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Serving the Crystal Valley since 2002 •

THE CRYSTAL VALLEYandE CHO Marble Times Providing a voice for community-based organizations and individuals that enrich the life of the Crystal Valley April 2013


Volume 10 Number 4


Taking care of Hwy 133 page 3

Renata and the animals page 5

GO: Ski touring page 11

Marble Times pages 12 & 13

Greg Gilmore, left, and David Cisco enjoy a moment during Redstone’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Echo Travels page 14

Photo by Jacqueline Gilmore

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Obituaries Karl William Avery July 17, 1910 – Feb. 15, 2013 Karl William Avery passed away Feb. 15 in Lakewood, Colo. He was 102. Karl was born July 17, 1910 in Pittsfield, Ohio. He married Mary Elizabeth Schubert on May 29, 1931 in Beaver Falls, Pa. and was preceded in death by her on June 7, 1993. They celebrated 62 years together, and she was the light of his life. Mr. Avery graduated from the Oberlin School of Commerce in Oberlin, OH in 1930. He began his career with the Union Carbide Company in Cleveland and later resigned to enter the U.S. Postal Service as a railway mail clerk. He rose through the ranks to become an Air Transportation Officer in Denver. A photograph of him sorting mail from the wreckage of an airplane crash over the Grand Canyon was featured in LIFE Magazine in the late 1950s. Karl retired from the Postal Service in 1968 after 31 years. Upon his retirement, Karl built a beautiful home on Chair Mountain Drive in Redstone overlooking the Crystal River and Mount Sopris. He continued to hunt and fish and indulged his passion for music. He was an accomplished trombonist who also loved ballroom dancing. In his late 80s and through his 90s, Karl was inspired to write poetry. He had a remarkable memory and intellect that remained intact until his death. His Christian faith fortified his strong belief in God and helped him live by his values of honesty, integrity and fidelity. In 2006, Karl permanently relocated to Grand Junction. Mr. Avery was preceded in death by his only son, Mark, a veteran of the Vietnam war; by his parents, Winfield Scott and Amanda Marie (nee Scholobohm) Avery, and his younger brothers, Scott and Richard Avery. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Sally Avery of Denver; grandchildren, Richard, Tina Lewis, Robert, Raymond, Randy, Russell, and Virginia Lansing; 15 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. He also has a surviving brother, Dr. Robert Avery (Betty) of Tequesta, FL. His extended family including his 13 nieces and nephews held him in the highest esteem. A private memorial service for family and friends will be held later in the year. Contributions may be made to the Lakewood Masonic Lodge No. 601, 15300 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.

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 Distribution Dawn Distribution • 963-0874

Anthony G. Scariano July 7, 1946 – Dec. 26, 2012 Nationally recognized attorney Anthony G. Scariano of Flossmoor, Ill. passed away peacefully on Dec. 26 in Redstone. Anyone who had the pleasure of making Tony's acquaintance can attest to the larger-than-life impression left by this irreplaceable man. He was a passionate fan of gardening, literature, sports, art, cooking, photography, music, and so much more. Seeming to have a never-ending cache of knowledge, Tony could have a conversation with you about any topic in this world. Tony was also a loving grandfather who treasured his granddaughter, Julianna Marie Scariano. Tony was a trailblazer in the field of school law. He first practiced law with his father, the late Anthony Scariano who was an Illinois Appellate Court judge, state legislator, and founder of the law firm of Scariano, Himes and Petrarca. Tony eventually transformed his father's general practice law firm into one of the first and few law firms in the nation that has a unique expertise in the representation of educational institutions. Tony was the most loyal friend anyone could have. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived and always remembered by his brother, John K. Scariano and niece, Leigh Christina Scariano; son, Anthony Scariano III; “daughters" Samantha Musich, Jane Weatherred, and Ann-Marie Skinner; granddaughter, Julianna Marie Scariano; uncles, John and Joe Scariano; aunt, Marie Makowski (nee Scariano); many loving cousins, other loving family members, and friends. Donations may be made to Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago, Ill., 60660 or at

Andrzej Juliusz Ulrych May 20, 1934 – March 17, 2013

In the distance I watch a sailboat head towards the horizon, and as it gets smaller, I know my father is drifting further away. The sails disappear, as does the boat and all that is left is the vast immense sky. That is my father's spirit, larger than life. Andrzej Juliusz Ulrych lived life without bounds, skied with finesse, climbed Makalu in the Himalayas without oxygen, and Everest, was an explorer, adventurer and architect. He built an incredible house on West Buttermilk near Aspen with the idea that people shouldn’t live in square houses, that a nautilus shell and the Golden Mean proportion were the gateway to a new form of architecture. There were certain aspects of the building process that people said, “Andre, it can’t be done!” He would furrow his thick eyebrows, get that glimmer in his eyes we all know too well, and say, “Just watch!” To our amazement he would defy all reasoning, and we would be utterly amazed. There was nothing in life that he did by the book and definitely his passing wasn't any different. Having graduated from hospice three times, transitioning was on his terms. His wishes to have a home burial were fulfilled. Handled only by the hands of his loving family, he was placed in his new home. Andre, as everyone knew him, had been born May 20, 1934 in Warsaw, Poland to Juliusz Ulrych, Minister of Communication and Sophie Ulrych, an engineer for the railroad. In Aspen, he had the restaurant "Andre's.” If one looks closely in Aspen, at that historic building where once people felt honored to work there, and others danced by the light of the moon and stars, you will find his name. With his passion for a life lived well and whole, he was instrumental in starting "Seeds of Change,” a company for organic heirloom seeds. His ongoing pursuit of an alternative lifestyle is carried on by his family. Andre passed away March 17, 2013 and is survived by his amorous and devoted wife, Jyoti, who made sure that his wishes throughout his battle with Parkinson's were executed; his brother Tadeusz J. Ulrych; the mother of his children Brigitte Heller-Ulrych; his children Barbara, Andre, and Julian; grandchildren Nathan, Juliana, Isabella, Sophia and Tristan; niece, Liza, her son Sebastian and nephew Jason.

Contributors to this issue of The Crystal Valley Echo: Jacqueline Gilmore, Spike Turner, Molly Jacober, George Newman, Bettie Lou Gilbert, Kelsy Been, David Hamilton, Kerry Ach, Bruce Gledhill, Becky Trembley, Betty and Ernie Bradley, Jim and June Hornsby, Shelby Williams and Billy Jungling, Erica Savard, 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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Keeping the traffic flowing on Highway 133 is a year round job By Sue McEvoy, Echo Staff Writer

At 32 miles each way, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) 3215 patrol is responsible for maintaining Hwy. 133 from its intersection with Hwy. 82 to the turn-off of County Road 265 (Collbran Rd). They have their work cut out for them yearround. Tim Holbrook, transportation maintenance worker II, leads the four person Carbondale patrol and runs the CDOT barn located at 2044 Hwy. 133. “We have the steepest state highway pass in Colorado with one patrol maintaining both sides of it at an 8% grade, 24-hours a day,” says Tim of the route that includes McClure Pass. Other state highway passes such as Independence Pass are closed in the winter or, like Hwy. 65 over the Grand Mesa, operate with 14 hour a day maintenance from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to Tim, funding for CDOT comes primarily from the state’s gasoline tax and is allotted by traffic counts. “I think our Hwy. 133 count is right around 14001600 cars a day, whereas Hwy. 82 is 21,000-24,000 cars a day. People are spending more money in gas to drive those roads,” says Tim. Operating with a full crew, Tim oversees the 24 hour a day maintenance that occurs on this 32 mile stretch of highway. “We’re plowing snow from October to May, one day we’ll be out mowing grass and then we’ll get the forecast, go back to the shop, get the sander and the plow and switch it all around. The next day we might be out cleaning out a ditch after a mudslide,” says Tim. The fleet includes three plow trucks; one tandem and two 4 x 4’s, a backhoe, front-end loader, and a motor grader. The patrol has a brand new sand shed in Carbondale. “I take a lot of pride in my work and install that in my employees. I have a great crew of three. I can’t do it by myself, I’m only as good as the next person behind me, we work together,” Tim says. Tim began his career with CDOT in Glenwood Springs in 2002 and took over the Carbondale patrol in 2007. No stranger to running heavy equipment, his

Tim Holbrook, of Marble, leads the crew that keeps Hwy. 133 clear all day, every day.

father was a heavy equipment mechanic in New Hampshire. Tim grew up working on a big dairy farm and won that state’s Future Farmers of America’s farm tractor driving contest in 1987. Tim now lives in the home he and his wife Tisha built in Marble, with their children Hayden and Hayley. Tim is an outdoorsman and an avid lover of winter in the mountains, a good trait for the guy who might be spending 14 hours on a given day plowing our roads. While this year’s snowpack is still hovering just below 80 percent of average, McClure Pass has several avalanche paths that can cross the road. Each plow is mandated to carry an avalanche survival bag. Rob Hunker, West Slope forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, keeps Tim and his patrol informed of current conditions and any

avalanche danger. In addition to snow removal, the patrol is responsible for clearing rockfall, repairing guardrails, signs, and keeping ditches and bridges free of debris as well as a host of other activities. “I look at the road from the centerline out. My job is to have the road safe for the traveling public. Ditches, signs, the maintenance of the vehicles, it’s never-ending. At 4:30 I don’t punch the clock and leave, I want to make sure there are no mudslides and that the road is plowed. Not only do I have to get home, my wife’s got to get home and my kids are on the school bus,” says Tim. To report a road condition problem along Hwy. 133 call the Pitkin County dispatch at 920-5310.




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

Spike Turner Redstone

Photo by Sue McEvoy

Occupation? Real Estate Appraiser Age? 58 Place of birth? Boulder City, Nevada When did you move to the Crystal Valley and why? I moved here in 2007 with my wife Sue. I spent a winter up here in the 70's playing ski bum and have always wanted to live here. What three things would you like people to know about you? 1. My family is the most important thing in my life. My wife, Sue, and my three adult kids, Heather, Nick, Zach and Zach’s wife, Laura. 2. I met my wife when I was 15, waterskiing at Fallen Leaf Lake. 3. I have always been self employed. I learned the hard way that it's important to have multiple streams of income.

Which living person do you most admire? My dad is the person I admire most because he was president of a hospital in Sun City for years and then went on to become a two-term state senator from Arizona. He helped raise three kids and then took care of my mom who had Alzheimer’s for eight years.

What’s the best piece of advice you've ever been given? My dad always said that no matter what, you could always count on family.

What is your favorite thing to do in the Crystal Valley? In the winter, I love to snowshoe at Bogan Flats in Marble with my wife, Sue, and our two dogs, Cope and Ruby, especially after a big snowfall.

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. • April 2: 10 a.m. Redstone Community Association meets at the Redstone Inn. • April 2: 10:30 a.m. Singing Storytime with Anna Stange at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library, 76 S. 4th St., Carbondale. It's a storytime and concert by Chicagobased musician, Anna Stange. Anna will sing songs in picture book form, do finger plays and lap songs, and incorporate rhythm instruments. This program is open to all children, including daycares and preschools. Free. 963-2889 or

• April 3: 1 - 4 p.m. Four week watercolor class at the Connie Hendrix Studio and Gallery in Marble provides instruction regarding watercolor techniques, design, demos, personal critiques, and allows time for student to paint between classes. Classes continue April 10, 17 and 24. Students furnishes their own art supplies. Bring a sack lunch. Fee is $175 for the four week session. Class size limited. For registration call Connie Hendrix at 963-6417. • April 4: 7 p.m. Town of Marble Board of Trustees meets at the Marble Community Church’s Fellowship Hall. • April 5: 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 info, call 963-1890 or visit

• April 19-21: 10 a.m - 4 p.m. Three session watercolor class at the Connie Hendrix Studio and Gallery in Marble provides instruction regarding watercolor techniques, design, demos, personal critiques. Students furnishes their own art supplies. Bring a sack lunch. Fee is $175 for the three class session. Class size limited. For registration call Connie Hendrix at 963-6417.

• April 19: 1:45-4 p.m. Marble Charter School presents an opportunity for interested families to observe recess and K-8 classes, meet with teachers, students, directors and board members. Contact Craig Macek at 704-1275 or 963-9550

• April 26-27: 7:30 p.m. The Dance Initiative presents its latest Spectrum Dance Collection at the

the Thunder River Theater in Carbondale. This is a special evening of original dance and creative movement highlighting local choreographers and dancers in the Roaring Fork Valley. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 for under 18. For tickets and more info

• April 27: 10 a.m-4 p.m. Learn about your health and your holistic options at the Second Annual Health & Wellness Fair in Glenwood Springs at the Ramada Inn and Suites. There will be a wide variety of health practitioners providing you with lots of local health and wellness options. Visit for more information.


• 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

• Take a horse-drawn carriage (or sleigh, depending on snow) ride around Redstone. $25/person. 963-2526,

• Yoga classes are being offered at the Avalanche Ranch barn, three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Stretch and soak combinations. Contact for information at, 963-2846. • The photography of Sandy Kaplan of Redstone is featured through Feb. 20 at the Ann Korologos Gallery on Midland Avenue in Basalt. • 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, 963-1680. • Musical Storytime at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library, Mondays at 4 p.m. Special weekly storytime for all ages full of songs, stories, and more, led by Youth Services Librarian and award winning children's musician, Sue Schnitzer. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For more info,. 963-2889 or • 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. • 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. • Every Tuesday is preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. at Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale. Enjoy books, songs, and more. This program is for children ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call 9632889 for more info. • Total Body Fitness schedule in Redstone is Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., resuming on April 16 through April 25 and resuming again on June 18 for the summer season. 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. • 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 for info or e-mail Sue at 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. • Zumba Gold, dancing lessons for seniors, with professional Latin dance instructor Paula Valenti meets on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. 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, 945-1398, or • Every Wednesday is bilingual storytime at 10:30 a.m. at Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale. Bilingual books, stories and songs with Alejandra for children from one to five years old. Call 9632889 for more info. • Hora de Cuentos Bilingues. Hora de cuentos infantiles bilingues todos los miercoles a las 10:30a.m en la Biblioteca Gordon Cooper de Carbondale. Cuentos, libros y canciones bilingues con Alejandra. Para niños de uno a cinco años. • 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 9632889 or visit for more info. • On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the month of February, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library hosts “The Grapes of Wrath” book club in Spanish. Alejandra, librarian and native Spanish speaker, will lead a book discussion of "The Grapes of Wrath" in Spanish. Copies of "Las Uvas de la Ira" in Spanish are available at the library. Please sign up at the library or call Alejandra at 963-2889 • Volunteer in the kitchen at the Pitkin County Senior Center and they’ll feed you a delicious lunch. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call the Senior Center at 920-5432 for details. • 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. • 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, 927-6650, • Every Thursday, preschool aged children may attend the Marble Charter School preschool story hour from 10:20-11:40 a.m. Students and families will read with the k-2 classroom, interact with the story and do a fun project related to the story. Preschoolers will also be able to have a snack and participate in recess. 963-9550 for more info. • 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. • 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. • Get assistance with resume writing and developing employment connections on the first Thursday of every month between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m from a Colorado Workforce representative at the Pitkin County Library. 429-1900 • 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, • 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 • May 3: 7 p.m. Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra. WCJO is a contemporary big jazz band, made up of professional musicians, current and former school band directors and private teacher and is committed to furthering music education by creating opportunities for students to experience live jazz and interact with professional musicians. Performance at the Roper Music Ballroom at the corner of 4th and Rood in downtown Grand Junction. Tickets are free for students with a valid student id. Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. (970) 260-2332 for more info. • May 11th: 10-7 p.m. Dandelion Day kicks off with the Parade of Species down Carbondale’s Main Street leading to festivities at Sopris Park. Local music, artists, gardeners, beer and free eco-themed workshops all come together celebrating spring, sustainability and community. 987-3140 or visit for more info. • May 17: 1:45-4 p.m. Marble Charter School presents an opportunity for interested families to observe recess and K-8 classes. Parents and students can meet with teachers, students, directors and board members. Marble Charter School is an award winning tuition free public charter school serving the Crystal River Valley and beyond. Contact Craig Macek at 7041275 or 963-9550. • May 18: 6-10 p.m. Casino Night at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass, Carbondale to benefit the Thunder River Theatre Company. 948-7060.

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Renata Scheder-Bieschin’s life long love affair with animals By Sue McEvoy, Echo Staff Writer The signs are everywhere that spring has arrived in the Crystal Valley; baby cows dot the pastures along Hwy. 133, pairs of geese stand guard over their nests and other bird species are returning to the feeders. At Avalanche Ranch, 13 ewes have either given birth or are expected to by the beginning of April. Several of the ewes had multiple births. One such twin, Floppy, was immediately rejected by his mother and has required some personal human assistance. Molly Jacober manages the Avalanche Ranch Cabins and Hot Springs and oversees the collection of farm animals so popular with guests and visitors. In addition to the 13 ewes and 10 new lambs along with those still to come, are two rams, several chickens, Tony the miniature donkey and Hannah the miniature pony. Swiss Village resident, Renata SchederBieschin is a close neighbor, friend and frequent visitor to the ranch, often stopping by to purchase farmfresh eggs. On one such visit in early March, she saw Molly bottle-feeding a newly born black and white

lamb whose mother had rejected him. Since the lamb has to be fed formula every few hours, Renata offered to take the 3 p.m. feeding each day. This requires coming to the ranch to warm up the bottle, entering the sheep enclosure and holding the little lamb while he sucks down the formula. Says Renata, “It is very easy. I heat up the baby bottle that I find in the fridge and just walk down to the barn. When I call for Floppy, so named because his ears flop down, he comes running and is, oh my, so eager to drink his milk. And, it gives me great happiness to be able to do this, which is good for me. For a little while I completely forget about my back pain.” Renata suffers from a spinal condition that prevents her from enjoying many outdoor

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

Above, Renata Scheder-Bieschin and her charge Floppy.

Photo courtesy of Molly Jacober

Left and below, Floppy and other babies at Avalanche Ranch.

Photos by Sue McEvoy

activities. She is also hearing impaired and spent several years totally completely without hearing. In 1998, a cochlear implant successfully returned some of her ability to hear. “I love animals and wildlife very much, it gives me great joy to watch them. The animals don’t mind if I don’t hear, they still love me,” says Renata. Renata has fed baby goats, a baby squirrel with an eyedropper and once had two baby raccoons that she raised and appeared with on the television show “Captain Kangaroo” in the early 1970’s. An Argentine native, Renata came to New York in 1959 where she met her husband to be. They married in Buenos Aires in 1960 and moved to Rye, New York where she raised two sons. She became a U.S. citizen in 1982 and moved to Swiss Village in 1994. Now 76, Renata thoroughly enjoys the birds and squirrels that frequent the feeders around her yard and her daily Floppy feedings. Floppy, of course, is destined to outgrow the bottle feedings and has already started to eat some hay. “I’d love to bring him home with me but he’d make such a mess,” says Renata. “Anyway, I’m curious to know if he will recognize me later on when I walk through the field, they say he will know me when I call him Floppy.”

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What’s up with Pitkin County?

Community leaders provide valuable input at the BOCC retreat By Pitkin County District 5 Commissioner George Newman

This year, we took a new and interesting tack as part of our annual Board of County Commissioners’ (BOCC) retreat. We invited several community leaders to join us to provide their take on issues affecting their organization, the community at large and how they believe Pitkin County may provide leadership. Panel members included Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of the Aspen Ski Company; Dave Ressler, CEO Aspen Valley Hospital; Ruthie Brown, Healthy Rivers and Stream Board member; Bill Kane, principal Design Workshop; and Tom Cardamone, president Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, who was not able to attend but provided input beforehand. A consistent theme that emerged were the effects of climate change on our environment and economy. Another addressed the unique needs of our aging population from housing to health care, particularly the need to create a sustainable delivery system, one that focuses on quality and cost vs. the current volume driven model. Regional opportunities were also highlighted from RFTA’s BRT system to intergovernmental partnerships and collaborations on open space and trails acquisitions and projects. One specific challenge related to our recently adopted Airport Master Plan. Everyone agreed our airport is a critical economic driver for our community. At the same time, concern was raised about its potential carbon footprint. I believe we will have the opportunity to build a new terminal that can be environmentally sensitive and energy efficient: one that can serve as a model for other communities. We looked back on our strategic plan and the 6 priority areas identified a year ago to see how far we have come in addressing them, including: • Diversification and resilience of our economy • Affordable Housing • Health Care • Broadband Service • Community Outreach • Proactive lobbying These goals remain long-term and ongoing. They also tie into some of the issues raised by our panel members on day one. Everyone agrees we must maintain the strong environmental standards that support tourism as our base industry. We continue to update our land use and building codes to protect our natural resources and habitat. In addition, we are actively opposing the oil and gas industry and water diversion projects that negatively impact our environment and economy. Affordable housing remains both a challenge and an opportunity, from recognizing those approaching retirement in deed restricted housing, to being able to attract a new workforce. Last year the county purchased two three-bedroom units in Basalt as affordable workforce rentals. We are also exploring housing partnerships with both Snowmass and Basalt. We created a Health Care Alliance with Aspen Valley Hospital, the Aspen Skiing Company, City of Aspen and Aspen School District and are working with local providers to develop incentives that will make healthcare more affordable and accessible. We also completed an overall assessment of current broadband and cellular service within the county and have identified areas lacking in these services. Working in conjunction with the Aspen Skiing Company and the U.S.Forest Service, we will begin to work with tower providers to fill in these service gaps. In the end, what echoed to me throughout our retreat is that in addition to all that the county provides in the way of mandated services such as public safety, roads and bridges, clerk and recorder, social services and community health, we are also successful in attracting partners to help address many of these broader community needs and concerns. This collaboration, which the BOCC strongly supports, is one our true strengths as a governing body.

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 In this column, your District 5 Commissioner, George Newman offers his take on current matters. You can reach him at

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G O V E R N M E N T Marble Board of Trustees

Todd L. Fugate, Agent 590 Hwy 133 Carbondale, CO 81623-1884 Bus: 970-963-5610 Jeff Leonard Insurance Agency, Inc. Jeff Leonard CLU CPCU, Agent Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 Bus: 970-945-2345


Driver’s licenses may be required to ride an ATV within Town of Marble limits By Bettie Lou Gilbert, Echo contributor

At the Marble Board of Trustees meeting on March 7: • The board is planning to address signs for town streets. • A request was made to deal with young children riding ATVs; it was suggested that the town pass an ordinance requiring a driver’s license in order to drive an ATV inside town limits. • Connie Hendrix gave a report on the brainstorming sessions for future community planning, which were held in February. The board must now determine how to utilize this information and will discuss the next steps at the April meeting. • Ron Leach recommended and the board approved a bare bones website for the town as well as the development of a town newsletter. The purpose of these is to improve communication between the board and the citizens of Marble. • A plan was presented to increase the outside seating capacity of Slow Groovin’. • There was a discussion about the septic capacity. This will be investigated before a plan is submitted, and a survey will be required. • The board was asked to clarify the settlement between the town and Vince Savage. The board reported that after the town approves a building permit for the building in question and a septic plan for the entire property, Vince will pay the Town of Marble $20,000. • The Crystal River Chamber of Commerce’s request to be recognized as the official chamber organization for Marble was postponed until the April meeting. The chamber is already so recognized by Gunnison County. The next regular meeting will be held on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Marble Community Church’s Fellowship Hall.

Echo Briefs Become a permanent fixture at the new Carbondale Branch Library Betsy (970) 963-1315 •

The Church at Redstone

Kids and adults are invited to share their treasures with the library. Garfield County Libraries is making a special place for kids in the new Carbondale Branch Library, and we want you to be a part of it. The new children’s area will feature an original art piece with community members’ treasures embedded in it. If you wish to participate in the project, donate your favorite pocket treasures or other small and slender items to the Gordon Cooper Branch Library by April 1. Come check out the finished display when the new library opens in July. Call the library at 963-2889 for more information. - Kelsy Been, Garfield County Libraries

El Jebel resident named semifinalist in 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off

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

Worship 10:00 a.m. ªªª

Nursery provided Bruce A. Gledhill, Pastor • 970-963-0326

A community church serving Redstone and the Crystal Valley.

Kim Doyle Wille of El Jebel was recently named one of 60 semifinalists in the freshly redesigned 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Wille is hoping the Roaring Fork Valley’s votes help send her to the finals to compete for $1 million. Voting ended March 28. Wille was selected as a semifinalist in the Amazing Doable Dinners category for her recipe for Thai Shrimp Pizza. For the first time in the 64 year history of the Bake-Off Contest, America will determine which of the semi finalist recipes will vie for the grand prize. Those 100 finalists will compete at the Bake-Off Contest finals, Nov. 10-12, at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is one of the most iconic competitions in the United States. It originated in 1949, with the first competition held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Only two Coloradans have ever won the contest; in 1976 Mrs. Lois Ann Groves of Greenwood Village tied for the grand prize and in 1953 Lois Kanago of Denver won the grand prize outright. New this year, to encourage simpler original recipes, submissions were limited to seven or fewer ingredients and could take no more than 30 minutes to prepare, not including baking or cooling time. For more information, go to

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It was a snowy winter afternoon but that did not stop your neighbors from coming out to sample an array of interesting wines and cheeses at the Redstone Inn. Wonderful background music was provided by John Rigger while lots of tasting and talking happened in the fireside room at the Inn.


Thanks especially to Linda Cerf-Graham, Sara Lewis, and the Redstone Inn for organizing the delightful event. Also RCA thanks the following folks for their generous donations: Josh Whittaker of Southern Wine & Spirits Ross Harrell of Republic National Distributing Company Kat Lieblick of Beverage Distributors Company Stacey Swetil-Rust of Constellation Brands Barbara Bush of Hospice of the Valley

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

Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Hospice of the Valley

Billy Amicon Linda Cerf-Graham THANK YOU TO NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS: Betty and Ernie Bradley Mary and John Petrocco The Bear Cave House Mary and Bill Dorais

Karen Kashnig Co-Secretary Sara Lewis Deb McCormick •••

Alternate Members: Kim Amicon

The next RCA Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 10 AM at the Redstone Inn, Library - Come join us -- we need your support and your input! Your membership dues directly fund RCA projects and events. Thank You for your support!

Bob McCormick


Marlene Remmers

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Responding to child abuse at the River Bridge Regional Center April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. River Bridge Regional Center (RBRC) is our community’s child advocacy center, assisting professionals in the investigation of abuse and providing support and healing for children and families. Located in Glenwood Springs, RBRC programs are available to children and families from Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties. Working together with law enforcement, human services, victim advocates, mental health and medical providers, RBRC utilizes a child-centered, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment, and investigation of child abuse. In 2012, River Bridge established itself as an independent, local nonprofit. During 2012, RBRC assisted 166 children who have experienced abuse, providing treatment, advocacy and supporting investigation efforts. This number represents a nearly 55 percent increase over the number of children served in 2011. States Blythe Chapman, RBRC director, “We saw a remarkable increase in referrals to River Bridge in 2012, and don’t necessarily believe this reflects a marked increase in the incidence of child abuse. Rather, it seems that increased community awareness about child abuse and the importance of reporting abuse, as well as our efforts at strengthening our relationships with community partners.” RBRC also provides child abuse prevention in local communities, including parent information classes about preventing child sexual abuse and trainings for school personnel on child abuse dynamics and reporting procedures. Events in April to raise awareness of child abuse prevention include the Garfield County Child Safety Fair on April 26 at the Department of Human Services in Rifle and a Pinwheel Garden Planting Ceremony on April 10 at the Sheriff’s Office Annex in Rifle. For more information about River Bridge and Child Abuse Prevention Month, please visit, email or call 945-5195. - Kerry Ach, River Bridge Regional Center

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Hike, bike, run to benefit Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers By David Hamilton

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) is launching a new summer long, valley-wide special event, Climb For Trails. The event will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day and provides an incentive to get people out and exercising on the trails that RFOV helps maintain. Climb For Trails will benefit RFOV and their work on the community’s trail system and public lands. Individuals and teams comprised of friends, family co-workers, or club members register on to log every hike, bike or run they make to the top of their favorite trails. Participants are encouraged to gather sponsors and make a personal pledge to raise money for trail and restoration projects in the valley. Climbs can be logged starting May 24 until Sept. 2. The fundraising concept is modeled on a similar event that takes place in Jackson Hole on the main skill hill, King Mountain, called Climb the King. This event recently completed its seventh year and has been widely embraced by the Jackson Hole community. In 2012, 840 climbers participated, including 58 teams combining for a total of 9,001 climbs. Says RFOV executive director, David Hamilton “We estimate that our regional community is about two and a half times larger than the greater Jackson Hole area, so our goal is to have 2,000 climbers participating by 2015 or 2016.” RFOV has expanded on the concept by making Climb For Trails a valley-wide event, including trails throughout the valley. There will be an emphasis on the most popular hikes in each community such as Smuggler in Aspen, Rim Trail in Snowmass Village, Red Mountain/Jeanne Golay Trail in Glenwood Springs and Colorow Trail in New Castle. RFOV hopes to add Arbaney-Kittle Trail in Basalt in 2014 with the proper clearances from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Due to current regulations and access concerns, Red Hill cannot be used, inspiring RFOV to include an “other” category which expands the event to include any trail not on BLM lands. RFOV is also pitching the wellness angle of Climb For Trails to businesses and companies throughout the valley to get them to sponsor their employee’s climbs and to incorporate the event into their organization’s wellness program. Businesses may create a team or multiple teams from different departments and incorporate informal competitions to encourage the individual health and team-building benefits. To register for the event, participants pay a $15 fee. They receive a baseball cap and an account on the new website, Users can log in and monitor climbs, gather sponsors, post pictures, comments and anecdotes on the public wall. Businesses may cover the cost of their employees and receive a discount. is currently up with information, but will not be open for registration until May 1. For more information, visit or or call 927-8241.

CLASSIC CABIN ON THE CRYSTAL RIVER… With 3 separate lots on almost an acre, this classic log cabin is a perfect get-away or permanent home. A secluded path wanders through the forested site to a private stretch of river frontage included with the property. An open floor plan is complimented by a large rock, wood burning fireplace, and comfortable living spaces. Two car-garage and outbuildings for additional storage. $399,000

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Famed Cleveholm Is For Sale Again By Sue McEvoy, Echo Contributor This article originally appeared in the May 8,1946 edition of the Rocky Mountain News, written by Robert L. Perkin, and is reprinted exactly as it was published. Fabulous Cleveholm, the Colorado barony where Rockefeller and Morgan dined and the stable are paneled in oak, is up for sale again. An asking price of $110,000 has been set on the famous Western Slope estate, magnificent relic of the lush days of the state’s early industrial growth when fortunes boomed and there was no income tax. Known also as Redstone Castle Crystal Park or Crystal River Inn, Cleveholm was the home of the late John Cleveland Osgood, founder of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp., and later, of the Victor-American Fuel Co. The estate, regarded as the most fabulous and luxurious in the state, is being offered for sale by Mrs. H. R. Hibbert, who purchased it two years ago from Mrs. Huntley MacDonald, widow of its builder. The lavish barony, which once included a village, a 40-room inn, a mountain basin rich with coal, railroads and hundreds of acres of parkland in addition to the cattle has been split up in recent years. When it was built in 1900 to 1903, the estate cost an estimated two and one-half million dollars. Up for sale now is the Osgood manor house, a 42-room Tudor mansion with leather, brocade and velvet walls, gold-leaf ceilings, elaborate hand-made woodwork and rich furnishings. Along with Cleveholm will go 350 of the Osgood acres along the Crystal River. Osgood left nothing undone to make his home the most luxurious in Colorado. An Italian artist was brought across the ocean to hand-stencil the oak-paneled walls. The wall of the library was covered with hand-tooled green leather. Green silk brocade is on the walls of the music room, and the dining room walls are covered with ruby velvet. The woodwork is solid mahogany, and gold leaf covers the ceilings of several

rooms. The fireplace is of hand-cut stone. Outdoors, there is a sweeping paved courtyard in the Tudor manner, and the private roadway is lined with hammered iron lanterns. In his lavish Cleveholm, Osgood entertained lavishly. Wealthy and socially prominent guests from Eastern cities were frequent visitors. John D. Rockefeller, despite the feud over C F & I, dined there off the Osgood plate and cut glass, as did J. P. Morgan and other titans of industry. Vintage Valley features stories of the Crystal Valley’s past. For information on the Redstone Historical Society (RHS), to contribute and/or become a member of the RHS, contact Sue McEvoy. Thank-you to the George Harper family for sharing this article.

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The Crystal Valley’s Great Outdoors (GO)


Ski touring on McClure Pass By Sue McEvoy, Echo Staff Writer

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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

While spring officially started with the equinox on March 20, there’s still plenty of opportunity to enjoy winter activities in the Crystal Valley. On March 22, Becky Trembley, myself and our two canine companions, Frodo and Samdo, set out from the summit of McClure Pass, elevation 8755 feet, on our cross-country ski equipment. Our start time was just before 10 a.m. Six inches of snow had fallen the previous day. We had blue skies and an already ski-packed trail. The route follows Chair Mountain Road and is popular with cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers accessing private cabins on Chair Mountain. Our destination was the first gate, also the start point of the Ragged Mountain Trail, some two and a half miles up the road. The gradient is not steep and the road winds through aspen and spruce forest with views towards Hawk Peak, Marble Peak, Huntsman Ridge, the Grand Mesa and finally, Chair Mountain itself. For my first ski touring outing of the year, I dusted off my 1970’s vintage Rossignol Randonnee’s complete with 3-pin bindings and a pair of lace-up leather boots, same era. I also needed to attach climbing skins to the skis, with duct tape, in order to ascend the road. Becky’s gear, a little more modern, consisted of Rossignol Tempo Mountain BC skis with fish scales and boots that attach to the skis. Arriving at the gate in a little over an hour, I stripped off the climbing skins and we turned around for the much anticipated downhill return. Soon, with some polling effort, we were gliding back down the same track with our eager companions. As we descended, we met several more skiers coming up the track, all with their own canine companions. A much quicker return trip, even with the photo stops, we were back at the parking area at 12:30 p.m. The quietness of the forest, the glistening snow, the warm sunshine and rewarding views all combined for a more than pleasant outing. But the true reward of the day had to be the immense dog joy that ski touring brings to canine and human alike. Chair Mountain Road is accessed from the parking area on the south side of the summit of McClure Pass on Hwy. 133 in Gunnison County. Above, Becky Trembley and left, Sue McEvoy ski on McClure Pass.


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.

And More!

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

QUESTIONS? Call 970-920-5200

In Marble… A salon experience in a natural setting. In Redstone… a convenient location for all your beauty needs. Lower Level of the Redstone Inn • 970-963-2526 170 Crystalline Drive • Marble CO 81623 • 970-963-0998 • 970-319-5716

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


Our Snow Building Project

In this project, we were given the challenge to design and create a snow fort. We were split into groups and quickly got to learning how strong different shapes were. Next we created our blueprint for the fort. We worked for weeks building and perfecting our forts. Despite all the time we had, some groups didn’t finish their fort. However, even if you didn’t finish your fort we all learned valuable lessons in teamwork, leadership, persistence, and of course, math skills.

Snow Dragons' Igloo:

Calling all Pre-school aged children and parents in the Crystal River Valley. Come join the K-2 class at the Marble Charter School for a story time and art project. Every Thursday 9:45-11:15am. Please call Gina Mile with any questions and more details 963-9550.

The first few days of the snow fort project were about learning different architectural terms. We also learned about what shapes are the strongest to build with. The next few days we worked on the design of our snow fort. The original design was a hexagon with equilateral triangles tessellating up to larger triangles. The larger triangles were for the roof. These triangles held each other up by dispersion. This created stress. Since a hexagon is made up of six triangles, we figured that each person should take up one triangle with an extra triangle so it would be roomy inside. We measured each person in our team to find how big the triangles would be. When we were done we figured that we didn’t need to measure each person, only the biggest person in our group; me. Next, one of the teachers pointed out one of the many problems with our fort. We would have had a huge gap in between the walls do to our design flaw. Another problem was how big the roof triangles were. So we decided to change our entire design. The only part of the old design that we kept was the main shape of the fort; a hexagon. The walls are now made of rectangles and the roof spirals up with square blocks. After we got all of measurements of the blocks, we started to build them out of wood. I am glad we chose the kind of wood that we did because the snow slides out of the block better that other teams’ blocks. The other teams used ply wood.

Many Thanks

We started building our blocks at this time. We were stock piling them in the beginning so we had more blocks to work with. I measured out the triangles and then laid the wall blocks out in the shape of the hexagon. When we started layering the blocks, the overall shape of the hexagon became a circle. We figured that we were building an igloo. We did three layers of the wall blocks and then started spiraling up with the roof blocks. This part was more difficult because we had to position the blocks two or three inches inward so the roof would come together. Our igloo is coming together and we are very excited to see what it is going to look like! Goal setting was easy because we knew what we had to accomplish. In the beginning we thought we were going fast but we only had a small amount of blocks. We came up with a new plan to solve this problem. We divided the tasks to make the work more efficient. Our team worked hard and worked together well. We communicated effectively which was necessary to accomplish our goals. For example we were able to divide jobs to work more quickly.

Reflections We learned to use blocks that are a manageable size and not anything over three feet. We found a strategy for blockbuilding where we would get a block out every 3 minutes. Our strategy was to assign special roles to each person and to get everyone excited to make the work quicker. Our keystones (which are included on our roof) worked very well. What didn’t work well was that sometimes not everyone did their job and was caught wandering. In the end, we all had learned many lessons in math, structural skills, and teamwork. We can’t wait to do a project like this again and are ready for any project they give us. Shown are some of the blueprints for the snow architecture.



Sponsorships help off-set the cost of producing this school paper - thus allowing it to remain ad-free, so the students’ work can be the focus. If you would like to sponsor The Marble Times, please contact Alyssa - or 963-2373








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The world named “Playground” by Ava

The fun of playing at the playground! It’s amazing, you feel like you’re in a different world. You can imagine the sky being green and the ground being blue; it’s just like a different world! The slide is like rushing down the rapid rivers, the swings are like flying in mid air and last but not least the monkey bars where you feel like a monkey in the jungle swinging from tree to tree. A play ground is made just for kids that imagine things like that. It’s like a home for kids that think like this: Swinging thru the trees like a wild monkey on the monkey bars, slipping thru the slide like you are on a mountain skiing down as fast as you can, swinging through the air on the swings like you’re riding on a dangerous dragon. These are imaginations that you have to have to enjoy a playground.

Our snow forts

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.

Mission Statement The mission of the Marble Charter School is to provide opportunities for students to realize high levels of academic achievement.We create a nurturing learning environment that encompasses natural and cultural resources from the community.The school forms its instructional program to meet or exceed state standards and to provide each student with a successful learning experience. Marble Charter School expects its students, with full support of their families,to strive for excellence in all aspects of this learning process.

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





Please save your Box Tops for Marble Charter School! Send in with your favorite MCS student, or drop off at MCS or the Redstone General Store. Thank You!

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Echo Travels

Betty and Ernie Bradley of Redstone wrap up their month long vacation by taking their along Echo as they enjoy the Waiopae Tide Pools on the big island of Hawaii. Jim and June Hornsby, former Redstone residents, enjoyed their Echo on Valentine’s day, while spending time in South Padre Island, Texas.

Shelby Williams and Billy Jungling are Echo subscribers from Iowa. Here they are with their Echo at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

Cameo - My day with the Wild Mustangs By Erica Savard In March I got the opportunity to go riding with my friends from Avalanche Outfitters also known as Redstone Stables in a dry dusty area of Colorado called Cameo which is near Grand Junction. We went there because there are many wild mustangs and we got to ride our horses alongside them. Some of the things that we did are cantering, jumping over creeks, stopping and having lunch, trying to find a fun trail and trying to see as many herds of mustangs as we could. My favorite Mustang was a dapple grey big stallion that we saw. And I named it Diablo after a horse in one of my favorite books. It was exciting, amazing and an outstanding trip to Cameo. Someday you should go there and hike or horseback ride and look for the mustangs. Many thanks to Randy Melton for inviting me on such a special day, and to Cody for giving me such a good ride. Photos courtesy of Randy Melton

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As I See It

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Springtime, brought to you in living color The black and white scenes of winter are rapidly giving way to the multi colored images of spring. It’s amazing how quickly our yards go through a progression of color: White to brown to green and then to yellow with those first blooming daffodils. Color. It infuses life with so much variety and vitality. It’s one of the everyday miracles we too often overlook in our frenzied attempts to keep up with the pace of life. When we do think about color, we imagine it to be an inherent quality of objects. We suppose that things are either “made” of a particular color or that they’ve been painted or infused with a color. The reality of color is much more fascinating. Sunlight, though it appears to be transparent and completely colorless, actually contains all colors. Objects appear to have color only because they happen to reflect a particular portion of the color already in the light. A tomato for instance, isn’t really made of something red, rather, the physical nature of the tomato is such that it reflects mostly the red hues of light. In a sense the red doesn’t really come from the tomato but from the light. When sunlight shines on a puddle of water on asphalt, the puddle looks black. However if the water has picked up some oil from the pavement, it will

shimmer with all the colors of the rainbow. Variations in the thickness of the oily film reflect different parts of the light causing us to see different colors. The colors are related to the range of wavelengths in the light. The actual lengths we’re talking about are incredibly small. The longest waves, which appear red, are about 1/30,000 of an inch long, and the shortest ones, which appear violet, are only half that size. Our minds can’t even imagine things that tiny. It is fascinating to realize that all of the colorful beauty of springtime comes from such incredibly tiny variations in the length of the light waves. The fact that our eyes readily distinguish those absolutely miniscule variations ought to inspire us with wonder. In words fitting for springtime, Jesus urged, “Consider the flowers of the field…I tell you that not even [King] Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” I urge you to consider the flowers and all of the other beauty in the world around you, and then give thanks for the miracle of color.








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963-9522 Local Company, Local Rates



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R E S I D E N T I A L • C O M M E R C I A L • M U N I C I PA L

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The Echo’s Parting Shot…

i|á|à exwáàÉÇxVtáàÄx‹ REDSTONE CASTLE TOURS Tours Saturdays & Sundays • 1:30 p.m. 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

See you next month!





Trail Rides No classes after April 8. Classes resume May 23.

Enjoy a

Carriage Ride or a

Wagon Ride

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


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


Bolling Jones, Owner Randy Melton, Outfitter

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