• Locations: News Published

    Local company brings solar stations to the Navajo Nation

    By James Steindler
    Sopris Sun Correspondent 

    This story reaches for the essence of what the Thanksgiving tradition has been propagated as in the United States: people of North American and European descent coming together. While a union of both cultures is a tale some choose

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    Health alliance brings new insurance option

    By Will Grandbois
    Sopris Sun Staff

    Before your insurance plan auto renews at the end of the month, it’s worth taking a look at some new options. Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP), is now offering coverage to compete with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.


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  • Locations: News Published

    Local and county officials urge pandemic compliance

    Roberta McGowan
    Sopris Sun Staff

    As Garfield County struggles to contain the pandemic, both the public health department and the Carbondale Police are determined to convince everyone to respect the ordinances and guidelines now in place.

    Police Chief Kirk Wilson said, “We respond to calls…

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  • Locations: News Published

    Construction surge coming to Carbondale

    Carbondale is in the midst of a rather significant development boom along Highway 133 and in sections of the Town core, some of which has been in the Town’s developmental-review pipeline for a couple of years.

    According to Town documents and officials, Carbondale in the comingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt booming with new developments

    The midvalley is bursting at its seams with a variety of commercial and residential construction projects now underway.

    Tree Farm

    The controversial Tree Farm Planned Unit Development (PUD), which was approved by Eagle County in 2017, is still stuck in the appeals process with the Saveread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    What happens if the Pitkin County landfill closes?

    About half of Carbondale’s trash is hauled to the Pitkin County landfill, according to the Town’s hauler, Mountain Waste. The rest goes to Glenwood Springs’ South Canyon landfill. The Pitkin County landfill, if no changes are made, could close in three years, but a modest expansion is likelyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Bunker home is a rarity in the Valley

    Have a need to get away from it all? There’s a property in Missouri Heights on the market that might spark a buyer’s interest.

    In a few short words, this home, located on a 35-acre property, boasts an area 25 feet underground. The bunker, as it’sread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Geekspeak co-host is here to help

    Matt McBrayer is the owner, and the sole technician at Roaring Fork Help Desk, Inc., which he established on March 14th (a.k.a.“Pi Day”) , 2015. The business motto is “Your End-to-End Technology Experts,” and based on Matt’s description of his day-to-day workread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    New ways of doing things in the arts

    I have been fortunate enough to perform music in the Roaring Fork Valley for close to 30 years, and there have always been private parties, community celebrations, and nightclubs that have provided entertainment for their guests. However, things have changed. 

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  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Wesley Pate Horner

    April 29, 1925 – Oct. 27, 2020

    Wes Horner passed away in Bozeman, Montana on October 27. He was 95. 

    Wes grew up in Roanoke in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and spent his summers on the family cotton farm in Georgia. Afterread more →