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    Local musician braces for brain surgery 

    From an early age, Carbondale local Tanner Alan Rollyson fostered a passion for music and has steadily risen above challenges in pursuit thereof. By the end of 2020 he was faced with a calamity not brought on by his own volition. 

    On Dec. 21, Rollyson unexpectedly dropped and experienced an… read more →

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    Army Corps hearing refusal

    CVEPA Views
    by John Armstrong

    After a brief review of numerous formal requests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a public hearing to review the Marble Quarry’s illegal and unpermitted burial of Yule Creek above the town of Marble. The Corps states, “We do not believe there… read more →

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    Outdoor experts agree, risk management is key

    By now we know that recreating outside positively affects one’s cognitive, mental, physical and emotional well-being; and that a few hours a week can completely change one’s mood for the better.

    So, it might not come as a shock that after this past year Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported a… read more →

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    Wilderness Workshop engages the Latino community in conservation

    By Olivia Emmer
    Sopris Sun correspondent

    A father and daughter enjoy the Centennial, aka, East Elk Trail of the White River National Forest. Photo by Olivia Emmer.

    It’s a sunny winter morning and the trailhead parking lot reverberates with upbeat chatter. English and Spanish words float…

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    People in the Crystal Valley walk the talk

    By Roberta McGowan
    Sopris Sun Staff

    It may seem like ages ago, but it was only at the end of May 2020 when the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd sparked a wave of protests all across the country. This murder became the final straw for Black, brown… read more →

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    My Pandemic Pod

    Text and photos by Laurel Smith

    I left teaching to become a photojournalist almost four years ago and I didn’t look back. I never expected to return to it and I certainly did not expect to fall in love with being a teacher all over again.

    When the pandemic hit,… read more →

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    Welcoming a new dawn

    The months since I announced my departure from the paper remind me of graduating high school, with everyone asking what’s next. It’s gratifying that so many people assumed that only something bigger and better could drag me away from The Sun. 

    But it’s really more likeread more →

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    The Year 2020

    Chinese Year Rattus-Metallum
    A poem by the people of Carbondale

    We started the year
    In our own dear town
    Between rivers that flow
    Mountains all around
    Not expecting the tumult,
    Frustration and tension
    That would bruise… read more →

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    The show must go on

    Social distancing hit just in time to postpone (and ultimately cancel) the Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza. At the time, it seemed safe to schedule events for autumn, and 5Point opted to change the date as well. But as it became clear that restrictions would be with us… read more →

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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 →