The Sopris Sun

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress: Sept. 15, 2022

    Notes in The Pocket
    By Tom Mercer

    Zachary Gene Smithson led a solitary sort of life in a very small town in Central Illinois. Zachary was born there, just as his parents had been, and he knew nearly everybody in town by name. That was no major… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Sept. 1, 2022

    Another Labor Day
    By Linda Helmich

    Charles Hastings hoisted the flag into position on the post of his front porch, same as he’d done hundreds of times before. Just as it unfurled, the wind picked up “Old Glory” and snapped her a few more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Aug. 18, 2022

    The Apple Tree
    By Isabelle Levine, age 9

    It is autumn and my apples are ripening. Soon the whole Lee Family will come to my trunk for a grand party. 

    My leaves are shaking with excitement for that day to come. I love all the… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - July 28, 2022

    The Man Next Door, Part Two
    By Tom Mercer

    My name is Alex and this is my story. It was the last week in May 2075 when Chrono-Corp transported me back in time to the first part of  the 21st century. My geographical target was the… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - July 14, 2022

    Reaching for the barre
    By Addison Carlson
    St. Stephen Catholic School

    Carrying my used pointe shoes over my shoulder, I arrive at my new dance studio wearing a ripped leotard and muddy tights. I see a group of girls who are holding dance bags similar… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - June 16, 2022

    Jus’Another Day
    By Carolyn Hall 

    She rolled the cigarette ‘round her lip
    As she shot the eight ball in.
    Set down her stick and strolled away
    Said, “Thanks – men!”

    Plopped her ass up onread more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress: May 12, 2022

    The Day of the Troubadours
    By Kitty Riley

    A band of troubadours came into town
    Traveling from far beyond
    Their instruments with them all around
    And stories to pass on. 

    The day was hot andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The Sun invites you to the movies

    Friend and neighbor Dave Taylor graciously offered to screen two of his award winning films in support of The Sopris Sun’s spring fundraiser, which kicks off this week. You are invited to enjoy the show at the Crystal Theatre on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. 

    Taylor was born… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Together, we are The Sopris Sun

    In a valley rich with high-quality media, what sets The Sopris Sun apart? As the lucky editor of this weekly wonder, I can say wholeheartedly that community involvement is what makes The Sun shine brightest. 

    From quirky photography to serious opinions and timely haikus, we have the honor of… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Todos somos The Sopris Sun

    En un valle rico en medios de comunicación de alta calidad, ¿qué es lo que distingue a The Sopris Sun? Como el afortunado editor de esta maravillosa publicación semanal, puedo decir con entusiasmo que la participación de la comunidad es lo que hace brillar más a The Sopris Sun.

    Desde… read more →