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    Seeing is believing — in a cause

    When it comes to teaching people about the big picture regarding public lands stewardship and conservation, the EcoFlight crew believes in showing instead of telling.

    “We take different stakeholders up in the air to educate people, give people a better understanding of public lands andread more →

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    Our Town: Megan Griffiths

    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 one of Carbondale’s newest additions: Megan Griffiths, who moved here from her home inread more →

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    Boys' soccer team reflects on friendship ahead of semifinals

    Update: The Rams fell 2-1 in penalty kicks to Liberty Common in the semifinals.

    Despite temperatures in the high 20s Tuesday evening, about 100 or so Carbondalians gathered at Fourth and Main Streets to cheer on the Roaring Fork High School boys soccer team as they departed forread more →

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    A full nest of music and skiing

    Their youngest daughter may be settled at Tufts University, but Dan and Pam Rosenthal don’t really resonate with the term “empty nester.”

    “I like open nester,” Pam clarified. “Because empty nester, that quantifies that there’s something missing, that the nest is empty now — and thatread more →

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    ‘The Spanish Flu will get you if you don’t watch out’

    As talented as humans are at destruction, Mother Nature has us beat.

    On Nov. 11, 1918, the world celebrated the end of the War to End All Wars, blissfully oblivious of the century of even greater bloodshed that awaited them. And as civilians flooded into theread more →

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    RFHS Jazz Band to collaborate with Denver students in free concert

    The Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band will perform with the premiere ensemble from the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) in a free community concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Third Street Center.

    With support from Jazz Aspen Snowmass, CCJA Jazzread more →

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    Overall, a good night for GarCo incumbents

    As of 11 p.m., unofficial election results were looking favorable for local incumbents:  Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico  (D) earned 54 percent of tallied votes over Republican challenger Bonnie McLean’s 46 percent, and Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky (R) accounted for 52 percent over Paula Stepp (D) at 48 percent.… read more →

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    Local voters give warm reception to tax measures

    If preliminary election results are any guide, folks in the Roaring Fork Valley are willing to pay a bit more for sustainable services.

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District appears to have successfully increased its mill levy in perpetuity and been granted a new bond,read more →

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    Garfield Libraries, CMC looking to bypass TABOR

    Next Tuesday, the community will cast their vote on a number of measures, including whether or not to allow Garfield County Public Library District and Colorado Mountain College to sidestep the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

    Referred to as “de-Brucing” (named after Douglas Bruce, who wroteread more →

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    The trail of two years planning (and many more to go)

    The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails team has finalized their draft plan for the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail; they are set to present and discuss it with the Pitkin County commissioners on Nov. 7.

    The meeting will start at 1 p.m. atread more →