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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Somerset left in the lurch

    Only about 100 people live in Somerset in western Colorado, a former coal company town squeezed into a narrow valley. A state highway and railroad tracks crowd on one side, the North Fork of the Gunnison River on the other.
    Some say there’s charm in the town’s narrow… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Chisme del Pueblo, 17 de febrero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Donaciónes discrecionales por el Condado de Garfield

    Más de $30,000 fueron aprobados por los comisionados del Condado de Garfield en el primer cuarto de donaciones discrecionales a organizaciones locales sin fines de lucro. El Rifle Elks Lodge recibió $4,000 para… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - February 18, 2021

    Re: Subdivision and redevelopment
    A recent Glenwood Post article covered the approval of new buildings to replace the Sopris Shopping Center. The proposal is in two parts. One is to enlarge the mini storage with a new two-story, climate-controlled building to the west of the existing storage buildings. Second… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Plans shift for Crown Mountain recreation complex

    After much discussion and planning, local philanthropist Sheldon Wolitski determined that an indoor recreation center would not be built on the initial location proposed but instead on another available parcel in El Jebel.
    As Crown Mountain Park Board of Directors’ Tim Power Smith explained, “Sheldon’s plan is too big… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Lease appeal dismissed by Pitkin County Manager

    At the end of January, a competitive lease application process for Pitkin County-owned agricultural land at the Glassier Open Space property in Basalt selected its winner, the Marigold Livestock Co.
    On Feb. 1, 2021, José Miranda, one of the other applicants and founder of Rocking TT Bar, filed a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    For the love of horses ... and dogs and goats

    The indoor riding arena at WindWalkers overflows with love. Hearts cover the walls and free-standing obstacles. Stuffed animals sit atop the posts. Even some of the therapy horses have even sprouted hearts!
    Although Feb. 14 is Valentine’s day, the equine-assisted learning and therapy center on Missouri Heights is celebrating… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Subdivisión y remodelación aprobada

    Publicado originalmente en inglés el 11 de febrero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Representantes del gobierno local de Carbondale aprobaron un Major Site Plan Review en la junta del martes, 9 de febrero, presentado por Stein Properties, LP y Carbondale Center Place LLC. La… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    El Sol siga brillando

    Publicado originalmente en inglés el 11 de febrero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    El 12 de febrero 2021, The Sopris Sun completa su doceavo año informando, inspirando y conectando a la comunidad. Para estudiantes de numerología, este es nuestro “cumpleaños dorado,” año reflejando… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The Sun shines through

    On Feb. 12, 2021, The Sopris Sun completes its twelfth year of informing, inspiring and connecting community. For students of numerology, this is our “golden birthday,” age matching the day of month, as our community paper emerges through its “tween” years. It’s also Chinese New Year, inaugurating the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sheltering the homeless

    Perhaps the only consensus regarding the homelessness issue is that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The sheltering aspect alone is riddled with caveats. There are many more homeless people in the Valley than there are shelter options. But even if there were a facility to house every… read more →