Carbondale named in top 10 towns for sportsmen
CARBONDALE, Colorado – For the second time in less than a year, Carbondale, Colorado 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, fishers 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 entitled “Where to Live & Play Now: The 50 Next Great Towns.”The short article in Outdoor Life listed Carbondale as “No. 10” in its catalogue of the “Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen.” It notes that 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 Frying Pan, 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 gives 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 local 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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