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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 affair.read 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 →

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    Bits & Pieces: Searching for wabi-sabi

    So the other day I dropped into Target. That place is dangerous.

    I need some special superhuman powers just to go in there and come out feeling good about myself. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone in for a few items — say aread more →

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    Sun Signs: Capricorn cornucopia

    There’s big energy on the move. In mid-March, Mars ingresses into Capricorn, joining Saturn in the Goat’s sign. The copresence of these two planets in this sign will not go unnoticed, and Mars’ two-month transit will only invigorate the already heavy tenor.

    Capricorn is anread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: What I didn't know

    “Financial planning would be far simpler if we came stamped with an expiration date on the bottom.” Thus saith my financial planner.

    True, that.

    I have planned for my “golden years” with the goal of living until 90. But recently, I learned thatread more →

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    A beautiful place at odds with its own future

    I love Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley!

    Where else can you find four known rivers converging, Mt. Sopris’ constant vigil over us all and cattle walking down Main Street? The mix of friendly and caring folks all around gives somewhat of a mirror imageread more →

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    On healthcare, is national improved Medicare for all the best answer?

    Amid ongoing efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), and after rejection of Colorado’s state-level single-payer plan, the United States struggles to determine its healthcare future. Meanwhile, premiums, deductibles, and other forms of cost sharing continue to rise for those fortunate enough to have insurance. Companies,read more →