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  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar, April 29, 2021

    Mother’s Day

    This Saturday, May 1, is your last chance for mommies and their babies born within the past year to be featured in The Sopris Sun’s annual Mother’s Day issue. Call or text Mark Burrows at 970-379-4581 to reserve a photo session in Sopris Parkread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Francisco case continued

    The saga of the Michael Francisco case goes on. A hearing in Carbondale Municipal Court on Monday, April 26, was over almost as soon as it began, resulting in another continuance.

    Citizens packed the courtroom — as many as the spaced seating inside Town Hallread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Knocking skeletons out of the family closet

    What’s in a name? In my case, irony.

    In 1987, in a fit of feminist righteousness, I changed my surname to Toussaint. I was filing for my third divorce and tired of name changes. Having chaired a “women’s own name task force” a decade earlier, Iread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - April 29, 2021

    Ascendigo facts

    In response to various letters that have appeared in the local newspapers during the past two months, please note the following corrections of fact:

    Ascendigo is NOT requesting new zoning. Garfield County staff rendered the opinion during the pre-application phase that ourread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    To persons reluctant to vaccinate ...

    By George Bohmfalk

    I am a retired neurosurgeon. Like over 95% of physicians, I received a vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as I could. I had only a very brief reaction, feeling tired and a little sore for about 24 hours. Now I feel very safe and secure…

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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Love through suffering

    By Kenna Crampton 

    As she sat by the side of the river, she thought. She thought about all of the people she lost. All of the people she pushed away. All of the people that left. She could count her remaining relatives on one hand.

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  • Locations: News Published

    Homecoming closes under Friday Night Lights

    Roaring Fork High School’s homecoming week concluded under the stadium lights, with Rams football hosting the Grand Valley High School Fighting Cardinals on Friday, April 23.

    The Rams 44-0 loss was a tough close to a season abbreviated by COVID-19. Yet, the team, whose roster is comprised mostly… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Let's rodeo!

    “Our heavenly Father, we pause at this time, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us. We ask, Lord, that you be with us in this arena of life. We as cowboys do not ask for special favors…” The last time Carbondale rodeo fans heard Brandenread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Charles Anderson Parker III

    July 25, 1934 – March 25, 2021

    Charles Anderson Parker III, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Denver, Charlie was the son of the late Charles Anderson Parker Jr. and Ruth Ellen Parker. Heread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Terry Ann Reed

    March 24, 1933 – April 7, 2021

    Terry Ann Reed – teacher, entrepreneur and trailblazer for more effective and humane solutions to incarceration – passed away on April 7 after a stroke.

    Terry received her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and Master’s inread more →