• Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Dangerous days for journalism

    Asked to choose “whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government,” Thomas Jefferson stated, “I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

    Today, Jefferson wouldn’t have that choice; due to economics, electronic media and the internet, newspapers faceread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Memories of Anita Witt

    Compiled by Charlotte Graham

    Special to The Sopris Sun


    Carbondale (especially Missouri Heights) locals said “So long for now” last Saturday, Sept. 9 to Anita Witt, the brightest of stars in our universe at Missouri Heights Schoolhouse with a reception afterwards at theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    State Treasurer candidate on fixing PERA and divesting from gun makers

    “Now, that’s the way to pin down a politician!” exclaimed Colorado Representative Dave Young at an evening meet-and-greet last week at the Smiling Goat Ranch when a ranch dog decided to stand on Young’s foot. The event was casual and friendly. The small crowd of about a dozenread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    No Man’s Land will expand until the need is gone

    Even as a teenager going to the beloved 5Point Film Festival, Aisha Weinhold recognized a gap in representation on the big screen. It’s one of the driving reasons she founded the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) in 2014 — to create a platform that featured women inread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Historic house preserved as part of 689 Main rezoning

    The Weant House —  built in 1913 and known also as the Lappala House, 689 or, most recently, The Way Home — will stand for at least another 20 years as part of an agreement between the owners and the Town of Carbondale.

    The property cameread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A family prescription for fun nutrition

    It was just as the cucumbers were coming on and the fruit trees were heavy with apples and pears that I saw an announcement for a series of farm-to-kitchen cooking classes.

    My daughter, Sprout, has grown up with her own “backyard grocery store”. We’re luckyread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Telephonic local stories, Volume II

    Editor’s note: this serial short story was published monthly over the course of a year as an experimental community endeavor. Read the first volume here. 

    Chapter One: Happy Birthday, Max!
    By Gavin Dahl

    “Please tell me they got Cheetos again.”

    Max isn’t necessarily supposed to, you know, eat… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Fire restrictions end Sept. 7

    Carbondale, Garfield County, White River National Forest and the Colorado River Valley Bureau of Land Management office are all rescinding fire restrictions effective Sept. 7.

    Some of the bans have been in place since June, with stage two restrictions for much of the duration. Thanks toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Library breaking down barriers to books

    Young readers rejoice — Basalt Regional Library is no longer charging fines for patrons under 18, or adults checking out juvenile and young adult materials on their behalf.

    It’s part of a broader push by the library to shake off the image of libraries asread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    An alignment by any other name

    After deliberating the details for the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail for two hours Tuesday afternoon, the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners and Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees agreed on one thing: words matter.

    “I think the trail alignment issue is ofread more →