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Carbondale among top 10 towns for sportsmen, mag says

Post Independent Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado
The current issue of Outdoor Life magazine features a cover photo of a fly fisherman on the Roaring Fork River near Carbondale, taken by local photographer Tyler Stableford. Carbondale was named the No. 10 town out of 200 top sportsmens' towns.
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CARBONDALE – For the second time in less than a year, Carbondale has made it onto the cover of a national magazine touting the wonderful aspects of the place.The June-July edition of Outdoor Life magazine, which caters to hunters, anglers and other sporting types, gave Carbondale an “A” across the board in its report card gauging such things as “fishable species,” “huntable species,” “public land access,” “trophy potential” and “gun laws.”The town also was highlighted on the cover, and in an inside story, in Adventure magazine’s August 2008 issue, in an article titled “Where to Live & Play Now: The 50 Next Great Towns.”The short article in Outdoor Life listed Carbondale as No. 10 in its list of the “Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen.” It notes Carbondale “is overrun by skiers in the winter months and hikers the rest of the year … but local anglers benefit greatly from its proximity to the Fryingpan, Roaring Fork, Colorado and Crystal rivers.”The fact that the best public-land elk hunting in the world is right outside of town is just icing on the outdoors cake.”The article also details the population of the town (estimated at roughly 7,000), the median home price ($323,147), the median household income ($58,780) and the unemployment rate (1.2 percent).The article is accompanied by photographs taken by Carbondale resident Tyler Stableford, according to a note from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.Rifle also made the magazine’s list. Located 25 miles west of Glenwood Springs, Rifle is ranked 27th in the list of Top 200. A total of 11 Colorado communities made the Top 200 list.


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