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  • Locations: News Published

    City signs Red Hill Lofts agreement

    By John Colson
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Carbondale’s trustees on Tuesday night formally joined into a public-private partnership this week with an organization planning to build a 30-unit apartment building in the Dolores Way neighborhood in northwest Carbondale, which is intended to help fill the region’s need for affordable rental… read more →

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    Meet Burt, Bonnie, Clyde, and Missy

    Long-term CARE pets ready for adoption

    By Amy Hadden Marsh
    Soopris Sun Contributor

    “You can drink a cup of coffee while taking him for a walk.”

    That’s how Noah Baskin, Canine Behavior and Enrichment Specialist at Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE), describes Burt, a Blue Nose pit bull, one of… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Pages of the Past

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    May 31, 1979

    The cover of this week’s edition of The Valley Journal showed a front-on image of a horse and rider jumping over an assembly of old wooden cable spools, with the cutline declaring, “Equestriennes from… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    John James McCormick - Obituary

    Our beloved John McCormick passed away under a full moon on May 19, shortly after 1 a.m.  He was 76 years young.

    To say that he will be missed is a huge understatement. John was greatly loved everywhere he went, everywhere he ever worked, everywhere he ever lived. The lifelong… read more →

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    From Bridges to RFHS, Bair prioritizes compassion in principal role

    By Megan Tackett
    Sopris Sun Staff

     

    Recently, Bridges High School Principal Lyn Bair had been considering retiring from the position she’s held for 15 years.

    Instead, when the new school year begins in August, she’ll be occupying a new office at Roaring Fork High School.

    “[Superintendent] Rob… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Scuttlebutt

    Night at the Castle

    The Sopris Sun would like to remind those interested that two overnight suites are still available for the night of our Aug. 12 fundraiser featuring pianist John Robin Sutherland, former principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony. The cost of the suites is $1,000 (half of… read more →

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    Backbone Media blurs line between work and play

    By Justin Patrick
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Today’s active lifestyle consumer market is “so happening, bro,” as the saying goes. Gone are the simple days when a few companies like North Face and Patagonia supplied the world’s gear to what was then considered the nuttier segment of society, those who… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Point - Counterpoint

    I’m an introvert, and so are you

    By Will Grandbois
    Sopris Sun Staff

     

    It seems to be in vogue to be introverted, but I’m not sure it’s quite that simple.

    My suspicions were first aroused my senior year of high school, when I invited one of the… read more →

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    Public trails on private land

    If you’ve ever walked the Coal Basin Trail in Redstone, you can still see the imprints left by the Mid-Continent Resources and its mining operations from decades ago.

    You certainly wouldn’t think the neighboring land belongs to the family behind Walmart.

    Crystal Basin Holdings LLC, owned by… read more →

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    Seeking Refuge organizers aim for local action

    Filmmaker Sylvia Johnson calls Carbondale home, but while she grew up in the Valley, she was born in Bolivia and has had addresses in several countries in Latin and South America.

    Her family — her father worked in international development and her mother in women’s healthcare — moved… read more →