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Volume 2, Number 34 | October 14, 2010

Chippin’ in for the Rams

Jerry Cheney attempts a long chip shot on the ninth hole during last Friday’s Ram Classic golf tournament at River Valley Ranch. A total of 52 golfers entered the fundraising tournament for Roaring Fork High School sports programs. Avalanche Property Management took first place, followed by R&A Enterprises. The corporate sponsors were R&A Enterprises and Western Slope Materials. Photo by Lynn Burton

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Ex-mayor drops bomb on trustees By Lynn Burton The Sopris Sun Just when you thought the years-long debate over the Historic Commercial Core (HCC) overlay-zoning ordinance was finally over, along comes former mayor Michael Hassig. At Tuesday night’s trustees meeting, Hassig cited Roberts Rules of Order and asked the board to reconsider two provisions of the new ordinance, which trustees approved on Sept. 28. With three board members absent Tuesday night, the remaining trustees voted 3-1 in favor Hassig’s request to lower the ordinance’s resident occupancy (RO) requirement and eliminate the 5 percent escalator clause for feein-lieu of parking. “(This looks like) a pretty hard core political move,” said KDNK deejay Bob Schultz on the station’s weekly Trustees Report show on Wednesday morning. Deejay Jeff Dickinson during the show characterized Hassig’s move as “clever.” Hassig, an architect, has represented the Town Center downtown property owners in the past. Voting with the majority Tuesday night were Mayor Stacey Bernot, John Foulkrod and Ed Cortez. John Hoffmann voted against the change. Frosty Merriott, Pam Zentmyer and Elizabeth Murphy were absent. On Wednesday, both Merriott and Zentmyer said they were surprised the trustees took such an action with only four members present. “I don’t think it should have been opened back up for discussion with three members not there,” Zentmyer said. “It seems irrational and unwise.” Merriott said the vote violated the spirit of the board’s last retreat, which addressed “distrust,”“mistrust” and inconsideration of other people’s time. “So yeah, I’m a little put off (by the board’s action),” Merriott said. Trustees originally approved the HCC overlay-zoning ordinance 4-2 with Foulkrod absent. Proponents say the ordinance is meant to offer incentives to developers to create a more vibrant downtown. Tuesday night, Hassig told the trustees if the RO component stands at 60 percent, “it means the overlay will never be used. There’s no market for that kind of development.” Cortez made a motion to reopen discussion on the ordinance, which Bernot seconded. The trustees then voted 4-0 to reopen discussion. In outlining his complaints with the ordinance as written, Foulkrod said he’d never liked the requirement that at least 60 percent of the zone district’s residential component be occupied by full-time residents. “People who come here as second homeowners become full time over time,” he said. The 5 percent escalator clause applies to a baseline of a $30,000 fee-in-lieu-of parking requirement. RESIDENT OCCUPANCY page 9

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Carbondale Commentary Picking that perfect pumpkin By Angela Paulone It was Saturday. Potato Day. I was sitting in Sopris Park under a tree’s shadow, in between the potato and vegetable stands trying not to inhale the bugs fluttering around. I moved here in January and recently found a place to live in town. Riding my bike to school or walking to the local restaurants adds pleasure to my days. Yet remembering the smell of trodden, damp leaves and the rustling of the maple trees in their rusted red, orange and golden hues surfaced nostalgia. What is it about the New England fall that has made me so homesick? I sat in the 80 degree sunlight of Potato Day, smiling and enjoying my friends’ company, pondering. Was it the crisp air cleansing the summer’s humidity I missed? Or maybe it really was all the vibrant colors that these mountains just don’t afford? Realization hit and I felt like Linus, awkward, lonely, confused, without my Great Pumpkin. I have never bought a pumpkin from a grocery store. Ever. Driving hours to a local farm and picking the perfect pumpkin was part of the autumn charm. Following certain steps ensured finding the best pumpkin. Step 1: Go on an off day, like Wednesday evening, when the rug-rats weren’t around screaming and distracting you from concentrating on the pumpkin requirements. Step 2: Once at the farm, go to the middle of the patch. If people have been there already, they would have picked from the outside edges since those pumpkins are easier to attain. Step 3: Don’t go for the biggest; find a middle-size pumpkin, preferably round with a stem. Step 4: Only pick two: one for carving and one for cooking. With pumpkins in hand, the carving options are argued. Do I go scary, with an evil face and jagged teeth? Is a classical carving better, with the wide grin and round eyes? Do I carve it free style or should I buy a kit with templates? So many options. Once the carving commences, expect to get your hands dirty. Cutting the circle around the stem is an art; you have to make it just the right size to fit your hands for optimal innards scooping. Speaking of that gooey, squishy mess of pumpkin guts, it is my favorite part. The sliminess through your fingers and the smell of earthy, pumpkinny goodness can only be obtained when collecting those seeds attached to tentacles. (You always want to have layers of newspapers underneath to catch the mess.) Once the seeds and insides are removed, those get put aside to be cleaned, dried, salted and roasted to a brown, crunchy perfection. This ghoulish gourd is ready to be carved! Whatever design is chosen, the right tools must be used: a Sharpie to outline, a sharp knife and parent supervision, and patience. Once your work of art is complete, the final touch has, at last, arrived—the candle. Put out on your porch with the lit candle, and fall is complete. While smiling and passing niceties with students Saturday, enjoying the majestic mountains and the glistening sun, my heart was in New England. My mind was rewinding to the days of jumping in piles of dead leaves, harvesting my father’s garden and planning the next big Halloween party. While sitting in Sopris Park on Potato Day, loving this quirky little town and my weekend away from school work, my senses relived fall in Connecticut: the aroma of hot, cinnamon apple cider, moistureladen days trampling crinkly leaves, the wind howling the approaching winter and the fresh-baked pumpkin pies shared among my family. Angela Paulone is a language arts teacher at Carbondale Middle School.


The Sopris Sun welcomes your letters, limited to no more than 400 words. Letters exceeding that length may be edited or returned for revisions. Include your name and residence (for publication) and a contact email and phone number. Submit letters via email to or via snail mail to P.O. Box 399, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Concerning the Burbank Dear Editor: My husband and I recently traveled through Colorado and stayed in Carbondale. We picked up and enjoyed reading a copy of your paper, The Sopris Sun. The Sept. 23 issue had an article on the Red McClure potato that was most interesting. There was one mistake in the article that I must tell you about. The article stated that the Russet-Burbank potato was developed on the Lou Sweet Ranch (near Carbondale).Actually, it was developed by Luther Burbank in the 1870s on his farm in Luneburg, Mass. Mr. Burbank

later sold that Massachusetts farm and moved his operation to Santa Rosa, California, where he hired my father to manage his orchard. Anyway, I thought you should know. Marta Hubbard Eugene, Ore.

Promises, promises Dear Editor: Trési Houpt has had eight years to fulfill the promises that she now gives us. She promises to create a business climate that will attract new businesses. Well, have you walked downtown Glenwood lately? How many


store fronts do you see vacant? Looked in the local paper lately? How many opportunities do you see for employment? Better yet, look at the public notices.What do you see more of — employment ads or notices of foreclosures? Why has she waited until now? She had eight years. Really. What’s in your pocket? United we can choose a community leader that has a proven track record of 25 years of providing jobs for our people. He is one that has experience and does listen to the diverse people of Garfield County. He does work with local business owners to bring economic growth to our community. This is a person that is honest, has integrity, and a vast interest in us, the people of Garfield County. We need a fresh look in our local government. Tom Jankovsky clearly provides for the orderly and balanced development of our county. He brings the kind of collaboration we need by working together with business owners and creating jobs. Still undecided on how to vote for the growth of our community? Visit the Web site and on Nov. 2 make Tom Jankovsky your choice for county commissioner. He can turn our county for the better of you and me. Brenda Draper Glenwood Springs

It’s important to re-elect Houpt Dear Editor: I’ve spent decades living in Garfield County, and raised my family here.And I just want to say I think it’s important that we reelect Trési Houpt as our county commissioner. There are plenty of reasons she deserves our support, and I’d like to tell you a few from my point of view. One is the balance she brings to the discussions and decisions that are made by the commissioners. Whether it’s about big issues like oil and gas development and other issues like individual development and zoning applications, Trési brings a balance to the discussion, which always results in better decisions for the people of Garfield County. Another is fairness. I’ve been in front of the commissioners on a number of occasions and always found Trési to be extremely fair. That’s an important attribute, especially at a time when everyone is so divided about the smallest things. We can count on Trési to listen to our point of view, and make sure it is considered by our local government. Lee Ann Eustis Carbondale

GarCo residents face crucial vote Dear Editor: Garfield County residents are facing a critical vote this November in the race for county commissioner. I urge you to re-elect Trési Houpt, who has an excellent track record as our commissioner. I have been acquainted with Trési for more than 10 years, and I can say that she is known for her honesty, integrity and willingness to listen, qualities that are rare in politics these days. Trési brings a balance to the commission, speaking out to make points that would otherwise remain unspoken. If we go back to the days of the good-old-boy commission, we will lose that public debate and discussion, LETTERS page 9

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Ram volleyballers set sights on Western Slope league title By Lynn Burton The Sopris Sun With five returning starters from last year’s 22-3 team, hopes were high for this year’s Roaring Fork High School volleyballers. It turns out, so far this season the Rams are even more dominant than in 2009. Roaring Fork is 14-0 in league play, and only one league team (Olathe) has taken the Rams to five games. Final scores of 3-0, 3-0, 3-0 appear on the Varvee high school sports Web site week after week. Roaring Fork’s only loss was a five-gamer to Eagle Valley, a highly ranked 4A team, on Tuesday night. Roaring Fork is led by senior Landon Garvik, who expects to sign a college scholarship letter of intent with George Washington on Nov. 10. The support crew includes 2009 first team all-leaguer Niki Burns, honorable mention players Savanna Phibbs and Ixchel Muniz, plus Joey Clingan and sophomore Taylor Adams. Others seeing a lot of action include sophomores Hattie and Megan Gianinetti, Madison Handy and Caitlin Kinney. Coach Carrie Shultz, now in her third year, said her team is playing with a lot of confidence, especially the seniors, and agreed that they exhibit somewhat of a business approach to each game. “This team is a little more even keel (than other teams),” Shultz said. Garvik was named Western Slope 3A player of the year last season and has picked up where she left off. Garvik leads the team in kills and digs. “She’s been very dominant in the front row,” Shultz said. Shultz said one of Garvik’s strengths is that she’s very consistent.“We can rely on her to show up every game. … She has a good attitude and a high level of intensity. … She’s also a good student and a great role model.” Clingan leads the team in assists. “She’s the setter,” Shultz said. “She’s like the quarterback.” Beyond the seniors, all the players “are really stepping up.” The Rams run a number of plays, prob-

Ixchel Muniz (left), Landon Garvik (center) and Joey Clingan (right) wait to take the court at a recent Roaring Fork High School game. The Rams are closing in on a second straight Western Slope 3A league championship and hope to host tournament action on Oct. 30. Photo by Lynn Burton ably more so than their opponents. “We’ve been passing the ball very well lately,” Shultz said.“This allows us to run a more complex offense … but it all starts with how well you pass the ball.” Through the season, and through its passing game, the team is also working on scoring points on shorter rallies. “This ends the game quicker. … With longer rallies, it helps the other teams gain confidence.” Shultz said she doesn’t want to look too far down the playoff road right now, al-

though that route would end in a state playoff berth at the Denver Coliseum. The team is solidly in first place as of Tuesday, two games ahead of second place Olathe with four games left to go. The team’s goal is to win the league and

Ram volleyball schedule

Oct. 15 (home) – Gunnison, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 (away) – Hotchkiss, noon

finish league play at 18-0, then host the District 6 tournament on Oct. 30. The tourney features four teams and the top two advance to regionals. The rest of the season’s schedule is listed below. Oct. 21 (home) – Coal Ridge, 6 p.m. Oct. 22 (away) – Cedaredge, 5:30 p.m.

Researcher links desert dust storms to avalanches By Bob Berwyn Special to the Sopris Sun SUMMIT COUNTY — Desert dust blowing on to the high peaks of Colorado is affecting stream flows and even changing tundra vegetation — and now it’s been traced as a cause of avalanches in the high country, researcher Chris Landry said Friday, addressing a packed house at the annual Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop. Scientists have measured a significant increase in the number of dust-on-snow episodes in recent years. They’ve tracked the dust to sources in the Southwest, where dry weather and disturbance to desert soils, including off-road use, agriculture and energy development have all been tabbed as contributing factors. “Last year was the first time ski area operations were impacted by dust on the snow,” Landry said, showing a slide of Arapahoe Basin, where snowcats were used to scrape the dirty surface layer and push it into the trees. But since he was speaking to a group mostly interested in avalanches, he focused on how the layers

affect snowpack stability. Landry, a former Carbondale resident, is director of the Center for Snow & Avalanche Studies in Silverton, Colo. He explained that clean white snow reflects about 95 percent of the incoming solar energy, while the dirty snow reflects only about 50 percent. “That’s a massive shift in the amount of energy being absorbed by the snow,” he said, explaining that at its peak, the dust makes an overwhelming contribution to snowmelt. And it’s not just guesswork. In his San Juan study plots, Landry measures snow pack temperatures day by day and even hour by hour to track the effects. “There are dramatic fluxes of energy going on in near-surface snowpack,” he said. Those changes often result in the formation of faceted crystals at the dust layers. Similar to other temperature-gradient conditions, the contrast between warm and cold layers is conducive to the formation of those pesky grains that don’t bond well with each other or the adjacent layers. Once the faceted crystals at the dust layer are buried by a subsequent

snowfall, they can linger as an unstable layer. In some conditions, the dust can also lead to the creation of a hard ice layer, which can also create a sliding surface for avalanches, he said, referencing a May 1 avalanche on Tenmile Peak in Summit County that injured a snowboarder. Based on observations after the slide, a dust layer from earlier in the spring was a critical factor in the avalanche, as the snow below the dust layer was isothermal, or all the same temperature. Landry said that not every dust incident is culpable in current or future avalanches. Sometimes the dust can blow in at night and be buried under new snow by morning, remaining benign within the snow pack. But if it’s near the surface and exposed to the sun, the concentration of solar energy simply intensifies processes known to cause avalanches. “You have to be concerned about the massive amounts of extra energy going into this snowpack. … Extreme conditions produce extreme avalanches,” he said, adding that he suspects dust layers can also cause massive cornice failures.

Desert dust from the Western U.S. fell on the roof of Bob Berwyn’s house in Summit County and later showed up in these “dustcicles.” Courtesy photo


News Briefs The Weekly News Brief The Sopris Sun and the KDNK news departments team to discuss recent news from the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Catch the Brief on KDNK between 7:30 and 8 a.m. and between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

Mail-in ballots sent Voters with permanent mail-in status and voters who have requested a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 2 General Election should receive their ballots this week, according to Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico. “If mail-in voters have not received their ballots by Monday, Oct. 18, please contact my office at 384-3700 (option two),” she said. The last day to request a mail-in ballot be sent by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 26. The last day to pick up a mail-in ballot in person is Friday, Oct. 29. A new option for voters this year allows mail-in ballots to be dropped off at any of the 10 combined polling locations in Garfield County on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can also go to town hall to cast ballots on Nov. 2.

DOW supports Koziel purchase Colorado Division of Wildlife Director Tom Remington on Tuesday reiterated the division’s commitment to working with the town of Carbondale and several partners to purchase the Koziel parcel, a popular access point for anglers along the Roaring Fork River that has been leased by the DOW for many years.

According to a press release, representatives of the town of Carbondale and DOW met Oct. 8 in Denver to discuss issues around the town’s future plans for a kayak water park on the Roaring Fork River adjacent to the Koziel property. After the meeting, Remington emphasized that the division and the town intend to close the purchase of the property, which is under contract. “The worst thing that could happen is that we would miss this opportunity to secure public access on this parcel,” Remington said. “The rest is details and we are committed to working those out. This is a priority for us.” DOW officials have previously expressed concerns over the possible impacts to fish and fishery resources from the construction of structures in the river to create waves and other features preferred by whitewater enthusiasts. Remington said that the town is not ready to move forward immediately with construction of a whitewater park and that the DOW has the town’s assurance that it would be able to participate in a future planning effort to ensure that potential impacts to the fishery are addressed before any boating structures are placed in the river. The town has assembled a package of funding that includes $1 million from a Great Outdoors Colorado Legacy Grant

awarded to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails in 2006. Carbondale has committed $450,000 and Garfield County agreed to provide $100,000. DOW has agreed to contribute $950,000 to help facilitate the purchase of the Koziel property, which is comprised of 7.8 acres of riverfront land with a boat ramp and parking area below the Highway 133 bridge and along Highway 82.

PitCo offers flu shots Pitkin County Community Health holds its first flu shot clinics of the season in Aspen and Snowmass this week and there is no shortage of either seasonal flu or H1N1 vaccine, according to a press release. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are recommending that everyone age 6 months of age and older get a flu shot this year.“The good news is that not only is there plenty of vaccine available for everyone but one shot will offer protection for three strains of influenza,” said a CDC spokesman. “We anticipate a normal flu season,” said Director of Pitkin County Community Health Services Liz Stark. “We hope our local population will continue to make getting a flu shot a priority. The flu is a serious illness and vaccination is the best way to prevent it,” Stark said. The CDC estimates as many as 36,000 people in the United States die from the flu each year. Unlike the common cold, the flu can make people very sick with fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, extreme tired-


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ness, cough, runny nose and sometimes stomach symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Flu shots will be available in Aspen at the Health and Human Services building on Oct. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. Shots are $20 for adults/$10 for children. For more information, call 920-5420.

Aspen flights may be impacted Flights in and out of the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport may be cancelled or delayed until Oct. 22 while the airport repairs a critical piece of air navigational equipment on top of Aspen Mountain, according to a press release. “The existing antenna system has been in need of repair for some time,” said FAA spokesman Bob Brown. “The planned facility shutdown is being done during a time that would have the least impact to the airport.”

Big money for Gothic The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory at Gothic has been awarded a $1.85 million grant for a new 4,800 square foot Research Center through the National Science Foundation’s Academic Research Infrastructure Program, part of the federal government’s Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Gothic is located in Gunnison County near Crested Butte. The research center was founded in 1928.

Cop Shop The following events are drawn from incident reports of the Carbondale Police Department. TUESDAY Oct. 5 At 10 p.m., police responded to a neighbor’s noise complaint on Wheel Drive. Upon investigation, police contacted a man in a townhouse and asked him to keep it down. The police report noted that the house “reeked of marijuana.”

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TUESDAY Oct. 5 A resident in the 200 block of Garfield reported his mailbox was stolen. TUESDAY Oct. 5 At 6:47 p.m., a citizen reported a woman in a van near Sopris Park was beating her fist and forehead against her dashboard. Police were unable to locate the van. WEDNESDAY Oct. 6 Police issued a citation to a man for allegedly shoplifting a bottle of pink-eye medicine from a Carbondale store. THURSDAY Oct. 7 A resident on Ashland Lane called police at 1:28 a.m. to report a sprinkler head had broken and was shooting water into her basement. Police suggested to the resident that she contact her homeowner’s association. THURSDAY Oct. 7 A resident on Vito’s Way called police to report her roommate was eating her groceries and wanted to put a restraining order on her. The roommate told police she was moving the next day. Police took no action.

Many Dems stick with Curry, not party “I’ve felt somewhat successful,” he said. “If they were leaning toward Curry and I knew about it, I felt like I moved them a little bit or totally.” Wilson worries control of the state house could rest on this race and that with either Curry or Korkowski in the seat, Democrats would lose their majority. “If you care about the environment, if you care about health around drilling operations, if you care about sustainable energy, if you care about education, all of these things will be in Republican hands and you’re not going to get what you expect,” he said. Wilson argues that Curry would also be less effective by being unable to join either party’s caucus or get choice committee assignments. “I think, frankly, I would be more effective than she would even if she were a Democrat,” Wilson said. His supporters agree. “As somebody who has personal experience, I prefer Roger Wilson as a legislator,” said Harvie Branscomb, co-chairman of the Eagle County Democrats. “He is a team player with the Democratic team down in the state,” Branscomb said. “Legislation gets passed through consensus building and working with other legislators. The parties provide a mechanism for doing that.” Wilson has enjoyed the backing of outside organizations, so-called 527 groups,

Kathleen Curry campaigning on his behalf. He said he expects his fundraising to outpace Curry’s by Election Day. Curry, however, has won over supporters in part because she is not part of a party. “Working for Kathleen has been so much more positive and inspiring than working for Democrats for 20 years or more,” Smith said. “This is fighting for the rights of individuals to be on the ballot. I think no matter what happens, she’s taking big steps toward making it easier for thirdparty candidates to run.”






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Throughout her voting life, Carbondale architect Nancy Smith has been a loyal Democrat. But this year, she’s bucking the party to stick with state Rep. Kathleen Curry, the former Democrat seeking re-election as a write-in independent candidate. Smith is volunteering for Curry’s campaign, handing out yard signs, sometimes to fellow Democrats, sometimes to Republicans. Sometimes, she said, she’s also suffered the jeers of Democrats who are sticking with the party. “Most of the people that I’m close to are sticking with (Curry),” Smith said,“although there certainly are some people in the Garfield County Democratic Party that are really mad at me. The Potato Day parade was a little awkward. I forgot how much resentment there was of her by the Garfield County Democrats. But a few of those who are most staunchly anti-Kathleen don’t even live in her district.” Plenty of Democrats, though, are joining Smith, giving strength to Curry’s outsider campaign that doubters thought had no chance of winning. Curry, of Gunnison, said polls her campaign conducted, and another done in Gunnison County by a private organization for a different candidate, showed her leading with 43 percent of voters, followed by Democrat Roger Wilson of Missouri Heights at 34 percent and Republican Luke Korkowski of Crested Butte at 22 percent.

“These numbers tell us all that I am not a spoiler, and that I am in the lead, even though tens of thousands of dollars have been spent on negative mail pieces, canvassing and robocalling to try and convince voters (especially Democrats) not to vote for me,” Curry wrote in a recent campaign update e-mail. She’s raised more than twice as much as her opponents combined. According to the latest report with the Secretary of State, Curry has raised $38,846 and spent $32,930. Wilson has raised $11,604 and spent $9,049. Korkowski has raised only $5,515 and spent just $3,169. A six-year District 61 lawmaker, Curry left the Democratic Party in December over disagreements with party leadership in Denver. The timing took a once-strong candidate with bipartisan support and turned her into an election experiment. Curry has to run as a write-in candidate. Voters have to both check the write-in box and write in her last name. She faces stricter campaign contribution limits than her competitors. No other sitting state legislator has ever run as a write-in. Both her challengers have run lackluster campaigns, though. Wilson said many voters don’t even know he’s in the race, but they know about Curry. “Some Democrats don’t know there’s another person running,” he said. “They’ll find out when they get to the ballot box.” It’s made for a tougher campaign for Wilson, who has to convince even some party faithful to vote for him.






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More on the mystery bugs During the Potato Day parade a while back, folks were scratching their heads over a mystery insect seen swarming all over Main Street and beyond. The little bugs were described as blue in color, with long, clear wings. The insects were not only new to the parade, nobody could remember them ever showing their face. Well, two theories about the insect have emerged. Kelly Sundstrom, a Carbondale area artist, writer and home schooler, reports the insect is a winged Asian woolly hackberry aphid. “I researched the insect that I had seen flying around since we moved here in 2003,� she reports. Lundstrom said she loved the insects because their bodies were fuzzy and they looked like little fairies flying around. “When I saw the posting (in The Sopris Sun) about people not knowing the identity of the insects I knew I could help.� She says that according to the University of California, the winged Asian woolly hackberry aphid was accidentally brought to the United States from Asia in the 1990s and reached California in 2002. Meanwhile, Joanne Teeple says she thinks the insect is the woolly apple aphid, which is described on the Colorado State University Web site in bulletin 5.511. So there you go. Sundstrum and Teeple agree the little critter is in fact wooly and is an aphid.

Ironman Dave comes through David Clark recently competed in his first Kona Ironman competition and he did pretty well, placing eighth in his age group and was in the top 500 out of 2,000 participants. Way to go, Dave.

David Hayes comes through David Hayes rolled a 109 and tournament high 134 to earn a blue ribbon in the Special Olympics district bowling tournament at the Burning Mountain Bowl in New Castle

strafed Main Street at low altitude on Monday afternoon, then lumbered west at about 500 mile per hour, banked south over Assignation Ridge then disappeared. This same jet, or one like it, has been spotted off and on in the Roaring Fork Valley for at least the past 10 years. It’s described as black or gray with no markings.

Check out this auction The Sopris Sun’s fundraising party at the Village Smithy on Friday evening includes a silent auction with some pretty groovy items, including lift tickets from Aspen Skiing Company, a 1913 photo of downtown Carbondale, a Red McClure potato planting starter kit, one of Vicki Brown’s chocolate truffle cakes, one case of Yuengling beer (America’s oldest brewery) and more. The party goes from 6 to 9 p.m. and everyone’s invited. Come on over. Daniel Cortes, kitchen manager at White House Pizza, twirled and ipped dough on the restaurant’s oat during the Potato Day parade. For their efforts, White House Pizza won the best commercial oat award. Photo by Jane Bachrach over the weekend. David said a high point came when he bowled two strikes in a row.

Seen around town A sure sign that fall will soon be fading to winter: a bicyclist pedaling down Main Street with a brand new shrink-wrapped snowboard. On Second Street, don’t dare smoke a cigarette or anything else near the strawbale house under construction. The builder even put up a sign to that effect. The license plate of the week winner goes to the one attached to a new pickup parked in front of the Village Smithy. It said “LASTNCKL.� This week’s mystery concerns the gigantic jet that

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The Roaring Fork High School boy’s soccer team beat Grand Valley 10-0 last week, tied Aspen 1-1 on Oct. 12 and finishes the season at home against CRMS (Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.), Hotchkiss (Oct. 16 at 11 a.m.) and Grand Valley (Oct. 21, at 4 p.m.) On the gridiron front, the Rams lost to Olathe 35-7 on Oct. 8. They face Gunnison at home on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

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GOP operative hasn’t paid GarCo campaign fine By David O. Williams Special to The Sopris Sun Scott Shires, a Republican operative who has registered dozens of political nonprofits and campaign committees over the years, still has not paid a fine levied against him by the state for improper electioneering during the 2008 Garfield County commissioners’ race. “[Shires] still hasn’t settled with the Colorado State Collections — still owes $8,437 [including interest],” Colorado Secretary of State spokesman Rich Coolidge recently said. Shires’ efforts in the Garfield County

race, which saw an unprecedented infusion of outside cash for a local race because of the ongoing battle between oil and gas interests and environmentalists, prompted a successful Colorado Ethics Watch complaint against Shires’ Colorado League of Taxpayers. Defeated Democrats complained bitterly about tactics used by Republicans in that race, but the Secretary of State’s office admitted enforcement options were limited. Shires, according to his bio on the Shires Financial Group Web site, is a “retired lieutenant colonel from the United States Army, where he served in the Army Rangers.” He

did not return a phone call and email requesting comment. Shires also is the chief financial officer for a gun importing business called Colorado Gun Sales. The Shires-registered Western Tradition Partnership opposes “radical environmentalists,” backs energy interests and generally pushes a conservative agenda, including on matters of religion, guns and the Second Amendment. Debra Bonogofsky, a small businesswoman in Billings, Mont., recently told the Colorado Independent she was blindsided by a Shires-led smear campaign in her Re-

publican primary race for the Montana state legislature this summer. She said one of the tactics used was a slanted candidate survey she refused to fill out. “These groups, they blackmail you. It’s like extortion,” Bonogofsky said. “They send you these surveys, and if you don’t send them back and fill them out the way they want you to, then they send out these mailings saying you’re anti-gun, you’re antithis, anti-that, and they blackmail you.” David O. Williams writes for the Real Aspen Web site.

Six homes approved for Nieslanik ranch on White Hill By David Frey Sopris Sun Correspondent

Garfield County commissioners on Monday gave the final go-ahead to a proposed development on White Hill that would cluster five single-family homes on the ranchland while keeping the rest in a conservation easement. Carbondale rancher John Nieslanik first sought approval for the development in April. The vast majority of the 179-acre ranch would remain as ranchland, protected by a conservation easement with the Aspen Valley Land Trust and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails that keeps the land open forever. As part of that conservation easement, Nieslanik sought to keep a portion of the land open for development. His plan calls for set-

ting aside 12 acres for five single-family homes, each on a 2- to 3-acre lot. The project takes advantage of what is called a rural lands development extension option. The mechanism is meant to discourage sprawl in rural areas and encourage developers to cluster homes on a part of their property while keeping at least 80 percent of the land open. The “low-density residential lots in a rural location will focus on preserving the rural nature of the property,” wrote Doug Pratte, of Basalt’s Land Studio, which prepared the plan. The sprawling ranch above Carbondale sits atop White Hill and has often found itself surrounded by controversy. In 1974, Denver developers started selling lots above the property without having access across the Nies-

lanik land. The Nieslanik family fought them in court and won. Twelve years later, a different group of investors sought access. John Nieslanik fought again, blocking off the road to the property, and won again. Both the AVLT and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails have signed off on the development, which was taken into account when the conservation easement was drafted. “The Nieslanik family has been a good steward of the land and consistent in its commitment to conserve and manage the land for the benefit of future generations,” wrote AVLT Executive Director Martha Cochran. Nieslanik bought the ranch with his wife Theresa and brothers Paul and Bob in 1963 and they have run cattle operations there ever since.

Thirty years later, the brothers divided their holdings. John Nieslanik held on to the 179 acres on White Hill, also known as East Mesa. He created the conservation easement in 2006. Nieslanik says he plans to deed the five homes to himself and each of his four sons. The original ranch house and headquarters sit on the conservation easement. “The property has unique characteristics as a private farm and grazing land representative of the agricultural heritage of the Roaring Fork Valley,” the conservation easement says, “including wildlife habitat which contributes to a biologically-diverse ecosystem. The property has views that stretch to Mount Sopris on one side and looks across to the Crystal and Roaring Fork valleys.


Habitat for Humanity expands Join Me in Re-electing mission in Carbondale area

LOU VALLARIO For Garfield County Sheriff Hi! My name is Larry McCown, former Garield County Commissioner. I would like to give you a brief rundown on Lou Vallario and his predecessor. (Tom Dalessandri) I had the opportunity to be a commissioner with both of them, and have approved budgets for both of them. And, I can honestly tell you that Lou has been iscally conservative and he has given money back to the county. He has answered the demands of the citizens, and most of all, both budgets, his and his predecessor were approved by the county commissioners. I believe if you check his predecessors budgets, his went up at a faster rate during his term, than Lou’s. With that being said, I go back to my law enforcement background and on that side of the law, I would be more than proud to go shoulder to shoulder into a building with Lou.

By Trina Ortega Sopris Sun Correspondent Through a $100,000 bequest through a part-time Carbondale resident, the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hoping to assist about 10 elderly women in the Carbondale area who need home repairs. According to Scott Gilbert, president of Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley, Cia McKoy has dedicated $100,000 to the organization’s “A Brush With Kindness” home repair program. Through the program, elderly residents can apply for assistance with home repairs and improvements. With the funding and volunteer workforce in place, Habitat now is specifically seeking elderly women from Carbondale, Redstone, Marble and El Jebel who qualify. Gilbert said Cia McKoy is a “frequent shopper” at ReStore, on Highway 82 near Cattle Creek, which is a thrift store with home furnishings and construction items. Proceeds from the sales go toward the local Habitat for Humanity. McKoy is a Wisconsin resident but splits her time throughout the year at her vacation home in Carbondale. “She’s very green,” Gilbert said, noting that McKoy likes to recycle as much as possible, even when it comes to building a house. As a result, she has spent “a lot of time” at the ReStore purchasing windows and more for her Carbondale properties. “If it wasn’t for the ReStore, I don’t know if she would have been aware of our local chapter,” Gilbert said. McKoy’s mother bequeathed a total of $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity, and McKoy dedicated half to the local chapter and half to a Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity. Although the parameters were a bit different than what Habitat is currently seeking for “A Brush With Kindness” funding, one local project that received program support a few years ago was Mikey’s Place in downtown Carbondale. For that project, Habitat volunteers helped the Young/Grandbois

family construct an apartment for developmentally disabled Mikey Grandbois so he could have his own living quarters and qualify for federal financial assistance. Now, Gilbert said, the local chapter wants to find about 10 elderly women that need help with exterior repairs to roofing, doors, windows, painting, or siding; minor structural repairs; installation of wheelchair accessible ramps and railings; insulation improvements; updates to heating systems and other home improvements. “We have $100,000. We wouldn’t want to spend it all on one family; we’re hoping to help 10 families,” Gilbert said. “We’re not in a great rush. … The word’s just getting out. Things like this take a while for the word to spread.” For “A Brush With Kindness” funding, applicants must: • own a home within greater Carbondale in need of repairs (no rental properties); • have homeowner’s insurance coverage; • earn below 60 percent of combined median household income of Garfield County (up to $40,000); • be up to date on mortgage and property tax payments; and • agree to partner with Habitat in some aspect of the improvement effort. Gilbert said the additional “Brush With Kindness” projects will keep the local chapter steaming along. Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork has completed 10 homes since the year 2000, is about to break ground on two duplexes in Silt, and is looking into building a triplex in Carbondale. “It’s still been busy. It took us 10 years to build the first seven homes, and we’re building the second seven in two and a half years,” he said, noting that the chapter is financially self-sustaining and recently received another $100,000 from a local family for new construction. For more information and for “A Brush With Kindness” guidelines, contact Gilbert at 948-8264 or

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Habitat for Humanity has completed several projects in the Carbondale area. Shown here is the Smith family at their home on Cleveland Place. Courtesy photo

Resident occupancy requirement continued om page 1 The trustees’ action took Merriott and Zentmyer by surprise. Merriott, a certified public accountant, missed the meeting due to a workload brought on by an Oct. 15 tax deadline. Zentmyer, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, said she called town manager Tom Baker before the meeting and it sounded like there were no pressing issues. Merriott said the RO requirement “is a big issue for me.” He said without the requirement, downtown will be more subject to second-home development that he said is not sustainable.“Why have new development for people who don’t live here?” he said. Bernot called in for KDNK’s Trustees Report on Wednesday morning, briefed listeners on the previous night’s meeting and said she expects the HCC zoning ordinance to come up again at the next meeting. Deejay Dickinson concluded the Trustees Report by noting the board also passed a resolution Tuesday night marking Conflict Resolution Month. • “It was good to have this discussion during Conflict Resolution Month,” he said. • “I don’t think this issue is done,” added Bernot. • In other action at Tuesday night’s meeting: • Acting on the applicants request, the board continued discussion on the Thompson Park sub-division; • Heard an update from Turning Point, the district attorney’s office and Garfield County on the juvenile treatment group’s ongoing dispute with the Re-1 school district on whether it should be allowed to remain in the Third Street Center; • Issued a proclamation honoring Lorey Esquibel for her seven years service on the planning and zoning commission; • Heard an update form the Crystal Springs Coalition about proposed gravel pits north of Highway 82; • Continued a public hearing for a U-Haul operation on Village Road; • Approved a special event liquor license for the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities for an event at the Third Street Center in November. In an executive session, trustees also discussed the Koziel property along the Roaring Fork River below the Highway 133 bridge, which the town has under contract.

Letters continued om page 2 and many issues will be decided and rubberstamped without due consideration. Unfortunately, gas-drilling companies too often have blatantly disregarded the legal rights of Garfield County landowners and taxpayers. Trési has shown that she wants everyone involved to receive fair treatment. We can expect a lot of gas money flowing in support of Trési’s opponent, and there will no doubt be deceptive mass mailings and phone spamming from third-party groups who raise large amounts of corporate money without revealing the companies that fund them. This corporate take-over of elections is dangerous to our democracy.The gas companies will not always be here, and Trési understands the need to keep our economy strong, balanced, and viable now and in the future. We have only three Garfield County commissioners, who are entrusted with the stewardship of our beautiful and diverse area. These three commissioners wield a lot of power and hold the key to conserving and respecting our valuable resources for the future generations who will live and work here. Trési is a commissioner who listens to the people she represents and considers all sides of an issue before making decisions. We can count on Trési to find cooperative solutions for community problems, and her record shows that she is willing to work hard to preserve our quality of life. Please cast your vote for Trési Houpt! Trina Haines Glenwood Springs

A Republican speaks out Dear Editor: Having voted Republican for the last 30 years except in the last election when the Re-

publican national ticket was way too insulting, I consider myself a moderate centrist, where I believe the truth resides. With that background, it is easy to favor and endorse Trési Houpt for re-election. She represents a voice of reason and thoughtful consideration. She believes in growth, but not growth at any cost. Where business might trample the rights, hopes and dreams of homeowners and neighborhoods,Trési might object. For example, she might object to the prospect of unbridled gravel pit growth where the current permitted supply amply satisfies existing and future need. Trési Houpt possesses horse sense. Trési Houpt rocks. Jonathan Fitch Carbondale

Experience, balance are important Dear Editor: I am writing to express my support for Trési Houpt for Garfield County commissioner. Trési brings experience, expertise and balance to the commission. She has worked tirelessly over the last eight years to improve the local economy and increase jobs while also protecting the environment from rampant energy development. I find it curious that her Republican opponent believes that there should be no county oversight over the oil and gas industry, and instead that all decisions should be made at the state and federal level. Be sure to act on the whole ballot, so your vote counts at the federal, state and local level. Local elections are often decided by just a few votes, so your vote really matters. Please join me in voting for Trési Houpt. Anne Goldberg Carbondale


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FRI.-SUN. Oct. 15-17

‘THE CLEAN HOUSE’ CONTINUES • The Thunder River Theatre Company presents “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl Oct. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. TRTC is located at 67 Promenade (northwest of the Dinkel Building). Info: 963-8200.

GHOST WALK STAGED • The Frontier Historical Society in Glenwood Springs holds its 11th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31. Tours are at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous 1/2 mile hike up to the cemetery. Tickets are $15 at 945-4448.

THURS.-SAT. Oct. 14-16 ‘SYLVIA’ CONTINUES • The CMC Theatre presents “Sylvia” at the New Space Theatre at the college’s Spring Valley Campus. Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Oct. 14-16, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 17.Tickets are $15.The play is not appropriate for children. Info: 947-8177.

THURSDAY Oct. 14 RIVER TALK • The Gordon Cooper Library hosts “Running Dry” with Jon Waterman as part of the library’s One Book, One Town celebration at Roaring Fork High School at 6:30 p.m. HUMAN ENERGY SYSTEM EXPLAINED • Kat Diamond, a certified OMM Movement instructor, explains the human energy system every Thursday through Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at True Nature Healing Arts. Info: 963-9900. BALLOT QUESTIONS DISCUSSED • The town of Carbondale hosts a community forum to discuss ballot questions 60, 61 and 101 at the Church at Carbondale from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The church is located at 110 Snowmass Drive.

FRIDAY Oct. 15 PARTY WITH THE SUN • The Sopris Sun invites everyone to a fund-raising campaign kick-off party at the Village Smithy from 6 to 9 p.m. There’ll be food, a cash bar and silent auction. The paper’s goal is to raise $50,000 by its second birthday (Feb. 12). The Sopris Sun is a non-profit newspaper and fund-raisers such as this are an important funding source. MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “The Town” (R) at 8 p.m. Oct. 15-21; “Cyrus” (R) at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and “Get Low” (PG-13) at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 17. LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars presents seven decades of local musicians starting at 8:30 p.m. The ages range from 9 to 60 years old. Info: LIVE MUSIC • Uncle Ben and the Rice Bowls plays rock ’n’ roll at Carnahan’s Tavern. Info: 963-4498. LIVE MUSIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs presents Starcher Hutsen from

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SATURDAY Oct. 16 LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars, located in the old corner of the Dinkel Building, presents the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band at 8:30 p.m. This is high-energy bluegrass and original Americana form the Front Range. Info: CURRY ARRIVES • Jock Jacober and Crystal River Meats holds a meet-and-greet for Colorado Statehouse candidate Kathleen Curry from 2 to 5 p.m. at 55 N. Fourth St. RIVER TALK • The Roaring Fork Cultural Council presents the panel discussion “Western Water Crisis” at the Thunder River Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Panel members are Jon Waterman, Eric Kuhn and Peter Nicols. Tickets are $10. Info: 927-1290.

SUNDAY Oct. 17 LIVE MUSIC • The Tannahill Weavers, billed as Scotland’s finest traditional band, plays Steve’s Guitars in the old corner of the Dinkel Building at 8 p.m. The band features guitars, flute, bodhran, fiddle, bagpipes and fine vocal harmonies, with some ancient songs and new original ones. Info: MUSICAL EVENT • The Marlins, comprised of four brothers, headlines the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association’s concert at Glenwood Springs High School at 7 p.m.The Marlins play everything from rock to cool jazz and bluegrass. Admission is through season memberships, which are $35 for adults, $80 for families and $15 for stu-

dents. Other shows through the season are Irish showman Cahal Dunne, the trio Intersection, River City 6 (a brass band) and the Duttons (a family show). Info: 945-8722. PAYNE SPEAKS • Author Kim John Payne speaks at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a brunch will be served). Payne is the author of “Simplicity Parenting, Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids.” Reservations: 963-1960.

MONDAY Oct. 18 FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS • Senior Matters offers a floral arrangement class at the Third Street Center with Lori and Georgeann of the Floral Boutique from 11 a.m. to noon. The fee is $15, which includes flowers and all supplies. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. Info: 963-2536.

WEDNESDAY Oct. 20 AUDUBON PRESENTS • Roaring Fork Audubon presents “Bring on the Birds,” a new nature video by Bert Kersey at Carbondale Town Hall at 7 p.m. The presentation shows a variety of birds in California and the Western U.S. plus offers ID tips for beginners. LIVE MUSIC • White House Pizza presents Gene Sallenger playing country rock-a-billy from 7 to 10 p.m. There’s no cover. OPEN MIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs holds an open mic night with Jammin’ Jim every Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. through November. FURTHER OUT page 11

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DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE •Alpine Legal Services offers its Do it Yourself Divorce Clinic at the Garfield County Courthouse at 5 p.m.

DAY OF THE DEAD WORKSHOP • CCAH offers a Day of the Dead workshop with Susan Obermeyer Strauss.The costs is $85 for CCAH members and $110 for non-members (scholarships are available). Info: 963-1680.

Oct. 23 REDSTONE • The Beaux Arts Ball at the Redstone Inn features dinner, dancing and Big Daddy Lee and the King Bees.Tickets are $55 each/$100 per couple. It’s organized by the Redstone Art Foundation and the Redstone Community Association. Info: 963-2526.

Oct. 24 A CELEBRATION OF ED PERREGAUX’S LIFE • will be held on Sunday, October 24 at 4 p.m. at the Carbondale firehouse, located on Meadowood Drive off Highway

133. All are welcome. Info. 963-4754.

Oct. 29

FAMILY EVENT • Roaring Fork Family Resources presents a family event for preschool and elementary children at Bridges Center in Glenwood Springs from 4 to 7 p.m. Info: 384-5689.

Oct. 30

HALLOWEEN PARTY • Rock Bottom Ranch in El Jebel hosts its annual Halloween Harvest party from noon to 4 p.m. There’ll

be pony and carriage rides, pumpkin carving, storytelling, music from the Hell Roaring String Band and more. Tickets are $10 per person (members are free).

Oct. 30-31 HAUNTED HAY RIDES • The Redstone Inn, Avalanche Outfitters, Redstone Stables and the Aspen Carriage and Sleight Co. are offering haunted hay rides during Halloween weekend. Info: 948-8606 or 963-1144.

Ongoing LINDA LOESCHEN CONTINUES • The Main Street Gallery and the Framer in Glenwood Springs presents a new-works show by Colorado artist Linda Loeschen titled “Cowboys and Horses and Bears, Oh My!â€? through Oct. 23. Loeschen’s paintings can be viewed at The gallery itself is located at 817 Grand Ave. Info: 945-4817. SAW SHOW CONTINUES • SAW presents “Collaborationsâ€? with Angus Graham and Stanley Bell through Nov. 4. SAW (Studio for Arts + Works) is located at 978 Euclid Ave. Info: 963-0102. ZYZDA SHOW BEGINS • Cynthia Zyzda shows her mixed media exhibit “Migrationsâ€? at 5 p.m. at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave., in Glenwood Springs through Nov. 1. KOROLOGOS SHOW CONTINUES • The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt pres-

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MAYOR’S COFFEE HOUR • Chat with Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. at The Village Smithy, 26 S. Third St.

LEGAL SERVICES • Alpine Legal Service offers intake to eligible clients from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, and Tuesdays and Wednesday at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen. Info: 9458858, 920-2828.

ACOUSTIC CARNAHANS • Singer/ songwriter T Ray Becker hosts an acoustic music night with new musicians every week from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Carnahan’s Tavern. Info: 963-4498. GROUP RUN • Independence Run and Hike at 995 Cowen Drive leads group runs Saturdays at 8:15 a.m. rain or shine. More info: 704-0909. SUICIDE SURVIVORS’ SUPPORT • A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood

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Waldorf school taking salmon orders The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork is holding its annual Alaskan Salmon Sale. Items include king salmon (whole and steaks), Coho salmon, ling, cod, smoked salmon and lox, all flown directly to Colorado. The ordering deadline is Nov. 9. For details, call 963-1089.

YouthZone awarded $20,000 grant The Aspen Community Foundation has awarded YouthZone a $20,000 grant for the 2010/2011 school year. The grant will be used to provide school-based intervention and prevention programs from Aspen to Parachute, according to a press release. YouthZone has received more than $75,000 in the past five years from the Aspen Community Foundation’s Donor Advised Funds.

Archaeology society meets The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. The program will be an hour-long video from the Ancient America Series titled “Ancient Arizona” that explores the dramatic prehistoric past of sites such as Betatakin, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Keet Seel and more. The public is invited. For information, call Cynthia, 524-7981.

Master Gardener classes scheduled

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The Colorado State Extension office is offering Master Gardener classes at the Third Street Center Jan. 27 through March 24. The registration deadline is Nov. 1. The program teaches volunteers to learn about gardening so they can teach the community in various outreach programs. The classes take place Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Garfield County Extension office at 625-3969.

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John Evans

Kim Stacey

Ralph Trapani

Anne Goldberg

HP & Gwen Hansen

Alice Bedard-Voorhees

Larry Dragon

Herb Feinzig

Bruce Wampler

Mark & Christine Stevens

Gayle Wells

Charlie Westerman

Randy Winkler

Bruce Stolbach

Laurie Loeb

Michael & Barbara Larime

Michael Hassig & Olivia Emery

Judy Woodward

Steven O’Brien, M.D.

Laura Van Dyne

Harvey Branscomb Bill & Joan Lamont

Elaine Cloninger

Jolene Melnicoff

Steve & Georgia Carter

Greg & Kathy Feinsinger, MD

John Salazar

Linda Jenks

Jim & Connie Calaway

Linday & Barb Brown

David & Shannon Meyer

Russ Criswell

Maggie Peterson

Kathy Kopf

Joan & Jack Green

Edward Colby

Dr Richard Wells

Judy Beattie

Bill Spence

Patricia Tomasko

Bernie Buesher

Randy L. Van Engelenburg

Sue Edelstein

Steve Kaufman

Judith Hayward

Ruth & Mike Podmore

Kevin & Carole O’Brien

Michael & Marjan Barnes

Betsy & Scott Bowie

The Frontier Historical Society will hold its 11th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-17, as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-24 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 29-31. Tours each night will lead folks up the hill to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past, includ-

Volunteers plant a tree at Crystal River Elementary School on Sunday as part of the’s Global Work Party to fight climate change. Volunteers planted a total of 10 trees at the elementary and middle schools and an orchard at Roaring Fork High School. Photo by Trina Ortega ing Doc Holliday and Kid Curry. Tours are at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are limited to 30 people each and are recommended for children school age and up. Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous halfmile hike to the cemetery. Lanterns will be available for purchase for $10 before each tour. Once up at the cemetery, the terrain is hilly and mildly strenuous, so appropriate footwear and clothing are recommended. Do not attempt the hike if you have any type of physical limitations. Tickets are $15 for all ages; Frontier Historical Society members are $10. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available at the Frontier Historical Museum or may be reserved with a credit card by calling 945-4448. Late arrivals will be held back and may be allowed to join the following tour.

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LOU VALLARIO For Garfield County Sheriff

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center is offering market research packages that includes six reports and maps for $325. The reports are: a business summary, retail market place profile, retail goods and services expenditures, a tapestry segmentation profile, a demographic and income profile, and site map of your trade area. For information, call 945-5158.

The Colorado Association of Realtors, along with its Education Services Division and Van Education Center, LLC are continuing with their joint efforts to provide teachers, schools and non-profit educational groups with school supplies for K-12 students. Teachers, individual schools, school districts and non-profit education groups in Colorado can apply for funds through the Colorado Association of Realtors Web site through Oct. 31. For details, call (303) 790-7099.

Crystal River Ballet moves

Dentist buys Halloween candy

A grand opening for Crystal River Ballet at its new home at the Bridges Center (455. S. Third St.) takes place on Oct. 29.

The dental office of Dr. Jay Heim and Dr. Corey Johnson will be paying cash for candy on Nov. 1 from 3-5:30 p.m. Kids can exchange collected candy for $1 per pound and will be given prizes.All candy will be shipped overseas to the troops. For details, call 945-9119.

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This Border Collie patiently waits his turn to use the potty at the Strang Ranch Sheepdog Trials. It’s said that Border Collies are the smartest canine breed but judging from what we’re seeing, they’re also the most polite breed. Photo by Jane Bachrach

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I care about keeping our kids and community safe and well informed. I believe that the success of our animal control program speaks for itself and should never be eliminated. I won’t charge your communities extra for law enforcement services or impose a jail “user’s fee” on your local police departments. I work with the gas industry to keep your roads safe. I’ll only spend what I need to keep you safe and return the unspent funds to Garfield County. I plan for the future because I care about meeting your needs. I maintain excellent working relationships with your fire departments and local police departments so we can all provide for your safety. I “see the future and prepare for it today” rather than build bridges that take us back in time. I am fiscally responsible by returning over $2 million of unspent funds to the county general fund in 2009 and I am on track to return over $1 million in 2010. I am a full-time Sheriff with no outside business commitments to distract me from the job at hand. I won’t single out communities like Battlement Mesa and charge them more for law enforcement services. I provide services to ALL areas of the county, east and west. Icontinue to provide “full-time” Emergency Management by working with the Public Safety Council. I maintain a positive and non-confrontational relationship with the BOCC and County administration to provide the best service possible as we work through our economic issues together.

Have you ever heard of the Eddy Eagle Gun Safety Program? Boundaries? Life Skills? Do you know what SRO stands for? I’ll bet your kids know what these are because they attended these classes taught by the Sheriff’s Office. These programs, along with our community-based training on gang awareness, methamphetamine abuse, sex offender management and our community programs such as our River Bridge Child Center, the Victim’s Response Team, Public Safety Council, the Safe Schools Committee, and others are all programs that did not exist before you elected me as your sheriff. Responding to crimes is only half of what we do at the Sheriff’s Office. Educating our community and preventing crimes is just as important.

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Looking and learning from other gardeners As I’ve walked my dogs or rambled about town on my bike, I’ve “collected” gardens along the way. Every so often, there’s a property so kick ass or different from what I do or am capable of doing, that I cruise it every few weeks or so just to check it again and learn some more. Some are elaborate, bursting with an ever-evolving array of flowers that keeps me coming back for more. Being Old Town, some homes have memorable trees — the appeal of spring flowers giving way to unique qualities of shade in the summer, which then morph into pools of gold or scarlet come autumn. Other’s yards and gardens inspire imagined stories about the creator — a feisty, energetic crone or a hip and trendy bachelor, maybe an architect or jazz musician. Each of these gardens evokes a response in me — awe or maybe joy — that informs not only who I am, but also what defines our town. There’s one on Fourth Street that I love — it teaches me, still, after all these years. It’s the tiny garden in front of Carbondale Vision Source. Although small, it pops from between the two huge buildings on either side of it. Despite several seasons of ogling and wondering, I haven’t been able to conjure a story for its creator. I finally

Getting Grounded By Geneviève Joëlle Villamizar walked in to find out: Who is the genius behind this? In this era of “hort couture,” who could express so much with so little? Who could imply such lushness with xeric plants? Whose artistry composed such a lovely yet simple garden? For this is no mere landscape. This is a garden. The garden of the doc that runs the place, I found out. From the Spuds n Subs patio, it’s postcard-perfect by mid summer. Layered plantings fold the stucco bungalow within its

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embrace. Framing one side of the picture is a Canada Red Chokecherry tree — well selected because it’ll never outgrow its place. Glossy cotoneasters and chest-high junipers snuggle up against the foundation and front porch. His Russian Sage, piled up on either side of the entry walk, is so fragrant and in your face it practically shouts,“Welcome!” at you. Busting up the symmetry, a 6-foot spray of Sacaton grass explodes behind the sage. In our autumn sunshine, its silver seed heads light up the garden. Did he mean to do that? Blue Star junipers creep at your feet amongst the pinecones spilt across the ground — and there is no pine tree. I think he gathers and spreads them about just for effect! Scarlet leaves have fallen from the sidewalk maples and are tucked into the cones, like potpourri. It’s really quite pretty, like a true forest floor, not just “mulch.” I think he tends this office garden with skill and love. He lays fresh mulch each spring when most commercial properties won’t bother — they opt for more permanent river rock, or God forbid, lava rock. The junipers against his foundation are

shapely, grown to true maturity. They don’t have the bare-branch guts of a pruning fiasco. The doc’s cotoneasters are graceful and arching too, not topped or hacked at. Even the Russian Sage looks great, because he does cut it back every spring; many people don’t bother and it just starts to look raggedy and sloppy. So he chose the right plants. He takes perfect care of them. Adds touches of artistry. But ultimately, what gets me the most is the patience and discipline this patch of ground and plants implies. Because you see, when he started, when he first planted everything it couldn’t have really looked like much. A bunch of mulch with a handful of tiny new plants. How did he resist not trying to “fill” it in with more? What patience, to wait for the green to overcome all that brown. And there’s still a lot of brown! It balances out the planting perfectly. My fascination with his garden is as simple as that — a gardener whose approach is so very different from mine. And so again, I pass by … just to look, to learn.

Geneviève Joëlle Villamizar owns Evolving Garden and Grounds Design and is a long-time local gardener. She can be contacted at or 963-7055.

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Autumn is a bittersweet mix

Plant garlic now

By Jon Ray Gardner

Sopris Sun Staff Report

Autumn brings a bittersweet mix of melancholy and relief for vegetable gardeners. We work so hard to bring life and abundance to the small patches of earth we call our gardens knowing that it will all inevitably fade to brown. At Thompson Creek Gardens, we take comfort in knowing that both the garden and the gardeners will return in the spring with new ideas and renewed energy. While most of the garden is ready to be put to bed for the winter, we are still harvesting. Potatoes, onions, beets, leeks and carrots keep well in the cool soil. Celery has been our late season treat this year. Broccoli is still putting up side shoots. Kale and chard, though slow to grow in the cold, are sweet and tender. Peppers are hanging in there. Our pumpkins, squash and tomatoes have ripened indoors, and we had a few small watermelons to share. There are still important things to do

before the snow flies. We kept aside the best garlic and shallots to be planted for harvest next year. Most of our beds will be cultivated and mulched with straw, leaves and/or compost, depending on the soil conditions, weeds, previous crops and plans for next year. Some beds will be cover cropped with winter peas and rye. Since we do not have adequate deer fencing, row cover will double as frost and deer protection for anything still producing. Sitting next to the old apple tree in the welcomed warmth of the sunshine, our thoughts seem to be more about next year’s garden then the one we see right in front of us. What will we do differently? How can we make it more abundant and more efficient? The rustling of a breeze through the dry corn stalks brings us back to the present. Winter is for thinking. For now, there is food to eat, and we are grateful.

Jon Ray Gardner is a gardener. He owns and manages Thompson Creek Gardens, a one acre CSA, and Elemental Gardens, a landscaping business dedicated to sustainable practices. He can be contacted at or 319-3128.

Garlic, Allium sativum, is a member of the lily family. It grows well here in Colorado because we can match the long cold winters, damp cool springs and warm dry summers of its original home, central Asia. Autumn is the best time to plant garlic in our valley. This allows it to sprout roots and grow a bit before winter dormancy. Try planting some for yourself this year:  Choose a sunny patch of ground to grow your garlic;

 Garlic will grow in most soils, but prefers loose, moist soil;  Add compost when you turn and loosen the soil for larger, yummier garlic knuckles;  You can start with garlic from your favorite grocer, you don’t need special cloves;  Choose a garlic that tastes delicious to you;  Separate the knuckles into individual cloves (you can peel the husk or not);

 Plant them pointy tip up, about 4 inches deep and 6 inches apart to allow for growth;  Top with 3 inches of mulch and water in.

Be prepared next year for a delicious bumper crop of garlic.

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New generations seem to be getting sicker and sicker Why does it seem as if each new genera- about how the foods we eat either add to the tion is getting sicker and sicker? My great- toxic build-up or work as detoxifiers to regrandparents and grandparents did not move the poisons that cause disease. suffer from the modern day chronic illnesses All raw foods detoxify the body. When in that we have today. People in their 20s have their raw form, foods have a negative ionic M.S., Lyme disease, Crone’s charge to them. It does not disease, Morgellons, diabetes, matter if it is raw fruits, arthritis and cancer. Everyone vegetables, eggs, unpassuddenly has Celiac disease teurized dairy, fish or meat. into and childhood allergies and All toxins have a positive asthma are at alarming levels. ionic charge. The negative By Kimberly Environmental toxins are charge from raw foods atWilliams at the root of nearly every ailtracts the positive charge ment and with each generaof toxins to remove them tion the accumulation builds. Children today from the body. All cooked foods have a posare coming into our world a chemistry lab itive ionic charge (aka toxins). We know that full of poisons to begin with, then we pump raw fats are crucial to our survival. They opthem full of additional chemicals the mo- erate not only as fuel, but to lubricate and ment they enter the world: processed soy, protect vital organs and glands. and vaccinations full of mercury, formaldeAll fats are not alike. Raw fats such as hyde, aluminum, silicone and aspartame. raw dairy, eggs and fresh coconut cream are There may or may not be “evidence” that beneficial, whereas fats such as cooked nut vaccinations cause autism, and seed oils show a simibut the logical mind will lar chemical make up as look at the facts that the plastic. Nut and seed oils human brain develops the cooked at certain temperafastest the first two years of tures turn into plastic in a baby’s life and it is the the body. If you look at first two years that the when heart diseases started most vaccinations are given to rise, you will see a corto a baby. relation to the manufacturAs a former pharmaing and ingesting of these ceutical rep who sold vacoils. cinations, I was told by my Nearly every ailment superiors to “remind the corresponds to toxic stordoctors that a mother of a age somewhere in the baby is most likely to come body. If you want to know into your office those first what causes cancer, there two years of life because are toxicology labs that they are nervous even you can send the tumor when their new baby sneezes.” sample to and they can tell you exactly what It is now believed by many that environ- the toxin is that caused a particular tumor. mental poisoning is the cause of nearly every Today, it is more important than ever to asailment. sist the body in its detoxification process. The Dick Irwin, a toxicologist at Texas A&M only way to do that is with dietary changes. said, “The diseases we’re beginning to see as You have the choice in what you ingest. the major causes of death in the latter part You can choose foods that contribute to of this century and into the 21st century are health and wellness or you can choose foods diseases of chemical origin.” that continue to destroy your body and pay What can we do? It is crucial we learn for it in the not so distant future with disease.

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___ Bob Kinsey Green (Signed declaration to limit service to no more than 2 terms)

___ Maclyn “Mac” Stringer Libertarian

___ Charley Miller Unaffiliated (Chose not to sign declaration to limit service to 2 terms ___ J. Moromisato Unaffiliated

___ Jason Napolitano Independent Reform (Signed declaration to limit service to no more than 2 terms)

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REPRESENTATIVE TO THE 112th UNITED STATES CONGRESS-DISTRICT 3 (Vote for One) ___ John Salazar Democratic

___ Scott R. Tipton Republican

___ Gregory Gilman Libertarian ___ Jake Segrest Unaffiliated ___ Write-in


State Contests GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR (Vote for One Pair) ___ John Hickenlopper Joseph Garcia Democratic ___ Dan Maes Tambor Williams Republican ___ Jaimes Brown Ken Wyble Libertarian

___ Tom Tancredo Pat Miller American Constitution

___ Jason R. Clark Victoria A. Adams (withdrawn) Unaffiliated ___ Paul Noel Fiorino Heather A. McKibbin Unaffiliated ___ Write-in


SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote for One) __ Scott Gessler Republican

___ Bernie Buescher Democratic

___ Amanda Campbell American Constitution STATE TREASURER (Vote for One) ___ Walker Stapleton Republican ___ Cary Kennedy Democratic

ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote for One) ___ Stan Garnett Democratic

___ John Suthers Republican

REGENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT-LARGE (Vote for One) ___ Melissa Hart Democratic

___ Steve Bosley Republican

___ Jesse B. Wallace Libertarian

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 7 (Vote for One) ___ Steve King Republican

___ Claudette J. Konola Democratic ___ Gilbert R. Fuller Libertarian

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 57 (Vote for One) ___ Steve Ivancie Democratic

___ Randy Baumgardner Republican ___ Mike Kien Libertarian

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 61 (Vote for One) ___ Luke Korkowski Republican ___ Roger Wilson Democratic ___ Write-in


County Contests COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (Vote for One) ___ Tom Jankovsky Republican ___ Tresi Houpt Democratic

COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER (Vote for One) ___ Jean Alberico Democratic


___ Georgia Chamberlain Democratic COUNTY ASSESSOR (Vote for One) ___ Jim Yellico Republican ___ John Gorman Democratic


___ Thomas P. Dalessandri Democratic ___ Lou Vallario Republican

COUNTY SURVEYOR (Vote for One) ___ Scott Aibner Republican ___ Write-in



___ William “Trey” Holt Republican Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court

JUSTICE OF THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT - Bender Shall Justice Michael L. Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

JUSTICE OF THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT - Martinez Shall Justice Alex J. Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court be retained in office?

possessory interest in real property if the actual value of the interest is less than or equal to six thousand dollars or such amount adjusted for inflation?

JUSTICE OF THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT - Rice Shall Justice Nancy E. Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court be retained in office?

AMENDMENT 60 (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning government charges on property, and, in connection therewith, allowing petitions in all districts for elections to lower property taxes; specifying requirements for property tax elections; requiring enterprises and authorities to pay property taxes but offsetting the revenues with lower tax rates; prohibiting enterprises and unelected boards from levying fees or taxes on property; setting expiration dates for certain tax rate and revenue increases; requiring school districts to reduce property tax rates and replacing revenue with state aid; and eliminating property taxes that exceed the dollar amount included in an approved ballot question, that exceed state property tax laws, policies, and limits existing in 1992 that have been violated, changed, or weakened without state voter approval, or that were not approved by the voters without certain ballot language?

(Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

(Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

Court of Appeals

COURT OF APPEALS - Dailey Shall Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

COURT OF APPEALS - Gabriel Shall Judge Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

COURT OF APPEALS - Lichtenstein Shall Judge Nancy J. Lichtenstein of the Colorado Court of Appeals be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

COURT OF APPEALS - Richman Shall Judge David J. Richman of the Colorado Supreme Court of Appeals be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

District Judge-9th Judicial District

DISTRICT JUDGE/9TH JUDICIAL - Nichols Shall Judge Gail H. Nichols of the 9th Judicial District be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

County Judge, Garfield COUNTY JUDGE - Metzger Shall Judge Paul H. Metzger of Garfield County Court be retained in office? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO


Ballot issues referred by the general assembly or any political subdivision are listed by letter, and ballot issues initiated by the people are listed numerically. A ballot issue as an "amendment" proposes a change to the Colorado constitution, and a ballot issue listed as a "proposition" proposes a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes. A "yes" vote on any ballot issue is a vote in favor of changing current law or existing circumstances, and a "no" vote on against changing current law or existing circumstances. AMENDMENT P (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to section 2 of article XVII of the constitution of the state of Colorado concerning the regulation of games of chance by an authority specified by the general assembly? (Vote YES or NO) ___YES ___ NO

AMENDMENT Q (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to section 3 of article VII of the constitution of state of Colorado, concerning a process for temporarily moving the seat of government in a disaster emergency that substantially affects the ability of the state government to operate in the city and county of Denver, and, in connection therewith, requiring the general assembly to convene in a temporary meeting location designated by the governor and authorizing the general assembly to determine by law a temporary location for the seat government of the state? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

AMENDMENT R (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to section 3 (1) (b) of article X of the constitution of the state of Colorado, concerning a exemption from property taxation for a

(Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

(Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

AMENDMENT 61 (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning limitations on government borrowing, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting future borrowing in any form by state government; requiring voter approval of future borrowing by local governmental entities; limiting the form, term, and amount of total borrowing by each local governmental entity; directing all current borrowing to be paid; and reducing tax rates after certain borrowing is fully repaid? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

AMENDMENT 62 (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to Colorado constitution applying the term "person", as used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law, to every human being from the beginning of biological development of that human being? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

AMENDMENT 63 (CONSTITUTIONAL) Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the right of all persons to health care choice, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the state independently or at the instance of the United States from adopting or enforcing any statute, regulation, resolution, or policy that requires a person to participate in a public or private health insurance or coverage plan that denies, restricts, or penalizes the right or ability of a person to make or receive direct payments for lawful health care services; and exempting from the effects from the effects of the amendment emergency medical treatment required to be provided by hospitals, health facilities, and health care providers or health benefits provided under workersʼ compensation or similar insurance? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

PROPOSITION 101 (STATUTORY) Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statues concerning limits on government charges, and, in connection therewith, reducing vehicle ownership taxes over four years to nominal amounts; ending taxes on vehicle rentals and leases; phasing in over four years a $10,000 vehicle sales price tax exemption; setting total yearly registration, license, and title charges at $10 per vehicle; repealing other specific vehicle charges; lowering the state income tax rate to 4.5% and phasing in a further reduction in the rate to 3.5%; ending state and local taxes and charges, except 911 charges, on telecommunication service customer accounts; and stating that, with certain specified exceptions, any added charges on vehicles and telecommunication service customer accounts shall be tax increase? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

PROPOSITION 102 (STATUTORY) Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statues requiring that only defendants arrested for a first offense, non violent misdemeanor may be recommended for release or actually released to a pretrial services programʼs supervision in lieu of a cash, property, or professional surety bond? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

GARFIELD COUNTY BALLOT QUESTION 1A Pursuant to the authority granted by section 12-43.3106, Colorado Revised Statues(2010), shall medical marijuana centers, as defined in section 12-43.3-104, Colorado Revised Statues, be prohibited within the unincorporated boundaries of Garfield, County, Colorado? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

GARFIELD COUNTY BALLOT QUESTION 1B Pursuant to the authority granted by 12-43.3-106, C.R.S. (2010), shall optional premises cultivation operations, as defined in 12-43.3-104, C.R.S., be prohibited within the unincorporated boundaries of Garfield County, Colorado? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO

GARFIELD COUNTY BALLOT QUESTION 1C Pursuant to the authority granted by section 12-43.3106, Colorado Revised Statues(2010), shall medical marijuana-infused products and manufacturersʼ licenses, as defined in section 12-43.3-104, Colorado Revised Statues, be prohibited within the unincorporated boundaries of Garfield, County, Colorado? (Vote YES or NO) ___ YES ___ NO





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*Credit card payment information should be emailed to or call 948-6563. Checks may be dropped off at our office at the Third Street Center or mailed to P.O. Box 399, Carbondale, CO 81623. Call 618-9112 for more info.

Legal Notices continued om page 17 MAIL-IN VOTING INFORMATION Mail-in voters may request mail-in ballots or replacement ballots at the County Clerkʼs Office in Glenwood Springs or Rifle from October 12, 2010 to November 1, 2010 during normal office hours. Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The last day to request a ballot be mailed is Tuesday, October 26, 2010. The last day to pick-up a mail-in ballot in person is Friday, October 29, 2010. Voted mail-in ballots may be returned by mail with adequate postage affixed ($.61) or hand delivered to a designated drop-off location. Ballots must be RECEIVED at the Garfield County Clerkʼs offices by 7:00 p.m. or at designated drop-off locations by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day in order for your vote(s) to be counted. Ballots received after 7:00 p.m. on Election Day will not be counted. Postmarks do not count as a received date. Where can I drop off my ballot?

Town Halls: Carbondale - 511 Colorado Ave, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Carbondale Town Hall is also a polling location) New Castle - 450 W Main St, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Silt - 231 N 7th ST, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parachute - 222 Grand Valley Way, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. County Clerkʼs Office - Glenwood 109 8th Street, East Entrance, M-F 7:30 a.m. to

5:30 p.m., Suite 200, M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

County Clerkʼs Office - Rifle - 144 E 3rd St, M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

County Offices open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day **New this year: Voted Mail-In Ballots may be dropped off at any polling location on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.**

EARLY VOTING Monday, October 18, 2010 through Friday, October 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5: p.m. Extended Hours October 26, 27, and 28 From 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. AT

Garfield County Courthouse 109 - 8th Street, Suite 200 Glenwood Springs OR

Garfield County Human Services Building 195 West 14th Street Rifle ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS

1, 2, 3, 4 Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.

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5 through 12 Community Center-Glenwood, 100 Wulfsohn Road

13, 14, 15 & 18 New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main Street 16, 17 & 18 Silt Fire Station, 611 Main Street

** New This Year ** 19, 20 & 21 Grand River Medical Center, 501 Airport Road 22 & 23 RE-2 Administration Bldg., 839 Whiteriver Ave

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Published October 14, 2010 in The Sopris Sun. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Carbondale Board of Trustees for the purpose of considering a Subdivision Exemption, a Rezone, an Infill Development Permit, and a Vested Property Right to Construct a Single Family Dwelling.

The purpose of the Subdivision Exemption is to divide a 0.197 acre parcel at 282 N. 7th Street into two lots, with each lot exceeding 3,000 square feet (the minimum lot size for a single family dwelling in the Residential/High Density Zone District). One lot will contain an existing duplex. The new lot would allow the construction of a new dwelling unit. The purpose of the Rezone is to adjust the existing zone district boundary between the common property

line between 282 N. 7th Street and 296 N. 7th Street, such that the two lots at 282 N. 7th Street will be zoned Residential High Density and the property at 296 N. 7th will be zoned entirely under the Lincoln Avenue East Planned Unit Development.

If both the Subdivision Exemption and Rezone are approved, the Infill Development Permit is required to construct a new single-family dwelling on the new lot created at 282 N. 7th Street. The property owner has requested an extended Vested Property Right for the new single family dwelling in the event the structure is not constructed within one year of the Infill Development Permit approval.

The applicants/owners are Robert O. Naegele III and Ashley Mosher Naegele (7th Street Partners, LLC) and Jose Elmer Rascon and Norma E. Rascon. Said Public Hearing will be held at the Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO at 6:30 p.m. on October 26, 2010.

Copies of the proposed application are on file in the Planning Department office, Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO and may be examined by interested persons during regular working hours, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Janet Buck Town Planner

Published October 14, 2010 in The Sopris Sun.

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