• Locations: News Published

    Commercial inventory shows business is booming

    In 2017, Sopris Sun reporter John Colson began an annual tradition by which to measure economic trends in Carbondale. Noting a lack of data in regards to the town’s commercial inventory, he set out to establish a baseline with an “admittedly informal, unscientific and quite possibly incomplete survey of the… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - June 30, 2022

    A father’s dream fulfilled 
    By Bryan Whiting
    Glenwood Springs

    “Your gear is already in your tent. You’ve got 15 minutes to grab your fly rods and get wadered up. We’re going fishing for silvers.”

    That’s all it took. Withread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: The Critically Thirsty West

    At this time, 39 years ago, “federal officials scrambled to avoid one of the most dramatic dam failures in history.” Glen Canyon Dam was bursting at the seams with water and rock blasting out around its foundation while crews raced to install a rampart of plywood sheets across the top… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - June 30, 2022

    Calling all veterans

    On the Fourth of July, as we Americans celebrate our country’s independence and freedoms, we should remember the men and women who serve and have served in our military. They, some at great cost, served to protect us and defend the freedoms we enjoy. Our U.S. veterans… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    One in a million

    Young Turner Fautsko was born and raised in Glenwood Springs. He dons a contagious smile anyone in his periphery is sure to catch. Already in his short time on earth, Turner has touched the hearts of many. He’s a typical kid who attends public school, likes country music and whose… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - June 23, 2022

    The King of Panda Peak 

    By Nancy McAtavey

    “Honey, I’m home,” she called from the back door. “What have you been… oh, snap! You’ve got your ski boots on.” She set the shopping bag on the counter and reached for her cell phone. “I have to get a picture… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Alfred John Nemoff 

    1925 – April 25, 2022

    At the age of 96, Alfred John Nemoff passed away on April 25. Al is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Shelley Burke, four children and four stepchildren and their larger families. Al was able to be at home and to say goodbye… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: John Tripp

    July 18, 1919 – June 3, 2022

    Longtime Carbondale resident John Tripp passed on to a new place filled with old friends and loved ones on June 3 at the age of 102. John was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 28, 1919, where he lived until World War II… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Unlocking secrets with Ethan McVoy

    The Local Locksmith Company opened for operation in August 2021. Since then, the company’s owner, and a Carbondale local, Ethan McVoy, has been helping those stuck outside their homes or vehicles. He shared with The Sopris Sun a little about himself and the locksmithing trade. This interview was edited forread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sun showers in the sunflowers

    The Basalt Community Garden is blooming in Southside, just west of Basalt High School. In its 10th year of operation, the half-acre garden has reached capacity. Currently, almost 100 garden plots are traversed by bark mulch paths supporting a whole new crop of gardeners. Gayle Shugars, one of the garden’s… read more →