• Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - January 21, 2021

    A Love Letter to the Sopris Shopping Center
    When I came back to teach at CRMS in ’70, we had to drive to Glenwood to Safeway to shop for “fresh’’ food. After I stopped teaching in ‘72, I bought a house on the Crystal and I believe… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town - Meet Ed Holub, our bona fide Deadhead

    Q: Where did you grow up?
    A: In New Jersey. I lived in Newark for 13 years and then moved to a place called Cranford. My parents were both Polish immigrants. My dad was taken to Siberia during World War II, and my mom was run out of her… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Plotz for Plosky’s and kvell for Kula

    Bagel-lovers rejoice, a new Jewish-style deli is on its way. Slated to open in June 2021 is Plosky’s, the new venture of long-time local chefs David Eisenson and Mark Hardin. The pair met working at Six89, the much-loved restaurant by Mark Fischer that closed in 2012. They’ve both… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Too late for a moratorium on Highway 133?

    The cover of the Sopris Sun last week along with the timely interviews of displaced small businesses at the Sopris Shopping Center in Carbondale touched my heart. Quite frankly, as a former Trustee for 10 years, it was quite upsetting. The actions by Stein Properties, LP make… read more →

  • Locations: News

    Ninth Judicial District gains accessibility with virtual option

    In any given field, it is generally open to interpretation whether a silver lining shimmers as a result of COVID-19 and the virtual reality wave. The local judicial system is no exception.

    According to Clerk of Court Dawn Garey, most hearings at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs are… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    How does La Niña impact Colorado snowfall?

    The world is currently experiencing a La Niña cycle, which means that water temperatures in the Central Pacific Ocean are lower than average for at least three months in a row. The threshold to be in La Niña is at least 0.5 degrees Celsius lower than average, or about one… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Demolition and development

    Nine Carbondale businesses displaced by redevelopment

    Rounding out an unprecedented year of challenges, nine Carbondale businesses received final notice on Jan. 7, 2021 that they are expected to vacate their spaces by the end of February or earlier. Plans to redevelop the Sopris Shopping Center, built in 1963,…

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  • Locations: News Published

    “This I Remember” tapes return to Carbondale

    An elusive collection of cassette tapes containing historical interviews of Carbondale’s early residents and conducted by the late Mary Ferguson for her KDNK show “This I Remember” has landed in the care of the Carbondale Historical Society. 

    The tapes have been highly sought after for several years because they… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Scuttlebutt, January 14, 2021

    PitCo moves into Level Red

    Beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, Pitkin County will implement a new public health order, eliminating indoor dining at all restaurants and improving enforcement of social distancing at ski resorts. The move was prompted by Pitkin County reporting the second highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Naturalist Nights 

    Welcoming abundance through Hopi tradition and science

    In winters past, locals in the know have enjoyed many cozy evenings “sitting at the feet” of diverse presenters sharing their specialized insight for coexisting on Earth. These annual Naturalist Nights, co-hosted by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Wilderness…

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