• Locations: News Published

    Perhaps,  the dark global pandemic cloud may soon be lifting

    It’s here. After months of fear, worry and anticipation, the highly touted vaccine from Pfizer Inc. has arrived in the valley.

    Both Valley View (VVH) and Aspen Valley (AVH) hospitals have reported receiving allocated shipments and have just started vaccinating frontline healthcare staff. 

    Garfield County Health Specialist Carrie Godes said… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published


    Colby letter reply


    In his letter last week, Ed Colby says he wants Garco commissioners to persuade all the businesses that aren’t mask compliant to mend their ways. You see, Ed says John, Tom and Mike already know who the mask scorers are:… read more →

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    Introducing our next editor

    You’d be hard-pressed to find someone better equipped to share the community’s many stories than Raleigh Burleigh. The 27-year-old Carbondale-native, bilingual world traveler and former KDNK news director takes over as editor of The Sopris Sun at the end of the year.

    Burleigh’s roots in theread more →

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    Glassier Open Space gets a management plan update

    By Olivia Emmer
    Sopris Sun correspondent

    Last week, after a six month process, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (PCOST) board approved an update to the 2015 Glassier Open Space management plan. Glassier, owned in partnership with Eagle County, is located off of Hooks Spur Road in Basalt, at… read more →

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    High schoolers press Boebert for clarity

    By James Steindler
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    It is not everyday frustrated youth get a chance to squeeze their representative for answers, but some local high schoolers recently did just that.
    On Dec. 8, the Advanced Placement (AP) Government class at Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) had the opportunity… read more →

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    Restaurants deal with mixed COVID directives

    Text by Ken Pletcher
    Photos by Laurel Smith

    On Dec. 10, Garfield County’s COVID-19 status was changed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) from orange (“high risk”) to red (“severe risk”). Per CDPHE rules, it meant that restaurants were no longer permitted to have in-house… read more →

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    Basalt Library sends tea time home this year

    By James Steindler
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Basalt Regional Library (BRL) has done it’s best to carry on traditions and events in new safe ways throughout the latter part of 2020. With the holidays coming up the staff has kept busy preparing virtual events and take-home activities.
    Caroline Cares… read more →

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    Basalt honors its own

    By Roberta McGowan
    Sopris Sun Staff

    Some people move mountains, others like Lieutenant Colonel Richard Merritt, move people to the mountains for healing.
    For this and other accomplishments, Merritt at a recent town council meeting received the Basalt Outstanding Community Service Award.
    As noted by Basalt Mayor… read more →

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    Bringing winter sunshine

    By Kate Phillips
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    The season of frigid mornings, cozy fires, and warm blankets is finally upon us; and with the dark days of winter settling in, it might be time to add a little cheer to your home with some sweet and delicious citrus courtesy of… read more →

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    Rodriguez mends social and literal fabrics

    Interview and translation
    by Raleigh Burleigh
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Silvia Rodriguez is originally from las sierras of Chihuahua, México, a southern continuation of our Rocky Mountains. Her work as a seamstress began at the age of eight and introduced her to a love of theater. Silvia now owns… read more →