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    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 →

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    Rams football in jeopardy as fall practices get rolling

    In the wake of a winless season, it’s a hard sell for Roaring Fork boys to come out even for junior varsity football, but once-and-future coach Dave Close isn’t going to give up easily.

    “I don’t want to see it die, but you can’t do itread more →

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    Leaving a lasting legacy like Mary Lilly

    Carbondale as we know it is built on layers of philanthropy, and Mary Lilly’s estate is the latest example.

    Lilly died in 2016 not long after celebrating her hundredth birthday, and included provisions for numerous local, state and national institutions — including The Sopris Sun —read more →

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    School District housing project opens its doors

    Before going back to school, some Roaring Fork School District staff members are going home.

    Move-in for a brand new 20-unit complex on Third Street is slated for Aug 6. following an open house on Aug. 1.

    “We’re excited about what this canread more →

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    CRMS summer program helps underserved kids realize the college dream

    Tucked out of sight of the more visited parts of Carbondale is the lush, meticulously maintained campus of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. One might suspect that it lies dormant during the summer months, awaiting the turning of the leaves, but that is hardly the case. In fact,read more →

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    True to its name, The Guest House welcomes all

    Seth O’Donovan and her team are a few years off from fully realizing her vision for The Guest House at 13 Moons Ranch, but her current mantra is a simple one: yes.

    “When folks walk up to me [and say], ‘Seth, we had this idea, mayberead more →

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    Local legacy collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns

    To commemorate the museum’s fifth anniversary, Powers Art Center Director Melissa English curated a true crowd pleaser, returning to the original Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns staples in the John and Kimiko Powers Collection.

    “This one is especially close to my heart because it’s the originalread more →

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    Life finds a way on scorched earth

    Even as the Lake Christine Fire continues to smolder within its increasingly secure cage of containment, the areas it first scorched nearly a month ago are already showing signs of recovery.

    The charred landscape just north of Basalt feels post-apocalyptic, but new sprigs of gambel oakread more →

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    As one fire winds down, others flare up

    The Western Slope just can’t catch a break. In addition to the now mostly contained Lake Christine Fire,  inciweb.nwcg.gov is tracking a dozen active blazes on our side of the Divide. 

    The closest to Carbondale is the Cache Creek Fire on Battlement Mesa near Rulison, which was sparked by an… read more →

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    Carbondale enacts water restrictions

    Due to decreasing flows in the Crystal River and due to increasing demands on the Town’s potable water system, the Town Manager is implementing the following restrictions beginning at midnight, Monday, July 30.

    That means: 
    • No outdoor irrigation between 10 a.m.  and 3:00 p.m. 
    • Properties with… read more →

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    Setting the stage for Mountain Fair

    Two weeks ago, artist Lindsay Jones was sitting outside her garden-level apartment in Carbondale with a dozen or more wooden plant-inspired shapes scattered on the ground around her.

    Some as big as six feet around, they were the art pieces for one of her largestread more →

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