Stuff by James Steindler

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    Local musician braces for brain surgery 

    From an early age, Carbondale local Tanner Alan Rollyson fostered a passion for music and has steadily risen above challenges in pursuit thereof. By the end of 2020 he was faced with a calamity not brought on by his own volition. 

    On Dec. 21, Rollyson unexpectedly dropped and experienced an… read more →

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    Aspen airport exempt from reducing its capacity

    Traveling can be stressful in and of itself. Some folks cannot stand the thought of flying while others struggle to leave the house without worrying they’ve forgotten something — like Kevin. Throw COVID-19 in the mix and many will decide to nix the prospect of traveling altogether. 

    To a casual… read more →

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    Mentoring during COVID

    While people await the cumbersome rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, many continuously reel from a sense of separation brought on by the pandemic. A few local organizations not only rely on in-person reunions to perform but also to manifest human connections between individuals. 

    Throughout the year,… read more →

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    High schoolers press Boebert for clarity

    By James Steindler
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    It is not everyday frustrated youth get a chance to squeeze their representative for answers, but some local high schoolers recently did just that.
    On Dec. 8, the Advanced Placement (AP) Government class at Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) had the opportunity… read more →

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    Basalt Library sends tea time home this year

    By James Steindler
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Basalt Regional Library (BRL) has done it’s best to carry on traditions and events in new safe ways throughout the latter part of 2020. With the holidays coming up the staff has kept busy preparing virtual events and take-home activities.
    Caroline Cares… read more →

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    RFHS athletes shine no matter what colors they wear 

    Despite not having hosted its own sports teams this first special season (declared by Colorado High School Activities Association [CHSAA] as ‘season A’) Roaring Fork student-athletes joined other nearby teams so they could still compete. 

    Four girls from Roaring Fork High School (RFHS) joined Basalt’s Varsity… read more →

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    Is housing a privilege or a right?

    Housing in this valley is not easy to come by.

    Not only are folks having a hard time paying their rent but, there is simply not enough housing that is attainable for everyone already living here. The housing shortage will likely be aggravated by the pandemic… read more →

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    Dinkel building up for sale

    The Dinkel building, which makes up the entire north side of the 400 block of Main St. is up for sale for the first time in 30 years. Some of the current businesses have been there since before the current owner invested; and though the pandemic has brought… read more →

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    From Colorado to New Zealand and back again

    By James Steindler 
    Sopris Sun Correspondent 

    Trista Hackett is a neighbor who recently settled in Carbondale after falling in love with the Crystal Valley. She has a vibrant smile and personality to match. Say hi if you see her around. 

    Q: Where wereread more →

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    Local company brings solar stations to the Navajo Nation

    By James Steindler
    Sopris Sun Correspondent 

    This story reaches for the essence of what the Thanksgiving tradition has been propagated as in the United States: people of North American and European descent coming together. While a union of both cultures is a tale some choose

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