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  • Sections: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: ‘Oh, sure — that’s your opinion’

    It registered with me recently that this section of The Sopris Sun is reserved for “opinion”, and I realized that this is a pretty weak word.  What follows is an attempt to improve on that weakness. 

    Opinion: 1. “Firm belief as distinguished from absolute knowledge.”read more →

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    Antibiotics can cure the plague, but not stupidity

    In early August, my friend Ylice Golden posted that she was “kind of freaked out that Colorado prairie dogs have the plague.”

    Those infected prairie dogs probably wouldn’t have made the news at all had it not been for the fireworks show that usually happensread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Close to the bone

    I like to live close to the bone— or as my cousin says, “suck the marrow outta that shit!”

    I have a very real aversion to becoming plastic; both in the figurative sense of being disingenuous, and in the literal sense of ingesting plastic particles.read more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: Be a friend to bees

    “Remember when we were kids and a field like this would be buzzing with bees? We were always afraid of getting stung.”

    My friend Jae Gregory said that while standing in a meadow near the Maroon Bells that was bursting with dandelions. And she wasread more →

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    Getting the most out of an exchange

    “Isn’t your life already too busy to host an exchange student?” is a question we heard over and over.

    I don’t know? Aren’t all our lives eternally busy in some form or another?  But our dedication to raise two boys to be globally awareread more →

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    A daunting place to be deaf

    Thunder River Theatre’s latest play made me writhe, because it’s the story of my life. Or darn close to it.

    “Tribes” is about a deaf child born into a hearing family. During the first scene, the family carries on a fractious, backbiting argument, replete with outsized,read more →

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    WTF? Have aliens hired Congress to prank us?

    The world seems so whacked right now.

    And yet, every day I wake up, go to work, walk the dogs, and check my inbox — only to get distracted by amazing deals on leggings… remember when we wore real pants? Remember when our president knew how government worked?… read more →

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    Town Report

    Looking for a summer job? The Town of Carbondale has several positions open in different departments, including parks maintenance workers (one of which is a full-time position), lifeguards and swim instructors, recreation assistants, recreation center climbing instructors and seasonal vegetation managers, according to the latest report from Town Manager Jay… read more →

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    Pages of the Past

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal and The Sopris Sun

    May 31, 1979

    The cover of this week’s edition of The Valley Journal showed a front-on image of a horse and rider jumping over an assembly of old wooden cable spools, with the cutline declaring, “Equestriennes from… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt

    Night at the Castle

    The Sopris Sun would like to remind those interested that two overnight suites are still available for the night of our Aug. 12 fundraiser featuring pianist John Robin Sutherland, former principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony. The cost of the suites is $1,000 (half of… read more →