• Locations: News Published

    Should experience be required to run for sheriff?

    County Sheriffs of Colorado Director Chris Johnson’s work schedule is particularly busy these days: with votes fully tallied across the state, CSOC is responsible for training the newly elected sheriffs before their first day on the job.

    “The vast majority of sheriffs-elect have never beenread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt arts partnership a rough sketch, but they’re hoping for a masterpiece

    Inspiration begets inspiration, especially in the arts.

    That’s Ryan Honey’s contention, and it has served him well in his stewardship of The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW). In his first year as executive director, he’s facilitated partnerships with more than 30 other nonprofits in theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Noah Scher

    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 Noah Scher, one of the groomers up at the Spring Gulch Trail System —read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Putting a face to the brand with pop-ups at Batch

    Since moving to Main Street just over a year ago, Roaring Fork Beer Company’s “Batch” tasting room has continued to change and grow with the new location.

    “I do sometimes miss the small, Cheer’s-like atmosphere at the old place, but I love this space,” noted proprietorread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Police Academy offers a peek behind the thin blue line

    A domestic violence report, a welfare check and a traffic stop are all in a day’s work for a police officer — but not for the participants of Basalt’s Community Police Academy.

    Dec. 1 was “scenario day” for the fourth annual event at Basalt Highread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    ‘Akimbo’ a wickedly funny visit with a family more dysfunctional than yours

    If you’re feeling off-kilter about holiday family visits, Thunder River Theatre Company’s production of Kimberly Akimbo might be the tonic you need. The old adage says that laughter is the best medicine, and TRTC is providing a healthy dose of just that.

    Written in 2000read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps&Qs: Festivus for the rest of us

    When I was a kid, Basalt and El Jebel were two completely different towns, and you had to go to Aspen or Glenwood for any kind of shopping; seasonal or otherwise.

    In fact, El Jebel was barely a town, it was more of a roadsideread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Sandra L. McMullen

    Sandra L. McMullen died on Nov. 27, in Lakewood, CO, just short of her 83rd birthday.
    She was born on December 8, 1935 in Emporia, KS to Paul and Virginia (Bergerhouse) DeBauge and is survived by her husband, Dr. Joseph McMullen, children Robert McMullen, Karla (McMullen) Klossner (David… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Steve turns 25

    Dear Editor:

    Steve’s Guitars usually offers one act and starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Their 25th anniversary show on Saturday, Nov. 17 featured five acts and began at 7 p.m. Appropriately, the performers were all locals with strong ties to the venue.

    Valleread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    End U.S. complicity in Yemen’s war

    Dear Editor:

    The people of Yemen are witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

    Thousands have been killed since 2015, millions have been displaced, and the country is projected to face the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by theread more →