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    News Analysis: Journalists need advocates, too

    As the Colorado Press Association prepared to meet Jan. 17, a Colorado judicial branch committee had a scheduled — ironically closed-door — meeting to consider a new rule on the sealing of criminal court records.

    According to Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition Executive Director Jeffrey A.read more →

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    A year of transition for The Sun

    This isn’t really the same newspaper it was a year ago.

    For one thing, it’s a different team.

    Other than myself, Tommy Sands
    has been the sole remaining fixture on
    the staff in 2019. (Lee Beck has also
    held down her volunteer proofing position). Terri Ritchie, Carol… read more →

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    Review: Musical satire that will knock your socks off

    “The Doyle and Debbie Show’’ performance at Thunder River Theatre Company(TRTC) is a hysterical romp through the raucous, honky tonk world of the Nashville country music scene.

    From the play’s opening scene with a background recording of “Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses”read more →

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    Times have changed, but it’s good to be back in the newsroom

    The silence is one of the biggest differences. Today, sitting in front of my reporter’s desk at the Sopris Sun, I don’t hear the click clack of typewriter keys or the whoosh of the handle as I go to the following line. No enter or return button here.read more →

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    Review: Not just a walk in the park

    As the United States still stands on the brink of nuclear war after the nearly 75 years since the bombing of Hiroshima,Japan, at the end of World War II, live theater in Carbondale rises to the challenge of portraying echoes of history as today’s reality.

    Theread more →

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    Weaving together a can’t-miss exhibit

    What does the pairing of painting and textiles have in common? Everything, it seems, at the latest dual exhibition at the Carbondale Arts’ Launchpad galleries.

    This amazing exhibition features three artists. The first exhibit, “Post-Frontier Landscapes,” is by Julia Crocetto, working primarily in textiles includingread more →

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    A fond farewell

    Oh, man. Just typing “Sopris Sun Staff” and realizing it’s for the last time gave me pause.

    I’ve never been shy about my love for Carbondale, and much of that comes from my experience with The Sun (and, in a more limited capacity, KDNK). The relationship a reporter… read more →

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    Bridging the divide

    When I hear about people talking about the partisan divide in the country, I feel like the conversation often drifts to thoughts of Alabama vs. California or hoping Colorado will turn all red or all blue in a presidential election year. But in 2016, even ol’ liberal California had a… read more →

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    I’m glad I knew you when I was young

    If you aren’t surrounded by people who knew you as a child, I’m not sure I can quite explain why it’s a big deal that Jerry Pluger is moving away. Of course, I’m going to try anyway.

    I missed the opportunity to write the story onread more →

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    Using selfies to defeat blind patriotism

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” -Edward Abbey

    Aah, the Fourth of July: independence, freedom, hamburgers, hot dogs, flags waving over children separated from their parents and kept in cages.

    What is happening right now in this country is hard… read more →

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