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Bridges thumbnail Bridges High School hosted a book signing event on Nov. 17. Top row, left to right: Andrea Monique Peña Harris, Josue Deloera, Elian Najera, Roxanna Ramirez. Bottom row, left to right: Karyme Gallardo, Salvador Medrano Lupercio, Abby Delgadillo Cigarroa, Maria Gonzales Rea, Ariel Ruiz. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh Photo by Raleigh Burleigh
Chocolate thumbnail Photo by Jane Bachrach
Love is Love thumbnail Photo by Jamie Wall
Rescue thumbnail This Google Earth image depicts the coordinates of the hauling team above and Ward's location below. Graphic prepared by Tom Ice Courtesy graphic
Shipmans thumbnail The Shipman family, courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Sopris thumbnail Foto de Raleigh Burleigh Foto de Raleigh Burleigh
Turkey Trot thumbnail Photo by Jamie Wall
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    RFTA cruises into the digital age

    The day has come. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority — colloquially known by its acronym, RFTA — now accepts mobile payments in lieu of exact change or a bus pass.

    The mobile ticket option was first activated on Nov. 21. Since then, every RFTA bus is equipped to admit passengers with… read more →

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    133 build-out soon to welcome residents

    For many months, Carbondale has witnessed the construction of several large buildings along Highway 133. Soon, the largest of the new residential buildings will be complete, and 94 new rental units will house Carbondale residents.

    The Sopris Sun took the opportunity to tour MSP Development’s nearly-complete Building C on the… read more →

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    A Thanksgiving rescue

    Just before dinner time on Thanksgiving, the Garfield County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) team was called out on a mission close to home.

    Kevin Ward, who splits his time between the Roaring Fork Valley and Denver, decided to take a jaunt up Red Bluffs outside of Carbondale around… read more →

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    Our Town: Arthur Franklin follows the flow

    As part of an ongoing, get-to-know-your-neighbors series, The Sopris Sun interviews folks in and around Carbondale that may not otherwise appear in the paper. We welcome guest features of this sort emailed to

    This interview has been edited for length and clarity.


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    Runnin' on turkey legs

    Nothing gets one in the mood to gobble gobble like a good old fashioned foot race, as evidenced by 470 registrations for this year’s Turkey Trot hosted by Carbondale Parks and Recreation. 

    Jeff Colt and Kara Lapoint took the cake for overall fastest times, completingread more →

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    TRTC proves its prowess

    Editor’s note: This review contains plot details that may be deemed “spoilers”

    David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Proof”, is a laboratory built to test your interpersonal compass. Thunder River Theater Company’s interpretation, directed by Valley veteran Sue Lavin, is just as honest as it is provocative,read more →

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