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Lifestyle Letter

Cue the Confetti!

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ith the season of celebration officially upon us, Roaring Fork Lifestyle is debuting the magazine’s first Readers’ Choice issue to spotlight the valley’s best and brightest in local business. In a big city this kind of round-up might not offer much of a personal connection to readers, but here in our tight-knit community this list of local favorites is filled with familiar faces. Flip through—we bet you’ll spot someone you know. That’s the beauty of it. From doctors and lawyers to home craftsmen, restaurant owners, health gurus, and other professionals, this issue is all about neighbors recognizing other neighbors for the good work they do to make this valley the remarkable place that it is. Cue the confetti! As 2017 draws to a close, we look back on the year and are thankful for all of the people who make this publication possible. A magazine like Roaring Fork Lifestyle requires a fine balance of readers, advertisers, and content creators to operate in a sustainable way—and we appreciate every person who has cracked these pages for a read, purchased an ad, or written an article. (We wanted to give an extra special cheer for our contributors this month, so be sure to check out their bios on page 24.) This time of year, it’s also important to celebrate our numerous local nonprofits and remember them in our year-end giving. The valley wouldn’t be what it is without their tireless efforts to continually make this a better place to live; whether your passion is art, homeless assistance, education, animal welfare, hunger relief, or some other cause, find an organization that works to bring more of what you want to see in the community and donate. If you need a little guidance, check out LIFT-UP director Amy Barr’s article about holiday giving on the last page. Wishing you and yours the merriest of holidays, filled with all the joy, reflection, and togetherness of the season.

DECEMBER 2017 PUBLISHER

Rick French | RFrench@LifestylePubs.com 970-618-8981 EDITOR

Caitlin Causey | Caitlin.Causey@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Caitlin Causey, Suzanne W. Kirch, Geneviève Joëlle Villamizar CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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December 2017

Departments

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Publisher’s Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Our Contributors

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

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Roaring Fork Lifestyle’s Frequent Writers of 2017

29 Introducing the BEST of the Valley

Your Favorites in Local Food, Home and Real Estate,

Health, Services, and More

58 Doing All the Good You Can

Tips to Remember During the Season of Giving

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Publisher’s Letter

Our Readers Have Spoken

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oaring Fork Lifestyle recently held its f irst-ever Readers’ Choice “Best Of the Valley” contest. You, our readers, have responded in a big way. We had 45 categories where you could offer business nominations on  RoaringForkLifestyle. com, followed by a round of voting to determine winners in the various fields. This was a two-stage process that occurred during the months of August and September where the top five nominees from the nomination round advanced to the voting round. At that point, readers had to come back and cast their actual votes. It was interesting to watch the process from start to finish. For the first two weeks of the August nomination round, nominations slowly started rolling in. I was often asked if the nominees had to be advertisers in Roaring Fork Lifestyle to be considered; I told them absolutely not! The nomination round was wide open, so that the community could fairly nominate their favorites. There were even some nominated businesses that I had never even heard of, which is unusual since I have lived in the valley for over 30 years and worked in marketing for 15 of those.

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When the September voting round commenced, it reminded me a little of my personal list of things to do (I characteristically delay things until I’m forced to act—something like this overdue publisher’s letter, which my editor Caitlin patiently reminds me that I better get on it). I watched the voting activity on a daily basis, and as expected the first 10 days were somewhat slow to start. The final 10 days, however, I saw the votes ramping up quickly. I watched leads change three or four times as the social media platforms of businesses rallying their customers for votes kicked into gear. In some cases a winner wasn’t clearly ahead until the final day of voting, and we did end up with a few ties. Well, the votes are now in, the winners determined by our readers and showcased here in our December issue. The businesses you see are the “Best Of ” in their fields. Call them, support them, and tell them you saw them in Roaring Fork Lifestyle, the best community networking magazine in the valley.

Rick French, Publisher RFrench@LifestylePubs.com


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Good Times

Taste of Basalt

The mid-valley's tastiest social event of the year was held at the Roaring Fork Club on November 4, when the Basalt Education Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser to benefit the Basalt public schools. Guests sampled food and drinks from a variety of top local restaurants. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY SWANSON.

Alex and Laura Kim of Fusion Catering.

The Basalt StreetHorns (aka the BHS Band) gets Woody Creek Distillers with tasty cocktails for sampling. the party hopping.

Nick Lenio, Christen Hillmer, Cara Borchers, and Roaring Fork Schools Superintendent Rob Stein with Carolina Silva, Veronica Ulloa-Franquez, Ishmael Ellen Freedman, and Mariah Dickson. Dave Borchers. Garbar, Maria Mendoza.

Cory Dider and Tara Turner selling raffle tickets.

The Basalt High School Chamber Choir singing for guests. Rachel Bauer Schaefer and Kimi Mischke.

Aimee White Beazley and Laura Mane Basalt High School graduates, and current college Gonzo, Eddie, and Steve of Jimbo's Liquors of Tempranillo. seniors, Cristian Mendez and Alex Revilla. serving drinks. 14

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Good Times

UpRoot Gleaning Days

In November, local nonprofit UpRoot held two volunteer gleaning days at Eagle Springs Organic in Silt. Some 2,454 pounds of vegetables were harvested by 27 volunteers, and the food was taken to LIFT-UP for distribution to area food pantries and the Garfield County Senior Nutrition Program. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CIARA LOW.

Green tomatoes in the greenhouse.

Volunteer Debra shows off her harvest.

Volunteer Rachel with a bounty of cucumbers.

Volunteer Jill with healthy stalks of brussels sprouts.

The crew gathered 1,000 pounds of organic kale!

Volunteer Debbie gathers kale.

Volunteer Sandy enjoying the colors of her cherry tomato harvest.

Volunteer Jonathan, harvests surplus kale.

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The Glean Dream Team! Visit UpRootColorado.org Volunteer Mark with Eagle Springs Organic Glenwood Rotarians Ken, Debbie, and Pam in to join the gleaning corps. farmer Richard. the field. 16

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Good Times

Rotary Masquerade Ball

On Halloween weekend, the Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club hosted its third annual Masquerade Ball at the Hotel Colorado, with proceeds benefitting the club's scholarships, grants, and community projects. Masked revelers enjoyed silent and live auctions, food, dancing, and music from Symphony in the Valley. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARL WRIGHT.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

COAL RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL SEEKS WORK-STUDY PARTNERS

Workshop endeavors to protect. See WildernessWorkshop.org or email Rebecca@WildernessWorkshop.org for more information.

MFHC OFFERS HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC) is prepared to assist residents signing up for health insurance or Medicaid during the enrollment period, now through January 12. The no-charge assistance is designed to help families understand their health insurance options for 2018, including tax subsidies, using Colorado’s Connect for Health online insurance exchange, or signing up for Medicaid.

New Castle's Coal Ridge High School (CRHS) invites local pro-

“We hear from people who think the health insurance require-

fessionals and business owners to join the school's new intern-

ment is going away,” says Silvia Santana, MFHC’s Outreach and

ship/work-study program to help provide students with real-world

Enrollment Manager. “But it’s still in place, and it doesn’t hurt to come

skills and experience. The program allows students with paid jobs

find out what insurance plans are available.” Tax subsidies will still

and/or unpaid internships to prepare for the world of work while

be available to residents for 2018. To make an appointment, please

earning high school elective credit. Students are permitted to take

call 970.928.1614 or email EnrollmentHelp@MountainFamily.org. All

advantage of flexible hours and flexibility in the number of credits

Assisters speak English and Spanish.

that can be earned. The program also provides documentation

MFHC is also partnering with county offices to offer assistance

that supports career-based skills, verification, and accountability.

on the following dates: Mondays through January 8 at Eagle County

For more information, contact CRHS college and career advisor

Health and Human Services, Tuesdays through January 9 at Pitkin

Deb Eichman at 970.665.6718.

County Department of Human Services, and Fridays through January

LIFT-UP ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LIFT-UP recently welcomed Amy Barr as the nonprofit's new

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BRIDGES HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

executive director. Barr came to LIFT-UP after leading United Way

Carbondale's Bridges High School, which serves local students

Battlement to the Bells for the past six years and helping run The

needing more intensive support services, showcased its recent build-

Salvation Army–InterValley Service Center in Glenwood Springs.

ing renovations during a 20th anniversary celebration with the com-

Prior to her work in the Roaring Fork Valley, Barr, a registered dietitian

munity in November. The  remodel was one of the 19 Roaring Fork

with more than three decades of food and nutrition experience, was

School District projects completed as part of the voter-approved $122

director of, and national spokesperson for the Good Housekeeping

million bond issue. The bulk of the work at Bridges was completed

Institute, earlier serving as Good Housekeeping magazine's nutrition

this summer, with renovations including a central common space

and fitness editor. She was also previously executive editor-at-large

surrounded by classrooms and support areas, and a new space for

for McCall's magazine. Her corporate-management experience also

the Ready for the World program.

includes stints at General Foods and the Food Marketing Institute. “LIFT-UP is excited to have Amy lead LIFT-UP’s efforts to serve our neighbors in need from Aspen to DeBeque. Her nonprofit experience and relationships throughout the valley will expand LIFT-UP’s 35-year legacy and service,” said Jody Wilson, LIFT-UP board president. “In addition, her passion and interest in food and nutrition make her an ideal fit as we take steps in growing LIFT-UP in the years ahead.”

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Our Contributors

our contributors Roaring Fork Lifestyle extends sincere thanks to the valley writers who have generously contributed their time and talents in the name of telling great local stories this year. Below are some of the magazine's frequent contributors of 2017. We are always seeking new voices in the community; if you are interested in writing for the magazine, contact editor Caitlin Causey at Caitlin.Causey@LifestylePubs.com.

ALE XA FITZPATRICK

TRINA ORTEGA

KATE LAPIDES

Alexa Fitzpatrick is a writer and

Ever since her first musings as

Kate Lapides is a photographer,

performer who calls the Roaring

a teen columnist for The Denver

writer,

Fork Valley home, even when

Parent Magazine, Trina has relied

and social media strategist who

she’s away for long stretches of

on the written word as a form of

prefers

time. Her one-woman show about

expression. She now has more

feet. Passionate about running,

tending bar at a sushi restaurant in

than 20 years of professional expe-

mountains,

Aspen (titled: Serving Bait to Rich

rience in the field of journalism,

rights, and dog-friendly spaces,

People) was called “bound to get

including her current position as

she’s a profound believer in the

noticed” by the New York Times.

the managing editor of Mountain

capacity of thoughtful photography

Flyer magazine. Whether in prose

to humanize complex humanitarian

or verse, Trina loves to tell the sto-

issues and empower marginalized

ries that connect us as humans.

communities around the world.

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SUZANNE W. KIRCH

CAROLYN WAT T WILLIAMS

GENEVIÈVE JOËLLE VILLAMIZAR

From writing and editing for her

Carolyn Watt Williams moved to the

As a writer, Geneviève Joëlle

school newspapers, to teaching

Roaring Fork Valley in 1999 to teach

Villamizar seeks the meaning in

English, to freelance writing for

at the Colorado Rocky Mountain

our stories that give rise to con-

a variety of publications, word-

School. She later became their col-

nections—from within ourselves to

smithing has been a passion

lege counselor, and in 2007 launched

the greater community.

for Suzanne for most of her life.

a private consulting practice to give

Written communication played a

students the individualized atten-

large role in kindling her relation-

tion they need to make the most

ship with her husband, and she

of the college admission process.

now strives to pass the love of

Carolyn writes about schools and

writing on to their two sons. She

has worked in education for over 20

has thoroughly enjoyed writing

years, establishing programs and

for Roaring Fork Lifestyle  and

designing curricula locally. She lives

meeting local faces, while learning

in Carbondale with her husband,

more about local places.

Greg, and children Sage and Luke.

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Beds 4 | Baths 6 | $979,000 Great value in Aspen Glen. This luxury home features a chef’s kitchen, open floor plan, large media/game room, wine room, vaulted ceilings, heated three-car garage, main floor master and so much more. Located on a double lot for added privacy, views and space. The perfect spot to live, entertain, and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle! Web Id#: RF151280

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

BEST BURGER

Fatbelly 220 Main Street, Carbondale 970.963.1569 FatbellyBurgers.com The grass is greener on Carbondale’s Main Street, making for the valley’s best burger joint. At $6.18 for The Standard, it’s simplicity at its best: a grind of top-cut Crystal River beef that’s griddle-smashed to amp up that crispy juicy contrast, classic American cheese, lettuce/onion/tomato, and their own sauce all in a chewy, supple bun. Yum. -GJV

BEST FINE DINING

Juicy Lucy’s 308 7th Street, Glenwood Springs 970.945.4619 JuicyLucysSteakhouse.com A mainstay along Glenwood’s 7th Street Restaurant Row, Juicy Lucy’s has long been a favorite of locals and tourists alike. The classic chophouse features Colorado meats, fresh seafood, creative lunch

BEST SUSHI

Zheng Asian Bistro 35 C Market Street, Glenwood Springs 970.928.9077 ZhengBistro.com FB Whether you are in the mood for exotic (eel) or more conventional (blackened tuna) rolls, Zheng Asian Bistro has a diverse selection of sushi that is sure to please! Open for lunch and dinner, quality ingredients and expert know-how have kept customers coming back for over a decade. -SWK

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and dinner specials, and a wildly popular happy hour from 4-6 p.m. The place is always packed, and for good reason. -CC


BEST ITALIAN

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Italian Underground 715 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs 970.945.6422 TheItalianUnderground.com Four brothers brought northern Italy to Glenwood in 1983; today, friends of the family continue the tradition of authentic Italian in an old-world sandstone basement beneath the historic Silver Club Building. Rich aromas of garlic, sauce, sausage, and pasta fill the parking lot out back! Bread baked daily and sherbert on the house. -GJV

BEST PIZZA

White House Pizza 801 Main Court, Carbondale 970.704.9400 WhiteHousePizza.com

BEST COFFEE HOUSE

Bonfire Coffee 433 Main Street, Carbondale

Carbondale’s beloved White House has spent 20 years perfecting what locals agree are the tastiest pies in the valley. Frosty

970.510.5327 BonfireCoffee.com

beer, fun apps, hearty salads, and a roster of signature specialty pizzas attract a constant flow of locals—and the vibe is always casual and easygoing. -CC

In a valley crammed with coffee shops, Bonfire is an easy standout. Serving up craft cups o’ joe from consciously-sourced and locally-roasted beans, the bustling downtown cafe is a hive of activity from open to close. There’s not a more cozy place to be on a snowy day—or any day, for that matter. -CC

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BEST MEXICAN

El Korita 251 Harris Street, Willits 970.277.4500 Well-known throughout the Roaring Fork Valley for its authentic Mexican food, margaritas, and atmosphere, El Korita’s menu highlights a variety of delicious seafood, and dishes like chili rellenos and carne asada. Travel sites feature rave reviews by Spanish and English-speakers alike. Call ahead to avoid waits! –SWK

BEST WINE AND SPIRITS

Sopris Liquor & Wine 1026 Highway 133, Carbondale 970.963.5880 SoprisLiquor.com Need the perfect holiday libation, but can’t always find your way around a liquor store? With three managers, one each for wine, beer, and spirits, Sopris Liquor & Wine is able to provide detailed, knowledgeable recommendations. By cultivating relationships with suppliers, the managers are able to discover rare gems, as well as stock local favorites. Cheers! -SWK

BEST LUNCH SPOT

Village Smithy 26 S. Third Street, Carbondale 970.963.9990 VillageSmithy.com Serving “real food for real people” since 1975, the Smithy hits every taste point: sweet, savory, or spicy. Think Americana-meets-TexMex with all your favorites, upgraded. Only wholesome, quality ingredients that satisfy every food mood, from burgers and sammies to soups and salads to daily specials, plus lotsa vegetarian and GF choices! -GJV CONTINUED >

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BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER

Bay Equity Home Loans 1319 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs 970.456.4821

BayEquityHomeLoans.com/Glenwood-Springs It’s the people at Bay Equity Home Loans who make the difference. Consistently rated as a top mortgage lender by locals, the team takes the time to not only answer any and all questions about a loan, but will walk with you through the process. -SWK

BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Multiple Locations 970.925.7000 MasonMorse.com With more than half a century of service to the local community, Coldwell Banker Mason Morse began in 1961 as a single operation in Aspen and has grown over the decades to include five more offices in Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone, and Glenwood Springs. With some 76 agents offering in-depth, historical and ongoing knowledge of each unique community and neighborhood within the valley, and for many customers this agency has become synonymous with Roaring Fork Valley real estate. -CC

BEST NEW HOME BUILDER

Janckila Construction 75 Buckskin Drive, Carbondale 970.963.7239 JanckilaConstruction.com

In a thank-you note, former clients Annett and Steen wrote, “We picked Janckila Construction over other well-reputed firms because you assured us that you would deliver a great result on time and on budget–and with no drama.” Focusing on high-end quality, while also being environmentally conscious, Janckila Construction has been building luxury homes for 14 years. –SWK 34

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BEST ARCHITECTURE FIRM

Land + Shelter

215 N. 12th Street, Unit C, Carbondale 970.963.0201 LandAndShelter.com With a deep understanding of and respect

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BEST REALTOR BEST PROPERTY MANAGER AND BEST REMODELER/BUILDER

Integrated Mountain Group

Scott Dillard, Integrated Mountain Properties 970.945.7653 ext. 211

1001 Grand Avenue, Suite 201, Glenwood Springs

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If you’re curious about why Founder/ Broker Scott Dillard of Integrated Mountain

As their mission states, Integrated Mountain Group’s goal is all about “ele-

Properties’ Glenwood Springs office is so

vating customer success.” Although the company itself is new to the valley real

popular, just Google him. You’ll find a host of

estate scene, the professionals who compose its team are anything but—among

five-star reviews from his clients, who have

them is more than a century of combined local experience in the field. With four

consistently given him top marks in service,

specialty divisions (Properties, Management, Financial, and Maintenance), this

expertise, and negotiation skills. Dillard’s

group offers comprehensive services throughout the valley with the expertise to

background is in home construction, so he

help customers achieve long-term success with their goals. Integrated Mountain

brings to the table a sharp knowledge of the

Group’s Scott Dillard also won “Best Realtor.” -CC

homes he shows. -CC

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BEST PAINTING COMPANY

Swedish Painting 221 E. Fiou Lane, Basalt 970.920.2422 SwedishPaintingCo.com Homeowners, architects, builders, and property managers attest to Swedish Painting’s exceptional quality. From restoring the facade of the historic Pitkin County Courthouse or applying steel coatings for Whole Foods, to working on multi-million dollar homes upvalley, the company has thousands of projects exemplifying their mastery of an art. -GJV

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

A Great Find 52 Pottery Lane, El Jebel 970.963.9690 AGreatFind.net A hidden treasure trove in El Jebel, Nancy Maison’s shop offers beautiful home furnishings and accessories. Upholstery, lighting, rugs, bedding, window treatments, an on-site woodworking shop—they have it

BEST HOME THEATER & SOUND SYSTEMS

AV by Design 2550 Hwy 82, Suite C-208, Glenwood Springs 970.945.6610 AVByDesignLLC.com Lights, camera, action! Anyone in the market for their own theater, media room, or surveillance camera need look no further. Co-owners David Oyler and Thomas Hiles have been providing exceptional service and support in the electronics field since 2009. Their company customizes, installs, and integrates systems throughout the Western Slope. –SWK

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all. This unique boutique lives up to its name as “a great find.” -CC


BEST HEATING AND COOLING COMPANY

Pacific Sheet Metal 0786 Industry Place, Carbondale 970.989.9973 PacificSheetMetal.net Their radio jingle is one of the most memorable

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BEST ROOFER BEST PLUMBING COMPANY

Umbrella Roofing, Inc.

Sopris Plumbing & Heating

20526 Highway 82, Basalt

7989 Highway 133, Carbondale

Umbrella-Roofing.com

970.704.9130

970.319.9420 Hiking the backcountry, founder Charles Hoge is that “one guy,”

A positive attitude—about products, services, and cus-

the one to score a matching set of six-by elk sheds. Hoge brings

tomer relations—is at the core of Umbrella Roofing. Not

that keen vision and know-how to Sopris Plumbing & Heating,

only do they offer durable roofing solutions capable of

growing his company by word-of-mouth only. Every inch of pipe,

withstanding extreme mountain weather, but in 2011, owner

every fitting—this team will get it done. -GJV

Trevor Cannon also committed to donating 1 percent of the company’s gross revenues to local valley nonprofits and events. So far, $350,000 has been donated to help others make it through rainy days. –SWK

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

BEST FIREPLACE COMPANY

The Fireplace Company 935 Cowan Drive, Carbondale 970.963.3598 TheFPCo.com For more than 20 years, The Fireplace Company has provided installation and

BEST CARPET & TILE STORE

ownership, the Carbondale-based showroom continues to feature more than 30

Network Interiors Group

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service by certified technicians and friendly knowledgeable staff. Now under new burn displays, highlighting exclusive brands, accessories, and the latest trends in

3768 Hwy 82, Glenwood Springs 970.984.9100 NetWorkInteriorsGroup.com Oh, the feel of things! Visit their showroom/ warehouse to sink your fingers into carpet pile. Weigh the heft of stone, wood, or tile. Eyeball stains, finishes, and textures. With design and installation services for indoors and out, Network Interiors is an immersion into reality (versus online shopping). -GJV

BEST LAWN CARE

Gopher Irrigation & Landscaping

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6700 Hwy 82, Glenwood Springs 970.945.2034 Gopher-Irrigation.com Gopher Irrigation & Landscaping isn’t “just landscaping.” They’ve been growing client relationships, too, since 1999. It speaks volumes when clients stand with you for 10 and 15 years. Fully licensed and insured, it’s fun times for owner Tim Cota and his reliable crews, keeping gardens and grounds looking sharp, valley wide. -GJV

BEST LANDSCAPER

Twisted Tree Landscape & Design 24505 Highway 82, Basalt 970.927.5025 TwistedTreeLandscape.com Just as a handshake is a welcoming gesture, so too is the landscaping in the front of a home or business. Twisted Tree Landscape & Design co-owners Mike Jenkins and Roaring Fork Valley native Arlo Crymble combine their expertise to ensure that your property’s first impression is a positive one. –SWK

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

BEST PLACE TO RELAX

Health + Services

Iron Mountain Hot Springs 281 Centennial Street, Glenwood Springs 970.945.4766 IronMountainHotSprings.com Picture this: 16 mineral-rich natural soaking pools dotted along the banks of the Colorado River, each ranging in temperature from 99 to 108 degrees, connected by heated walkways and surrounded by a rejuvenating quiet zone. Add stunning mountain views and the company of friends and loved ones, and you’ve got one fabulous high country relaxation opportunity. Winter or summer, day or night, Iron Mountain Hot Springs has been the new place to unwind

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since its grand opening in 2015. -CC Photo: Glenwood Hot Springs

BEST MED SPA AND BEST DAY SPA

BEST GYM & FITNESS CENTER

The Aspen Clinic

Spa of the Rockies

1460 E. Valley Road, Suite 100 & 221, Basalt

901 N. River Street, Glenwood Springs

970.279.5412

970.947.3331

TheAspenClinic.org

SpaOfTheRockies.com TAC recognizes that fitness develops from the inside (where it matters most),

toe at the Spa of the Rockies, and choose

to the outside. Their stand-out feature?

from a wide range of massages, facials,

Helping you with the most critical shift,

and nail care. Whether you visit before a

finding your own motivations (and block-

wedding or after a hike, the staff will have

ages) for choosing health and happiness.

just what you need to unwind, relax, and

TAC offers state-of-the-art fitness, classes,

rejuvenate. –SWK

and professional wellness services. -GJV

BEST HOT TUB COMPANY

Crystal River Spas 1197 Main Street, Carbondale 970.963.2100

Photo: Frank Scotti

Let yourself be pampered from head to

CrystalRiverSpas.com Photo: Bryan Welker

A real review: “...Top notch, relaxed, always available, very friendly, never a complaint.”Carrying only the most efficient, innovative spas for cold climates allows this local business to focus on you, the customer, as they have since 1987. Owners Joan and Jake Boyle invite your family to a showroom dip to really feel which tub suits you best! -GJV

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

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BEST BIKE SHOP

Basalt Bike & Ski Aspen, Basalt, and Carbondale locations Aspen: 970.925.7662; Basalt: 970.927.3460; Carbondale: 970.963.0128 BasaltBikeAndSki.com Basalt Bike & Ski is a full-on toybox for slope, road, and trail. They’ve even got service shops to fix it up when ya get back. A lifelong, multi-sport athlete, owner Joel Mische guides a company culture eager to serve the athlete in each of us, from day trippers to trophy-grippers. -GJV

BEST DENTIST (TIE)

Murray Dental Group 1512 Grand Avenue, Suite 202, Glenwood Springs 970.945.5112 MurrayDG.com Father-son dental team Robert and John

BEST OUTDOOR CLOTHING COMPANY

Bristlecone Mountain Sports 781 E. Valley Road, Willits

Murray are the heart of this office, which has

970.927.1492

been serving patients in the lower valley since

BristleconeMountainSports.com

1976. From regular cleanings to digital x-rays, teeth whitening, dental implants, and myriad

A one-stop shop for active families! Moms,

other services, Murray Dental offers general

dads, and kids can all find quality outdoor

family care as well as advanced cosmetic and

gear, clothing, and shoes at this midvalley

restorative procedures. The group’s rave online

favorite dedicated to the mountain lifestyle.

patient reviews say it all. -CC

Once you are dressed for skiing/hiking/ biking success, it’s possible to rent your gear,

Verheul Family Dentistry 1199 Village Road #100, Carbondale 970.963.3010 VerheulFamilyDentistry.com The long-standing team at Verheul Family Dentistry strives to build trust with their clients. A local practice since 2005, doctors Taylor and Matt Verheul work with a dedicated staff to provide outstanding dental care, even offering same-day crowns. Weekly professional development sessions keep their staff current in all aspects of modern dentistry. -SWK 42

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BEST CHIROPRACTOR

WIN Health Institute 401 Tree Farm Drive, El Jebel 970.279.4099 WINHealthInstitute.com Dr. David Jensen’s motto is “A balanced approach to health.” Using holistic chiropractic treatments, he and his team of practitioners strive to provide this balance. Many patients, from Olympic athletes to local hikers, have found relief from back pain, injuries, and even hearing loss. After all, Jensen also reminds us that, “Your health is your greatest wealth!” -SWK

BEST AUDIOLOGIST

Rocky Mountain Audiology

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Kelly Thomas 1830 Blake Avenue, Suite 209,

1607 Grand Avenue, Suite 21, Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs

970.945.7575

970.384.5084

RockyMountainAudiology.com

GlenwoodMedical.com Patients of Dr. Thomas rely on her thorough

Dr. Daria Stakiw recognizes the barriers we may have to addressing our

knowledge of the field of dermatology and her

hearing issues: fears around what it might look like, how it will affect your

kind, friendly care. A graduate of the University

lifestyle, insurance concerns, or quite frankly, the expense. Using the most

of Arizona who did her residency at the Mayo

innovative technology, Dr. Stakiw and Rocky Mountain Audiology make it

Clinic, Dr. Thomas diagnoses and helps treat the

about you and your journey into hearing loss. -GJV

gamut of skin conditions, from mild concerns to more serious diseases. She is currently accepting new patients. -CC

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

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BEST MEDICAL PROVIDER

Glenwood Medical Associates 1830 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs 970.945.8503 GlenwoodMedical.com From general family care to women’s health, physical therapy, internal medicine, and a range of other services, Glenwood Medical Associates has long been a go-to source for comprehensive health care in the valley. Choose from a number of doctors to meet your personal needs. -CC

BEST VETERINARIAN (TIE)

Carbondale Animal Hospital 289 Main Street, Carbondale 970.963.2826 CarbondaleAH.com

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Luminance Photography Basalt 970.379.8945

Veterinarian Benjamin Mackin, more affec-

LuminancePhotography.com

tionately known to locals as “Dr. Ben,” heads up the compassionate team at this intimate, well-

Jenni Fautsko is the creative force

loved clinic in downtown Carbondale. Though

behind Luminance Photography, and

the hospital has served the community for more

she has been in love with the art of the

than 30 years, Dr. Ben purchased it in 2007

photograph since she was a teenager.

with a vision of providing practical small animal

Specializing in the cherished moments

medicine, surgery, and dentistry in a welcoming,

shared

small-town atmosphere. -CC

engaged couples, siblings, and other

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family

members,

loved ones, Jenni also incorporates the

Alpine Animal Hospital

natural beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley

17776 Highway 82, Carbondale

for adorable snaps of baby bumps, young

970.963.2371

loves, four-legged friends, and more. -CC

vicinity into her work. Scan her website

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With the only Board Certified Veterinary Dentist on the Western Slope as part of their team, plus a focus on the human-animal bond and specialized care offered to horses, dogs, and cats, the staff at Alpine Animal Hospital are frontrunners in their field. Located between Carbondale and El Jebel, the facility is comprePhoto: Frances Marron

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BEST SOLAR COMPANY

Sunsense Solar 1629 Dolores Way, Suite E, Carbondale 970.963.1420 SunsenseSolar.com If you’ve driven around the Western Slope and noticed solar panels glinting in the sun, the chances are good that they were engineered, procured, or installed by the team at Sunsense Solar. Regardless of the size of your project, numerous awards and positive testimonials for the company make it a sparkling choice. –SWK

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BEST LAW FIRM

Balcomb & Green 818 Colorado Avenue, Glenwood Springs 970.945.6546 BalcombGreen.com Recently named by U.S. News as one of the top law firms in the country, Balcomb & Green was founded in 1953 and has become one of the largest and most preeminent firms in western Colorado. As a full-service law firm, they offer legal expertise for a wide range of needs including business/corporate, water rights, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning; they also provide services to selected local governments and the natural resources extraction industry. The group is headquartered in Glenwood Springs but also manages offices in Aspen and Basalt. -CC

BEST JEWELER

Fine Things 309 8th Street, Glenwood Springs 970.945.5222 FineThingsJewelryCollectables.com Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations: Fine Things in the heart of downtown Glenwood offers gifts of celebration for all of life’s milestones. The shop delights tourists and is trusted by locals as a source of quality craftsmanship, knowledgeable customer service, beautiful jewelry, and collectables from around the globe. -CC

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BEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP

Bighorn Toyota 130 Center Drive, Glenwood Springs 970.945.6544 BigHornToyota.com Bighorn Toyota has served the Roaring Fork Valley since 1976, and today is the largest Toyota retailer in western Colorado. The dealership is known for offering a large inventory and providing exceptional service lauded by a legion of loyal customers. It’s also recognizable in the community for its significant efforts to give back, through partnerships with local events and nonprofit organizations including YouthZone, Habitat for Humanity, and others. -CC

BEST AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER

Jim’s Automotive 3330 S. Glen Avenue, Glenwood Springs 970.945.6666 JimAutomotive.com For over 25 years, the mechanics at Jim’s Automotive have been providing transparent, reliable car repair service for valley residents. Although the business was originally located at a gas station close to downtown, customers can now visit owners Jim and Myria Mullen at their new five-bay facility in South Glenwood. -SWK

BEST HARDWARE STORE

Big John’s Ace Hardware 2602 S. Glen Avenue, Glenwood 970.945.5345 Homegrown hardware. Big John (he’s real!) grew up in his dad’s Cedaredge hardware store; it’s in his blood. He’s honored to offer a neighborhood shop where you can park in front, walk in the door, be treated warmly, and offered knowledgeable service with quality products at a fair price. -GJV December 2017 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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The Janckila Construction team thanks the Readers of Roaring Fork Lifestyle for voting Janckila Construction as the “Best New Home Builder” in the Roaring Fork Valley. “We absolutely love our home! We thoroughly enjoyed the process working with the We Construction became friends the recommend them to build your dream home.” Janckila team and with would highly -CHRIS KLUG Janckila Construction Team who built our home. We love it and loved working with everyone at Janckila Construction.” Chris Klug

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Lifestyle Calendar

December DECEMBER 1

Babbish Gulch! Come for prizes, raffle giveaways, Subaru good-

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enerosity hits its peak during the holiday season, and that’s a

nonprofits, including LIFT-UP, find that the cupboards are literally

good thing. At this time of year, we nonprofit directors often

bare and that program funding is skimpier. Planning for cash-flow

share our collective wisdom to help educate donors about how char-

issues is always a challenge for nonprofits, so they have developed

ities work and, more importantly, why supporters can feel confident

giving programs such as automatic, monthly checking account and

that their donations—financial, sweat equity volunteerism, and in-kind

credit card withdrawal plans that work for both donors and their

goods—are being used to help support the mission and programs of

favorite nonprofits, and smooth income streams throughout the year.

their favorite nonprofits.

While this brief nuts-and-bolts look at some of the business deci-

First, as businesslike as this sounds, nonprofits must raise money to

sions that affect nonprofits might detract from the good-works news

fund our vital community programs. A former CEO and supervisor of

of these charitable entities, it’s important to add in the most priceless

mine once said to a group of young entrepreneurs, long before the pop-

donation stream of all: volunteers! Worth their weight in gold, a non-

ular show “Shark Tank” debuted on the air: “You have to understand

profit can never repay the generosity and toil of volunteers, nor can

that, at some point, you need to be willing to raise capital by giving up

those organizations thrive without them.

a part of your autonomy to your investors,” he explained. “Because if

However, finding loyal volunteers who are able to help on a regular

you don’t grow, your company basically becomes a nonprofit, and even

schedule is the biggest challenge of all. Life is busy, and when per-

nonprofits have to make money, or they’re out of business.”

sonal and family obligations take precedence over a key volunteer’s

Beyond those critical cash, stock, and other financial-asset dona-

appointed time at a nonprofit, the organization’s daily schedule—

tions, grants from foundations, government entities, businesses of all

already overtaxed with too few staffers—must be adjusted on the

sizes, and other grant-making organizations are key major funders.

spot. On the flip side, volunteers chime in loud and long that giving

Even many local churches and charitable-minded community thrift

back to their favorite charitable organization is a priceless reward

stores provide grants. Why? Well, in the old days, churches were

personally, unmatched by any potential paycheck.

the only public-charity providers in communities. But churches’

Finally, giving locally has many additional rewards. Scattered research

roles have changed, and with seemingly ever-dwindling congregant

reveals that every dollar donated in a community churns five to seven

numbers, churches too have moved to support local nonprofits, thus

times, helping individuals, families, and local businesses alike to thrive.

focusing their resources on their church operations while leaving

For example, providing a monthly food allotment to a hungry family

charitable-program decisions to local experts who spend every day

helps that family divert funds to rent, which helps pay the landlord, who

working on community causes.

then invests in maintenance services, etc. Thus, nonprofit giving really is

What’s more, local, state, and federal governmental entities long ago

a vital part of our local economy as well as to society, in general.

realized that locally-focused nonprofits—usually with lower overhead,

Hard financial facts aside, perhaps John Wesley, the Anglican cler-

salaries, and benefits—could often more efficiently manage the needs

gyman, evangelist, and co-founder of the Methodist movement in the

of local communities. That’s why our towns and county governments

Church of England, summed it up best way back in the 18th century

also help support local nonprofits via grants, especially since each

when he said, “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In

nonprofit provides laser-focused attention on targeted needs.

all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can.

Finally, this annual season of giving truly is a gift to every local

To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

nonprofit, and each charitable organization carefully plans and greatly depends on it. Still, as the warmer months roll around, many 58

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Amy Barr is the executive director of LIFT-UP.


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