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  • Locations: Español Published

    Orbeez, cómo un juguete puede convertirse en un arma

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte 

    El 26 de mayo, el desafío Orbeez de TikTok llegó al Valle de Roaring Fork. El desafío reta a los jóvenes a utilizar pistolas de aire o “blasters” para disparar a transeúntes inocentes con balines de gel.  

    En un caso local, estudiantes de… read more →

  • Locations: Español, News Published

    Festival Las Americás 2022 en fotos

    Por Klaus Kocher

    Victor Becerra, el fundador de Colorado Youth Mariachi Program. 

    Colorado Youth Mariachi Program fue invitado para un desempeño especial durante Festival Las Americás en Carbondale el día 25 de junio. Foto de Klaus Kocher

    Los Laguneros del Rio Nazas, un grupo de Denver, compartió… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Thompson Divide protection reaches ‘high-water mark’ in Senate committee

    The handmade-looking and weather-beaten “Unified for Thompson Divide” yard signs that popped up more than a decade ago won’t be coming down quite yet. But in May, the first vote ever taken by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) bill that includes… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    2022 primary election results

    Primary election results are in. Following is a list of outcomes for the contested seats decided by Garfield County voters. 

    Joe O’Dea outdid Ron Hanks by a margin of roughly 10% and will challenge incumbent Michael Bennet, who ran unopposed as a Democrat, for the U.S.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Critical habitat designation for lynx reconsidered in Colorado

    On April 25, Wilderness Workshop (WW) and WildEarth Guardians, a national nonprofit, secured a legal agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that directed the agency to once again reevaluate critical habitat for the Canada lynx.

    The agreement was approved by the District Court of Montana, and the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The purpose of Pride

    Being part of the LGBTQIA+ community in the Roaring Fork Valley has had both its highs and lows. There have been times that helped me embrace my identity, while other instances have torn me down.

    It’s been roughly three years since I came to terms withread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Feds demand unprecedented cuts to Colorado River water use

    UPDATE

    Sopris Sun correspondent Olivia Emmer interviewed KUNC’s Water and Environment Reporter covering the Colorado River Basin, Alex Hager, about the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent demand to users of Colorado River water. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

    Would you briefly summarize the recent edict fromread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Finding community — for family, work and home

    Interviewing Lindsay Hentschel, what comes through is her endearing sense of humor and her love for her community.

    Going into her 20th year with the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), Hentschel will step into an assistant principal role at Glenwood Springs High School (GSHS) alongside Assistant Principal Gayla Rowe next… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - June 30, 2022

    Slip slidin’

    The Colorado Department of Transportation closed Interstate 70 in both directions through the Glenwood Canyon on Monday, June 27 in response to a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service at 6:20 p.m. The interstate reopened around 8:30 p.m. Motorists planning to travel through the canyon… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Survey results reveal overall satisfaction among RFSD educators

    The results of the 2022 Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) survey, administered this spring through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and released in May, are being analyzed by school administrators across the state.

    According to the CDE website, “TLCC is a statewide, confidentialread more →