• Sections: Letters Published

    Foxes, chickens and ground squirrels

    Dear Editor:

    People who raise chickens don’t like foxes because they raid chicken houses and kill chickens.

    I understand that. But trapping, shooting or poisoning foxes is not the best way to prevent chickens from being preyed upon by foxes.

    White Hillread more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Keep on dancing

    Dear Editor:

    “A 12 hour dance marathon? Are you crazy?”

    This was the most common reaction I received as I spread the word about Dance Valley Dance, a fundraiser benefiting Stepping Stones and Aspen Youth Center, that took place at the Carbondale Recreationread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    School resource officer losing sight, but not vision

    Michael Zimmerman is going blind.

    After five years as Carbondale’s school resource officer and almost 30 in law enforcement, he is actively training his replacement, Gretchen Bell, and will soon be looking for another career. News has leaked out slowly over the last school year, butread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Roaring Fork Technologists empowers through collaboration

    It was just going to be a Facebook page, Justin Lewis insisted about the Roaring Fork Technologists group he founded early last year.

    Lewis, a software developer from Washington who migrated to Denver, had bought a house in Marble. And while he loved the lifestyleread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Youthentity culinary team off to national competition

    You have an hour to prepare and plate a three-course meal to a panel of judges — and yes, you’re rated for your courses’ aesthetics as well as flavor profiles. Oh, and you’re limited to working with two non-electric burners.

    If that sounds like a lotread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Girls come together in fledgling lacrosse program

    In other seasons, they may compete against each other. But when playing lacrosse, they’re all Roaring Fork Rams.

    About half of the girls comprising the JV lacrosse team are full-time RFHS students. No single school has enough students to create its own dedicated team, so playersread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Waste Diversion Day provides easy, affordable recycling

    If you’ve ever wondered about where your recyclables go, don’t worry: Julia Farwell has already done the homework — at least for the Spring Clean Up event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 by Town Hall.

    “I’m sort of like the watchdog,”read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    A compassionate take on safety in the backcountry

    Another 5Point Adventure Film Festival has come and gone leaving the valley inspired, empowered, and lusting for the next adventure. As always, 5Point portrayed the festival’s five key themes — purpose, respect, commitment, humility, and balance — through films, lectures, music, and art highlighting the rawness of theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Van Life Rally showcases homes on the road

    The idea of picking up and living out of the back of a camper or bus has likely occurred to most folks with an outdoor inclination, but some of the examples at 5Point’s annual Van Life Rally are more achievable than others.

    On one end ofread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Absolutes? Absolutely!

    First off, thanks to editor Will Grandbois for seeing the need and allowing for a different voice than we usually see in The Sopris Sun. Consequently, we now have Mutt and Jeff, a couple of local yokels, to address the issue.

    On today’s poisonous politicalread more →