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    Rams lax team has a winning attitude

    The Rams’ girls lacrosse team ended their regular season play with an 8–2 conference record, affording them a berth in last Thursday’s Class 4A state tournament opener in Lakewood. The Rams lost to Green Mountain by a score of 15-8.

    Rams co-coach Chelsea Robson said, despite the loss,… read more →

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    What teachers could teach about housing solutions

    In 2015, voters approved a major bond issue for the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), which, in part, resulted in $5 million per community being dedicated to affordable housing units for teachers.

    After the bond’s approval, RFSD formed the School District Housing Advisory Committee, consisting ofread more →

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    Old ways colliding with the new

    Ranching as a way of life has been part of Carbondale’s DNA since before the town’s inception, but the culture is now stymied in the wake of a development surge. While the rodeo lot fills way-over capacity on Thursday evenings, ranching families that gave rise to the traditionread more →

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    Trail Notes - June 24, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Know-how

    Temperatures continue to rise, wind is persistent and precipitation is absent: Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison counties have instituted stage one fire restrictions for all state, federal, private, incorporated and unincorporated lands within their respective areas. Stage one fire restrictions… read more →

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    Crystal Theatre readies for 'reel' lovers

    The first sign of the Crystal Theatre’s reopening was a literal sign, one on the marquee announcing, “Reopening soon. End of June.”

    After a 15-month closure, theater owners Kathy and Bob Ezra wanted to spread the welcome news to passersby during June’s First Friday event.read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - June 17, 2021

    Holy Cross election

    Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a nonprofit member-owned electric cooperative, concluded its annual Board of Directors election on June 10. Ten individuals were nominated for three seats on the board: two representing HCE’s northern district and one representing the southern district. In the northern district, Kristen… read more →

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    Larry Day: thriving in the chaos

    Larry Day is a jack of all artistic trades and a master of many. A cartoonist, painter, children’s book illustrator, advertising storyboard designer, technical illustrator and arcade game creative designer. Now he can add another title to the list — Carbondale Mountain Fair poster/t-shirt design winner, on theread more →

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    Comp plan update gets rolling

    Carbondale, like the rest of the world, is changing fast.

    As the town grows and adapts, it’s incumbent upon local government to guide development in a way that is beneficial overall and true to the place’s characteristics and history.

    In 2013, the town adoptedread more →

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    The people behind the puzzles

    As The Sopris Sun moved into its second decade, it began taking on more features and other aspects of a firmly established newspaper. In the past couple of years, weekly puzzles and cartoons have become an established tradition.

    When these features were introduced in 2019,read more →

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    Fire, on and off the agenda

     

    Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) had a couple of short sessions during the first two public meetings in June.

    The public speaks

    The BOCC addressed public comments not on the agenda for the first hour of the June 7 meeting. A number of community members…

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