Olivia Emmer

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    Habitat and working ranch conserved near Carbondale

    On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a handful of giddy Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members gathered at the Coffman Ranch, 1.5 miles east of downtown Carbondale. They were there to celebrate the organization’s purchase of the verdant property from longtime owners Rex and JoAnn Coffman.

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    Plant flowers and don’t mow those dandelions

    By Olivia Emmer

    After 28 years of beekeeping, Ed Colby’s movements around his hives are steady and calm. Instead of a full beekeeping suit, he’s wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeved shirt and a bee veil to protect his face. The steady hum of bees fills the airread more →

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    Post office desperate for more mail carriers

    Several days in November there was a line out the front door of the Carbondale post office.

    Complaints swirled about potential mail delays, particularly during election season.

    Now, as the Christmas holiday season has begun — traditionally a hectic time for any post office… read more →

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    Local businesses making your ‘stuff’ last

    By Olivia Emmer
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018 the U.S. generated 17 million tons of textile waste- just over 100 pounds per person. In that same year, the recycling rate for all textiles was 14.7 percent, and over 11…

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