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  • Locations: News Published

    Basketball season warms up

    Photos by Sue Rollyson
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Roaring Fork High School basketball teams played their first games on Jan. 28. Varsity boys won 72-49 against Olathe. The girls also gave Olathe a good challenge but ultimately lost 41-28. To guard against the spread of COVID,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ending one more "ism"

    President Biden. Image by tiburi on

    In many cultures, including that of our First Nations People, elders are admired, respected, and valued for their perspective and wisdom. Family and community members gather around elders to seek advice and learn from their life experiences. As…

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  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters, January 28, 2021

    Climate action
    I’m glad that Fred Malo addressed climate change in his most recent column (“God said, ‘The fire, not a flood next time.'”), but I was disappointed that he offered few suggestions for how individuals can make a difference.
    There are many ways that… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sticks and poles and skates ... Oh my!

    Crystal River Elementary School students are enjoying winter sports. A new ice skating rink was created by PE teacher Marty Madsen and parents Ernesto and Flor Cuc, owners of Cuc Construction. Funds were used from the annual Rams Run fundraiser to build the rink and purchase various sizes of new… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Pages of the Past -“Movieland” comes to El Jebel

    From the archives of The Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    Jan. 8, 1981
    Fred Pulver wrote about the Banzai Flu after contracting it. “One minute you’re fine, the next flat on your back with the worst splitting headache, chest congestion, cough (the hacky, dry kind) and…

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  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Mark Stranahan: Jan. 30, 1957 — Dec. 30, 2020

    The world is more dimly lit since Mark Stranahan, the middle child of George and Betsy Stranahan, died on Dec. 30, 2020 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a result of complications of septic necrotizing pancreatitis. He was 63.
    Mark’s journey began… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - January 21, 2021

    A Love Letter to the Sopris Shopping Center
    When I came back to teach at CRMS in ’70, we had to drive to Glenwood to Safeway to shop for “fresh’’ food. After I stopped teaching in ‘72, I bought a house on the Crystal and I believe… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Too late for a moratorium on Highway 133?

    The cover of the Sopris Sun last week along with the timely interviews of displaced small businesses at the Sopris Shopping Center in Carbondale touched my heart. Quite frankly, as a former Trustee for 10 years, it was quite upsetting. The actions by Stein Properties, LP make… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Discuss ‘The Downstairs Girl’ and meet the author

    Review by Lisa Detweiler
    New Castle Branch Library Associate

    In her 2019 young adult novel “The Downstairs Girl,” author Stacey Lee tells the story of Jo Kuan, a 17-year-old young woman of Chinese American descent living in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late 1800s. … read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Wesley Pate Horner

    April 29, 1925 – Oct. 27, 2020

    Wes Horner passed away in Bozeman, Montana on October 27. He was 95. 

    Wes grew up in Roanoke in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and spent his summers on the family cotton farm in Georgia. Afterread more →