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Sopris Sun Launches New Website

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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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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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.

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– The Sopris Sun board of directors

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