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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    For pets’ sake, partnerships save lives

    By Cathi Basler
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    A couple of weeks ago, Colorado Animal Rescue (C.A.R.E)’s Strategic Planning Committee met. 

    We did what all committees like us do. We talked about and, frankly, worried about the future of our communities and, of course, animal… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    A book about cooking… in space

    By Daniel Messer
    Glenwood Branch Manager

    Where to start with Cat Rambo’s latest book? Their humor misses its mark and the characters and setting were full of tropes and cliches. However, it works wonderfully. The tropes and cliches serve their purpose as shorthand, allowing us toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Input sought for Sweetwater management

    Although it’s over the hill and through the woods, Sweetwater Lake is still part of Garfield County and of particular interest to outdoor enthusiasts. 

    For decades, the acreage has fluctuated between private landowners but was recently sold, yet again, to the most attractive bidder: theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Current Ritual brings holistic health to the light

    Kat McAfee, founder and owner of Current Ritual, is not your average occupational therapist.

    With over 12 years of experience working in various healthcare settings from the newborn intensive care unit to hospice, McAfee knew she was ready to break away from the mainstream healthcare modelread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    De la carretera a la mesa: Permiso de Colorado Parks & Wildlife convierte animales atropellados en alimento

    Por Danielle Davis
    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    “Dada mi experiencia previa en Alaska, después de reubicarme en el valle del Roaring Fork, me resultó curioso que los animales [a lo largo de la carretera] se les dejara animales carroñeros”, dice Mike Fleagle, residente de Missouri Heights, quien se mudó… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town receives anonymous donation of downtown acreage

    Editor’s note: Alas, as originally published, our calculation of the total acreage donated to the town was off by one (not insignificant) decimal point. The town government has graciously received more than 1.6 acres, but not 16. The Sopris Sun will institute more vigorous math checking to avoid similar blunders… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale remembers Chris Chacos

    Carbondale has another guardian angel. Chris Chacos passed away Jan. 19, joining his late wife Terry Chacos in the ever-after. During their time here since the early ‘70s, the two were living-breathing guardian angels to the town, so we are comforted in knowing the job isn’t all that new to… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    One version of a ‘legacy’

    With the author’s permission, the following article includes excerpts from “Clutter Free Revolution” by Evan Michael Zislis. 

    My aging parents hadn’t had the energy to manage their cluttered living space for a while. Overstuffed cupboards, extra-long extension cords, stacks of must-keep papers mixed with expired two-for-one coupons were all… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Jan. 27, 2022

    In remembrance

    Last week, two of the finest humans on the planet passed on. Chris Chacos and Thich Nhat Hanh were my mentors, teachers and inspiration. Please reflect a moment upon their lives and resolve along with me to try and live gentler, more peaceful lives. The world is a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Truly electrifying: Heat pump retrofits make net zero attainable

    “Heat Pumps, heat pumps, that’s the key,” declares Marty Treadway, program director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE). This is the sort of adamant answer he gives homeowners who ask, what equipment can be installed to lower residential utility bills, and preferably, not destroy the planet? The next… read more →