• Locations: News Published

    Carbondale joins Mountain Chamber Alliance

    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and four other Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley chambers (Aspen, Basalt, Colorado River Valley and Glenwood Springs) have joined the Mountain Chamber Alliance (MCA) to strengthen partnerships across the central Rockies region.

    Existing MCA member chambers include: Buena Vista, Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte, Grand… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Alpine dreamin’

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Too many people? 

    Now that the snow’s gone from everywhere but the highest peaks, everyone’s getting out to see spectacular alpine vistas and wildflowers. With many more people visiting the outdoorsread more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Dave Boyle - October 25, 1941 - June 16, 2022

    David Warren Boyle, 80, of Carbondale, passed away on June 16, after a 15-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

    Born in Ithaca, New York on October 25, 1941, to Frank Boyle and Elnora Knapp Boyle. David was a much loved big brother to his younger siblings. Heread more →

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    Heritage Park remains strong as ever

    Aging is tough, so it’s a good thing there are local resources to assist folks getting up there in life. One such treasure helped give rise to it all: Heritage Park Care Center.

    Once construction of the building was complete, Heritage Park opened its doors in 1987 and has served… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Dylan does Grand Junction in Rough and Rowdy style

    Bob Dylan and his Rough and Rowdy Ways Band played Grand Junction, of all places, on July 1. It was my first Dylan concert ever and I figured that he’s 80 and I’m well into my 7th decade on the planet so maybe I’d better get with it.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - July 7, 2022

    Bobolinks nesting

    Bobolinks, a grassland-dependent bird species in severe decline (its worldwide population dropped by 59% from 1970 to 2014), have been spotted nesting at Glassier Open Space. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails contacted the property’s agricultural lessee to negotiate the postponement of hay cutting on about five acres… read more →

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    It’s elemental: fire, lightning, wind and water

    Fire and water are opposites, but when it comes to weather, they are interconnected. Large wildfires can generate their own weather systems. Weather travels through vertical columns in a convective process, but fire and weather are almost cyclical in nature as they create and destroy one another.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sustainable buildings sprouting in Willits

    On Thursday, June 30, Amanda Poindexter helped organize a tour of the electrical buildings in Willits for both U.S. Green Building Council members and the general public.

    After a brief meet and greet, the tour explored two buildings. The first was The Hub, which is primarilyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Bury this paper

    Photos and text by Kate Collins
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Need some newspapers for your garden project? We’ve got you covered! Contact The Sopris Sun at news@soprissun.com or 970-510-3003.

    Bill Kight and I took advice from the CSU Extension Office for reclaiming

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    Cranking up the volume on cancer awareness

    Mark your calendars and grab a friend because you won’t want to miss the second annual Anna Lynn Cunningham Foundation (ALCF) benefit concert at the River Valley Ranch (RVR) driving range on Friday, July 22.

    The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and locals’ favorite Shady Lane will take the stage… read more →