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    Parenting with presence

    As usual, our favorite Mexican restaurant was packed.

    The parents at the table next to us didn’t even flinch as their kids raced around not just their table, but everyone else’s, too. Several times the kids got in the way of the servers carrying hot food out of… read more →

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    New public lands protection bill includes Thompson Divide

    All those protests, letter-writing campaigns, and yard signs to protect the Thompson Divide are reverberating in the halls of Congress.

    Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congressman Joe Neguse, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 2nd District, recently introduced the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act thatread more →

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    An inseparable team, in business and in life

    For more than 50 years, Chris and Terri Chacos have shared each others’ ups and downs.

    Both physical therapists, they met at a class in Denver in 1968 just as Chris was planning to leave for a Quaker mission in Vietnam.

    “Oh no!read more →

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    Comedy is serious business in Sopris Theatre’s ‘The Nerd’

    In polite company, there’s a social contract regarding how we interact with one another. But what happens when the company isn’t so polite?

    That’s the question playwright Larry Shue poses in his two-act comedy “The Nerd.” And it’s the question Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Companyread more →

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    The Temporary shutting its doors in May

    It was always meant as a temporary space — that’s why The Arts Campus at Willits named the venue The Temporary. Still, when the lease was signed in August of 2017, the initial vision extended beyond May of this year.

    TACAW Executive Director Ryan Honey isread more →

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    Youth Poetry Slam just the first step in expression

    Jo Altmaier spends most of her time at Colorado Mountain College these days, but the Basalt High School senior really found her voice at last year’s Poetry Project, Aspen Words’ in-school, two-week program that places four full-time poets in 16 schools for two weeks in early February.

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    Trustees contemplate climate vulnerability

    The Town of Carbondale’s approach to global climate change is expanding from contributing to the best case scenario to preparing for the worst.

    Last autumn, trustees attended a two-day Vulnerability, Consequences, and Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS) workshop with the Western Water Assessment (WWA) group. A finalread more →

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    The ties that bind

    To say The Sopris Sun is a team effort is both a cliché and an understatement, but it’s still the response I give every time someone compliments the paper (the same approach does not apply to complaints, I’m afraid).

    That truth could not have beenread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: The long arm of the law

    “I’m kinda discouraged.”

    Today, that was how Mason responded to my daily “How are you?” question. My query isn’t just a routine. Every morning we both awaken to find ourselves in one another’s company is a blessing.

    The cause of Mason’s discouragementread more →

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    Sopris Sun seeds

    Winter 2009 was probably the worst time to start a newspaper, much less take on the role of editor.

    Across the country, large daily newspapers like the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News were going out of business and Carbondale’s own Valley Journal suffered the same fate… read more →