Stuff by John Colson

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published


    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 →

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Support The Sun through the Solstice

    Next month, December of 2018, marks the 10-year anniversary of the demise of The Valley Journal commercial weekly newspaper, after more than four decades of serving Carbondale and the middle region of the Roaring Fork Valley.

    Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the VJread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Our Town: Letty Gomez

    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 Leticia (Letty) Gomez, who works as a cashier at the Bonfire coffee house onread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Your donations directly improve the paper

    At just over the halfway point through calendar year 2018, and heading toward our 10th birthday, our valiant, little, nonprofit newspaper is well on its way to meeting its ambitious fundraising goal of $41,500, thanks in large part to an $8,400 donation by the Sopris 100 Who Careread more →