Sopris Sun

Carbondale's community supported, weekly newspaper


The Sopris Sun invites all members of the community to submit letters to the editor. 

Email your letters to or send them via regular mail to: Editor, The Sopris Sun, PO Box 399, Carbondale, CO 81623.

The deadline for submission is Monday at noon. Please limit your letters to 400 words. We are committed to including all perspectives in The Sopris Sun. If your letter does not appear, it may be because of space limitations in the paper or because other letters we printed expressed the same idea or point of view. 

For more information, email editor Will Grandbois at, or call (970) 510.3003.

Dear Editor: The environment is deteriorating. This is not merely a popular opinion; this is a fact. The environment is deteriorating, and this is in large part due to human interaction with the environment. We have made a mess. Read more >
Dear Editor: An advocacy group proposing appropriate and sustainable trail alignment in the Crystal River Valley was formally announced last week at the Crystal Caucus meeting in Redstone. Read more >
Dear Editor: It is with great gratitude that we write this letter on behalf of Carbondale Middle School eighth-graders and their teachers to the many businesses in the valley that allowed students to gain an extremely memorable real-world experience in various careers on Friday, May 12th. Read more >
Dear Carbondale: Last week I was honored to attend the Colorado Creative Industries Summit in Breckenridge. I wasn't able to attend the summit in Carbondale much last year because I was on the Tiny DeTour which was happening in conjunction in the little park on Fourth and Main. Read more >
To Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach and Deputy Chief Rob Goodwin: I am so grateful to you and all your crew who responded so quickly to the fire at 858 Garfield on Thursday. Read more >
Dear Editor: There are lots of ways to create Medicare-for-All. Read more >