• Locations: News Published

    A compassionate take on safety in the backcountry

    Another 5Point Adventure Film Festival has come and gone leaving the valley inspired, empowered, and lusting for the next adventure. As always, 5Point portrayed the festival’s five key themes — purpose, respect, commitment, humility, and balance — through films, lectures, music, and art highlighting the rawness of theread more →

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    Van Life Rally showcases homes on the road

    The idea of picking up and living out of the back of a camper or bus has likely occurred to most folks with an outdoor inclination, but some of the examples at 5Point’s annual Van Life Rally are more achievable than others.

    On one end ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Absolutes? Absolutely!

    First off, thanks to editor Will Grandbois for seeing the need and allowing for a different voice than we usually see in The Sopris Sun. Consequently, we now have Mutt and Jeff, a couple of local yokels, to address the issue.

    On today’s poisonous politicalread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Striking against ‘the jaws of hell’

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    April 27, 1978

    The members of the Redstone Workers Association penned a cover column entitled “Why we are striking.” They noted that wages had gone up 80 percent compared to a 300 percent increase in the price…

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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Goodbye my Shaman

    Dear Editor:

    I’ve lost my Shaman – and a good friend. Muralist Fred Huberlein left us Monday morning. Who will show me the way of knowledge now?

      A student and advocate of Yaqui, Anasazi, and other indigenous cultures and theologies, Fred’s deity wasread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Coloring in colorful Colorado

    Dear Editor:

    I’ve got about a ton of thank-yous to get out about the success of my art show at the HANDMAKERY this past week.

    First, I thank my beautiful and loving wife Elsie (aka “Granny”) for her support, advice and input onread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    A different balance

    Dear Editor:

    In his “biologist’s perspective on wolf restoration,” Mike Phillips argues that “coexisting with wolves in western Colorado is a straightforward affair.” That’s not surprising, because he’s not just a biologist but also a Montana state senator, where he has been actively promoting wolfread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    You can’t repress this press

    The Sopris Sun is officially award winning.

    In our first trip to the Colorado Press Association convention last weekend, we were some of the loudest and most obnoxious cheerers as we nabbed three top spots in our size category. Photographer Jane Bachrach took home one firstread more →

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    ‘Lightning Heart’ leaves a legacy in paint and memories

    Some were offered a twig of fragrant sage; others a polished stone; some received a graphite sketch of a lone conifer on a cliff’s edge; for those gathering at the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was gentle words for a safe weekend; and for all, artist Fred “Lightningread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Wallace Alvari Eugene de Beque, III

    Wallace Alvari Eugene de Beque, III passed away peacefully at home last Friday after a long life and a brief illness. He was 96 years-old. Wally was a true son of the West. He was born in Carbondale to Margaret Anne Dinkel and Wallace de Beque, Jr. Heread more →