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  • Locations: News Published

    RMKC rolls through life’s speed bumps

    It’s easy to notice the vibrant, multi-colored Rocky Mountain Kid C.L.U.B.S. (RMKC) RV rolling through town; it’s even easier to spot the dazzling smile of RMKC co-founder, Maureen Thompson, behind the steering wheel.

    “I can’t even believe it,” Thompson, M.Ed., enthused. “Look at this thing! I did it! Another dream… read more →

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    ‘Real’ powwow gathering comes to Aspen

    This weekend, April 15 and 16, the Aspen Indigenous Foundation will host its largest native gathering yet. The nonprofit, responsible for organizing dance expositions, the Shining Mountains Film Festival and a single day powwow in 2019, is expecting upwards of 300 Native Americans representing as many as 75 tribes, plus… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A theater review: “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”

    On April 8, Sopris Theatre Company (STC), at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus, premiered “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a one-act comedy written by Steve Martin. 

    The fictional satire involves world-famous scientist Albert Einstein, played by Joshua Adamson, and infamous painter Pablo Picasso, played by Wyatt Tulk, meeting… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Living the enlivening of spring

    I almost drove off the road when I caught sight of the wild Merriam’s turkeys — two or three toms were in full display mating mode. How could you miss them? Sunlit, the ivory and cream bands of their tail fans were incandescent, their regal sway reminiscent of an elk’s… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Janet Masters

    May 20, 1927 – March 24, 2022

    Janet Masters, 94, quietly passed on March 24 at home in Basalt. She was known and loved for her exuberance and determination to have her home and her way of life, her way.

    Janet Sheila Ross Caldwell was born in Carleton Place, Ontario,… read more →

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    A living local legend: John Waldo Tripp

    By Ted Frisbie
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    In response to the National Geographic cover story, “The Last Voices of World War II” (published June 20, 2020), I felt compelled to draw attention to one of our Valley’s last surviving members of the 10th Mountain Division. 

    Born July… read more →

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    Local artist shows at the Launchpad

    It took a while for The Sopris Sun to get an interview with longtime Carbondale artist John Toly — roughly three years. Polite requests would be gently rebuffed by the quiet, humble 83-year-old. But then he worked with Carbondale Arts to line up a solo art exhibition at the Launchpad… read more →

  • Locations: Español, Obituaries Published

    Homenaje al gran Mariscal

    Llegó el calor fresco que solo la primavera trae, y como buen amante de la naturaleza decidiste salir a dar tu caminata de costumbre. Un paso veloz de ese que no cansa. 

    Todavía recuerdo la última vez que caminamos juntos al parque, me sentía una niña pequeña escuchando las… read more →

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    Sustainable Settings preps for phase three

    News of Sustainable Settings selling its property came as a shock to many. The announcement’s proximity to April 1 had some wondering if it was a joke. After nearly two decades of building soil south of Carbondale, the biodynamic ranch has become a defining characteristic of the region. Soon, however,… read more →

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    RFSD superintendent search narrows in

    The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) is narrowing in on its search for a new superintendent to replace Rob Stein at the end of the school year. Three finalists will travel to the Valley to meet the community and get a glimpse of what they might expect inread more →