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    Grocery shopping in the time of COVID-19

    My wife and I are both “senior citizens,” and while that status does have its perks — free rides on RFTA, discounted Skico season passes — it also has apparently become a liability in this age of the coronavirus pandemic. We are in one of the at-risk categories.read more →

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    Carbondale construction carries on

    There’s not a lot of good news on the job front these days. COVID-19 and the nationwide attempt to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread of the virus may be saving lives but it has put a record amount of people out of work.

    Theread more →

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    Valley teachers and students learn to cope, virtually

    What’s it like to go from sitting at a desk with the teacher a few rows in front going over the day’s curriculum to the long distance of a computer screen? 

    All the same ingredients — teaching, studying and even laughing — are still there, butread more →

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    CMC goes online

    Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is stepping up during the COVID-19 emergency to offer distance learning classes. In addition, CMC takes the sting out of student costs with free tuition and books for the summer semester beginning May 18.

    CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauserread more →

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    Where have all the meetings gone? Online, of course!

    Living in a virtual world is now the 21st century reality. And that is especially true of local government operations.

    Both Carbondale and Basalt boards are ramping up their online presences and providing live streaming videos.
    Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harringtonread more →

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    Town puts its money where its task force is

    While trustees accomplished some regular business on April 14 — inking a franchise agreement with Xcel Energy and approving a transfer of retail and medical marijuana licenses for Sopris Labs — the bulk of the board’s first virtual meeting was dedicated to COVID-19 discussion.

    The fledglingread more →

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    Three candidates vie for two fire board seats

    Ballots will begin arriving this week across the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District — which covers most of the 81623 zip code, including the Crystal River Valley and Missouri Heights in addition to the town itself. Joe Enzer is challenging incumbents and co-campaigners Sydney Schalit and Generead more →

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    Our Town: Howland goes the distance

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with endurance athlete Seth Howland. 

    Q: Let’s start with the basics. Where are you fromread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    We are still here!

    Amid the uncertainty of closures and cancellations on March 19, I fear I cast doubt on the future of The Sopris Sun by suggesting that we might temporarily suspend our print edition.

    It was, and still is, on the table. If we had any reason toread more →

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    Preparing for a digital Easter, Passover

    Buds on the trees are just starting to emerge, and wild birds are returning from their winter migrations. That’s springtime in the Valley. 

    Many people also observe annual expressions of faith and community as Easter and Passover both take place on dates near each other thisread more →