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Sopris Sun Launches New Website

This issue marks the launch of The Sopris Sun’s new, improved website, as those of you reading this online have probably already noticed. If you’re among that group, now’s a perfect time to check out some of our new features. For the majority who prefer the print edition, here are several reasons to check out what the Sun, in cooperation with Footsteps Marketing, has put together at www.soprissun.com.

• Photos and videos. We’re making up for lost time with a big slideshow on the homepage that anyone can contribute to, plus photo galleries, and a partnership with the newly launched Valley Insider. Check for Mountain fair coverage throughout the weekend, and don’t forget to submit your best shots of the Fair and beyond. We’ll share the best on our site and occasionally in print.

• Special inserts. Our Mountain Fair issue launches with the fair’s official program right there on the website’s front page. Keep an eye out for the Roaring Fork High School Rampage student newspaper in the fall.

• Linkable, sharable articles. From this week forward, no more scrolling through the e-edition trying to show someone an article. Our new website is easily searchable. Pin, tweet, or share with the click of a key.

• A new calendar submission tool. Want your event listed online and in print? Our simple form makes it easy.

• A new polling system. Enter your response and see the results in real time.

• A live feed from Twitter. Sometimes the Internet has the news first. Share something people need to know with #bonedale and it’ll automatically show up on the Sun’s homepage.

• Advertising. We’ve provided a few slots for local business to use the same ads they’ve already designed for the print edition. There’s more information about this feature online.

• More to come. We wanted to take advantage of the new features for Mountain Fair, but that doesn’t mean we’re done. In upcoming months, we’ll be rolling out a Mount Sopris webcam, web submission tools for classified ads and advertising, and if all goes well a great deal more as well.

None of this would have been possible without the help of Carbondale’s own Footsteps Marketing. Pat Curry and his crew have partnered with the Sun to bring readers more and better access to news and views that matter to Carbondale.

We also could not do what we do without your ongoing support. The Sopris Sun is your paper, so please: donate, advertise, send photos and contribute articles. In return, we’ll continue improving the Sun in print and online.

Once again, that’s www.soprissun.com. Check it out and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

– The Sopris Sun board of directors