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  • Locations: News Published

    Critical race theory: not a new concept

    A three-word phrase — “critical race theory” — has popped up frequently in the American lexicon over the last year. CRT, as it is commonly referred to, has become a topic of public comment at school board meetings across the country. 

    What is CRT, andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Addressing the "line in the sand"

    Michelle Muething, executive director of the Aspen Hope Center, referred to the current mental health challenges for many living in the Roaring Fork Valley as, “everyone’s line in the sand has decreased, and is very, very close to where they step every day on a regular basis” because of… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Keep calm and Carbondale on

    Once upon a time, in a bar called The Black Nugget (where the men were men, and the drugs were nervous), a couple of women from out of town walked in and sat at the bar. They ordered a sea breeze and a cape cod and looked around,read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Oct. 14, 2021

    Re: Marble Ski

    The board of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association would like to thank Lynn Burton and The Sopris Sun for the terrific article on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Marble Ski Area (Sept. 22, 2021). Entering CVEPA’s 50th year of service,read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Youth DJs take over KDNK airwaves

    By Parker Wilson and Charlie Hippensteel

    For the Glenwood Springs High School Brimstone

    If you’re ever listening to the radio in the car, keep an ear out for the KDNK AZYEP kids!

    Based out of KDNK Community Access Radio inread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Unified for the Thompson Divide

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Oct. 8, 1981

    Carbondale mourned the loss of old-timer Joe Corthell, who spent most of his 79 years gardening and tending hives on what was then the outskirts of town. As Editor Patread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Measuring the success of tourism in Carbondale

    What do you know about tourism? Did you know that Carbondale has a tourism-based economy? Did you even know your hometown has a tourism board? If you can’t answer one or all of these three questions, then pull up a chair. The Tourism Council of Carbondale, a volunteerread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Hot Potato: 112 years of spud

    A recent Post Independent article claimed that the 112 Annual Potato Day was the most well-attended in a quarter of a century. Seeing as the reporter got their information from Carbondale Historical Society extraordinaire Sue Gray, we’ll certainly take their word for it. After having to forgo theread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Slug It: Happy to be here

    I read that John Hinckley, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan, might be released in a year if his mental health remains stable. Hinckley also ushered me into my 22-year stretch of freelancing for The New York Times. So whenever I hear about Hinckley, I recall thatread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Adam Evans Hobby

    December 28, 1993 – September 14, 2021

    Adam Evans Hobby left this earth due to a tragic accident while helping in the remodeling of his home in Denver. He was born and raised in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valleys. He attended schools valley-wide and wentread more →