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    Becoming a hunter

    The sharp flinty cluck-cluck of a hen turkey rang out in the cool morning air, and was mimicked perfectly by my guide Dick Severin, sitting beside me in our hunting blind. I held my 20 gauge shotgun, loaded and cocked, the barrel resting on a tripod and justread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: Mama said, Mama said

    “If all the other kids jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?”

    “If you keep making that face, it will freeze that way!”

    “Were you born in a barn?”

    Every mom seems to know these phrases. They’re passed down throughread more →

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    Don’t let politics get in the way of family

    When it was all said and done, my husband spent six weeks in the miserable land of the injured. A world many of you know is filled with extreme pain, a dizzying dosage of painkillers, crutches that leave the armpits raw, and that depressing feeling of will Iread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Born in Aspen, but we still need to work for a living

    Oh, my gods, did you hear Emmanuel Macron’s speech?! I should have guessed! This whole ordeal of having a president with the ego of a small child, and a slack-ass nanny of a congress, has all been a plot to make us fall for the first responder onread more →

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    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 →

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    You can’t repress this press

    The Sopris Sun is officially award winning.

    In our first trip to the Colorado Press Association convention last weekend, we were some of the loudest and most obnoxious cheerers as we nabbed three top spots in our size category. Photographer Jane Bachrach took home one firstread more →

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    A year of firsts

    It completely snuck up on me — Shortsfest, that is.
    In addition to being one of the myriad film fests that help make the Valley’s arts scene so vibrant, it represents a sort of anniversary for me: covering Shortsfest 2017 was myread more →

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    A biologist’s perspective on wolf restoration

    Recently I spoke in Carbondale and Aspen about restoring the gray wolf to the public wildlands of western Colorado. Some have claimed that my presentations were misleading. They were not. I stuck to reliable facts and concluded with an important truth: coexisting with wolves is a straightforward more →

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    Ps & Qs: The spectrum of a species

    I subscribe to The Borowitz Report because the only way I can absorb the news these days is through satire. And now it arrives with a disclaimer: Not the news. This is the world we live in.

    A world “where ‘stop shooting our kids’ is seenread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: Amy Barr loved the hell out of this world

    If I awakened to find that my older husband had died during the night, I was supposed to call Amy Barr. Those were her instructions, and I knew that she could glue the pieces of me back together again.

    Dawn Mulally, a friend and a formerread more →