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  • Sections: News Published

    Keeping Crystal from being put through the mill

    Some new things have been happening in Crystal City — but they’re rooted in old things.

    Emmett Gould saw the value of the remote mining town and the picturesque “mill” nearby more than a century ago and set about consolidating the claims.

    “He lovedread more →

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    Josh Brooks, a guy with grit

    Josh Brooks, a 19-year-old with a bright future ahead of him, nearly lost it all while riding rough stock at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on June 27.

    The bull, Golden Bear, that Brooks had drawn, wasn’t going along with the rider’s hope for an eight-secondread more →

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    ‘Honeybee’ produces food for thought about suicide

    The world premiere of the musical, “Honeybee,” takes place at 7 p.m. on Jul 18, 19, and 20 at Thunder River Theatre. The play is written by Roaring Fork Valley students Jenny Henry and Brooke MacKay and is presented by Stage of Life Theatre Company (SoL). Henry wroteread more →

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    Magic World arcade and ice cream may be the only game in town

    Magic World, a family-owned business featuring ice cream and vintage arcade games opened on May 25 in La Fontana Plaza. It is owned by three siblings, Norma, Patricia, and David Muñoz. Patricia’s daughter, Elideth Renteria, a 2016 graduate of Roaring Fork High School, is the store’s manager. read more →

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    Bureau of Land Management HQ headed to Grand Junction

    U.S. Senator Cory Gardner may have stolen the spotlight Monday, taking credit for the Bureau of Land Management’s anticipated move from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colorado, but Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Joe Balash made it official Tuesday during a conference call with reporters… read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Be a friend to bees

    “Remember when we were kids and a field like this would be buzzing with bees? We were always afraid of getting stung.”

    My friend Jae Gregory said that while standing in a meadow near the Maroon Bells that was bursting with dandelions. And she wasread more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    A fond farewell

    Oh, man. Just typing “Sopris Sun Staff” and realizing it’s for the last time gave me pause.

    I’ve never been shy about my love for Carbondale, and much of that comes from my experience with The Sun (and, in a more limited capacity, KDNK). The relationship a reporter… read more →

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    Affordable housing a continuing challenge for first responders

    Carbondale Police Officer Paul Lazo considers himself one of the lucky ones. He found affordable housing in the town where he works. The Town-owned employee housing he now lives in is twenty-percent less expensive than his former residence in New Castle. And his new home allows him to keep… read more →

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    Translating finer points through different brush strokes

    The American West boasts incredibly stunning landscapes, to be sure. Andy Taylor, though, does his best to paint the scenes that often fall in the shadows of the likes of Mt. Sopris.

    “I go places sometimes that other people might not go. It doesn’t meanread more →

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    Myth-busting rural America at the Ideas Festival

    What does it mean to live in modern rural America, and which myths mischaracterize the mysterious middle ground locked between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts? I attended a session at the Aspen Ideas Festival, “Rural Mythicism: Fake News About Rural America,” to hear what a panel of expertsread more →