• Locations: Columns Published

    Are you there, Carbondale? It’s me, Megan.

    As you can see, I’m a very serious person. But I am seriously excited to be the newest addition to The Sopris Sun staff — it’s time to get back to my roots (journalism). And speaking of roots, that’s my real ploy in working here: planting some of my own in Carbondale. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    Education, preparation keys to backcountry safety

    Education. That is the word that comes up again and again regarding last summer’s death toll on Colorado’s highest peaks. Of the 11 people whose lives were claimed by the state’s fourteeners, eight of the incidents occurred on mountains in Pitkin County. Mountain Rescue Aspen recovered five bodies from Capitol Peak, two from Maroon Bells and one from Conundrum, MRA president Jeff Edelson said of the climbing season. Those are not numbers anyone wants to see in future years. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    Trustees, AVLT partner in pursuit of new Red Hill parking

    With plenty of help from Aspen Valley Land Trust, Carbondale may end up owning almost 25 acres of land at the base of Red Hill — allowing the construction of a new parking lot and trail getting hikers and bikers off the road. “With the recent [Sutey-Two Shoes] land exchange, we’re just going to see more use in Red Hill,” said Town Manager Jay Harrington. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Carbondale celebrates 100 years of solitude

    Sept. 30, 1987: In honor of the town’s centennial, the journal published a special edition entitled “The Carbondale Echo” featuring 32 pages of local history. “A comprehensive history dealing with the political, religious, sexual, civic, architectural, anthropological, economic, ethnic, cultural, agricultural, civil, educational, technological, nutritional and scientific evaluation of the community has yet to be written. Maybe it shouldn’t be,” wrote Pat Noel in his introduction. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    Snow it goes

    We have a winner! It snowed some on Sept. 22, but the real dump — which we're still seeing on the slopes days later — was on Sept. 23. That day belonged to The Sun's own Jane Bachrach, who obtained photographic evidence of her victory. The only person likely to dispute this decision is the bloke who guessed the day before (since that snow is presumably also still there underneath), but luckily that happens to be Editor Will Grandbois. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    Spectrum Dance Fest features workshops, performance and ‘Mr. Gaga’

    For choreographer Stacee Pearl and her company dancers, this weekend’s Spectrum Dance Festival is all about work and progress, so it’s fitting that a work in progress is exactly what they will be showcasing Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Launchpad. “Wherever we are, that’s what you’ll see,” Pearl said of the modern-dance debut’s status. The piece will be the culmination of a weeklong in-house residency sponsored by Dance Initiative, an arts-focused nonprofit that co-facilitates the Launchpad and produces the Spectrum Dance Festival. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    See you around, Town

    As word of Town restaurant’s impending closure began to spread, Mark Fischer imagined how nice it would be if he could sit down and explain everything at one big table. Some would see sitting down with the newspaper as almost the same thing, but Fischer isn’t sure there’s a story here — at least not a controversial one. The mind and money behind not just Town, but also Phat Thai across the street and The Pullman in Glenwood, he’s Carbondale’s version of a celebrity chef . read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    Two teens arrested in car theft

    On Sept. 18 at 8:58 p.m., a rash of car break-ins on Main Street culminated in the theft of a Toyota Tacoma, which was subsequently spotted at the Cowen Center. There, according to police chief Gene Schilling, officers encountered a pair of teenagers — one from El Jebel and one from New Castle — who appeared to be under the influence of an age-restricted drug. read more →
  • Locations: News Published

    An error in the calendar

    Due to the omission of a header, two items in this week's print calendar — "African Dance" and "Brainstorm" — appear to be taking place on the wrong day. Both events are on Monday, Sept. 25. read more →
  • Locations: Letters Published

    Don’t just ram ahead

    Dear Editor: A letter last week argued that the proposed Crystal Trail should not be viewed as a serious risk factor in the health of our local bighorn herd and called for the CPW to develop a research-based plan for managing these animals. read more →