The Sopris Sun

Scuttlebutt, 7/25/13

Credit-card “Town” mystery solved

Some folks have been scratching their
head then reaching for the phone to call their credit card company,
after noticing a “Town Carbondale” item on their recent
statements. Folks who don’t even live in the town limits are
reportedly scratching really hard, because they don’t remember
giving Carbondale any money, such as paying a utility bill with a
credit card. Town hall has even been fielding phone calls about the
“town” item. It turns out the “town” in question is not “The
town” of Carbondale. The “town” on credit card statements is
the new Town. restaurant on Main Street.

Meet the new
volleyball coach

Roaring Fork High School has a new
girl’s volleyball coach. She’s Jennifer Dority, who takes over
for Carrie Shultz. Dority crew up in the Chicago area and was a
middle hitter for Bradley University (a Division 1 school). Her kill
percentage, block assists and solos are still among the top 20 in
Bradley history. Sopris Sun readers will learn more about Coach
Dority as the 2013 season approaches.

Another Sun?

It turns out the Sopris Sun you’re
reading right now was not the Roaring Fork Valley’s first Sopris
Sun newspaper. That honor apparently goes to the Basalt-based Sopris
Sun of 1970. A copy of the newspaper recently surfaced from a book
found in a thrift store, and was Vol. 1, No. 29, March 27, 1970. In
that 12-page issue, the following Basalt and Carbondale mayoral and
town council candidates were profiled respectively: Phillip Shelden
and Freeman Nash for mayor in Basalt, plus town council candidates
Lowell Bair, Glen Curtis, Bill Eppley, Harry Terliamis, James
Cavender, Ray Hendricks, Millard Kelley, Lynn Woolley and Norval
King; in Carbondale, Charles Kelly and Virgil Payne for mayor, plus
Gus Darien, Odie Cooper, Elaine Berry, Ione Neal Meredith, Joe Blanc,
Bobby Cook, Mario Ronce, Neal Morris, Marcella Hicks and Fred
Johnson. Advertisers included the Midland bar in Basalt (serving “The
best hamburgers in the world”), Pied Piper toys and hobbies on Main
Street in Basalt, Basalt Drug (which was having a “1 cent” sale
for 10 days), and in Carbondale Frank’s Laundromat (with “new 15
pound washers”), and Jim’s Gun Shop on Main Street (offering
“complete gun repair service.”) If anyone remembers anything
about what was apparently the original Sopris Sun, feel free to drop
the new Sopris Sun a line at news@soprissun.com.

Looking at clouds
that way

Last week’s Sopris Sun included a
cloud photo by staff photographer Jane Bachrach and we asked readers
if they saw what she saw. Kathy Enman was first to respond and she
was correct with “a dog.” This wasn’t really a contest,
although Enman declined the Sun’s offer of a free puppy as prize.
Three other readers also responded: Toye was second to respond; Mary
Wheeler was third to respond and said the dog was chasing after a
ball with its ears flopping; Kristin Lawrence said she not only saw a
dog, but that she’s certain it’s her golden-doodle named Teddy.
As for future cloud shots, keep an eye out because Jane shoots them
all the time.

GarCo fields Komen
team

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
once again fielded a team for the recent Susan G Komen Race for the
Cure, according to a press release. Megan Alstatt captained the team,
which included more than 20 others. “It was our biggest team ever,”
said a sheriff’s office spokesman.

They say it’s your
birthday

Folks celebrating their birthday this
week include: Jim Tippett, Adrienne Ackerman and Ruby Honan (July
25); Tom Baker and Brent Moss (July 28); and Cheryl Loggins, Nancy
Barnett and Cresta Stewart (July 31).