Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    Brushes behind bars for an artist, activist

    Sarah Uhl has been in jail for the last several months and will remain there for the foreseeable future.

    “It’s endless, how fun it is to say all these things about jail,” she said about her art studio. The Old Jail, part of the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, originally sat… read more →

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    Dandelion Market wilts

    By the time you read this, the Dandelion Market may have already closed for good. If not, better get there fast to stock up on what’s left.

    “Things are flying off the shelves,” said Board Member Erica Sparhawk, who also serves as a town trustee and works as the… read more →

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    ‘Red’ runs through March 4 at Spring Valley

    Audience members of the Sopris Theatre Company’s closing weekend of “Red” will have the opportunity to be a part of the exploration of the process that is creating art — after all, the works created for the production must be destroyed after the curtain closes on the show. It’s tradition.… read more →

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    Our Town: Bea Lowick

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. A while back we caught up with Bea Lowick, who bought and renovated Sopris Laundry in July 2016.

    Sopris Sun: Is this… read more →

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    CRMS returns to Climbing League State Championships

    The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters are hoping for lucky numbers 7 and 3 this weekend in Colorado Springs, where CityROCK Climbing Center will again host the Colorado High School Climbing League State Championships on Feb. 24. If the Oyster boys come out on top, it will be their seventh… read more →

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    Forging a new heritage along the Rio Grande ArtWay

    Imagine having an entire week to dedicate toward an out-of-the-box intellectual pursuit — something you’ve always been interested in learning more about but for which you could never find the time. Every February, Colorado Rocky Mountain School ensures its students get just such a week in what the curriculum calls… read more →

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    Weeks sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery

    Benjamin Weeks will spend 14 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections — serving a 12-year and a 2-year sentence consecutively, while serving another 2-year period concurrently — for holding up the Carbondale Cowen Center at gunpoint in February of last year with his cousin, Nick Ameral. read more →

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    The top-flight locals behind Glenwood Municipal Airport

    Aviation has always been a part of Amy Helm’s life. And now that she’s added airport manager to her job titles at the Glenwood Municipal Airport (she also works as a plane mechanic at Aircraft Repair, LLC, which operates out of the airport), she’s focused on making sure everyone in… read more →

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    A bond that transcends language

    Most of the clients that walk into Main Street Barber Shoppe are native English speakers. So that’s what Rosa Contreras speaks with them — a feat that’s been years in the making.
    Contreras had a successful life in Guatemala, raising her family and running her salon business. But in… read more →

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    Graham’s legacy sparks art, scholarship

    Angus Graham never wanted his work to become the point of conversation — in a handwritten note about his pottery, he described his art’s purpose as a complementary one. “Pots are never meant to be alone,” he wrote. “Thus I never want my pots to overpower a situationread more →