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

Feb 13, 2020

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

Credit The Sopris Sun

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.