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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Rick French | rfrench@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Caitlin Causey | caitlin.causey@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Feeding Heart and Soul “WHO INSPIRES YOU, AND WHY?” This is the simple question we posed to the five nonprofit directors featured here in our November issue. When  their replies rolled  into my inbox earlier this fall, I found myself both delighted and profoundly moved by their responses. As the season of thankfulness dawns this month, they reminded me that indeed, inspiration and gratitude go hand in hand; each fortifies the other, helping us live out our values along the way. If there’s a road map for uncovering purpose in life, it seems that these servant-leaders are well on their way

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to finding it. I'm inspired by them. The same can be said of Glenwood resident and girls’ education advocate Kayce Anderson, whose nearly five-year-old organization For the Good is transforming communities in Narok County, Kenya. Writer Kate Lapides takes us on a journey through Kayce’s heart this month, ultimately revealing how her work has informed her sense of gratitude here at home.  If “gratitude is the memory of the heart” (as the old proverb goes), then inspiration must surely be the memory of the soul. As we all prepare to sit down with our loved ones for Thanksgiving on the 28th, I hope that this month’s stories help feed both.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 10 Homegrown A Carbondale Resident Harnesses the Power of Growing Small, While Pushing to Open Possibilities for Backyard Farmers

16 Gratitude in Giving Glenwood’s Kayce Anderson of For the Good Works to Empower Girls in Narok County, Kenya

21 Always More Five of the Valley’s Nonprofit Leaders Reveal Who Inspires Them, and Why

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24 Log Cabin Comfort Space, Serenity, Soaring Views, and Social Gatherings in Missouri Heights

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

24 Open House 28 Renovate & Refine 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES 1.

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Dedication of CMC Spring Valley Buildings On August 28, two new buildings were dedicated at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley. The J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center was named in honor of philanthropist and Alpine Bank founder and chairman Bob Young. A second building that was dedicated, the Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House, will open later this year. Photography by Charles Engelbert and Stephanie Stocking

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1. (From left) CMC mascot Swoop with Jim and Sharon Nieslanik. | 2. Entrance to the J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center. | 3. (From left) Geny Sanchez, Kristin Heath Colon, Bob Young and David Delaplane. | 4. Inside the J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center. | 5. (From left) Bob Young and Carrie Hauser. Photo: CE | 6. (From left) Debbie Novak and Linda Froning. | 7. The ceremonial ribbon cutting. Photo: CE | 8.. (From left) Vicki Soetaert, Margo Young-Gardey, Geny Sanchez and Bob Young. | 9. (From left) Kristin Heath Colon, Vicki Soetaert, Geny Sanchez and Bob Young on a construction tour. | 10. Reception. | 11. (From left) Perry Will, Chris Romer, Ryan Honey and Donn Willins. | 12. Heather Exby. Photo: CE 8

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AROUND TOWN “Grace is an amazing teacher and well-deserving of this honor,” Superintendent Rob Stein said. De La Sala has been with the district for 14 years and is a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) teacher. She was honored at the 2019 CABE Awards Gala in Thornton on October 11.

EMMA BAZAAR RETURNS AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING SEASON The 43rd annual Emma Bazaar will be held November 15 from 3-7 p.m. and November 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Emma Schoolhouse just west of Basalt. The event, which features goods from 14 local artists and crafters, has long been consid-

RIVER BRIDGE EXPANDS TO NEW FACILITY, GROWS TEAM

ered one of the valley's best holiday traditions. "While there are so many beautiful products to consider, it's also true that when you go to the

Thanks to community support through the Bridge

Bazaar you will see everyone you have ever known

to Their Futures Campaign, River Bridge Regional

in the Roaring Fork Valley," says organizer Barbara

Center has  expanded into a new location  at 504

Clarke. "Old friends catch up in the checkout line;

21st Street in Glenwood Springs. The building

small groups form outside to laugh and make plans

houses offices for  therapists and comfortable

to get together over the holidays."

exam rooms. River Bridge also added to its team

This year shoppers can expect to find unique

to ensure adequate services are provided to local

jewelry, blown glass, children's clothing, skincare

children who have experienced abuse. Meghan

items, handmade ornaments, upcycled mittens,

Backofen, the center's mental health therapist, has

pottery, and much more.

also written a book called "Who's the Boss of This

"So many things have changed in 43 years,"

Body?",  designed to help educate children on body

Clarke adds, "but not the tradition of good friends

safety. Visit RiverBridgeRC.org for more news.

stopping by and shopping in a 19th century one-room schoolhouse in mid-November, as another winter begins to set in." Follow the Emma Schoolhouse Bazaar on Facebook for updates.

DE LA SALA NAMED ESL TEACHER OF THE YEAR The Roaring Fork Schools are excited to announce

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CULINARY CREATIONS

HOMEGROWN A CARBONDALE RESIDENT HARNESSES THE POWER OF GROWING SMALL, WHILE PUSHING TO OPEN POSSIBILITIES FOR BACKYARD FARMERS ON WEEKDAY MORNINGS, MATT KENNEDY CARVES THE BIKE PATH ON HIS SKATEBOARD, SHIRTTAILS FLAP-

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY GENEVIEVE JOELLE VILLAMIZAR

PING, RAY-BANS TO THE SUN, WITH TWO WEIMARANERS IN TOW. After dropping his daughter off at Ross Montessori School, he skates the dogs home. Kennedy then heads to Mt. Sopris Montessori Preschool where he preps wholesome lunches for toddlers. To the local kids, Kennedy has superpowers. He plants teeny tiny particles that morph into bundles of sunshine: kale, tomatoes, or mint. He collects weeds, cuts back plants, and gathers a variety of animal manures to grow living soils. He tends mysterious wooden boxes filled with minute beings that pollinate plants and produce amber ambrosia. “I

run

Sopris

Farm,”

Kennedy

grins.

Neighborhood kids and families gather to watch his diminutive livestock gambol and cavort in old town Carbondale. “My home farm demonstrates urban sustainability in a small space. We raise rabbits— which are the most sustainable meat source on the planet—along with chickens and ducks for eggs, and eventually meat, at harvest time.” By “we,” Kennedy speaks also of his 12-year-old daughter, Aberdeen, famous for her floral lemonade at their Carbondale farmers market stand.

I believe all these things work hand in hand and can demonstrate a more sustainable way to farm, source, cook, and eat good food”

Kennedy grew up in his mom’s upstate New York vegetable

Kennedy feels strongly that his “urban” farm is an example of how

garden. He hunted and fished, outside on the land all day, which

the average family can lessen its impacts on the planet. Although his

led to a fascination with foraging and wildcrafting plants, berries,

stock of animals currently exceeds the amount allowed by a town

and delicacies such as morels, chanterelles, and boletes— skills he

code established decades ago, he plans to soon meet with officials

teaches Aberdeen.

about altering the limit and making more room for residents who

Kennedy thrives on challenges. When it comes to the epicurean

want to follow in his footsteps.

sciences of beekeeping, charcuterie (curing meats), or growing

On a recent autumn evening, several of us—farmers, friends,

mushrooms, superpowers are a must. All three function at the nexus

neighbors, and locavores—gathered with Kennedy to celebrate food

of artistry and technology, the latter two requiring sterile, tempera-

and the season through a traditional French dish, ratatouille. We

ture- and humidity-controlled environments that he custom built into

chopped onions from my garden, summer squash from Erin’s Acres,

his historic log cabin home.

and jewel-toned tomatoes from Kennedy’s gardens. Dusk filled the

“I believe all these things work hand in hand and can demonstrate

yard as the firepit slowed to small flames and embers for the roasted

a more sustainable way to farm, source, cook, and eat good food,”

rabbit. We connected under the chokecherry, apple tree and stars,

he says. “In a healthy way that supports our planet and society, as

reveling in the grower’s life. It was an enchanting evening— as it

opposed to destroying it.”

often is through friends, family, and food.

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SEASON’S END RATATOUILLE Light a fire! Peach and apricot wood imbue autumnal smoky flavors.  Scatter thick slices of butter across the bottom of a wide cast iron skillet. Alternating

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sliced,

freshly

harvested

tomato, zucchini, and yellow squash, line the skillet with the vegetables upright in bold, tidy, concentric circles. The thinner you slice the vegetables, the more they melt on the tongue. Dash salt and pepper across the nested vegetables; scatter a few more pats of butter. Lightly drizzle the array with a vinaigrette—red currant vin marries the tart tomato and creamy squash beautifully. Place above the coals to simmer/roast over the wood fire for about an hour. As juices form, cover with a lid. To crisp the top if you wish, finish under a broiler for three minutes, sans lid.

QUARTERED RABBIT COOKED IN WHITE WINE, BROWN BUTTER, AND GARLIC Place generous amounts of sliced butter, two whole knuckles of garlic, and a coarsely chopped onion in the bottom of a cast iron Dutch oven. Layer a quartered rabbit on top. Pour white wine over the rabbit, enough to simmer and steam the meat; dash salt and freshly crushed pepper to flavor. Cover with the lid and place in the fire coals, turning frequently the first 30 minutes. Place above the coals and simmer until the flesh is tender. Enjoy with your closest friends.

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Above: For the Good founder Kayce Anderson plays a game of Hokey Pokey with school girls in Magutuni, Kenya, before a large pad distribution and education session on the organization’s very first day of work in the field in 2015.

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY KATE LAPIDES KAYCE ANDERSON NEVER PLANNED ON BEING A SOCIAL

that lack. The inequality of opportunity this represented struck her

ENTREPRENEUR. Or an innovator. Or the founder of a nonprofit

so profoundly, she left her beloved research to create a nonprofit

working to improve girls’ access to education in rural Kenya. In 2014,

dedicated to doing something about it.

the Glenwood Springs resident was still deeply immersed in her

“I’m not sure what gives me the nerve to think that I can actu-

research, happily spending a third of each year hitchhiking around

ally make a difference in a bunch of lives,” says Anderson, on her

the Ecuadorian Andes capturing insects for her lab. She’d recently

decision to found For the Good, despite little experience in nonprofit

become a mother to a cherished, beautiful daughter named Blu. She

management or development work. “I think the stars crossed just so

loved her family, her work, and her adventures; her life was rich with

that I recognized an amazing opportunity to leverage my strengths

everything she loved. And then, one day, a friend nonchalantly asked

with the strengths of individuals on the other side of the world. The

her if she’d volunteer to sew sanitary pads for schoolgirls in Kenya.

most transformative leaps in my life—graduate school, motherhood,

That’s when she dived into the data and learned that millions of girls

and a significant career shift—were facilitated by a high level of

around the world drop out of school each year due to lack of access

naiveté. Those were always followed by a recognition that I was in

to sanitary pads and the related challenges inextricably weaved with

over my head.”

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ONE INNOCENT QUESTION GALVANIZED AN ADVENTUROUS ECOLOGIST TO ABANDON HER RESEARCH CAREER AND BECOME A PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR GIRLS’ EDUCATION. IN HER JOURNEY TO EMPOWER OTHERS, SHE GAINED AN EVEN MORE PROFOUND GRATITUDE FOR HER OWN LIFE’S GOOD FORTUNE.

Instead of being daunted by her inexperience, Anderson sees

“The communities we work with are experts; they’ve been

great value in being a beginner when launching into unknown terrain.

pursuing their way of life rather successfully for eons,” says

“Toward the end of grad school, after being exhausted with

Anderson. “We may have access to information and ideas that

trying to appear an expert, I learned that being honest about

will make their communities stronger and more resilient. But

your ignorance is actually very well received, especially if you

listening hard to them is a critical ingredient that allows us to be

are working to understand. It’s humbling and healthy to remain

responsive and compassionate and better develop interventions

a learner. Having a learning mindset is incredibly important in

that are effective and lasting.”

development work, especially in a very different culture. In some

Anderson’s dedication to creating a better world for girls

ways it suits me well to be in this position, because our work

stems from a passionate belief that every one of them should

with communities is an equal exchange rather a teacher-student

have an equal opportunity to develop their voice and realize their

relationship. We learn from each other.”

potential, regardless of geography or circumstance.

For Anderson, the journey from ecologist to executive director

“I see a real desire to do something big in the world in

of a nonprofit working in Kenya has been alternately exciting,

these girls, and I feel their frustration at being stifled by oth-

challenging, humbling, frustrating, deeply rewarding, and full of

ers. Most of us in the Global North are incredibly fortunate

heart-stopping beauty. For the Good began its journey by pro-

to have had the opportunity to empower ourselves, to have

viding pads and reproductive health education to girls in rural

opportunities given to us by the circumstances we are born

Tharaka-Nithi County, backed by research indicating that lack

into and our upbringings. As Blu grows up and looks more

of access to menstrual hygiene supplies was keeping girls out of

like the girls we work with, and I see her hunger and poten-

school. As the organization delved deeper into its work, however,

tial to do amazing things, I palpably feel the loss that we as

spending more and more time listening deeply to communities

a world are suffering when other girls are denied the same

and doing its own surveys, she began to question whether For

freedoms. There is so much curiosity and insight held latent

the Good’s focus on pads was addressing the right barrier.

in the millions of girls (and boys) that never have an opportu-

“It’s true that lack of pads and an understanding of repro-

nity to develop themselves.”

ductive health creates barriers to education for girls,” reflects

The challenges of development work are intense and numer-

Anderson. “But it is only part of the story. Lack of access to pads

ous. There are pressing needs, lives in the balance, unexpected

is a symptom rather than a root cause of the gender inequities

complications at every turn. Yet since starting her journey into

that keep girls out of school. To improve opportunities for girls

the work five years ago, Anderson has discovered that one of the

in a meaningful and lasting way, we need to address the source

hardest dilemmas to solve may be personal, embedded in the

of the problem: the idea that education is not relevant for a girl

geographic distance that separates her work in Africa and her life

or worth the return on the investment. It is this idea that we are

and family in the Roaring Fork Valley.  

working to change.”

“When I am in Kenya, I question my decision to leave my fam-

Five years in, For the Good now works with communities to

ily,” reflects Anderson. “When I am at home, I think I need to be in

assess and address both the tangible and intangible barriers to girls’

Kenya more often to learn more and develop those relationships.

education on a hyper-local scale. Driven by Anderson’s research on

It’s hard when your loves are separated by an ocean. My hope

interventions that have proven highly effective in other Global South

is that when Blu and Rayne [Anderson’s two-year-old son] are

communities, the organization distills what was transformative in

a little older, I will be able to integrate them more into my travel

those places and adapts and applies those interventions in culturally

and work. I certainly wouldn’t be able to do any of it without an

relevant ways to the communities they work in. More importantly,

incredibly supportive husband that is willing to single parent for

staff also listen, deeply, to the people it is their goal to serve.

weeks at a time.”

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GRATITUDE IN GIVING

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Anderson adds, “Ultimately, I hope that my time away from my family will make a better world for them. Through this work, I’ve been able to feel a deeper connection to other humans and the fulfillment of seeing my labors make tangible impacts in the lives of others. I know myself much better, which has made me a truer friend, mother, and wife. And I’ve become more aware of my own fortune in the world, which has given me profound gratitude for my life.” FACTS FOR THE GOOD

+ 9.5 million: Estimated number of girls in sub-Saharan Africa who will never set foot in a classroom. 

+ 3000: Number of girls in Tharaka-Nithi

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County, Kenya, whom For the Good reached with health information and pad distributions from 2015-2018.

+ 96%: Percentage of girls in Tharaka-Nithi who now successfully transfer onto secondary school. 

+ 16%: Percentage of girls in Narok County who transfer onto secondary school. In 2019, For the Good began partnering with communities in Narok to address the barriers that are keeping girls from school and resulting in some of the highest school dropout rates in Kenya. 

+ 485: Number of passionate believers in girls’ education who’ve supported For the Good’s work to date, changing thousands of lives for the better.  HOW YOU CAN HELP:  For the Good hopes

to

raise

$35,000

on

Tuesday,

December 10, Colorado Gives Day, to fund its program launch in Narok County. Go to ColoradoGives.org/ForTheGood to add your powerful support and voice. Every dollar makes a difference.

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3.

6.

1. Recess games at Osinedate Primary School, Loita Hills, Kenya, 2019. 2. Anderson in the Chogoria market, 2019. 3. Three girls at Entasekera Primary School, 2019. 4. Portrait of Vivian, Entaskera Primary School, Loita Hills, Kenya, 2019. 5. Portrait of Najma, Entasekera Primary School student, 2019. 6. A classroom at Entaskera Primary School, Loita Hills, Kenya, 2019. A significant challenge of education for all children in rural regions is the lack of resources. This includes lack of access to books, school supplies, and additionally, an adequate number of teachers. At Entasekera, four teachers managed eight different classrooms on an average day. 7. Frida at home with her family, Kabariange, Kenya, 2018. Frida lives in the village of Kabariange, in the middle of Tharaka-Nithi County. Frida’s mother was born with a club foot and walks with a cane. She walked two kilometers from their home to the Kabariange Primary School to meet and talk to For the Good staff about how important she felt it was to educate her children. Frida’s parents were unwavering that she would finish school, despite the sacrifices it meant in the short term. Photo: Kayce Anderson 8. Portrait of Nasieko, Loita Hills, Kenya, 2019. Nasieko was the first in her family of 16 to begin high school; when her family could no longer afford her education, they turned to the Maasai tradition of finding her a husband in exchange for cattle and cash. In 2019 however, with her parents’ blessing and the financial support of a For the Good donor, she returned to school. November 2019 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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IN A WORLD WHERE THERE IS ALWAYS MORE GOOD WORK TO BE DONE, FIVE NONPROFIT LEADERS REFLECT ON THE PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE THEM MOST ARTICLE CAITLIN CAUSEY

NAME: Kyle Crawley ORGANIZATION: Executive Director, Stepping Stones WHO INSPIRES YOU?

The Dalai Lama “I find myself constantly amazed and inspired by the Dalai Lama. Over the last couple of years I have read many of his books and watched countless speeches and interviews. I have done my best to incorporate many of his values and philosophies into my daily practices both personally and professionally. I work to focus my energy on kindness, intention, and compassion. The Dalai Lama has taught me what it means to lead by example and has inspired positive personal growth that I’m grateful for. I believe everyone has value, talents, and love to share with the world around them. This has become one of my personal tenets and a belief I hope to instill in each youth I serve. I still make plenty of mistakes and I’m far from a perfect leader, but if at the end of the day I can reflect and know that I let those around me know they are loved and deserve love, then I have succeeded. ‘As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.’ -Dalai Lama” CONTINUED >

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ALWAYS MORE

(CON TI N U ED)

NAME: Scott Gilbert ORGANIZATION: President, Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Our Teachers “As a former educator, I am inspired every day by the teachers within our community who are tirelessly giving back to our youth. Teachers have touched every member of the community at some time in their life. We all remember our favorites; their impact is great and should be respected and appreciated by the community that they serve. The reality is that so many of the educators in the Roaring Fork Valley are struggling with debt, working multiple jobs, or living several to a home just so that they can Scott with Habitat Family Services Director Amy French (left) and Basalt Elementary teacher Ana Quiceno, receiving keys to her new Basalt Vista home.

make it within a valley that they know and love. Our community needs the support of our teachers who can inspire our youth to grow and thrive. It is an honor and privilege to help galvanize the community to create affordable homes for our teachers.“

NAME: Rick Lofaro Rick with daughters Francesca and Ruthie.

ORGANIZATION: Executive Director, Roaring Fork Conservancy WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My Daughters “My daughters Ruthie (11) and Francesca (8) are my inspiration. Why? As I wind down the remaining months I have in my 40’s and prepare for the big Five-O, I realize what the past 50 years have meant for me and for the world. In a relatively short time (which also represents my entire life) cumulative human impacts have negatively affected the earth. Saving the earth, or at least saving the rivers for my kids, may sound cliché—but they are the reason I do what I do. I returned to the valley 22 years ago after a stint as a Montana fishing guide and landed at Roaring Fork Conservancy. Over the past two decades I have learned much about myself, my community, and my watershed. Perhaps the most valuable thing I have learned is the importance of the legacy I leave behind: for my kids and all kids who deserve clean water, thriving habitat, and opportunities to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. Nothing compares to a day on the river with my girls; time evaporates, worries melt away, and magic unfolds around every bend. Rivers are a precious gift that must be shared and protected for current and future generations.” 22

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NAME: Angela Mills ORGANIZATION: Executive Director, LIFT-UP WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My Grandmother “I am most inspired by my grandmother, Josie Pintarelli. She embodied love, grace, and loyalty. Born in 1919 to a traveling salesman and a housekeeper (supermom), she led the life of an adventurer in rural Mississippi. Grandma told wonderful stories of hiking, crawfish hunting, and hanging onto train bridges as the trains whizzed by. She could shoot, fish, and climb better than the strongest boys around. At the age of 17 she traveled to California to visit her older brother, and on the last day she met John Pintarelli. He took her out on one date and begged her to stay, but she insisted she had to go home and finish her education. John sent her a penny postcard every day she was away, and their love blossomed. Over the course of 59 years my grandparents, Johnny and Josie, raised 12 amazing kids. My grandmother was brave, smart, and creative. She loved everybody and everything. She rejoiced in children’s laughter, cherished her time with family, and made every single one of her 35 grandchildren feel special and doted on. She instilled in us a great sense of appreciation for our planet, its animals, humans, and natural resources. She made us feel safe and raised us to believe we could do anything and make the world a better place. She still inspires me every day; I hold each one of these lessons close to my heart and work to make them a part of my daily life.”

NAME: Genna Moe ORGANIZATION: Executive Director, The Art Base WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Lifelong Learners “I am inspired by students of all ages at the Art Base. Watching their motivation to learn and to engage with a new subject brings me great joy. I am inspired by the new immigrant students at Basalt High School and their bravery. Mostly I am inspired by individuals of all ages who are committed to lifelong curiosity and keeping love in their hearts.“

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OPEN HOUSE

LOG CABIN C O M FO R T SPACE, SERENITY, SOARING VIEWS, AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS IN MISSOURI HEIGHTS

ARTICLE BRIDGET GREY PHOTOGRAPHY ESTATEPHOTOVIDEO.COM - MICHAEL HEFFERON

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WHAT’S YOUR IDEA OF THE PERFECT COLORADO

THANKSGIVING?

If

it

includes a roaring fire, pies and casseroles bubbling in the oven, the glint of snow atop big peaks, crisp afternoon skies, and plenty of relaxation, this Missouri Heights log home offers the stuff of holiday dreams. An impressive setting for any gathering, it takes cozy to the next level. Friends and family can chat beside the stone fireplace and gaze upon snowy Mt. Sopris, Capitol Peak, and Chair Mountain while you prepare your favorite dish in the gourmet kitchen. After all, entertaining is not only easy but enjoyable when cooking, dining, and relaxing revolve around this home’s inviting great room, a showplace of beautiful woodwork and mountain-chic accents. (Its stunning antler chandelier is sure to spark conversation.) Four comfortable bedrooms and three beautifully tiled bathrooms complete the cabin’s private quarters, providing ample space for a family or out-of-town guests. Outside, a sunny deck affords sensational mountain views and opportunities for multi-season  gatherings, where guests might enjoy creations from the nearby custom-built woodburning pizza oven. More than five acres of irrigated pasture with excellent water rights surround the home, making it ideal for horses, pets, or adventurous children. Other extras include two horse stalls with tack room, a chicken coop, a heated outbuilding with gas and electricity, a two-car garage, a sizable barn for storing hay or equipment, and more. This high-country haven is primed for accommodating your mountain lifestyle, however you live it. To learn more, contact listing agent Sarah Murray of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse at 970.963.3300 or visit MasonMorse.com.  CONTINUED >

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OPEN HOUSE

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+ 4 Bedrooms + 3 Baths + 3,344 sq. ft. + 5.29 Irrigated Acres + 2 Large Outbuildings + 2-Car Garage + 2 Horse Stalls & Tack Room + And more: Stone fireplace, hardwood floors, main-level master suite, custom

woodwork,

wraparound

deck, outdoor pizza oven, chicken coop, abundant mountain views

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RENOVATE & REFINE

COZY up your HOME TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN CONCEPT OF HYGGE AND WELCOME THE TRANSITION OF SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH A RELAXING REFRESH

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin spice, apple and warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests.

MAD FOR PLAID Plaid patterns are a staple for fall. Find unique ways to pull the pattern into your decor in the form of blankets, pillows and even rugs if you’re feeling adventurous!

MUM’S THE WORD Mums’

blazing

colors

and

long-lasting blooms are almost as much a marker of autumn as football, shorter days and cooler weather. Incorporate some warmer-color blooms into your decor for a fresh addition that’s reminiscent of changing leaves.

AU NATURALE Wicker and natural materials like wood and jute are great ways to bring the outdoors in. Create a woodsy feel with dried flowers, natural wood accents and lots of baskets—great for storing your knit blankets!

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1-30

13

15, 22 & 29

ANNUAL HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL

TRTC'S CONSENSUAL IMPROV!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB

Get your holiday shopping done early!

Doors and bar at 7:30 p.m.,  show-

Ride the gondola for live moun-

The Holiday Invitational features work

time at 8 p.m. In the style of

tain-top music at Friday Afternoon

from over 20 local and national artists.

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and

Club featuring local bands. Grab

Functional pottery, small ceramic

Chicago's Second City, the the-

the Friday coupon from the Post

sculptures, and one-of-a-kind ceramic

atre's resourceful improv troupe

Independent to get free admission

jewelry available for sale through

takes

comedy

levels.

for up to four people after 4 p.m.

December 20th. Shop handmade

Enjoy

improv

games

featuring

Bands: Pam and Dan (November

and local this year for all your holiday

spontaneous

hilarity,

audience

15), Jen Mack (November 22), and

gifts. CarbondaleClay.org

interaction,

lightning-fast

Defiance Stringband (November 29).

Carbondale Clay Center

Thunder River Theatre

to

and

new

Glenwood Caverns

wit. ThunderRiverTheatre.com

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CLASSICAL GUITAR SOUNDS OF FOUR CENTURIES

CARBONDALE CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE

of the many facets of journeying

A beautiful hour of classical gui-

Protection District

away...and back home. The show-

tar music performed by Peter

Don't

case includes two pieces from

Fletcher, hailing from New York and

Carbondale Christmas Boutique, the

CoMotion's repertoire plus three

Detroit. In demand as a performer

Roaring Fork Valley's longest run-

new works, including one by the

in cultural venues throughout the

ning holiday craft boutique. 8 a.m.

NYC-based company The Hewman

country, Fletcher made his New

to 3

Collective. Performances at 7 p.m.

York debut at Weill Recital Hall at

gifts from local artisans, including

($20)

Saturday

Carnegie Hall in February 2007, and

stained glass, holiday decor, jams,

demo for families at 3 p.m. ($10).

returned in 2008, 2009, and 2010

wreaths, natural fiber art, handmade

Combo tickets (show + demo)

to a completely sold-out house.

soap, jewelry, leather, ornaments,

are $25. DanceInitiative.org

5:30 p.m. BasaltLibrary.org

crochet & knitted goods, candles,

8&9 "RETURNING" DANCE SHOWCASE The Launchpad

Carbondale's

dance

company

CoMotion presents this exploration

and

interactive

Basalt Regional Library

Carbondale & Rural Fire

miss

p.m.

the

43rd

Featuring

Annual

handmade

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR succulents, and more! A portion of the proceeds benefit Carbondale Fire Department.

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Head to New Castle to browse a great selection of arts & crafts vendors and get your Christmas shop-

ping done early. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Find the event on Facebook for more details.

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COOKING UNDER PRESSURE: MEDITERRANEAN STYLE Carbondale Rec Center

Learn how to use an electric multi-cooker to safely

prepare healthy foods from the Mediterranean Diet. (Optional: Bring your electric multi-cooker.) 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $15. Instructors: Carla Farrand, County Director, Family and Consumer Science Agent and Deb Martin, CMG & MFSA. Register by Friday, November 15. CarbondaleRec.com

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Join Carbondale Parks and Recreation and Aloha Mountain Cyclery on Thanksgiving morning for a 5K walk/run, 2.5K one-lap fun walk/run, and/or Turkey Cross bike races. Prizes for first, last, and middle 5K racers. Gift for first 75 people to register. Costumes highly encouraged! Bonfire, snacks, and fun! For more information or to register go to CarbondaleRec.com.

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The 29th year of Christmas in the Rockies Craft and Gift show features a diverse selection of artisan goods and vendors for holiday gifting. A family tradition in the Hotel Colorado, decorated for the season. Friday 1-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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PARTING THOUGHTS

family

first

WORDS OF GRATITUDE FOR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND SIBLINGS FROM FOUR OF THE COMMUNITY’S YOUNG VOICES ARTICLE SUZANNE W. KIRCH | PHOTOGRAPHY MJ THOMAS CHARLES DICKENS WAS AHEAD OF HIS TIME WHEN HE URGED EVERYONE TO, “REFLECT UPON YOUR PRESENT BLESSINGS, OF WHICH EVERY MAN HAS MANY—NOT ON YOUR PAST MISFORTUNES, OF WHICH ALL MEN HAVE SOME.” As a teacher at St. Stephen Catholic School, I know I am so thankful to work with amazing students like the four 6th graders featured here. As you read what they’ve written, may their positivity, creativity, and warmth brighten your day, as well. NAME: Addison Carlson

“This time of year always reminds me of how thankful I am to have my family. First, I am thankful for my dad, because he taught me how important it is to try my hardest and never give up. I am equally thankful for my mom, who has taught me the values of having courage and being kind. Thirdly, I am thankful for my dog, Denali, because he has taught me to be responsible. I am always going to be grateful for them, because they have taught me so many valuable lessons in life!” NAME: Mia Sandoval

“I’m especially thankful for my grandparents. My parents are the ones who have to set rules down, but grandparents don’t make you follow some rules like not eating candy or watching TV. They show up to your basketball or softball games, even if it’s cold or raining. A lot of kids don’t have grandparents but if you do, spend as much time with them as you can, even if it means going on a walk with them, reading a newspaper, or watching a movie from their times. Do these things because you never know how fast you can lose them. Be very thankful if you have grandparents.” NAME: Emory Walter

“Are you the only girl with two brothers? Well, I am. My brothers and I argue a lot, but sometimes we have special moments when we are best friends, and I make the most of them. When we are together, I feel like the luckiest girl on earth. We all trust each other, pick on each other, embarrass each other, but best of all, we are all best friends for life. I am super grateful to have those amazing boys in my life. I hope to never lose those awesome, funny, sometimes annoying brothers.”

NAME: Gianna Zambrano

“My family is not like other families. My parents are always pushing me to do my best. We run into problems sometimes, but we are usually always having a good time together. My sister is so funny. She is a senior in high school, and going to leave for college soon. I am so sad because I won’t get to laugh every day. But, we are adopting a little girl, and I am excited that she is going to have a wonderful family. I love my family so much. You should love yours as much, too.” 34

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