housing

  • Locations: News Published

    Housing insecurity takes a toll on health

    Melanie Test is a web and graphic designer living with her 13-year-old son in the Crystal River Valley. After moving nine times in as many years, Test is still seeking to provide a stable environment for her son.

    As a single mother, she has experienced significantread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The Crystal Palace has fallen

    My childhood home was built around a blue spruce in Aspen’s West End. It wasn’t a good climbing tree — its bark rough with budding pine needles, slathered in sap and opportunistic ants. Still, we struggled up the trunk, planning tree forts and pretending to be pirates peering out of… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    'A Decent Home' screens in Carbondale

    Director Sara Terry spent over six years making “A Decent Home”, her third documentary. Coming from a background in journalism, Terry told The Sopris Sun that filmmaking is “the biggest kind of conversation of any journalism I know or have participated in” with the most potential for impact.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Between the bull market and a bare paycheck

    The current housing crisis in the Roaring Fork Valley is putting many working-class locals on the brink of homelessness. Wages are falling far short of the Valley’s cost of living; long-term locals are having their housing sold out from under them; and unique communities are being washed out as a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Regional housing coalition carries Lamont's legacy

    There is no shortage of housing troubles and no limit to the resources and partnerships needed to strive toward an elusive resolution. The recently-formed Greater Roaring Fork Valley Housing Coalition (GRFVHC) aims to connect communities and organizations tackling the housing crisis locally. 

    David Myler, a localread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local residents displaced amid housing crisis

    Longtime resident Jimmy D’Annibale is faced with leaving his home of nearly a decade. He is one of several tenants at the Thunder River Lodge Apartments in Carbondale whose leases will not be renewed by their landlord, Aspen Ski Company (ASC).

    The apartments currently provide anread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt greenlights solar project and police station

    At its regular meeting, virtually held, January 25, the Basalt Town Council approved the hiring of Golden-based McKinstry Essention LLC to evaluate, plan, select the site and design the Town’s first solar and battery storage project.

    Members swiftly powered through the passage of three ordinances after second readings and four… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Opinion: Bad ads, real estate

    A house in our neighborhood is for sale. It has been advertised in one of the Aspen newspapers and attracted attention from a newspaper headquartered 5,000 miles away — with 1.1 million online and print global subscribers. “Rocky Mountain high prices: homebuyers priced out of Aspen head toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Housing Stability Coalition pursues solutions

    These days, here in the Roaring Fork Valley and well beyond, the subject of housing comes up in conversations held from family dining room tables to city council meetings. Rent is sky high and the average sale price for a home in Carbondale is well over a million dollars.

    Many… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sopris Meadows plan proceeds on mixed vote

    In a 5-2 vote taken after testy exchanges Tuesday night, the Basalt Town Council gave approval to a sketch plan by Possumco LLC for the Sopris Meadows Subdivision Parcel 5, the last undeveloped residential parcel in Willits. Possumco’s chief, Michael Lipkin, developed Willits Town Center and wants toread more →