• Locations: Opinion Published

    Fundraiser for new pickleball courts on Feb. 10

    The numbers are growing and the problem is starting to get out of hand. In Carbondale, the number of pickleball addicts has quadrupled in the last two years and that number is expected to climb even higher as more people discover the “high” they feel during a game.
    High… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Roaring Fork renaissance girl in the running for Daniels scholarship

    Roaring Fork High School senior Emily Johnson has so many passions and talents, it’s hard to find a subject that doesn’t interest her.
    “I’m really into trying everything,” she said. “I don’t ever want to stop learning.”
    She’s into science, reading, writing, art, music, and cooking, but is… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Leach’s legacy and 40 years of firefighting

    In Ron Leach’s opinion, his 40-year career with the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District isn’t about him.
    “I want my legacy to be about the people I worked with,” he told The Sun on Feb. 4 — his official last day at the helm after 36 years… read more →

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    A bond that transcends language

    Most of the clients that walk into Main Street Barber Shoppe are native English speakers. So that’s what Rosa Contreras speaks with them — a feat that’s been years in the making.
    Contreras had a successful life in Guatemala, raising her family and running her salon business. But in… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RF Futsal growing by leaps and bounds

    A couple years ago, sixth grader Mia Cubias would have been spending her weekends this time of year planted in front of their family’s television or playing soccer with her dad and uncle inside their garage. Now, she spends most of her weekends at the Carbondale Middle School gym—playing futsal… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Water, snow and illicit apricots

    Feb. 9, 1978
    Roland Fischer of the Colorado RIver Water Conservation District penned a guest column in opposition to the Division of Wildlife’s attempts to enforce minimum stream flow laws on the Crystal River. While he praised the idea of supporting fish and habitat, he feared it would improve… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: That Poppy

    Have you seen That Poppy yet? No? Please google “That Poppy Am I Ok?” and then come back. I’ll wait…

    I know— Right?! If that doesn’t make you feel old and out of touch with the world today, I don’t know what will. She’s like aread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Check out our new website!

    Have you ever tried to share one of our stories on Facebook only to have a big “X” pop up where the picture should be? Or struggled to navigate the home page on your phone?
    Well, not anymore. Our new website is up at soprissun.com and full of more-than-cosmetic… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sisu endures — but we could use six weeks of winter

    On a warm January day, a group of men regarded the muddy entrance to the Spring Gulch Trail system with the practiced eyes of recreationalists, ranchers and engineers.

    It’s ostensibly a meeting about parking lot improvements, but the spectre of drought is pervasive.

    “Weread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Graham’s legacy sparks art, scholarship

    Angus Graham never wanted his work to become the point of conversation — in a handwritten note about his pottery, he described his art’s purpose as a complementary one. “Pots are never meant to be alone,” he wrote. “Thus I never want my pots to overpower a situationread more →