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The Sopris Sun Celebrates 11 Years with E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

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Carbondale’s weekly newspaper, The Sopris Sun celebrates it’s 11th birthday today. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more.

From the mid-70s through 2008, Carbondale residents looked to the Valley Journal for their community news. Ownership of the for-profit newspaper changed frequently over the decades. When the Nevada-based parent company suspended the journal’s publication due to the recession, Carbondale residents knew they needed a more resilient model.

Within six weeks, the first edition of The Sopris Sun, Carbondale’s new non-profit newspaper hit the news-stands on February 12th 2009. It has been printed weekly ever since.

In celebration of another year of publication the Sun will be holding a screening of the classic film ET The Extraterrestrial. The Sun’s editor Will Grandbois explains the film choice.

GRANDBOIS: There’s a fair amount of 80s nostalgia going on at the moment and it seems like the right time. And we’ve also we try to alternate between truly classic black-and-white films and something a little more up-to-date that in this case folks might wanna bring their kids to that have never seen it, or have never seen it on a big screen.

You can catch ET tonight at the Crystal Theater at 7 PM.

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