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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 30, 2021

    350 Roaring Fork

    “Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free. It’s dizzy with possibilities…” – Bob Weir and John Barlow

    Some of us gather on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. to remember our personal connection to the planet and its future. We remind some others as well by… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 23, 2021

    Re: Water reportage

    Thank you for the article by Olivia Emmer: “Helping out the trout at Canyon Creek” and the accompanying photograph of the bumps and baffles in the culvert. 

    While the project is exciting and hopeful, the article and photos gave specifics that let me appreciate the design,… read more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters: Dec. 16, 2021

    Faith and Science

    Given the current science skepticism from some religious and political groups, the cartoon on Dec. 2 which portrayed division between faith and science is understandable. But, a conflict between faith and science is mostly unnecessary. 

    The cartoon combined the Christmas narrative found in… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 9, 2021

    Wurst way to go

    I was incredibly saddened to see the abrupt closing of WineTime this fall. The former owners and employees had built a truly unique retail experience. 

    Apart from the quality selection of beverages, the German deli and authentic staff recommendations provided something special to Carbondale. read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Dec. 2, 2021

    Thank you, Heritage Park

    I am an 87 year-old veteran. In July, I had a heart attack and a stroke. I was lucky enough to get to Heritage Park in your city to recover. What a great place and staff! Because of them, three months later I am at home… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - November 24, 2021

    Re: Solar, Storage, Scotland

    It’s too bad the three-county community solar and storage study only received such brief notice in the Nov. 11 paper. While it shows a lot of solar potential, it shows the many limitations locally. Some of those may be overcome someday, but mostly our topography is… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Nov. 18, 2021

    Equity?

    Equity. What’s that? Whatever it is, we’d better scramble toward it if we want to be seen as righteous.

    Stan Badgett

    Carbondale 

     

    Thanks from Ascendigo

    On Oct. 29, Ascendigo Autism Services hosted our second annual Trunk or Treat event, offering a safe and fun environment for Halloween… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - November 11, 2021

    Just between us…

    The “average” distance between our valley communities is 10 miles.

    If we are five minutes late, pushing on the gas won’t magically transport us to our destination. To “make up time” these conditions would need to be met: no enforcement, no other cars ahead of us, all… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Nov. 4, 2021

    Re: PSSWF

    The article in The Sopris Sun on Oct. 28 about Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF), while interesting, missed some important facts:

    The essence of the foundation is black bear rehab and release work and ursine rehabilitation in the 21st century is a rare profession.

    There are ONLY… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Oct. 21, 2021

    Trash kills bears

    As I left my house to go to work this morning, I observed – yet again – that a neighbor along my street had their trash can knocked over with trash strewn all over. With the many public information campaigns repeating the mantra that trash kills bears,… read more →