• Locations: Opinion Published

    To trap an elk in 1972...

    By John Armstrong

    CVEPA Views

    The 500-pound cow elk was wild-eyed as she kept trying to escape the trap. 

    She continued to jump up on the eight-foot-tall walls of her plywood pen until she finally broke down a section. The “wapiti” (the Shawnee and Cree word for elk) struggled… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: What’s all the fuss about Marble?

    By John Armstrong

    Every time you pick up the paper it seems there is an article about Marble. It might be about the Marble Quarry, off highway vehicle (OHV) impacts, Wild and Scenic Designation or simply overcrowding. Why all the interest in this little hamlet wayread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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.

    Theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    CVEPA shares perspective

    By James Steindler

    On Aug. 29, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) board conducted their annual public meeting at Propaganda Pie in Redstone. Longtime Western State University professor of history Dr. Duane Vandenbusche was the keynote speaker and focused on the importance of water conservationread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    MarbleFest in photos

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    MarbleFest 2021


    Just a chill little festival out in the forest. We focus on local vendors, Colorado bands, and good vibes! Marble, Colorado.

    Saturday Music Lineup

    Feeding Giants
    Curly Bill
    Hop Pickers
    Ragged Mountain Bluegrass

  • Locations: Español Published

    Chisme del Pueblo - 12 de agosto, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Acuarelas al Aire Libre

    ¡Únase a Defiende Nuestra Tierra y al Museo de Arte de Aspen para la excursión de pintura en acuarelas al aire libre! Este es un evento bilingüe diseñado para familias y artistas de todos los niveles. Se incluirán todos… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trail Notes: July 22, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

    Know-how… hitchhiking seeds

    Many types of plants have specially adapted their seeds to more easily attach to passing animals… humans included! These sneaky hitchhikers can find their way onto your shoes, socks, pants, pets or backpacks. And thenread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - June 10, 2021

    Plein Air Paint Out

    I wanted to thank you for the cover story in this week’s Sopris Sun, what a nice surprise! And how favorably you presented Redstone. The Quick Draw was a success, we sold all the paintings, except for one large one, amounting to just… read more →