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    Take a stand for two valleys

    The Roaring Fork and North Fork Valleys have more in common than simply being neighbors. 

    Each includes public lands under threat of oil and gas development near Huntsman’s Ridge. Also, the Wilderness Workshop (WW) insists that protection is urgently needed for Thompson Divide and also forread more →

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    Mister Kitty and Mushu go out on the town

    When Eloise Clark moved into town after living in a rural section of County Road 115, she worried a bit about how her cat, Mister Kitty, might adapt. She needn’t have.

    Clark and her sister got the stub-tailed tabby as a kitten from Brett Varr,read more →

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    Our Town: Anna Ramirez, a fixture at the Carbondale PD

    he 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 sat down with Anna Ramirez, a native of the town and a graduate of the local schoolsread more →

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    Bear tipping just the latest art attack

    When Emerson received an Instagram message on Sept. 20 that his blue bear sculpture by Delaney Nature Park had been knocked down, he wasn’t altogether surprised.

    Back in art school, he’d heard stories of people trying to run off with art. And Carbondale itself has had several incidents… read more →

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    Crystal River Hatchery stocked with educational opportunities

    If a child asks you where fish come from, just point to the Crystal River Hatchery on Highway 133 and say, “Over there.”

    When you arrive, you’ll be warmly greeted by Robert Streater, manager of Colorado’s flagship hatchery since 2008.

    “We’re at the beginningread more →

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    Finding your inner Robin Hood

    Wait. Take a deep breath. Wait again. Aim. Then pull back slowly on the bow. Let go and watch as the arrow flies to its target.

    You’ve got this.

    That’s archery in a nutshell.

    The first arrowheads ever unearthed were inread more →

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    Basalt affordable housing project accepting applications

    A joint affordable housing project serving the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) and the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) is now accepting applications for the second phase of the Basalt Vista neighborhood. The new units will be located behind the Basalt High School and are comprised of threeread more →

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    A kind expression of the youth

    Look out on your left, or on your right, as you peddle or stroll along The Rio Grande Trail Artway for a new installation which will likely incite an emotionally positive response within you.

    Students of Carbondale Middle School (CMS) are using their voices to bringread more →

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    Town backs Glenwood on quarry, eyes economic forecast

    It was a jam-packed agenda on Sept. 24, but even so the trustees got to go home early.

    The action kicked off with the speedy approval of a liquor license transfer for Patina Bar and Grill, which is taking over the space formerly occupied by The Pig.… read more →

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    The price of healing

    Photos by Laurel Smith
    Story by Ericka Kelly

    The Roaring Fork Valley, as do other affluent regions of Colorado, has a plethora of resources as diverse as its population.

    One demographic of individuals who benefit from these resources are individuals who have sustained spinalread more →