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  • Locations: News Published

    Glenwood report: Divided over 480 Donegan Project

    The tension built around a proposed development, known as 480 Donegan Project in West Glenwood, reached beyond the respective neighborhood and into the Glenwood Springs City Council chambers during the City’s discussion on Oct. 21. 

    At one point, the council opted to take a recess afterread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - October 28, 2021

    Congratulations, Autumn!

    Glenwood Springs Middle School science teacher Autumn Rivera was named Colorado Teacher of the Year. Rivera was featured in a Sopris Sun article on Oct. 6, after being nominated as a finalist. Rivera will be recognized, along with other top teachers from around the country, at the White… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Home on the range

     The Sopris Sun photographer Paula Mayer captured the featured photo of a road-biker evading the oncoming cattle herd on Thompson Creek Road, outside of Carbondale. 

    Later on, the residents at Sopris Lodge got a private show of the cattle drive. See the caption below for details. Yeehaw! …

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    Local educator to attend UN COP26

    Valley local and environmental educator Sarah Johnson is heading to the United Nations in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP26). Johnson is giddy with excitement and anticipation to attend the international event regarding climate change. 

    For 26 years, leaders from most of the world’s… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Opinion: A positive start turns sour

    It was heady days for the Colorado climate movement in 2019. Jared Polis, with a history of climate action, replaced John Hickenlooper after eight years of oil and gas industry loyalty as governor. 

    The new chairman of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC) was Jeff Robbins, taking… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local teacher meets Dalai Lama

    Basalt Elementary dual-language educator Brittany Rose was selected among her peers to address His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a virtual conversation hosted on Monday night, Oct. 25.

    The opportunity came by way of the Compassion and Dignity for Educators project developed by the University ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Servers and students share nourishment

    On Wednesdays, 36-year old Jenny Elmore serves lunch to a noisy stream of Ross Montessori School (RMS) students. For two hectic hours, she places a slice of pizza and a cupful of iceberg lettuce on paper plates, and hands them across the counter to the hungry kids. Atread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFSD board endorses "Yes" on 5B

    Voters in Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Re-1 will decide the fate of Ballot Issue 5B, a mill levy override that, if passed, will increase teacher and staff salaries and bolster the district’s retention and recruitment efforts. 

    On Aug. 25, the RFSD Board of Educationread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    PSSWF helps bear cubs hibernate

    It’s the time of year again when bears are supposed to go into hibernation. Sometimes the long journey back to what should come naturally for them starts in Silt, at the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF). Director Nanci Limbach, who named PSSWF for her wildlife-loving grandmother, isread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Tim Hagman Oct. 3, 1943 - Oct. 3, 2021

    Tim Hagman, beloved architect and outdoor enthusiast/adventurer, passed away on his 78th birthday, Oct. 3, 2021, surrounded by his sons and his brother.

    Tim was involved in designing some of Aspen’s most iconic public buildings and private residences. As one of Aspen’s most renowned and highly-respected architects, Tim’s… read more →