• Sections: Opinion Published

    Let's write a story together

    Editor’s note: This is a sort of telephone-game story running  monthly as part of our literary and creativity section. Let us know at news@soprissun.com if you’d like to write the next chapter!

    By Will Grandbois 

    Something strange was going on in Carbondale.
    By the time officials had… read more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Organic options

    Dear Editor:

    I, for one, don’t care for Roundup in my food. Roundup is the herbicide that has inspired over 300 lawsuits citing medical evidence it causes cancer.

    Roundup is made by Monsanto, the same company that manufactured Agent Orange. Does Monsanto have toread more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Weigh in on the Crystal Trail

    Dear Editor:

    Due to a 2.5 percent response on a first survey, Pitkin County OST has designed a second survey and the time is now to have your opinion considered regarding the proposal to build a trail up the Crystal!  You do not need toread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Your donations directly improve the paper

    At just over the halfway point through calendar year 2018, and heading toward our 10th birthday, our valiant, little, nonprofit newspaper is well on its way to meeting its ambitious fundraising goal of $41,500, thanks in large part to an $8,400 donation by the Sopris 100 Who Careread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    New – but familiar – restaurants coming to town

    It’s been months since Town’s closing, yet passersby still peer into the window and even check the door. Pavel Osiak takes it as a good omen.

    “I get a good feeling about that,” he said with a grin.

    Osiak is a partner in theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    ‘Busy is the new normal’ as commercial occupancy increases

    There are roughly 339 operating businesses within Carbondale (plus several in transition) and space for 33 more, according to The Sun’s second annual unofficial commercial inventory. That’s up from 306 and 39 respectively when our inaugural effort established a baseline this time last year.

    Theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    To see de Beque’s legacy, look around you

    Wally de Beque was a man of few words and many contributions.

    “He sort of instilled in us this idea that community is important and that your participation is what makes it happen,” noted his daughter, Shelle de Beque.

    Added her half brother, J.read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Up for auction

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 8, 1978

    Carbondale’s plans for the construction of a new town hall in the summer received a severe setback when it was disclosed that costs for the municipal government complex would run about $60,000 over budget.…

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  • Sections: Obituaries Published

    John D. Lawyer, October 18, 1918- May 9, 2018

    John Lawyer, former municipal judge of Carbondale, passed away peacefully at home with his family after 99.5 terrific years on Earth. Born in Macomb, Illinois, John soon moved with his parents John C. Lawyer and Bess Dague Lawyer and his sister, Ruth to Evanston, IL where John grewread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Commonalities, contrasts in Carbondale graduations

    In a weekend full of graduation celebrations, Carbondale seemed particularly abuzz, as it’s home to three high schools that held commencements in the first two days of June: Bridges High School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Roaring Fork High School.

    While each commemoration reflected theread more →