Stuff by Trina Ortega

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Sopris Sun seeds

    Winter 2009 was probably the worst time to start a newspaper, much less take on the role of editor.

    Across the country, large daily newspapers like the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News were going out of business and Carbondale’s own Valley Journal suffered the same fate… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    RFHS Jazz Band to collaborate with Denver students in free concert

    The Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band will perform with the premiere ensemble from the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) in a free community concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Third Street Center.

    With support from Jazz Aspen Snowmass, CCJA Jazzread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Recreationists vie for access on Sutey Ranch

    Stating that access to beginner-level horseback riding is being compromised in the Roaring Fork Valley, riders in the Carbondale area are lobbying the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to designate its Sutey Ranch property for equestrian use only.

    The BLM is accepting comments from communityread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Setting the stage for Mountain Fair

    Two weeks ago, artist Lindsay Jones was sitting outside her garden-level apartment in Carbondale with a dozen or more wooden plant-inspired shapes scattered on the ground around her.

    Some as big as six feet around, they were the art pieces for one of her largestread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    ‘Lightning Heart’ leaves a legacy in paint and memories

    Some were offered a twig of fragrant sage; others a polished stone; some received a graphite sketch of a lone conifer on a cliff’s edge; for those gathering at the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was gentle words for a safe weekend; and for all, artist Fred “Lightningread more →