• Sections: News Published

    Echo reflects Crystal community

    The passing of longtime Crystal Valley Echo reporter Sue McEvoy was a major blow for the little monthly newspaper. 

    “She made producing The Echo really easy,” noted publisher and founder Allyssa Onmacht.  “I don’t live up there anymore, and I don’t have my pulse onread more →

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    Fresh artists highlight Redstone’s 24th annual art show

    Redstone’s annual art show is just around the corner!

    The 24th Annual Labor Day Weekend Redstone Art Foundation Show and Sale will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, with a reception celebrating the arts in the Crystal River Valley. The public is invitedread more →

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    Our Town: Amber McMahill is at the center of Marble offerings

    The 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 Amber McMahill at The Marble Hub — the historic bank building that has become theread more →

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    Coalition to address opioid addiction in Roaring Fork Valley

    Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional injury-associated death in the United States. In 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opioids were involved in 17,029 deaths or 24.2 percent of all fatal drug overdoses.

    The CDC also citesread more →

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    Music by the light of the moon

    Under the soft glow of a full moon, the Missouri Heights Schoolhouse seemed to sway gently to the lilting sounds coming from within.

    Americana musicians Jackson Emmer and David Starr performed for a crowd that clapped and sang along enthusiastically. Starr described the program as a song swap;… read more →

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    Board of Adjustment still not sure what’s next for 728 Euclid

    The three-year roller coaster controversy over a building permit for 728 Euclid Ave. continues.

    At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Board of Adjustment (BOA) unanimously voted for a continuance of the public hearing process and the appeal by neighbors objecting to the project. The next hearingread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: ‘Oh, sure — that’s your opinion’

    It registered with me recently that this section of The Sopris Sun is reserved for “opinion”, and I realized that this is a pretty weak word.  What follows is an attempt to improve on that weakness. 

    Opinion: 1. “Firm belief as distinguished from absolute knowledge.”read more →

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    A banner year for local rivers

    Despite dire predictions, the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, and Crystal rivers continue to be in great shape for rafting, kayaking, paddling and fishing this season.

    Rick Lofaro, executive director of the Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC), explained, “The robust 2019 runoff due to the historic snowpack, 155read more →

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    Inked — maybe a little late to the party, but here to stay

    My birthday is in August, and with true Leo fashion, I give myself a present every year. I do that because I know I will always get something I like. That way, it is never a disappointing birthday.

    I started thinking of what might be meaningful for my… read more →

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    Weaving together a can’t-miss exhibit

    What does the pairing of painting and textiles have in common? Everything, it seems, at the latest dual exhibition at the Carbondale Arts’ Launchpad galleries.

    This amazing exhibition features three artists. The first exhibit, “Post-Frontier Landscapes,” is by Julia Crocetto, working primarily in textiles includingread more →