The Sopris Sun

  • 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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt/Community Calendar - April 14, 2022


    Avian Flu
    Nearly an entire flock of chickens (35 out of 36) died on a ranch in Pitkin County. The lone survivor was later euthanized. While there are reports the infected flock was in the Crystal Valley, Pitkin County would not confirm a general location with

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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - April 7, 2022

    Hello Moon and Mars

    Los Angeles area people drive enough miles daily to go from Earth to Mars. We go through some 20 billion disposable diapers annually — enough to stretch to the moon and back some seven times. Plasticized diapers have impacted our landfills sinceread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - March 17, 2022

    Cutting gas

    The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) was awarded $1.2 million in federal funding to address methane leaking from the defunct Coal Basin Mine. The methane emitted from Coal Basin sends a significant volume of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. CORE is hosting two public events to address… read more →