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    Work in Progress: Taking a page for fiction

    By Sonja LeDuc (nom de plume)

    In the beginning — which must be the three liveliest words ever strung together in an opening sentence in the entire history of literature —  The Sopris Sun wanted to publish the work of local creative writers. We tried before. As anyone who… read more →

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    10th Mountain huts film to screen at TACAW

    “We have finally arrived at the next chapter in this four-year saga!” So began an email from Carbondale filmmaker Hamilton Pevec to The Sopris Sun about the upcoming premiere screening of his film, “It’s All Up Hill from Here: The John Seipel Story,” scheduled for Feb. 24 at The Arts… read more →

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    Evaluations for ‘kids in crisis’ increased in 2021

    With the rollback of the emergency declaration prompted by the Omicron variant outbreak, the seven-member Basalt Town Council met in person for the first time this year at its regular meeting. The public broadcast of the meeting, which was covered remotely by The Sopris Sun, was delayed andread more →

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    Trustees tackle diverse agenda

    Carbondale’s most recent Board of Town Trustees meeting saw all trustees in attendance. The agenda included selecting a company to complete the first phase of Eighth Street renovations, putting back out to bid the contract for seasonal yard waste collection, review of the Integrated Weed Management Plan and progress toward… read more →

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    RFSD seeks guest teachers

    In January, when Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) students returned to classes after winter break, one school came very close to sending students home for the day. The reason? They had more teachers out due to illness than could be covered by substitute or guest teachers.

    Lisa Beuning, RFSD guest… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Feb. 24, 2022

    Candidate forum
    The Sopris Sun is proud to host a candidate forum for the Carbondale Board of Town Trustees, in partnership with KDNK, on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join in-person at Town Hall, online or by tuning into KDNK. If you have anyread more →

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    Marble Wetlands Preserve created through land donation

    A long-sought Marble-area land donation was completed at the end of 2021 between an anonymous donor and the Trust for Land Restoration (TLR), a Ridgway-based nonprofit. The property, a 54-acre strip of land with wetlands on one side and steep forested hillside on the other, has been used by the… read more →

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    Opening the door to outdoor accessibility

    In 2021, over half of all Americans participated in some type of outdoor recreation, according to the Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA) annual recreation trend report. Although this number has been steadily increasing since the pandemic, the OIA also found that there is a consistent and significant lack ofread more →

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    Our Town: What’s cookin’ with Calder Morrison?

    The Sopris Sun’s “Our Town” series introduces folks from the community to its readers. For this feature, correspondent Kate Phillips caught up with Calder Morrision, owner and operator of Gaijin Ramen House. 

    Let’s dive in! Where are you from?

    I was born in Louisville, Colorado, but really grew up… read more →

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    Turn on Your Love Light

    Light the Night with Love brought a magnificent display of artistry and light to the Rio Grande Trail.Observers followed a path through a wonder of sight and sound that started with fire dance performances and aerial acrobats performing in rainbow lit clothes. The sound of drums lured people toread more →