• Locations: News Published

    Catto’s artistic efforts reveal Nature’s designs

    In an essay titled “The Study of Color in Nature”, published in the 1896 edition of The Observer: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, naturalist and artist F. Schuyler Mathews noted: “Color in Nature is illimitable; there is positively no end to its complexity.” 

    The essay offers the reader a few… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    VOICES echo amidst ‘Green Birds on Orange Trees’

    What does it mean to have a voice? The answer I think can be found more steadily in the examination of the inverse, or rather: what it means to not have a voice. We stand often in social spaces and recognize that the voice is something far moreread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mars Retrograde in Gemini: It is a great time to change your mind

    One of the things about astrology, as with life, is that if you pay attention long enough, eventually it is just the same stuff over and over again. Despite buzzwords like “portals” and “lion’s gate” and evolutionary language, astrology is essentially the study of cycles that repeat themselves.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    ‘Helping Hands’ slated for removal

    As noted in a Sept. 14 Sopris Sun article, “Carbondale Report: Full Panel, full agenda, full audience”, Carbondale’s “Public Arts Commission (CPAC) voted to remove Stephen Lock’s deteriorating ‘Helping Hands’ sculpture located next to the Near New at Third and Main since 1991.”

    The news trickled out to the community,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Report: Gradually getting greener

    As snow gently spiraled from the sky on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees cozied up with a full agenda and all trustees present.

    After approving a straight-forward consent agenda, the board heard from Debbie Wilde representing a regional partnership to establish a withdrawalread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    State promotes financial literacy in schools

    Money talks and so do kids. So, financial experts agree that it’s time to talk to kids about money.

    As more research arises indicating a growing need for financial education, more schools are adopting financial literacy standards. In an October 2020 study published in the Economics of Education Review, researchers… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Thoughts on the Hayden, the Meeker Uprising, and the Crystal Trail

    When Ferdinand Hayden’s team of surveyors entered the Crystal Valley in 1873, they noted the existence of a “hardened trail” running from the summit of what is now known as Schofield Pass down to the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. At this point, the surveyors were the… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress: Oct. 27, 2022

    Wendy Moore
    By Bob Schultz

    School servant leader
    Director of thespians
    Bravo Wendy Moore!


    End of the Leaves
    By Jampa 

    Leaves, most fallen down
    Follow me in on my shoes
    Crunching under foot.



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  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt & Calendar - Oct. 27, 2022

    Carbondale history

    This Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m., is the last chance for history buffs to peruse local artifacts and watch “old school” reels at the Dinkel Mercantile Museum and History Theater before the Carbondale Historical Society buttons up the cabin for the winter. The museum, located… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Oct. 27, 2022

    Thank you to our communities!

    The Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists want to recognize the support for “community” which was evident at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist annual auction gathering held at Carbondale’s Third Street Center recently.  After a COVID interruption last year, the annual auction event returned with friends,… read more →