History

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    Year in Review 2021: When was normal?

    Dec. 21, 2020 —
    a grand conjunction between planets Saturn and Jupiter, on the solstice, signaled the beginning of “a new epoch,” in the words of Sopris Sun columnist Whitney Will (Sun Signs), “that will see us through until the year 2219.” Year one of that nearly
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    Cool Brick Studios gets historic

    I met with writer, musician, producer, director Dave Taylor, a man of many titles, at the Village Smithy Restaurant, just a stone’s throw from his place of work, Cool Brick Studios. The historic downtown house is solidly built with muted-pink bricks giving it that “cool” aesthetic which is now repeated… read more →

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    RVR walks us through time

    By James Steindler

    Fifty people, give or take, showed up to the grand opening of the new River Valley Ranch (RVR) History Trail. In conjunction with the Carbondale Historical Society, RVR installed several informational panels along the paved path which circles the development.

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    Hardwick Bridge to welcome back foot traffic

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Hardwick Bridge is not falling down, but it definitely needs new decking and side railings to safely carry pedestrians and bicyclists across the Roaring Fork River. This iron truss bridge, located north of the Iron Bridge and West Bank subdivisions, was erectedread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Unified for the Thompson Divide

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Oct. 8, 1981

    Carbondale mourned the loss of old-timer Joe Corthell, who spent most of his 79 years gardening and tending hives on what was then the outskirts of town. As Editor Patread more →

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    Old traditions make for new memories

    By James Steindler

    Potato Day is the longest standing locals’ tradition in Carbondale. The event kicked off in 1909, and celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the same year that The Sopris Sun printed its first issue. On Oct. 2, the Town celebrates the 112th annual Potatoread more →

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    Marble Ski Area fight raged 50 years ago

    As Colorado ski areas boomed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a couple of Denver developers decided they wanted in on the action. They eventually set their sights on Marble, a near ghost town about 25 miles as the crow flies, west-southwest of Aspen.

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    Bill Morrow’s sculptures find home

    “I have absolutely no fear of dying.” Bill Morrow, 75 years old, stepped inside from working on a 2002 Buick Rendezvous to join The Sopris Sun by phone. “I’m actually looking forward to the opportunity. But I can’t do it until this sculpture is gone.” Morrow refers toread more →

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    Memorializing the public space

    The question about the appropriateness of certain monuments and statues has been simmering for decades. It finally bubbled over in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. As civil unrest spread across the country, many statues and monuments were vandalized, destroyed or removed.read more →

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    Poetry in times of conquest

    By Carlos Herrera Montero

    In the previous article, we talked about the poetic work that existed during Pre-Columbian times. The arrival of theSpaniards in 1492 and the beginning of the conquest (XVI century, from circa 1520 to 1570) was the process of exploration, conquering and colonization ofread more →