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  • Sections: News Published

    No Man’s Land will expand until the need is gone

    Even as a teenager going to the beloved 5Point Film Festival, Aisha Weinhold recognized a gap in representation on the big screen. It’s one of the driving reasons she founded the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) in 2014 — to create a platform that featured women inread more →

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    Historic house preserved as part of 689 Main rezoning

    The Weant House —  built in 1913 and known also as the Lappala House, 689 or, most recently, The Way Home — will stand for at least another 20 years as part of an agreement between the owners and the Town of Carbondale.

    The property cameread more →

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    A family prescription for fun nutrition

    It was just as the cucumbers were coming on and the fruit trees were heavy with apples and pears that I saw an announcement for a series of farm-to-kitchen cooking classes.

    My daughter, Sprout, has grown up with her own “backyard grocery store”. We’re luckyread more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    Telephonic local stories, Volume II

    Editor’s note: this serial short story was published monthly over the course of a year as an experimental community endeavor. Read the first volume here. 

    Chapter One: Happy Birthday, Max!
    By Gavin Dahl

    “Please tell me they got Cheetos again.”

    Max isn’t necessarily supposed to, you know, eat… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Fire restrictions end Sept. 7

    Carbondale, Garfield County, White River National Forest and the Colorado River Valley Bureau of Land Management office are all rescinding fire restrictions effective Sept. 7.

    Some of the bans have been in place since June, with stage two restrictions for much of the duration. Thanks toread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Basalt Library breaking down barriers to books

    Young readers rejoice — Basalt Regional Library is no longer charging fines for patrons under 18, or adults checking out juvenile and young adult materials on their behalf.

    It’s part of a broader push by the library to shake off the image of libraries asread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    An alignment by any other name

    After deliberating the details for the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte trail for two hours Tuesday afternoon, the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners and Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees agreed on one thing: words matter.

    “I think the trail alignment issue is ofread more →

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    Longhorns share long histories at all-class reunion

    In the digital age, in-person high school reunions can seem, well, outdated. In fact, the Basalt High School all-class reunion — an every-five-years tradition — almost didn’t happen this year.

    “I wasn’t sure that this was even worth doing again,” admitted Janice Duroux, one of theread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    That’s just, like, your opinion

    As a reader-supported nonprofit newspaper, The Sopris Sun makes a special effort to provide a public platform for the full breadth of experience and opinion in our community.

    We publish the vast majority of letters to the editor and guest columns we receive, but dueread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: A weekend with my Uncle Chas

    They say, “if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.”

    My mother’s family, the Moores, are Irish. And that’s exactly how I feel about my uncle Charlie; if you’re lucky enough to know him, you’re lucky enough. He has always been there forread more →