Sopris Sun

Carbondale's community supported, weekly newspaper

  • Maeve Stone looks on as her sister, Harper, adds some bling to her bike at the Kids Bike Safety Rodeo at the Carbondale Recreation Center during Bonedale Bike Week. Photo by Trina Ortega

  • A mystery surrounds the grave of Wm. (Billy) Fisher (1873-1885) at Fisher Cemetery at Spring Valley. Read more > 

  • Pastor and Barista Lance Norton prepares an order at the Cilundu Coffee shop in the Third Street Center. Read more > 

  • Sopris Sun Editor Will Grandbois will be at the Pour House (351 Main St.) at noon Thursdays beginning June 1 to take your compliments and complaints, answer your questions and hear your suggestions.

  • Check out this week's centerspread for a report on the last couple years at The Sopris Sun or view it online now.

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Up to 45 eighth graders at a time have been staying late at Carbondale Middle School on Mondays to discuss social issues and will offer suggestions at a forum in Denver, and propose a resolution to the Carbondale Board of Trustees. The students are members of the school’s new Issues Club. Speakers so far have included a 9th Judicial District public attorney, a police officer, local mayor, and spokespeople from Planned Parenthood and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, among others. Read more >
A last minute change in a housing mitigation plan ruffled some feathers at the Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting on May 9, but didn’t stop things from moving forward. In the original plan submitted to the trustees and reproduced in the packet, the construction of the remaining 18 units of a 27 unit development in the Kay Planned Unit Development next to the Carbondale Community School on Dolores Way would have included 11 income restricted apartments. Read more >
The Carbondale Homeless Assistance coalition (or Carbondale Habitat-Challenged coalition, as some prefer it) has been in business for about a year and a half, and has successfully helped local habitat-challenged individuals with everything from dental surgery to meals to showers at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center (CRCC). Read more >
The Thompson Park housing project, which has been in the works for nearly eight years, is likely to be reduced in scope in the coming weeks, according to town officials and developer Frieda Wallison of Basalt. The project, which initially was planned for a little more than 10 acres along Highway 133 between Triangle Park and the Keater Grove neighborhood, at one time was expected to result in construction of between 45 and 85 homes. Read more >
May 10, 2007: Students at Roaring Fork High School staged a walkout in response to what they viewed as the forced resignation of longtime teacher Jill Knaus — part of a broader trend of teacher turnover. “Our school has lost its meaning — it is education,” said senior Jay Engstrom. “A lot of… the most important teachers in our school are being pushed away when we need them.” Read more >
War and cancer are rightly viewed as among the world’s worst things to endure. But two graduates from the Colorado Mountain College nursing program used their experiences with deadly conflict and disease to learn how to care for others.
The nursing program at Spring Valley and Breckenridge awarded Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees to the class of 2017 on May 6. Read more >