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    Spruce up The Sun 2018

    Each year, The Sopris Sun solicits original holiday cover designs from local youngsters. With over 60 entries, it was tough to choose a favorite, but we have to hand it to Simona Rand, a fourth grader at Crystal River Elementary School.
    Her design not only embodies the theme… read more →

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    Liquor stores, brewers brace for end of 3.2 beer

    The new year will mark the end of a lingering relic of the Prohibition days, that much-confounding “3.2” lower-strength beer that has surely been the folly of many an unsuspecting tourist and recent transplant.

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, grocery stores statewide that hold licenses toread more →

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    Two new wells slated for Wolf Creek

    A pair of new natural gas storage wells are going in at the Wolf Creek Storage Unit in the Thompson Creek area. Rocky Mountain Natural Gas (RMNG), a subsidiary of Black Hills Energy (BHE), submitted a proposal to the Bureau of Land Management in March, 2018 for theread more →

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    New Year, new health clinic in the mid valley

    Whether it’s shopping for gifts or health insurance, December can feel overwhelming for lot of people.

    But in 2019, Mountain Family Health Centers officially opens the doors of its Basalt Integrated Health Center. Development Director Garry Schalla sees it as an opportunity to serve a muchread more →

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    Locals recognize International Migrants Day

    By the end of the event, newly licensed attorney Laura Horst was inspired. She doesn’t have any experience yet with immigration law, but that’s not stopping her from wanting to volunteer with Claire Noone on her next expedition to the southern border.

    “I’d love to tagread more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Who started it?

    For over two months, I have been silently agitated by a previous column in The Sopris Sun.

    I agreed with many of the thoughts by the writer concerning the lack of understanding of the issues by American voters. Quoting the writer: “…millions of Americans are deeplyread more →

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    Deck the streets with hops and barley

    Allowing open containers on the closed portion of Main Street on First Fridays would have been a nice idea for many, but the logistics required to make it a reality proved burdensome. And besides, several local restaurant proprietors have come up with a working compromise on their own:read more →

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    Roaring Fork performers take center stage

    The parking lot at The Orchard was packed Tuesday night. Proud grandparents, parents, churchgoers and just interested community members pored over silent auction items while the Roaring Fork High School jazz band gave the first preview of the euphony to come at the Holiday Harmonies winter choir concert.read more →

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    What does it mean for boys to be boys?

    Is masculinity inherently negative? Have you ever felt like less of a man around other men? Is it possible to be strong and vulnerable at the same time?

    These are some of the questions engineer and former marine P.C. Drew hopes will fuel a community discussionread more →

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    Our Town: Jonelle Luther

    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 Jonelle Luther, an instructor at the Carbondale Rec. Center and beyond — more inforead more →