Stuff by 1blankuser

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ending one more "ism"

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    In many cultures, including that of our First Nations People, elders are admired, respected, and valued for their perspective and wisdom. Family and community members gather around elders to seek advice and learn from their life experiences. As…

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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters, January 28, 2021

    Climate action
    I’m glad that Fred Malo addressed climate change in his most recent column (“God said, ‘The fire, not a flood next time.'”), but I was disappointed that he offered few suggestions for how individuals can make a difference.
    There are many ways that… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Pages of the Past -“Movieland” comes to El Jebel

    From the archives of The Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Jan. 8, 1981
    Fred Pulver wrote about the Banzai Flu after contracting it. “One minute you’re fine, the next flat on your back with the worst splitting headache, chest congestion, cough (the hacky, dry kind) and…

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  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Mark Stranahan: Jan. 30, 1957 — Dec. 30, 2020

    The world is more dimly lit since Mark Stranahan, the middle child of George and Betsy Stranahan, died on Dec. 30, 2020 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a result of complications of septic necrotizing pancreatitis. He was 63.
    Mark’s journey began… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - January 21, 2021

    A Love Letter to the Sopris Shopping Center
    When I came back to teach at CRMS in ’70, we had to drive to Glenwood to Safeway to shop for “fresh’’ food. After I stopped teaching in ‘72, I bought a house on the Crystal and I believe… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Too late for a moratorium on Highway 133?

    The cover of the Sopris Sun last week along with the timely interviews of displaced small businesses at the Sopris Shopping Center in Carbondale touched my heart. Quite frankly, as a former Trustee for 10 years, it was quite upsetting. The actions by Stein Properties, LP make… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Discuss ‘The Downstairs Girl’ and meet the author

    Review by Lisa Detweiler
    New Castle Branch Library Associate

    In her 2019 young adult novel “The Downstairs Girl,” author Stacey Lee tells the story of Jo Kuan, a 17-year-old young woman of Chinese American descent living in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late 1800s. … read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Wesley Pate Horner

    April 29, 1925 – Oct. 27, 2020

    Wes Horner passed away in Bozeman, Montana on October 27. He was 95. 

    Wes grew up in Roanoke in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and spent his summers on the family cotton farm in Georgia. Afterread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: William Lamont, Jr.

    Dec. 23, 1933 – Oct. 17, 2020

    Bill passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and wife of 65 years. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago to Marie (Fry) and William Lamont Sr., an immigrant from Port Glasgow, Scotland. read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Penelope A. Pappas

    July 11, 1922 – Sept. 9, 2020 

    Penelope “Penny” Argiropoulos Pappas, daughter of James “Jim” (d. 1984) and  Katherine Argiropoulos (d. 1929), and wife to Demosthenes “Stain” Pappas (d. 2015) 

    The Argiropoulos and Pappas families arrived in Colorado 1890s and early 1900s and wereread more →