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THE CRYSTAL VALLEYandE CHO Marble Times Providing a voice for community-based organizations and individuals that enrich the life of the Crystal Valley FREE

July 2012


Volume 9 Number 7

Numerous local and regional agencies enact fire bans

“No fireworks.” Restoration effort update page 3

Wildfire information meeting The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District is holding a meeting at 6 p.m. on July 2 at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard to discuss the wildfire situation, statewide and locally, with Crystal Valley residents and visitors. Topics to be discussed: • Carbondale’s fire preparedness program • Weather forecasts, short and long-term • Fire bans • Home safety Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach is encouraging people to attend the meeting and to come with questions. The fire protection district is at 963-2491,, and of course is at 9-1-1 in emergencies.

“America’s Lost and Found” page 7

Memorial concert page 13

Extreme care and caution urged By Carrie Click, Echo editor

Around the Valley page 15

Fire Chief Ron Leach of the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District says if he only had two words to use for this summer’s wildfire situation, they would be, “No fireworks.” “As citizens, if you see something, speak out,” he said, regarding the extreme fire danger and the ban on fireworks and other flammable materials. “We need to watch out for each other. And if you get push back, then call the police or the fire department.”

The rules have become very simple: If it burns, it’s probably banned. Most municipal, district, state, county and federal agencies throughout the region began enacting fire restrictions in June. Those restrictions will likely continue as Colorado’s conditions remain dry, hot and extremely prone to wildfire. The message at the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, which serves the Crystal Valley, is clear: No open burning is allowed. And burn bans are in force in Garfield County, Pitkin County, and Gunnison County – the three counties that compose the Crystal River Valley. Affecting the Crystal River Valley and the area surrounding it,

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Have a SAFE and th HAPPY 4 of July!

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a voice for Crystal Valleyites; to bring attention to the individuals and local businesses that are the fabric of the Crystal Valley region; to contribute to the vitality of our small town life. Publisher Alyssa Ohnmacht


Editor Carrie Click

Write us a letter! The Echo welcomes your input, opinions, thanks and whatever else you’d like to share with your fellow readers, provided it’s written in a respectful, civil way. (Please, no unsubstantiated attacks, etc.) Please shoot for 500 words or less. The Echo reserves the right to edit and proofread letters. Send your words to The Crystal Valley Echo,, or 274 Redstone Blvd., Redstone, CO 81623. Thanks.

Staff Writer Sue McEvoy

Another successful CCFA Take Steps event Dear Echo: On June 3, the Take Steps event was held in Rifle to raise money, but more importantly awareness, for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). There was great food, great fun, and great information on the CCFA. We would like to thank our title sponsor – Alpine Bank; our silver sponsors – Grand River Hospital, Lockton Companies, and Valley View Hospital; our bronze sponsor – Janssen Biotech; and our ruby sponsors – Baldrica and Company, Bookcliff Survey, Dr. Eugene Covello,

Glenwood Medical Association, Land Title Guarantee Title Company, Old Mountain Gifts & Jewelry, and Swallow Oil Company. We would like to also thank this year’s committee: Mary Moore, Mary Lee and Jerry Mohrlang, Dani Gonzales, Brook and Devon Van Syckel, Jordanne Williams, Becky Gonzales, Charlene Meade, Pam Szedelyi and Karen Klink. Lastly, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all the individuals who made donations to such a worthy cause. We couldn’t have held such an event without your support. It is appreciated more than you will ever know. Karen Klink Publicity, CCFA Battlement Mesa

Assistant Copy Editor Jae Julgran Advertising Sales Alyssa Ohnmacht • 963-2373 Distribution Dawn Distribution • 963-0874 Contributors to this issue of The Crystal Valley Echo: DezaRae O’Flannery, George Newman, Share in the Care staff, Film Pharm, Maura Masters, John Emerick, Lon Winston, Pat Bingham, Bev Goss, CMC, Carbondale Mountain Fair, Nancy Chromy, Ernie Bradley, Bruce Gledhill, Pitkin County, Department of Veterans Affairs, Sandy Kaplan, Pam and Dick Wadsworth, Carl and Lu Seyfer, Debby Strom, Redstone Historic Society Marble Charter School students and staff The Crystal Valley Echo is published monthly, and is distributed throughout the entire Crystal Valley. Home delivery is available for many locations throughout the valley. Newspaper box locations: Carbondale City Market (inside) • Village Smithy Carbondale Post Office • Dos Gringos • Red Rock Diner Redstone General Store • Marble Charter School The Echo is also available at businesses from El Jebel to Glenwood Springs and throughout the Crystal Valley. For subscriptions Please send $35 and address information to: The Crystal Valley Echo 274 Redstone Blvd., Redstone, CO 81623 For information Please contact us: 963-2373 All copy submitted to The Crystal Valley Echo will be edited and reviewed by our staff for style, grammar and content. The Crystal Valley Echo reserves the right to refuse publication of any submitted material that does not meet the our standards for a positive, informative, educational community newspaper.

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A collaborative restoration effort USFS and RFC working to protect Coal Basin and Crystal River-Coal Creek confluence By Sue McEvoy, Echo staff writer A collaborative effort between the US Forest Service (USFS) and the Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) has spearheaded plans to restore Coal Basin and the Crystal River confluence area at Redstone. The Roaring Fork Conservancy is a nonprofit conservation organization. Its mission is to protect the Roaring Fork watershed with a focus on water quality, water quantity and habitat preservation. According to RFC’s Sharon Clarke and the USFS’s Mark Lacy, impacts from mining activities, road and bridge building, development, and channel relocation all contribute to water quality issues, riparian and instream habitat degradation, and increased flood risk in the Crystal River watershed. On June 22, RFC hosted an informational day tour that included slide presentations from each organization and the Colorado Division of Reclamation of Mining and Safety (CDRMS) with site tours of Coal Basin, the confluence area of Coal Creek and the Crystal River, and an explanation of a healthy alluvial area at Placita near the Marble turnoff. The Coal Basin area has a long history of mining activity starting In the early 1900s. Redstone’s founder John Cleveland Osgood built a railway up to Coal Basin and opened the original Coal Basin mine. His mining operations ceased about 1907. On the morning of June 22, more than 30 interested citizens accompanied Steve Renner of CDRMS to Coal Basin for an explanation of the reclamation project he led beginning in 1994. Mid-Continent Resources redeveloped the area for coal mining in the mid-1950s, building 15 miles of haul roads and extracting coal from five underground mines, all at 10,000-feet elevation.

Mike Mechau of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) discussed his organization’s efforts while the mines were operating. During that time, the CVEPA called attention to environmental hazards and safety issues in the decades leading up to MidContinent’s bankruptcy and the mine’s closing in 1992. The majority of Coal Basin’s 10,000 acres belongs to the USFS, and those involved in the new effort are proposing to continue with the previous restoration efforts led by Steve Renner. The RFC is in the process of securing grant monies to contribute to the reclamation. Top: Steve Renner describes where Mid-Continent Resources mined in Coal Basin to attendees In mid-September, of the Roaring Fork Conservancy's Coal Basin Tour on June 22. Bottom left: Mark Lacy of the White River National Forest discusses the Forest Service's actions in preserving the riparian area the USFS will begin a of Placita with Coal Basin Tour attendees on June 22. Bottom right: Sharon Clarke, the land pilot project above and water conservation specialist for the Roaring Fork Conservancy, discusses Placita's importhe lamp house – the tance as an "alluvial hot spot" in the Roaring Fork watershed. Photos by Sue McEvoy only remaining mine structure in Coal Basin – to do alluvial fan work in miles above Redstone at Placita with talks by Sharon Dutch Creek. Alluvial fans act as relief valves, slow- Clarke and Mark Lacy. Placita is one of the few wide ing water velocity and reducing channel downcutting. floodplains along the Crystal River and is called an Following the Coal Basin tour, the group returned “alluvial hot spot.” to Redstone’s Elk Park to look at the confluence of According to Sharon and Mark’s discussion of the Coal Creek and the Crystal River. A conceptual plan area, alluvial hot spots have high biological signifito develop Elk Park is underway by Open Space and cance because they provide food, refuge, and habitat Trails (see Crystal River Caucus Matters and the for both land animals and fish. These areas provide accompanying story on Elk Park in this issue of the opportunities for overbanking flows, connecting the Echo). RFC and USFS are collaborating to ensure that floodplain with the channel, and storing water for the best solutions for Redstone and the river are release later in the season. implemented at the same time. To learn more go to The group continued on in the afternoon four



With “Who We Are," our objective is to give community members better connections and familiarity with each other.

DezaRae O’Flannery Carbondale


Age: 32 Occupation: Everyone's little helper and the ice cream lady at the Redstone General Store. Birthplace: Blanding, Utah When did you move to the Crystal Valley and why? I moved to the Crystal Valley in 2007. I have lived in Marble, Redstone and over the pass, above Paonia Reservoir. What three things would you like people to know about you? 1) I love the Lord. 2) I love my family. 3) I love the Crystal Valley.

Which living person do you most admire? My grandmother, who takes care of seven children, 32 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren and she still lives by the Golden Rule. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Treat others the way you want to be treated. What is your favorite thing to do in the Crystal Valley? Going camping and fishing with my husband, Casey, and my children, KD and Easton.

Who are you? Would you like others to know who you are and what you’re about? Or do you know someone who lives and/or works in the Crystal Valley who would make an interesting Who We Are subject? Let us know by contacting the Echo at, or call 963-2373.

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YOUR CALENDAR FOR GOINGS ON IN AND AROUND THE CRYSTAL RIVER VALLEY Help the Echo’s calendar grow; let us know. Send event items to by the 15th of the preceding month. Be sure to include the five Ws (who, what, when, why and where); contact info, cost and anything else you think readers need to know. Help the Echo’s calendar grow; let us know. Send event items to by the 15th of the preceding month. Be sure to include the five Ws (who, what, when, why and where); contact info, cost and anything else you think readers need to know. • July 1: Redstone Rally winds up today. At 9:30 a.m. is the Morning After Party at the Hightower Trading Post & Café, • July 1: 6 p.m. Chuck Prophet and his band play at Carbondale’s Summer of Music at Sopris Park. Free. 963-1680, • July 1 and 5-7: Thunder River Theatre presents “Eudora’s Box,” by local playwright Kristin Carlson. Performances are at the Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale. Show times are 7:30 p.m. except the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. $20/adults, $10/students. Go to, 963-8200. • July 2: 7-9:30 p.m. Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk with plant ecologist Lisa Tasker; for ages 12 years and older. Register at 9271290, • July 2-9: MARBLE/marble Symposium XXIV attracts sculptors of all levels of experience to carve marble in Marble. Also held July 15-22, July 29Aug. 5; 303-297-1429,, • July 4: 11 am. Fourth of July in Redstone includes a village parade at high noon and old fashioned, small-town family activities all day including the kids fire hose competition, a pie sale, and the Ducky Derby. • July 5: 1-3 p.m. Time to recycle in Redstone. In front of the Church at Redstone, Redstone Boulevard. • July 5: 7-9:30 p.m. Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk with plant ecologist Lisa Tasker; for ages 12 years and older. Register at 9271290, • July 6: “Bow Haus: Animals, Artists & Architecture” opens from 6-8 p.m. at the R2 Gallery at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities’ Center for the Arts at the Third Street Center. Silent auction, food and drink, animal art and photos, homemade dog treats, and more. Exhibit runs through July 31. 963-1680, • July 6: 5-8 p.m. At First Fridays – Carbondale’s celebration of the arts, shopping, dining and music – galleries and shops stay open late and restaurants run specials. Majid Kahhak paints live at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. The painting is in celebration of Independence Day; call 704-0622 for more info. For more info on First Fridays, go to, 963-1890. • July 6: Fresh Fridays Farmers’ Market and Wine Tastings runs every Friday through the summer on the lawn at the Redstone Company Store, adjacent to the Redstone Inn. 117 Redstone Blvd., Redstone. 963-3408, • July 7-8: 1-4 p.m. Meet wood-turning artist, Richard Fitzgerald, at the Redstone Art Center, 173 Redstone Blvd., 963-3790 at a demonstration and exhibit of new work. July 8: 6 p.m. The Haunted Windchimes sound draws from traditional folk and American roots music; it’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart. They play at Carbondale’s Summer of Music at Sopris Park. Free. 963-1680, • July 10: 10 a.m. Redstone Community Association meets at the Redstone Inn. Learn about upcoming Redstone events, and help plan for them. • July 10: 7-9:30 p.m. Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk with plant ecologist Lisa Tasker; for ages 12 years and older. Register at 9271290, • July 11: Elk Park Steering Committee planning meeting is at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Discussion will be on the interpretive panels and information located in the proposed depot building and around Elk Park. The public is welcome to attend. Lindsey, 920-5224. • July 12: 6 p.m. Crystal River Caucus’ annual ice cream social is behind the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Eat dinner early, have dessert at the social, and stay for meeting (see next listing). 963-2143,

• July 12: 7-9 p.m. Crystal River Caucus regular meeting is at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. At 6 pm behind the church, the caucus will hold its annual ice cream social (see listing, above). Meeting agenda includes High Country 4-Wheelers presentation about their activities; Pitkin County Open Space and Trails presentation on the Elk Park planning process; and Matt Rice, from American Rivers, discussing the recent “Most Endangered River” designation for the Crystal. Contact 963-2143,

• July 12: 7-9:30 p.m. Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk with plant ecologist Lisa Tasker; for ages 12 years and older. Register at 9271290,

• July 12: 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show. David Grisman Bluegrass Experience is at PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale. Tickets/info: 925-1663, • July 13: 6:30 p.m. Magical Moments summer concert series is at The Crystal Club with Peter Karp and Sue Foley. Free. 467 Redstone Blvd, Redstone. 963-8240. • July 13: Fresh Fridays Farmers’ Market and Wine Tastings runs every Friday through the summer on the lawn at the Redstone Company Store, adjacent to the Redstone Inn. 117 Redstone Blvd., Redstone. 963-3408, • July 14: 6 p.m. Howard Berkman Memorial Concert is at Redstone Park and features the Johnny O. Band, Mike Gwinn, and special friends and guests. Sponsored by the Redstone Community Association. Lisa Wagner 963-8240 • July 15: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world’s most respected practitioners of American roots music, western swing, rockabilly, and traditional country, whether they’re playing the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, or Sopris Park. They play at Carbondale’s Summer of Music at Sopris Park. Free. 963-1680,

ONGOING • Guided tours of the historic Redstone Castle are daily at 1:30 p.m. during the summer. Visit the baronial home of Redstone’s founder, John Cleveland Osgood. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and the Redstone General Store. $15/adults, $10/seniors/children, free for kids under 5 years. 963-9656 or • Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Redstone. $25/person. 9632526, • The Redstone Historic Preservation board has an opening. For more information, and to apply online, go to, or call Charlotte, 920-5200. • The Marble Hub is open seven days a week during the summer from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 105 W. Main St., Marble. • Volunteers are needed for the Carbondale Mountain Fair, July 27-29. Contact 963-1680, • Pilates in Redstone is on Monday and Thursday mornings; 8-9 a.m. is advanced; 9:30-10:30 a.m. is beginner; and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. is for all levels. Everyone welcome, at the Redstone Inn. $10 fee, punch passes available. Dress comfortably and bring a mat. 704-1843.

• July 15-22: MARBLE/marble Symposium XXIV attracts sculptors of all levels of experience to carve marble in Marble. Also held July 2-9, July 29Aug. 5;, 303-297-1429.

• The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale has a full summer schedule of Story Time sessions for all ages of children, art classes, and more. 76. S. Fourth St., Carbondale. Call 963-2889 for more info.

• July 16: 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show. New Riders of the Purple Sage are at PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale. Tickets/info: 925-1663,

• A drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing session is held every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third, Suite 9, Carbondale. No cost but there is a model’s fee and attendees need to bring supplies and easels. 963-1680.

• July 18: 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show. Dirty Dozen Brass Band is at PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale. Tickets/info: 925-1663, • July 19: 1-3 p.m. Time to recycle in Redstone. In front of the Church at Redstone, Redstone Boulevard. • July 20: The 16th annual Stone Carvers’ Exhibition opening takes place in the sculpture garden at the Redstone Art Center, 173 Redstone Blvd., Redstone. This annual exhibit features artists participating in MARBLE/marble 2012. Featuring tastes from The Crystal Club Café, Hightower Café, The Redstone Inn and The Redstone General Store. 9633790, • July 20-21: Spectrum Dance Festival & Workshops take place at the PAC3 at the Third Street Center and the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale. Performances, workshops, parties. 917-319-1608, • July 20: Fresh Fridays Farmers’ Market and Wine Tastings runs every Friday through the summer on the lawn at the Redstone Company Store, adjacent to the Redstone Inn. 117 Redstone Blvd., Redstone. 963-3408, • July 21: 6-8 p.m. Slide key guitarist Kraig Kenning plays live at the Magical Moments summer concert series, Redstone Park. 963-8240, • July 21: Hot Tuna is at the Performing Arts Center at the Third Street Center (PAC3) in Carbondale; for tickets and time:, 925-1663. • July 22: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Redstone Historic Society’s open house and membership drive is at the Redstone Museum, 291 Redstone Blvd., in front of Redstone Park. Members can stop by to renew their memberships, and all are welcome to stop by for light refreshments. Sue, 7041843. • July 22: 6 p.m. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds is a nine-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe, backed by The Dirty Birds, a flock of eight men. They play at Carbondale’s Summer of Music at Sopris Park. Free. 963-1680, • July 22: Call for time. The Crystal Club presents Kraig Kenning. 467 Redstone Blvd, Redstone. 963-9515. • July 25: Elk Park Steering Committee planning meeting is at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Discussion will be on depot’s design direction. The public is welcome to attend. Lindsey, 920-5224. • July 27-29: The 41st annual Carbondale Mountain Fair includes food and crafts vendors, live music, fun contests for children and adults and lots more, in Sopris Park. Contact, 963-1680. • July 27: Fresh Fridays Farmers’ Market and Wine Tastings runs every Friday through the summer on the lawn at the Redstone Company Store, adjacent to the Redstone Inn. 117 Redstone Blvd., Redstone. 963-3408, • July 29-Aug. 5: MARBLE/marble Symposium XXIV attracts sculptors of all levels of experience to carve marble in Marble. Also held July 2-9, July 15-22;, 303-297-1429.

• Total Body Fitness schedule in Redstone is Tuesday and Thursday, 8:3010:30 a.m., at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Have a twohour body experience: Sculpt your figure with low impact to burn body fat, weight-bearing exercises to strengthen and breathing and mindful stretching for flexibility and body/mind awareness. Free to the community. All abilities welcome. Since 1995. Personal training available. Instructor: Lisa Wagner, 963-8240. • Zumba Gold, dancing lessons for seniors, with professional Latin dance instructor Paula Valenti meets on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. • HEARTBEAT – support for survivors after suicide – meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper St. (the Bethel Chapel entrance), Glenwood. Call Pam Szedelyi, 945-1398, or • Want to be "In Stitches"? Every first, third and sometimes fifth Wednesday, bring the stitches (knit, crochet, needlepoint etc.) of your choice to the Redstone Inn Library Room from 4-6 p.m. Beginner to advanced. Call Kay Bell, 963-9811, or Mary Dorais, 963-3862. • Recycling in Redstone is on the first and third Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Bring your cardboard, glass, plastic, newspapers, magazines, aluminum, steel cans and office paper to the Pitkin County bin parked adjacent to the Church at Redstone, Redstone Boulevard. • Zingers, a group of seniors who sing all over the Roaring Fork Valley, meet at 2 p.m. every Thursday with Betsy Schenck for practice at Seniors Matter, in Room 33 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale; • AA in Redstone is every Thursday at 7 p.m. This is a closed step discussion meeting at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Men and women welcome. • Painting with Expression and Creativity, an art class for seniors, meets on Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Third Street Center in Carbondale with instructor Gerry Michel. Inquire at 963-2536 or 948-7033. • Carbondale Recreation offers classes and programs for a range of activities for kids and adults. 704-4190, • Get help: Crystal Valley residents living in Pitkin County (that’s you, Redstonians), are encouraged by the Aspen Counseling Center to pick up the phone if you are in an emotional crisis and need to talk to a trained professional. Don’t wait. Call 920-5555.

UPCOMING • Aug. 2: 6 p.m. “Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure,” screens at the Redstone Castle. Proceeds help support Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program and the Share in the Care campaign to restore the state capitol dome. $10. 303-893-4260, • Aug. 5: 4-7 p.m. The Crystal Club presents the Johnny O. Band in a benefit for Team Fox for Parkinson’s research hosted by Olivia Savard. 467 Redstone Blvd, Redstone. 963-2373, 963-9616 for tickets and info.

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Marble’s marble again chosen for major civic building MARBLE/marble’s Madeline Wiener sculpture selected for new Denver judicial building By Sue McEvoy, Echo staff writer Once again, Colorado Yule Marble has been selected to adorn an important American building. Madeline Wiener, a co-founder of the MARBLE/marble Symposium taking place this summer in the town of Marble, was commissioned to sculpt her winning design to be installed at the main entrance of the new Colorado Supreme Court building in downtown Denver. Representing the chosen theme, the Rule of Law, Madeline’s sculpture, entitled “Justice For All,” is actually six large blocks of marble representing two Supreme Court justices conversing with four young people. “The female justice has three children gathered around her and two cubes of black granite, and the male justice has a standing figure [in front of him] that represents a little boy, about five feet


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tall,” said Madeline. “He is teaching the boy about the rule of law and he’s looking towards the justice center.” In two groupings with a long granite bench bringing the focal point of the installation together, the sculpture is a continuation of Madeline’s Bench People, which are large marble sculptures that have been installed in public spaces across the country. “The whole concept behind the Bench People is to create enough space within each sculpture that can accommodate more than one person, so that they can engage and become part of the sculpture, to be able to touch, feel, experience surfaces and just to be, to use their imagination,” said Madeline. This year, Madeline, with Colorado Yule Marble Quarry Superintendant Gary Bascom and Vice President Kimberly Perrin, carefully selected all six blocks from Marble’s marble quarry for the “Justice for All” sculpture. The largest One of the children in Madeline Wiener's sculpture block weighs 16,000 pounds. “So far the people who have seen "Justice For All" that will be placed at the entrance of the them just love them, because they new Ralph L. Carr Colorado each have their own personality,” said Judicial Center in Denver. Madeline of the blocks of Marble taking shape. “They’re each in this marble, which is so gorgeous. It’s the most beautiful stone I’ve worked on out of the quarry thus far.” Dark green granite pavers polished to a blackish green – the same granite that will be used in the accompanying bench – will surround the sculptures. The marble itself also contains some green color that is occasionally found in the quarry’s traditionally pure white stone. Nearing completion, the five-story, 310,000-square-foot Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center is located at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Fox Street in Denver. “Justice For All” continues to be carved in Madeline’s Denver studio and is scheduled for installation by Dec. 15, 2012. This summer, Madeline can be seen at the MARBLE/marble Symposium XXIV, where she is the program director. In its 24th year, MARBLE/marble features more than 100 new or returning artists from around the country and the world carving in the splendor of outdoors alongside the Crystal River in the town of Marble. For more information go to:

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What’s up with Pitkin County? A busy summer is ahead for road and bridge improvements By George Newman

Pitkin County maintains 254 miles of road and 24 bridges. This summer, our Road and Bridge Department’s capital improvement project will place two to four inches of asphalt on over 16 miles of county roads that have been established as priorities. This project will capitalize on favorable road construction unit costs derived from work being completed on Highway 82 this year and the economies of scale that the project has to offer. Our new strategic plan includes the reallocation of our resources and monies from areas of less demand and need to areas of more demand and need. A substantial amount of money has been allocated towards capital improvements. In the Crystal Valley, Redstone Boulevard will see a chip seal done in August. The chip seal work should not take long and cause minimal disruption to summer business. On Coal Creek Road we will be doing a culvert replacement, which will entail road closure at some point. Those affected will be notified. We will be doing a reconstruction of Jack Gredig Road, the road to the Pitkin County landfill, as well as Smith Hill Road in Woody Creek. The work on Smith Hill Road will also entail new decking for the bridge that crosses the Roaring Fork River. Along with these projects, we have added several others, due to our ability to piggyback on other jurisdictions’ projects if economically feasible. The largest addition to the capital improvement project is on Castle Creek Road. This project now includes repaving the road to where the current pavement ends. Although this will be somewhat disruptive, once completed, bicyclists, as well as motorists, should be very pleased with the results. In addition, Willoughby Way on Red Mountain will be repaved in September. Midvalley projects this summer include repaving Emma Road and Sopris Creek Road. Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) work on Highway 82 will include repaving near Basalt as well as between Gerbazdale and the Aspen Airport Business Center, including the addition of a double left hand turn lane heading to Aspen. The total cost budgeted for these projects is $5.1 million. By capitalizing on CDOT’s contract with Elam and doing this work now we will save approximately $1.2 million. This also means that the timelines for work on other county roads may move up, depending on next year’s budget. Yes, it will be a hectic and busy summer for road work and I beg for everyone’s patience. We will all be happy with the end result. For additional information regarding construction schedules, please call 920-5390. The Pitkin County Commissioners hold weekly work sessions on Tuesdays and bi-monthly public hearings on Wednesdays in the Plaza One building (next to the courthouse) in Aspen. Both meetings are televised live and repeated on locater CG12 TV. They are also streamed live and available on the county website. Agendas are posted in the Aspen and Glenwood newspapers and online at In this column, your District 5 Commissioner George Newman offers his take on current matters. You can reach him at

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Arts & Entertainment

“Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure” screens at the Redstone Castle By Share in the Care staff Make plans now to attend the film screening of “Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure,” a film by Havey Productions, which will screen at 6 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the Redstone Castle. The film is currently on a statewide tour and is part of a campaign to restore the dome In Colorado’s State Capitol building in Denver, which has fallen into disrepair. “Our state capitol is an iconic symbol reflecting the past, present and future of all Coloradans,” the film’s director, Jim Havey, said. “This film takes you behind the scenes and tells the stories of the people who built and have worked in this magnificent building. It is a story that inspires a deep appreciation for Colorado’s history, from the turbulent territorial era and the protracted process of constructing a capitol building, to the capitol’s distinctive adornments utilizing glass, marble, bronze, textile and pigment to form unique portraits of the people and events that influenced the state’s development.” The Crystal Valley has direct ties to the capitol building. Marble from the Colorado Yule Marble Quarry above the town of Marble was used in constructing the flooring in the building. This benefit screening is designed to address preservation issues throughout the state, through the State Historical Fund in order to support future preservation projects across the state. Ticket proceeds from this event will help support the Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program and additional donations will help the Share in the Care campaign to restore the Colorado Sate Capitol dome in Denver. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. If you have questions regarding the event please contact Rachel Parris, Endangered Places program manager, with Colorado Preservation, Inc. at 303-893-4260 x236. Share in the Care Colorado is the campaign to restore the Colorado Statehouse dome and a unique opportunity for all who love the Centennial State to come together to safeguard “the People’s House” for future generations. For more information, call 303-893-4260 or visit to watch the film trailer.

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“America’s Lost and Found” finds the Crystal Valley By Sue McEvoy, Echo staff writer It wasn’t just the sound of these four big guys on their Harley Davidsons as they rolled into Redstone. Perhaps it was more about seeing them arrive in the village to film a pilot for their proposed television series “America’s Lost and Found” that made an impression. Duston Evans, Joe McCreary, Terry Unrein and John Sain were in Redstone and Marble June 6-10 with a Denver-based film and TV production company, Film Pharm, producer Deren Abram, and a production crew hoping to capture enough footage to sell their American dream to a television network. The idea behind “America’s Lost and Found” is to ride into small-town America and introduce the people and the history in real-life stories. Duston discovered Redstone while cruising on his Harley along Highway 133 years ago. “What stops you first is the beehives, the coke ovens and then I began to search and found Redstone, Marble and the Black Canyon over McClure Pass,” said Duston. “I immediately fell in love with this place and keep coming back here.” Indeed, these ended up being the three locations the guys chose to shoot their pilot for the show. In Marble, they filmed inside the Yule Marble Quarry; at Redstone, they went on an all-day horseback ride into Coal Basin with Randy Melton of Avalanche Outfitters at Redstone Stables; and at the Black Canyon, they took the Morrow Point Boat Tour (see Go column, page 10 for Sue’s boat tour experience). While the idea for the show was Duston’s, the guys all share the view that there are important stories about people and places that need to be told. “We are a nation of migratory workers,” said Joe. “We’re a nation of steel workers, of coal workers. And that’s the purpose of our show, to go out there and reiterate those, refresh people’s memories so those things don’t get lost.”

Studio & Gallery

Top: Duston Evans, Terry Unrein, Joe McCreary and John Sain stand in front of the Redstone Coke Ovens while filming their pilot for a proposed television show called “America's Lost and Found.”

Courtesy of Film Pharm

Bottom left: Producer Deren Abrams holds the camera as the guys dismount their Harley Davidsons and get ready to mount horses at Redstone Stables for an all-day ride up Coal Basin. Bottom right: From left, Joe McCreary, Randy Melton, Terry Unrein, John Sain and Duston Evans at Redstone Stables.

Bottom photos by Sue McEvoy

Did I mention these guys are big? Duston thinks he’s a biscuit under 260 pounds. and Joe describes himself as a biscuit over 305. Terry played in the NFL and wears a size 17 shoe. Duston was introduced to Deren and his Grammy Award-winning production company, Film Pharm, through the Colorado Film Commission. Deren relocated to Denver from Los Angeles three years ago and has a preferred producer status with several networks including the History Channel. He will be the person pitching the show to a network. “The next step will be to pitch it to them, see if it resonates and then they will likely start with a few episodes and see how that works out,” said Deren. “Now we’re coming out with something that is really a fun journey to go on. It’s more about celebration than it is anything else.” And for Duston, Joe, Terry and John, it’s all about the ride, sharing the people they have met and the history they have learned. “There’s a thing that says follow your passion and you’ll never work another day in your life,” said Joe. “I hope God blesses us with that promise because if we get to do this for 12 hours a day, 24-7, 365 days a year, it ain’t work.”

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The 41st annual Mountain Fair is about “Changes,” July 27-29 By Maura Masters, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities More than 135 arts and crafts vendors will descend on Sopris Park July 27-29 to share their wares and talents during the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) 41st annual Mountain Fair. This year’s theme is “Let Carbondale Change You.” “The fair has been the cornerstone of the Carbondale art scene for years because it not only brings community together to collectively celebrate creativity but also effectively proves how the arts can be a viable tool to sustainable development,” said CCAH Executive Director Amy Kimberly. “People

who come here for the fair go home to their own communities and see how things can be better by focusing on and celebrating the arts and that’s powerful.” Carbondale is this year’s recipient of the Arts Award from Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Carbondale was selected because of the town’s efforts to enhance both its economy and community through the strategic use of the arts. Spore Favore opens the fair festivities on July 27 and The Infamous Stringdusters close out the fun on July 29. The days between will be filled with a variety of quality music on the Main Stage and the Jam Tent along with inspiring dance, delicious food, stun-

ning arts and crafts, family-fun contests, children’s activities in the Oasis Tent, and the second annual Mountain Fair singer-songwriter competition. Mountain Fair contests include pie and cake baking, wood splitting, fly-casting, limbo, horseshoes, and hula hooping. Other activities include the 34th annual Mt. Sopris Run-Off and Prince Creek 4-Mile on Saturday morning and the Porcupine Loop bike race on Sunday. The fair opens at 12 p.m. on July 27 and runs through the evening of July 29. For more information and a full schedule of events, go to, e-mail or call 963-1680.

Spectrum Dance Festival & Workshops in Carbondale July 20-21

A dance festival and workshop series will be at the PAC3 at the Third Street Center and Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale on July 20-21. Produced by the Dance Initiative, during the past two years, The Spectrum Dance Festival & Workshops have highlighted local dancers and choreographers’ work. This year’s weekend of dance includes a hip-hop competition with a $1,000 prize, a dance with kites, an aerial dance on fabric, two dance parties, and an original theatrical combination of tango and contemporary ballet, plus several dance workshops. For a full schedule, information and tickets, go to

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The Crystal Valley’s Great Outdoors (GO)

Morrow Point boat tour By Sue McEvoy

Did you know that the only narrow-gauge railroad to cross the Rocky Mountains also covered 15 miles in the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison? Did you know that human occupation in the Curecanti National Recreation Area dates back more than 10,000 years? How about that the Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body of water in Colorado? These facts and much more were among the things I learned when my friend Marla Hemby and I joined about 40 other passengers on the Morrow Point Boat Tour on June 6 this year. As a tour guide myself (at Redstone Castle), I had long heard about this great boat tour in the Black Canyon and put it on my summer list of things to do. After spending the night at Marla’s home in Montrose, we drove 35 miles east of town on Hwy 50 to the Pine Creek trailhead. From there we descended 232 stairs and walked another three-quarters of a mile on a footpath that once served as the railway bed. At 12:30 p.m., we were greeted by National Park Service guide Greg Aitkenhead, fitted for personal flotation devices and escorted onboard a 40-foot pontoon boat. As we motored downstream, Greg detailed some of the area’s geology, early inhabitants, history of the railroad, early water diversions, and later the three dams that make up the reservoir system. Going along, the rock walls kept getting bigger and deeper, waterfalls spouted from the cliffs and civilization faded away. The railroad itself was carved along the Gunnison River through the sheer cliffs under the persistence of Gen. William Jackson Palmer, who named this section of the Denver & Rio Grande Western “The Scenic Line of the World.” It certainly must have been in 1882 as it chugged along just above the raging river. After motoring downstream for seven miles, the captain turned the pontoon boat around and headed back upriver to the boat dock. People were able to walk around the boat to take photos and we even enjoyed our picnic lunch onboard. After an hour and a half, we were back at the dock and returning up the trail and stairs to the parking area. The whole experience was great. I was awed by the depth of the Black Canyon, the information learned, and especially the thought of a railway once traveling through that same section of canyon. It was a perfect day trip from our own Crystal River Valley.

Morrow Point Boat Tour • Departs boat dock daily (except for Tuesdays) at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. through Labor Day • Reservations are required and walk-ons are not permitted. • $16 adults, $8 children 12 and under • To get to the Curecanti National Recreation Area from the Crystal Valley: Head south on Highway 133 over McClure Pass to Paonia, Delta and Montrose. The boat launch is 35 miles east of Montrose on Highway 50. • Call 970-641-2337 ext. 205 for reservations and information. • /planyourvisit/boattour.htm

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Redstone Park Planning Back in the Spotlight By John Emerick, Crystal River Caucus In the fall of 2010, Pitkin County completed a conceptual plan for three parks in the Redstone area: Redstone Park, Elk Park, and Redstone Boulders Open Space. The plan culminated a 12-month collaborative process between Pitkin County staff, Bluegreen landscape architects, and a 12-member planning committee of local residents, along with numerous other citizens who attended planning committee meetings from time to time. The process received supportive comments by many Crystal River Caucus members as being open, transparent, and sensitive to the concerns of local citizens. “This should serve as a model for how Pitkin County Open Space and Trails plans all of its projects in the valley,” said Dee Malone, Crystal River Caucus chair. “The collaborative process was terrific and people really felt their views were being respected.” Pitkin County is now beginning the next phase for one of the parcels – Elk Park. Elk Park is located between the Crystal River and Highway 133, just opposite the Redstone Coke Ovens. It has a large parking area, a dilapidated and condemned structure owned by the county, and sparse landscaping that has had little attention over the years. The county plans to change all of that. “The planning committee placed the highest priority on Elk Park because they felt it needed to be an attractive feature at the entrance to Redstone,” said Gary Tennenbaum, Pitkin County stewardship and trails manager. “If done right, it could help draw people into Redstone.” The county has already received a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation Scenic Byways Program, and has called the planning committee back into service to develop more detailed plans for the park. The new Elk Park Lots of ideas were discussed at the committee’s first meeting, held on May 30. These ranged from the ultimate replacement of both the Highway 133 bridge over Coal Creek and the Redstone Bridge over the Crystal River at the north corner of Elk Park, to restoring the riparian banks of the Crystal River and Coal Creek. While those projects may well happen in the future with considerably more planning, most of the efforts over the next couple of years will focus on landscaping, redesigning the parking area, and build-

ing an interpretive structure, termed the “Depot” on the site of the present building. The county is currently estimating about $500,000 for park construction, exclusive of riparian restoration and Highway 133 improvements. Focus on the Depot The existing building apparently is on the site of the original Redstone train depot, so the committee thought it appropriate to replace the existing structure with an interpretive center that has the look of a train depot. While the structure will probably have an open-air design, it will house various interpretive panels that will have information on the area’s history, on present attractions, and on river restoration, which is a high priority for the county. Pitkin County has recently hired several consultants for the project, which include Bluegreen landscape architects as the lead for the final design team, Muse Architects for the depot design, and Esse Design for the interpretive panel design. The public is welcome to attend any of the meetings of the planning committee. The next planning meeting will be on July 11, at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard, and will focus on the design and theme of the interpretive panels. Next caucus meeting on July 12 The meeting will run from 7-9 p.m. and will be held at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Prior to the meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. behind the church, the caucus will hold its annual ice cream social. So eat dinner early, come to the social for dessert, and attend the meeting. The meeting agenda includes: a presentation by the High Country 4-Wheelers about their activities

and their Stay the Trail Program; a presentation by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Program on the Elk Park planning process; and a presentation by Matt Rice, from American Rivers, discussing the importance on the recent “Most Endangered River” designation for the Crystal River. For more information, contact the Crystal River Caucus at or call 963-2143.

Preliminary plans for Elk Park.

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Beautiful Flowers RCA wishes to thank Becky Cunningham, who are parttime residents of the Valley, for their generous cash donation for the eighteen 10"-dia flower baskets that now hang along the boulevard. These baskets were purchased from High Country Gardens in Hotchkiss. Redstone Blvd. residents, please adopt a basket and keep it well watered throughout this hot dry summer.



4th of July Schedule of Events 10 am:

Pie Sales Redstone Museum at the Redstone Park

Steve Pavlin: President Cathy Montgomery: Vice President Harry Remmers: Treasurer Jacob Robbins Secretary

Also: Ducky Derby Raffle Tickets for sale (Great Prizes)


Children decorate their bikes on the lawn at the Redstone Inn

11 am:

Parade participants and floats line up at the lower parking lot of the Redstone Inn

11:15ish: Fly over with the Air National Guard F 16’s Noon:

Parade starts at the Redstone Inn

1 pm:

Crystal Club Café: Water games with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Dept and children activities. Ducky raffle tickets on sale

Billy Amicon Karen Kashnig Cary Hightower

2:00 pm: Ducky Derby Race Parking:

Please park your cars at Elk Park, or behind the coke ovens


Please keep your dog on a leash.

Sara Lewis Debbie McCormick

Kick Off to Summer Over 80 valley residents came out for the annual community picnic on the warm and sunny evening of June 19th. The buffalo brats and hot dogs were cooked to perfection (Thank you Kurt and Craig!) and there was a cornucopia of delicious side dishes and desserts to fill everyone's plates. Thanks to all those who helped set up, break down and prepare for this great gathering. Free July Music Events in Redstone Check out the calendar on page 4 of this Echo to read about all the free music in Redstone!

RCA Board Elections The RCA Board elections were also held at the picnic and results were announced: Welcome to new and returning board members: Karen Kashnig, Sara Lewis, Cathy Montgomery, and Jacob Robbins. Rory Mesner has also agreed to be an alternate on the board. Ride the Rockies On July 11th thousands of bicyclists arrived in Redstone for a much needed rest stop by Redstone Park. We heard lots of comments about what a great town we have and many vows to come back with the family for an overnight visit. Thanks especially to Steve Pavlin for bringing the rest stop to town and for greeting so many cyclists that day. He was so good at it many asked, "Are you the mayor?" Member Thank You RCA thanks these new and renewing members: Karin Kelly, Wofford Family, Mike Ferguson, Karen Kashing, Bill & Debbie Russell, Rory Mesner, Jim and Kristen Burke, Russ and Becky Cunningham, Jimmy & Sara Lewis, Steve & Diane Pavlin, Dan Smith, Jennifer Stanaszek, and Mary Stanaszek


Alternate Members: Kim Amicon

The next RCA Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10th at 10 AM at the Redstone Inn, Osgood Room Come join us -- we need your support and your input! Your membership dues directly fund RCA projects and events. Thank You for your support!

Linda Cerf-Graham Bob McCormick Rory Mesner Marlene Remmers

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Howard Berkman Memorial Concert set for July 14 By Carrie Click, Echo editor

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Friends, family and fellow musicians are planning a concert honoring the life and music of Howard Berkman at 6 p.m. on July 14 at Redstone Park. “Come join Howard's family, former band mates, friends and fans of the late bluesman and well-loved area singer, songwriter, recording artist, and most unforgettable personality who passed away last October after a brief battle with cancer,” said Darrell Sage, Howard’s brother-in-law. The concert features Howard’s longtime friends and fellow musicians John Ohnmacht and his Johnny O. Band, and Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers. “Howard was known for his great blues, gypsy jazz and stellar songwriting, and sharpwitted outlook on love, life and philosophy,” said Mike Gwinn of Howard, who he said was both “a hometown Chicago boy and world traveler.” Besides celebrating Howard’s life, the concert will host an auction and is a fundraiser for the Howard Berkman Music Scholarships Foundation in association with Paonia's Mountain Harvest Festival. The foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications, which are limited to those living in the Crystal, North Fork and Roaring Fork valleys, all areas that Howard loved and knew well. The concert is sponsored by the Redstone Community Association and there is no charge. “[I] hope lots of folks – friends and fans of Howard’s – come out, support the good cause and enjoy some of Howard’s great music,” said John Ohnmacht, who recently finished recording a number of Howard’s tunes on two new releases. Contact Lisa Wagner, 963-8240, for more information.


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Echo Briefs Redstone Art Center features two July openings The Redstone Art Center has a busy July planned. Meet the wood-turning artist Richard Fitzgerald on July 7-8 from 1-4 p.m. both days as he gives a demonstration and exhibit of his new work. And on July 20 from 6-8 p.m., the 16th annual Stone Carvers’ Exhibition features artists participating in the MARBLE/marble symposium this summer in Marble. The Redstone Art Center is at 173 Redstone Blvd., Redstone, 963-3790, – Redstone Art Center

Thunder River’s final days of “Eudora’s Box” Thunder River Theatre Company's (TRTC) is presenting the final performances of "Eudora's Box,” which was written by local playwright Kristin Carlson. There’s a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on July 1, and 7:30 p.m. performances July 5-7. Ticket prices are $20/adults, $10/students. Contact, 963-8200. – Lon Winston, Thunder River Theatre Company

Roaring Fork High School graduates an Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholar Roaring Fork High School's Oscar Tena of Carbondale recently joined a dozen other scholars selected to be an Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship recipient. This is the 17th year Alpine Bank has honored regional high school graduates through the bank’s program. This year’s 13 recipients each receive a scholarship that covers two years of tuition, fees and books at any Colorado Mountain College campus. – Colorado Mountain College

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) needs more than 300 volunteers for the 41st annual Mountain Fair, July 27-29, in Sopris Park. Volunteers are needed for the Green Team, raffle, volunteer check-in, booths, silent auction Peace Patrol, ambassadors and backstage area. Volunteers who work four or more hours will receive a free Mountain Fair T-shirt. For more information, or to register go to, e-mail or call 963-1680. – Maura Masters, CCAH

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Pitkin County Commissioners’ meetings are available online. Meetings stream live and are archived by date. You can even click on the portion of an archived meeting that you are interested in viewing. Click on the “County Webcasts” link at to view. For questions or assistance, call 920-5204.

Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service awards. Citizens are invited to submit nominations. Nomination forms are available online at or by calling Pat Bingham at 920-5204. The nomination deadline is Aug. 3.

Flying out of Aspen/Pitco Airport? Arrive early

Colorado Workforce Center helps job seekers

If you’re flying out of Aspen this summer, arrive early to avoid missing your flight. Five commercial departures are taking place between 7-7:45 a.m. so travelers are encouraged to arrive two hours before scheduled flights to allow time for security screening. To help accommodate passengers, the airport terminal opens at 5 a.m. For more information, contact

The Colorado Workforce Center wants to help put you back to work. Drop in at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen every first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to get help with resume writing and interview skills. Go to for the Virtual Colorado Workforce Center at the Library site.

The Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder now provides access online access: • Motor vehicle registration renewals can be made at • Recording, researching, and obtaining marriage license applications can be found at • Voter registration forms and election information can be accessed at Contact the Clerk and Recorder’s office at 920-5180 for more info.

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Vacancies on citizen advisory boards Several citizen advisory boards in Pitkin County have vacancies: the Pitkin County Animal Shelter, Board of Adjustment, Board of Appeals, Citizen Grant Review, Conflict Committee, Election Commission Board, Financial Advisory Board, Planning & Zoning, Open Space & Trails (Dist. 1), Redstone Historic Preservation, Retirement Board, Translator Advisory Board and Weed Advisory. For more information and to apply online, visit or call Charlotte Anderson at 920-5200. – Pat Bingham

The Church at Redstone We invite you to come and worship God with us in a peaceful and beautiful setting next to the Crystal River in Redstone

Worship 9:00 a.m. ••• Nursery provided Bruce A. Gledhill, Pastor • 970-963-0326

A community church serving Redstone and the Crystal Valley.

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Scenes from the 2012 RCA Welcome to Summer Potluck Picnic

Ride the Rockies came to town. Over 1,000 cyclists passed through Redstone, which was one of the race’s official rest stops this year.

Photos by Sue McEvoy

Kudos to Steve Pavlin, far left, for working hard to bring the race to town and for personally welcoming the majority of the riders to town. Top photo by Nancy Chromy Left photo by Alyssa Ohnmacht

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LEGO Sustainable Cities

During the last school year, Marble Charter

School students designed sustainable cities

with Legos. Here are stories and photos of a couple of the sustainable cities in progress.

D.O.A. (Desert of Australia) By Jose, Justin and Maximus Our sustainable city was based on the desert of Australia. For our social needs we decided to do a town hall which had a safety room in case of danger or emergencies. We made a school for our educational needs. The housing is part of a store and it is in the town hall. We also had an energy house that took care of all the energy of the towns where and all the energy sources such as windmills, solar panels, and water power. Our water in are sustainable city starts out in a dirty lake and then it goes into a filter and then it goes into the clean lake. That’s how they get their water, that’s haw they reuse their water. We get our food from our greenhouse and hunting, which we sell in our store. We hunt bunny and camel. We also trade with the people that come and shop in our shop.

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Would Marble Charter School Be A Good Fit For YOUR Child? • Small Class Size, High Staff : Student Ratio (typically 5:1) • Kindergarten through 10th grade • Transportation to & from Redstone • Outstanding individualized educational opportunities • Warm, friendly, nurturing and supportive learning environment • We help children to reach their full potential. • Our combination of individualized instruction in core academics with project-based learning allows students to apply their skills in a real-world setting. • 9 & 10th grade selective enrollment, mentorships, individual learning plan, project based learning opportunities, contracted schedule. • New playground • Beautiful new classroom space

MARBLE CHARTER SCHOOL 412 West Main Street, Marble, Colorado 81623 970-963-9550 • Fax 970-963-8435



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Marble Charter School – Recipient of The John Irwin Award for 2011

The Savannah By Julia and Ralph

We did the Savannah in Sudan Africa. We were told to make a sustainable city in our biome, and then create it out of Lego’s. Our town was located on the banks of the White Nile. Our biome included animals such as antelope, monkeys, parrots, crocodiles, fish, frogs, chickens, and naked mole rats. It also included plants like palm trees, Baobab tree and elephant grass. Our social needs were met by an underground dance circle as well as safe houses and shelters and a hollowed out Baobab Tree which served as a community center where elders told tales and women gossiped as they weaved with their home grown cotton. Our biological needs for water are met by the Nile, underground piping, and filtering system that the water passes through before and after being used. Our biological needs for food are met by a community garden with corn and other things including cotton. We also hunt and farm antelope and other herbivores. Our natural space is very clear with lots of places for people to get in touch with nature by walking by the river and hiking through the elephant grass. For housing needs are met by an underground housing system to live in the hot dry season complete with a bath house, kitchen, outhouse, and sleeping quarters; in the wet season when underground is flooded they live in a hut above ground. Our economic needs are met by wind power, and solar. Our businesses are trade, blacksmithing, and fishing. Our waste needs are met by composting organic material and by recycling the other stuff.

Please save Box Tops for Marble Charter School! Keep clipping those Box Tops throughout the summer! You can drop them off at the Redstone General Store, at Marble Charter School, or hold onto them until the fall. Have you signed up to be a MCS supporter go to online? It is easy,, enter zip code 81623, then choose Marble Charter School. Enter some information(name, zip code and birth date) and then you will need to enter an email address and create a password. IT IS THAT EASY! Once you have signed up, you can earn help cash for our school online! There are two ways. One, you can shop online through the Box Tops website and earn eBoxTops® credits on all your purchas-

es. Just click the “earn” section at the top of the homepage and scroll down to “shop marketplace.” I bought my MacBook Pro from Apple online through BTFE. I got a great computer and the school got Box Tops money! Two, you can take part in any of the activities on the eBoxTops Click & Earn page. Again, click the “earn” section at the top of the homepage, then scroll down to “click & earn.” Any eBoxTops you earn will be automatically credited to our school. Each eBoxTop is worth 10¢, just like a regular Box Top. If have any questions about earning eBoxTops, just let me know. You can contact me, Alicia Benesh, at or 970-6180248. I’m always happy to help you earn more cash for our school!





Marble Charter School phone numbers: 970-963-9550 970-963-1009

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S P O R T S & O U T D O O R S Crystal River Valley Fishing Report for July

Fishing is good in most of the Crystal


By Ernie Bradley As this article goes to press in late June, the Crystal River is dropping fast due to the unseasonably high temperatures and lack of snowpack. The Crystal River is clear and fishable in all areas. Good fishing should exist through July, but late in the month, the river could have less than optimum conditions. In the more popular and accessible areas, fishing success will depend heavily on the stocking by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For the bait and spinner fishermen, small to medium-sized spinners and spoons, earthworms, salmon eggs and Power Bait should work well in the Crystal River. Fish will start concentrating in deeper waters as flows decline. Fly fishing action should be fairly good by early July in most of the Crystal. Significant insect hatches are already occurring during the evenings and will increase with warmer weather. Nymphs that work well mid-summer include the medium-sized yellow stones, small to medium-sized bead-head princes and pheasant tails, and small copper johns. Dry flies include #14-18 humpies, renegades, parachute adams, and elk hair caddis, along with grasshopper and ant patterns. In general, the larger patterns will work better near Carbondale and the smaller patterns further upstream. Fishing conditions in Beaver Lake, McKee Pond, and Island Lake near Marble have been fair to good recently for spinner and bait fishermen and fairly good at times for fly fishermen. Moss is likely to start accumulating soon on parts of the lakes, which can be a hindrance to fly fishermen. For the flyfisher, a single or double dry or nymph fly setup with spinning rod and bubble can provide great action from shore or boat in the evening and during cloudy days. Avalanche Creek, accessed via a Forest Service road between Carbondale and Redstone, provides about 10 miles of fishable waters. Flows are now low enough for good fishing. This is a very scenic area in the upper reaches above the campground and is a special place for fishermen who like small streams and enjoy hiking or backpacking. All four species of trout are present but the fish will generally be smaller as you get further upstream. Remember to pack rain gear and repellent for the black flies and mosquitoes. Fishing in the Thompson Creek tributary streams west of Carbondale should be good now but the number of fish will likely dwindle by late July. The private catch and release waters of the Redstone Preserve should provide good fishing. Contact the Redstone Inn for reservations and more information at 963-2526. The Redstone General Store and other fly fishing shops in Carbondale have a nice assortment of fishing supplies. Carbondale is the nearest location for purchasing a fishing license. Remember to take a child fishing when possible, and use barbless hooks and gently release any fish not wanted for the table and respect private property unless you have permission to fish.

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When the nose knows When driving by the narrows at Filoha Meadows midway in the Crystal Valley, you may notice the distinctive aroma of Penny Hot Springs. A clue to the source of that odor can be found in the name of a similar Colorado destination, Hot Sulphur Springs. Sulfur indeed makes up part of the smell of hot springs, but not on its own. Sulfur is both tasteless and odorless. In pure form, its only distinctive features are its bright yellow color and that it burns easily. When combined with other elements, sulfur can create strong odors and flavors. Because eggs are rich in sulfur compounds, when spoiled they release hydrogen sulfide gas, the same gas in most hot springs. Compounds of sulfur also produce the sharp aroma given off by onions, garlic, mustard and horseradish. It is even a group of sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for that famous skunk smell. But sulfur isn’t all bad. It’s found in many useful items and in fact all living tissue contains some sulfur. Sulfur is so important to our modern way of life that it can serve as a measure of industrial development. The United States uses more than 100 pounds of sulfur per person per year; that figure for Third World countries is often less than five pounds. Hydrogen sulfide is even more poisonous than carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless. It can be breathed for hours without the breather knowing they’re being exposed to a deadly poison. On the other hand, the odor given off by hydrogen sulfide is so obnoxious that it actually serves as a repellent to being breathed in. There is no need to worry about any harmful effects from being near Penny Hot Springs. Long before there’s enough hydrogen sulfide in the air to do you harm, the odor becomes too strong to tolerate. If only all dangerous things were as offensive as hydrogen sulfide, we would automatically avoid them. Many very harmful things give us no warning at all. It is often scientific knowledge that can help alert us to the “unscented” dangers of things like carbon monoxide. Both ethical and spiritual knowledge are valuable because both can help alert us to other “unscented” dangers that can poison our not just our bodies, but our spirits as well.

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Pitkin County ranks as healthiest in Colorado Those living in the Pitkin County portion of the Crystal Valley have reason to celebrate. Pitkin County is ranked as the healthiest county in Colorado, according to research compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More than 3,000 counties across the country are studied every year to determine the healthiest. The rankings take into account factors such as healthy births, premature death (before age 75) and quality of life including overall health, both physical and mental. The healthiest counties are also the ones that have fewer teen births, smokers and children living in poverty. Other factors are also present such as lower unemployment, fewer violent crimes, citizens who have completed higher levels of education as well as who have better access to primary health care services. “The healthy county rankings aren’t done to expose counties less fortunate than ours as unhealthy, but with the hope that the healthier counties…can be role models that can share ideas and resources to help boost the health of the state overall,” said Pitkin County environmental public health advocate, Tom Dunlop. In Colorado, Pitkin County is ranked healthiest followed by Douglas County in second and Eagle County in third place, with Boulder and Summit counties rounding out the top five. Dunlop, who served as Pitkin County Director of Environmental Health for 25 years before his retirement in 2001, also credits programs such annual health fairs, local physical and mental health services for the indigent, and the many other health and human services available throughout the Pitkin County as reasons for the high health ranking. “The only danger of being ranked in the top position is becoming complacent,” Dunlop says. “Good health must be on everyone’s mind on a daily basis.” Go to to view the rankings. – Pitkin County

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Young at Heart Watch for financial scams that target seniors By Sandy Kaplan

Pitkin County’s senior newsletter, “The Voice of Experience,” recently published information about financial scams that target seniors. According to the National Council on Aging (, these types of scams have become so prevalent that in the senior citizen community, they’re often considered “the crime of the 21st century.” And it’s not always strangers who perpetrate these crimes; elder abuse can be committed by an older person’s own family members. Here are some common scams: • Health care/Medicare/health Insurance fraud – Perpetrators may pose as a Medicare representative to get older people to give them their personal information, or they will provide bogus services for elderly people at makeshift clinics, then use the personal information they provide to bill Medicare to pocket the money. • Counterfeit prescription drugs – Many counterfeit drug scams operate on the Internet. Victims may purchase unsafe substances that can inflict even more harm. • Telemarketing – With no face-to-face interaction, and no paper trail, these scams are hard to trace. • Internet fraud – Pop-up browser windows can fool victims into either downloading a fake antivirus program (at a substantial cost) or an actual virus that will open up whatever information is on the user’s computer to scammers. • Investment schemes – From pyramid schemes like Bernie Madoff’s (which counted a number of senior citizens among its victims) to fables of a Nigerian prince looking for a partner to claim inheritance money, investment schemes can take advantage of older people. • Homeowner scams – A property tax scam involves sending personalized letters to property owners apparently on behalf of the county assessor’s office. The letter, made to look official but displaying only public information, identifies the property’s assessed value and offers the homeowner, for a fee, to arrange for a reassessment of the property’s value and therefore the tax burden associated with it. Additionally, even though legitimate reverse mortgages have recently increased, scammers can lead property owners to lose their homes when the perpetrators offer money or a free house somewhere else in exchange for the title to a property. • Sweepstakes and lottery scams – Seniors are informed they have won a lottery or sweepstakes and need to make a payment to unlock the supposed prize. Often, seniors will be sent a check that they can deposit in their bank account. Even though the check shows up in their account immediately, it will take a few days before the check is rejected. • The grandparent scam – Scammers will place a call to an older person and when the mark picks up, they will say something along the lines of: “Hi Grandma, do you know who this is?” When the unsuspecting grandparent guesses the name of the grandchild the scammer most sounds like, the scammer has established a fake identity. The fake grandchild usually asks for money to solve some By the Department of Veterans Affairs unexpected financial problem (overdue rent, payment for car repairs, etc.), to be paid via Western Union or MoneyGram, which don’t always require identification to collect. At the same time, the The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an scam artist will beg the grandparent, “Please don’t tell my parents, they would kill me.” While the aggressive national mental health hiring initiative. To speed the hirsums from such a scam are likely to be in the hundreds, the very fact that no research is needed ing process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, a makes this a scam that can be perpetrated over and over at very little cost to the scammer. multi-faceted, marketing and outreach campaign that includes tarIf you would like to receive “The Voice of Experience” senior newsletter, contact Sandy at the geted recruitment of mental health providers willing to take posinumber and e-mail below. tions throughout the country, including in rural and highly rural Sandy Kaplan has lived in Redstone since 1994. She serves on the Pitkin County Senior Services Council markets, to serve all VA medical centers and community clinics. Citizen Board, and is the liaison from the Crystal Valley for The Senior Center in Aspen. You can contact This initiative will help VA to meet existing and future Sandy at 963-4633 or e-mail her at demands of mental health care services. “Mental health services must be closely aligned with veterans’ needs and fully integrated with health care facility operations,” said VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert Petzel. “Improving access to mental health services will help support the current and future veterans who depend on VA for these vital services.” Currently, 35 mental health clinicians and support staff work locally supporting Grand Junction area veterans. The team at Grand Junction VA Medical Center is already actively treating veterans through individualized care, readjustment counseling and immediate crisis services. More than 3,500 veterans have been provided care at the medical center; more than 100 clients are being served at the vet center in Grand Junction. Contact the Grand Junction VA Medical Center in Grand Junction at 970-242-0731 or veterans can visit VA’s website at Immediate help is available at or by calling the Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (push 1) or by texting 838255.

VA announces recruitment effort to hire mental health professionals

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Fire restrictions from page 1 Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Northwest Colorado District, announced on June 19 that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the White River National Forest (WRNF), and the National Park Service would institute Stage II fire restrictions in the Upper Colorado River fire protection zone on June 22. They remain in effect. Continued hot, dry and windy weather, low fuel moistures, low humidity and the factor of several large fires already burning within Colorado have caused fire managers added concern and prompted the need for additional restrictions. Stage II fire restrictions prohibit: • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, charcoal grill, coal, wood burning stove or sheepherders stove, including in developed camping and picnic grounds. Devices using pressurized liquid or gas are exempted. • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer, building or tent. • Using an explosive requiring fuse or blasting caps, fireworks, rockets, exploding targets and tracers or incendiary ammunition. • Operating a chainsaw without an approved spark arrestor and without chemical pressurized fire extinguisher (8 oz. capability by weight or larger and kept with the operator) and without one “O” or larger round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches that is readily available for use. • Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame (except with a current permit, contract or letter of authorization and the welding area must be barren or cleared of all flammable material for 10 feet on all sides of the equipment). • The use of fireworks, flares or other incendiary devices is always prohibited on federal lands. “We thank the public for their support and continued cooperation to comply with fire restrictions,” said Chris Farinetti, Upper Colorado River assistant fire management officer. “Conditions in Colorado and throughout the west are ripe for wildfire. Preventing human-caused fires will help keep the public and firefighters safe and also help prevent destruction of federal lands and private property.” Ron strongly encourages people to attend a wildfire information meeting at 6 p.m. on July 2 at the Church at Redstone (see information on cover).


Full details on the program can be found on our website at: www.aspenpitkincom/weeds or call Melissa at 970-920-5390

For the western adventure of a lifetime… • Hourly or full day trail rides • Carriage or wagon rides • Pack trips to scenic Avalanche Lake • First-class, fully guided or drop camp hunts for elk, bear, mule deer, mountain goat or bighorn sheep

Book your summer adventure by calling 963-1144 or (229) 221-4590


Bolling Jones, Owner Randy Melton, Outfitter


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H I S T O RY Redstone Historic Society holds membership drive July 22

i|á|à exwáàÉÇxVtáàÄx‹ REDSTONE CASTLE TOURS Tours seven days a week • 1:30 p.m. (Call for seasonal hours after Labor Day)

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $10 children 5-18, Children under 5: FREE (FOR GROUP TOURS CALL 970-963-9656)

Tickets available at Tiffany of Redstone, and the Redstone General Store. CASH OR CHECK ONLY

The Redstone Historic Society (RHS) is holding an open house and membership drive at the Redstone Museum on July 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The museum is located in the front of Redstone Park at 291 Redstone Blvd. RHS members are invited to come renew their membership and all are welcome to stop by for light refreshments. Come see what’s new and what’s history in Redstone. Call Sue McEvoy at 704-1843 for more information. – Redstone Historic Society

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Echo-Travels… Thanks to all who share their travels! Take The Crystal Valley Echo along on your next travel adventure. Send your photo and info to

PITKIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT Now streaming Board of County Commissioner meetings on the internet! Go to

Also on the Pitkin County website: County Commissioner Agendas Vehicle and Title Registration Property Tax Information Maps

On the left hand side of the Home Page look for the blue box that says: Watch Live & Recorded City Meetings County Meetings

Library online services Open Space and Trails Senior Services

Click on the Agenda on only the topic of the meeting you wish to watch.

Part-time Redstone residents Pam and Dick Wadsworth recently returned from drivign the Alaska Highway to Anchorage where they didn't have their trusty Crystal Valley Echo with them, but they did have a Redstone sign, which they posted in the famous sign forest at Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory.

And More!

Physical Mailing Address: Pitkin County Administration 530 East Main Street, Aspen, CO 81611

QUESTIONS? Call 970-920-5200

The Johnny O. Band

Hey, isn’t that…Chrissy Strom?

Carl and Lu Seyfer, part-time Redstone residents, in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Chrissy Strom, who grew up in Redstone, portraying a “dueling madam,” is featured on a series of banners on the 16th Street Mall in Denver announcing the opening of the new History Colorado museum. The (true) story on the banners involves two madams from Denver’s Five Points district who were both smitten over the same man. Their rivalry turned into a duel, and ultimately a ricocheting bullet killed the object of their desires. Chrissy, the blond madam, works for Barnart Communications in Denver, the creator of the History Colorado museum’s opening campaign. Chrissy’s mom, Debby Strom of Redstone, says the new museum is fantastic. If you’d like to check it out, it’s at 1200 Broadway in Denver,

A benefit for Sunday, August 5th, 4-7 p.m. at the Crystal Club, Redstone Hosted by Olivia Savard in memory of Grandpa Bob and in honor of her many friends who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease

$15 pp • Tickets are on sale at The Crystal Club • 963-9515 or by calling 963-2373 or 963-9616. For more information: * Team Fox was created by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s reaearch - giving a way for people like Olivia to help find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

JULY 2012

THE ECHO CLASSIFIED ADS HELP WANTED: Town Clerk - The Town of Marble is seeking a part-time Town Clerk. Essential duties include preparing meeting agendas for the Marble Board of Trustees, taking and transcribing minutes, and maintaining town records. For a full job description or to apply, please contact Karen Mulhall at 970274-6105.


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The Echo’s Parting Shot…

See you next month!

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Sunday Brunch The first Sunday of each month

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