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    A letter from abroad

    Dear Carbondale:

    I’m in Antwerp, Belgium. 

    It’s been a helluva place: culture and arts, a sweet little river with a bike path, pubs loaded with blonds and tripels. If I shut my eyes while I sip that golden, liquid courage, I can almost imagineread more →

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    A letter from the Mayor

    Dear Carbondale Community:
    The State of Colorado made important and necessary decisions to limit the spread of COVID-19 by enacting a stay-at-home Executive Order, which has and will continue to significantly impact our economy. The Town of Carbondale stands with the members of our community who are impacted… read more →

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    Letter: Declare a moratorium on eviction proceedings

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread disruption in our community and threatens our economic, physical, and mental health. Many organizations are stepping up to support our community. However, there is much fear and uncertainty and the last thing families need to be concerned about is the possibility of eviction or… read more →

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    RFSD needs a leader like Jasmin Ramirez

    Dear Editor:

    Since I announced my US Senate candidacy, I have been traveling across our beautiful state of Colorado meeting & listening to many fantastic Coloradans. On one of my several trips to the Western Slope, I met Jasmin Ramirez who is running for the Roaring Fork School Board (RFSD),… read more →

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    Our green grocer

    Dear Editor:

    What’s all this fuss about a plastic bag ban?

    All plastic isn’t evil, just like all cars aren’t. It’s only petroleum-based plastic that wads up into a black ball when burned and never goes away. Plastic made of soybean, rape,read more →

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    A civil debate

    Dear Editor:

    As I write this missive, I am looking at the front cover of this week’s issue of The Sopris Sun (Sept. 26).

    As I ponder what was written on the sign I am trying to discern what message is being more →

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    Honoring someone’s story

    Dear Editor:

    My name is Estefania Acosta and I was one of the people interviewed for the article “The Silent Trauma of Immigration” published on Sept. 4, 2019.

    When I was given the opportunity to share my story as an immigrant, I wasn’tread more →

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    Letter: License to drive

    Dear Editor: As our state legislature heads toward the end of the 72nd Regular Session, I hope that they will prioritize expanding access to driver’s license access for undocumented Coloradans to improve the safety of all and boost our economy.  While the state legislature passed legislation in 2013 to allow…… read more →
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    A crisis of character

    Dear Editor: Each and every day, we take for granted the beauty and abundance of our lives, all provided to us by a generous planet. Despite us, somehow, this planet we live on is able to sustain life, able to work in mysterious ways, and I love the mystery. Many…… read more →
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    Gaining the world; losing the self

    Dear Editor:

    My name is Sandra Lopez, the person who took sanctuary in Carbondale for 10 months. Thank you very much to my community, and to the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation.  Thanks to all of you, I kept my family together and was protectedread more →

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