• Locations: News Published

    Coal Basin Ranch opens for mountain biking

    Coal Basin Ranch opened for mountain biking on Saturday, May 28 for the property’s first full season. To get there, visitors drive up the winding Coal Basin Road for about four miles, following Coal Creek around steep hillsides of shale and sandstone before arriving at a parking lot and closure… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - June 9, 2022

    Volunteers needed!
    ‘Tis the season of stellar summer events. Aspen Dance Connection needs volunteers to help with an upcoming show, OUTSIDE/IN, at The Arts Campus at Willits on July 16. For more info, call 970-927-0641 (or email aspendance@comcast.net). Carbondale Arts, meanwhile, is building its roster of volunteers for the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Living into our dreams

    I was a teenager already studying architecture in high school, and I wanted nothing but New York City. I wanted to live on a boat in a marina. I dreamed of tailored mini skirts; long, fitted blazers; and three-inch slingback heels. I would zip about in my charcoal gray Mazda… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - June 9, 2022

    Apartment Canyon 

    When I first visited the Crystal River Valley in November of 1986, the old ranch building behind Sopris Lighting/Ajax/Basalt Ski and Bike was in its original state — without the brick addition surrounding it. There was no roundabout at the “old, old” City Market that cashed a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Strawberry Days makes a comeback

    Glenwood Springs’ 125th Strawberry Days festival is upon us. After a two-year respite, due to the pandemic, the fun returns June 17-19 at Two Rivers Park. 

    The historic celebration got its start on June 18, 1898. It was initially organized by the Tri-County Farmers Union to promote some of… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Marble Wetlands access reveals a consequential history

    By Alex Menard
    Sopris Sun Correspondent 

    A meeting of environmental minds took place on May 26 at Marble Wetlands — a new, non-motorized recreation trail and wildlife refuge adjacent to the town of Marble. The event was a planning session forread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    If an aspen grove falls, continued

    For part one of this two-part series, click here

    The Forest Service has stated that the logging on William’s Peak, along Four Mile Road, is to create a disturbance, “and cutting areas with mature aspen stimulates their root system to vigorously regenerate.” However, users ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Recommended Viewing: ‘Chico & Rita’

    By Lisa Detweiler
    New Castle Branch Library Associate

    I love a good story about everyday people that also gives me a peek into a different time and/or place. “Chico & Rita” fits that description. Better yet, it tells the story through the rhythms ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    A celebration of the class of 2022

    By Marlo Bowman
    Youth Correspondent 

    A little over a week ago marked the end of an era for many class of 2022 students, including myself. The graduation ceremony was not the end of the day, however. There was one final celebration to commenceread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    White River Books Review: ‘Damnation Spring’

    By Izzy Stringham
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    “Damnation Spring” is a remarkable debut novel by Ash Davidson, and easily one of the finest to be released last year. Its well-conceived plot and storytelling, along with complicated but relatable characters, made for a readread more →