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    Carbondale fire fighters are always on call

    With 320 square miles and 15,000 residents to protect, the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District truly understands the value of dedicated volunteers who serve at headquarters and at the district’s six outlying stations.

    It takes a strong commitment to volunteer, saidread more →

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    Mind Springs kicks overdose awareness up a notch

    August is overdose awareness month and Mind Springs Health (MSH) is using the time to educate locals about the opioid epidemic and how overdosing can be prevented or even reversed at the time it’s taking place.

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 67,367 peopleread more →

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    Leaving a legacy of love and laughter

    “He was the funniest person I’ve ever met,” said a longtime friend of Tyler Ribich.

    But Tyler is gone. He was tragically killed May 2019  in a horrific automobile accident on a winding country road on Missouri Heights. He was 16 and a junior at Basaltread more →

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    Watch when development and art intersect

    When the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission adjourned its recent meeting, the members had just voted to continue the major site plan review of the Eastwood 133 LLC Self-Storage Facility to the next public hearing on Thursday,  Aug. 27.

    Continuance will also include public comments andread more →

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    Original telephone building slated for demolition

    Although an obscure provision of the municipal code won’t be enough to save a historic building, it did help tell its story.

    It all started when the owners of 234 Main Street — built to house the original telephone switchboard and most recently the home ofread more →

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    Grizzly Creek Fire slows its spread

    As it tops 27,000 acres, the Grizzly Creek Fire is encountering lighter fuels and weaker winds, Operations Section Chief Jeff Surber explained in a Facebook Live meeting on Aug. 18. 

    “When we first got here we had red flag warnings and wind and slope and allread more →

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    Roaring Fork School District embraces state’s athletics policies

    That high school sports just ain’t what they used to be would be an understatement, but nonetheless accurate under the current climate. 

    Now, that the start of the semester is around the corner and students will be nestling wherever they must for distance learning they’ll needread more →

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    Our Town: Jared Ettelson

    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 Jared Ettelson, General Manager & Co-owner of The Village Smithy. He holds your dining-fateread more →

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    Roadside waste clutters scenic byway

    A berm to block roadside spoils from view remains incomplete, and tensions are high. 

    Some backstory: In 2007, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) noticed the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) dumping rockfall and mudslide waste at Placita, a site off the McClure Pass more →

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    Corby Anderson to captain KDNK

    After an intensive nationwide search, Carbondale’s public service radio station has brought in local media honcho Corby Anderson to serve as its executive director, a position that expanded  the role of general manager to one that is more involved in community service.

    Anderson, who has livedread more →