• Locations: News Published

    La Placita open its doors to all

    Carbondale has a new mini-market that includes a carniceria, plus authentic food made from scratch that includes tacos, tortas and pupusas.

    With more than 40 year of combined experience as butchers, most of which in the Roaring Fork Valley, Geovanny Martinez and Juan Carlos Hernandez —read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Report: Trustees adapt with the times

    Early in the trustees’ regular meeting on Tuesday, Town Manager Lauren Gister took the opportunity to announce four new hires, as well as new vacancies on town staff.

    The new planning director is Jared Barnes, who previously worked for Eagle County managing ECO Transit system. Tom Karrel, who… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    La Placita abre sus puertas a toda la comunidad

    Carbondale tiene un nuevo mini-market que cuenta con una carnicería, más comida auténtica hecha a mano incluyendo sabrosos tacos, tortas y pupusas.

    Con más de 40 años de experiencia entre los dos como carniceros, la mayoría atendiendo a la comunidad del Valle Roaring Fork, Geovanny Martinez y Juan Carlos Hernandez,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    County Road 100 detour? Turn back now!

    Elected officials are meeting with highway engineers to grapple with how to keep mudslides and rockfalls, caused by the Grizzly Creek fire scar, from shutting down the 12-mile Glenwood Canyon segment of Interstate 70. When Nature wreaked its canyon havoc, Garfield County Road 100, leading to Cottonwood Pass,read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Book review: ‘The Thursday Murder Club’

    By Izzy Stringham
    White River Books

    Summer is always the best time to curl up and read for the sake of entertainment alone. Something about the hot days and long afternoons make escaping into a good book the best way to spend a fewread more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress: Aug. 11, 2022

    JM Jesse
    Glenwood Springs 

    Wind chimes clang wildly
    Sky darkens as gale winds wail
    Chimes summon thunder


    The uncommon turn
    By Jeanne Souldern


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  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Jonathan Walker Tripp: May 12, 1946 - August 1, 2022

    On the morning of Aug. 1, 2022, Jonathan (Jon) Walker Tripp of Carbondale/Paonia died at the age of 76. Jon was born to John Tripp and Irene Walker Tripp. Jon loved the outdoors, hiking, camping and cross-country skiing. He was an avid photographer, mostly of nature and historicalread more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters - Aug. 11

    Re: Lumberyard
    I think the new lumberyard will have some negative effects not mentioned in last week’s article. I would expect the folks at CRMS will hear the beep-beep-beep of backup alarms from the forklifts and loaders starting at some very early hour. And during temperatureread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Know what you like

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

     Nature Note: Finding the new in the familiar
    Even in a place as beautiful and varied as the Roaring Fork Valley, even in the height of summer, it’s easy toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Blooming with Alie Wettstein

    Alie Wettstein is a Marble resident and owner of Nightshades Plant Shop. You can find her this summer at the Basalt and Carbondale markets. For dates and contact information, visit www.nightshadesplantshop.com/

    This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

    Let’s talk a little bit about whereread more →