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  • Sections: Letters Published

    Crystal Trail has potential

    Dear Editor: One of my favorite things to do is to ride a bicycle through beautiful places. read more →
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    None of the above on Crystal Trail

    Dear Editor: Pitco OST has been soliciting opinion for months about the preferred alignment of the proposed bike path in the Crystal Valley. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Sandra Lopez takes sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarians

    On Oct. 19, local immigrant rights leader Sandra Lopez moved into a house on Cleveland Place, and she doesn’t know when she’ll feel safe enough to walk outside again. The house is the parsonage of Carbondale’s Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation (TRUU), with whom Lopez is taking sanctuary. Just one day earlier, Lopez had learned that her legal stay of removal had been denied. In an interview with The Sopris Sun, Lopez said she began shaking when she heard the news, thinking of what that decision would mean for her family. Instead of presenting herself to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) the next day, where she was scheduled to be detained and then deported, she made the difficult decision to take sanctuary. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Vote yes

    Dear Editor: I will vote yes for Garfield County’s November 7, ballot issue 1A, a property tax that will contribute to the support of our valley’s six community museums. read more →
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    Fielder for 4B

    Dear Editor: I support Colorado Mountain College’s Measure 4B. The results of the November, 2016 elections were influenced by working class Americans who feel left behind by our modern economy read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Terms of Endangerment

    “You’re not special enough to overcome a bad marriage.” That line, from the 1983 film “Terms of Endearment,” set my teeth on edge when I first heard it. Decades later, I think that Shirley MacLaine’s character, Aurora Greenway, had a point. It flies in the face of my feminist credentials to say so, but marrying the wrong man is probably the worst mistake a young woman can make. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    4B a transparent fix

    Dear Editor: Crafting local policy can be a real challenge. It’s nearly impossible to solve one problem without knowingly or unknowingly affecting many other issues. read more →
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    Yes on 1A

    Dear Editor: Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in an area rich not only in beauty but in history with a variety of cultures (including Ute, Spanish explorers, miners, ranchers, settlers….) have an opportunity to vote on a November 7th ballot issue in Garfield County to recognize and protect our incredible history. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Meet the faces behind those Roaring Fork Facebook groups

    If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley, you’ve likely used any one of the several Facebook group pages that exist specifically for residents’ needs. There’s the Roaring Fork Swap, Roaring Fork Rentals & Roommates, Roaring Fork Events, Roaring Fork Road and Weather… and those are just some the larger groups with “Roaring Fork” in front of their names. With more than 22,600 members, Roaring Fork Swap is the undisputed behemoth among the groups — in fact, many of the other pages that are now staples for communities sprang from the Swap’s posts and comments outgrowing the platform’s intent. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale Fire District looks to hold steady with 4C

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District has two budgets: one for if voters approve ballot issue 4C to maintain the current level of funding, and other with a more than $600,000 reduction in income. It’s a cycle the mostly property-tax- funded organization has been caught in since 2013, when the 2-mill increase that had helped offset the worst of the recession expired. The board pursued a more substantial increase with no expiration, but it failed to pass, dropping the district to 5.903 total mills while property values continued to fall. read more →