• Locations: News Published

    Vaccines roll out

    The Garfield County COVID-19 vaccination program is moving ahead and picking up speed. Two potentially life-saving vaccines are here and, according to Carrie Godes, Garfield County public health specialist, “We are getting more vials of the medication every several weeks with a mix of both the Pfizer and… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    The Catastrophism of Coronavirus

    Opinion by Atzil Adam
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    “A human being is part of the whole world, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest — a kind ofread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters, January 14, 2021

    A humanitarian solution
    As a pediatrician who has been taking care of children and families for 40 years, I have been able to witness advances in medicine that improve the lives of individuals and strengthen our communities. Of all the ways I have helped my patients, I… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    A cause for pause

    The “boop boop” of the key fob was all good but the car was so iced over that I had to narf on the front door to crack the shell and get in. Inside my leaky, ancient Subaru, every window was also covered in a film of hard… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - January 7, 2021

    Thanks Sopris Sun

    Thanks to all the writers and staff and, of course, the editor. 2020 saw more small-town papers stop publication than any other year in American history. Your supporters are the best in the world to keep your press running and thriving on ideas of how to stay… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Scuttlebutt - January 7, 2021

    GarCo vaccinations

    People 70 and older, plus high-risk health care workers and persons that have direct contact with COVID patients, are eligible to be vaccinated through Valley View and Grand River Health hospitals. Appointments will be made as vaccine supplies become available. For Valley View Hospital, call 970-384-7632. For Grand… read more →

  • Published

    Richard Carlton Compton - Obituary

    Richard Carlton Compton of South Hadley, MA died peacefully at home on Dec. 20, 2020. He was born in 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut and as a child lived in Salisbury and then Thessaloniki, Greece before he and his family settled on the Gill, Massachusetts campus of Northfield Mt. Hermon School.… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    John Robin Sutherland - Obituary

    5 March 1951 – 18 December 2020

    John Robin Sutherland, the pony-tailed, cultured and celebrated principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony for more than four decades, died at his home in San Francisco, California on Dec. 18, 2020, following a brief illness. He was 69.

    Known for many years… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Learning Rhythms and Rhymes for Trying Times

    Last June, I saw a post on the Carbondale Facebook page from local musician Natalie Spears offering music lessons. At this point, I had spent over two months in COVID-remoteness and needed something to break out of my doldrums.

    One Christmas, I received a ukulele as a gift. It came… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News, Opinion Published

    My Hunter S. Thompson story

    Wow– 2021! So much to look forward to: a new year, a new president, a new car … My beloved Volvo traveled over 200,000 miles before it finally kicked the bucket and while I look for a new set of wheels, I’m borrowing my uncle’s car. It’s a beast from… read more →