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    God said, “The fire, not a flood next time.”

    Did the smoke rising from last summer’s Grizzly Creek Fire scare the hell outta you? Was it frustrating to go outside because you thought you’d be safer from the coronavirus and be choked by the smoke and ash?
    Does it make you heartsick to drive through… read more →

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    Too late for a moratorium on Highway 133?

    The cover of the Sopris Sun last week along with the timely interviews of displaced small businesses at the Sopris Shopping Center in Carbondale touched my heart. Quite frankly, as a former Trustee for 10 years, it was quite upsetting. The actions by Stein Properties, LP make… read more →

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    The Catastrophism of Coronavirus

    Opinion by Atzil Adam
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    “A human being is part of the whole world, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest — a kind ofread more →

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    A cause for pause

    The “boop boop” of the key fob was all good but the car was so iced over that I had to narf on the front door to crack the shell and get in. Inside my leaky, ancient Subaru, every window was also covered in a film of hard… read more →

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    My Hunter S. Thompson story

    Wow– 2021! So much to look forward to: a new year, a new president, a new car … My beloved Volvo traveled over 200,000 miles before it finally kicked the bucket and while I look for a new set of wheels, I’m borrowing my uncle’s car. It’s a beast from… read more →

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    Welcoming a new dawn

    The months since I announced my departure from the paper remind me of graduating high school, with everyone asking what’s next. It’s gratifying that so many people assumed that only something bigger and better could drag me away from The Sun. 

    But it’s really more likeread more →

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    The Year 2020

    Chinese Year Rattus-Metallum
    A poem by the people of Carbondale

    We started the year
    In our own dear town
    Between rivers that flow
    Mountains all around
    Not expecting the tumult,
    Frustration and tension
    That would bruise… read more →

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    Solstice conjunction heralds air epoch

    Saturn and Jupiter met up at the same degree of the zodiac, known to astrologers as a “conjunction,” on Monday’s winter solstice in the first degree of Aquarius. The conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter, known as “the Great Conjunction,” occur every 20 years, making it a significant astrological phenomena, but… read more →

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    The Sun continues to shine because of you

    By Todd Chamberlin
    Executive Director

    To inform, inspire, and build community… that was a lofty mission in 2008 when a group of Carbondalians founded The Sopris Sun as a nonprofit community paper. 

    Over a decade later, The Sun continues to strive to fulfill this mission.The…

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    Discuss ‘The Downstairs Girl’ and meet the author

    Review by Lisa Detweiler
    New Castle Branch Library Associate

    In her 2019 young adult novel “The Downstairs Girl,” author Stacey Lee tells the story of Jo Kuan, a 17-year-old young woman of Chinese American descent living in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late 1800s. … read more →

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