• Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Mabel Macdonald

    Mabel Macdonald passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2020 at her home in Carbondale. She was born May 9, 1935 in New York City.

    Mabel moved to Aspen with her then husband Neil Macdonald in 1963. She lived in Aspen until 2005 and then livedread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: The logic of phobe

    A reasonable person is able and willing to reason. Such a person is respectful of logic, not suspicious of it, and is willing to follow the argument wherever it leads.

    This requires a certain amount of humility, an acknowledgment that one could be wrong. Such a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basketball season wrapping up

    With just one game left in the girls and boys RFHS basketball regular seasons, both teams are looking to the future.

    The girls soared to a 61-50 win over Coal Ridge, with Maya Lindgren knocking down 35 points in the game, including five three-point buckets. Lindgren will return… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    CRMS Interim breaks the standard for holistic student development

    If you happened to have meandered through Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s campus in recent weeks, chances are you were able to witness students deeply immersed in academic pursuits beyond the standard PowerPoint during CRMS’s annual Interim.

    Each year, students and faculty members participate in a multi-dayread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Continuing Curtis’s legacy

    John Graybill chokes up a bit when he talks about Chief Henry Red Cloud.

    Addressing a small crowd at Valley Fine Arts in Aspen on Feb. 15, the Buena Vista resident recalled his meeting with the great-great grandson of the original Red Cloud, who Graybill’s ownread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbon emissions billboard art on display throughout valley

    As part of its month-long Imagine Climate initiative, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) will be hosting two Climate Billboard Community Kick-offs, unveiling four new black-and-white bilingual public art pieces in the valley. Though the pieces have been done by different artists and will be displayed inread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A brief history of the ‘dog park’

    Contrary to the article in the Jan. 9 edition of The Sopris Sun, the Carbondale Nature Preserve was purchased outright from the previous owners, the Delaney family. A clarification was published in the paper the following week, but we thought it would be useful to our readership toread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Hey, RFTA, don’t leave us outta circulation in Carbondale!

    Having experienced several big-city transit systems — San Francisco, Chicago, Denver — I can testify that RFTA is a gem.

    When I moved here, I was astonished to learn that the Roaring Fork Transportation Agency is Colorado’s second-largest transit system, after Denver! (Huh, Colorado Springs?) Interestinglyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale on ice

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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Bits & Pieces: Eight ways it’s weird to be Mexican

    I don’t care what culture you identify with the most, or how amazing or superior you may think your culture is to others. Every single group has its eyebrow-raising, kooky, cultural neuroses, and we Mexicans are no different.

    As most of you know by now,read more →