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  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Jerry Overton, June 21, 1943 - Nov. 1, 2022

    Jerry Donald Overton, 79, passed on Nov. 1, 2022 in Montrose. Jerry was born on June 21, 1943 to George L. and Lucille Baldwin Overton in Memphis, Tennessee. He had two sisters, Barbara and Nell (deceased), and two brothers, William and James (deceased).

    Jerry grew upread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Nov. 9, 2022

    Your creativity counts
    By Just Jim

    It’s on the wall
    Down Main Street
    Everywhere you look
    Creativity abounds

    Carbondale, Glenwood
    And beyondread more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters - Nov. 9, 2022

    Re: Craig nuclear plant 
    It’s too bad that some local powers are focusing on nuclear reactors to replace the Craig Station power plant instead of energy storage. One of the rationales for nuclear power is that it provides baseload electric supply. But many energy nerdsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Promising perspective: Rep. Perry Will, Elizabeth Velasco and House District 57

    The election quickly approaches. Among many choices, between candidates and propositions, Roaring Fork Valley residents will elect their representative for Colorado House District 57. Whereas House District 57 previously contained Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, as well as Garfield County, the district now includes Pitkin County and the Roaring Fork… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Nobody loses with The Sopris Sun

    Well, it’s election season. Tensions are running high and the anticipation is palpable. No matter the outcome, we will remain neighbors, building community as best we can. This week, we’ve decided to give a few extra pages to letters, given their quantity and urgency. You’ll find Jeannie Perry’s election-related column… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Out of farm's way

    Photos by Jane Bachrach

    Students and staff at Colorado Mountain College’s Vet Tech farm woke up early on Saturday morning to help several animals put on their Halloween costumes. The public was due to arrive after 10 a.m for the teaching hospital’s open house. While some of the animals cooperated,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This Roevember, vote for women

    This November, as I cast my ballot, I can’t help but think of the women who came before me and how hard they fought to be regarded as equal: equal in the eyes of men, equal under the law, an equal part of society… 

    While progress has been made,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Carbondale takes bold steps on climate

    Opinion by Dave Reed

    “Slow and steady wins the race,” goes the saying. But when it comes to climate change, we’re in a race against time. Recent reports by the United Nations and others show how far behind we already are. We need to be moving fast and steady.

    Consensus… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - Nov. 3, 2022

    The Bald Eagles of Beaver Lake

    By Alex Menard

    This may read like a short story and still seems like a dream to me. In fact, I am relating it just as it happened on one stunningly beautiful fall day in Marble, Colorado. The day was so bright it almost… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Surviving Hurricane Ian

    Growing up in Central Illinois, I witnessed first-hand the damage that tornadoes could do. They could carve a path of destruction through any terrain. There was a tornado warning siren on the water tower that stood just 300 feet from our brick home on Walnut Street, and it was not… read more →