • SS_qtr_NewAdRates_PageSize_092018-(1) thumbnail
  • Sections: News Published

    Four acres of downtown all up for sale at once

    Carbondale’s historic downtown area is newly donned with several for-sale signs, but many contend that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    The six lots recently and simultaneously were added to Aspen-based realtor Karen Toth’s listings, and one is already under contract.

    “Most of the people who have had interest have all… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Our Town: Letty Gomez

    The Sopris Sun is conducting 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 Leticia (Letty) Gomez, who works as a cashier at the Bonfire coffee house onread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees strive for simplicity in trash hauling policy

    For trash talk, it was remarkably civil. The bulk of the Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 28 centered on waste-hauling, with only a few bones of contention.

    It helped that that the Town had included input from five haulers and conducted a survey ofread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Shooting range’s fate unclear as public discussion unfolds

    The fate of the Basalt Public Shooting Range is still undecided as state officials, local representatives, and members of the public continue to grapple with the many questions left smoldering in the aftermath of the Lake Christine Fire.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) held theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Rotary tries something new with ‘Running of the Balls’

    The classic dinner, dancing and silent auction template is often a fun way for nonprofits to raise some money and gather their core community of donors. But the Rotary Club of Carbondale decided that using Hollywood-caliber hurricane fans to blow inflatable balls down Main Street would be evenread more →

▲Top