• Locations: News Published

    Banks roll out financial support

    Ask any local banker how they are managing the current economic crisis, and you will most likely hear the same thing: it’s like building a plane while flying it.

    On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Gunnison County stretches to enforce rules on its fringes

    In collaboration with Chris Rourke of The Gunnison Country Times

    While lines on a map often don’t reflect real social or geographic boundaries, even the smallest administrative divisions can create real impacts on the people within them.

    Case in point, the town of Marble and itsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Animal shelters empty while folks at home adopt

    My life during the stay-at-home order took a sudden turn when I adopted a 6-month-old puppy last week. What better way to fill unexpected downtime? In fact, I’m writing this article between bursts of puppy energy, lots of pets, and periodic exchanges of things that shouldn’t be chewedread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Vegetable gardening 101

    It’s easy right? Just buy some seeds, plant, water, watch them grow, then harvest your bounty. 

    Not so fast. If you want a successful first garden experience, there are three basic things every beginning gardener needs to know: what to plant, when to plant and howread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    District ranks first in English Language Development

    Roaring Fork School District’s English Language Development program is ranked number one among the 55 districts in the state with similar percentages of students who are in the process of learning English. Carbondale Middle School teachers Grace De La Sala and Mary Hernandez spoke with The Sopris Sunread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Wilson selected as finalist for Police Chief

    Rifle Police Sgt. Kirk Wilson is Town Manager Jay Harrington’s pick to lead the Carbondale Police Department into the future. The final decision as to whether he’s a suitable successor to longtime Chief Gene Schilling will come before the board of trustees on April 28. 

    Whileread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Feeling the loss of Pete and El Baker

    She was an impeccable homemaker; he was a retired police captain. 

    Together, Eleanor “El” and Peter Baker of Lake Ariel, PA raised 5 children, doted upon 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and navigated 62 years of marriage; and on April 2 they shared their last momentsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale construction carries on

    There’s not a lot of good news on the job front these days. COVID-19 and the nationwide attempt to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread of the virus may be saving lives but it has put a record amount of people out of work.

    Theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Valley teachers and students learn to cope, virtually

    What’s it like to go from sitting at a desk with the teacher a few rows in front going over the day’s curriculum to the long distance of a computer screen? 

    All the same ingredients — teaching, studying and even laughing — are still there, butread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    CMC goes online

    Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is stepping up during the COVID-19 emergency to offer distance learning classes. In addition, CMC takes the sting out of student costs with free tuition and books for the summer semester beginning May 18.

    CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauserread more →