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    Will Call: Seeking serenity, courage and wisdom

    Two months ago, May and the Colorado Press Association (CPA) Convention seemed far away and out of COVID-19’s reach. Today, the fact that we pulled off our annual Mother’s Day edition seems like a small miracle — although, in fact, it’s due to tremendous effort by Mark Burrowsread more →

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    A tough time for us all

    This is a difficult column to write because, well, it’s a difficult time. For everyone. Even as public discourse is shifting to how to responsibly reopen our economies, futures remain uncertain, and nobody is facing exactly the same predicaments in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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    Striving for balance

    A comment from a local physician recently really stuck with me: “We are in as good of shape as anywhere in the country.” 

    He was referring to the state of local healthcare, but I am convinced his statement equally applies to the state of our localread more →

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    Grocery shopping in the time of COVID-19

    My wife and I are both “senior citizens,” and while that status does have its perks — free rides on RFTA, discounted Skico season passes — it also has apparently become a liability in this age of the coronavirus pandemic. We are in one of the at-risk more →

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    We are still here!

    Amid the uncertainty of closures and cancellations on March 19, I fear I cast doubt on the future of The Sopris Sun by suggesting that we might temporarily suspend our print edition.

    It was, and still is, on the table. If we had any reason toread more →

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    A local’s diary of the Spanish Flu

    By Eleanor Clagett Reed
    Courtesy of Shelle DeBeque

    During our fifth year, in the late summer and fall of 1918, the Spanish Influenza swept into Western Colorado on its devastating march across the continent. 

    Carbondale’s only doctor had been drafted intoread more →

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    Taking the confusion out of how to plan your last wishes

    Full disclosure: I started writing and researching this piece well over a month ago, before Covid-19 had taken hold. At the time, it seemed like a good idea to shelve any talk of end-of-life decisions. Now, in a world where so much seems out of our control, itread more →

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    If the City Market aisles could talk

    The Ides of March, 2020, will be a date long remembered in Carbondale lore.  After that fateful day, the town would never be the same. 

    COVID-19 has hit America hard – from two deaths at a Seattle nursing home on Jan. 26 – to 2,597 deathsread more →

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    Hello from Ohio!

    Life has always been the little things, and in times of crisis, when those little things get taken away, we realize how important their cumulative effect was. 

    It was only three weeks ago that I was in Olive Garden with most of my family to celebrateread more →

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    How I became the first person in Garfield County to test positive for COVID-19

    Editor’s note: The Sopris Sun has been in touch with this woman since early last week, but opted not to publicize anything until the test results come back. We’re still not releasing her identity due to the sensitive nature of the diagnosis. 

    When I woke up on Sunday,read more →

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