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    CMC class teaches vibrancy in both life and death

    While sipping hot tea in her home that smelled of fresh-baked cookies, a fly on the wall wouldn’t guess that Lisa Goddard and I were discussing death.

    “There’s nothing that’s touched me more profoundly than the practice of sitting with the dying. After someone passesread more →

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    Home on the range, at last

    Seeing big grins on two clients, one 36 years old and the other five at WindWalkers, you realize how fortunate the Valley is to have this equine assisted learning and therapy center here.

    And WindWalkers is approaching the finish line into property ownership with the Februaryread more →

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    The late Kathy Arnold, expert barrel racer and politician

    This woman for all seasons rode like a cowgirl, prayed devotedly and, unbeknownst to many, served in both the Colorado State House of Representatives and the Colorado State Senate. Many in Missouri Heights, where she and husband Harold lived after moving from the Front Range, only knew Arnoldread more →

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    How volunteer tutors are changing lives through literacy

    Nearly four years ago, Orlando Alfaro moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with the hope of beginning a career as an educator. There was just one major challenge: he could not read, write, or speak any English.

    Not one to be deterred easily, Alfaro heeded the advice of… read more →

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    Locals unite to ease school lunch debts

    ‘They’re just little kids,” said Patrice Fuller, owner of Beer Works, who along with Carbondalian April Spaulding spearheaded a fundraising campaign to pay off students’ lunch debts at the Carbondale Middle School.

    Fuller and Spaulding recently delivered a check for the $4,300 donated so far toread more →

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    Our Town: Mulry cares for the caregivers

    By Kate Phillips

    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    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 Rachel Mulry, founder andread more →

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    Event allows boys to confront their emotions

    Get ready for an event to bring in the new year, which may prompt a communal resolution that could change humanity as we know it. It will be a community open event to discuss the side-effects of masculinity in the world. Here’s the backstory…

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    Parks & Recreation releases Dog Park survey

    Should there be changes at the Carbondale Nature Preserve (CNP) — known to most as Delaney Dog Park?

    That is what the Carbondale Parks & Recreation Department wants to know. Parks & Rec Director Eric Brendlinger thinks some issues need to be addressed, while others like dog owner… read more →

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    Seasonal closures help alleviate wildlife stress

    By Kate Phillips
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Winter is in full effect here in the valley, and local authorities are bundling up to welcome and educate the influx of outdoor recreationists.

    There is no question that the Roaring Fork Valley is rich inread more →

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    Will local law enforcement wave the red flag?

    Colorado’s Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) — also known as the “red flag” gun law — is now in effect.

    The full title for this law is the Deputy Zackari Parrish III Violence Prevention Act named in honor of a Douglas County Deputy who was shotread more →