• Locations: News Published

    Glasenapp’s ‘Recollectivity’ sees light

    Terry Glasenapp, age 72, has a knack for collecting art. 

    Not fancy paintings or bronze sculptures, but the pop art of American culture in motion.

    As an employee at Colorado Mountain College (CMC), Glasenapp was instrumental in bringing to fruition the Glenwood Springs Arts Council back… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Naturalist Nights back with something for everyone

    Naturalist Nights, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, is back and ready to inspire audiences around the Roaring Fork Valley (RFV).

    Founded by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) in 1998, Naturalist Nights is a free winter speaker series created to connect environmental experts… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt and Calendar - Jan. 13, 2022


    Cannabis gives

    LivWell Enlightened Health, a cannabis manufacturing company, donated $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Colorado toward its affordable housing construction efforts. The funding came from LivWell’s customers who participated in the business’s “Round Up” campaign. Since Colorado’s stay-at-home order went into effect, LivWell has offered…

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  • Locations: News Published

    The flipside to the short-term rental debate

    There are two sides to every coin and, following the Carbondale trustees’ Dec. 21 work session addressing Community First Carbondale’s (CFC) proposal to regulate short-term-rentals (STR), a flip-side presented itself.

    In response to the work session, a contingent of people in favor of short-term rentals formedread more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters - Jan. 13, 2022

    The gift of you

    Money is great. If we have any extra, we ought to spread it out to help others. It is satisfying if done correctly, which means being guided by good intentions. But, don’t forget, we are also great. Even better than money. So we ought… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching out: Oh, my god, the shoveling?

    It’s been 15 years since I’ve lived in a natural setting, and wow. Overnight. Lifestyle. Change.  

    At a slower rate, I’ve been shuttling for three weeks, moving to our new digs. Every time I pass Sunfire, the mouth of the canyon whispers, This is serious stuff.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pet adoptions surge trailed by surrenders

    As people were told to stay home in 2020, due to the initial spread of COVID-19, pet adoptions from animal shelters skyrocketed. However, in 2021, animal shelters across the country have reported a record amount of those same animals being returned, or surrendered, to shelters.

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  • Locations: Español Published

    Omicron surge en el Valle

    Omicron, ya la variante de COVID más prevalente, fue identificada en Sudáfrica a finales de noviembre. Semanas después, se detectó en Colorado y el 15 de diciembre ya había llegado al condado de Garfield. Días después, el 20 de diciembre, el condado de Pitkin reportó su primer caso de Omicron,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar Jan. 6, 2022


    The COVID-19 Omicron variant has made its presence known in the state of Colorado and accounted for 91% of positive cases over a three-week period. Prior to Christmas, Garfield County was seeing 25 confirmed positive cases of COVID each day on average. On Dec. 29, the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    My first run in porcelain

    I don’t ski, so answering The Sopris Sun’s year-end dare to its reporters, to “do something you’ve never done before,” with my first descent down a double black diamond run, was one possibility. Except, for me, ski resorts are like factory farms for winter sports.

    I resolved instead… read more →