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Awards thumbnail This cartoon by Larry Day was part of the "Tunnel Busters" investigative story package which won first place. Art by Larry Day
Bees thumbnail From left to right: Pam Rosenthal, Suzanne Nadeau-Porter, Portia Rogers, Aundrea Ware and Joey Ball. Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Bike park thumbnail Jorge Arias is widely considered one of the best dirt jumpers in the world, pictured above competing at KOTC. The event also saw Dante Tabuyo of the Mexican Olympic team in competition and Kris Fox who is a previous Olympian and considered one of the best cement riders in the world. Photo by Paula Wood Mayer
Emma thumbnail Emma Hostetler (17) is president of the Roaring Fork Hiking Club and a senior at Glenwood Springs High School. Photo by Theo Corwin Photo by Theo Corwin
Marble thumbnail Lots of smoke up the Crystal and elsewhere on Sept. 25. Radio news reports said the smoke came from a prescribed burn near Gateway in the far west end of the state. Photo by Lynn “Jake” Burton Photo by Lynn "Jake" Burton
Pickleball thumbnail The Roaring Fork Pickleball Association held their second pickleball tournament of the year, Sept. 22 - 24, at the Young-Calaway Pickleball Courts in Carbondale. Over 140 players registered for "The Great Sopris Showdown," and Doug Coffman and his doubles partner Sam Johnson (pictured here) were among the competitors playing in 4.0 men's doubles. Photo by Jane Bachrach Photo by Jane Bachrach
TRTC thumbnail Toddy Walters (left) and Mark Milhone portray Becca and Howie Corbett, a couple navigating life after the sudden death of their young son. "Rabbit Hole" explores the experience of grief and how life changes in the throes of it. Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
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    Sopris Sun wins 15 awards

    The Sopris Sun is proud to announce that we were given 15 awards at the Colorado Press Association’s annual conference this past weekend. The awards, for work completed in 2022, were as follows:

    Best Investigative Story Package – First Place – “Tunnel Busters: Stones yetread more →

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    School board candidate interview, District B: Betsy After

    The Sopris Sun is publishing responses to questions posed to candidates running for the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education. Last week, we covered District D, and next week we’ll conclude with District C candidates.

    Betsy After and Alan Kokish are candidates in District B, which consists ofread more →

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    Combined-school softball team lets Basalt, Roaring Fork, Glenwood players shine as one

    Basalt High School senior Taylor Anthes knows that without her softball teammates from neighboring Roaring Fork and Glenwood Springs high schools she probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to play for her own school.

    It’s only through the combination of players from the three Roaring Fork District schools that Basalt is… read more →

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    King of the Crown takes off

    King of the Crown (KOTC) is a first-of-its-kind competition in the Roaring Fork Valley, bringing together 21 pro dirt jumpers and 18 amateurs with big prize money ($2,250 for First Place). KOTC does not need to make money on the event and is committed to raising funds to pay bike… read more →

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    CVEPA Views: Reverence for words

    Management plans, stakeholder groups, augmentation proposals, land exchanges… it goes on and on. If one tracks issues important to our valley, the terminology can become heavy. A little levity might be in order to maintain balance. 

    I love etymology, the study of words (not bugs), how they got their… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Sept. 28, 2023

    West Glenwood fire
    Prompt and coordinated efforts by multiple agencies prevented the Mountain Shadows Fire from spreading to residential structures in West Glenwood on Saturday, Sept. 23. Glenwood Springs firefighters collaborated with the Garfield County Sheriff to evacuate residents in the area. Thanks to quick action involving five engines,… read more →

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