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  • Sections: News Published

    Forest Service approves Wolf Creek replacement wells

    Black Hills Energy received a green light from the U.S. Forest Service to move forward with its proposal to construct two new natural gas storage wells at the Wolf Creek Storage Field in the Thompson Creek area.

    The wells will replace two of the 10 existing wells in… read more →

  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    Celebrating Lawley’s life

    Earlier this year, on Feb. 3, (Super Bowl Sunday) Thomas Lawley, former Director of the Carbondale Mountain Fair and the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, passed away in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

    His family and friends will celebrate his life and legacy on Saturday,read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Metafizzle moments

    Back in the ‘60s, I lived on a cramped back porch on The Hill in Boulder.

    Two mattresses were jammed side by side — one for my high school buddy, Milo, and one for me. At the end of the mattresses was a hotplate toread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Waves of summer visitors leave Marble looking for relief

    Leaders of the tiny hamlet of Marble nestled at 8,000 feet in the heart of the Rockies have a conundrum on their hands — and on their roads.

    From 2010 to 2017, Marble’s population increased by six full time residents — to a whopping 137 —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

    Cyclists, pedestrians, motorists all have a role on the road

    It’s Bonedale Bike Week, and that means plenty of activities around town, from the Bike Jam to an Adult Limerick Slam to free coffee for bike commuters each morning (see ad on page 10 for the full schedule). It’s also a chance to think about how cyclists, pedestrians and… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Learning to paint out loud

    As a young woman who describes herself as “a very quiet person,” Tansy Zacarias seems to have surprised everyone — including herself — by leaving her mark on Carbondale with a large mural in bright, bold colors at the intersection of Eighth Street and the Rio Grande Trail.… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Dance group brings cultures together

    Está bien si no habla inglés — no lo necesita para bailar. Similarly, it’s fine if you don’t speak Spanish; it’s not a prerequisite to move your body. At Mezcla Socials, the only language that matters is dance.

    Sometimes, it’s salsa. Other nights, it’s bachata. Regardless of the… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees talk Town Center, bag ban, Industry Place

    n otherwise straightforward transfer of ownership opened up a broader discussion at the May 14 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting.

    When the Bonanza Trailer Park — located between Fourth and Sixth streets on Colorado Avenue — was bulldozed to make room for the Town Center Developmentread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: It’s love on a stick!

    On my way to Denver for the weekend, my last stop was the Little Free Library on Eighth Street.

    I don’t know how long it’s been there. I noticed when I was helping members of my congregation purchase a parsonage on Cleveland Place. At first I thought it… read more →