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    What happens if the Pitkin County landfill closes?

    About half of Carbondale’s trash is hauled to the Pitkin County landfill, according to the Town’s hauler, Mountain Waste. The rest goes to Glenwood Springs’ South Canyon landfill. The Pitkin County landfill, if no changes are made, could close in three years, but a modest expansion is likelyread more →

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    Bunker home is a rarity in the Valley

    Have a need to get away from it all? There’s a property in Missouri Heights on the market that might spark a buyer’s interest.

    In a few short words, this home, located on a 35-acre property, boasts an area 25 feet underground. The bunker, as it’sread more →

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    Our Town: Geekspeak co-host is here to help

    Matt McBrayer is the owner, and the sole technician at Roaring Fork Help Desk, Inc., which he established on March 14th (a.k.a.“Pi Day”) , 2015. The business motto is “Your End-to-End Technology Experts,” and based on Matt’s description of his day-to-day workread more →

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    We're Hiring - Sopris Sun Editor

    Sopris Sun Editor — Position Overview   The full-time Sopris Sun editor is responsible for the timely production of Carbondale’s weekly newspaper, ready for print distribution throughout the Roaring Fork Valley on Thursday and available online at www.soprissun.com on Wednesday evening. The Sun’s primary editorial coverage…… read more →
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    CRMS proximity creates liquor hangup

    When the new City Market opened, customers were dismayed to discover that the beer they’d grown used to seeing on grocery shelves was no longer available. And when restaurateurs began to consider the complex, they were similarly surprised to learn that it might be unusually difficult to procureread more →

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    High school moves to temporary distance learning

    With over 100 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) is working to protect students and staff from the potentially devastating effects of the pandemic.

    That means that Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) has closed in-person and moved to distanceread more →

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    Nonprofit helps donors choose education

    It is no secret that public education across the nation is woefully underfunded. Throw in a pandemic and things start to look worrisome.

    This school year, as a result of the pandemic, districts across the state experienced a sudden $577 million dollars in reducations, according toread more →

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    Our Town: Cochran continues a theatrical legacy

    A Glenwood Springs native, Brendan Cochran is a familiar face at CMC’s Sopris Theatre Company — and not just because his dad used to run the place. He’s the director of the current show, streaming Nov. 13, 14 and 15 — visit tinyurl.com/roguesgallerycmc for tickets.

    Q: Tell me… read more →

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    The Redstone General Store will prevail

    Redstone Boulevard does not have the same vivacious feeling when the doors to its general store are shut, which has been the case since March. But hermits living up the Crystal Valley — as well as frequent visitors — are in for some good news. 

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    Small community battles for safe water

    For nearly 60 years, the tiny village of Somerset in Gunnison County has been fighting for clean drinking water.

    Nestled on the far side of McClure Pass, just 49 miles south of Carbondale, sits the small community. It’s not incorporated as a town, and the onlyread more →

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