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  • Sections: Letters Published

    Employing people with autism is good business

    Dear Editor: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Ascendigo Autism Services in Carbondale would like to draw attention to a very serious but often overlooked economic disparity that affects us all. read more →
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    Save the aesthetics of the Crystal River Valley

    Dear Editor: I’m deeply concerned about the Open Space and Trails proposed trail through the Crystal River Valley. It has been my home for thirty years and I still thrill at its beauty as I drive Highway 133. read more →
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    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 →
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    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 →