Redstone

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA contemplates history

    By Suzy Meredith-Orr

    “Water, Lifeblood of the West” is the topic for the 49th annual meeting of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA). The meeting is set for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 29, in Redstone. CVEPA is the only group devoted solely to the environmental defense ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Coalition grapples with climate pollution at local defunct mine

    Redstone used to be a coal mining town. From the 1950s until the early nineties, Mid-Continent Resources extracted coal from several mines in Coal Basin. Some reports say the company produced in excess of 21 million tons of coal.

    These days, the Crystal River valley boastsread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - June 10, 2021

    Plein Air Paint Out

    I wanted to thank you for the cover story in this week’s Sopris Sun, what a nice surprise! And how favorably you presented Redstone. The Quick Draw was a success, we sold all the paintings, except for one large one, amounting to just… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Plein Air Paint Out

    “Redstone folks have been wonderful hosts, the town is very supportive. And everywhere you look, there’s something to paint.” Missouri Heights artist Doug Graybeal summed up the Redstone Art Foundation’s First Annual Plein Air Paint Out: “It’s a painter’s paradise.”

    Amid drifting clouds, blossoming trees, and a dance… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Remembering Coal Basin tragedy

    By Bill Jochems
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    It was forty years ago, but feels like yesterday. Thwap, thwap, thwap and echoes of helicopters woke Redstone at dawn. Then Tom Brokaw’s voice came through: “and this morning, in Redstone, Colorado…” National news, but a locally intense and tragic story.… read more →