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This amazing fall …

A busy fall season page 3

Marble’s Citizen of the Year page 5

Round Up page 8

Octoberfest page 13

Top, Lizard Lake. Photo by Steve Fowler Bottom, the Crystal Mill and fall in the mountains above the town of Crystal. Photos by Alyssa Ohnmacht

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L E T T E R S 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, echo@crystalvalleyecho.com, or 274 Redstone Blvd., Redstone, CO 81623. Thanks.

Sen. Udall building consensus towards wilderness protection

Dear Echo: I attended the meeting Sen. Mark Udall hosted in Aspen to discuss his Central Mountains Outdoor Heritage proposal. I was joined by business leaders and current and former mayors and county commissioners, all of us very supportive of the Senator’s proposal to protect appropriate and essential wilderness in our valley. I want to thank Sen. Udall for his leadership in bringing together such a diverse group. His emphasis on listening to all his constituents and working together toward consensus wherever possible is a refreshing reminder of true leadership. I am sure that Sen. Udall will move quickly and thoroughly to protect those few remaining wild lands in our region. I, along with many others, appreciate Sen. Udall’s work on this crucial issue. Sincerely, Dorothea Farris Carbondale

Thanks for making Marble rock for Dan

Dear Echo: We are all so grateful to Fall Fest sponsors [a live music and community festival held Oct. 67 to benefit Marble resident Dan Prazen injured in a motorcycle accident]: Slow Groovin BBQ, Beaver Lake Lodge, the Marble Crystal River Chamber, Josh Landis at Aspen Real Estate, Chair Mountain Ranch, KDNK, Ulrych Properties, The Crystal Valley Echo, Redstone Cliffs and the Marble Community Church for lending their support, muscle and resources to the benefit and festival. While sponsors made it possible, our Marble volunteers made it real. Deepest thanks and gratitude go to the following partners: Carrie Shanks, Connie Baker, Emma Bielski, Karly Anderson and the Anderson family, the Ulrych family, the Rusby Family, the Macek family, the Good family, Marble Charter School, the Adams family, Connie Hendrix, Mario Villalobos, Doug Whitney, Alyssa Ohnmacht, Glenn and Patsy Smith, Brian Meadows, Mark Jameson, Garrett and Erin Quilter, Kelly Prazen and Kris Ellis, Kristen and Ryan Halizon, Mila and Frankie Sanchez, Leandra Prazen, Big Tyler, Tyler and Danielle, Jim Aarts, Lise Leach, Sue Eller, Ron Leach, Michael and Lisa Schlueter and

the Redstone General Store, Jax Gray, Charlotte Graham, Jon and Peggoty Stovall, Pam Berwanger, Shane, Wilde, Mike Yellico, Dave and Kathy White, Harley Stumbaugh, Brad Smith, Chris Stein, Igor, Off the Grid, Dan Sheridan, Trunk, Greg Masse, Bo Hale, Bart Weller, Kristin Carroll and Curtis, Pam Wadsworth , the Bensch family, Alan Weaver, Spencer Schacter, Trinity, Alex Menard, Joyce Leeman and the one person we should never have forgotten because your help was so important (and you know who you are!). Marble rocked! Larry Good, Ryan Vinciguerra, Steve Horner, and Dan Prazen Marble

Vote yes on Question 1A to protect Garfield County's open space Dear Echo: The answer to Question 1A [on Garfield County’s general election ballots] is "Yes.” I'm in support of this initiative for protecting and preserving ranchlands, rivers and the recreation economy in Garfield County. As a Colorado mountain resident for the past three decades, I've seen the benefits of an open space program firsthand, particularly the good work of the Eagle Valley Land Trust in our neighboring county. The current ballot initiative, 1A, is designed to safeguard our rivers and streams, protect vital lower elevation wildlife habitat and areas we all enjoy for recreation. It is a conservation measure that is timely and sensible given that the county population is expected to double in the next 20 years, which will place more demand on land in the valleys and sensitive riparian areas. The preservation of our natural environment is essential from an economic perspective too, with tourism as a major driver in Garfield County. While many choose to vote "no" on any new tax initiative in our current economic environment, I urge you to consider the following for 1A: • It is a county-wide sales tax of just 25 cents on every hundred dollars of consumer spending. The investment is small, but the rewards are big: it will generate about $2 million each year to purchase development rights from willing agricultural landowners. This will put certain properties into conservation easements for perpetuity.

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 Staff Writer Sue McEvoy Assistant Copy Editor Jae Julgran Advertising Sales Alyssa Ohnmacht • 963-2373 echo@crystalvalleyecho.com Distribution Dawn Distribution • 963-0874

Contributors to this issue of The Crystal Valley Echo: Steve Fowler, The Hub, Maura Masters, Aspen Filmfest, Larry Good, Sharon Clarke, Sarah Johnson, George Newman, Bettie Lou Gilbert, Debra Crawford, Pat Bingham, Bruce Gledhill, Dan Prazen, Marble Charter School kids and faculty

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Avalanche Outfitters at Redstone Stables’ busy fall

Above, Outfitter Randy Melton leads a string of mules packing out two cow elk for his drop camp hunters in the first rifle season. Right, Randy drives his winter team through the meadow at Redstone Stables. Below, Randy and Don Makovic loading gear onto a mule after Don’s successful hunt this year. Photos by Sue McEvoy

By Sue McEvoy For most in the Crystal Valley, fall offers a respite from the busy summer season. Some shops and restaurants cut back on hours of operation, people take time off for well-earned vacations, and some businesses prepare to close for the winter. But at Avalanche Outfitters at Redstone Stables, there are more activities than at any other time of the year. On some days there are trail rides, hunting camps being set up or broken down, cows being wrangled out of the wilderness and in the evenings, haunted hay rides scaring wagons full of guests. For Randy Melton, managing partner at Redstone Stables, it’s all in a day’s work. “So far we’ve had a very successful archery and muzzle season and we’re really full for the rest of rifle season,” said Randy. As of Oct. 22, Avalanche Outfitters’ clients have taken 11 bull elk, five cow elk, one bighorn sheep ram, five mule deer bucks, one turkey and six bears. Guided hunts and drop camps are a big part the stable’s business and Randy employs three full-time guides and five part-time people. “My permit area is about 300 square miles and Redstone is kind of in the center; Coal Basin, Perham Creek, Braderich Creek, our ranch, East Creek, Gift Creek, the west fork of Avalanche all the way to Mount Sopris, all the way to Huntsman’s Ridge, top of McClure Pass and Hayes Creek,” he said. Randy sets up 10 different camps with the highest at 12,000 feet. About half of his hunting clients are return guests and most are “blue-collar guys and this is the trip of a lifetime for them” Randy said. The

camps include two big-walled tents, cots, wood stoves, lanterns, tools, water filters, tables and chairs. The cost is $1,600 per person for a drop camp and $6,000 for the fully guided seven-day hunt. Redstone Stables offers trail rides January through October, ranging from one hour to full day rides that include a deluxe meal in the wilderness. The fall rides are particularly spectacular with the changing colors, game moving around and the sounds of elk bugling. The most popular winter activity is, of course, sleigh rides. With bells jingling, draft horses or mules pull sleighs along Redstone Boulevard and in the forest and meadow behind the stables. Early in the winter, they offer Christmas tree rides and sleigh rides where guests choose and cut their own trees. In its sixth year of operation, Redstone Stables has a base herd of about 30 horses and mules, with all but the draft stock scheduled to be wintered in Texas. The horses are used for riders and the mules do most of the packing and some of the pulling. “For my personal riding animal, if I’m working cattle, you can’t beat a good horse,” said Randy. “I’m a horse guy to the bone when I’m cowboying. But for packing, mules are unparalleled because they’re smarter than horses, stronger than horses and they’ve got more endurance.” Other advantages of using mules to pack include the flatness of their backs to carry loads, their instinct to follow each other in a string without wrapping around trees, and their ability to avoid obstacles when carrying a load. “Everyone thinks mules are stubborn,” said Randy. “They’re not, they’re just smart. You can’t force a mule to do anything, you’ve just got to convince him

that it’s a good idea.” Randy’s experience with mules was honed in the armed forces. He joined the Army right out of high school in 1992 and spent 10-plus years serving in several different divisions in deployments all over the world. After one tour in Iraq, he returned to the US and joined the 1st Cavalry horse attachment where he trained mules and horses. “My job was to drive a team of mules for the Army and we traveled the whole country doing mounted weapons demonstrations, parades, ceremonies color guard and presidential inaugurations,” he says. Asked what his favorite part of being a wrangler and part owner of Avalanche Outfitters at Redstone Stables, Randy was at an unusual loss for words. Then he remembered a recent day. “It was early in September, peak fall colors and I was riding out of Coal Basin at sunrise. The sun was coming up and there were elk bugling around me. It was the perfect temperature outside and I was riding a young horse and my mule string was doing good. And, at that moment right there, it don’t get no better than that,” he said. Call 963-1144 for more information or visit redstonestables.com.


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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 echo@crystalvalleyecho.com 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.

• Nov. 1: 1-3 p.m. Time to recycle in Redstone. In front of the Church at Redstone, Redstone Boulevard. • Nov. 1: The Common Reader program is hosting a showing of a mining documentary, “Way Down in the Hole,” at CMC Spring Valley. For info, go to coloradomtn.edu/commonreader. • Nov. 1: 7 p.m. Town of Marble Board of Trustees meets at Fellowship Hall at the Marble Community Church. • Nov. 2: 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. For more info go to carbondalecolorado.com, 963-1890. • Nov. 2: 6-8 p.m. Majid Kahhak paints live during First Friday at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. The painting will be inspired by Thanksgiving. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres served. 704-0622. • Nov. 2: 5:30-8 p.m. Dia de los Muertos Fiesta begins at the Thunder River Theatre with Ballet Folklorico, 67 Promenade, Carbondale, and continues at the Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale for an exhibit of altars, original artwork, sculpture, and visual work. Food, drink, more. Exhibit continues through the month of November. 963-1680, carbondalearts.com • Nov. 3: 7 p.m. doors open; show at 8 p.m. The Johnny O. Band CD Release Party is at Pac3 at the Third Street Center, Carbondale. $10/advance, $15/day of show. Tickets at Dos Gringos, Thunder River Market and at pac3carbondale.com. • Nov. 4: 1-4 p.m. “Creating Wreaths” with Sue Eller at the Connie Hendrix Studio & Gallery, 640 W. Main St., Marble. Go to conniehendrixstudio.com, 963-5815 for reservations and details. • Nov. 5: 10 a.m. Redstone Community Association meets at the Redstone Inn. • Nov. 6: VOTE. • Nov. 6: 7 p.m. Colorado Poet Laureate and Colorado College professor David Mason visits CMC Spring Valley to discuss the college’s Common Reader book, “Ludlow,” about the massacre of mine workers and their families that took place in 1914. $5/suggested donation. Go to coloradomtn.edu/commonreader. • Nov. 8: 7-9 p.m. Crystal River Caucus annual meeting at the Church at Redstone, Redstone Boulevard. Agenda includes voting for new board members, update on the Elk Park plan from Pitkin County Open Space, update on the Sutey Land Exchange, and a discussion of the Crystal River Recreational Trail. 963-2143. • Nov. 10: 1-4 p.m. “Creating One of a Kind Santas” with Betty Bradley at the Connie Hendrix Studio & Gallery, 640 W. Main St., Marble. Go to conniehendrixstudio.com, 9635815 for reservations and details. • Nov. 14: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wild and Scenic River Educational Forum for the Crystal River at the Church at Redstone. For all community members, stakeholders, land and business owners who are interested in learning about the process involved in the designation of the Crystal River as a Wild and Scenic river. For more information, visit roaringfork.org/crystalriver. • Nov. 15: 1-3 p.m. Time to recycle in Redstone. In front of the Church at Redstone, Redstone Boulevard. • Nov. 15: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wild and Scenic River Educational Forum for the Crystal River at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. For all community members, stakeholders, land and business owners who are interested in learning about the process involved in the designation of the Crystal River as a Wild and Scenic river. For more information, visit roaringfork.org/crystalriver. • Nov. 18: 1-4 p.m. “Creating One of a Kind Ornaments” with Sue Eller at the Connie Hendrix Studio & Gallery, 640 W. Main St., Marble. Go to conniehendrixstudio.com, 9635815 for reservations and details.

• Nov. 19: There’s no Pilates class with Sue McEvoy today. Sue, 704-1843. • Nov. 22: Thanksgiving. • Nov. 22: There’s no Pilates class with Sue McEvoy today. Sue, 704-1843. Happy Thanksgiving! • Nov. 23: 1-8 p.m. Grand Illumination celebration in Redstone starts with Santa from 4-7 p.m. at the Redstone Inn, caroling down the Boulevard from 4-5 p.m., bonfire next to the Redstone Inn and luminary lighting down the Boulevard starting at 4:30 p.m., tree lighting at the Redstone Inn at 5 p.m., and more caroling at the bonfire from 5-8 p.m. Redstone's shops and restaurants remain open during Grand Illumination. Get some holiday shopping in.

ONGOING • Guided tours of the historic Redstone Castle are at 1:30 p.m. on weekends through the winter. 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 redstonecastle.us. • Take a horse-drawn carriage (or sleigh, depending on snow) ride around Redstone. $25/person. 963-2526, redstoneinn.com. • Now through Nov. 30, Crystal River Jeep Tours run tours all over the Crystal Valley. 963-1991. • For the month of November, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is featuring an exhibit of Day of the Dead-inspired work at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. 963-1680, carbondalearts.com. • The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale has Story Time sessions for all ages of children, art classes, and more. 76. S. Fourth St., Carbondale. Call 963-2889 for more info. • The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) has a full line-up of classes and workshops for kids. Most classes are at the CCAH Center for the Arts at the Third Street Center. For more information or to register for a CCAH fall class, contact carbondalearts.com, 963-1680. • 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. • The second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. is Paws to Read @ the Library. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library to read to a dog from Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley. 963-2889 or gcpld.org/calendar for info or e-mail Sue at sschnitzer@gcpld.org to register for a 15-minute slot. • The third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. is Music and Games @ the Library. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library to play games and listen to music. Card games, Dominoes, checkers, chess, Uno, plus music – CDs and rhythm instruments – to jam and dance to. • On the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. is Movie Day @ the Library. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library for popcorn and a movie. • Pilates is held in Redstone 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. Sue, 704-1843. • Total Body Fitness schedule in Redstone is Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the Church at Redstone on the Boulevard. Have a two-hour 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. seniorsmatter.org at the Third Street Center.

• 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, 9451398, or pamsz@sopris.net. • On Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m.on, the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale has Teen Zone where teens can study, surf the net, read, write, draw or hang out. Bring a laptop or borrow one of ours. 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale. Free. Call 963-2889 or visit gcpld.org for more info. • 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, 9639811, or Mary Dorais, 963-3862. • Hospice of the Valley grief and support groups meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:301:30 p.m. at the hospice’s offices in Basalt. All who have experienced loss are welcome. Contact Sean Jeung, 9276650, hchotv.org. • The Aspen Art Museum is partnering with the Gordon Cooper Branch Library, 76 S. Fourth St. in Carbondale, to offer Story Art, a free children’s program that combines learning to read with making art. Story Art is held on the first Thursday of every month from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Registration recommended. 963-2889. • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) in Carbondale is offering a new batch of art classes during fall, including weaving, sewing, doll making, folk art, jewelry making, knitting, book binding and more. Contact CCAH at carbondalearts.com, 963-1680. • 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; seniorsmatter.org. • 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. • One Moment, a local support group for bereaved parents who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or early infant loss meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marcia Viallarreal and Amanda Emerson-Burger lead the group, and bring their experience in pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and motherhood. Meetings are held at the Glenwood Insurance Agency, 1605 Grand Ave., Glenwood. Free. 963-7110, 379-5387, onemoment.org. • 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. 963-2536, 948-7033. • Carbondale Recreation offers classes and programs for a range of activities for kids and adults. 704-4190, carbondalerec.com. • 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 • Dec. 1 and 2 and Dec. 8 and 9: Christmas in Marble. Participants include the Marble Gallery, Connie Hendrix Studio and Gallery, the Marble Community Church and Marble Charter School.


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Second annual Marble Citizen of the Year awarded to Connie Hendrix By Charr Graham The second annual Marble Citizen of the Year award was presented to Connie Hendrix at a recent Hub Appreciation Party at Slow Groovin BBQ. Since the mid 90s, while building their home here, Connie has volunteered with various community groups up and down the Crystal Valley. Connie served on the board of Redstone Art Foundation, Marble Charter School, Labor Day Art Show, provided a marble angel sculpture for Marble Community Church and is currently working on a marble mural for the school. Connie has also served on the Town of Marble's Mill Site Committee since its inception and she is chair of the Sculpture Garden Committee. She has also created the print and web marketing campaigns for Marble Crystal River Chamber. In addition, Connie and her husband Charlie have taken the town’s Santa photos for many years. As for The Marble Hub, Connie was involved from day one. Connie helped form The Hub's board and recruited the rest of its first four board members. She donated extensive print and website marketing and advertising expertise as well as serving as The Hub’s chief communicator with the community. Connie is a frequent customer at The Hub's coffee bar and has brought in many friends and guests. She also participated in and supported several other local classes and arts and craft gifts at The Hub this winter. Connie serves as an example of how many different ways a person can be a good citizen and contribute to the good health and well-being of their community, even with a very busy life. The Marble Hub congratulates Connie for all her good works, known and unknown, with this award.

Clockwise from top left, The Hub’s first two Citizens of the Year: 2012, Connie Hendrix and 2011, Monique Villalobos. A group gathers for the second annual Hub nonprofit distributions and Citizen of the Year award. Yummy appetizers compliments of Slow Groovin BBQ. Live music compliments of House of Wolves. Emma Bielski, Hub secretary gets some tips from out-going board member, Ernie Bradley. Glenn Smith, Hub interim Photos courtesy of The Hub board chairman and wife, Patsy Smith.


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Arts & Entertainment Briefs Grand Illumination time is here

Have a pile of scrap wood or brush and nowhere to put it? Bring it to the ever-growing bonfire pile in the Redstone Inn’s parking lot, which will be lit into a giant pyre during Redstone’s Grand Illumination on Nov. 23. The inn asks that you check into the front desk before dropping off your wood, since no items with nails or metal will be accepted. And for Grand Illumination, get ready for a busy afternoon and evening the day after Thanksgiving: 4-7 p.m. Santa greets children at the Redstone Inn 4-5 p.m. Caroling down the Boulevard 4:30 p.m. Bonfire lighting, as well as luminary lighting along the Boulevard 5 p.m. Tree lighting at the Redstone Inn 5-8 p.m. Caroling at the bonfire Redstone's shops and restaurants remain open during Grand Illumination, so it’s a great time to get some early holiday shopping done. – Carrie Click, Echo editor

“This Cursed Valley” reissued and available

“This Cursed Valley,” an historical novel set primarily in Colorado's Crystal River Valley, has been reissued in a special 10th anniversary edition. The novel, written by part-time valley resident Larry K. Meredith, traces the history of the valley and the surrounding area from 1879 to 1930. The story is based on the local legend that as the Ute Indians were being driven from the area to reservations in the southwestern part of Colorado, a Ute holy man placed a curse on the valley. The novel explores the valley’s subsequent trials and tribulations, the mining boom and bust, and the various attempts of men to use the valley for their own ends, often with failure as the result. The novel also provides an early history of Aspen, Redstone and Glenwood Springs as well as the remote towns of the Crystal Valley including Schofield, Crystal City and Marble. “This Cursed Valley” has been popular in the area since its publication in 2002. Meredith recently re-acquired the rights to the novel and formed a new publishing company, Raspberry Creek Books, Ltd. to publish this book and several others by Colorado writers. The name of the publishing company comes from Raspberry Creek near Marble, which borders property he and his wife Alley have owned for a number of years.The 10th anniversary edition of “This Cursed Valley” is the first book published by Raspberry Creek.. The 10th anniversary edition includes some material that was not published in the original version. It also features an introduction by Anne Hillerman, the daughter of famed novelist Tony Hillerman. The book will soon be available as an ebook for Kindle. Meredith’s second novel, dealing with land use issues has been completed and he is working on a biography of a long-time movie stuntman who has appeared in hundreds of films and was John Wayne’s double. “This Cursed Valley” is available at The Company Store in Redstone and other bookstores throughout the area.

Annual Dia de los Muertos fiesta

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) is presenting its annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on First Friday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. in the Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Featuring a show of altars, original artwork, sculpture, and visual work, an exhibit of Day of the Dead-inspired work will stay up for the entire month of November at the Third Street Center. Thunder River’s (TRTC) annual performance with Ballet Folklorico, poetry and performance starts the evening at 5:30 p.m. at the theater, located at 67 Promenade in Carbondale. A procession open to all will walk from TRTC, down Main Street to Third Street bringing the celebration to CCAH with traditional food, music and the gallery opening at the Third Street Center. Dia de los Muertos is a three-day Mexican festival in which families pay their respects to loved ones who have died.This ancient tradition, dating back to Aztec and Meso-American cultures more than 3,000 years ago, reflects the traditional beliefs of a life/death/rebirth continuum, and reveres death as a beginning to a new life. It is believed that spirits of deceased loved ones return during this festival, and the tradition chants, “Don’t take anything lying down – not even death.” For more information about the November gallery exhibit, visit carbondalearts.com or call 963-1680. – Maura McKenna Masters, CCAH

Aspen Film holding “Digital Postcard: Colorado” contest

Aspen Film currently has a call-for-entries for the “2013 “Digital Postcard: Colorado” contest. Now in its third year, this unique competition offers Colorado filmmakers, visual artists and other media storytellers an exclusive opportunity to participate in the 2013 Aspen Shortsfest, which will be held April 9-14. Short films of five minutes or less with a Colorado theme, ideally using a Colorado setting, will be considered. The work should tell a story, profile a person, explore a place, express a quality or essence, capture a memory, or in some way convey the filmmaker's connection to the state. The final submission deadline for “Digital Postcards: Colorado” is Jan. 11, 2013. Selected Colorado films will screen during the 22nd edition of Aspen Shortsfest at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Current Colorado residents, including full-time students, are eligible to participate. Complete competition guidelines for DIGITAL POSTCARDS: COLORADO, as well as Aspen Shortsfest's other competition categories, are available at aspenfilm.org. – Aspen Filmfest

Studio & Gallery Connie Hendrix Studio and Gallery is sponsoring three holiday workshops in November. Start early, have fun and take home a finished project. Snacks provided. "CREATING WREATHS" Using pine cones and other items from nature. Sunday, November 4, 2012 — 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Instructor: Sue Eller • Price $40. "CREATING ONE-OF-A-KIND SANTAS" Saturday, November 10, 2012 — 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Instructor: Betty Bradley • Price: $40. "CREATING ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENTS" Recycling jewelry into a new beautiful keepsake. Sunday, November 18, 2012 — 2:00 - 4:00 PM Instructor: Sue Eller • Price $30. CALL 963-5815 FOR RESERVATIONS AND DETAILS. Call for appointment 640 West Main Street (1-1/2 blocks west of the Marble Charter School)

Marble, CO 81623 970.963.5815 connie@conniehendrixstudio.com ConnieHendrixStudio.com


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Marble's Fall Fest, a community event It was a joyous occasion in Marble last month as the first ever Fall Fest was staged as a benefit for Dan Prazen's ongoing recovery from injuries he received as a result of a motorcycle accident. The event raised nearly $6,000. Contests, music, auction, food, parking, all were volunteer staffed and earmarked for the Marble emergency fund. Every pumpkin carved, every car parked, every pie tasted, every pizza, painting, or geegaw donated for auction, every ticket or T-shirt sold, every swing of the axe in the woodsplitting championship, it all added up; the people of Marble all found ways of contributing. Prazen said that the event brought him to his knees, but he wasn't the only one. Locals and visitors commented that this was a wholly positive experience, and that they were moved by the spirit of service in the community. Many musicians agreed to perform for free as their way of contributing to the event. This savings enabled Fall Fest to engage the headliners Feast and Shakedown Street. The strength of such an event is its volunteers, and with over 60 of them, the event showed unprecedented ownership by the whole community and reflected the mission of future Fall Fests, to build and fund a foundation that helps community members to overcome hard times, bad luck, and personal crisis. While learning the knots and riggings of this Fall Fest vessel the volunteers kept their attention on the greater purpose; to hold a successful event to benefit Dan Prazen and also to learn how to repeat the venture to benefit the whole community in the future. They also learned that everyone wants to be a pie judge. It looks like a compassionate and altruistic community is blooming in our little town of Marble. – Larry Good

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Above, Dan Prazen, right, his sister Mila Sanchez, of Delta, and Tyler Barnes of Marble enjoy being Fall Fest pie contest judges at Slow Groovin in Marble.

Photo by Jill Ulrych

Left, Jim Aarts participates in the woodsplitting contest at Fall Fest.

Photo courtesy of Larry Good


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Above, Randy Melton of Avalanche Outfitters, rounds cattle out of Coal Basin. Left, Cowboys a at Cow Camp cutting out the cows. Photos by Sue McEvoy

Out come the cows Coal Basin Road and cow camp on Highway 133 were bustling with bovines on Oct. 9-10 as about 400 cows were herded out of Coal Basin and into the 60-acre cow camp. Six local ranchers run their cows on this Forest Service permit from late June to early October and round them up at this time of the year. The cows are then sorted by owner and trucked to their respective ranches for wintering or sale.

Thank You to EVERYONE who helped make the Pasta for the Fight Against Parkinsons Disease benefit dinner a great success. I so appreciate everyone who donated items, volunteers to help and came and ate with us. Together we raised $1,500 for Team Fox! Special thanks go to: Ron Leach and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, Mike Marcucci and Pepsi Bottling Company, Marco and TroyAnne Diaz, Scott and Alicia Benesh and Caesar Garcia. Thanks for the special birthday gift! ~ Olivia


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V I N TA G E

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VA L L E Y

Vandals despoil ghost city, Coal Basin By Sue McEvoy

we climbed the steps that had been trod by so many little feet. Vandals were here. But inside it was the same old story of all ghost towns today. The place had been ripped apart. The old pot-bellied stove had been smashed, the slate blackboard lay on the floor in broken bits and never the name of a child was left. And as we poked here and there we found scribbled on the wall of one of the crumbled buildings, these last lines of a sonnet signed by “Hard Rock” Porter: Man can’t believe his efforts go for naught, A stubborn pride induces him to feel For all the lessons history has taught, An air of permanence is never real; Despite historic truths to judge her by Few Romans ever dreamed that Rome could die. This was the epitaph of Coal Basin.

Editor’s note: This column is excerpted from a Rocky Mountain News article published on June 20, 1953 in Denver. It was written by Jack Foster and subtitled, “Researchers Find Only Ruin in Far-Hidden Camp.” Is there a single ghost town in Colorado that has not been ripped by human pack rats and tattered by vandals? Coal Basin lies west of Redstone, and in the early part of the century was a thriving coal mining community. It had been built by J.C. Osgood, who developed this region. It had closed down in 1909, and the road had grown over so that even a Jeep could not travel it. So a bulldozer was hired and the impassable two or three miles of road was cut through. And our party started to see whether there were any old files left in the little houses, whether the names of the last pupils in the little schoolhouse were still on the blackboard, whether there were any old bottles left in the Coal Basin Club which had housed magazines and newspapers from England and the Continent. It’s a rough road. The road, 12 miles in all, was a wretched one. We followed in part the railbed of the Crystal River & San Juan Railroad. And you wondered how it was possible for one of the sturdy little iron horses ever to mount this four percent grade.

We crossed a creek by foot and walked down a grass-claimed street where once the feet of 300 citizens had trod. Snow had crushed many of the houses and pushed several together. How far a day it was, that time 50 years ago when Mr. Osgood had ridden the first train to Coal Basin and a brass band played the beginning of a new day in Western development. Yet there the old schoolhouse still stood. And, praying for a step into the past,

Vintage Valley features stories of the Crystal Valley’s past. Thanks go to the family of George Harper for sharing this newspaper clipping from 1953. For information on the Redstone Historical Society (RHS), to contribute and/or become a member of the RHS, contact Sue McEvoy at 704-1843.

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The Crystal Valley’s Great Outdoors (GO)

A trail ride to hunting camp By Sue McEvoy

With summer long gone but Indian summer lingering in the Crystal Valley, I pondered what outdoor activities still remained to feature in this column. I hadn’t done a trail ride yet. After contacting Randy Melton, managing partner at Avalanche Outfitters at Redstone Stables, I was on board to accompany him while packing out a pair of hunters from the Assignation Ridge area. When I arrived at Redstone Stables at 9 a.m. on Oct. 17, Randy and two of his guides, Vicente Alcala and Jake Wolfe, were busy saddling about 20 horses and mules for the duel camps of hunters they had to pick up that day; one up Coal Basin, the other up Braderich Creek trail. The hunters had gone out six days earlier in first rifle season to drop camps set up by Avalanche Outfitters. Randy loaded several horses and mules into the trailer and shuttled them up to the Coal Basin parking area for Vicente and Jake to take into that camp and returned to load the dozen horses and mules we would take up Braderich. Also along was Stephen Cooper and his two mules, both of which Randy had been using and training through the summer. Stephen came along to help lead a string of the mules. I got to lead one of the horses that was saddled up for the hunters. After about two and a half hours of riding, we arrived at Society camp, named for the nearby creek, at an elevation of 9,400 feet. There, we met father and son team, Don and Gary Makovec, of Bartlesville, Okla. and McKinney, Texas respectively. Don had been hunting in the Crystal Valley for close 30 years and Gary has accompanied him on eight of those hunts. This year, although they purchased non-resident either-sex licenses, they both chose to hunt for cow elk in order to have the more choice meat to eat. The two had been on their way to this exact camp at this same time last year when the horse Don was riding jumped a log catapulting him off causing him to break both wrists. Much to Don’s credit, he was back in the saddle and here hunting. “I told him this year I was going to provide him with a horse with driver’s side airbags,” joked Randy. As for the hunting, Don and Gary hadn’t seen anything but deer in their first four days while scouting in every direction. On the final day of their tag, Gary saw a large herd of elk far across the Thompson Creek Valley. As they hunted through the morning they heard elk bugling from above them and came across a dozen cow elk. Both men were able to shoot an elk in this herd, nearly simultaneously. “It was the fourth day of a four and a half day hunt, so it felt pretty good. We saw a ton of mule deer over the weekend and Saturday was snowing and blowing; it was very slick and sloppy walking around,” said Gary. Both father and son enjoyed the outdoor experience as much as the success of the hunt and complimented Randy on his hard work and organization. I watched as all of their personal gear and some of the meat was weighed and evenly distributed into panniers and loaded onto the mules. “I don’t care if I get anything or not, it’s just great being up here, something you don’t get in Oklahoma. We hiked around each day and coyotes have been singing the last couple nights That was pretty neat,” said Don. As we headed down the trail, I was struck by the beauty and quiet of the area, and the pleasure of sitting on a horse, watching the trail go by. Arriving back at Redstone Stables at 7:30 p.m., the sun had gone down. I was able to Top, Gary Makovec (left) and his father Don Makovec were successful in getting two cow elk during first rifle seasay good-bye while the guys loaded their belongings and son in the Assignation Ridge area. Middle, Sue McEvoy on top of Cody, readies to pack out with the mule strings meat to begin the drive home. and the rest of the group. Bottom, Outfitter Randy Melton leads a string of mules up to Society camp to pack out Photos courtesy of Sue McEvoy For Randy, both groups of hunters had returned and all the hunters, their gear and animals. the mules, horses and gear had to be dealt with. Just another day at the office.


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C R Y S T A L R I V E R C A U C U S M A T T E R S

Crystal River Caucus choosing new board at November meeting Located at the Marble Gallery • 970-963-1991

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Leadership matters. Over the last few years, the Crystal River Caucus has been involved in a variety of issues of critical importance to our valley. The caucus has considered and provided recommendations on issues such as Hidden Gems, the Thompson Divide Coalition, and the Sutey Land Exchange. The Caucus has opened a dialogue with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails regarding the Crystal River Trail, and played an important role in the designation of the Crystal River as one of America’s Most Endangered by the American Rivers organization. Your caucus board is essential in bringing these issues to you, the membership, so that you have a voice in matters of vital importance to the character of our valley and home. At our November meeting, we will be voting on new board leadership and you are invited to participate in making those decisions. If you would like to run for a board position please contact us at 963-2143 or come to the meeting on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Church in Redstone We will also be reviewing the Elk Park development plan and discussing how the caucus can be better involved in the development of the Crystal River Recreational Trail.

– John Emerick and Dee Malone

Echo Briefs Roaring Fork Conservancy awarded $300,000 for Coal Basin project Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) recently received a $300,000 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board Water Supply Reserve Account and $16,000 from the Colorado Basin Roundtable. Upon grant approval, RFC must make a good faith effort to obtain matching grants totaling $100,000. RFC and the White River National Forest (WRNF) are working with multiple partnering organizations to evaluate the most effective and appropriate methods to decrease erosion, thereby reducing the sediment load getting deposited in the Crystal River at Redstone and improving water quality. Recommendations from the May 2012 Coal Basin technical expert workshop resulted in suggested near-term projects and programs to fully understand and prioritize challenges and solutions in Coal Basin and at the Crystal River confluence. The newly awarded funds will cover about 62 percent of the total budget of just over $500,000 for the projects and programs. Coal Creek drains a nearly 27-square mile watershed and enters the Crystal River at Redstone. Fifty years of large-scale coal mining occurred in Coal Basin, a watershed characterized by naturally steep, unstable and eroding slopes. The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety completed a series of restoration projects in Coal Basin from 1994 to 2004. Erosion from reclaimed mining areas, as well as sedimentation from naturallyoccurring soil erosion and debris flows, are degrading water quality and stream habitat in Coal Basin and contributing to sedimentation issues and channel down cutting in the Crystal River. The WRNF and RFC plan to enhance and maintain the reclaimed mine areas while also addressing the surrounding unstable slopes. For more information on Coal Basin visit roaringfork.org/coalbasin. – Sharon Clarke, Roaring Fork Conservancy

Wild and Scenic Rivers educational forum for the Crystal River being held Nov. 14 We invite you to come and worship God with us in a peaceful and beautiful setting next to the Crystal River in Redstone

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Nursery provided Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Featuring A Special Focus on Veterans SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 6:00 P.M.

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The Roaring Fork Conservancy, Pitkin County, American Rivers and the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) will host two public educational forums to explore the process of a Wild and Scenic River designation for the Crystal River. The forum panels will include Kay Hopkins from the White River National Forest, Chuck Wanner, former Fort Collins city councilman involved with the process designating the Cache la Poudre as Wild and Scenic, Mike Moody from the Native Fish Society in Oregon who was involved in the Wild and Scenic designation process on the Molalla River, and David Moryc, senior director of river protection at American Rivers. The public is encouraged to participate in order to learn more about the process of designation, ask questions and to be part of the community in evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of this possible designation for the Crystal River. What: Wild and Scenic River educational forum for the Crystal River When: Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Redstone Church, 213 Redstone Blvd., Redstone and Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Third Street Center, 520 Third St., Carbondale Open to all community members, stakeholders, landowners, and business owners Partners for the forum include Pitkin County, Roaring Fork Conservancy, CVEPA, Town of Carbondale, White River National Forest, Avalanche Ranch, Wilderness Workshop, Thompson Divide Coalition, American Whitewater, Western Rivers Institute, Roaring Fork Audubon Society, American Rivers, and Native Fish Society. For more information go to roaringfork.org/crystalriver. – Sarah Johnson, Roaring Fork Conservancy


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NOVEMBER 2012

REDSTONE COMMUNITY BULLETIN

www.redstonecolorado.com Don’t forget to Stay in Touch REDSTONE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

GRAND ILLUMINATION BONFIRE: •••

REDSTONE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS ————

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

It is time to bring in your wood to the lower parking lot of the Redstone Inn. The Inn will begin accepting wood donations beginning Saturday, October 13th. Please check in at the front desk before dumping your load of wood. Please: NO construction debris, NO items with nails or metal. Please bring your wood/brush so we can have another incredible bonfire on Nov. 23rd.

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Santa and his Elf will greet children at the Redstone Inn Lower Parking Lot 4-5pm Caroling down the Blvd. 4:30pm Bonfire is lit; Luminarias throughout Redstone 5-8pm Caroling at the Bonfire Redstone's shops and restaurants remain open during Grand Illumination, welcoming shoppers and diners to share in the evening's holiday festivities.

Billy Amicon Karen Kashnig

THANKS TO NEW/RENEWING MEMBERS OF RCA:

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Kay and Skip Bell, Jane and Darrell Munsell, Tiffany’s of Restone, Cross Propane and Gas Supply, Redstone Art Center and Gallery, Crystal Valley Echo, Redstone General Store, Amanda’s Hideaway & Gamekeeper’s Cottage, The River House, Coldwell Banker/Mason Morse Real Estate, Crystal Valley Manor, and the Redstone Cliffs Lodge

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Alternate Members: Kim Amicon

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Pilates

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Octoberfest 2012

in

Redstone

No classes Monday, Nov. 19 or Thursday, Nov. 22. HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Peak Pilates Certified Instructor SUE MCEVOY Mat Classes at The Historic Redstone Inn Mondays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - Advanced 9:30 a.m. - Beginner & Intermediate Thursdays • Yoga 5:30 p.m. - Everyone welcome Clockwise from top, members of Alpine Echo, left, along with Redstonians Steve Pavlin and Jim Lewis; Gerhard Rill plays his alpenhorn as Ella and Jim Lewis look on; Karen Kashnig participates in one of the traditional German contests; Gerhard plays the bells; Janette Bier of Redstone sings Edelweiss. RCA’s 2012 Photos by Sue McEvoy Octoberfest was held in Redstone.

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What’s up with Pitkin County?

Healthy Rivers and Stream Fund update

By George Newman In 2008, Pitkin County voters authorized a sales tax of .1 percent to be dedicated to the establishment of a Healthy Rivers and Stream Fund. The fund has four main objectives: • To maintain and improving water quality and quantity within the Roaring Fork watershed. • To purchase adjudicating changes of, leasing, using, banking, selling, and protecting water rights for the benefit of the Roaring Fork watershed. • To work to secure, create and augment minimum stream flows in conjunction with nonprofits, grant agencies, and appropriate state and federal agencies to ensure ecological health, recreational opportunities, and wildlife and riparian habitat; and to promote water conservation • To improve and constructing capital facilities that contribute to the objectives listed above This fund is overseen by a citizen advisory board that advises the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on expenditures and administration of the Healthy Rivers and Stream Fund in accordance to the objectives of the program. To date, almost $2.6 million has been generated for the fund. Several studies have been done by consultants as a means of gathering information and establishing baseline data. These studies have included a scientific and social framework for managing impacts of trans-basin water diversion to protect stream health in Pitkin County, a health and geomorphic assessment of the Roaring Fork River, and a study of impacts of groundwater changes on wetlands at the North Star Nature Preserve. The latter provided recommendations for rehabilitating and/or increasing wetland and riparian habitat within that particular project area. We also commissioned a hydrologic and environmental systems analysis study, and a study on water and its relationship to the economies of the headwater counties. With BOCC approval, the advisory board contracted several experts in their specialized aquatic, environmental and legal fields who provided an independent report on the proposed City of Aspen hydroelectric power plant to further define and develop methodology and protocol for diversion of water out of Castle and Maroon creeks. In addition, along with the BOCC, the advisory board has filed a statement of opposition to the West Divide’s proposed dams and diversions on the Crystal River. Healthy Rivers and Streams grants have been awarded to the City of Aspen for the Rio Grande Park Storm Water Improvements Project, which is a partnership to address a water quality improvement. Several grants have also been awarded to the Roaring Fork Conservancy for the Coal Basin restoration project (see Brief, this issue of the Echo) to reduce sediment in the Crystal River, restore the floodplain function at the Coal Creek/Crystal River confluence and improve overall riparian and instream habitat. Most recently, Friends of Rivers and Renewables (FORR) was awarded a grant to assess and develop a gauging initiative for the Roaring Fork River through Aspen and the lower Crystal River. Opportunities to work with other nonprofits and agencies continue to arise as we tackle the critical issue of protecting our watershed and enhancing the health of our rivers and streams.

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 Pitkin County 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/Glenwood newspapers and online at aspenpitkin.com. In this column, your District 5 Commissioner, George Newman offers his take on current matters. You can reach him at george.newman@co.pitkin.co.us.

Marble Board of Trustees

Ron Leach sworn in as new town clerk By Bettie Lou Gilbert, Echo contributor On Oct.4, the Marble trustees signed a new lease with Colorado Stone Quarries for the load out area at the Mill Site Park. This will be a 15-year lease, starting at $2,000 per month, with adjustments tied to the current Consumer Price Index. Construction of the septic system and new building in the load out area has begun, and construction of the public bathrooms will follow. Ron Leach was sworn in as Marble’s new town clerk. Larry Good gave more details about the Fall Fest in Marble on Oct. 6-7 as a benefit for Dan Prazen. There was discussion and a decision to give the Hatch property a limited license to encroach on town right-of way. This property has been there for decades, and the deck is encroaching about four feet. The next meeting is in the Fellowship Hall at the Marble Community Church on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Welcome to the church in the midst of a cathedral created by God

Marble Community Church Traditional worship, Sundays 10:00 a.m. 970-963-1464 • Pastor Jon Stovall www.marblecommunitychurch.org


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Echo Briefs Road reclamation pilot study project in Coal Basin In late September, Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) and the White River National Forest (WRNF) conducted a road reclamation pilot project in Coal Basin. The project was designed to assess the effectiveness of several restoration techniques that can be applied on a broader landscape scale in Coal Basin. The WRNF and RFC partnered to complete the groundwork for the pilot project. The project reclaimed portions of one of the old coal haul roads to restore a more natural drainage pattern. The groups applied two different soil amendments: biochar-compost, and compost only. The reclaimed areas will be seeded with native vegetation just before the snow falls. Next year, monitoring will be conducted to study the vegetation response, soil chemistry and moisture content. The pilot road reclamation effort in Coal Basin will yield important information on the efficacy and utility of biochar, which can be produced from beetle-killed timber, as a soil amendment. This is particularly significant given the growing interest in biochar as a multipurpose reclamation material and the need for long-term field studies. This part of the project may also have economic implications, indicating the need for increased and local biochar production capabilities in Colorado to make landscape-scale applications feasible. The pilot project was supported by a Colorado Watershed Conservation Board Watershed Restoration Grant, Pitkin County Healthy Rivers and Streams Fund, Biochar Solutions and EcoFlight. – Sharon Clarke, Roaring Fork Conservancy

West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway focuses on paving, new website, rockfall The West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway had its monthly meeting at the Marble Fire Station on Oct. 5. Members of the steering committee represent the chambers and councils of Carbondale, Redstone, Marble, Somerset, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Gunnison and Crested Butte. Local highlights include the new website, westelkbyway.com, which is up and running with seven pages reflecting each district. Parts of Kebler Pass are being paved in areas to increase safety on hairpins. Rockfall mitigation continues on McClure Pass, traffic delays up to 15 minutes during the day can be expected. – Sue McEvoy, Echo staff

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Echo Briefs Common Reader focuses on Ludlow massacre This year, the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Common Reader program has selected a verse novel based on a tragic event that took place in southern Colorado. “Ludlow,” written by Colorado Poet Laureate and Colorado College professor David Mason, explores the 1914 massacre of striking miners, women and children in a tent colony near the Ludlow coal mine. Under orders from the Colorado National Guard, soldiers with machine guns fired on strikers in a tent village. A fire began when the miners were forced to flee destroyed the encampment, and more than 20 people died, mostly women and children. “Ludlow” is especially relevant to Redstone residents because of the association of Redstone founder John Cleveland Osgood and the tragic massacre that took place at Ludlow. Local historian Darrell Munsell details the connection in his book, “From Redstone to Ludlow,” which was published in 2011. Mason will visit seven CMC locations for public talks and visits participants. Locally, he will be in Aspen at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6 and Spring Valley at 7 p.m. Though the talks are free, there is a suggested donation of $5 per ticket. The Common Reader program will also host showings of a mining documentary, “Way Down in the Hole,” at Spring Valley Nov. 1. Go to coloradomtn.edu/commonreader for more information. – Debra Crawford, CMC

2012 Pitkin County Cares’ Volunteer Service Awards honors Crystal Valley’s Farris This year, 12 outstanding Roaring Fork Valley residents received the Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. The 2012 honorees: • Greg Mace Award: From the Crystal Valley, Dorothea Farris for her lifelong dedication to community service. Dorothea spent more than 30 years in elected office as an Aspen School board member and Pitkin County Commissioner. In recent years her many volunteer pursuits involve preserving the environment as a member of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, West Elk Scenic Byway Commission and the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association, among many others. • Children/Youth Award: Beth Meager for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Big Buddy in the Aspen Buddy Program. • Seniors Award: Aspen Elks Lodge #224 for treating valley senior citizens to scrumptious meals and gifts during celebrations five times a year. • Health Award: Marc Lipman for volunteering for the Shining Stars and Sunshine Kids foundations, which benefits children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases for over a decade. • Community Pride Award: Bobby Mason for his longtime commitment to community fundraisers for locals with illnesses or who need life-changing surgery. • Education Award: Amy and Barry Gordon for their work as English tutors for the English in Action program. • Good Samaritan Award: Peggy Johnston for her assistance to children and families in need. • Environment Award: Gail Mason for her volunteer work with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. • Rising Stars Award: Aubrey Wolfe for her youthful contribution to the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers board. Further details about these committed volunteers is available online at aspenpitkin.com. – Pat Bingham, Pitkin County

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An adventure of health care and sponsorships in northern India By Sue McEvoy, Echo staff writer Most readers are aware that I volunteer for Global Dental Relief (GDR), a Colorado-based organization that brings free dental care to impoverished children in Nepal, northern India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and beginning in 2013, Kenya. As a trip leader, I help organize teams of volunteer dentists, hygienists and non-medical personnel who deliver treatment and preventative care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages. My duties include arranging which schools or groups of children we see, scheduling the jobs the volunteers do and planning activities and sightseeing on the non-work days. My most recent trip was in Leh, Ladakh, a town in the northernmost part of India where I spent the entire month of September co-leading two clinics. Each clinic requires six full days of work from the volunteers. This year, the Art Studio Company, a US-based organization that promotes socially-conscious accessories from around the world, asked me to select a school for a particular sponsorship through one of its lines, Tikka. All of Tikka’s products are made in small villages and benefit the local people of the community. During this first clinic in September, I selected the Jamyang School as the recipient of the Tikka sponsorship. One of Art Studio Company’s founders also serves on the board of directors at GDR. The board of directors asked that I take photos of some of the kids from the Jamyang School that they would be supporting. Following the first clinic, I also visited Jamyang and interviewed the school’s director, Geshe Lobsang Samsan, PhD in Buddhist philosophy. The school was founded in 2008 by H.H. Dalai Lama Trust to provide education to some of the

region’s poorest children. Jamyang is a boarding school for grades K-5, with most of the children coming from a remote village near the border of Pakistan. The children study math, sciences, English, Tibetan, Hindi and their native language, Ladakhi. The older children also learn how to use computers. Plans are to add one class grade each year to accommodate older classes of students. I visited all of the classrooms and in each room the children rose to greet me with “Good morning Madam” in unison and some in the older classes not only recognized me, but several also remembered my name from the time they had visited the dental clinic.

The company Tikka actually includes an exclamation point – Tikka! – though for the ease of reading, it has been removed throughout the body of this story. To learn more about these organizations, go to globaldentalrelief.org.

Top, Six mornings a week, the 250 students at Jamyang School, Leh, Ladakh, line up for morning assembly. Middle, Following their interview, Sue McEvoy receives a khata (a traditional Tibetan scarf), from Geshe Lobzang Samsan, Jamyang School Director. Lower left, Students from Jamyang School hold up a Tikka! sign following their dental check-up outPhotos courtesy of Sue McEvoy side the Global Dental Relief Clinic in Leh, Ladakh.

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As I See It A MONTHLY COLUMN BY BRUCE GLEDHILL

Taking a leap We are very aware right now that this is a presidential election year. Two other things happen in years evenly divisible by four: the Summer Olympics and Leap Year. Let’s talk a little about Leap Years before this one runs out. The extra day has to be added every four years to keep two measures of time coordinated; the length of a day is the time it takes Earth to rotate once on its axis and the length of a year is the time it takes us to make a complete orbit around the sun. The problem is you can’t make those two units match up evenly. For convenience, our calendar says a year is 365 days long. Actually it’s closer to 365 days and 6 hours. After four years our calendar has gone ahead by about 24 hours and we have to add a day to get back on track. In explanation of why the year with that extra day is called a “Leap Year” we say a year is 52 weeks long, but it is in fact, one whole day longer than that. That has the effect of moving the next year one day ahead in relation to the days of the week. To illustrate, in 2009, Christmas day was on Friday, in 2010 it was on Saturday and in 2011 it skipped ahead one more day to Sunday. Because of the added day this year, Christmas leaps over Monday and lands on Tuesday. Thus, we have an example of 2012 being a Leap Year. All would be well if the length of a year were exactly 365 days and 6 hours. In reality it’s 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. This means that a system of adding a leap day every fourth year doesn’t work out exactly right. In 1582, calendar makers realized they had to refine the Leap Year system. They decided only the century years divisible by 400 should be Leap Years. So while 2000 was a Leap Year, 2100 will not be. Even this modified Leap Year system isn’t quite perfect. The error is slight, but after 3,400 years, the calendar will have gained a full day on the sun. As you can see, the Leap Year business is a bit more complicated than just an extra day in February every four years. The problem isn’t with the heavenly bodies. Their movements are harmonious and perfect. What’s imperfect is our human ability to compile their movements into a system for our own use. Likewise, our limitations of spiritual understanding aren’t due to heavenly beings. Their activities are harmonious and perfect. What’s imperfect is our human ability to compile the divine activity into our own comprehension. If even our grasp of calendars and time is imperfect, how can we expect to fully comprehend God? As the Scriptures say, “How great is God – beyond our understanding.” (Job 36:26)

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• Accountability measures are in place. There is a five percent cap on administrative costs, an annual independent audit, and a citizens' review board. The tax will sunset in 10 years, giving voters the opportunity to consider whether to reinstate the measure based on the program's performance. Yes on Question 1A: It just makes good "cents"! Kate Collins Glenwood Springs

The Pitkin County Library is a special place

Dear Echo: When those of us fortunate enough to live in the Pitkin County Library District vote this year, we will have the opportunity to vote yes to the proposed expansion and renovation of the library we all know and love. The library has always been the place for quiet time, research, meetings and events. With times changing and needs evolving, we have seen the library staff and supporters meeting these needs with creative solutions. As a result, we have a Star Library, recognized nationally and well used locally. We have come a long way since Walter Cronkite dedicated the old library on Main Street, across from Paepcke Park. I believe we were protesting the first stop sign in Aspen at that corner then. How things change. Today’s plans include updated Internet access, emphasis on the needs of early childhood education, attention to our incredible music collection, related support of the valley’s school programs, and changing community needs. The current facility was designed with the understanding that the structure and its site would be modified to meet future needs. Yearly reports to the public and Pitkin County Commissioners identified use, needs, budget, staffing and evaluation. This current request for additional funding for documented growth and use needs follows many meetings and discussions and should come as no surprise to anyone. The proposed financial impact to our property tax is minimal and the benefits to the entire community immeasurable. Work space, meeting space, study space, and appropriate places for today’s young people and children must be a top priority for those of us who honor and wish to maintain our sense of community, valued resources, and special places. The Pitkin County Library is, indeed, a special place. Please vote YES on the Pitkin County Library expansion and renovation ballot measure. Dorothea Farris Carbondale

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From left, RCA’s Chuck Logan, Cathy Montgomery and Harry Remmers team up to help get the Boulevard ready for the holiday season. The RCA members decorated the lamp posts and bridges throughout town. Right, Chuck Logan up on a lamp post plugging in the lights. Photos by Alyssa Ohnmacht

Offering small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry.

Left, on Oct. 23, a semi-truck carrying a load of cattle flipped on its side after failing to negotiate a turn on Highway 133. The truck was heading southbound near the BRB Campground when the accident occurred. At least seven cattle died as a result of the accident. The truck blocked both lanes of traffic for about three and a half hours. The driver, Roger Rose, 49, of Carbondale received minor injuries. Excessive speed and alcohol are not suspected. Area ranchers and horse people arrived on scene and helped round up the remaining cattle. Photo by Dan Prazen

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

T HE M ARBLE T IMES A L O O K AT L I F E AT T H E M A R B L E C H A R T E R S C H O O L

Thank you Chuck for showing us around the Marble Museum. We learned so much.

Our School’s New Mural Before, we had a boring white wall when you stepped inside the school. So we decided to paint a beautiful mural on it. A group of students was chosen to do an amazing piece of art. First, we all brainstormed about what would be painted on the wall. We agreed on a mountain lion, children playing, mountains, trees, and of course, the school. Some of the students on the mural are real MCS students. Everyone in the group worked on it together. We all had a lot of fun working on this mural, and we hope sometime you can come in and see it!

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Jupiter By Bella Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. It is the big gas giant located as the 5th farthest planet from the Sun. That’s more than 580,000,000 miles away from the Sun! Since it’s the biggest planet in our solar system its diameter is 88,700 miles, which is 11 times the diameter of Earth. It takes more than 12 Earth years to complete Jupiter’s orbit around the Sun. Jupiter has only a 3 degree tilt on its axis as it spins around its axis, so it has no seasons. Jupiter rotates faster than any other planet. Jupiter takes only 10 Earth hours to complete one rotation around its axis. Due to its rapid rotation, Jupiter’s equator bulges out, as its poles flatten. There are 39 known moons that revolve around Jupiter. Some famous and largest moons of Jupiter are named Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. These moons are known as the Galilean Moons because of

the Italian voyager named Galilean who discovered them. Believe it or not, even though you don’t see it, Jupiter has a very faint ring consisting mostly of dust, tiny rock fragments and rocks. The gravity on Jupiter is 254% of the gravity on earth. In other words, if you weighed 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 264 pounds on Jupiter. Its atmosphere is made up of thick, hydrogen gas. Its surface, as far as scientists know, is made up of water. No one really knows how deep the water goes down but they believe it is at least 10,000 miles deep. The planets composition itself is made up of gas and liquids. This planet has been known since ancient times where it was given its name; it was named after the primary God of the Sky.

years. The chemicals on Jupiter make the colorful stripes on it. The chemicals include helium, methane, ammonia, phosphine, water and carbon monoxide. Jupiter is a far out planet within our solar system. It is very different from the other planets. I would recommend not going to Jupiter because you would probably drown and freeze to death due to all of the water and cold temperatures. Referenceshttp://members.encha ntedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/Jupiter/index.shl?p.9/18 /2012 Seymour Simon. Jupiter. New York: New Interlitho Milan, 1885

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The Planets

Fun Facts The big red spot on Jupiter is actually an on-going hurricane. Scientists do not know how long this storm has been going. The length of a year on Jupiter is about 12 Earth answers on next page

Across 3. This planet is the smallest planet in our solar system 6. This planets average temperature is -405 degrees below zero 7. This planet has the most rings 9. This object is in the middle of our solar system Down 1. Biggest planet in the solar system 2. This dwarf planet was a planet until 2006 3. This planet has a face on it also called the red planet 4. Coldest planet in the solar system 5. This planet has clouds that move more than 200 mph 8. This planet is the twin planet of earth

Uranus

By Lucas Bensch Uranus is a blue planet in our solar system. Along with Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, it is a gas giant. It is the seventh planet from the sun. Uranus was named after the Roman God of the Sky. Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on March, 13 1781. It wasn’t the first time that Uranus was spotted, but all the other times it was ignored because everyone thought it was just another star. Uranus is also the first planet discovered in the modern era (1700 to the present). Uranus is a frozen gas giant with a molten core. Uranus’s atmosphere is made out of 83% hydrogen, 15% helium 2% methane. The average temperature on Uranus is 350 degrees below zero. Uranus is blue and green because of it gases. The gases turn the red light of the sun into a blue green color. Uranus also has clouds that move 200 mph. It is sometimes referred to as “the blue planet”. Uranus is the only planet that has an almost horizontal axis. Uranus is also one of the four plants that have rings. Unlike Saturn’s rings which are made of ice and rock, Uranus’s rings are made out of unidentified black material. If a human went to Uranus they would choke or freeze to death. A one 100 pound person would weigh 91 pounds.’ They would weigh less on Uranus because Uranus has less gravity. Uranus is so far away from the sun that people don’t much about it. But from what people can tell Uranus is a great planet. References: http://members.enchantedlearninig.com/subjects/astonomy/planets/uran us/index.shtml?p Seymour Simon. Uranus. New York: William Morrow and company, inc,1987


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MCS Explores Colorado History In October, the whole school traveled to Cross Orchards Farm in Grand Junction & the Rifle Museum. First, the Cross Orchards historians told us history about the Orchard. Then we split up into two groups, and one group saw the working farm; the orchard is what is called a living history site, because it is still operating like it used to many years ago. There was a cow, goats, pigs, and chickens. The other group toured the historic bunk house. This Farm still produces apple butter and apple cider, and we got to taste some of the delicious cider. Cross Orchards has been operating as a commercial orchard for over one hundred years – it is much smaller now, but it still produces apples and other farm products. After the orchard, we went to the Rifle Museum, which was full of different sections and displays. One section was about the American Indians. Many other sections were about how Coloradans lived when we first settled here. The top floor had many rooms full of displays on hospitals, music, military gear, toys, and message devices. We were excited that the museum allowed us to touch many of the displays; in most museums, you cannot touch anything. This along with the working but historic Cross Orchards Farm, was an incredible introduction to Colorado history.

Meet 3 members of the K-2 class (The Amazing Ants) at the Marble Charter School.

“I see a lake still and smooth.” Nina “It was a nice sunny day there were clouds white and fluffy.” Cormac

Shania- I like the color pink. I have one cat. I am very nice because I care about people.

Answers to Planet Crossword Puzzle on previous page

6. Eris 7. Saturn 9. Sun Down: 1. Jupiter 2. Pluto 3. Mars 4. Neptune 5. Uranus 6. Venus

Mason- I am careful of people. I am a person who plays with people. I am happy when people are nice.

Students describe their observations at Beaver Lake.

Across: 3. Mercury

Zaida- I like to cuddle with my mom. We like to talk about my birthday and what I want.

Above, the K-2 class on a walk around the Mill Site Park enjoying the fall scenery as they study Marbles historyBelow, Observing at Beaver Lake

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The Echo’s Parting Shot…

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