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    Sun Signs: Uranus in Taurus, Mars retrograde

    Two events dominate the astrological stage this summer. One, which began in mid-May but will be in effect until 2026, is Uranus’ ingress into Taurus. The other is Mars’ imminent retrograde in Aquarius. Today we stand ankle deep in one, at the precipice of the other.

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    Bits & Pieces: The Mexican label

    I imagine it’s what a French chef would feel like if someone laid a slab of Velveeta cheese on top of his or her culinary creation.

    That’s the feeling I get when I hear people labeling any Latino they see as Mexican. I definitely don’t wantread more →

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    Your donations directly improve the paper

    At just over the halfway point through calendar year 2018, and heading toward our 10th birthday, our valiant, little, nonprofit newspaper is well on its way to meeting its ambitious fundraising goal of $41,500, thanks in large part to an $8,400 donation by the Sopris 100 Who Careread more →

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    Ps & Qs: The Rizzo years

    The other day my husband asked if a little alien creature was going to pop out of my gut, like in that ’80s movie starring Sigourney Weaver.

    “I’m perimenopausal” I told him, “and it’s an early stage, so buckle up; you could be in forread more →

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    The slippery slope of ordering online

    Before the whole Village at Crystal River / Crystal River Marketplace debate, it never even occurred to me that Carbondale’s grocery store was inadequate.

    I’d grown up with Circle Soopers occupying half of the current space, and had bemoaned the loss of Ben Franklin to theread more →

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    The perks of meals by mail

    I have a confession: I miss my Blue Apron account.

    I know, I know, I’m a bad Carbondalian. I live right at the roundabout, too, so I’m within walking distance from the City Market and a quick ride (it’s a Prius, promise!) from Mana Foods,read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Scenes from work

    My father and I started a painting company years ago, at one point trying to talk businesses into letting us repaint their signs. Once, we parked in front of a meat-packing plant in Loveland, Colo. I went into the office while Dad stayed out in the car toread more →

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    Let’s celebrate The Sun’s strength

    “To me, it’s unbelievable that somebody would be so naïve as to believe you can cut the heart out of a newspaper and still think it’s going to survive.”

    – Dean Singleton, former owner of The Denver Post, upon his May 4 resignation as chairmanread more →

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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 →