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    Business as unusual

    Ever-changing regulations have left shops, restaurants and other services scrambling. Some, like Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, just pulled up stakes, while the Pour House has opted to just close for the duration. Among the rest, here are a few that stood out in their attempts to keep the door’s open, if… read more →

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    What’s your superpower?
    Local nonprofit VOICES aims to amplify community voices, empowering participants through a variety of art forms. The organization’s latest achievement features 10 seniors from Bridges High School that produced a short film in collaboration with 5Point Adventure Film Festival. The video is hosted on YouTube with… read more →

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    Year in review 2020 — a year apart

    Although it started before and will continue after, COVID-19 has defined 2020. The relative normalcy of January and February feels distant and alien now, and events that would once have defined the year — such as the Grizzly Creek Fire — seem almost like footnotes.
    The virus… read more →

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    Aspen airport exempt from reducing its capacity

    Traveling can be stressful in and of itself. Some folks cannot stand the thought of flying while others struggle to leave the house without worrying they’ve forgotten something — like Kevin. Throw COVID-19 in the mix and many will decide to nix the prospect of traveling altogether. 

    To a casual… read more →

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    More older adults seeking meal delivery

    As 2020 have dragged on, many people are feeling the strain of prolonged isolation to protect family and community from COVID-19. 

    One group particularly affected is older adults, who are at higher risk for bad outcomes from a coronavirus infection, and may already face factors that… read more →

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    High Risk at High Altitude sheds light on mental wellness

    In a valley prone to mental health crisis and high suicide rates, newly appointed Aspen Public Radio (APR) news director Ariel Van Cleave has arrived with a fresh take on mental health support.

    Growing up in rural Illinois, Van Cleave was aware of the increased risks… read more →

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    Local schools struggle with tough pandemic-era semester

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a level of disruption, uncertainty and hardship unprecedented in our country and the world. This has been especially true for our education system at all levels, which has faced enormous challenges in how to conduct cohesive, sustained and effective instruction at a… read more →

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    Solstice conjunction heralds air epoch

    Saturn and Jupiter met up at the same degree of the zodiac, known to astrologers as a “conjunction,” on Monday’s winter solstice in the first degree of Aquarius. The conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter, known as “the Great Conjunction,” occur every 20 years, making it a significant astrological phenomena, but… read more →

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    The Sun continues to shine because of you

    By Todd Chamberlin
    Executive Director

    To inform, inspire, and build community… that was a lofty mission in 2008 when a group of Carbondalians founded The Sopris Sun as a nonprofit community paper. 

    Over a decade later, The Sun continues to strive to fulfill this mission.The…

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    Mentoring during COVID

    While people await the cumbersome rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, many continuously reel from a sense of separation brought on by the pandemic. A few local organizations not only rely on in-person reunions to perform but also to manifest human connections between individuals. 

    Throughout the year,… read more →