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Editor’s Letter

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e live in a place where, come fall, the marquis on the busses local busses flash the message “Think Snow!” The unseasonable El Nino temperatures and cloudless skies are causing some of us to plan snow dances or pray to Ullr. But hope is on the way; there are couple snows in January’s forecast, and more in February. As soon as that silver dust starts to accumulate on the top of Mount Sopris, most of us load up our skis and snowboards and get out there, out into the great outdoors.

JANUARY 2015 publisher Rick French | RFrench@LifestylePubs.com

editor Nicolette Toussaint | NToussaint@LifestylePubs.com

copy editor Mason Ingram

Not all of us though. My husband, who hails from the golden state of California, and this magazine’s wonderful publisher, Rick French, actually prefer the great indoors. When the weather turns frosty, their thoughts turn to toasting their toes, crackling fireplaces, spicy drinks and a warm pet cuddling up on the couch. (And truly, all that sounds pretty good to me as an après-ski experience.) In their honor, this issue of Roaring Fork Lifestyle magazine is dedicated to winter warm-ups and the great indoors. In this issue, we will warm you up with a dip into the steaming waters of the Glenwood Hot Springs pool, where you can vicariously work out the kinks with veteran yoga teacher Annig Agemian Raley. You can sample the artful dips and swirls served up by our favorite local baristas. Come along as we tour the hot spots in Glenwood’s emerging culinary district—a square block area that’s chockablock with great food and accomplished chefs.

contributing writers Lynette DeNike, Kate Manz, Myquillin Smith, Nicolette Toussaint

contributing photographers Jeff Beall, Terry Claassen, Howard Raley, Myquillin Smith, Nicolette Toussaint

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I’m also opening the doors of my own house, sharing an object lesson in how to take a home from chillblains to coziness while picking up some great energy rebates along the way. Winter is a great time to improve the great indoors, especially the bath and the kitchen, and we have some helpful advice from our local tile experts and a nationally renowned interior design blogger. This issue also gives you a look at the chainsaw art of Jarrett Dahl, and it —takes you to Redstone and yesteryear to look at the baronial home design of Redstone Castle.

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When the nights dip below freezing, you will find me figure skating, cutting up the slopes and exploring our cross-country trails. I expect to see a lot of readers there. In case you’re in a different lift line and miss me, I invite you to send your news, events and photos to me at ntoussaint@lifestylepubs.com.

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Parting Thoughts

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nce I was told that I was not a writer and to stay out of my editor’s private domain of written features. But that wasn’t Nicolette, the Roaring Fork Lifestyle editor, and it’s fun to dabble in areas I was told to stay away from! I just want to put a big call-out to our readers. This is a community publication, so we need community involvement.

We have two sections in each monthly magazine, “Around Town” and the “Monthly Calendar” that are designed as a community bulletin board in a sense. Around Town publishes photos and news of events that have recently occurred, and it will also include announcements of community, nonprofit and fundraising events that are coming up. ( We need eight weeks’ advance notice.) The calendar includes upcoming events for both businesses and nonprofits. We want you

to use these features to alert your neighbors to announcements or events of interest. So blow your horn, loud and strong! Tell people of a fundraiser, a get together, a function or an accomplishment. Let people come to celebrate or raise money for a good cause. Send your news to our editor at ntoussaint@LifestylePubs.com. Please allow us 45 to 60 days advance notice to make sure that we can publish word of your occasion in advance, rather than after the janitors have finished sweeping up. All insertions are subject to space availability and editing for subject content. See you around the valley!

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HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY TO WINDWALKERS! WindWalkers, a local nonprofit that brings horses together with children and adults who have physical, behavioral, or emotional disorders, has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. WindWalkers has given more than 12,000 service hours—“butts in the saddles”—to more than 3,000 individuals. Executive director Gabrielle Greeves said, “Because of our unwavering commitment to improving the physical well-being, behavioral development and emotional health, WindWalkers’ clients have become more outgoing, and children with autism have been known to communicate spontaneously for the first time with a horse! The recreational nature and family centered approach of these programs provides hope for people with challenges.”

GLENWOOD DOWNTOWN RENOVATION WINS GOVERNOR’S AWARD Last fall, the Glenwood Downtown Development Authority, the City of Glenwood Springs and four other public entities won the governor’s “Best Group Effort” Award for Downtown Excellence. The award honored a coordinated renewal effort projects that has included a new downtown library, improved public parking, and street and sidewalk improvements along Cooper Avenue and Seventh Street. These improvements opened the area to outdoor dining and a growing cluster of restaurants that give Glenwood a culinary district that is drawing diners from all up and down the valley.

RIVER VALLEY RANCH NAMED HOA OF THE YEAR The Colorado Community Association selected Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch (RVR) Homeowners Association as its 2014 HOA of the year, the first time a Western Slope association has received the award. RVR’s HOA dues, which cover membership in RVR’s private health club and aquatics center, have actually fallen from $305 12

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“Sewing the Future,” a 20-foot tall bronze and steel sculpture by James Surls, was installed in the Carbondale roundabout in November. Surls, an internationally recognized artist who is originally from East Texas, now lives near Carbondale. Surls’ work is exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in major private collections. “Sewing the Future” is Surls’ first piece in the Rocky Mountains. A public dedication is planned as part of the Art aRound Town celebration on Friday, June 5.

CREATIVE SPACES - REVITALIZING BASALT WITH ART Basalt has launched a collaboration that fills empty downtown spaces with light and color. The Basalt Chamber of Commerce and the Toklat Gallery launched the program. It brings together artists, galleries, property owners and the business community to fill the town’s prime empty spaces with art until they are leased or sold; they then welcome a new business to Basalt. Property owner Mike Waters and the Town of Basalt, Wyly Arts Center and the Basalt Downtown Business Association contributed to the premier


showing at a space at 227 Midland Avenue in October. The installation included paintings by Dave Durrance, furniture and parquetry art by Dave Struempler and reproductions of Plains Indians’ weaponry by Rick Stevens.

CARBONDALE RECOGNIZED FOR ITS BIKE FRIENDLY WAYS In November, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Carbondale with a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community award. League President Andy Clarke said, “The Gold-Level award that is being bestowed upon Carbondale recognizes their commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.” Among the other 19 Colorado locations that were recognized were Boulder and Fort Collins, with platinum awards; Breckinridge, Crested Butte, Durango and Steamboat Springs with gold-level awards; and Aspen, which received a silver award.

RFTA CEO NAMED AMONG 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL TRANSIT CEOS Metro magazine named Dan Blankenship, CEO of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, to its list of the 20 most influential people in the transit industry. Metro choose Blankenship because of the VelociRFTA bus-rapid transit (BRT) system that he helped launch and a $46 million overhaul of the valley’s public transportation. Years in planning, BRT brought construction of new park-n-ride lots and bus stops that are warmer and safer, more frequent buses, shortened rides between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, technological upgrades and other improvements that are expected to last 20 to 30 years.

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Glenwood Brews Up a Culinary District NICOLETTE TOUSSAINT | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY THE PULLMAN

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ith a dozen or so restaurants to choose from, the foot of Grand Avenue has become a heady spot for foodies. Clustered within about a block, diners can chose from the Riviera Supper Club, Slope and Hatch, the Lost Cajun, the Grind, Smoke Modern Barbeque, Juicy Lucy’s, the Pullman and the Brew Pub, among others. With so many choices and culinary styles within a short stroll of one another, the intersection of Seventh and Grand is becoming a culinary district—a dining destination that’s attracting customers from all around the Roaring Fork Valley. “It’s becoming such a draw,” says Leslie Bethel, “there’s something there for everyone.” Bethel, an urban designer 14

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who serves as the executive director for Glenwood’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), says that she’s talked to several restaurant managers and they agree, “there’s room for them all. When one is full, they send the diners down the street to another restaurant, and that’s good for everyone.” Jamie Theriot, who owns the recently opened Smoke Modern Barbeque says, “I purposely chose to locate in the Seventh Street area because of the exciting mix of existing and upcoming restaurants. I see our area as a dining destination. There is a great synergy between the restaurants, and that creates an exciting, budding restaurant community.” Mike Mercatoris, who owns ZG Hos-

pitality, a firm that runs multiple restaurants, agrees. “Of the five new restaurants in the area, we represent two of them, the Riviera and the Grind.” Mercatoris, who has been in the local restaurant business for more than 25 years, says he is excited about the young, creative movement that’s in Glenwood now. “People who live here and all around the valley are seeing something new—there’s energy, creativity and originality. And we’re not overrun with chains.” Mercatoris, who purchased the iconic Riviera Supper Club and created the Grind, says that he’s excited about having two restaurants so close together. “It’s great for real foodies, and for people with wine and beer interests. We have 20 beers on tap at the Grind, and at the Riviera, you can choose from 60 different wines by the glass. It’s amazing to have all those beers at one place and all those wines so close by at the other.” It’s no coincidence that a new culinary district is bubbling to life around Seventh and Grand. Over the past four years, a collaborative group has invested more than $18 million in widening sidewalks, landscaping, building a new parking structure and in a new library and new administrative headquarters


for Colorado Mountain College. The DDA, the city and four other public organizations won an award for the cooperative renewal project. The new restaurants in the area join a cadre of old favorites, including JH Chen’s, around the corner on Cooper, and on Grand, Doc Holliday’s, Daily Bread and the Bluebird Café. Bethel says, “I ate the best gluten-free quiche I have ever had at the Bluebird.” [The author, who is fond of going out for breakfast, gives a thumbs up to the huge, delicious Polish sausages at Daily Bread.] Theriot praises the city for being proactive and forward-thinking in their vision for the Seventh Street restaurant area. “The addition of the sidewalk dining on Seventh is a great asset to the individual restaurants and the area as a whole.” Streetscape improvements in the area received significant support from Garfield County and have made it attractive for outdoor dining in the summer. Bethel says that more improvements are in store. Those include elevators that will connect to the new pedestrian walkway that reaches across the Colorado River. “I think it’s going to be called Seventh Street Station, but there’s more in store than just Seventh Street,” says Bethel. “We’re just sending out a list of projects for 2015 to the design community.” Stay tuned for more delicious developments! RIVIERA SUPPER CLUB, 702 Grand—dinner, late night;

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Dahl’s six-foot high, 12-foot long eagle is winging its way Jarrett to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Orlando, Florida. Or maybe it’s wheeling; the rustic and fanciful sculpture has motorcycle wheels as well as wings. For Dahl, who has been wielding a chainsaw to produce massive wooden sculptures for decades, the eagle’s sale was a stroke of good luck. Last summer, Edward Myer, a buyer for Ripley’s museum, just happened to tool by Dahl’s open-air gallery in Keystone, South Dakota. He couldn’t miss the gallery; it’s filled with massive bears and carved eagles that perch 12 feet off the ground and seem to squawk at passing drivers to demand attention. Myer saw them and stopped in. “He grabbed a brochure, looked around, saw the eagle in the shape of a motorcycle and rushed off,” Dahl recalls. “I hardly had a chance to talk to him. I didn’t know who he was. He called me a month or so later, and he already had permission from the museum committee to purchase the eagle!” Dahl, who now lives in Aspen, also has a gallery on Route 82 across from Whole Foods. It’s full of huge arches and sculptures; you can’t miss it either. This is Dahl’s third gallery, and its February opening marked his tenth anniversary in the art business. In addition to the gallery in Keystone, about two miles from Mount Rushmore, Dahl also runs a gallery in Hill City, not far from Crazy Horse. Dahl became interested in chainsaw carving at the age of 18 in Alaska. “I went for a two-week vacation, and wound up staying the whole summer,” he says. “I stayed with a guy named Scott Hansen who had been carving for eight years.” Dahl, who had learned ice carving while growing up in Minnesota, apprenticed under Hansen, an accomplished wood carver on the Kenai Peninsula. Dahl returned to Alaska for four years and became an accomplished carver in his own right.

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Virtually all the work on display at Dahl’s Roaring Fork location is his own handiwork. He sources logs locally, carving mostly in pine, with some Douglas fir, black walnut and cottonwood along the way. “I have made good contacts with local loggers,” he explains. “I call them when I need something specific, or they keep me in mind if they see something they know I’m looking for.” The logs are massive, commonly weighing more than a ton, and carving them requires help from a crane and several apprentices. “My ‘Indian Warrior’ is said to be one of the largest wood sculptures in the world,” says Dahl. “It’s 25 feet tall and weighs 10,000 pounds. It weighed 35,000 pounds as a rough log.” An Indian warrior holding an eagle with outstretched wings, the sculpture is located along the road to Mount Rushmore. Most of Dahl’s works are fashioned from a single log, and he often erects scaffolding around them so he can work in the round. He blocks out the sculpture with a chainsaw, and then uses grinders, Dremels, sanders and hand tools for texture and finishing. Snowboarding initially brought Dahl to the Roaring Fork Valley. “The valley is a perfect fit for me,” he says. “The architectural design of the homes here make a great fit for my custom pieces and the large ranches make a perfect home for my archways.” When Dahl decided to open his shop here, he brought several apprentices with him from the Black Hills. “Several of them are from Russia,” he says. “They have been with me for many years. They are all amazing artists and make the work more enjoyable.” Dahl’s Roaring Fork shop is filled with western-themed sculpture, and he says that he is “still dabbling with ideas. Horses are big, and bears are always good!” Even though there are no live bears in the Black Hills, he says it’s a bull market for bear carvings, and despite the surfeit of bears in the Roaring Fork Valley, people apparently can’t get enough of them here either. In addition to selling sculptures from his open-air gallery, Dahl also accepts commissions. He will sculpt standing logs onsite, and he can create special subjects; one of his clients commissioned a totem pole that featured portraits of three children holding their favorite toys. Although Dahl mostly works with wood, he has also worked with bronze and is drawn to experiment with local marble. Dahl is an expert ice sculptor and has won multiple live sculpting contests. “The conditions you compete in can be brutal,” he says. “They go on for a couple of days, and the temperature can be below zero.” Despite the chilly temperatures, Dahl is planning to give some live ice-carving demonstrations at night here in the Roaring Fork Valley.


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Situated on 2.5 acres in Missouri Heights, this spacious, yet cozy 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom log home with a walk-out basement, has panoramic views of Mt. Sopris. Recently updated and Horse friendly! $699,000 MLS: 135816

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RECENTLY SOLD PROPERTIES OVER $400,000 NEIGHBORHOOD

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SOLD PRICE

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BASALT

BEDS

FULL/ HALF BTH

SOLD PRICE/ SQ. FT

Sopris Village

$499,000

$450,000

90%

101

3

2

$215

Willits

$685,000

$650,000

95%

162

3

2/1

$269

Orchard Estates

$799,000

$740,000

93%

176

5

2/2

$164

Emma

$979,000

$874,500

89%

174

4

3

$289

Riverside Meadows

$2,399,000

$2,249,000

94%

333

4

3

$485

Crystal Village

$544,900

$470,000

86%

123

3

2/1

$201

Gianetti

$540,000

$540,000

100%

0

3

2

$266

Ranch Roaring Fork

$595,000

$572,500

96%

505

3

2

$338

Missouri Heights

$750,000

$620,000

83%

1268

3

2

$326

Missouri Heights

$679,000

$650,000

96%

35

4

3/1

$220

River Valley Ranch

$909,000

$700,000

77%

391

4

4/1

$163

Cattle Creek

$799,000

$799,000

100%

159

4

2/1

$202

Aspen Mesa Estates

$850,000

$785,000

92%

114

5

5/1

$178

River Valley Ranch

$1,097,000

$1,050,000

96%

74

4

3/1

$237

Aspen Glen

$1,549,000

$1,230,000

79%

811

4

4/1

$316

Pinion Grove

$1,685,000

$1,400,000

83%

98

5

4/1

$253

Cedar Crest

$425,000

$425,000

100%

38

3

3

$170

Mitchell Creek

$430,000

$430,000

100%

46

3

2/1

$141

Westbank

$530,000

$500,000

95%

97

3

3

$189

Elk Springs

$649,000

$584,000

90%

105

5

4

$110

Ironbridge

$699,000

$665,000

95%

79

4

3

$129

CARBONDALE

GLENWOOD SPRINGS

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the magic happen. With the crema, the microfoam, and a couple of well performed wrist motions the espresso drink becomes a canvas for the artist to explore.” Easy? I think not. In Boulder, we enjoy our fair share of organically grown, handpicked, handcrafted, roasted-on-the-premises, made-to-order, better-than-national-chain coffee shops to choose from. The same can be said for towns up and down the Roaring Fork Valley.

Photos were taken at Proper Grounds in Boulder.

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offee! What is it about that wondrous word that has so much comfort wrapped around each letter? These days, many of us steer clear of the large coffee shops in favor of smaller, independently owned gems. The baristas there can tell you not only the name, the region, and the farm your beans came from, but also the name of the person who roasted them. Every cup will taste different because of the bean, the grind, amount used, the temperature, and many other factors. I like it pretty simple—a full fat latte plain, sometimes with a raw sugar. One of the reasons a latte brightens my day is that I like the beautifully crafted design floating on top. Like many things in life, it all comes down to the experience. Even though I’m a former Starbucks employee, I cannot say that I have much knowledge about latte art. I can say, however, that I truly appreciate it. Have you ever looked down at a foam heart and wondered if your barista had a crush on you? Or a secret obsession for ferns? Or just way too much time? This is the world of latte art. Baristas are creating these designs through free pouring and embellishment. Latte artists may be criticized for taking too much time to create these designs, but have also been known to be the best tasting. “Drinks with latte art taste better because all of the components and ingredients of the espresso drink that come together in harmony, each one creating synergy with the next for a mouthful of delicate flavors and love,” says Cody Osborn, owner of Proper Grounds in Lafayette. “Only when the barista pulls all the pieces of the drink together in a perfect marriage can

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE VALLEY’S FAVORITES: Ruth Putnam Young of Basalt says: “I love the Upper Crust by City Market. They have really good coffee and awesome gluten-free homemade flat bread chips. Yum! And bagels!” Mark Kloster says, “I honestly frequent all three of Carbondale’s locally owned coffee shops. Dos Gringos has been my shop of choice for over five years; Nelson and crew provide an awesome product with a super friendly staff. Bonfire has great coffee and a perfect downtown setting. I am an employee of Jaywalker Lodge, and they recently purchased the Blend and reopened it as Boomerang Coffee Company. I love the concept of‘coffee with a conscience’ whose proceeds benefit ‘a way out’ with scholarships for people in the Valley needing assistance for substance abuse problems.” Mandy Owensby says she’s a fan of the new Silo in Carbondale. “They have a full breakfast which is great for when I have time to sit down and eat. If I’m in a rush, I can grab a King of Convenience breakfast sandwich stuffed with local eggs and cheese. I’m also in love with their espresso drinks. Yummm.” Joy White of Glenwood says, “Deja Brew is my favorite. It’s owned by a local family who use organic products: Colorado roasted coffee beans, local pastry products with a deliciously creative list of coffee/chai concoctions. They serve Italian sodas and Boba tea for the little ‘uns. Deja Brew has a plethora of syrups to choose from in case you like to take the mixology into your own hands and conceptualize your own creative beverage. ” Jackie Jones Binion, also of Glenwood, says, “My favorite is the Blue Bird in Glenwood! The coffee is always brewed to perfection and super tasty! I love the atmosphere and the friendly staff there.” “I really liked the friendliness of the two baristas at Bonfire and the fact that they let us stay and sip and talk,” says Jean Cannella, who lives in Longmont. She recently discovered Bonfire during a visit to Carbondale and liked the fact that the staff “did not hover” and says “the coffee was good because it was not bitter.” Jeni Ptacek of Carbondale also puts in a good word for Bonfire, but says she likesCafe Ole at Dos Gringos too. Skye Skinner and Barbara Palmer voted themselves into the ranks of favorite baristas. Skinner, who lives in Carbondale, says, “My kitchen is my favorite coffee house. Why? I can be there in my PJs, I love my French press, and it’s wonderfully affordable!” As far as this magazine was able to discern, Skinner’s place is the only Roaring Fork coffee outlet that encourages sleepwear in its dress code, and Palmer, in No Name, does not have to compete against any nearby professional baristas. January 2015 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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Yoga Rejuvenates in Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

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ge-old traditions have brought people to hot springs to “take the waters,” feel invigorated or restore their health. Now, folks are combining two ancient healing practices—hot mineral waters and yoga—for 21st century results in the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. About a year ago, Elaine Hallett, who suffered a serious injury after colliding with water in its cold, crystalline state, saw a yoga class in the pool, and was welcomed to join in. “As an amateur competitive ice skater, I slipped off an edge a few years ago while pulling a hard twist and landed on my back on the ice. The impact and wrenching led to injuries that doctors could not help me with. One opinion was that I ‘tore a bunch of muscles.’ Another said that I had nerve impingement that could not be rehabbed and would only respond to injections in my spine. I declined.” The class that Hallett joined was taught by Annig Agemian Raley. As Agemian Raley approached the end of her 25 years teaching eight water aerobics classes a week for Colorado Mountain College, she too had had an injury; it prompted her to explore yoga. From the first class, she felt that she’d come home to a new way of moving, a new way of being. Fourteen years and more than 500 hours of training later, Agemian Raley is credentialed to teach yoga to all students, including training other yoga instructors. Often, her students are trying to recover from injuries. She tells them that with yoga practice, follow-up, alignment, therapeutic exactness and patience, they can heal. “If you believe you can get better, you’re right. If you believe you cannot heal, you’re right. I try to catch people in their words because our words and our thoughts are so powerful.” Hallett says, “While Annig’s water yoga class is a highlight of my week, I also work with her out of the water for additional therapy, and 22

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the benefits have been significant for me. Injuries aside, the classes are simply a joy. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is a magical environment and Annig is a great teacher.” A lifetime water baby, who grew up on the ocean in Brooklyn, New York, with a mother who was a professional swimmer, Agemian Raley claims, “Only the enticement of dessert would get me out of the water as a child!” In addition to teaching water aerobics, Agemian Raley is an accomplished concert pianist who teaches private students. “When I discovered yoga, I was studying on the mat, but I felt as if there was a separation inside of me because I was teaching aerobics in the pool and I could hardly wait to be on the mat to do my yoga,” she says. “Then I also had my piano. So I had these three different worlds. I wanted them to come together. How was I going to do that? I decided to start teaching yoga in the water. Over time, I grew, the class evolved as my concepts developed and H2Yoga (H2Yoga.net) was born.” Agemian Raley’s student, Barbara Palmer, explains, “Around 2001, Annig began incorporating some yoga moves at the end of our water aerobics class. Then she created a class where she adapted many classi-


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cal yoga poses, using the side and bottom of the pool as a ‘mat.’ Immediately, I loved this class. We, her students, are amazed at her knowledge of both anatomy and yoga philosophy.” “As I age, I find the water to be an increasingly friendly environment in which to exercise. Annig’s gifts have allowed me to remain with yoga far longer than I ever imagined.” Agemian Raley describes herself as intrinsically a teacher and a person for whom practice and focus form core elements of her DNA. She recalls that she practiced piano for hours every day and swam 600 miles a year for 10 years. Whether it’s swimming, water aerobics, bread baking, piano, or yoga, when she masters a subject, she joyfully shares it through teaching. Much to her surprise, Agemian Raley’s elation with yoga inspired her piano. She had intended to retire from teaching piano. Instead, she now loves it more than ever. “The practice of yoga, the practice of concentration and focus, supports patience, humility, vulnerability and a valuable connection I have with whoever walks into my life.” Students come into Agemian Raley’s life from a breadth of situations. Siouxzy Sundheim began water aerobics classes in 1986, when she was pregnant. “Annig was knowledgeable, always made me feel welcome and made me laugh as I transitioned into a new phase of my life.” After a child-raising hiatus, Sundheim returned to Agemian Raley’s classes about 13 years ago, as H2Yoga developed. “Annig, the hot springs pool in the mornings throughout the seasons and yoga—I felt like I had come home!” Connie Minter, a student for the past six years, says, “I had a respiratory problem and was a patient at National Jewish Health in Denver. My doctor recommended I use the water for exercise. I was in the pool; Annig and her students were just there. I approached them out of curiosity. Her classes have taught me to use my breath, to open spaces inside my body.” Lynn Dwyer and Kathy Ezra, both students for more than a decade, explain that the water is a friendlier environment for their exercising. Ezra says, “I am healthier in mind, body and spirit. What more could I ask for? Annig’s passion is infectious and I’m grateful for that.” While local students regularly attend Agemian Raley’s classes to maintain or build their health and to recover from injuries, she also attracts curious guests of the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge. Antonia Carey and Nick Palazzo visit the lodge during the Telluride Film Festival. “We always wanted to try yoga. The problem was that years of a relatively sedentary lifestyle made us realize we weren’t as coordinated or as strong as we once were. The idea of yoga in the pool seemed to be a perfect and safe way for a beginner, so we stepped outside our comfort zone and went to our first class. What fun and what an eye-opener! The biggest surprise was how great it felt to be able, with Annig’s gentle direction, to actually start doing poses in the first class. She is such a warm and patient teacher, who enjoys watching her students’ gradual mastery of the moves. Although we live in Illinois, we are making plans to come back to take more lessons from Annig.” H2Yoga classes splash into the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool every Monday morning and are included in the cost of pool admission. Class times change with seasons; check the HotSpringsPool.com website for details.

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Warm Up the Great Indoors with a Little Help from Your Friends ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE TOUSSAINT

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ne of the funnier memories I have from childhood is an image of my three brothers playing pool while wearing mittens. The ski cabin my family rented in Silver Plume came complete with a small coal heater in the living room, ice-encrusted windows and a pool table. Like my hearty neighbor kids here in Carbondale, some of whom run barefoot in the snow, my brothers were not about to let a six-below chill get in the way of an eight ball in the corner pocket! However, I moved back home from California in 2011 with some trepidation. When my husband and I first viewed the house we now own, it was September. It looked dark and gloomy, and I could already feel cold seeping through the floor. Worried, I wondered whether I still remembered how to change clothes while remaining wholly cocooned inside a down sleeping bag. 24

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I’m pleased to say that, these days, neither in-the-bag dressing skills nor mittened pool shots are necessary. Several Roaring Fork Valley organizations will be happy to lend a hand–and even hand you a check–to help you make your great indoors stay cozy while outdoors is frosty and covered with snow. During the purchase of our home, we discovered that previous owners had been spending more than $250 a month for electricity. We were not interested in (to co-opt my mother’s old phrase) “heating half the state,” so we commissioned an energy assessment, an air blower test and thermal imaging. I have a green building background, and I already knew what the photos (orange and purple images above right) would show: Heat always leaks out of uninsulated roofs and f loors, old-style single-paned windows and holes in the walls.


We asked a contractor to add weather-stripping where the thermal images showed heat escaping around the existing insulation, light fixtures and wall trim. He added insulation and a moisture barrier to the crawl space and sealed an old dog door. We painted the dark interiors a light-reflecting ivory. The difference was immediate; the house felt much warmer from the day we moved in, and it also looked sunny. When we first saw the house, it was decked out with a lime green entrance, black interior doors and curtains, dark brown trim and a navy blue wall in the dining room. That wall gave me the blues! It sat adjacent to the patio doors on the home’s south wall–our major source of interior light. The dark surface sucked the light out of both the dining room and the open, adjacent living room. We repainted the home’s entire interior a warm white–the color is Sherwin Williams’ “Downey”–and placed a large Talavera mirror on the dining room wall. A white wall reflects as much light as a mirror. Reflectiveness of a surface is calibrated by instruments that measure its “albedo.” A surface that reflects no light has an albedo of zero and one that reflects all available light has an albedo of one. Both mirrors and white walls have an albedo close to one. You can see the difference the color change made in the before and after photos on page 24; compare the large dining room photo with the “before” shot at top right. During the first year of “greening up” our pumpkin-colored house, we spent $350 for an energy audit, plus $7,181 for insulating

projects. Our contractor upped our home’s insulation rating–its “R value”–from 30 to the recommended 38, and we saw our electric bill drop about 20 percent from the previous owner’s total. We also received $800 in rebates with the help of Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER). But for the next year, we lived with windows that were slightly worse than awful. Old creaky cranks would move the bedroom panes, but the windows’ warped frames wouldn’t latch. Although I tacked a rope to the bathroom window so I could pull it closed without going outside to give it a push, we needed a push, a motivator to prompt us to tackle the big window replacement project. When I happened by a CLEER booth at a summer concert in Glenwood, I stopped to thank them for their help with the rebates—and learned, to my surprise, that we were eligible for additional funds for window upgrades. Last spring, we purchased new, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient Anderson Renewal windows. We invested $5,311, received another $600 rebate from Garfield Clean Energy, and clipped another 20 percent off our electric bill. During last summer’s hottest days, we easily kept the house at 75 degrees without air conditioning. Now, with the winter’s first snow lying on the ground, I’m happy to report that we’re pink and warm inside our pumpkin-colored house, enjoying the great indoors.

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How Chiropractic Helps Mend Aches and Injuries AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. STEVEN PELTZMAN LIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS STAFF | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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r. Steven Pelzman earned his Doctor of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia in 1983 and founded the Glenwood Chiropractic Center twenty years ago. Roaring Fork Lifestyle magazine recently caught up with this second-generation chiropractor—whose brother and sister also run chiropractic offices—and tapped into his accumulated years of wisdom.

Q: WHAT CONDITIONS PROMPT PATIENTS TO COME SEE YOU?

A: Mainly back pain. The most common conditions we see are spinal, disc and joint problems, along with nerve and extremity-related problems such as pain, stiffness, numbness and weakness, including upper and lower extremity pain involving the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet. We help with loss of energy, strength and flexibility, headaches, neck and upper and lower spinal disorders. We treat patients for auto and worker’s comp injuries, and we also educate our patients on everyday proper body mechanics for repetitive movements. Q: HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT WORK?

A: When a patient first comes to our office, we listen to their complaints, go over their medical history and see what they would like to achieve. Next, I perform a thorough chiropractic evaluation and arrive at a diagnosis. After that, I will recommend a plan of treatment to address their complaints, including an approximate time frame and expected results. Those will vary depending on the type of problem and length of time of the injury, as well as the patient’s overall condition. Q: WHAT TREATMENTS DO YOU OFFER?

A: We offer gentle and focused chiropractic treatments along with goal-oriented care plans and results. We perform specific chiropractic adjustments: physical and rehabilitation therapy, acupuncture, certified therapeutic massage therapy, personal strength and flexibility programs, home therapy exercises and nutritional therapy. We frequently provide custom foot orthotics. Q: WHAT’S A “VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION”?

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Glenwood Chiropractic Center doctors providing adjustments at Strawberry Days.

the spine. It’s a problem that can cause a number of complications, including pain, soreness, restrictions, and increased of decreased sensation which may potentially affect the nervous system, including its ability to correctly control or monitor the body’s tissues and organs. Dr. Steven Peltzman


Q: IS CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT USEFUL IN CURING LOWER BACK PAIN?

A: Yes, low back pain is one of the most common problems we see. Generally, we get excellent results! There are many studies showing chiropractic to be one of the safest, successful and most cost-effective options for relieving low back pain.

of the patient. We recommend and instruct the patient to perform home therapy exercises. These can include bracing/taping, stretching, etc. along with in-office therapies and a treatment plan. The plans that I recommend are designed to help patients improve quicker and to prevent re-injury. Q: CAN CHILDREN AND SENIORS BENEFIT FROM

Q: WHAT IS NEURO-MUSCULAR RE-EDUCATION AND HOW CAN IT

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HELP WITH BACK PAIN?

A: Yes. We encourage all age groups to utilize chiropractic care. It’s important for young children because we want to prevent bad habits from becoming worse as they grow to adulthood. Things like poor posture can lead to potential neck and back problems later on. Perhaps you have heard the phase, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”

A: Neuro-muscular re-education involves movement, balance, coordination, kinesthetic sense, posture, and/or proprioception for sitting and/or standing activities. We may utilize this method along with chiropractic care to achieve the best results possible. In many cases, your neuro-muscular system has lost its memory, so our job is to try to restore it.

Q: HOW DO CHIROPRACTORS DIFFER FROM OTHER DOCTORS? Q: CAN YOU HELP WITH STRAINS AND SPRAINS FROM SKIING AND OTHER SPORTS?

A: Yes, absolutely! First, we diagnose the injury, grading it on a scale of I-IV for severity. Second, we rule out a tear of the muscles, ligaments and tendons so that we can determine how the injury will respond to chiropractic treatments and/or physical therapy. Results depend on the severity of the injury and the flexibility

A: Many times, a doctor will only focus on the symptoms, not the source of the patient’s problem. Doctors try to minimize discomfort by using medications to help relieve symptoms. Most chiropractors believe that you must eliminate the cause of the symptoms in order to correct the problem properly.

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The Indoor Saturday Farmer’s Market Enjoy local vendors & musicians weekly! at Eagle Crest Nursery in El Jebel 0400 Gillespie Drive www.eaglecrestnursery.com

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Field Trip

Photo Jeff Beall

Redstone Castle A ROBBER BARON’S ROOST ARTICLE NICOLETTE TOUSSAINT

Cleveland Osgood, who in 1900 became the sixth wealthJohn iest man in America, built the Redstone Castle, also known as

Osgood brought the era’s finest craftsmen to Redstone to design his 42-room, 24,000-square-foot home. Gustav Stickley Cleveholm Manor. crafted its wood paneling. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the Redstone Castle has played host to many famed guests, welcoming fixtures, and Persian carpets line the hallways and floors. John D. Rockefeller, J. Pierpont Morgan and Teddy Roosevelt, among Eighteen-foot ceilings tower over a great hall that features a others. During January, tour guides in period costume welcome your sandstone block fireplace carved with the Osgood Coat of Arms. family to tour the castle, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The dining room recalls the court of the Russian Czars. Its walls John Osgood made a robber-baron forfeature Honduran mahogany paneling tune by founding the Colorado Fuel and hand-rubbed to a cherry red finish. Ruby Iron (CFI) Company. The distinctive colored red velvet covers the walls, and a brick furnaces that line Route 133 at the gold leaf ceiling shines overhead. Redstone turnoff are coke ovens. They The library is decorated in a Persian moheated coke, turning it into coal to run the tif. Its style recalls the deluxe railroad cars Crystal River Railroad, which carried the favored by turn-of-the-century industrial fuel down Crystal River and Roaring Fork magnates. The library’s gold leaf ceiling to Pueblo and to CFI’s iron works. features border with a peacock design, Bedeviled by costly miner’s strikes in 1894 and the room’s furnishings include an inand 1901, Osgood decided to see whether “weltricately inlaid writing desk with multiple fare capitalism” would eliminate unions—in hidden compartments. theory, contented workers wouldn’t need to The castle’s upper floors include the strike. Osgood, who was something of an ideoriginal bedroom suites where the Osalist as well as an industrialist, developed Redgoods and their guests reposed. Each bedstone as a labor relations experiment. It was room features a fireplace decorated with a model company town, progressive for its unique colored tile or Italian marble and day, and its 88 individually-styled European an ensuite bathroom with a clawfoot tub. Costumed tour guide tells visitors the history of cottages came complete with plumbing and Redstone Castle looks much the same toRedstone Castle. Photo Nicolette Toussaint electricity. These cottages housed Osgood’s day as when it was built; many areas have been workers, and a few remain along Redstone’s main street. renovated in anticipation of the eventual opening of a resort and spa. John Osgood’s own home, known as Redstone Castle, stands The nearby Redstone Inn offers excellent breakfasts, lunches just up the hill. Built in an English Tudor style, it was used as a and dinners, while the Crystal Club Cafe offers more casual fare. hunting retreat. The castle is half-timbered and hewn from the Only about an hour’s drive from Glenwood Springs, it offers a distinctive red sandstone that gave the town its name. charming day trip for both adults and kids. 28

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Home Matters

Durable, Carefree Porcelain Gives You the Look of Marble ROARING FORK LIFESTYLE STAFF | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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arge-sized ceramic tiles are a great choice for Roaring Fork Valley homes because of their durability, easy maintenance and beauty. Roaring Fork Lifestyle asked the Debbie Wilson, the branch manager of Capco Tile, about using this material to the best advantage.

perfect for places where there may be heat exposure including a kitchen or a fireplace. Q: CAN YOU USE THESE ON A BATHROOM FLOOR OR IN A SHOWER?

A: Most tiles used today are large format, 12”x24”, 18”x18”, 24”x24”. However, we now have large porcelain tiles that come in 5’x10’ sizes! They are tiles, but they look like slabs. We call them panels.

A: Porcelain is nearly non-absorbent and you can use anything to clean it. Water is not the enemy! It definitely can be used in a shower, on floors and on walls. Some colors are available in both polished and honed finishes, and a honed finish cuts down the slipperiness floors.

Q: WHY CERAMICS? IS THIS MATERIAL BREAKABLE?

Q: HOW HARD–OR EASY–IS IT TO INSTALL

A: These panels are produced using a dust-pressed porcelain method; that makes them durable enough for floors as well as walls. These panels have undergone the standard industry testing and passed with flying colors. Once installed properly, they are very durable and not prone to breaking.

A: Because of this amazing dust-pressed method of production, these panels are only 6mm thick—that’s quite thin—and they weigh about 150 pounds. This means that the installation calls for some planning. Your surface needs to be nice and flat, and you need to use proper mortar to ensure that these panels are supported properly. With a professional tile installer, installation should be no problem.

Q: WHAT IS A LARGE FORMAT TILE?

Q: WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LARGE FORMAT CERAMIC TILE?

A: Large format allows for a cleaner look, almost no grout lines, and a solid surface. These panels can give your kitchen the look of the classic white marble without the worry of etching or staining, and there’s minimal or no maintenance. (Note: The photo above shows a kitchen in Aspen that has been designed with these huge, marble-look tiles.) Q: WHERE CAN IT BE USED?

A: Our Porcelain panels can be used practically anywhere. Interior, exterior, floors, walls, counter tops. These have been installed from the exterior of commercial buildings to shower walls. Because porcelain is exposed to extreme heat in the production process, it’s

Q: WHAT’S THE PRICE RANGE?

A: These panels are priced at about half the cost of the natural white marbles. Depending on the color and finish the price range is about $1,200-$1,800 per piece. Q: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

A: We have a variety of designs. Most look like stone. We have several white marble looks, a travertine, an onyx and a cream marfil of course. There are also a couple solid colors, like the all-white Thasos and a brown that is called corten. We have several colors in stock in our Carbondale warehouse, and we can get more from our Denver warehouse in about a week. Come by and take a look! January 2015 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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January

Lifestyle Calendar

JANUARY 2

JANUARY 9

WINTER EXPLORER CLASS

SKIIER APPRECIATION DAY

ASPEN

SUNLIGHT MOUNTAIN

Become a Winter Explorer and discover a winter wonderland firsthand at the Hallam Lake nature preserve. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) will teach you to examine animal tracks, build a snow cave, make winter art and learn winter survival techniques. 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen. 9:30 a.m. $50-$60.

Enjoy the slopes all day for just $20 and participate in raffles and other fun. Best Penguin contest winner takes home a ski pass. The whole day is a benefit for United Way.

JANUARY 2-4 MINDFULNESS COURSE

JANUARY 10

THIRD STREET CARBONDALE

CIRQUE D’ SOPRIS SEWING CLASS

Meditation training combined with practical, universal skills. Mindfulness is the ability to be present with clarity and discernment – to experience life consciously and respond wisely. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. $250. 970.633.0163.

CCAH CLASSROOM, CARBONDALE

JANUARY 3

Beginning to intermediate sewing class to help students prepare for the Cirque D’ Sopris fashion show at the end of the moth. Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30. $20. Register online at CarbondaleArts.com/classes/kids-classes/

EL JEBEL WINTER MARKET

JANUARY 13

400 GILLESPIE, EL JEBEL

BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN

The winter market features produce, sauces, jewelry, art, clothing, seafood, soups, prepared meals, pastries, eggs, meat. Child & pet friendly. Saturdays from 11:30 am to 4:40 pm through March 14. Call 970.963.1173.

LANGUAGE

JANUARY 7 VALLEY DIVAS NETWORKING GROUP MI CASITA, CARBONDALE

Women’s networking group meets the first Wednesday of the month. Bring a business card for door prize and networking. $12 for Carbondale Chamber members, $15 for nonmembers, and includes beverage, appetizers and tip. 5:30-7 p.m. RSVP to 970.704.1711.

JANUARY 7

BASALT LIBRARY

Kate Murch teaches you the basics of sign language for the deaf. Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. through February 17. More info at BasaltLibraryEvents.org

JANUARY 13 OPEN MIC NIGHT NEW CASTLE

Hear some great local talent at Grove’s Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main. It’s fun, free and starts at 7:30 p.m.

NATURALIST NIGHTS

JANUARY 14

CARBONDALE

CHARITY BINGO

How Bears Make a Living Off Salmon in Kodiak, Alaska. Will Deacy, University of Montana. ACES, Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon host Naturalist Nights through March at Third Street Center. Free. See AspenNature.org for details.

EL JEBEL COMMUNITY CENTER

JANUARY 8 MOONSTRUCK DOWNTOWN BASALT

Celebrate the full moon in downtown Basalt! Arts, dining, shopping, fire pits....and s’more! 6-9 p.m. Info at BasaltDowntown.com

The Basalt Lion’s Club invites you to enjoy more than $300 in cash prizes and to take a shot at a $600 progressive jackpot. Held every second and fourth Wednesday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Play 10 games for $10 and enjoy a homecooked dinner between games. Family friendly. $10.

JANUARY 15 WALDORF SCHOOL TOUR CARBONDALE

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See an education that comes to life for children, nurturing the innate love of learning. 8:15 a.m. Free. RSVP to Catherine Woolcott: Catherine@WaldorfSchoolrf.org or call 970.963.1960.

JANUARY 15

5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. Every weekend the selection of wines, craft beers or Colorado spirits changes. Free.

JANUARY 18 BAG SALE ON BABY CLOTHES

BASALT CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

GLENWOOD SPRINGS

BASALT

Community Thrift and Treasures in Glenwood Springs is offering a $5 bag sale on baby clothes. Community Thrift provides supplies to schools, daycare centers and churches, so come support this effort. Free admission.

Basalt Chamber’s premier networking event occurs the third Thursday of each month and is hosted by a different business each month. Free for members and prospective members. RSVP by calling 970.927.4031 or email info@BasaltChamber.com.

JANUARY 15 & 16

JANUARY 21

PUBLIC ICE SKATING

TAI CHI-QI GONG

GLENWOOD SPRINGS RECREATION CENTER

THIRD STREET CENTER,

Public skating is offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Glenwood Recreation Center, 100 Wulfson Road. $4-$7. For details call 970.384.6304.

CARBONDALE

JANUARY 16 & 17 WINE TASTING GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Experience the healing energy of slow movement coupled with deep breathing. Tai Chi and Qi Gong help to reduce stress, improve balance, coordination and agility while improving physical and mental well-being. 9 a.m., $8. 970.379.1375.

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Lifestyle Calendar

JANUARY 21

JANUARY 3O

NATURALIST NIGHTS

HOCKEY GAME

CARBONDALE

GLENWOOD SPRINGS RECREATION CENTER

Capturing Glacial Change Through 3-Dimensional Time-Lapse Photography on the Helheim Glacier, Greenland. Adam LeWinter, PhD., Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. Naturalist Nights through March, Third Street Center. Free. See AspenNature.org.

The Glenwood Springs Grizzlies play the Aspen Leafs in an exciting ice hockey matchup. 7:45 p.m. at 100 Wulfson Road in Glenwood. For details call 970.306.2848.

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JANUARY 31 GROUP RUN

KIDS ACTIVITIES

CARBONDALE

CARBONDALE LIBRARY

Independence Run and Hike leads group runs on Saturdays at 8:15 a.m. rain or shine. Meets at 995 Cowen Drive. For information call 970.704.0909.

The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale presents activities for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. A toddler and infant story time is offered on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For information call 970.963.2889.

JANUARY 31 CIRQUE D’SOPRIS YOUTH SHOW

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CARBONDALE

YOGA FOR 12-STEP RECOVERY THIRD STREET CENTER, CARBONDALE

Experience a combination of the practical tools of a 12-step program and the ancient wisdom of yoga. Wear comfortable clothes. This is a yoga practice and discussion; it’s open to those dealing with either their own addictive behavior or that of others. 6 p.m. Donation requested.

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Roaring Fork Valley youth will share their talents and creations during Cirque D’Sopris on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. This show features youth fashions, dancing, acrobatics. Roaring Fork High. Tickets at CarbondaleArts.com.

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Business Directory ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Sculpture by Dahl (970) 987-0350

AUTOMOTIVE

Mountain Chevrolet (970) 928-9777 mtnchevy.com

CHARITIES & FUNDRAISERS Lift Up (970) 625-4456 lift-up.org

River Center (970) 984-4333 rivercenternewcastle.org

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTICS Murray Dental Group (970) 945-5112 murraydentaldg.com

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue (970) 945-9699 gvrshow.com

FASHION & ACCESSORIES Treadz (970) 928-0620 treadzshoes.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING Cornerstone Home Lending (970) 945-2011 donziegler.com

WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital (970) 456-4821 wjbradley.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Glenwood Chiropratic Center (970) 945-8466 glenwoodchiro.com Midland Fitness (970) 945-4440 midland-fitness.com

True Nature Healing Arts (970) 963-9900 truenatureheals.com

Eagle Crest Nursery (970) 963-1173 eaglecrestnursery.com

Weight Management of the Rockies (970) 945-2324 wmrockies.hmrdiet.com

R.J. Paddywacks (970) 963-1700 rjpaddywacks.com

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS

PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE

Janckila Construction (970) 927-6714 janckilaconstruction.com

HOME SERVICES Apex Security (970) 945-2152 apexsecurity.com

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES

Glenwood Medical Clinic (970) 945-8503 glenwoodmedical.com

OTHER

CAPCO Tile & Stone (970) 963-7320 capcotile.com

Mason & Morse/ Coldwell Bankers (970) 963-3300 masonmorse.com

Woodbridge Realty of Colorado (970) 325-6022 woodbridgerealtyco.com

SPECIALTY SHOPS Bethel Party Rentals (970) 947-9700 bethelpartyrentals.com

Fine Things (970) 945-5222 finethingsjewelrycollectables.com

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Parting Thoughts

Home Real Home WORDS AND PHOTOS MYQUILLYN SMITH

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’m a creative. I pretend to be a designer. I’m a design school drop-out who took a week-long course so I could be a certified home stager and redesigner. So I don’t have much training as far as schooling but I’ve had lots of experience in real houses. My husband is an ambitious entrepreneur so we have had a few times of plenty and lots of lean times. We have lived in 13 different houses/apartments/condos some for only a month or two while waiting on a closing, some for years. I write a blog, and my job is to encourage women that they can create a beautiful, meaningful home. I’ve done it all wrong but I’m learning that it’s really not about the stuff at all, even when making a home. If I want my home to be a place of connection, I’ll ask genuine questions and get to know the people in my home. If I want my home to be a safe place to make a mistake, I’ll lower my standards for myself first, be forgiving of my own mistakes, laugh at myself—and allow others to see that. If I want my home to be inspiring, I’ll pay attention to what inspires me. If I want my home to be real, I’ll learn to embrace the imperfect, find the beauty in the undone, the broken, the unkempt, the everdayness and the mess. If I want my home to be comfortable, I’ll first stop apologizing

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and focus on others instead of myself. If I want my home to be a place of rest, I’ll consider my attitude and the tone I set when I am home. I’ll allow and plan for restful spaces. This is the kind of home and beauty we have to fight for. Anyone can put pretty stuff in a room. It takes intention to furnish a home with grace and rest and acceptance. I’m up for the challenge. I want to see past the worst and focus on the better. I want to search for the real beauty just waiting to be recognized. I want to make a home on purpose – with purpose. I really like to have a pretty house but even more than that, I really like to live in and use a pretty house. I’m making home a safe, inspiring and life-giving place so we can go out and be who we were created to be. The Joneses don’t need to be kept up with, and secretly, they are tired of setting the mythical standard. Homes are there to serve people, not the other way around. May your home serve you and others so fully that it’s worn thin and beautiful in all the right places. Myqyillyn Smith is a renowned author and blogger. Read her book, The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful, or visit her blog, TheNester.com, for more inspiring words about home, and grace. Reprinted with permission.


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