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You can’t ridicule them for picking The Goat Kitchen & Bar as their favorite place to browse. These goats all had the same comment for owner Stacy Baldock after stopping in a few weeks ago for drinks and dinner. “This food ain’t baaad,” they bleated in unison. For more on Carbondale’s restaurant scene, please turn to page 3. Photo by Jane Bachrach

Library applicants make pitches; trustees pitch questions By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer


he public got its first official look at three proposals for future use of the Gordon Cooper Library at Tuesday night’s trustees meeting, but the session was more of a chance for trustees rather than the public to ask questions. One common question emerged for all three applicants: how will your proposal benefit downtown economically? The answer from all three was: It will. At the end of the night the trustees indicated they’ll consider the proposals in May and open discussion to the public. The trustees may or may not make a decision on

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that night. As mayor Stacey Bernot pointed out, the trustees may decide not to accept any of the three proposals. The trustees are trying to decide who to lease the existing Gordon Cooper Library to when it closes and the new Carbondale Library opens this summer. They asked for proposals from non-profits and received three: from the new Carbondale Academy of Performing Arts, the new Family Enrichment Center child-care facility, and the James Surls Museum to display the work of Missouri Heights sculptor James Surls. The proposals are available online at It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s meeting and the trustees allotted 30

minutes for the non-profits to make their presentations and answer questions. Peter Gilbert, founder of Carbondale Academy of Performing Arts, said his group would be the umbrella operation to administer the building for SOL Theatre Company, Crystal River Ballet, Dance Lab, CoMotion (Carbondale’s new dance company) and Music Together. When asked by Bernot, Gilbert said he thinks that SOL Theatre is the only non-profit that currently operates out of its own space (in the Cowen Center). When asked what he’ll do if the town does not choose his application, Gilbert joked, “I guess I’ll save a lot of money (for improvements),” then indicated he does not have other options at this time.

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Francis Lewis and Kathryn Camp were the main spokeswomen for the Family Enrichment Center, which they envision serving families with children from infant to fifth grade. The best laugh of the night came when Bernot asked about FEC’s proposal that calls for a “wellness practitioner” to have a space in the library, and trustee Allyn Harvey added “That’s not medical marijuana, is it.” Harvey went on to explain he sees the word “wellness” associated with a lot of medical marijuana dispensaries. Next up was Jim Calaway for the Surls Museum. One of his main points was the economic benefit that the estimated 10,000-plus out of town visitors would bring to the town.


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e place of endless opportunity By Amy Kimberly “Alone we are a word. Together we are a sentence. Together we have purpose.”These are the words of poets Ken Arkind and Bobby LeFebre.Alone we can do many things but, together we are stronger. Together, we can accomplish more. That was the overlying theme of the Creative Industries Summit held in Pueblo last weekend. It makes me want to write a poem, speak in rhythms, leap like a dancer into the arms of others. I am an addict for creativity and community. I have worked in this business of art for over 25 years. I have watched towns grow into vibrant and healthy communities. I have seen youth grow into incredible adults. I have seen economies grow, all due to exposure to creativity and possibility. Unfortunately, for many years, creativity and possibility were intangible thoughts that needed to be proved tangibly, and that proof did not exist. After the Creative Industries Summit I feel like I won the lottery. The proof is in the pudding folks (though I am not sure where that saying came from). Creativity is finally the belle of the ball, the last piece of the puzzle, the dollar in your pocket. Welcome to the 21st century. More than 350 artists, government officials, non-profit workers and visionaries came together at the summit to learn and be inspired. What did we find out? The numbers are there. The creative industries are the fifth largest economy in the state and Colorado has the fifth largest concentration of artists in the country. The creative industries encompass: art, design, film, organic food production, renewable energies, education, music, healing and publishing. Sound familiar? I call that place Carbondale. We have been the future and we didn’t even know it! To make this even more appealing and Carbondaleish, the state is rolling out a new program in economic development called “Heritage and Agritourism.”This program is going to get a lot of love — and money! This is us. This is Carbondale … and Paonia .. and Redstone … and Hotchkiss and … come to think of it, this is the Highway 133 corridor. I came back from the summit feeling a deeper connection to our Highway 133 neighbors, and they felt the connection back.While skiing and the arts have been the drive with our upvalley neighbors in Aspen (and thank-goodness for that) when looking at what makes best friends, maybe we need to look at this rich, abundant corridor that stretches over McClure Pass. “Alone we are a word. Together we are a sentence. Together we have meaning.” That sentence is filled with local food production like Sustainable Settings here in Carbondale and Fresh and Wyld in Paonia. It is rich with art like the CCAH R2 Gallery, Majiid Kahaak’s studio/gallery in Carbondale, Paonia’s Elsewhere Studios, and the Creamery in Hotchkiss. We have the unique Thompson House for history. Redstone and Marble have arts and marble mines. Paonia and Hotchkiss are wealthy in wine production. This region is reaching out and together we can create a rich, vibrant experience that draws folks off of Highway 82 to discover the delights that exist here. Whatever direction we go in, let’s embrace that we are the future. We have the power, the state support (at least conceptually) to do what we do best. “Alone we are a word. Together we are a sentence. Together we have purpose.” Amy Kimberly is spearheading the Creative Planning project for Carbondale. Stay tuned for information on this and other avenues of creativity at


The Sopris Sun welcomes your letters, limited to no more than 400 words. 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. The deadline to submit letters to the editor is noon on Monday.

Knott will be missed Dear Editor: Congratulations to the town of Basalt on its selection of Greg Knott for their police chief. Greg has been an asset to the town of Carbondale Police Department since he came to the job. His presence in our town was felt by many. I respected Greg for the way I saw him handle alcohol and other related problems with tact and, when necessary, well … you know. Greg is a fine police officer and will be missed by all who know him. Our town is losing another fine, dedicated employee. Best of luck Greg. Skip Bell Manager The Pour House

Come see some talent Dear Editor: The annual talent show for Roaring Fork High School is rolling around the corner and students are enthusiastic to present their skills. We’ve got singers, actors, writers and musicians as well as comical skits written and performed by the student council. It’s going to be a night of talent and entertainment and we’re hoping that the community will come watch this fun event. The talent show will be held Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. and all are welcome! Admission is $5 per person. Please come support the school and witness the talent of our local students! Kayla Henley Student Roaring Fork High School

let’s go with Surls Dear Editor: We want to express our support for the proposed James Surls Museum for Carbondale. We have known James and his wife, Charmaine, for over 10 years and never realized his reputation as an internationally recognized sculptor. Recently we did visit his studio up on Missouri Heights and were just astounded and amazed at his collection and its beauty. We are grateful that Jim Calaway and others have recognized the benefit of his art and want to share it with our community and others. What a gracious undertaking this is and the economic benefit to our community will be appreciated by all of us. This will further add to the reputation of Carbondale as an art center in Colorado. We encourage the trustees and citizens of our community to come together and support the James Surls Museum. Frank and Rosie McSwain Carbondale

Poetry does town honor Reading the Sun by Irish cathedral light are (left to right): Patrick Johnson, Pat Johnson, Bob Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Jenny Adamson, Jan Schubert and Jenny Johnson. Courtesy photo 2 • THE SOPRIS SUN • • APRIl 18, 2013

Dear Editor: The recent Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival did Carbondale much honor by virtue of having been the most exciting con-

vergence of readers and writers that Colorado has ever seen. Though I’ve decades of involvement with poetry and poets, I found the event easily the most impressive creative occasion I’ve ever experienced Three years ago the annual convention of Associated Writing Programs (AWP) brought thousands of literature students, poets, publishers and teachers to Denver, yet none of its sessions were anywhere near as intensely exciting as those of the Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival. Hats off, therefore, to Valerie Haugen and Art Goodtimes as organizers of this outstanding convergence of talent. Reg Saner Boulder

Thanks to TRTC Dear Editor: Thanks to Valerie Hagen and Lon Winston of Thunder River Theatre for a great Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival. It was fun coming to Carbondale, hearing great poetry in performance, renting a lovely place above town and eating at the local restaurants. I can’t wait until next year. Art Goodtimes Norwood

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Carbondale restaurant scene perks up with new venues, expanded menus By Jane Bachrach Sopris Sun Staff Writer Foodies last year became alarmed with what they described as a loss of momentum in Carbondale’s restaurant scene. More than one reliable fave closed and nothing new was happening. Whether Carbondale’s restaurant reputation was actually in decline is debatable but recent events show that “big Mo,” is back, and there’s plenty to talk about over breakfast lunch or dinner these days. So, go buy a new pair of jeans (one size larger than you now wear) and without leaving your seat, The Sopris Sun will take you on a Carbondale restaurant mini- tour.

The Goat The Goat Kitchen & Bar has actually been open since late 2011. Owners Pagge Wheatly and Stacy Baldock opened quietly and served only lunches until they closed Hestia, their popular Main Street eatery last October. It was important, according to Baldock, that their staff all had jobs if they wanted them and a place to go to after Hestia closed. Then, last October, after Hestia closed, the staff at the Goat was in place and the pair started serving dinners at the Goat. Now they serve lunch seven days a week, dinner Monday through Saturday and breakfast on weekends. The Goat is much smaller than was Hestia. Stacy said they want to be in the business for the long term and their space now is “more appropriate for a year-round populace.” As for the menu, “It’s Hestia meets the Goat for now, keeping some of the past but excited for a new direction. We’re excited to expose Carbondale to some future new flavors and its time to evolve from Hestia,” Stacy said, explaining that at Hestia, it locked them into a certain type of food genre. Stacy and Pagge said they like being off the beaten path, although they’re only one mile north of Main Street. “The Goat is a comfortable spot for our customers,” Stacy said. The Goat seats about 35 inside, but with the outdoor patio, those numbers will expand. “We feel this current restaurant is right for us. We’re excited this is the right size the right venue … and we feel like we’ve come home,” Stacy concluded. The Goat is located at 995 Cowen Drive, Call 963-GOAT.

Fold Nestled behind Tylerware in the Carbondale Business Lofts is Fold Community Kitchen. Being located in Satank, Fold is just a hop skip and a jump from Dos Gringos and the Goat. Owner/chef Noella Figueroa is using a farm-to-table model. She said she will source as many local ingredients as possible, such as Milagro beef and Defiant Bean for a special coffee blend. However because Noella wants to provide flavorful options for everyone, she will have to order certain things outside of Colorado such as tuna fish for tuna sandwiches. Noella trained under a master French pastry chef in Seattle and has worked with a number of chefs before moving to Santa Fe and working as executive chef in two restaurants there. She now lives in Carbondale, where she and her fiancé recently bought a

Señor Taco Show on Fourth Street offers seven kinds of tacos, plus steak, tongue, carnitas, quesadillas, cervice and guacamole. The establishment is owned and operated by the Curiel family: Francisco, Marisol, Emmanuel and Marylou. Photo by Jane Bachrach home. Noella said her staff is integral to the success of the restaurant: sous chef Caroline Glover studied at the CIA In New York; Francisca Ochoa does prep and is training for line work; Tobyn Britt is doing “front of the house.” According to Noella, Fold Community Kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Saturday and brunch all day Sunday. “We will serve community dinners with a set menu, depending on what’s available locally on Friday nights. The menu will “be changing weekly and daily” based on what’s available Noella said. “We’ll have about four or five breakfast items to choose from, around six lunch items and a set menu for our community dinners. We will be doing special wine pairings with community dinners, which start at 6:15 p.m. “You need reservations, as there will be different seatings,” Noella said. What’s ahead? Cooking classes for kids start at the end of June and Noella is working on a prepared foods program and looking forward to community dinners to expand to two nights. Fold Community Kitchen is located off Highway 133 at 1909 Delores Way, Carbondale. 963-1163.

Glenwood Springs. They owned the legendary Six89 but closed it last fall to pursue other options. You’ll have to wait a bit to go to Town. and find out what’s on the menu or anything about the cuisine.According to Fischer, whatever it is, it’ll be “tasty.” Fischer’s fans do

“We feel this current restaurant is right for us. We’re excited this is the right size the right venue … and we feel like we’ve come home.”

Back in Town. The latest entrée on Carbondale’s menu is the new Mark Fischer production, which is scheduled to open on May 1. Mark Fischer and wife, Lari Goode, are the owner/creators of Phat Thai in Carbondale and Denver, and the Pullman in

Stacy Baldock Co-Owner of The Goat know this: Town. is located across the street from Phat Thai in the former Hestia space and will serve breakfast lunch and dinner. As mentioned several weeks ago in The Sopris Sun, Fiona McCullough from Grana will operate out of the front part of Town. during morning hours.

(Señor )Taco Show SeñorTaco Show might be called “All in the Family,” and is already a hit after being open for only a month. Located in the Churchill Building across the street from Steve’s Guitars on Fourth Street, Señor Taco Show IS a family affair, and a family that you will immediately fall in love with. With warm, friendly service, and homemade tacos (prepared from scratch using family recipes), this show won’t be cancelled anytime soon. The Curiel family owns and runs the entire “show.” The cast of characters include the dad (Francisco, who does the cooking), daughters (Marisol and Emmanuel) Fran-

cisco’s wife (Marylou) and a family friend. “My lovely wife Marylou is the soul of the business,” Francisco said. Francisco has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 21 years. He quit painting to cook. “I love Carbondale. I wanted to open in Carbondale because it’s a unique town. The people are so friendly and easy-going,” he said. Francisco said much of his food comes from Colorado and he hopes to get as much locally as he can, including vegetables and meat. Francisco also makes his own salsas and fresh dressings. Senior Taco Show serves seven kinds of tacos, plus tongue, steak, carnitas, quesadillas, ceviche and guacamole. Señor Taco Show is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5 to 10 p.m. The phone number is 510-5363.

Coming soon True Nature Tearoom on Third Street this summer or fall, menu and offerings still to be determined. Hattie Thompson’s at River Valley Ranch, following a major renovation and redesign. Hattie’s will be run by Chris Norvell who owned Epicurious in El Jebel until closing his doors for the final time last week.

Other changes: • Fatbelly on Main Street is now owned by the Jacober family. The menu will stay the same. They are discussing some possible cosmetic changes to the property but nothing major. • The Third Street Café in the Third Street Center will expand its outdoor seating in the next few weeks. Other changes are planned. • Coming to Dos Gringos this summer: new smoothies and “kick-ass” salads, plus a garden so “source to consumer” will be about 20 feet.

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Roaring Fork High School students helped organize and run an assembly dedicated to Jennifer Nevarez on Monday. Many boys wore pink T-shirts, while girls were encouraged to dress in pink and wear high heels (which Jennifer loved). Students prepared a slide show and shared a video of Jenny dancing — another one of her favorite activities. They also set up a table in the school entryway with a picture of Jenny and a few candles, and the memorial quickly filled two more tables with flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and letters. Staffers say there was a very quiet, respectful feeling in the school throughout the day. Photo by Sue Rollyson



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SATURDAY April 6 At 1:03 a.m. officers responded to a report of loud music coming from a downtown bar. When they arrived they saw the bar was closed, but loud music was coming from another bar up the street. The bartender was asked to turn it down. MONDAY April 8 At11:42 p.m. an officer was traveling north on Highway 133 when he observed a vehicle turn off its lights then turn them back on. The officer turned to follow the vehicle and observed it signaling right turns twice when there were no right turns to be had. The officer stopped the vehicle at 7/Eleven and subsequently arrested the driver for DUI. THURSDAY April 11 At 5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Cowen Drive, an officer stopped a driver for doing 32 mph in a 20 mph zone. The driver told the officer he should not be stopping people because “everyone” speeds on that street. SATURDAY April 13 At 10:40 p.m. police responded to reports of a loud party on Barber Drive. Upon arrival, police discovered several intoxicated juveniles. Some fled but four were taken into custody and released to their parents or guardians.

5Point announces 2013 Dream Project recipients Sopris Sun Staff Report

help those in need and an almost abnormal The 5Point Film Festival has announced love for Portuguese. As a result, he will be its 2013 Dream Project scholarship recipients. heading to Brazil this summer to assist with They will use the $1,500 scholarships for giv- the education and development of undering back to communities they visit. privileged children. Trying to avoid a trip of The recipients are as follows: “voluntourism,”he will work with Will Masters (junior at a small, local program in Sao Roaring Fork High School); Paulo that works with children project title “Engineering for a from favelas that have been victims Renewable World.” Masters of drug violence. Offering an esseeks out ways to not only cape from crime and an opportuchallenge himself, but also nity to focus on their education make the world around him a and life-skills, Rowe-Gaddis hopes Will Masters better place, according to a to have a powerful and tangible press release. Having develimpact on their lives. oped a real drive and passion Diana Banks (senior at Glento innovate and construct, he wood Springs High School), projcreated a project to attend a reect title “Opening the Mind in newable engineering camp at Laos.” Having already accomAlfred University this summer. plished much through her schoolLearning various aspects of rework, Banks decided to explore newable energy, particle what it means to live a“well-lived” physics, economics of energy, life through proper purpose and William Sardinsky and social and environmental balance. Traveling with a group to factors, he hopes to continue Laos, she will spend her time imhis efforts to continue his edumersed in a reflective, perspectivecation and provide a better, altering culture, whilst participating greener living for everyone. in an array of community service William Sardinsky (senior projects. Living with monks, pracat Colorado Rocky Mountain ticing and studying their pursuit of School); project title “Thompwellbeing, and working with imson Divide Exposed.” Griffen Rowe-Gaddis poverished children, she hopes to Sardinsky brought two of his not only have a positive impact on passions together in his applithe places and people she encouncation: photography and his ters, but to also learn much about love for the Carbondale comherself through these experiences. munity. Seeing the debate reAnne-Marie Lewis (freshman at garding the Thompson Divide, Colorado Rocky Mountain School), he decided to capture comproject title “Giving the Amazon pelling images of the local FreshWater and aVoice.”Lewis crewilderness to fight against the ated a project where she can comDiana Banks development of this land. bine her loves for helping others with Working with numerous local her passions for photography and photographers and organizawriting. Joining the Shoulder-Totions, he aims to create a photo Shoulder program, she will work collection that showcases the along side local communities within uses, importance and raw the Bolivian Amazon as a non-imbeauty of Thompson Divide, posing organization (sic), helping which he will display throughthem access clean water. In addition, Anne-Marie Lewis out the Roaring Fork Valley to Lewis will be documenting her work raise awareness. and interactions, and will speak at Griffen Rowe-Gaddis (senior at Roaring several venues throughout the U.S. to spread Fork High School); project title “Expanding awareness of deforestation and water quality isHorizons.”Rowe-Gaddis has a deep desire to sues in the Amazon.


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Do you remember when the Carbondale Fire District bought it’s first fire truck? How about when Carbondale Union High School was renamed Roaring Fork High School? Or when the Sopris Park gazebo was built? (See answers below). If you remember any of those things, you might be able to help Linda Romero Criswell with her Carbondale Timeline project, which starts at 43,000 B.C.E. (the approximate date of a mastodon site found “near” Carbondale), starts gathering steam in 1879 (Myron Thompson settles in the Carbondale) and comes to a halt in 2012 with the opening of the Thompson House Museum. Criswell said some eras are better documented than others because there were many years when Carbondale did not have its own newspaper. In any case, there are several events that she knows of but needs a year to put with them, including: roof of Berry’s Garage collapses due to snow, the first Carbondale Talent Show, Main Street is paved, Sosirine Bon’s house blows up from a gas leak (the Sun’s resident geezer can only place this even to the mid-1980s), Crystal River Orchestra founded, Crystal River Ballet Company founded, Crystal River Opera Company founded, Roaring Fork Review newspaper published, Carbondale Community Theatre founded, first women in the fire department, “three monkeys in a town of 600,” town water chlorinated, City Market replaces Circle Super, Carbondale Public Arts Commission established, the last coal train through town, Crystal Village approved (“Carbondale jumps the highway), when the Hispanic population hit 25 percent, and the Pioneer Project. If you’ve got a pretty good bead on these events or want to suggest other important events, e-mail the Mt. Sopris Historical Society at or Criswell at

still don’t want to miss the Dandelion Day Parade of Species.

This just in Potter Diane Kenny McCormick’s annual studio tour is May 18.

So that was the deal On the evening of April 7, many Roaring Fork Valley residents were left scratching their heads when they received an emergency weather alert they’d never signed up for. While Pitkin and Garfield counties have offered an opt-in program for such alerts for some time, this turned out to be the first use of a new system put together by the FCC Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Although the storm was still more than a day out and was, more destined for the Front Range than the Western Slope, the FCC was likely eager to test out its new program, which officially launched the same day. No word yet on how frequently we can expect to receive WEAs in the future.

Sunsense celebrates E-Day In celebration of Earth Day, Sunsense Solar employees on April 19th are volunteering to install a 3kW solar system on a Habitat for Humanities duplex in Silt.

They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Leslie Emerson and James Surls (April 19); Jack Bergstrom (April 20).

Dandelion Day sneak preview If you’re wondering who all will be setting up shop at the park for Dandelion Day on May 11, here’s one: Rocky Mountain Central Mountain Permaculture Institute/ Biorganix. Stop by and you’ll learn a lot about growing vegetables, herbs and various plants in the Roaring Fork Valley, plus something called “compost tea.” If you can’t wait that long to get the low down on compost tea, you can also go to, but you

Folks have probably been saying “See you down the road” to Carbondale police officer Greg Knott of late but more accurately it should be “See you up the road.” That’s because the longtime was recently picked as the new Basalt police chief.Wherever we see you Greg, it’ll be a good sighting. Best wishes on your new gig. Photo by Jane Bachrach

Spellbinders presents Kendall Haven Scientist turned storyteller By Catherine Johnson Sopris Sun Contributor After graduating from West Point, serving his ďŹ ve-year Army career as a researcher, getting his PhD in oceanography and serving as a senior researcher with the federal Department of Energy, Kendall Haven seemed destined for a life of scientiďŹ c research. Then, the unexpected happened. One day in the park, he was telling his nephew a story and looked up to see 80 strangers were listening. “I was just making up a story to keep him from running around,â€? Haven said. “I realized all these people were listening because we instantly treat stories differently than the same information in any other type of narrative. I decided to drop out of the world of science and become a storyteller. I was 36 years old. My family thought I was going through a midlife crisis.â€? In the 30 years since that ďŹ rst story, Haven has performed for total audiences of more than ďŹ ve-million people in 42 states and four foreign countries, and won numerous awards both for his story-writing and story-telling. In the process, Haven never gave up science. He discovered the ďŹ rst-ever scientiďŹ c proof that humans are hardwired to think, to create meaning, to understand and to remember in and through story structure. Haven has brought science to story, and story-science to the art of communication to guide dozens of organizations, agencies and corporations to widen and deepen the impact of their outreach communications. Spellbinders is bringing Haven to Carbondale for three days to entertain with storytelling, and teach groups as di-

verse as parents, grandparents, teachers and business leaders how to use the science behind story to connect with their audience. Spellbinders trains individuals in the art of oral storytelling and places these individuals as volunteer storytellers in local schools to complement teachers’ literacy building efforts. Storytellers return to the same classrooms each month, forming mentoring relationships with children that last throughout the year and sometimes continue for several years.

Events include: • “Stories of neighborhood magic and reluctant heroes,â€? on April 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Third Street Center. Tickets are $10 or $25 for a family of four. Haven will take the audience on a journey to the farthest reaches of its imagination. It’s an adventure for elementary students to graduate students, children to grandparents. In the tradition of the ďŹ nest one-man theater, Haven delivers high-energy, animated, theater-quality performances. • “Super simple storytelling for parents and grandparents,â€? a workshop, on April 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Third Street Center. Admission is $10. Every parent and grandparent has heard the plea, “Tell me a story.â€? Come learn how to effectively and enjoyably learn and tell stories even if you feel neither glib, creative, nor imaginative. • “Your students’ brains on story,â€? a teachers’ workshop on April 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Middle School auditorium. Admission is $10. “Storytelling for businesses and non-proďŹ ts,â€? on April 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Third Street Center. Admission is $20 for individuals, $60 for a board or staff. For more information, go to

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Roaring Fork chalked up a couple of baseball wins in a doubleheader against Grand Valley on April 13. Shown here is pitcher Tanner Nieslanik. In other RFHS sports action, the boys and girls track squad hit the cinders at the GSHS Demon Invitational on Saturday. For the girls, Taila Howe took ďŹ rst place in the long jump and fourth in 200-meters. For the boys, Michael Skinner placed eighth in 110-meter hurdles and ďŹ fth in 300-meter hurdles; Keegan Fawley placed ďŹ fth in 200-meters; the 4X200 meter relay team placed fourth, and the 4X100 meter relay team ďŹ nished ďŹ fth. On the pitch, the Rams defeated Rangely 10-0 on April 13 and CRMS 8-0 on April 16. Scoring goals were Valerie Loertscher (1), Ruby Lang (1), Nayeli Alfaro (4), Taylor Adams (4), Emily Fischer (1), Kristen Joiner (1), Shiloh Merriott (1), Georgia Ackerman (1) and Madison Handy (1); Maddie Nieslanik had four total saves. Photo by Sue Rollyson

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Happy Trails

KDNK members celebrated the community access radio station’s 30th birthday on Sunday with a chili cook-off, one of Vickie Browne’s gigantic chocolate layer cakes, some beverages and lots of laughs. The bash was also a farewell party for longtime DJ Cowboy Randy (upper left), who is moving to Ecuador with his wife, Kate, later this year. That’s station Steve Skinner presenting a “gold record.” After the presentation, everyone sang Cowboy Randy’s signoff song – “Happy Trails.” In other notable photos: the station unveiled its latest recognition plaque, made possible by a donation from Jim and Connie Calaway (shown here); folks also said goodbye to DJ Barry Sheehan and wife Laurel, who are moving to Maryland at the end of the week (center). Photos by Jane Bachrach





Connecting Community through Education, Entertainment & Enlightenment Meets Every Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00PM

Tim Fox, Jazz Pianist with Vocalist Josefina Mendoza Amy Kimberly CCAH Marilyn Hager-Adleman, founder of EMPOWER YOUR FEMININE

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Taking Care of our Land Stewardship A CHOICE Conventional unsustainable use of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium that pollutes our streams and rivers. Toxic herbicides and pesticides that threaten and poison life.

OR Biorganix use of safe and sustainable organic tea and extract to reinstate natures own soil-food-web to fortify the process of turning dirt into top soil. In turn reducing water consumption and eliminating nitrogen run-off into our streams and rivers...

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SUSTAINABILITY - What is it, why does it matter? By Sue Gray Sopris Sun Contributor In recent years, the word “sustainable” has appeared more frequently in the media and general conversation. It has increasingly replaced “ecological” and “environmental” in our lexicon as we’ve become more aware of global climate systems and the interrelatedness of all life. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says sustainability is “based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony.” The need for immediate awareness and action to preserve our environment is evidenced in the following quote by Thom Hartmann: “Since this time yesterday, over 200,000 acres of rainforest have been destroyed. … Fully 13 million tons of toxic chemicals have been released into our environment. Over 45,000 people have died from starvation. … And more than 130 plant and animal species have been driven to extinction by the actions of humans. And all this just since yesterday.” In the face of these disturbing statistics, it’s hard to imagine that we as individuals can have any hope of making a difference. But those figures are the cumulative impact of billions of people — all of us really. One person wasting a gallon of water seems like nothing, but 500 million people wasting a gallon contributes to the adverse effects of drought on all of us. What we do or don’t do in our daily lives adds up to a lot in the end. Every decision matters to some degree.

Beyond recycling Recycling is probably the single most sustainable practice in use for both households and businesses in America. Thanks to an aggressive public awareness campaign begun over 20 years ago, recycling has become commonplace. From 1990 to 2010, paper recycling increased more than 89 percent, and over 87 percent of Americans now have access to paper recycling programs. The most recycled material in America is the aluminum beverage can and the resulting energy savings are quite significant. Recycling saves 95 percent of the energy used to make a can from new aluminum. Recycling one aluminum can saves the equivalent of the energy in half a gallon of gasoline or three hours of the electricity used by your television. Still, there is so much more we could do. Up to 70 percent of recyclable waste is being thrown out, and 25 million plastic bottles enter our nation’s landfills every hour. If we composted the 21.5 million tons of food waste generated each year, it would produce the same reduction in greenhouse gas as eliminating 2 million cars. Likewise,

if every American recycled even one-tenth of their newspapers, 25 million trees would be saved every year. But it goes way beyond recycling. Sustainable practices extend to conservation of energy and water, healthy food production, efficient transportation, smart homebuilding, organic gardening, minimizing consumerism, community planning and much more.

A page is born In an ideal world, we would all do everything necessary to maintain our environmental stability. In most cases, the willingness and ability to do our part is there. The problem seems to be that many of us don’t know what more we can do. How can we better conserve energy and water, promote healthy food systems and prevent the rainforest from being destroyed? The Sopris Sun, in cooperation with the town of Carbondale Environmental Board, will attempt to answer those questions with a series of articles that explore a multitude of options for living sustainably. If we all do whatever we can, and teach our children to do the same, it will considerably lessen human impact on our environment over the long run. Every month, The Sopris Sun’s Sustainable Living page will consist of an article and further resources on a given topic, as well as a related coloring activity for kids. Parents and teachers are encouraged to use this page as a tool for imparting awareness to children. The fate of future generations ultimately depends on the success of our species to live sustainably. Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in bringing environmental awareness to our community are invited to participate by underwriting and/or advertising on this page.

Next Steps:

To advertise on The Sopris Sun’s Sustainability Page, contact Bob Albright at or 927-2175; To make comments or suggestions on the contents of this page, contact

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Community Calendar THURSDAY April 18 THEATRE • Colorado Mountain College’s production“Bleacher Bums” continues at the Spring Valley campus April 18-20 at 7 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty. Info: or 947-8177. SCIENCE FAIR • The public is invited to the Ross Montessori Charter School Science Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Come see local scientists from grades three through five show what they know! THEATRE • Colorado Rocky Mountain School presents “Godspell” in the Barn at 7:30 p.m. on April 18-20. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Based on the Gospel, the musical features such well-known songs as“Day By Day”and others. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. DN • Davi Nikent presents the documentary film “PLANeat” at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. ARTIST BEAT • CCAH presents potter Frank McGuirk and fabric artist Jill Scher from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at its R2 Gallery in the Third Street Center. There’ll be demonstrations and libations. The current R2 Gallery show is “Outside the Box.” It’s free. THEATRE • Theatre Aspen’s school presents “Little Mermaid” at the Wheeler Opera House at 7 p.m. on April 18-20, and also at 2 p.m. on April 20.

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To list your event, email information to Deadline is noon on Monday. Events take place in Carbondale unless noted. For up-to-the-minute valley-wide event listings, check out the Community Calendar online at View events online at

ROTARY • Mt. Sopris Rotary meets at Mi Casita on Main Street at noon every Thursday. Upcoming programs include: Buddy Program director David Hougy (today), Project Amigo Director Coke Newell (April 25), club assembly (May 2), BIORGANIX compost tea owner David Bernhardt (May 9) and Rotary exchange student from Taiwan Annie Lin (May 16).

FRIDAY April 19 MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents“Silver Linings Playbook” (R) at 7:30 p.m. April 19-25; “Amour” (PG-13) at 4:45 p.m. April 20 and“Life of Pi”(PG) at 4:45 p.m.April 21. THEATRE • Sol Theatre Company presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Carbondale Middle School on April 19-20 7 p.m., April 21 at 2 p.m., April 26-27 at 7 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Info: ART OPENING • Aspen Valley Land Trust opens its ninth annual Earth Day art show from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the CMC gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. BOOK SAlE • The semi-annual Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library book sale starts today and continues through April 27. Members of the Friends get a preview from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 18. Info: 963-2889. lIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the old part of the Dinkel Building presents Susanne Abbott at 7:30 p.m. Info: 963-3304 or

FREE PORTRAIT SITTINGS! April 20-21 1-6 p.m.

at the Third Street Center Calaway Room Portraits will appear in our traditional Mother’s Day edition on May 9 featuring moms with their babies born since last Mother’s Day.

To schedule your photo session contact Mark Burrows at 970-379-4581 or

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lIVE MUSIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs presents Josh Rogan (original soulful rock and blues) from 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover.

SATURDAY April 20 MUNOZ FUND-RAISER • A fund-raising spaghetti supper and silent auction for Ivone Munoz takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School. Info: 309-9200. WOMEN’S HEAlTH • Valley View Hospital’s Women’s Health Symposium takes place at the Orchard on Snowmass Drive from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Info: FREAKERS PROM • The PAC3 Foundation throws its Freakers’ Prom fund-raiser in the Third Street Center at 8 p.m.“Freaker Prom is just like high school,”said PAC3 Director Josh Behrman.“Dress in traditional prom attire but show your freak flag, the freakier the better.” The night includes DJ Harry spinning tunes, a photo booth, spiked punch, appetizers and more. A prom king and queen will be crowned.Advance tickets are $30 (day of $35) at pac3carbondale, Dos Gringos in Carbondale, Thunder River Market (at the CMC turnoff) and Deja Brew Coffee and Tea in Glenwood Springs. Info: SCHOOl TOUR • Marble Charter School offers school tours and Q&A sessions from 1:45 to 4 p.m. and the same time on May 17. The school is for grades K-8. Info: 963-9550. RBR • Rock Bottom Ranch hosts an Earth Day celebration and volunteer day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP at

MONDAY April 22 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. E-DAY TAlK • Jon Fox-Rubin (VP of Fiberforge), discusses sustainability and related issues at 6:30 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School. Fiberforge develops affordable, strong and lightweight alternatives to steel and nonsustainable products used worldwide. Info: Rock Bottom Ranch at

WEDNESDAY April 24 CUlTURE ClUB • The newly founded Carbondale Culture Club continues its lunch-time presentations at the Third Street Center Calaway Room from noon to 1 p.m. featuring jazz pianist Tim Fox with vocalist Josefina Mendez. The club is open to everyone. To reserve a time to perform, call Lisa at 963-3330. TAlENT SHOW • The public is invited to the Roaring Fork High School talent show from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. ROTARY • The Rotary Club of Carbondale meets at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the firehouse. Featured speaker is Joe O’Donnell (Kids Against Hunger). Upcoming programs are Coke Newell (Project Amigo) and Club Assembly (May 1). Info: Ken Neubecker at CALENDAR page 11

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Further Out

THURS.-SUN. April 25-28 5POINT • The 5Point Film Festival takes place at the Carbondale Recreation Center. Info:

THURSDAY April 25 lIVE MUSIC • PAC3 in the Third Street Center presents Mickey and the Motorcars. Info: SPECIAl BROADCAST • KDNK’s “Valley Voices” features River Bridge and the Advocate Safehouse from 4 to 4:56 p.m. KDNK-FM is located at 88.1 in Carbondale and elsewhere on the left end of the radio dial in other areas

from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and up to Thomasville and Leadville.

FRIDAY April 26 DANCE • Dance Initiative will present its new Spectrum Dance Collection at Thunder River Theatre 7:30 p.m. on April 26 and 27. This entertaining short program will feature some of the most talented dancers in the community performing original choreography and creative movement. Dance styles include contemporary and classical ballet, jazz, modern, tap, clogging and more. Info: 963-868. Tickets can be purchased at

RAY ADAMS MEMORIAlS • A memorial for Aspen Choral Society founder Ray Adams will be held at Glenwood Springs Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 and at St. Mary Catholic church in Aspen at 7:30 p.m. on April 27. Proceeds will help pay medical bills. The suggested donation is $15. Donations can also be sent to the Ray V. Adams Benefit Fund, Alpine Bank-Aspen, 600 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611. A memorial and celebration of life will also be held at the Wheeler Opera House at 2 p.m. on June 1.

SATURDAY APRIL 27 BEAD SAlE • African Thinking Day at Sopris

Elementary School in Glenwood Springs features an African beads sale, educational booths, Shea products (for sale to help eradicate poverty for women in Uganda) and more. It all takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. There’ll be a speaker at 2:30 p.m. and African drummers and dancing at 3 p.m. The event is hosted by Girl Scout Troop 1367.

SATURDAY May 11 DANDElION DAY • Carbondale’s 15th annual Dandelion Day takes place at Sopris Park. Vendor applications are being accepted. For details, go to

Ongoing MUSIC TOGETHER • Classes for infants, toddlers and young children are coming up at Music Together in Carbondale and Aspen. Info: or 963-1482.

WHITE DOG SHOW • The new White Dog Gallery on Weant Boulevard presents New Orleans artist Dianne Parks and others. Info: or 510-5391.

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

GERDES CONTINUES • Colorado Mountain College’s ArtShare gallery in downtown Glenwood Springs presents photographs by Scot Gerdes through April. Info: 947-8367 or

TNHA ClASSES • True Nature Healing Arts offers classes in chakras, metta, tantra, meditation with a sweat lodge, and more. Info: 963-9900. ClAY CENTER • The Carbondale Clay Center at the east end of Main Street presents Sarah Moore and K Rhynus Cesark. Info: 963-2529.

MONTESSORI TOURS • Ross Montessori Charter School (K-8) conducts weekly tours for potential parents Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. To reserve a spot, call 963-7199. Enrollment continues through April. BEER RUN • Independence Run & Hike stages a four-mile beer run Thursdays at 6:30

Benefit for Carbondale Teacher and Soccer Coach

Ivone Muñoz

p.m. and a group run Saturdays at 8:15 a.m. Info: 704-0909. BAllET FOlKlORICO • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico Program Director Francisco Nevarez gives adult classes at the Third Street Center from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $12 per class/$40 per month. ZINGERS • Betsy Schenck leads the Senior Matters Zingers sing-along group at Heritage Park Care Center on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Info: 963-2167. BIlINGUAl STORY TIME • Gordon Cooper Library presents a bilingual story time for kids 1-5 years old Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. info: 963-2889. MUSICAl STORY TIME • The Gordon

Cooper Library presents Musical Story Time at 4 p.m. on Mondays. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Info: 963-2889.

JAZZ JAM • A jazz jam with players ranging from middle school students to adults is held at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs on Monday nights.

TAI CHI • Senior Matters in the Third Street Center offers tai chi with instructor John Norton at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost is $40 per month or $7 per drop in. Info: 274-1010.

SUPPORT GROUP • Hospice of the Valley presents a grief and loss support group in Basalt the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.


Master Storyteller

Kendall Haven

An Adventure for Elementary Students to Graduate Students; Children to Grandparents

Saturday, April 20th 5:00-7:00 pm At Roaring Fork High School

Spaghetti Dinner Cakewalk & Silent Auction Advance ticket prices: Family: $30 Children 13 & under $5 Adults: $10 Children 2 and under Free Please purchase tickets in advance to help us plan for food.

Dinner includes spaghetti (Vegetarian & Meat Sauce available), garlic bread, salad, drinks, and a donation dessert bar.

All proceeds will go to help Ivone and her family with her medical bills and living expenses while she is unable to work. You can purchase tickets at RFHS, CMS, CRES, or call 309-9200 or 309-1068.

Spoken Word Performance

STORIES OF NEIGHBORHOOD MAGIC & RELUCTANT HEROES Sun. Apr. 28, 2013 · 3:30 – 5 pm Third Street Center, Carbondale Embark on a journey to the farthest reaches of your imagination. 0U [OL [YHKP[PVU VM [OL ÄULZ[ VULTHU [OLH[LY /H]LU KLSP]LYZ OPNO LULYN` HUPTH[LK [OLH[LYX\HSP[` WLYMVYTHUJLZ TICKETS: $10/person or $25/family of four

Storytelling Workshops STORYTELLING IN THE HOME …For Parents & Grandparents Mon. Apr. 29, 1 - 2:30 pm · Third Street Center Tickets: $10/person

STORYTELLING IN THE SCHOOLS …For Teachers Mon. Apr. 29, 4:30 - 6 pm · Carbondale Middle School Auditorium Tickets: $10/person

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Community Briefs

Please submit your community briefs to by noon on Monday. exhibit and sell their artwork in a cooperative way. As gallery space is limited, artwork will be juried. Artists are required to assist with setup, breakdown and to work shifts during the fair. CCAH will provide the tent, pro-panels and pedestals. Artists are responsible for their own display. CCAH will handle the accounting and collect sales tax. The booth fee is $50 and CCAH will take a 15 percent commission on sales. Applications must be received by May 1 and notification will be made by May 31. For details, go to, call 963-1680 or e-mail

Bike & Walk challenge slated for April 23-25 The Garfield Clean Energy Bike and Walk School Challenge returns to 5,500 students form Parachute to Carbondale. Open to students in grades K-8, they can win cash for their class and school by walking, biking, carpooling or taking the bus. Prizes range from $25 and $50 cash cards on the Home Room Challenge, to $250 to $1,000 in the School Challenge. For more information, go to or call 704-9200. Other sponsors are CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region), RFTA, Alpine Bank and LiveWell Garfield County.

Waldorf schools holds open house The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork hosts an Early Childhood open house from 9:30 to 11 am. On April 19. The school is located upvalley from Catherine Store at 16543 Highway 82.

Cowboy Up seeks beneficiaries Cowboy Up, held annually in downtown Carbondale, is looking for non-profit beneficiaries from this year’s event. Applicants must be 501(c)3 non-profits. For details, go to or e-mail The application deadline is April 30.

Strawberry Days looking for bands The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is seeking five bands to perform on the main stage at Strawberry Days coming on June 21-23. The public is invited to select their favorites through the online Battle of the Bands competition, sponsored by Radio CMC. Bands should submit a link to a two to three minute audition video to by April 30. For details, go to

Bear Award volunteers needed in Glenwood The Garfield County Public Library District recently announced that Mollie Honan (center) is the new branch manager of the Gordon Cooper Branch Library. She has worked for the district for three years and worked in libraries during college and in high school. Jeannine Stickle (right) is the new youth services coordinator. Maura Masters (left) is a new library assistant. Sue Schnitzer (not shown) has taken over as circulation coordinator but said she will still help out occasionally with story time. Photo by Lynn Burton

CCAH offering summer art camps The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is offering summer art camps for youth. The week-long camps include Claymation Creations, Ukulele & Singing, and Fantastic Masks & Wearable Art (just to name a few). For details, go to, call 963-1680 or e-mail

Mountain Fair accepting artists applications CCAH is accepting applications for the Carbondale Mountain Fair Valley Artists Gallery (aka the Locals Booth). The gallery allows local artists who are CCAH members to

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers in the Roaring Fork Valley are preparing for possible significant bear activity again this year and the agency is stressing the importance of volunteers’ help in reducing wildlife conflicts. Glenwood Springs residents interested in helping their community are invited to attend a Bear Aware training meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 20. The volunteers’ main role is to fan out throughout their local community and personally remind their friends and neighbors about some of the practical things everyone can do to minimize wildlife conflicts. For details, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Glenwood Springs.

Crime victims honored in Glenwood Springs The Two Rivers Coalition for Victim Advocacy holds a ceremony to honor crime victims in front of the Garfield County Courthouse at 11 a.m. on April 22. Later in the evening from 6 to 9 p.m., John Michael Keyes and Samuel Granillo will share their experiences as victims of crime. The presentations are part of National Crime Victims Week, which runs April 21-27. In conjunction with National Crime Victims Week, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh interviews crime victims during her “Valley Voices” show from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 25. KDNK-FM is located 88.1, 88.3 and 88.5.

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Speeds on SH 82 will be reduced from 50 mph to 35 mph for the duration of the project. A temporary traffic signal will be installed on the Aspen side of the airport terminal traffic circle. Expect slight delays. During construction, pedestrians must use the signaled crosswalk at the intersection of SH 82 and the airport.

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Colorado Department of Transportation planner Dan Roussin and Garfield County planner Tamra Allen met recently with a delegation of Satank residents to explore ways to improve the problematic Dolores Way intersection. With CDOT ruling out a traffic light because it would be too close to the Village Road signal, a future 3-sided roundabout at the entrance to Grand Junction Pipe/La Fontana may be the best answer, according to some attending the meeting. Stay tuned. Photo by Lynn Burton

Please note: Construction schedules always change. Stay tuned. We’ll do our best to keep you informed. Questions? 920-5206 Special thanks to Colorado Mountain College

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Shopping | Dining | Culture | Recreation

VISIT BASALT & EL JEBEL At the confluence of Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers

Susie’s Consignments: Branching out to Willits

Celebrate Spring!

By S. Michael Jundt November of 1991 may have heralded the birth of Susan Harvey’s first consignment store in Aspen, but Harvey’s passion for second-hand wears began many years earlier and 2,000 miles to the east. A New York native, Susan got hooked on the business while working at the Junior League Second Hand Shop in New Haven, Connecticut. Susie’s success in Aspen is branching out, and on April 18 you can join Susan in celebrating the grand opening of her new store in Basalt’s Willits Town Center. Susan, who first became acquainted with Aspen through ski trips with her dad, spent 18 years as a ski instructor in Snowmass Village.“But it was the second-hand business that always called out to me,” she says. “It was while managing Gracy’s consignment that friends of mine came into the shop telling me about a cute house on Hopkins for rent and Susie’s Consignments suddenly found itself a home. Twenty-two years later we’re still in Aspen, although we’ve moved to Main Street, but I’m really excited to have this new location in Willits.” And it’s not just locals that shop Susie’s. There is a group of lawyers from Washington, D.C., who come out twice a year to embellish their wardrobes with suits and sport coats, and three dresses from Susie’s have attended three different inaugural balls. Numerous brides have been married in dresses from Susie’s and even featured in high-end magazines. One bride, whose dress became lost in an airline luggage transfer, wrote that she liked the replacement dress she found at Susie’s even better than the original. Susan is also a sponsor for The Day of Giving, an event that donates thousands of clothing items to those in need through St. Mary’s church in Aspen. “It’s important to give back,” said Susan. “We are so blessed to live in this valley but not everyone has their needs met. The Day of Giving is a way to provide for others.” Susie’s has an eclectic mix of clothing and home furnishings, with a unique atmosphere. One couple, now married for many years, actually met and fell in love while shopping Susie’s.

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Obituaries Jennifer Nevarez 1996-2013 Our sweet angel left us way to soon on April 14, 2013. Jenny will always be remembered by her beauty inside and out. She touched every person she came in contact with and had a smile that will never be forgotten. She is survived by her parents Pedro and Elda Nevarez; sister Roxana Nevarez; brothers Juan (Leslie) Nevarez, Pedro Jr. (Denise) Nevarez; nieces, Addaline, Maribel and Lyanna Nevarez, Andrea Salais; nephews Isaac Nevarez and Armando Salais; grandmothers Paula Nevarez, and Luz Molina; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by both grandfathers and a cousin. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, at noon at St. Mary of the Crown in Carbondale, Colorado, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Albert R. McAnany Albert R. McAnany of New Palestine, Indiana, passed away on April 12, 2013 at his home. Albert was commonly known as “Al,” “Mac” or “Bud” by those who knew him. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Jan. 12, 1926, to parents Francis and Mildred Agnes (Trimpe) McAnany. Al served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII on board the USS LSM-LSMR. During his career, Al worked as a truck driver for Kroger for nearly 40 years and was also a fire investigator for the state of Indiana and a volunteer fire fighter with the City of Lawrence Fire Department for 40 years. He was a member of American Legion Posts 510 and 182; VFW Post 261; the USS LSM-LSMR Association; the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, Inc.; past-chief of the Brown County Fire Department; the Indiana Motor Transportation Association (IMTA); and was involved in the state and national rodeo for trucking competitions where he won state several times and placed third on the national level. Al also once ran as the Democratic nominee for City County Council in Brown County. He was so proud of his country and family, could always be counted on, and never knew a stranger. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mildred; first wife, Betty L. McAnany; and siblings: William and James McAnany and Mildred Mead. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Cook) McAnany; daughters, Dian S. Connor (Charles), Patricia Jordan and Kim Cross (Tom); son, Richard Cook (Sherrie); grandsons, Martin Smith and Alec Cook; granddaughters, April E. Clark of Carbondale, Colorado, and Lexi Cook; and great-grandchildren, Aaron and Sarah. Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Flanner and Buchanan- Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis. Condolences may be shared online by visiting Al’s guest book at

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A true Aspen spirit was lost on April 7 when Trudi Peet died at her winter home in Tucson, Ariz. after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her devoted husband, Gerry Knapp, and her beloved dogs. Born in St. Paul, Minn. In the 1950s she came to Aspen with her family, decided the town was meant for her and stayed. A nationally known equestrian and artist of multiple medias, some of the happiest moments of her life were competing in the 1972 Dressage Olympic Trials. Trudi is survived by her husband, Gerry Knapp; sons Jess Pedersen and wife Nina, and Christoper Janney and wife Justine, and her five grandchildren, Olivia, Oskar, Leo, James and Michael.

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It takes a village to educate a child (RFHS). Last week we saw groundbreaking for the foundation, and five dedicated students spending their Sunday turning their ideas into reality with their building mentor Mark Regan and numerous community volunteers. This Sunday,April 21, Houses For Higher Education and RFHS will team up for a good old-fashion community “barn-raising.” It’s called“Building Earth On Earth Day”spring clean up day in the high school gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beyond being a great way to celebrate Earth Day, this is a day for the community to show its support, celebrate student accomplishments and lend a hand. At the school on the same day, CMC environmental science students will be creating a “food forest,” which is an ecosystem created to produce healthy, sustainable foods. In the 2013-2014 academic year, H4HE will introduce and implement a Design + Build course at Roaring Fork, Basalt, Glenwood Spring and Yampah high schools with a goal of working with 40-plus students. As we look to the future of this program it is the goal of H4HE to move beyond traditional ca-

RFHS workday celebrates Earth Day By Rachel Connor There is a new hands-on course being offered in Roaring Fork Valley high schools.As in their other classes, students receive a grade, they have to commit to showing up and there are weekly assignments. This is unlike their typical classes. It’s fundamentally about one thing: doing. Students get their hands on all the things their minds are trying to learn in the classroom. Their time is spent making, creating and building tangible, real things that they can step back from and be proud of. Their final project is a building. It’s a building imagined and built by each student with the help of their communities, a building that will be a tangible reward for all the creativity and hardwork they offer over the course of a year. The year-long, elective-credit course titled Design + Build is the result of a small,dedicated group of educators and builder and community members who want to provide our youth with the experiences that connect work in the classroom to work in the real world. Houses for Higher Education (H4HE) was officially founded in early 2011 and this spring will see the completion of a second Design + Build project by Roaring Fork High School students. Acting as the designers, students are mentored by local architects, participating in everything from client interviews to the creation of final construction documents. Local builders and contractors from our community join the team to work directly with the students on everything from material takeoffs and pricing, to building the structure from the ground up. This year Donna Riley (of Donna Riley Architects) worked one-on-one with students to design a much-needed garden shed for the AgBio Program at Roaring Fork High School

reer skill training to provide an educational experience that allows students with a chance to imagine solutions, sketch solutions, design solutions, model solutions, test solutions, redesign solutions, describe and articulate solutions and implement solutions to real-world challenges. Design it. Build it. Design + Build. The strength of the program lies in community engagement and working with the extensive professional talent we have in the Roaring Fork Valley to provide a meaningful context for learning and in the process knocking down that invisible wall between schools and their communities. We are pushing students out the door to tackle real-world problems while bringing community mentors in the door to share what they know. It will be happening this Sunday at Roaring Fork High School and will be happening for years to come. Join H4HE as we invest in our valley’s youth. Rachel Connor is program director for Houses for Higher Education. For more information, go to

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