Redstone

  • Locations: News Published

    For the love of art...

    In addition to an exhibit featuring works by more than 35 artists, Redstone’s 26th annual Labor Day Art Show introduced a new plein air event that had painters, sketchers and doodlers scattered throughout the village with three hours to produce a piece to be auctioned off that same afternoon. Most… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Sept. 1, 2022

    Re: Appalled with The Sun

    I would like to express a sincere thank you to Josh Wambolt. His recent letter to the editor in The Sopris Sun was spot on.

    I have been an avid anti racism advocate throughout my life. After days of letting The Sopris Sun’s published article… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Aug. 25, 2022

    Re: Redstone incident
    I am a regular contributor to The Sopris Sun and also a resident of Redstone. I moved to the Redstone community last October and I find many of my encounters to be lovely and inclusive. I believe we have a wonderful communityread more →

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    UPDATED: Redstone incident exposes local prejudice

    EDITOR’S NOTE: 

    First, a clarification. The headline of last week’s article, “Redstone incident exposes local prejudice” was written by editor Raleigh Burleigh, not Gentrye Houghton. The intention was to highlight that prejudice is felt locally, and not only in Redstone as noted in the article. I realize nowread more →

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    Redstone Park renovation poised to start

    After a nearly two-year planning process, Redstone Park is set for an extensive renovation and restoration project. The work, budgeted at some $536,000, is scheduled to begin on June 1.

    The park lies between the Crystal River and Redstone Boulevard and is popular with both residents and visitors. It is… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA contemplates history

    By Suzy Meredith-Orr

    “Water, Lifeblood of the West” is the topic for the 49th annual meeting of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA). The meeting is set for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 29, in Redstone. CVEPA is the only group devoted solely to the environmental defense ofread more →

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    Coalition grapples with climate pollution at local defunct mine

    Redstone used to be a coal mining town. From the 1950s until the early nineties, Mid-Continent Resources extracted coal from several mines in Coal Basin. Some reports say the company produced in excess of 21 million tons of coal.

    These days, the Crystal River valley boastsread 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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Plein Air Paint Out

    “Redstone folks have been wonderful hosts, the town is very supportive. And everywhere you look, there’s something to paint.” Missouri Heights artist Doug Graybeal summed up the Redstone Art Foundation’s First Annual Plein Air Paint Out: “It’s a painter’s paradise.”

    Amid drifting clouds, blossoming trees, and a dance… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Remembering Coal Basin tragedy

    By Bill Jochems
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    It was forty years ago, but feels like yesterday. Thwap, thwap, thwap and echoes of helicopters woke Redstone at dawn. Then Tom Brokaw’s voice came through: “and this morning, in Redstone, Colorado…” National news, but a locally intense and tragic story.… read more →