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El Sol del Valle talks about Hispanic Heritage Month and other local news

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Eleanor Bennett
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Aspen Public Radio
Here are the latest issues of El Sol del Valle, published by The Sopris Sun and the Aspen Daily News. The Spanish-language paper is published every Thursday morning.

Each week, El Sol del Valle features local and national news stories in Spanish as well as columns written by local Latino leaders.

The Sopris Sun, led by editor Raleigh Burleigh, originally launched the idea in March 2021.

This year, they’re partnering with the Aspen Daily News to expand the paper and include some of the week’s biggest stories from both publications.

Aspen Public Radio talked Thursday with Vanessa Porras, a contributing editor at El Sol del Valle, about upcoming events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and about other stories featured in this week’s paper.

“It’s one of the only Spanish printed media that we have here in the valley,” Porras said. “I think it also allows people that haven’t previously been heard to share their thoughts and share their stories.”

You can find the weekly paper, which is published Thursdays, at local newsstands and inside both The Sopris Sun and the Aspen Daily News.

Aspen Public Radio is now collaborating with El Sol del Valle by providing some of its stories in Spanish to the paper for publication.

You can listen to the conversation in the audio story above.

Eleanor is an award-winning journalist and Morning Edition anchor. Eleanor has reported on a wide range of topics in her community, including the impacts of federal immigration policies on local DACA recipients, the Valley’s COVID-19 eviction and housing crisis, and hungry goats fighting climate change across the West through targeted grazing. Connecting with people from all walks of life and creating empathic spaces for them to tell their stories fuels her work.