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  • Locations: News Published

    A gift of education

    By Carrie Click
    CMC Public Information Manager

    Dick Hunt — the man who, with his wife, Shirley, gave $530,000 to the Colorado Mountain College Foundation — had a funny habit.

    Every morning, he’d walk down the driveway from his 19th century ranchread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Betty Cranmer: August 29, 1921 to July 21, 2022

    Betty Cranmer, a resident of Renew Assisted Living Center in Glenwood Springs, died peacefully on July 21 at 3 a.m. Her son, Allen, was at her side. Her daughter, Susan Gorman, and members of her family, as well as her granddaughter, Hannah Hutchison, who is now a hospice nurse… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Book review: "Where the Crawdads Sing"

    By Nevaeh Williams
    Silt Branch Library

    In “Where the Crawdads Sing”, Kya is a child raised by the marsh. Abandoned by her mother and siblings as a little girl and left with an alcoholic father, she learns to hide among the reeds and live with theread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Aug. 25, 2022

    Our town, one table
    By Just Jim

    Tucked in the Rockies
    Beneath Mother Mountain
    Whimsical beings
    And, a table to seat them all

     

    Prisoner
    By A.P. Harrison
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  • Locations: News Published

    CVEPA celebrates 50 years

    For its 50th anniversary celebration at Sunfire Ranch on Sunday, Aug. 21, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association welcomed well over a hundred attendees, ranging from longtime supporters to newcomers bracing to take up the charge of protecting the Crystal Valley for another 50 years to come. Founding board member…… read more →
  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Aug. 25, 2022

    Re: Redstone incident
    I am a regular contributor to The Sopris Sun and also a resident of Redstone. I moved to the Redstone community last October and I find many of my encounters to be lovely and inclusive. I believe we have a wonderful communityread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale ranch, water trust launch second effort to boost Crystal River flows

    Courtesy of Fresh Water News

    In July, Cold Mountain Ranch and the Colorado Water Trust penned an agreement they hope will improve the Crystal River’s streamflow in dry years. The contract compensates the ranch owners, Bill Fales and Marj Perry, for adjusting the timing of their water diversions when… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Whose death is it, anyway? Part II

    By Ron Kokish

    Freedom means having options throughout our lives, including the time during which we are dying. Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) increases our options. Unfortunately, it was not yet legally available in the 1980s, when my friend Dorothy’s father, Michael, died of cancer; so, Michael had no legal… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Informe de Basalt: Aprobación definitiva del desarrollo Center Circle

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    El martes 23 de agosto, el Consejo Municipal de Basalt tomó decisiones con respecto a varias ordenanzas y resoluciones, sobre todo la decisión no unánime de aprobar el desarrollo de un complejo de apartamentos de tres pisos y el espacio para unaread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    UPDATED: Redstone incident exposes local prejudice

    EDITOR’S NOTE: 

    First, a clarification. The headline of last week’s article, “Redstone incident exposes local prejudice” was written by editor Raleigh Burleigh, not Gentrye Houghton. The intention was to highlight that prejudice is felt locally, and not only in Redstone as noted in the article. I realize nowread more →