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  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Try some destination photography in Monument Valley

    There’s good news and bad news if you’re mulling over a quick trip west to Monument Valley.

    The bad news: The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park composes the bulk of Monument Valley but, as of June 1, is closed until further notice due to COVID, accordingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Facing the unhoused crisis

    Colorado is experiencing an unprecedented and deepening housing crisis. With the cost of this basic need steadily climbing in what’s already one of the most expensive states to live in, new arrivals and longtime locals alike face tough decisions. The end of a countrywide moratorium on eviction looms;read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Food stamps meets farm to table

    Food assistance programs have come a lonnnnnng way, Baby.

    Today, recognizing that food deficits hit many of us in unpredictable and uncontrollable ways—COVID, anyone?—federal and regional nutrition assistance programs have evolved to support more people with more dignity and more agency.

    Physical paper food… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Rams season winds down

    As the sports season winds down for Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) Rams, a few games and a memorial tournament remain.

    Two sports—girls soccer and baseball—recently honored senior student-athletes with on-field presentations attended by family, friends and fans.

    Girls soccer honored seniors Grace Jardine,read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Keeping traditional horsemanship skills alive

    If you were driving down Catherine’s Store Road last week, you may have noticed a number of men and women riding bareback in Gus Darien Arena. No, they weren’t practicing for the upcoming rodeo. Ten employees of the White River National Forest Service were being certified in basicread more →

  • Locations: News, Obituaries Published

    Obituary: George Stranahan

    November 5, 1931 – May 20, 2021

    Remember the old Flying Dog Brew Pub in Aspen? The subterranean hideout was inviting to all, even pipsqueeks like myself at the time. My parents ordered us fried calamari and it was always on the house. I didn’t pay particular attention to…

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  • Locations: News Published

    Open space program produces food and farmers

    This past March, The Sopris Sun launched a series on the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (OST) agriculture lease program. In exploring its genesis, co-creators, open spaces and lease holders, The Sun sought to cast light on the quiet, industrious and enterprising farmers and ranchers “next door.” read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    ‘Voice of the Co-op’ gets hands-on with history

    As part of an ongoing series of interviews with folks you might not have seen in the paper before, we caught up with Jeremy Dwiggins, an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism – a 501c3 educational group focused on study and recreation of life, culture, andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes - May 27, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Trail Tips

    Who goes where? In most situations on multi-use trails, bikers should yield to hikers and all users should yield to horses.

    Recent Trail Work

    May 11 and May 18: Community members ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Red Hill trails need “TLC”

    The trails in Carbondale’s Red Hill Recreation Area are loved. If that’s not clear from the jammed parking lot, there’s evidence along the trails themselves. Crumbling paths between switchbacks are evidence of shortcutting – by both humans and canines. Dog poop bags line the trail creating bubbles of stink… read more →