Sopris Sun

Carbondale's community supported, weekly newspaper


Lynn BurtonLynn Burton
Reporter and Photographer 

After years of shooting rodeo bull riders with a wide angle lens, drinking a beer with Hunter S. Thompson at the Woody Creek Tavern, and llama backpacking on the Flat Tops, community-based independent journalism comes naturally to Lynn ‘No Story Left Behind’ Burton. Lynn has witnessed exciting and newsworthy times. Highlights include: getting Mickey Mantle’s autograph in the Mulbach Hotel, attending the OU/Nebraska Game of the Century, the Grateful Dead at Red Rocks in the mid-70s, and working as a journalist in the Roaring Fork Valley where his column was semi-instrumental in the recall of Basalt’s mayor in the late 1980s. Mess with the press, you get the horns.

Lynn moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1982, subsequently working at the Free Weekly, Valley Journal, Post Independent, and Aspen Daily News before joining The Sun’s staff in 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Business Administration and has an Associate of Arts degree in Photography from Colorado Mountain College.

Terri RichieTerri Richie

The Sun’s graphic designer, Terri Ritchie, deserves a big slice of the Mt. Fair First Place cake. Terri moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1990 and has worked as a designer for several local publications including the Aspen Daily News and the Valley Journal (RIP). She brings her exceptional technical and graphic skills to the community-based local paper that we all pick up and peruse each week. Not to mention she looks like a supermodel wearing the custom-designed pages she made into a skirt.

Terri graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art with a Commercial Art Technician degree in 1984 as well as Colorado Mountain College with an Associate of Arts Degree in 1994.

Jane BachrachJane Bachrach
Writer & Photographer

Jane Bachrach (no relation to the legendary lounge singer in Las Vegas) sees the world through the eyes of an artist. Whether it is wildlife, nature or a lost tourist on her bike wearing a bikini top and pearls, Jane has a tendency to stop, help, and then snap a picture. Without Jane’s photos, the Sun would not inform or inspire readers to the shining degree that it does.

Jane has been enriching The Sopris Sun with her writing and photography since its beginning in 2009. She previously worked at the Valley Journal. She has a B.A. from the University of Arizona … and a Ph.D. in B.S.