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    Letters - Jan. 27, 2022

    In remembrance

    Last week, two of the finest humans on the planet passed on. Chris Chacos and Thich Nhat Hanh were my mentors, teachers and inspiration. Please reflect a moment upon their lives and resolve along with me to try and live gentler, more peaceful lives. The world is a… read more →

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    Letters - Jan. 20, 2022

    Celebrating school boards!
    January is School Board Recognition Month. Every year, the Roaring Fork Schools takes this opportunity to publicly thank our board members for volunteering their time and talent on behalf of our schools. 

    Board members have an incredibly important and challenging job — a job that… read more →

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    Letters - Dec. 30, 2021

    350 Roaring Fork

    “Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free. It’s dizzy with possibilities…” – Bob Weir and John Barlow

    Some of us gather on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. to remember our personal connection to the planet and its future. We remind some others as well by… read more →

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    Letters - Dec. 23, 2021

    Re: Water reportage

    Thank you for the article by Olivia Emmer: “Helping out the trout at Canyon Creek” and the accompanying photograph of the bumps and baffles in the culvert. 

    While the project is exciting and hopeful, the article and photos gave specifics that let me appreciate the design,… read more →

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    Letters - Dec. 9, 2021

    Wurst way to go

    I was incredibly saddened to see the abrupt closing of WineTime this fall. The former owners and employees had built a truly unique retail experience. 

    Apart from the quality selection of beverages, the German deli and authentic staff recommendations provided something special to Carbondale. read more →

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    Letters - Dec. 2, 2021

    Thank you, Heritage Park

    I am an 87 year-old veteran. In July, I had a heart attack and a stroke. I was lucky enough to get to Heritage Park in your city to recover. What a great place and staff! Because of them, three months later I am at home… read more →

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    Letters - Nov. 18, 2021


    Equity. What’s that? Whatever it is, we’d better scramble toward it if we want to be seen as righteous.

    Stan Badgett



    Thanks from Ascendigo

    On Oct. 29, Ascendigo Autism Services hosted our second annual Trunk or Treat event, offering a safe and fun environment for Halloween… read more →

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    Letters - November 11, 2021

    Just between us…

    The “average” distance between our valley communities is 10 miles.

    If we are five minutes late, pushing on the gas won’t magically transport us to our destination. To “make up time” these conditions would need to be met: no enforcement, no other cars ahead of us, all… read more →

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    Letters - Nov. 4, 2021

    Re: PSSWF

    The article in The Sopris Sun on Oct. 28 about Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF), while interesting, missed some important facts:

    The essence of the foundation is black bear rehab and release work and ursine rehabilitation in the 21st century is a rare profession.

    There are ONLY… read more →

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    Letters - Oct. 14, 2021

    Re: Marble Ski

    The board of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association would like to thank Lynn Burton and The Sopris Sun for the terrific article on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Marble Ski Area (Sept. 22, 2021). Entering CVEPA’s 50th year of service,read more →