• Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Sandra L. McMullen

    Sandra L. McMullen died on Nov. 27, in Lakewood, CO, just short of her 83rd birthday.
    She was born on December 8, 1935 in Emporia, KS to Paul and Virginia (Bergerhouse) DeBauge and is survived by her husband, Dr. Joseph McMullen, children Robert McMullen, Karla (McMullen) Klossner (David… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Steve turns 25

    Dear Editor:

    Steve’s Guitars usually offers one act and starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Their 25th anniversary show on Saturday, Nov. 17 featured five acts and began at 7 p.m. Appropriately, the performers were all locals with strong ties to the venue.

    Valleread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    End U.S. complicity in Yemen’s war

    Dear Editor:

    The people of Yemen are witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

    Thousands have been killed since 2015, millions have been displaced, and the country is projected to face the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale businesses struggle to find, keep long-term employees

    In the past couple of years (and seemingly intensifying over the summer), the labor market in Carbondale has become very tight. The numerous “help wanted” signs posted in windows around town are perhaps the most visible symbol of employers’ struggle to attract — and retain — high qualityread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basketball brings student multi-athletes together

    Ram fans are going to see a lot of familiar faces as the basketball season tips off with the Brenda Patch Tournament.

    Many kids at Roaring Fork High School play multiple sports, and the usual suspects tend to excel in more than one.

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  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale library turns a new page with inaugural Lit Fest

    Lacy Dunlavy didn’t have any problems finding local authors for the inaugural Local Lit Fest at the Carbondale Branch Library Thursday, Nov. 29.

    In fact, the librarian wishes she had more space to feature more authors.

    “It’s just kind of amazing how manyread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Crystal River Meats goes belly-up; bankruptcy case dismissed

    Crystal River Meats, owner of Carbondale restaurant Fatbelly Burgers, has gone out of business. “But, that doesn’t mean we’re not going to start up again,” said Tai Jacober, CEO of CR Holdings Inc., Crystal River Meats’ (CRM) parent company.

    Jacober recently told The Sopris Sun thatread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    West Main mixed-use development moving ahead

    While planner Bob Schultz’s characterization of the Marketplace property as “a warzone” would likely be considered apt to those who campaigned on either side, the Town and developers appear to have reached an armistice.

    With no one from the public seeking to comment, the Boardread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    On winter reading and the literature of place

    Even though many people use fiction as a sort of escape, it’s the familiar elements that connect us to the story.

    It’s one of the reasons folks have pushed so hard for more stories featuring people of different genders, cultures, classes and perspectives. Even so, itread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Bits & Pieces: Making peace with privilege

    You might have read the story about the white women in Tennessee who recently sauntered around a mall in their hoodies to prove a point.

    They went to the same mall that had recently handcuffed several black men for breaking the no hoodie policy, andread more →