• Locations: News Published

    Mountain-made for mountain style: Mariposa Hats

    “I think everybody has the dream of doing something artistic, we all do. We all have artistic components in our lives, and they just come out in different ways,” says Susan Jordan, local milliner (hat maker) and owner of her own business, Mariposa Hats.

    Jordan hasread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    As Lincoln Memorial turns 100, Marble town history is written in pure white stone

    After visiting the beginnings of Colorado-Yule Marble Company in the town of Marble, architect Henry Bacon insisted on using its luminous, white stone for the Parthenon-styled exterior of the Lincoln Memorial he was designing. Its color was, he asserted, “immeasurably superior” to the four tried-and-true marble sources also being considered… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - May 26, 2022

    Builders First Source

    The approved lumber yard north of City Market in Carbondale is now finalizing their building permit with plans to break ground in June. 

    Food insecurity

    The Safe & Abundant Nutrition Alliance hosts a 5k walk/run at Burning Mountain Park in New Castle to raise awareness about… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Critical Race Theory must be taught

    Opinion by Antoinette Brasier
    Carbondale Middle School 

    As of 2022, seven U.S. states have banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in schools. CRT is an intellectual and social movement by civil-rights scholars and activists who seek to examine the intersection of race, society and

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  • Locations: News Published

    Part 1: If an aspen grove falls…

    Since February 14, 2022, the popular backcountry recreation area Williams Peak, located along Four Mile Road, has undergone a transformation. A 90-acre “treatment area,” as it’s referred to by the Forest Service, sees a forest once so dense it required bush whacking to navigate, turning into a fieldread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - May 26, 2022

    Dandelion Day

    Thank you Carbondale community for one of the best Dandelion Days I have ever experienced. My heart is so full of gratitude for the joy and love that was shared in Sopris Park on May 14. A big thank you to our 75 amazing vendors who filled the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Marble’s Treasure

    It was early that cold morning in late September, 1982, when we approached the Skyline Mine Portal at 11,776 feet of elevation on Treasure Mountain.

    I had to rub my eyes at what unfolded in front of us. In a Neanderthal scene, a young man came out of the dark… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: It's stewardship season

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Nature Note: Creative destruction
    Two weeks ago, while Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and U.S. Forest Service staff were scouting Glenwood Canyon’s Grizzly Creek Trail to scope out landslide damage and necessary repairs to the trail,… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress: May 19, 2022

    Bunky Cat
    By Sheila Markowitz
    Glenwood Springs 

    “Who’s that?” I asked as I passed by a very large black and white cat looking straight at me from

    inside a cage at the Midvalley Animal Shelter. I was there looking forread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Regional housing coalition carries Lamont's legacy

    There is no shortage of housing troubles and no limit to the resources and partnerships needed to strive toward an elusive resolution. The recently-formed Greater Roaring Fork Valley Housing Coalition (GRFVHC) aims to connect communities and organizations tackling the housing crisis locally. 

    David Myler, a localread more →