Stuff by John Colson

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Anna Ramirez, a fixture at the Carbondale PD

    he Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before — a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we sat down with Anna Ramirez, a native of the town and a graduate of the local schoolsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Debbi Fadli

    The Sopris Sun regularly presents a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before — a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, we caught up with Debbi Fadli, 51, who for several years has worked as chief marketer, merchandise creatorread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town goes back to the future with trash collection

    On Oct. 1, Carbondale will be taking a step back to the future, as the town gives up on a quarter-century experiment with multiple companies picking up trash from local homes and apartment buildings.

    After nearly a decade of discussion, the town has been working feverishlyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town commits to senior housing upgrades

    Carbondale’s elected leaders signed on the dotted line in their support for local, affordable senior housing this week, formally accepting the task of financial oversight of roughly $1 million in repairs, improvements and upgrades to the buildings and facilities of the Crystal Meadows senior housing complex on Hendrickread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Rams at Work & Play

    In what was billed as a school-wide romp, on May 24 the students of Roaring Fork High School went all out for “Rams Day,” a day fi lled with volunteer work in the morning, fun and games in the afternoon.

    Some recipients of the volunteer effort were the Heritage Park… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    City signs Red Hill Lofts agreement

    By John Colson
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Carbondale’s trustees on Tuesday night formally joined into a public-private partnership this week with an organization planning to build a 30-unit apartment building in the Dolores Way neighborhood in northwest Carbondale, which is intended to help fill the region’s need for affordable rental… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Pages of the Past

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    May 31, 1979

    The cover of this week’s edition of The Valley Journal showed a front-on image of a horse and rider jumping over an assembly of old wooden cable spools, with the cutline declaring, “Equestriennes from… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Scuttlebutt

    Night at the Castle

    The Sopris Sun would like to remind those interested that two overnight suites are still available for the night of our Aug. 12 fundraiser featuring pianist John Robin Sutherland, former principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony. The cost of the suites is $1,000 (half of… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Help The Sun rise through the Summer Solstice

    In this edition of The Sopris Sun, we kick off our Spring 2019 fundraising campaign in the midst of celebrating our 10th year of providing news, views and other information about Carbondale — the town where we rose out of the ashes of the old Valley Journal to keep… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: John Ackerman

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, we caught up with John Ackerman, who recently became a massage therapist after more than 30 years workingread more →