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Angel thumbnail Angel Limón y su vihuela. Foto de cortesía. Foto de cortesía.
Futbol thumbnail Photo by Sue Rollyson
RFHS thumbnail Megan Baiardo, a Carbondale resident and current Assistant Principal at Basalt High School, will begin her duties as the new incoming principal at RFHS in August. Photo by Jeanne Souldern. Photo by Jeanne Souldern
River Park thumbnail Basalt River Park rendering. Courtesy of Connect One Design. Rendering by Connect One Design
Shep thumbnail Calandria Cejas Naranjas. Foto por Shep Harris. Foto por Shep Harris
Shipee thumbnail OST is charged with conserving open space Ag lands, and also to continue existing wildlife use and need, especially wintering grounds for elk. Photo by Paul Holsinger. Photo by Paul Holsinger
  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Help us be the people’s paper

    For over 13 years, The Sopris Sun has delivered on our mission to inform, inspire, and build community. In 2020, the board and staff rose to extraordinary challenges and didn’t miss a beat. With great sacrifice, editor Will Grandbois, artistic director Ylice Golden, and ad manager Todd Chamberlin — along… read more →

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  • Locations: News Published

    Helmeted man saves osprey

    Contribution by Shelly Merriam

    Red bailing twine, commonly used by adult osprey for their nests, can become a source of death by entanglement. Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) arranges its removal annually from the nest on their campus monitored by a camera for the students’ science education. Last week, Earth-Wise… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This Is Your Backyard

    By Alex Menard

    The Upper Crystal River Valley, from Marble to Schofield Pass, is the finest backyard anyone could wish for. Mostly spectacular wilderness, it also contains the town of Crystal with the famous mill and other historic mining sites. It is home to majestic mountains from the rugged granite… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns Published

    Remembering Coal Basin tragedy

    By Bill Jochems
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    It was forty years ago, but feels like yesterday. Thwap, thwap, thwap and echoes of helicopters woke Redstone at dawn. Then Tom Brokaw’s voice came through: “and this morning, in Redstone, Colorado…” National news, but a locally intense and tragic story.… read more →

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  • Locations: News Published

    Thunder River's solo show teaches acceptance

    The story begins with the disappearance of a 14-year-old gay male, Leonard Pelkey. As Detective Chuck DeSantis investigates the missing person case, we come to know Leonard’s brilliant spirit in Thunder River Theatre Company’s (TRTC) production of “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.”
    In 1998, playwright James Lecesne co-founded… read more →

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  • Locations: Columns, Español Published

    Desde la Clínica: Cuando comes importa

    Por Dra. Judith Alvarez

    La obesidad y los problemas de salud asociados (diabetes, hipertensión, enfermedades del corazón, colesterol y triglicéridos altos, etc.) se han convertido en un problema mayor en los EEUU.
    Esta es una columna basada en el libro del Dr. Michael Greger. Lo que comes es… read more →

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