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KDNK hits 65K By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer KDNK station manager Steve Skinner and volunteer DJ Liv Johnson (both to the left) dance and ﬂap around to the Trashmen’s 1963 hit “Surﬁn’ Bird” after the station reached its $65,000 winter membership drive goal last Friday afternoon. The station received the call that put it over the top at 2:20 p.m., which was almost three hours earlier than the drive was slated to close. “We had just wrapped a remote from White Dog Gallery featuring (singer) AJ Croce,” Skinner told The Sopris Sun. “When we returned to the station we decided we were within striking distance (of the goal) and went in and took over the studio (Skinner, Johnson, music director Luke Nestler, volunteer Kat Rich and another DJ). “People responded in rapid ﬁre and we closed it out in 20 minutes. There were a number of calls and visits coming in at the same time, which took us over the top.” (Photo by Jane Bachrach)
Valley Settlement Project already showing results By Debbie Bruell Sopris Sun Correspondent
tanding before a crowd of 50 at the open house of the Manaus Fund’s Valley Settlement Project (VSP), Maria Eloisa Duarte conquered her fear of public speaking in English and spoke proudly about her experience this year as a parent mentor at Crystal River Elementary School. Describing the love and support she has been able to bring to a classroom of third grade students, her short presentation spoke volumes about the positive impact that the VSP has been having on the community. The Manaus Fund held the VSP open
house on Feb. 27 in the lunch room of CRES. Several parent mentors were introduced, along with Manaus Fund staff and board members, and the colorful mobile pre-school, “El Busesito” (The Little Bus) was parked outside for tours. Last year, the Manaus Fund received a $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund the Valley Settlement Project: an initiative focused on school readiness and elementary school achievement, and economic stability and community engagement for low-income families from Aspen to Parachute. The VSP programs are primarily aimed at helping families who are living
below the federal poverty line and who are not successfully settled or attached to the community in which they live. The Valley Resource Project partners with numerous local organizations to fill in gaps in services and connect families to resources via a team of community organizers. VSP partners include: The Roaring Fork School District, Colorado Mountain College, Access Roaring Fork, the Children’s Health Foundation, Garfield County Health & Human Services, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, Raising a Reader, Family Visitor Program, English in Action and others. The Valley Settlement Project recently re-
ceived funds from two statewide foundations — $80,000 from The Daniels Fund and $20,000 from Temple Hoyne Buell — to expand its programming.
Parent Mentors The Parent Mentor program was one of the first elements of the VSP to be fully implemented. A total of 22 parents have participated in a 15-hour Parent Mentor training program and now work as a teacher’s assistant in a classroom at CRES or Sopris Elementary School four days a week, two hours each day.They also participate in professional VSP page 4
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Carbondale Commentary The views and opinions expressed on the Commentary page do not necessarily reflect those of The Sopris Sun. The Sopris Sun invites all members of the community to submit letters to the editor or guest columns. For more information, e-mail editor Lynn Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 510-3003.
Considering the Golden Rule Last week I went to Silt for a BLM meeting about drilling on top of the Roan Plateau, and I have to admit it scared the bejesus out of me. Even though I am from here, I’m not as sheltered as your average Roaring Forker. After all, I lived in Denver for high school, where I took a bus to a public school on Colfax (a city bus not a school bus) and I’ve lived in big cities like Seattle, Austin and New Haven. I’ve traveled to places all over the world, and I consider myself to be amiable and open, even when I’m out of my comfort zone, i.e., not on my couch in yoga pants. But Silt scared me. It is like another planet compared to the Roaring Fork Valley. The closest thing I could ﬁnd to a “health food”snack was a bag of Combos — if you haven’t tried these, don’t.They’re like dog treats for humans. Everyone looked like they had just ﬁnished their 10-hour shift on an oil rig (probably because they had) and the land seemed deserted despite all the stores and houses. I couldn’t put my ﬁnger on it, but there was deﬁnitely a Dean Koontz feeling in the air. Of course they have a very nice, new BLM ﬁeld ofﬁce, thanks no doubt to the largest gas lease sale ever in the lower 48 states — $113.9 million in 2008 (half of which went to the state of Colorado) but I’m still not sure it was worth it. I would rather have clean air and water and that tingly feeling on the back of my neck when the wild things are watching. I know that without industry there are no jobs, but does it have to be By Jeannie Perry such a zombie dirty industry? Our house is completely powered by electricity generated from PV panels on our roof. We didn’t even bring in a gas line. And that’s while the majority still makes fun of solar, putting it in the same production category as pinwheels and pixie dust. Just imagine what it would be like if a fraction of oil and gas money was invested in solar, wind, hydro, etc. It would look like the freakin’ Jetsons out there; we could all zap around on rainbows and cow pies and then come home to low energy bills and a big boxy maid who looks a lot like Ernest Borgnine. Speaking of Ernest Borgnine, we could’ve played “Will the Real Ernest Borgnine Please Stand Up” at the Thompson Divide Coalition meeting last week. Wow. And how about those industry guys? “He’s no Matt Damon.” – AR. I’m glad they came to the meeting though and I hope they quit their jobs soon so they can spend more time ﬂy-ﬁshing or backpacking or something. I mean, I know they have a job to do, but hopefully they’ll realize they just get the one life and they’re wasting valuable time, like Matt Damon realized in “Promised Land.” A pretty good movie, but my uncle and I both agreed that if Matt had really spent summers on his grandfather’s farm he’d damn well know how to drive a stick. While we were discussing the ﬁlm, Uncle Charlie asked me if I was familiar with the Golden Rule. Sure, I replied, seeing images of Sunday School Jesus sharing his supper and a panhandler I just read about on Yahoo! who returned a diamond ring to a woman because she accidentally gave it to him when she emptied her change purse into his cup on the street. “The Golden Rule:” my uncle said, “The one with the gold makes the rule.” Hmm, so that’s why the oil companies are such clocksuckers they think they can extend their Thompson Divide leases indeﬁnitely and frack around on the Roan Plateau without worrying about what the people who live here think. Wouldn’t it be great if we could still drink the local water in 50 years, instead of watching it catch on ﬁre? And if the Thompson Divide was still dark at night from space, unlike north North Dakota.* That’s worth way more than gold; just ask anyone at the Kum & Go in Silt.
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What neighbors Dear Editor: What wonderful neighbors we have on Graceland Drive! When the power outage occurred at 8:15 Tuesday evening, Tom Penzel, head of the community school and just emerging from major back surgery, rushed over to help Bill and me with ﬂashlights, candles, etc. Ken Krehbiel, our next door neighbor followed immediately with kerosene
lanterns, more ﬂashlights, etc. and came over several more times to check on us. Wow! What a caring community. Thank you, Bill and Pat Fender Carbondale
To Nancy Nelson’s friends Dear Editor: Our good friend Nancy Nelson — former world-class surfer, local artist/painter/paper
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hanger/photographer/Reiki Master/masseuse/ wind surfer and all around dynamo – is in the last stages of breast cancer despite a long and hard ﬁght to survive. She lives in Ireland and is receiving hospice care in Gorey Island. For the last 10 years Nancy has been involved in the Food for Change Project, which has brought her immense contentment and satisfaction. In 2010 she retired from her photography business in Hawaii to partner full time in Ireland with close friends Mairead O’Shea and Sandra Brent on Food for Change. We have this precious opportunity to send prayers, gratitude and healing wishes directly to Nancy via her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on how to assist with her end-of-life care is posted on Facebook: Nancy Nelson. This includes bidding on a beautiful mosaic provided by artist and former local resident Ivy Wreden. While we know Nancy’s bravado and zest for life will carry her through this ﬁnal journey, her heart is and always has been tender and caring. Please join us in sending her boundless love and fervent wishes for comfort, peace and kindness. Kay Clarke Trout Creek, Montana Formerly Carbondale
Don’t drill TD (Editor’s note: This letters was addressed to the BLM). My name is Andrea Marsh and I am a teacher at the Mt. Sopris Montessori School located in my home town of Carbondale, Colorado. Not only do I teach in the classroom but I take the preschoolers on ﬁeld trips every week to various places around Carbondale that include parts of the Thompson Divide. The Mt Sopris Montessori school was founded in 1981 and over the past 30 years there has been a ﬁeld trip program that allows the children to venture out into the amazing beauty that surrounds us. What happens in our classrooms is reinforced by the opportunity to go out into the woods and identify parts of the animal and plant kingdom as well as play! A favorite place for one of our infamous ﬁeld trips is up in Marion Gulch, located in the parcel of land considered to be the Thompson Divide. We park our bus and hike up the trail along the creek until legs are tired and snack is needed to re-energize before the children are allowed to balance on fallen Aspen trees, ﬁnd empty wooden snail shells, discover tracks in the mud from wildlife and play in the great outdoors. If you allow the gas companies to drill in this area I will not feel comfortable nor safe exposing the children to the side effects of fracking. Drilling for gas not only affects the air, the earth and the water but the way we live and how the children learn and grow in this amazing valley! I ask you to please consider the future of not only this incredible valley that I call home, consider the children that I am able to take on amazing adventures in the treasure box of fun places to explore all around this town of Carbondale and how they will be af-
fected by your decisions in renewing or allowing the leases to drill gas in the Thompson Divide. Stop the clock! Give the message to the gas companies that we are not interested nor will we tolerate fracking in our precious high country. Andrea Marsh Carbondale
continue the ﬁght Dear Editor: This past week’s Thompson Divide meeting at Carbondale Town Hall was an incredible statement of our uniﬁed voice to protect the divide from drilling. One couldn’t help but leave that meeting feeling they are part of an incredible community stretching valley-wide who is dedicated to ﬁghting this issue. With that said, we have a tremendous amount of work to do, starting immediately. Attending the meeting was not enough. Now that we know we’re all in it together, we must all act together to make our voices heard (and hopefully listened to) by the federal decision makers. I urge each and every one of you to begin writing letters to these folks once a week. You can use the online tool that the Thompson Divide Coalition has created on their website to send your letters and you can also personalize them there too. We only have a couple of months (if that), so we must begin to write these letters today, and then continue to write them LETTERS page 14
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Andy Taylor: Painting landscapes close to home Sopris Sun Staff Report When Carbondale artist Andy Taylor was growing up in Pennsylvania, he lived 15 minutes from iconic American artist Andrew Wyeth. He knew intimately the subject matter that Wyeth mined for his paintings — subsistence farms, ropes, fences, fields, sheds — the honest details of daily life. The area, which is now a suburb of Philadelphia, is visually frozen in a former time by Wyeth’s enormous body of work and the intimate focus he cast on the people and objects around him. Taylor left Pennsylvania, completed an art major at Colorado College, and moved to Carbondale in the mid1970s, sinking new roots into a place with an endless variety of landscape. He began working summers at the Strang ranch on Missouri Heights and found the balance between his art and ranch life. Within his first years in Carbondale, Taylor had begun a rhythm of drawing in pen and ink, recording the scenes he saw every day. He studied not only the big vistas, but the intimate details of the land- the grasses, the trees, the shadows. Thirty-nine years later, the sketchbooks are still in use, filed in shelves in Taylor’s Carbondale studio. They are a visual library of the area, renderings of the details we may barely register as we drive by. It’s hard not to compare Taylor’s methodology to Wyeth’s. “You find it where you can,” he says with a grin, noting that many of the drawings were things he saw on a roadside and stopped to sketch. “Drawing is training, work, practice, muscle memory,” he continues. “Every artist develops a language of how to express something. It took me 10 or 15 years to make drawing useful to painting, to be able come back into the studio and paint from the sketches.” The paintings produced are dazzling and extremely popular with local collectors, perhaps in part because they show us our everyday world in such precise line and delicious color. We know these places in our bones and they take on new life in Taylor’s works. Taylor’s new pieces include scenes from the Delaney dog park (aka the Carbondale Nature Park), the banks of the Crystal River at CRMS, the beloved Thompson Creek area, and other familiar local landmarks. Also included are paintings of Eastern Utah, and the Colorado, Green and other western rivers – the places we go when we leave home and wander.
Andy Taylor’s paintings are found on collectors’ walls in Carbondale and beyond. His recent work includes scenes from the Delaney dog park, the banks of the Crystal River and the Thompson Creek area. Photo by Becky Young
What: Opening reception for one-man exhibit “Andy Taylor • Current Works” Where: Ann Korologos Gallery, 211 Midland, Basalt When: Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m.
Carbondale Community School: Learning centers are key By Debbie Bruell Sopris Sun Correspondent Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Diana Sirko and the Board of Education are in the process of developing a plan for a district visioning process. The goal of this visioning process is for stakeholders in each community to define what they believe would make an outstanding school district. In preparation for the visioning process in Carbondale, The Sopris Sun is running a series of articles on district schools inside the town limits, including Carbondale Community School in Satank, giving the principal of each school an opportunity to describe the essential aspects of his or her school. The following article on Carbondale Community School is the fifth in this series. Ross Montessori school is not included in this series, as it is part of the state charter school system and not part of the Roaring Fork School District.
Four keys Tom Penzel, principal of Carbondale Community School (CCS), described four key elements that underlie the CCS approach to children’s learning: • Community building;
• Integrated, project-based curriculum; • Focus on social/emotional development; • Teaching kids to take responsibility for their own learning.
community building Penzel explained that building a strong staff/student learning community is essential to their school and built into the school’s structure. Each grade level includes about 15 students. Aside from kindergarten, grade levels are paired to form one “learning center” with two teachers. For example, the first/second grade learning center has two teachers, the third/fourth grade learning center has two teachers, etc. In this way students are often working with other students a grade level above or below them. Also, because teachers spend two years with each student, teachers and students get to know each other very well. Other opportunities for older and younger students to interact with each other include the Big Buddy/Little Buddy program — in which older students read with a specific younger student each week — and their allschool theatrical production called The Big Event, which includes the entire student body each year.
In addition, CCS holds all-school meetings every Friday, during which each learning center presents or performs something they have been working on the past week. Every year each learning center also takes on a servicelearning project to build and strengthen their connection with the broader community (e.g., a Senior Housing Senior Pal program). In general, Penzel explained, there is “lots of focus on group learning and team-building, not just individual learning.”
Integrated curriculum Although students’ daily schedule is divided into subject areas, students are often working on projects that are mutli-disciplinary. For example, the seventh/eighth grade learning center undertakes an architecture project each year that involves the math, science and art teachers. Students study architecture and then design a sustainable and energy-efficient“dream house.” Penzel notes that the small size of their school enables there to be considerable collaboration between teachers. Also, The Big Event performance adopts a different theme each year, and this theme is then integrated into the curriculum of the different learning centers for various projects. For ex-
ample, the fifth/sixth grade learning center took the theme of this year’s Big Event — inventions — and put together the Inventor’s Expo, showcasing different inventors and their inventions. The students worked on the project in language arts, social studies and art. Since CCS is still responsible for teaching the common-core standards, they try to build projects that incorporate the various standards. “We believe that a project-based approach fits in well with the 4 C’s of a 21st century education,” Penzel told The Sun,“critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.”
Social/emotional development “A child’s success is based on much more than just their cognitive skills,” Penzel said. CCS incorporates many opportunities for students to develop their social and emotional skills, such as outdoor education trips and regular class meetings. They work on helping students recognize and own whatever issues are arising and working through solutions to the problems. Similarly, teachers’ evaluations of student progress as well as students’ self-reports in their portfolios include more than just the stuCCS page 12
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VSP continued om page 1 development sessions for two hours each week. Parent Mentors are paid a stipend of $600 per semester. Maria Eloisa Duarte works in teacher Kenny Teitler’s classroom Tuesday through Friday. Teitler explained that Duarte’s consistent presence enables him to involve her as an integral part of the classroom learning process (in contrast to parent volunteers who come at best one hour each week). “It’s like having a second teacher in the room,” Teitler said. He also noted that the personal connections Duarte makes with students are invaluable. “The love she brings to the classroom is so evident,” Teitler said. “She’s a person the kids can always talk to.” As a busy teacher, Teitler explained that Duarte often learns about personal challenges his students are facing that he may never have learned about had Duarte not been there. Teitler can then make the time to check in with these students and ask about their struggles.
additional programs In addition to the Parent Mentor program, VSP is implementing the following programs: • Neighborhood Navigators: Bilingual “navigators” work in low-income neighborhoods to connect individuals and families to existing community services; • PowerTime after school programming: An after-school program focusing on academic and enrichment activities for highneeds elementary school children; • adult Education: English language,
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Maria Eloisa Duarte works with Kenny Teitler’s third grade students four days as week as part of the Valley Settle Project’s Parent Mentor program. On Tuesday they were learning about fractions. Photo by Lynn Burton computer, health and nutrition, GED preparation and other adult classes; • Family, Friends & Neighbors licensed home child care: Training to improve the quality of informal day care; • El Busesito/The Little Bus: A mobile early-childhood education program that provides learning experiences for parents and children 0-5 years old who lack access to pre-school education. El Busesito staff visit every child’s home and engage parents in twice monthly meetings to reinforce onthe-bus activities and suggest ways to extend these experiences. The small bus was donated by RFTA. Each of the VSP programs uses a community organizing approach. Named after the American Settlement House movement for re-
cent immigrants (mostly from Eastern Europe) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, VSP uses the same approach of helping people in need by getting involved at the neighborhood level to create signiﬁcant connections with these people in the context of their daily lives and empower them to create change to improve their own lives. Duarte’s speech to the crowd at the open house made it evident that VSP’s focus on personal connections and empowering individuals to change their own lives has already seen success in its ﬁrst four months of activity. Duarte told the crowd that last year she felt “stuck in her house,” not knowing what to do with her time when her children left for school. This year, she said,“I feel very alive ... I open my eyes and I see another world.”
THURSDaY Feb. 28 at 1:32 p.m. a police ofﬁcer observed two males watching the middle school.“On contact I learned they were working at the school and (were) taking a smoke break. Nothing criminal,” the police report said. FRIDaY March 1 at 3:05 a.m. a caller reported a “camp ﬁre” in the 800 block of Sopris Avenue. Police responded and spoke with a man who said he’d lived in the house until it was foreclosed on.“He was sitting in the yard next to a ﬁre pit that belonged to a friend,” the police report said. A police ofﬁcer contacted the ﬁre department, which was “ﬁne with it (the ﬁre).” FRIDaY March 1 at 12:54 a.m. ofﬁcers responded to the 800 block of Garﬁeld Avenue for an assault. Upon speaking to the resident, the ofﬁcers learned the man who called in the report used to live at that address but hadn’t in a while. Police later located the caller and subsequently arrested him for possession of cocaine.
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Folks speak their mind on Thompson Divide Overwhelming opposition to drilling
Valley, opened the night, saying, “It is our environment that drives and sustains our economy, and not the other way around.”
Here’s what the panelists said:
By Barbara Dills Sopris Sun Correspondent The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) welcomed an overﬂow crowd at Carbondale Town Hall on Feb. 27 for an historic meeting on the future of natural gas drilling in the Thompson Creek Divide. All 155 seats in the room were ﬁlled, a dozen people stood inside the hall or took their places on the ﬂoor, and another 100plus spilled out into the lobby (where they were able to view the proceedings on a monitor). Some even waited outside in the cold until they could squeeze in. The meeting lasted three and a half hours; well over 100 people stayed until the very end. There were no bathroom breaks. Longtime valley resident John McBride summed up the energy in the room when he opened his comments by saying, “Wow. I’ve been to a lot of environmental meetings, and I’ve been to a lot of county commission meetings. And I’ve never seen anything like this.” The forum, organized by Pitkin County, included representatives from the Wilderness Workshop, Thompson Divide Coalition, BLM, Forest Service, Pitkin County and leaseholders SG Interests and Ursa Piceance. Pitkin County Commissioner George Newman, who represents the Crystal River
Zane Kessler, executive director, Thompson Divide coalition: “… For our sportsmen, the Thompson Divide contains two of the most sought-after big game management units in the state … Those hunters stay in our hotels, they eat in our restaurants. It’s kind of scary, but they buy liquor at our liquor stores. … ” Don Simpson, VP of business development, Ursa Resources Group, LLc (Ursa Piceance LLc): “I’ve reached out to Zane (Kessler) and we’re willing to have dialog, absolutely, on what we can do to work things out because we have to co-exist and we have to [keep] everyone’s consideration in mind. … We are not doing this, asking for this suspension, to try to get a leg up on negotiations. We want to work things out amicably with the Thompson Divide Coalition.” Peter Hart, conservation analyst/Staff attorney, the Wilderness Workshop: “… All the leases in those two areas we’re talking about tonight were issued in 2003. They were all issued in violation of various laws and regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. The Forest Service consented to issuance of the leases with no regard for its own roadless rule. … A lot of these deﬁcien-
cies were admitted by the BLM in 2009 when they cancelled a bunch of leases that were issued under the same circumstances. … ” Steve Bennett, local ﬁeld manager, Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “… I’m going to provide an update on the pending applications that are before us now. I would start by saying or clarifying that we’ve approved nothing yet. … ” Scott Fitzwilliams, White River National Forest supervisor, US Forest Service: “… One thing I recognize is that this will be difﬁcult. In your career, you’re going to run across one of those watershed decisions you have to make and I’m guessing this could be one of them for me. …. ” chris Seldin, assistant county attorney, Pitkin county: “ … Believe it or not, this question of when federal oil and gas leases should be extended and when they should not be extended was featured in last year’s presidential debate.And this is President Obama. He says, ‘We had a whole bunch of oil companies who’d leased land on public lands they weren’t using. So what we said was that you can’t just sit on this for 10, 20, 30 years, decide when you want to drill, when you want to produce, when it’s most proﬁtable for you. … “ Eric Sanford, Operations and Land Manager, SG Interests I, Ltd.: “ … We would not be pursuing this unless we thought we had the right to do it. This is a business for us and we plan on doing it right and we plan on doing it pro-
ductively and economically. I do look forward to your questions.”
What your neighbors said: Bill Fales, cold Mountain Ranch: “I’ve been to a lot of town meetings in this building. I have never, ever seen a crowd like this. … This is how important this issue is to Carbondale. … It [drilling in the Thompson Divide] would decimate our cattle grazing operation.” aaron Kindle, Trout Unlimited: “The Thompson Divide area is very likely the most pristine landscape slated for energy development in all of Colorado and perhaps the West.” Jock Jacober, crystal River Meats: “I think it’s the end of the leases up there. Time is short. Thompson Divide Coalition has stepped up to the plate, made a legitimate offer and is waiting to negotiate further. There’s three months left. They’re either over — or we make a deal.” Marty Nieslanik, Nieslanik Ranch: “I’m here to represent the North Thompson Cattlemen’s Association and the local ranching community. … Whatever we can do to make this thing go away, we should all try to do what we can. Because in our opinion, it’s wrong. It will drive the wildlife out and it will kill the cattle industry.” Stacey Bernot, Mayor of carbondale: “We have a history of extraction in this area. And one of those things that we’ve THOMPSON DIVIDE page 7
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Newborn calves are just like newborn human babies and some even drink from baby bottles, as demonstrated here by John Nieslanik. Just like with humans, cows like privacy and quiet during the birthing process. So, during calving season, which usually extends to the end of March, the ranchers would appreciate it if dog owners will respect the cows’ privacy east of the Delaney dog park and keep them leashed as they pass by the maternity ward, or make sure they don’t sneak under the fence. Photo by Jane Bachrach
Did you see SaW move? SAW (Studio for Arts and Works) has reopened and is now located at 525 Buggy Circle. An opening night reception is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. on March 13. For details, call Alleghany Meadows at 618-7479.
Rampagers recognized Roaring Fork High School Rampage staff members, and the newspaper itself, were recently recognized for excellence by the Colorado High School Press Association. The awards ceremony was held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The Rampage brought home a runner up plaque in the Best Overall Newspaper/ Small School category. Also: Kristen Joiner won ﬁrst place in the Sports Article category, Jessica Hardin was ﬁrst in News, Laura Needham was ﬁrst in Features, Alec Larsen was second in Features, Ruby Lang was third in News, and Victoria Schlueter was third in Features. The Rampage senior editors are: Maddie Handy, Kayla Henley, Tanya Murillo, and Shaeley Lough.
State recognizes Basalt, Glenwood schools For 2012, three RE-1 schools have earned Governor’s Distinguished Improvement award from the Colorado Department of Education. They are Basalt Elementary and Basalt Middle schools, and Glenwood Springs High School. The winners represent the top 8 percent of schools in the state. Carbondale Middle School received the award in 2010.
YouthEntity students score at state The YouthEntity Restaurant Management team and Culinary Arts teams competed in a state-wide competition in Denver last week and brought home some awards. The Restaurant Management team won ﬁrst place with a score of 99.9 out of a possible
105. Team members are: Cynthia Ayala (Roaring Fork High School), Shion Reilly and Cristian Mendez (Basalt High School), and Naomi Peters (Bridges High School). The team will next compete in the national ﬁnals in Baltimore in April. The Culinary Arts team had to cook a three-course meal on two butane burners in an hour and took second place. Teams members are: Temo Fregoso and Cynthia Ayala (RFHS), Amilcar Henriquez (BHS) and Naomi Peters (Bridges High School), Cristian Mendez (Basalt High School).
Landry gets his due The Mt. Sopris Nordic Council recently named a trail after long-time member and supporter Chris Landry. The trail is called Chris Cross and it provides quick access to the upper stretches of Bulldogger, and then leads to great views of the Holdens and Finlandia trails.
Poets pack Steve’s Steve Standiford of Steve’s Guitars fame reports the place was packed for last Friday’s poetry slam. Phoenix-based poet Myrlin Hepworth started the night then the locals took over. “Wade from The Blend started off the night with a very cool, beat poem from the heart and got a rousing ovation,” Standiford said in an e-mail. Other poets ranged from a teenager who wrote something that afternoon to “Kim,” a 65year-old who “recited a gorgeous poem that just dazzled the room.” Standiford’s e-mail concluded: “Anaka was judged the winner with a masterful delivery of a very dramatic and dark at times original piece of work that wowed the audience. She delivered it without the mic with lots of dramatic ﬂair that helped create a cool mood.”
They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Ann Harris (March 10) and Vickie Browne (March 11).
ompson Divide continued om page 5 learned — through the natural gas, through the mining — is that we can do better. We have the opportunity now to create our own destiny. … We’ve been through the boom and bust. We don’t want to see that again.” Roger Wilson, Former colorado State Representative: “This is not Oklahoma. This is not Iowa. This is a valley of pristine values.” casey Sheahan, cEO, Patagonia: “In terms of the protections that we need right now, don’t look to Gov. Hickenlooper. Don’t look to the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Don’t look to the EPA. We’re going to have to take this problem on ourselves. It’s probably going to happen through civil democracy because that seems to be the only way.” allyn Harvey, carbondale Trustee: “I’ve been thinking about the Forest Service’s motto “Land of Many Uses” through this entire conversation tonight. And in fact, many of the other uses besides energy development are sitting in this room, and the users. It’s ranching, it’s tourism, it’s recreation, it’s municipal water systems. There’s such a huge variety of uses that really in this area depend on this particular landscape being healthy. I would urge the BLM and the Forest Service to take that into account as they review these applications.” Tim Brass,Backcountry Hunters &anglers: “Our big game needs big country. We know that the Thompson Divide is one of those places that needs to stay as it is.” Todd Fugate, mountain biker and State
Farm Insurance agent: “There’s a unanimous voice here: No drilling in Thompson Divide.” Will Perry, Water Gap Ranch: “I grew up in the valley here on a ranch. I’ve been associated with agriculture all my life. I live now with my wife Judy on the north end of Jerome Park, near the Nordic center [Spring Gulch}. … We have real concerns about the water issues associated with this drilling. … There’s been no discussion of how drilling, roads, platforms, chemicals and things would affect our watershed.” Bill Hunt, landowner, North Thompson: “It’s clear to me that this community has to get to Washington. … You could not do any more, I think, than to get to those elected ofﬁcials and tell them how many people showed up today and why.” Marj Perry, cold Mountain Ranch: “Does the Forest Service also have an obligation to protect the current users? … We are quite concerned about how our beef will be perceived if oil and gas drilling was to take place. … Just the perception of chemicals is enough to ruin a market.” Lea Linse, Thompson Divide action club, cRMS: “I’m here because I’m not only concerned about the future of the Thompson Divide, but because I’m concerned about my future. … We’ve made the point that we know how we want to use our land, and now I’m just wondering, will we actually be heard?” Tresi Houpt, Former Garﬁeld county commissioner, former member colorado
If Carbondale Town Hall had exposed rafters, folks would have been hanging from them at the Thompson Divide meeting on Feb. 27. The crowd that spilled out into the lobby watched the meeting on TV. Photo by Melanie Finan/Wilderness Workshop Oil and Gas conservation commission: “I have to say one thing about the suspension applications and that is that I believe that if they are approved it will completely compromise the planning process that is going on right now for this region. These leases have been in place for 10 years. There are three months left. Let them expire and let’s start over again.” John McBride, Lost Marbles Ranch: “The essence of this whole valley is nature. Everything we do here has to do with nature. … And when you introduce an industry like the oil and gas business, as good as they might be, it’s all the peripheral things that completely change the character. … We want to maintain the special essence that we have … .” Malcolm McMichael, citizen: “The question in hand today is about timelines and deadlines. Speciﬁcally, does a
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The Rotary Club of Carbondale and the Mt. Sopris Rotary Club are teaming up to fund a pillar for the new Carbondale Branch Library. •••
Student scholarships Carbondale Rotary has several scholarships available for college-bound high school seniors who will be graduating from Roaring Fork and Basalt high schools. Applications and information are available from high school counselors. The application deadline is April 16. •••
Community Grants Also, a reminder that Friday, March 8 is the application deadline for Rotary Community Grants. Each year, the club awards grants to area nonprofit and human service organizations, using funds from our annual Happening fundraiser. Applications can be found at www.rotarycarbondale.org
The Carbondale Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Carbondale Firehouse. Visitors are welcome to come enjoy our weekly program and learn about the wonderful work Rotary does in the community and around the world. MARCH SPEAKERS: March 13 – Diana Sirko, Superintendent, Roaring Fork School District March 20 – Kirsty Stark, Australian filmmaker, former exchange student March 27 – Brad Bankhead, Colorado Mountain College VP of Student Affairs April 3 – Club Assembly April 10 – The Buddy Program * For program suggestions, contact Ken Neubecker at email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE: April 6 – Carbondale Health Fair, 7-11 a.m., Roaring Fork High School June 8 – Carbondale Rotary Happening, dinner/dance/silent and live auctions, The Orchard Gathering Place. For membership and other Rotary club information, visit www.rotarycarbondale.org
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procrastinating developer have the right to an unearned automatic extension? The drillers are keen to talk about their rights, but not so keen about honoring their obligations.” Delia Malone, Vice-President, Roaring Fork audubon Society: “Roaring Fork Audubon membership is completely opposed to any sort of energy development in the Thompson Divide because it will demolish the habitat for migratory birds.” Terry Glasenapp, citizen: “I guess it’s a fact that these leases were bought around 2000 for a couple bucks an acre. … Have any of you bought anything for $2.50 an acre? What kind of deal was that?” Jeannie Perry, citizen: “I would just like to say that they [the gas companies] are clocksuckers. … The
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Trae Moxley goes up for a rebound in Roaring Fork’s opening round playoff win against Coal Ridge on Feb. 28. The Rams went on to claim the Western Slope 3A league title with a 59-54 win over Moffat County on March 2. They now face Middle Park at home at 7 p.m. on March 8, with the winner facing either Centauri or Faith Christian on March 9 for a trip to the state ﬁnals. The girls also advanced in the playoffs over the weekend and on March 8 face Eaton on the Reds’ home court at 7 p.m. Photo by Sue Rollyson
time is up. I’m sorry.” Gwen Garcelon, Roaring Fork Food Policy council: “At some point very soon, some ones of us need to tell the emperor that he is, in fact, naked. And start constructing a wardrobe and a future that represent the best of what we are capable of.” amelia Potvin, citizen: “We need our decision-makers to step up and have some courage. … What an example to set for the country. To ﬁnally say, ‘No, we’re done. Enough is enough.’” Stefan Edlis, resident of aspen/chicago: “The reason I’m here is because at the (Aspen) Institute it costs me $500 to hear myself talk and here it’s free. … Just for the sake of balance, I’m prepared to get booed and frog-marched out of this place. It’s just not possible that you can only have one set of opinions.” Katrina Byars, resident: “ … And to the BLM and the Forest Service, I would ask that you allow these leases to expire. It’s a no-bainer. All you have to do is . . . nothing.” Sonja Linman, citizen: “ … I did go up to Silt Mesa this week, and saw the ﬂares … I’m moved because when you go out and spend time with people who’ve lived there their whole lives and have ranches and livelihood and their animals are dying and their animals are sick, and most importantly they’re afraid to speak the truth. … We have an opportunity now to
be the best we can be, to take leadership … I think we can step forward and say,‘There are places we won’t drill, there are things we won’t do, there are things we won’t compromise.’ One of them is our democracy, our freedom of speech, our ability to stand up and say, ‘These are our lands.’” Michael Gibson, energy consultant: “The idea that natural gas is a bridge fuel, I’m sorry, is actually a little bit over. We’ve crossed the bridge. … There are rivers under ground. There are creeks under ground. There are lots of, zillions of cracks under ground. The stuff goes every which way from Sunday. Water seeks its own level.” Mick Ireland, McMayor of aspen and former Pitkin county commissioner: “If you could all smile, I want to get you on Facebook. … The power of this room like the power of this valley lies in its ability to bring the diversity together in common cause. … I must join the commissioners and the community in opposing the use of lease extensions as a means of promoting economic speculation. … Let’s put down the dice and back away from the table while we’re still winning.” Other members of the public who spoke include: Darren Broome, Bella Dobbs, Drea Marsh, Richard Votter, AJ Hobbs, Jennifer Moore, Stephen Bershenyi, David Bernhardt, Maureen Bratcher, Morgan Williams, Sarah Johnson, Pam Zentmyer, Susy Ellison, Randy Spurrier and Justin Clifton.
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Carbondale struts stuff From a pair of talented 11-yearold DJs from the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment program, to a peace fairy, KDNK’s annual talent show (aka C-Town) offered up a potpourri of entertainment geared to satisfy the appetites of a wide variety of connoisseurs of talent and entertainment on March 1. The show was part of KDNK’s winter membership drive. Other events included: • A Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Feb. 20; • Dinner at the Pullman restaurant in Glenwood Springs on Feb. 21; • A remote broadcast of the Copathetic Cowboys at the Village Smithy on Feb. 17; • C-Town at PAC3 on Feb. 28; • A remote broadcast of singer AJ Croce from White Dog Gallery on March 1. C-Town continues the tradition of talent shows in Carbondale that dates back to the 1970s. As for some of the folks in this year’s show (clockwise from upper left): rapper Tyler Ribich; comedian Patrick Keleher; Zelma and the Heart Tones Band (Marilyn Kelly, Pam Rosenthal, Jen Catto and Holly Richardson); peace fairy Sue Gray; and co-MC Beth Brandon.
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Community Calendar THURSDAY March 7 THEaTRE • The Thunder River Theatre Company concludes its run of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” March 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for students at 963-8200 or thunderrivertheatre.com. Thunder River Theatre is located west of the Dinkel Building on the red brick walkway. LIVE MUSIc • The Black Nugget on Main Street presents Shawn James at 8 p.m. No cover. LIVE MUSIc • Marshall Chapman plays Steve’s Guitars (in the old part of the Dinkel Building) at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Info: 963-3304. ROTaRY • Mt. Sopris Rotary meets at Mi Casita every Thursday at noon.
FRIDAY March 8 FaSHION SHOW • CCAH presents the ﬁfth annual Green is the New Black fashion extravaganza at PAC3 in the Third Street Center at 8 p.m. on March 8-9. This year’s theme is “Myths & Legends.” Tickets are $30/$100 VIP runway ($25/$90 for CCAH members). Tickets are selling fast at carbondalearts.com or 963-1680. MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “Life of Pi” (PG) at 7:30 p.m. Mar. 8-14 and “Promised Land” (R) at 5:15 p.m. Mar. 10. aNDY TaYLOR SHOW • Korologos Gallery in Basalt hosts an opening reception for “Andy Taylor: Current Works” from 5 to 7 p.m.
To list your event, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday. Events take place in Carbondale unless noted. For up-to-the-minute valley-wide event listings, check out the Community Calendar online at soprissun.com. View and submit events online at soprissun.com/calendar.
“BIDDER 70” • The Wilderness Workshop presents the documentary “Bidder 70” at the Glenwood Springs Recreation Center at 7 p.m. The screening is free but donations will be accepted. The ﬁlm will also be shown at the Wheeler Opera House at 7 p.m. on March 9. BaSKETBaLL • The Roaring Fork High School boys host Middle Park at 7 p.m. If the Rams win, they face either Centauri or Faith Christian at 7 p.m. on March 9. LIVE MUSIc • The Black Nugget on Main Street presents the Steve Skinner band at 9 p.m. No cover. GaLLERY OPENING • CMC’s ArtShare gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs hosts a reception for photographer Scot Gerdes from 6 to 8 p.m. His show runs through April. Info: 947-8367 or cmcartshare.com.
SATURDAY March 9 LIVE MUSIc • The Black Nugget on Main Street presents Velvet Truck Stop at 9 p.m. No cover. LIVE MUSIc • the Aspen Camp for the Deaf presents Beatlemania Now at Belly Up at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $40. Info: aspencamp.org.
SUNDAY March 10 aSc • A Spiritual Center in the Third Street Center presents guest speaker Tanai Starrs at 10 a.m. LIVE MUSIc • Jammin’ Jim hosts an
Embodying the Goddess Join us in welcoming Guest Teacher Kamala Easton, PhD, for an introduction to the Divine feminine through various Goddesses. Workshop will include asana, mantra, and pranayama. Spiritual Intuitive Readings will be available with Kamala before and after the workshop. Call 963.9900 to pre-register for workshop and readings. $55 pre-registration, $60 at the door.
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MONDAY March 11 JaM SESSION • Carbondale Beer Works on Main Street hosts an old time jam session with Dana Wilson Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Bring your banjo, guitar, mandolin, ﬁddle, spoons or washboard; all skill levels are invited. Info: 704-1216. POKER • The Black Nugget hosts Texas Hold ’Em at 7 p.m. HEaLING • Faith Ministries International holds a healing meeting at the Eagle County Building in El Jebel at 7 p.m. Info: faithministries.com.
TUESDAY March 12 aRT DEMO • The Glenwood Springs Art Guild gives a free demonstration on print making at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs) at 7 p.m. Info: 404-1208.
WEDNESDAY March 13 ROTaRY • The Rotary Club of Carbondale meets at the ﬁrehouse at 7 a.m. every Wednesday. Info: Ken Neubecker at email@example.com. LIVE MUSIc • Steve’s Guitars (in the old part of the Dinkel Building) presents the Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass). Coming up March 19: the Melody Walker Band and Barefoot Moment, both slated to compete in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest in June. Info: 963-3304.
POETRY IN aSPEN • The 2nd annual Irish Poetry Night will be sponsored by the Aspen Poets’ Society and Ed Foran at Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar (510 E. Durant) from 7 to 8 p.m. There’ll be readings of W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, John O’Donohue and others, plus a wee bit of traditional Irish music. It’s free and open to the public. Info: 379-2136.
OUT OF THE BOX • CCAH hosts an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. for Outside the Box. The show, which continues through April 19, will include innovative, unique two and three-dimensional works of art for the home. Local artists include Chad Steig, Shannon Muse, Erica Epperson, David Rasmussen, Frank Mcguirk, Jill Scher and Jason Schneider. Info: 963-1680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY March 17
ST. PaT’S DaY • The American Legion Post 100 is once again hosting a St. Patrick’s Day parade and post-parade feast. The parading begins at 2 p.m. at the corner of Seventh and Main then turns left on Third Street. The American Legion serves up traditional corned beef and cabbage starting at 3 p.m. There’s no fee to enter the parade but registration forms are available at town hall. Info: 963-2381.
MONDAY March 18
THE ORcHaRD • Steve and Wendy Backlund, members of Senior Leadership at Bethel Church in Redding, California, will be at The
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Friends of Nancy Nelson Nancy Nelson, former world class surfer and local artist / painter / paper hanger / photographer / Reiki master / masseuse / wind surfer is in the last stages of breast cancer. She lives in Gorey, Ireland and is receiving hospice care there. She has devoted the past several years to the Food for Change Project in Ireland along with close friends Sandra Brent and Mairead O’Shea.
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TUESDAY March 19 cIRcUS • Clark and Barnes’s Magic Land Circus rolls in to PAC3 at the Third Street Center for performances at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Witness with your own eyes how Zaida the human pretzel girl can turn herself into a human knot. Then there’s the amazing and super-fast juggler Johnny Rocket. Sponge Bob
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and others will also appear in this familyfriendly event. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for kids 2-14 when purchased in advance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 19 (you get one free child’s ticket for every advance ticket purchased). All ticket prices are higher at the gate. Info: 956-229-9177.
FRIDAY March 22 LIVE MUSIc • String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth solo band plays the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Info: 920-5770.
Ongoing cIVIL WaR TaLK • The Glenwood Springs Library hosts “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.” Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community through a ﬁve-part reading and discussion series on Wednesdays (except March 27) through April 10. It’s from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sarah Swedberg, Ph.D, associate professor
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of American History at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction will provide background lectures and will lead the conversations on selected readings. Info: 625-3471. cLaY cENTER • The Carbondale Clay Center at the east end of Main Street presents Sarah Moore and K Rhynus Cesark. Info: 963-2529.
Hold the Presses 350.ORG aIRS aT TSc • CORE invites the public to view a 350.org “next steps” Internet presentation on global warming at the Third Street Center at 5 p.m. on March 10. P&R DIScUSSES PaRK NaMING • The parks and recreation commission discusses a policy on naming parks at its meeting at 7 p.m. on March 13. SUMMER caMPER IN TOWN • The director of Colvig Silver Camps in Durango gives a slide show at Marc and Debbie Bruell’s house at 5 p.m. on March 10. RSVP at 963-1348. RFFc POSTPONES ESSELSTYN • The Roaring Fork Cultural Council has postponed an upcoming presentation by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
First Friday fans will freely stroll down the middle of Main Street without fear of getting run over by a car, after the Carbondale Board of Trustees voted 6-0 on Tuesday night to close the street for the monthly event from May through September plus December. “I think the closures are great,” said trustee John Foulkrod during Tuesday night's trustees meeting. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce First Friday Committee met recently with the town-appointed Main Street Closure Committee to discuss whether they should ask the trustees to close the street between Third Street and Weant Boulevard from 5 to 9 p.m. for First Friday from May through September and December, according to a memo from Carbondale Recreation Director Jeff Jackel. “The purpose of a Main Street closure,” the memo stated, “ … should be regarded as safety.” Jackel’s memo noted that each summer First Friday draws hundreds or thousands of people to downtown: “Our narrow downtown sidewalks, with tree wells and lamp posts staggered the length of them, cannot accommodate the crowds of pedestrians that stroll Main Street.” The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities started First Friday more than
10 years ago to promote galleries, restaurants and other businesses around town, but has backed off its involvement recently. The monthly event is now organized by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and is more focused on helping downtown businesses attract customers and diners on the ﬁrst Friday of every month. The First Friday Committee recently surveyed downtown business owners for their opinion on whether to close Main Street for First Friday. Most downtown businesses said they like First Friday and the idea of street closures, but the owner of Fat Belly Burgers (“Shane”) said “(It’s) the worst day of the month. … street closures contribute to a loss in parking and less business,” according to the survey, which was included in the trustees meeting packet. The horse-drawn wagon in front of the Pour House on Main Street has been part of First Friday for several years but its clippity-clop launch pad could be relocated to Fourth Street after the trustees agreed that if Main Street were closed to trafﬁc and opened to pedestrians, a horse-drawn wagon could be a threat to public safety. “I’ve seen people lose control (of horses,)” Foulkrod said. During the meeting, Main Street Closure Committee members indicated the First Friday closures are the only ones proposed for 2013.
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Community Briefs HPc meets Carbondale’s Historic Preservation Commission meets at town hall at 6 p.m. on March 7. Agenda items include a review of a “structures of merit” letter the town will be sending to some property owners.
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at its regular meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 14 at the Church at Redstone. Other agenda items include a presentation from CORE and Elk Park’s ﬁnal design.
EIa looking for English tutors English in Action holds a training session for volunteers who want to tutor immigrants from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 13 at its ofﬁce in El Jebel. Experience is not neces-
sary. To RSVP or for details call 963-9200 or e-mail email@example.com.
Bridges offers nurturing program The Valley Roaring Fork Family Resource Center offers its nurturing parenting program on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. through June 5. The three-hour classes take place at the Bridges Center, located at Sopris Avenue and Fourth Street. For details, call Katie Marshall at 384-
5689 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referee clinic at crown Mtn. Park Crown Mountain Park hosts a Grade 8 soccer referee clinic organized by the Basalt Soccer Club on March 22 from 6 to 10 p.m., March 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.To register online go to coreferees.org. The registration deadline is March 13. For details, call 963-6030.
Carbondale Community School continued om page 3 dent’s academic progress. (See side bar for a description of CCS teacher reports). Penzel pointed out that if kids aren’t successful in the classroom, there are many other arenas in which they can be successful, such as mentoring a younger student, participating in the Big Event and taking a leadership role in their outdoor education trips. All CCS students take two outdoor education trips a year.This spring the first/second grade students may spend two to three days in Bogan Flats near Marble, and the eighth grade students plan to take a trip to a Navajo reservation in Arizona and then a marine ecology sailing expedition in the Catalina Islands off the California coast for 12 days. (Eighth graders do extensive fundraising to pay for their trip).
Taking responsibility Extensive efforts are put into helping students document their own progress through portfolios and presenting this information to others. In this way, students are taught to be self-aware of their own learning progress and to take responsibility for their own learning. Every student, from kindergarten through eighth grade, keeps a portfolio of their efforts in school. The portfolio includes the goals they set for themselves, including social/emotional goals, areas they’ve identified as challenges for them, and examples of their best work as well as examples of assignments that were difficult for them. All parent/teacher conferences are led by students, referring to their portfolio, to discuss their accomplishments and challenges. Students also refer to their outdoor education journal in which they document all of their outdoor education experiences through eighth grade.
As part of their graduation requirements, eighth 8th graders present their portfolios to a gathering of community panelists each May. Α high teacher retention rate: Penzel told The Sun that CCS has a much higher teacher retention rate than most schools even though CCS teachers are paid 10 percent less than the non-chartered public school teachers. Penzel noted that CCS has an incredibly talented, dedicated and hardworking staff. Flexibility for teachers: CCS teachers are given flexibility to design the curriculum and adapt it for different projects and themes, varying it from year to year in response to different students’ interests and needs. Positive charter school/district relationship: In talking with other charter school principals, Penzel has found that CCS seems to have one of the best charter school/district relationships in the state of Colorado.
challenges According to Penzel, one of the main challenges CCS faces is financial. Unable to make use of economies of scale, Penzel pointed out, “funding is a serious challenge for a small school.” Another challenge for CCS, Penzel said, is “trying to adhere to an educational philosophy that doesn’t jive with what’s coming down the pike in terms of the emphasis on being data-driven and test-driven as a way to evaluate schools.” According to Penzel, the state-mandated TCAP tests are “ … the elephant in the classroom every year. … this one academic assessment is what is used to evaluate school ‘performance.’ Unfortunately, it doesn’t evaluate a school’s culture, a child’s creativity or
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artistic or social talents, or whether a particular child has individual strengths other than academic performance.” Penzel’s dreams for CCS include: expanding the physical building, paying teachers equitably with the non-chartered district schools, holding on to the school’s progressive educational philosophy and experiential education roots, finding time for all district teachers to share ideas and collaborate, and for the CCS student body to reflect the demographics of Carbondale.
Daily Schedule: The daily schedule varies for each learning center. Below are the schedules for two of the learning centers. First/second grade learning center: Every day about a one hour morning block of language arts activities and a one hour block for math; four days a week, 45 minutes of Art or PE; two days a week, 45 minutes of Spanish class; the rest of the day includes shorter blocks of time interspersed throughout the day for snack, recess, read-aloud, movement time and various whole-group activities. Seventh/eighth grade learning center: On most days they have about 45 minute periods for each of the following subjects — Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and PE or Art. In addition they have about 30 minutes of Literature and 15 minutes of class jobs each day.
Additional info on CCS:
Total number of students K-8: 135 students; 20 percent Latino, 80 percent Anglo.
Students qualifying for free/reduced price lunch: 15 percent. Average class size: 15.
Report cards Carbondale Community School does not use report cards like the four other RE-1 district schools in Carbondale. At Carbondale Community School, teachers write up reports on each student twice each year. The reports vary from a paragraph to a page per subject on each child.They write about what the students have been learning in each subject and how the child is progressing. They also write a report on each child’s social and emotional development. The reports are a total of about three to five typed pages per child. Grades are not included in teacher reports until seventh grade. Crystal River Elementary School and Carbondale Middle School share a similar report card form. It is divided into three areas: Academic progress (student work in each subject is recorded as Advanced, Proficient, Partially Proficient, Unsatisfactory or Incomplete); Learner Behaviors (Students are given a + or – on learning behaviors. Learner Behaviors for CRES are: Respect, Achievement, Manners and Safety; Learner Behaviors for CMS are: Responsible Learner, Respectful, Truthful & Honest, Loyal & Kind to Others, and Work Habits & Effort); and Comments (Each teacher typically writes a paragraph on each child’s strengths and challenges in each subject area). At Roaring Fork and Bridges high schools, the report card is the same as all RE-1 high schools. Students are given a traditional letter grade in each subject and there is space for teachers to include a few sentences of comments. Report cards at the non-chartered district schools are sent home quarterly.
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One hundred years ago: Colorado-Yule lands Lincoln contract It’s just speculation, but it could have extended into the ofﬁce of John F. Shafroth, been. One hundred years ago, in 1913, one one of Colorado’s U.S. senators. “Three or more workers at the Colorado-Yule cheers for Senator Shafroth who put a marble quarry or ﬁnishing plant might have ‘spoke in the wheel’ at the right time!” the been old enough to remember when John Marble Booster wrote. Wilks Booth assassinated President Lincoln The commission that accepted Coloradoon April 14, 1865. Yule’s bid included former President William What’s the connection between Colorado- H. Taft, ex-Speaker of the House Joseph G. Yule, Lincoln and the year 1913? Well, in Cannon, current Speaker of the House 1913 Colorado-Yule landed a Champ Clark, current Sen. $1.075 million contact to proShelby M. Collom and vide marble for the 36 columns other current and former that now ring the Lincoln Mecongressmen. morial in Washington, D.C. The other two compa“Though its bid was the nies, from Vermont and highest submitted by several By Lynn Burton Georgia, that went after hundred thousand dollars,” the contract said it should wrote the Marble Booster in its Oct. 4, 1913 not go to the highest bidder and protested edition, “ … There could be but one reason the award. In explaining the commission’s for awarding the contract to this company decision to Sen. Shafroth, Taft wrote: “I am — the superiority of the Colorado-Yule certain Colorado marble is far and away product over all competitors.” the most beautiful that was presented to us Colorado-Yule had been working its for the Lincoln Memorial. The artistic idea quarry for less than 20 years in 1913 and in the memorial is that of a shrine of clasthe company was at or near its historic sic beauty and purity. Nothing will carry peak in production and revenues. Before this idea so certainly in the outward apbeing awarded the Lincoln Memorial con- pearance of the memorial, as the limpid tract, workers had been busy on other proj- purity and whiteness of the material of ects for the Merchants Bank in Los Angeles, which it is to be constructed.” the Equitable building in New York, the Continuing, Taft wrote “No one can Colorado State Museum in Denver and look at the samples of various marbles several smaller jobs, according to the book which are proposed to us and be in doubt “Marble: A Town Built on Dreams, Vol. II,” as to that marble which is whitest and by Oscar McCollum Jr. purest and best adapted to the purpose.” The events, discussions and negotiations Colorado-Yule received the speciﬁcaleading up to the Lincoln Memorial contract tions for the project in May, 1914 and ship-
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More than 600 blocks of marble were ﬂuted and used to make the 36 columns that ring the Lincoln Memorial. Each column cost $15,000. Photo by Henry L. Johnson from the collection of John T. Herman ments to Washington, D.C. began later that month. More than 600 blocks of marble were cut and ﬂuted at the ﬁnishing plant, and were later stacked on site for the 44foot tall columns. Not all of the workers lived to see the project ﬁnished. The July 14, 1914 Marble Booster wrote that a mill yard worker, Elmer Fiorini,“had his leg crashed when he stooped behind a car and the steam crane shoved the car onto him.”A week later Fiorini died after gangrene set in. His leg had to
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be amputated and he died due to blood loss. The years 1913-15 were good ones for Marble and Colorado-Yule but the town and company’s fortunes began to fade when World War I broke out and many Italian workers left the U.S. to ﬁght for their native country. As for the Lincoln Memorial, it was dedicated in 1922 but the cornerstone was laid seven years prior. Among the objects placed within it was a letter by Sen. Shafroth, praising Colorado-Yule marble.
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Save Planet Earth Dear Editor: Our local Thompson Divide area getting oil and gas fracking is the worst possible human and Planet Earth dysfunctioning
ever experienced or recorded in the last 10,000 years. The obnoxious, hazardous and stupid regional oil drilling rigs are getting the ability to do it almost anywhere they might ever want, because they can/have taken over the “minerals rights” underneath most properties, soils and lands that seem to be only surface property owned. The horrible underground “mineral rights” that were put through and allowed to happen all over
the USA’s last few hundred years of history, have currently allowed “mineral rights” developers to NOT have to list any of the chemical compounds used to drill and frack underground, any, especially under the Bush-Cheney administration allowing the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to become void for these underground drillers. The “mineral rights” fracking secret chemicals and compounds used are quite toxic and cancer-causing components that
often leak through the one to two mile long underground drilling pipe segments. These pipes are about 32 feet long and weigh some 500 pounds each. Each of the 165 or so sections per mile can leak or break both above ground and as well as below ground, especially at river crossings of the pipings. Local contaminated water leakings anywhere can help to foster weird or toxic forms of bacteria, virus, yeast, fungus, mold LETTERS page 15
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over eons, only to be changed in a single moment can creWyly Community Art Center presents Sara Ransford: ate such vulnerability and duplicity in things we do not The Eloquent Edge, exhibition of contemporary ceramic anticipate changing. These components culminate to repwall pieces by Sara Ransford. An opening reception is resent the monumentality of even the most intimate, complex spaces.” slated for March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibition dates are March 6 through April 25. Sara Ransford received her BFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1984, where she studied under Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist p.m. and admission is free. Wyly Community Art Center in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass is located at 99 Midland Spur in downtown Basalt in the Village and has also taught workshops there and across Colorado. In 2001 Ransford was a special student in ceramics at Alfred University. Ten years later, she was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute. This is an honor awarded to a Roaring Fork artist who promotes art to a new and exciting level of excellence, according to a press release. Her exhibition record includes: the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and Harvey Meadows Gallery. She is a board of directors member at the Anderson Ranch Art Center and is president of the Arches Foundation. “I explore the natural world in my sculptural forms,” Ransford said. “I am fascinated by the complexity in nature, and how that complexity “Sara Ransford: The Eloquent Edge” is presented at the Wyly Art reﬂects itself in our own world. The forces of ero- Center through April. 25. Gallery hours are Monday through Frision, the aspect of time, and things being created day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Courtesy photo
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Letters continued îˆ‡om page 14 or parasites to form, develop and contaminate your community and regional waters. Well diggings can go from ďŹ ve or six, up to some 25 underground diversions per well. Each well digging produces about one out of six (almost 20 percent) of its well production into â€œdirty water.â€? Each well produces up to 20-plus different un-needed, un-wanted and toxic/secret chemicals, on top of its usual horrible methane, salt water and toxic hydrogen sulďŹ de. Northwest North Dakota already has some 3,000 wells in more than 100 drilling spaces into or under some 80 or 90 miles of the Missouri River, before it ever gets to join with the Mississippi. Good luck to Carbondale, our three counties, 50 different states and all of Planet Earth in helping deal with toxic lands, airs, waters, foods and lives. Hey, include permanent stresses and stressors. Doc Philip Carbondale
Railroad history II (Editorâ€™s note: This is the second half of a letter, written in response to a recent series of articles about Carbondaleâ€™s railroad history. The ďŹ rst half of this letter was printed last week). Dear Editor: The Crystal River Railway (CR) laid rails to a point near Penny Hot Springs before construction stopped, due to the Silver Panic of 1893. The company was reorganized in 1898 as the Crystal River Railroad and the line completed to Placita in 1899, the end of the Crystal River Railroad. Between Redstone and Placita the CR did utilize the old Elk Mountain grade (now Highway 133), the only good access through the narrows around Hays Creek Falls. There is also quite a bit of confusion about standard verses narrow gauge on the
CR. The Aspen & Western was built as a narrow gauge line and the three miles taken over by the CR was probably kept that way for a few months during construction in 1893, before being widened to standard gauge. There may or may not have been an inside third rail during this period. The line south of Grubbs was always standard gauge. The track from Redstone to Coal Basin, known as the High Line, was narrow gauge, not because of boxcars as stated in the article but because narrow gauge was much more practical due to the very sharp curves and steep grades needed to reach Coal Basin by rail. In fact boxcars were probably little used on the High Line, only for things like merchandise going to the company store or mine machinery. Open top hopper cars were used to haul coal from the mine to the coke ovens. Standard gauge boxcars were used to haul coke from the ovens to Colorado Springs and Pueblo. There was a combination of standard and narrow gauge track, known as dual gauge, at Redstone so locomotives of both gauges could use the service facilities. This dual gauge track is visible in many of the Redstone photos of the period. To further complicate matters 100 years after the fact, the CM (Colorado Midland) was always standard gauge while the original line of the D&RG was narrow gauge. It was converted to standard gauge through the Roaring Fork Valley in 1890. In 1906 a separate corporation, the Crystal River and San Juan Railway (CR&SJ) built the line from Placita to the town of Marble. In 1910 the CR&SJ leased the CR and operated the entire line from Carbondale to Marble, given as a distance of 29.4 miles, not 33 as stated in the article. The CR was available because CF&I decided it no longer needed the coal from Coal Basin or coke from Redstone and shut down its operations in the Crystal River
Valley. The date for this is generally given as Jan. 12, 1909, not 1910. The High Line was abandoned in 1909. Next to go, as stated in the article was the Colorado Midland, but not quite for the reasons given. The CM was in ďŹ nancial trouble for a number of years prior to the beginning of World War I, which resulted in reduced track maintenance and a lack of new equipment such as locomotives. The United States Railroad Administration (USRA, not the U.S. Railway Authority) was created to by the (President Woodrow) Wilson administration to operate the nationâ€™s railroads for the duration of World War I. The USRA did indeed order trafďŹ c increases over the CM, which the railroad could not handle. But for the reasons given above â€” bad track and an inability to handle the increased volume of trafďŹ c with antiquated equipment â€” not because of bad weather. The USRA took over on Dec. 26, 1917. All overhead trafďŹ c (between Grand Junction and Colorado Springs) was removed from the CM in May, 1918 and the railroad was ordered to cease operating completely on or about Aug. 5, 1918. The article did a good job of describing the proximate cause of the demise of the Mid-Continent operation in 1991 (not 1990). But the ďŹ re was apparently only one of several causes, an interesting account of which can be found in the recently released: â€œThe Mines of Coal Basin, 1956-1991, It Was Never Easy, The Untold Story,â€? by John A Reeves. And of course by that time all railroads had been gone from the Crystal River Valley for nearly 50 years, so itâ€™s difficult to connect the loss of Mid-Continent with the demise of the CR&SJ. The author may have been referring to the closing of Mid-Continent as the main reason the Rio Grande tracks were no longer needed, but that gets mixed up
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with the â€œmenagerie of brutal forcesâ€? that pertain more to the CR&SJ. Physical evidence of the railroadâ€™s impact on the valley still exists if one knows where to look and how to interpret it. If thereâ€™s enough interest, perhaps there are a number of articles that could be developed that showcase this evidence, and relate it to present-day life in the valley. Like the â€œLooking Backâ€? article, another way to enrich our understanding. Ray Sauvey Carbondale (Editorâ€™s note: Mr. Sauvey worked for many years at several railroad museums and cited many sources for the information in this article).
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