poetry

  • Locations: News Published

    Local poet writes a better world into existence

    Tony Alcántara has been writing poetry for the last 10 years, publishing poetry under his legal name — José Antonio Alcántara.

    Known to friends as Tony, he explained, “When I started writing poetry, I wanted to use my legal name, José, instead of Tony, because Iread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Español Published

    Poesía bilingüe por estudiantes recién llegados

    Newcomer emerging bilingual students in Mary Hernandez’s class at Carbondale Middle School studied poetic techniques and used sensory imagery to write biographical poems. They wrote and revised bilingual poems in Spanish and English, and strategically chose which language to use to create their ideas. They then practiced reading expressively beforeread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 24, 2022

    Climate talk

    The expansion of “climate” discussions  from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to “resilience” and “mitigation” and “adaptation” and “justice” and “equity” and other issues is healthy but can distract from greenhouse gasses. Emissions reductions from us and our energy providers are required as soon as possible to maintain… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 3, 2022

    From the heart

    In February, my heart got broken so I had a stent put in it! Once more, I played “Beat The Reaper” and won. I want to thank and praise ALL the medical and staff people at Roaring Fork Family Practice and, especially, Valley View Hospital. 

    In… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Feb. 24, 2022

    Redstone to McClure Pass

    I am very proud of the work that our public land managers have done to bring this long-desired and much-needed trail and safety project to fruition. The West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway (Highway 133), unites communities, brushes four diverse wilderness areas and is a… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Oct. 21, 2021

    Trash kills bears

    As I left my house to go to work this morning, I observed – yet again – that a neighbor along my street had their trash can knocked over with trash strewn all over. With the many public information campaigns repeating the mantra that trash kills bears,… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Sept. 16, 2021

    RFSD board election
    This letter is in support of Kenny Teitler for Roaring Fork School District School Board District A.
    Being a former teacher, Kenny knows what it takes to keep quality teachers in the classroom. He knows that teachers need time with students and time to create… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Aug. 19, 2021

    Surprise, for now

    When I took my yearly sentimental journey to the Camas Prairie in north central Idaho in late June this year, I found a surprise that shocked me. I got there just in time for the first Pacific Northwest heat dome to hit andread more →

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    The ARTery by VOICES: Youth Takeover

    Published

    The ARTery by VOICES presents youth poetry, dance, and original song-writing at the Glenwood Downtown Market on Tuesday, 8/17, from 4-8pm.…