• 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 →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News, Opinion Published

    Carbondale Clay Center: 25 years and counting

    By Diane Kenney
    Founder of the Carbondale Clay Center

    The Carbondale Clay Center was born in 1997. This year marks its 25th anniversary. As the founding director, I never could have imagined all that was to happen in that extremely humble building tucked in at the end… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Aug. 18, 2022

    The Apple Tree
    By Isabelle Levine, age 9

    It is autumn and my apples are ripening. Soon the whole Lee Family will come to my trunk for a grand party. 

    My leaves are shaking with excitement for that day to come. I love all the… read more →

  • 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 →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters - Aug. 11

    Re: Lumberyard
    I think the new lumberyard will have some negative effects not mentioned in last week’s article. I would expect the folks at CRMS will hear the beep-beep-beep of backup alarms from the forklifts and loaders starting at some very early hour. And during temperatureread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    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 →

  • 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: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Mountain Fair 2022: New Moon Magic

    By Alya Howe

    Hey, you, and me
    Say yes to WE
    For only in Unity
    Can this be,
    the “land of the free.”

    United States of mind  
    Is itread more →