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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Scientists have to prove it

    A certain segment of our society repeatedly rejects science and the guidance it gives us on how to conduct our lives. The existence of evolution, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are ignored as figments of some egghead’s imagination.

    When I took a beginning science class early in… read more →

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    CVEPA Views: Local Food in the Crystal Valley

    By Dale Will

    It wasn’t long ago that many were predicting the end of agriculture in our valley. Rising real estate values were seen as the death knell to our local capacity to grow food. Fortunately, we’re now in the midst of a true renaissance in public concern about local… read more →

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    Branching Out: Magic of the Lost Trees

    Once upon a time, a young woman typed the last of data into a computer at a desk in a cubicle back East. The saltwater coursing within her ached to lap at shores of earth, to kiss the trees and touch the sky. 

    She encountered masters on her new… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Español Published

    "Un Hogar Decente" y la Ley de Parques de Hogares Móviles

    A mediados de Julio tuve la oportunidad de ver el documental “A Decent Home” o “Un Hogar Decente”. El evento, organizado por la organización MANAUS de Carbondale, se enfocó en el tema de compraventas de parques de hogares móviles, o “trailas” como les decimos también.

    Pude relatar al documental en… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    County Road 100 detour? Turn back now!

    Elected officials are meeting with highway engineers to grapple with how to keep mudslides and rockfalls, caused by the Grizzly Creek fire scar, from shutting down the 12-mile Glenwood Canyon segment of Interstate 70. When Nature wreaked its canyon havoc, Garfield County Road 100, leading to Cottonwood Pass,read more →

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    Book review: ‘The Thursday Murder Club’

    By Izzy Stringham
    White River Books

    Summer is always the best time to curl up and read for the sake of entertainment alone. Something about the hot days and long afternoons make escaping into a good book the best way to spend a fewread more →

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    Trail Notes: Know what you like

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

     Nature Note: Finding the new in the familiar
    Even in a place as beautiful and varied as the Roaring Fork Valley, even in the height of summer, it’s easy toread more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Library Trends: A Community Conversation

    By Jamie LaRue, Executive Director
    Garfield County Libraries

    In 2012, I was invited by the U.S. State Department to give some presentations in Moscow. There was a big annual publisher exposition, and people from all over the world showed up for it. My job was to talk… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps&Qs: Of monsters and men

    Picture this: Cookie Monster sitting on a park bench looking out at the horizon and the thought bubble over his head reads: “Without my cookies, I’m just a monster.”

    That meme is exactly how I would describe politicians like Lauren Boebert; politicians who want to take away certain inalienable rights… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Letter from Michigan, ’22 (when “normal” maybe isn’t so normal)

    Hello again, fellow Bondalers and Valley dwellers, from verdant, humid southwestern Michigan! Bonnie and I made it to our old stomping grounds a little later than usual but in time for a mostly great July 4 weekend here (see below).

    I can report that during theread more →

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