• Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Scientists have to prove it

    A certain segment of our society repeatedly rejects science and the guidance it gives us on how to conduct our lives. The existence of evolution, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are ignored as figments of some egghead’s imagination.

    When I took a beginning science class early in… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Aug. 18, 2022

    Chacos memorial

    The memorial for Chris and Terry Chacos was such a beautiful event filled with so many wonderful stories filled with love and laughter. It was a walk back to the years even before their lives in Carbondale began with the establishment of the Village Smithy. 

    Years of… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Local Food in the Crystal Valley

    By Dale Will

    It wasn’t long ago that many were predicting the end of agriculture in our valley. Rising real estate values were seen as the death knell to our local capacity to grow food. Fortunately, we’re now in the midst of a true renaissance in public concern about local… read more →

  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Carbondale Clay Center: 25 years and counting

    By Diane Kenney
    Founder of the Carbondale Clay Center

    The Carbondale Clay Center was born in 1997. This year marks its 25th anniversary. As the founding director, I never could have imagined all that was to happen in that extremely humble building tucked in at the end… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Aug. 18, 2022

    The Apple Tree
    By Isabelle Levine, age 9

    It is autumn and my apples are ripening. Soon the whole Lee Family will come to my trunk for a grand party. 

    My leaves are shaking with excitement for that day to come. I love all the… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    En este Valle cabemos todos, hasta los chongos zamoranos

    Quién hubiera creído que ese delicioso postre casero llamado “chongos zamoranos” fuera producto de una distracción de una monja del virreinato que hervía leche mientras se le iba “el santo al cielo”, dejándonos como legado este postre de abuelitas, que ahora llega enlatado a este Valle.

    El virreinato de la… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    New mental health legislation aims to improve patient outcomes

    By Jeanne Souldern

    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Mental Health Colorado (MHC) President and CEO Dr. Vincent Atchity declared, “2022 may be the biggest year in Colorado history in terms of the significance for mental health legislation passed.”

    What began in March 2021, withread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Judge Paul Metzger sets precedent of fairness

    Judge Paul Metzger has served as the county court judge for the Ninth Judicial District since 2003 and is preparing to step down Oct. 1. 

    Metzger was born on a naval base in Whidbey Island, Washington, where his father was a flier with the Navy.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt and Community Calendar - Aug. 11, 2022


    Safety tip
    If you have to evacuate, you may not be with your family; so, know how to contact each other if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar. Consider your family’s specifics — including children, those with functional needs and pets.

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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Branching Out: Magic of the Lost Trees

    Once upon a time, a young woman typed the last of data into a computer at a desk in a cubicle back East. The saltwater coursing within her ached to lap at shores of earth, to kiss the trees and touch the sky. 

    She encountered masters on her new… read more →