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  • Locations: News Published

    AmeriCorps volunteer sticks around to spread literacy

    As part of an ongoing series of interviews with folks you might not have seen in the paper before, we caught up with Rachel Baiyor of Literacy Outreach (which presents its annual Spellebration event virtually on April 30 — visit literacyoutreach.org for info and registration).

    Q: Where… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - April 22, 2021

    Volunteer outdoors

    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is now registering volunteers for trailwork, restoration, and education events in April, May, and June. Space is limited! Registration is at rfov.org

    Incubating farmers

    Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, located in Paonia, is seeking fourread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Local government in action

    Guest opinion by Bill Kight

    At the April 13th Carbondale Town Trustee meeting, my participation via Zoom was to exercise my right to petition and my right to freedom of speech.

    My family lives in the Cleveland Place development to the west of Eighth Street andread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - April 22, 2021

    The views expressed in opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect those of The Sopris Sun. The community is invited to submit letters up to 500 words to news@soprissun.com. Longer columns are considered on a case-by-case basis. The deadline for submission is noon on Monday.

     

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  • Locations: News Published

    Lisa Dancing-Light shares "Magic"

    “Once upon a time in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, there was a very special mountain.” Thus begins “A Song and Story of Magic Mountain,” a culmination of decades of personal work and artistic exploration by local musician Lisa Dancing-Light. Beyond the children’s bookread more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Help us be the people’s paper

    For over 13 years, The Sopris Sun has delivered on our mission to inform, inspire, and build community. In 2020, the board and staff rose to extraordinary challenges and didn’t miss a beat. With great sacrifice, editor Will Grandbois, artistic director Ylice Golden, and ad manager Todd Chamberlin — along… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Helmeted man saves osprey

    Contribution by Shelly Merriam

    Red bailing twine, commonly used by adult osprey for their nests, can become a source of death by entanglement. Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) arranges its removal annually from the nest on their campus monitored by a camera for the students’ science education. Last week, Earth-Wise… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This Is Your Backyard

    By Alex Menard

    The Upper Crystal River Valley, from Marble to Schofield Pass, is the finest backyard anyone could wish for. Mostly spectacular wilderness, it also contains the town of Crystal with the famous mill and other historic mining sites. It is home to majestic mountains from the rugged granite… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Remembering Coal Basin tragedy

    By Bill Jochems
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    It was forty years ago, but feels like yesterday. Thwap, thwap, thwap and echoes of helicopters woke Redstone at dawn. Then Tom Brokaw’s voice came through: “and this morning, in Redstone, Colorado…” National news, but a locally intense and tragic story.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Thunder River's solo show teaches acceptance

    The story begins with the disappearance of a 14-year-old gay male, Leonard Pelkey. As Detective Chuck DeSantis investigates the missing person case, we come to know Leonard’s brilliant spirit in Thunder River Theatre Company’s (TRTC) production of “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”
    In 1998, playwright James Lecesne co-founded… read more →