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Volume 8, Number 25 | July 28, 2016

CLOTR returns By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer

When Hattie Thompson was in her hey-day as a leading lady of Carbondale from maybe 1890-1920, other leading ladies, no doubt, gathered at her two-story brick house just south of the edge of town to discuss current events and socialize. Flash forward to 2016, and some of the town’s leading ladies are still getting together for their own enjoyment, and for others. Look for a repeat performance from the CLOTR in 2017. Photo by Sarah Johnson

Wilderness Workshop asking Aspen to abandon water rights Sopris Sun Staff Report

The Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop is asking the City of Aspen to abandon some of its conditional water rights, in order to prevent dams from possibly being built on Castle and Maroon Creeks, just outside of town. “If built, these dams would be highly destructive to the ecology and character of these two iconic valleys and inconsistent with the values of our community,” the Wilderness Workshop said in its current e-mail to members and others. “Each would inundate por-

After remaining underground for a year after their last appearance at Main Street and Highway 133, the Carbondale Ladies of the Roundabout re-emerged Friday afternoon to wave and greet motorists as they returned from work. The unofficial spokeswoman of the diverse group, which numbered about 25 and whose ages ranged from “18-80,” told The Sopris Sun CLOTR members converged at the roundabout following social media alerts and e-mails, and were out there for about 29 minutes. They set up, or sat down, on the apron that separates the landscaped part of the roundabout from the traffic lanes. The roundabout wavers were themselves greeted with honks, return waves, smiles, thumbs up and shouts of “I love Carbondale.” Last year’s inaugural wave-in was staged on a Friday “ … because it seemed like a fun way to brighten the day.” Will the CLOTR return next year at some point? “Probably … but not necessarily the week before Mountain Fair.” When asked if anyone was afraid that the sight of this group of unexpected and outrageous women might cause a motorist to plow in to them, the spokeswoman replied “Never. We did, however plan to watch for semis and buses and move quickly if we needed to.” When asked whether Carbondale needs more of this kind of stunt and why, the spokeswoman concluded, “YES!! We are forgetting how to be spontaneous and create pockets of joy … we’ll probably return next year.”

tions of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and destroy important riparian areas and wetlands. We’re urging the city to abandon their water rights to ensure these two dams are never built.” Since 1965, the City of Aspen has maintained conditional water rights to build two reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks, according to Wilderness Workshop. To keep these rights, Aspen must submit a diligence filing this October. “While this is a routine filing that occurs

every six years, and not a proposal to actually build the reservoirs, it is an indication that the city intends to build them one day,” said a WW spokesman. “The city has maintained these rights, anticipating that they will use the reservoirs to provide municipal water to an expanding city.” Aspen has maintained its water rights on Castle and Maroon creeks with little or no public input, Wilderness Work shop said. Aspen maintains the water rights are of ASPEN WATER RIGHTS page 7

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, or call 510-3003.


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

CMC on firm ground Dear Editor: As the 50th anniversary of Colorado Mountain College approaches, the school has never been on firmer footing. As the first new Trustee to be elected in more than three years, I have joined a Board of seven trustees. Five have worked together with two presidents and one interim president. Wisely, the board, three years ago, commissioned a new strategic plan. Shortly thereafter, following an extensive professional search, the trustees approved hiring Dr. Carrie Hauser as President of CMC. As a member of the CMC Foundation for five years, I have been able to actively follow the transition of CMC through regular reports to the foundation board from all three presidents. I have attended every public CMC trustee meeting since May, 2015. After five years of working closely with CMC, I feel well qualified to state that Colorado Mountain College has been very well led by our current president; the college has been moved from a state of uncertainty, to profound stability. Today, the college is positioned to adapt efficiently and effectively with changing economic conditions. Along with the success that CMC is experiencing, comes increased responsibility for CMC’s governing board. Change often is wrongly viewed as disruption. The trustees must be willing to hold themselves accountable. The board must commit to move forward in a timely and competent way in order to grow and to change with new populations and needs of our communities in an uncertain economy. Throughout my term as a CMC trustee, I intend to support our strategic plan, our president and the trustees who share my commitment to assure CMC's excellence, relevance and financial stability far into the future. Patty Theobald, Trustee Colorado Mountain College Summit County

Music Fest thanks Dear Editor: Many thanks to all the local musicians who made the 15th annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest happen. We had over 14 hours of live music in Carbondale at the Fourth Street plaza on July 1, and Sopris Park on the Fourth of July. Another highlight of the fest was on First Friday when we all got to celebrate Jim Calaway’s 85th birthday with him and his family. A heart-warming moment came with Valle Musico playing the birthday song and leading the crowd to celebrate his special birthday. And, it was another successful fundraiser for KDNK. Once again, this annual celebration of our vibrant local music scene happened because of the time and energy from many local volunteers. It wouldn’t happen without them. And of course the acts: Wes Engstrom, Valle Musico, The Habits, Sunny and Eric, Natural

WE-cycle staffers are Mirte Mallory, Dan Perl and Kellyn Wardell, according to its website. The board is composed of: Rebecca Cole, Peter Grenney, Christy Mahon, Jesse Morris, Richard Rosenfeld, Stephen Szoradi and Andy Tenis. Photo by Lynn Burton Transfusion, Let Them Roar, Jim Hawkins, The Brink, Hardwire, Louie & the Lizards, Dan and Pam Rosenthal, and the Davenports. Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon Standiford Steve’s Guitars Carbondale

VRBO update Dear Editor: First, I would like to personally say thank you to the Carbondale P&Z and Board of Trustees for addressing the subject of the impact of short-term rentals on the quality of our neighborhoods and our town in such a timely manner. I specifically appreciate both boards recognition that various conditions of short-term rentals require different approaches and necessitate a deeper and broader understanding of the dynamics in play. I agree wholeheartedly that owner-occupied properties present far less of an impact on our neighborhoods than do non-owner occupied and non-resident investor properties. In my opinion, owner-occupied properties should actually be encouraged as opposed to stricter regulations on non-owner occupied and investormanaged properties – especially as regards licensing, taxation, and code enforcement. That said, I would like to clarify a statement that was printed as a quote from me from the P&Z meeting on June 2. I was quoted as saying that the non-resident owners of the VRBO next to me do not provide parking for one of their three contiguous properties adjacent to the bike path. That is not exactly accurate. There is legitimate parking for three cars in front of the middle house on the bike path. That does not count the 3040 foot driveway that connects the three parking spaces in front of the house to Seventh Street. This dwelling sleeps up to 10 people. (I’m not sure how the P&Z defines parking, but I have to wonder if the driveway counts as parking spaces). On several occasions, when the lodgers’ cars have been lined up all the way down the driveway and in front of the public access to the bike path at the end of Seventh Street and Cleveland, I have taken it upon myself to knock on the door of the VRBO and request that they move their cars from in front of the bike path entrance. It is uncomfortable. I shouldn’t have to do it. And a call to the police, as has been

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suggested to me by several persons, to remedy the condition (and any other circumstances for that matter) seems ridiculous to me and a waste of time for the police. It seems to me that perhaps the investors who own the VRBO should be instructing their lodgers about parking and about the expectations of the neighborhood of full-time residents where they have chosen to rent a VRBO. Maybe the investors are actually doing this, as it has happened to be quieter of late – and it is much appreciated. So for this, and several other reasons, I am, again, very grateful that the questions of regulations for short-term rentals in the Town of Carbondale are being given the attention that they, our full-time residents, and our neighborhoods deserve. Thank you again. Tim Brogdon 282 North 7th Street Carbondale

WE-cycle idea Dear Editor: I’m writing to encourage the Carbondale Board of Trustees to support installing WEcycle bike-share stations in Carbondale. I work in Basalt and use the WE-cycle stations daily. It is a great program that allows me to take RFTA to work every day as I can get from the BRT station to my office quickly and easily, and also do errands at lunch without a car. They would be a great addition to Carbondale, especially for getting to and from the Carbondale Park & Ride, out to the high school, to Third Street Center, City Market and more. From talking with folks on the WEcycle board, it sounds like they are looking at installing stations in Glenwood next as they have not had a lot of interest from Carbondale government. I think it would be a shame if we missed out on this program. Carbondale is a great example of a town that puts the environment and energy efficiency first. All of our solar PV, our environmental nonprofits, Dandelion Day, the E-board, the list goes on and on. Transportation is another critical area in which we need to reduce our carbon footprint, and the WE-cycle program could help us do that. Please consider letting WE-cycle know that Carbondale is interested and excited to add bike-sharing to our great town. Laurie Guevara-Stone Carbondale

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Volunteers make Carbondale Mountain Fair happen Along with the Dream Team By John Colson Sopris Sun Staff Writer More than 300 volunteers have signed up to help pull off the 45th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair (July 29-31), covering an array of activities, including parking and traffic control, contests of one sort or another, trash disposal (handled by The Green Team), the raffle, races on foot and on bicycles, the wildly popular Cantina, the Peace Patrol, and more. Deborah Colley, who is the operations manager for the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (soon to be officially known as Carbondale Arts) has the job of being co-supervisor (with Sarah Murray) of the volunteer corps. Aside from employees of CCAH, Colley explained, the Mountain Fair has only three paid staff — Marianne Ackerman, who is in charge of vendor coordination; and Mark Taylor and James Gorman, who make up the “production” crew and are in charge of the overall setup and teardown of the Fair facilities. Colley told The Sopris Sun on Monday that there are as many as 100 additional volunteers who regularly show up to help get the stage set up, erect other physical structures associated with the Fair, and general “behind-the-scenes stuff.” All of this is managed, if one can call it,

by a group known simply as The Dream Team, a group of volunteers who mostly have been at this for years and possess a deep understanding of what it takes to bring off a complex three-day party of this type. “They’re like the heads of each of the volunteer categories,” said Colley, explaining that she and Murray also take on the duty of overseeing the check-in of volunteers at a booth near the Benjamin H. Reed Memorial Gazebo stage, and of calling up any volunteers who are expected at a particular time but have either forgotten or simply not shown up. “Those are long hours at the Fair,” Colley said, referring to the 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. hours of the volunteer booth, the T-shirt booth and others dedicated to the nutsand-bolts work of putting on the Fair, which she said are basically handled in shifts so avoid burning out the volunteers. The members of the Dream Team, she said, generally each put in about 10 hours of work over the course of the Fair, which officially begins at noon on Friday and ends Sunday evening. The volunteers, in return for their work, get free T-shirts and, if they put in 8 hours or more, are invited to use the backstage area behind the Gazebo as a place to rest, chill out, chat with friends and take a break now and then. Otherwise, the backstage area is a restricted-access zone for musicians, bearers of special backstage passes and a select group of what really functions as a Mountain Fair family during the three-day event.

Many volunteers, Colley said, have been doing it for years, decades in some cases, and have particular categories in which they like to serve. Naming just a few, she noted that longtime local Lee Beck has been a regular at the Information Booth, though Colley was not certain at the time if Beck would be working that booth this year. Colley also pointed to Carol Klein, another regular volunteer who happened to be helping out at the Launch Pad gallery and dance during the time Colley was talking with The Sopris Sun, and who “likes to work the raffle booth.” Katherine Rushton, Colley said, has become the queen of the cake-judging contest, while Alta Otto and Heidi Hendricks are in charge of the pie contest — both of which have long histories at the Fair and at one time were such sought-after volunteer opportunities that vacancies only happened when someone died. Among the younger faces in Fair management are Tanner Hawkins and Joe Raatz, Colley continued, who put in long hours on the Peace Patrol, which as its name implies is charged with keeping the peace among the thousands of revelers who frequent the fair each year. Then there is the matter of nighttime security — watching over the vendor booths and other valuables left in Sopris Park on Friday and Saturday nights. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, this task was handed over to a group of locals of dubious talents known collectively as the A-Team,

but it now is accomplished by employees of Colorado Protective Services security company (owned by Tom Dalessandri, former Aspen Police official and one-time sheriff of Garfield County). And there are people such as local builder “Luby” Lubrant and Wick Moses — audiophile, motorcyclist and erstwhile longtime employee of the KDNK radio station in Carbondale — who habitually have been part of the parking and traffic management core overseen by veteran Fair worker Barb Bush and her cohort, Patty Nadon.

Parking and Traffic A key aspect of the Fair’s organizational work is figuring out how to handle the vehicles that carry those thousands of revelers into town every year, which Bush has been doing pretty much as long as the Fair has been in existence. Bush said she and Nadon have been working together for about six years. For most of that time, Bush said, they have been working to pare down the chore from its early status of directing traffic on all four street corners surrounding Sopris Park, including: the high-volume corners at Main and 7th streets, and at Main and Weant Boulevard, and the corners of Euclid and Weant, and Euclid and 7th. But these days, Main Street is not part of their jurisdiction, Bush said. “Now all we’ve got is the corners at Euclid and 7th and Euclid and Weant,” she explained, after the Carbondale Police FAIR PARKING page 13

Meet the Dream Team folks and staffers who help to make Carbondale Mountain Fair happen. More or less from left to right: Hilary (not part of the Dream Team but was volunteering when this photo was taken), Staci Dickerson, Regna Jones, Brian Colley, Marianne Ackerman, Pam Rosenthal, Annie Worley, Leslie Johnson, Amy Kimberly, Kat Rich, Sarah Murray, Courtney McDougall and baby Sam, Rebecca Murray, Hilary Hendricks, Jason White, Barbara Bush, Pam Williams, Kristen Levy, Deborah Colley, Dan Giese, Katrina Byars, Jim Neu, Tory Neu, Alix Knipe, Mark Taylor, Randall Levine, Jeff Britt, Melissa Sumera, Laura Stover, Bill Laemmel, Tammy Perry and Kara Monte. Not shown are: James Gorman, Dave Kanzer, Mustang Molly, Evan Cree, Patty Nadon, Michael Gorman, Richard Vottero and Destinee Reed. Courtesy photo THE SOPRIS SUN, Carbondale’s weekly community connector • JULY 28 - AUGUST 3, 2016 • 3

Town Briefs

Nuche Park finding niche with ranchers Sopris Sun Staff Report In his weekly memo to town trustees, staff and other recipients, Town Manager Jay Harrington said the recreation staff has met with a local Realtor to discuss interest on the part of a local family to build a picnic and shade shelter at Nuche Park at the south end of town on Highway 133, along with several parking spaces and illustrated signs giving information about the early ranching history of Carbondale. The proposal is to be put before the Parks & Recreation Commission at its Aug. 10 meeting. In other news from Harrington’s report, town streets crew performed the final grading for a new employee housing unit adjacent to the Utilities Department, and installed a new sidewalk for the front entrance of the modular unit. In addition, the street crew continued with an ongoing project of painting curbs at locations where there are fire hydrants, and worked with the irrigation crew to move irrigation equipment along Weant Boulevard to accommodate new sidewalk construction. The town forester has been working on pruning limbs on trees and bushes along streets, parks and trails, and Harrington reported that this year’s crop of chokecherries is a heavy one, forcing limbs to hang low. A contractor was hired recently to perform maintenance pruning on a large multi-stemmed Elm tree at Thompson Park, and town employees last week cut down tall vegetation in the Thompson Park demonstration garden area in preparation for work by what Harrington called the “permaculture group.” In addition, the recreation staff recently met with Beth

White, executive director for the historical society, to discuss submission of a $25,000 Federal Mineral Lease District mini-grant through Garfield County, to pay for improvements to the Historic Thompson House property. The town’s recreation department is coordinating efforts to come up with a set of bylaws, rules and regulations for a community garden at the Hendrick Ranch subdivision, Harrington wrote. Once a draft of the documents is finished, a meeting is planned for some time in September to present the proposed rules to the 22 gardenplot holders for a vote. Starting July 28, staff from the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) organization will be working with a group of local high school students to build a rock wall along the River Valley Ranch stretch of the Crystal River, where the river bank is eroding away below a section of trail, according to Harrington. He wrote that the project was planned for one day only, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, among the plethora of programs, Harrington reported that the Ascendigo Extreme Sports Camp rents the climbing wall for sports-campers every Wednesday for four hours. Harrington also reported that this was a “successful year for youth baseball/softball in Carbondale, under the direction of Jason Thraen, our athletics coordinator.” The memo stated that some 100 youths were involved in the program, along with 15 volunteer coaches, and that the Carbondale team came away the winner of a July 16 softball tournament for 8-10 year olds. Other age groups took part in several similar tournaments in Glenwood Springs.

Cop Shop From July 13-21, Carbondale officers handled 281 calls for service. During that period, officers investigated the following cases of note: SATURDAY, July 16: At 54 minutes past midnight, an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding and weaving. After investigating, the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. SUNDAY, July 17: At 10:16 a.m. officers were sent to the area of 900 Garfield Avenue for a welfare check on a resident. The man was found to be subject to two Garfield County arrest warrants, and was arrested and taken to the county jail. SUNDAY, July 17: At 12:07 p.m. police got a call from a local man who reported that his bicycle had been stolen from his house that morning and later recovered from the RFTA Park & Ride lot along Highway 133. MONDAY, July 18: At 5:52 p.m. police were called by a parent regarding bullying and harassment of her daughter at “summer school.” No official action was reported by police. TUESDAY, July 19: At 2:28 p.m. a truck driver reported that the semi-tractor-trailer he was driving had mowed down a stop sign at Main and 8th streets. No citation was issued and the public works department was informed of the downed sign.



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The historic “Red House” at 710 Euclid Ave. (across from Sopris Park) is about 133 years old, and was originally built as a one-story log structure. The house has fallen on to hard times in the past 10 years but a couple of Roaring Fork Valley natives have returned to fix it up. Photo by Lynn Burton

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By John Colson Sopris Sun Staff Writer Two Carbondale natives, who have been absent from town for decades but have recently returned, have started what they expect will be a year-long project or longer to rehabilitate a roughly 1,900-square-foot, 133-year-old home at 710 Euclid Ave., at the corner of 7th Street and Euclid Avenue. Known as The Red House, its core is a log cabin built by the Fergusons, a pioneering local ranching family, but the structure lately has fallen on hard times. It had been occupied for an unknown number of years by the original builder’s descendant, Marvin “Fergie” Ferguson, who was known as a recluse and who apparently lived in the house with a number of cats to keep him company, according to Eric Doud, the architect for the rehabilitation project. Doud and his partner, Jan Schubert (member of another long time local family), met Fergie earlier this year through local real estate agent Mike Kennedy and, after a period of some discussions, bought the property from Fergie in April. Local observers have told The Sopris Sun that Fergie moved into the house formerly occupied by his mother, Mary Ferguson, when she died about 16 years ago, which left the Red House vacant for more than a decade. Doud, who was born when his parents were living out at what is now known as the Crystal River Fish Hatchery property south of town on Highway 133, said his family moved to the Front Range when he was very young. He described a rather peripatetic life as a young man, including college at Notre Dame in Indiana and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Armed with an architectural degree, he lived and worked in California for about 30 years, then moved to Telluride, Colorado for a time. His architectural work, he emphasized, has included a considerable amount of renovating and updating historic structures, including some in Telluride. “It’s coming back home, in a lot of ways,” he said of his return, adding that his father had always wanted to return to the Western Slope after the family moved to the Front Range in the 1950s. “Unfortunately, he died before he was able to do that,” Doud said, adding that his return and his work on the historic house is “fulfilling a family wish.” According to Doud, the plan is to pull down some of the more recent additions to the house, which is a log cabin on the ground floor and a frame construction above, and to strip the insides before renovating the structure. Then, he said, the plan includes construction of a garage with a studio above it on the southeast side of the lot, and a two-story Accessory Dwelling Unit on the southwest portion, to create “kind of a courtyard (looking) to the south.” He said Schubert’s sister is hoping to move into the ADU once it is finished, which he said will not be immediately. “We’re owner-builders, at the moment, doing it out-of-pocket,” he explained, adding that their pocket was not terribly deep and that the construction is likely to move somewhat slowly. RED HOUSE page 15



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Last minute Fair affairs Scavenger Industries puts some new twists into the 45th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. Check out their booth and build a Mountain Fair utility belt for carrying your cash and reusable eating supplies. Already got a Mountain Fair utility belt? Get a Mountain Fair henna tattoo. Scavenger Industries is also offering workshops in print making, jewelry, rag rugs and more. If you forget your camera, no problem. At the SI booth, you can make and send Mountain Fair postcards on the spot. Don’t forget to check out the Carbondale Cowgirl belt buckles. All this, AND MORE, in booth 89, near the pavilion and Locals Gallery. For more info, go to If you need some place to park your car, head over to the Mount Sopris Nordic Council’s parking fund-raiser at the CMC Lappala Center, one block north of Sopris Park on Seventh Street. Park all day for a $5 donation. The MSNC is also looking for volunteers for two-hour shifts. For details, contact Eleanor Perry at 970-274-1896 or e-mail Volunteer for four hours or more and you earn a Mountain Fair Friends of the Fair T-shirt. That’s the deal. Find out more at the info booth near the gazebo stage. The ďŹ re laddies and lasses with the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District will be giving away 70 bicycle helmets to kids as part of the ďŹ re district’s activities at the Mountain Fair, according to Fire Chief Ron Leach. The giveaways will happen twice on

Saturday and twice on Sunday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day at the ďŹ re district’s booth near the gazebo stage, Leach said. Parents must accompany their kids. The helmets were purchased for $2,000 from Aloha Cyclery at Aloha’s cost without a markup. Leach said, “They are really good bike helmets.â€? Money for the purchase came from the GarďŹ eld County Emergency Medical Advisory Council, thanks to a state surcharge of $2 on vehicle registrations in Colorado. Dr. Michael Stahl, physician advisor to the ďŹ re district, said, “Carbondale Fire’s helmet program will help to reduce head injuries and emergency room visits. Anything that decreases my business in the ER is a very good thing.â€?

Police seek info on assailant The Carbondale Police Department seeks the public’s help to identify and locate an unidentiďŹ ed male, according to a press release. On July 23 at 12:15 a.m., an adult female was walking down the bike path near Highway 133 and Village Road. A male suspect grabbed the victim from behind, touched her inappropriately and physically assaulted her. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and was transported to Valley View Hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries. The attacker was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5' 5''. The Carbondale Police Department has a person of interest in this case. Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said, “We encourage people to walk with a friend, be aware of their sur-

For folks who wander off the beaten Mountain Fair path this weekend, check out the chalk board at the Carbondale Branch Library (Third Street and Sopris Avenue). This is the board’s ip side, as used to its fullest extent by the Friendly Dictators a couple of weeks ago. Photo by Kristin Carroll roundings and use extra caution, especially at night.� Anyone with information of this suspect is urged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at 963-2662.

Parks & Rec notes The Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commission holds its next meeting at the Sopris Park picnic shelter, starting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10. Agenda items include: a Nuche Park development proposal, Sopris Park

playground equipment replacement, and discussion of the recreation department’s 2017 budget.

They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Tom Baker and Brent Moss (July 28); Liz Phillips and Sarah Kemme (July 29); Cheryl Loggins, Debbie Bruell and Nancy Barnett (July 31); Anibal Guevera (Aug. 1) and Jeff Dahl (Aug. 2).




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Town will ask voters about broadband in November By John Colson Sopris Sun Staff Writer Carbondale is on track to ask voters in November whether the town should actively work toward providing unlimited broadband Internet service to its residents, in keeping with a Garfield County-wide broadband examination that has been underway for months. The town’s Board of Trustees (BOT) on Tuesday approved a ballot question that asks voters whether they want to “opt out” of SB 152, a 2005 statute passed by the state legislature that prohibits local governments from getting involved in the broadband business. The matter came up Tuesday night even before the ballot language was discussed, as the trustees met with Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) members John Martin, Mike Samson and Tom Jankovsky for one of the two boards’ periodic joint meetings. “We, as commissioners, see the importance of broadband, how much that could help the entire county economically,” declared Samson at the opening of the joint meeting. At this point, according to County Manager Kevin Batchelder, at least two other towns in the county — Parachute and Silt — will be putting a similar question on their

ballots in November. Two other towns, Rifle and New Castle, are believed to be headed in the same direction, according to Town Attorney Mark Hamilton, who said he had contacted both towns to find out their current positions on broadband. The City of Glenwood Springs, Batchelder noted, has been “in the broadband business since 2005” and so was “grandfathered” in as unaffected by SB152. Garfield County has hired a consulting firm, NEO Connect out of Glenwood Springs, to look into public opinions about broadband availability, which is considered an essential tool for businesses, governments and people hoping to take advantage of a range of offerings on the Internet. A representative of NEO, according to a memo to the town trustees from Town Manager Jay Harrington, spoke up at a recent BOCC work session that included Carbondale officials to “strongly recommend that local governments consider opting out” of SB 152, an option that was included in the bill’s language. By opting out, according to NEO and others, local government can get involved in providing broadband “connectivity” to local businesses, homes and institutions, either as the entity that pays for the infrastructure needed for broadband, or by partnering with private interests or nonprofit organizations to get the job done.

P&Z looks at rezoning in Crystal Village subdivision By John Colson Sopris Sun Staff Writer Carbondale’s Planning and Zoning Commission is reviewing a request to amend the Planned Unit Development approvals for a portion of the Crystal Village subdivision, which back in the 1970s was the largest subdivision in town. If granted, the proposed amendments would allow property owners to build “ground-floor residential” development where once they were permitted only to build “mixed use” structures with businesses on the ground floor and, perhaps, residences on the upper floor. The proposal, known as a “zone text amendment,” also would raise the height limit for the zone from 27 feet to slightly more than 38 feet, to allow for three-story structures instead of the two stories that were allowed in original approvals starting in the mid-1970s. The proponent of the amendment is George Lines, whose address is listed on the application as Marathon, Florida, though the application refers to “multiple property owners” of adjacent properties who have some interest in the proceedings. Local planning consultant Mark Chain, who is working on the Lines proposal, said the area covered by the amendment would include the building containing the commercial space where the Claddaugh Irish Pub once was located (which is owned by Lines), as well as other existing structures. The application involves a portion of

Crystal Village bordered by West Main Street and Hendrick Road, as well as the properties within the “horseshoe” of Village Lane in the center of the proposed zone district. According to a memo from Town Planner Janet Buck, the idea behind Lines’ proposal is to allow for “live/work” units to be built, as well as “deed-restricted” housing for Roaring Fork School District employees, category 1 & 2 (low-cost) “community housing units” and units “deed-restricted for occupancy for senior housing (65 or older).” The new zoning allows a variety of office and professional uses, commercial and retail businesses, child care centers and “special food sales and home occupations.” Chain said property owners within the district have had interest from prospective buyers of the property over the years, but the interest has all been for residential uses including the ground floor areas. Lot A, a vacant space between the offices of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (the old Commercial Savings & Loan building) and Lines Plaza, Chain said, has been for sale since 2003, without success, because “commercial just never wanted to go there.” The P&Z, after a lengthy discussion of the issues involved, continued the public hearing to a meeting on Aug. 18. Because it involves a zoning change, the matter will be put before the Board of Trustees at some future date.

But, emphasized Martin at the BOT meeting, “It’s going to take a couple of years to get it done, and tens of millions of dollars” to be spent either by local governments or private partners. According to Batchelder, the county has issued a “request for information” from potential private companies that might get involved in the broadband issue. But, given the lack of any definitive indication from the private sector, “We don’t know where on the spectrum we’re going to be ending up.” He added that the ongoing assessment by NEO has indicated that “expectations are sky-high” from the public, which he said is hoping for some kind of Google-level service that will provide “gigabyte service at fifty-nine bucks a month,” which he said already is available in some large cities. When the NEO assessment is concluded, probably by November, the county will share the results with the towns with the expectation of figuring out what steps might be taken next. Tuesday night, the county and town officials also discussed the issue of affordable housing, which has vexed local governments in the area for decades as the cost of housing has risen to a point where housing options are too expensive for many working families to cope with. “One of the points that keep coming up

is, we need to look at it regionally,” said Trustee Ben Bohmfalk, who then asked about the county’s level of interest in regional cooperation on the problem. “Does government really build affordable housing?” asked Martin. “Is that what we’re looking at?” Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson replied that he was unsure about how to answer that, but he stated flatly that the town clearly does not have the kind of money needed to act on its own at this point. Talk then turned to questions about help from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), a state agency that works with federal funds and with which the county has worked in the past, and of private-sector involvement in building affordable housing. County and town officials alike conceded that, in general, affordable housing is more an issue for the towns than for the county, as population centers typically are the places where housing is built. Bohmfalk, responding to a question from Martin about the town’s willingness to accommodate high-density development, noted that Carbondale has recently changed its development review codes, making highdensity development and commercial projects easier to accomplish. “We are ready to have some development,” Bohmfalk concluded.

Aspen water rights om page 1 “great value” to the city and its water supply. In a 2012 article, Aspen Journalism said a committee of city officials wrote “Aspen will build the Castle Creek and Maroon Creek reservoirs if necessary and in the best interest of the citizens of the community … but hopefully it would never come to that.” According to Wilderness Workshop, Aspen just released a new water availability report that looks at water use for 50 years into the future, and modeled the impacts of climate change and population growth on future water use. “Even under the most pronounced growth and climate scenarios the city will have enough water for municipal use using current water sources,” Wilderness Workshop said. The City of Aspen is holding a community meeting to discuss the water rights issues at Pitkin County Library, starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 4. “The city has also done an excellent job of encouraging water conservation and investigating new sustainable sources of water like a re-use facility for irrigation water,” said the recent WW e-mail. Join us … to encourage the city to maintain this record of responsible water management and abandon their rights to build dams on Castle and Maroon Creeks.”

This is one of the City of Aspen’s possible dam sites, located at the confluence of east and west Maroon Creeks. Photo by Brent GardnerSmith/ Aspen Journalism

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Kaleb’s Katch delivers wild-caught salmon to C’dale At the Carbondale Farmers’ Market By Justin Patrick Sopris Sun Contributor It is easy to under-appreciate a local farmer’s market. Patrons show up during open hours, and voilà: where there was once a quiet intersection there is now a bustling bazaar with an array of fruits and vegetables, organic honeys and jams, and, in the case of Carbondale’s weekly 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. farmer’s market, wildcaught Alaskan fish. Kaleb Walker of Kaleb’s Katch is a farmer’s market star. He sells fish six days a week — ready-to-eat, grilled, in a wrap, as well as frozen in a large portable freezer by his side. Walker knows his goods as well as any farmer who has tended his or her onions, peppers, and tomatoes lovingly from seed to harvest. That’s because for years he spent seven weeks each summer on an Alaskan fishing boat catching the very salmon he now provides to mountaindwelling Coloradans. Although he’s off the boat now — too busy working the markets — he still sources his fish from those same chilly waters, and his passion for his product is the bedrock of his business plan that includes several ambitious ideas for expanding the operation.

Kaleb Walker serves up one of his salmon wraps at the Carbondale Farmers’ Market last Wednesday. When he’s not selling wraps and frozen seafood in Carbondale, you can “katch” him at farmers’ markets in Glenwood Springs, Evergreen, Estes Park, Dillon, Edwards, Vail, Fort Collins and Basalt. Photo by Justin Patrick

At 25 After earning a degree in natural resource management, Walker became captivated by stories his brother told him about commercial fishing in Alaska. At 25, Walker landed a job as a deckhand on a

three-person crew in Bristol Bay, one of the famously abundant and beautiful areas to fish salmon. He was offered an attractive commission and a free plane ticket. “I went to fulfill a dream of being a commercial fisherman,” he told The Sopris Sun.

After a few summers on Bristol Bay, and after his brother began selling honey successfully at a farmer’s market in North Carolina, Walker speculated about the viability of taking his wages in fish and selling his portion of the catch in Colorado. He knew the locals were foodies, and that there were “some phenomenal markets” in the mountains. “I told my skipper, ‘hey, I want $10,000 worth of fillets’” in lieu of cash wages. He was figuring it out as he went along, learning how to register a business and comply with health regulations. “It was just trial and error for the first couple of years,” he said. Walker got the hang of it and Kaleb’s Katch became a mainstay of the Glenwood Springs farmer’s market. Colleen Williams, standing in line for a salmon wrap in Carbondale this summer, said she has been a fan since Kaleb’s Katch appeared in 2009. “I would go to the farmer’s market in Glenwood Springs for that,” she said. Why is it so appealing? “It’s an explosion of taste!”

Simple strategy Walker has a simple strategy. He offers one menu item — a salmon wrap — that he devised himself. It’s a fresh-grilled fillet served on a pita with a bed of slaw (the recipe came from his days on the boat where fresh veggies were hard to come by), SALMON page 9

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Salmon om page 8 tomatoes, onions, and a homemade avocado sauce or basil vinaigrette. As customers wait for their wrap, they have a chance to look over a chalk board list of items that includes frozen fish, shrimp, prawns, crab legs, and whatever else Kaleb’s Katch has in stock. “I’m here to sell frozen fish,” he said. “Salmon wraps are bonuses.” Kaleb’s Katch is now in numerous farmer’s markets statewide: Evergreen (Tuesday), Carbondale (Wednesday), Estes Park (every other Thursday), Dillon (Friday), Edwards (Saturday), Vail and Basalt (Sunday), as well as once a month in Glenwood and Fort Collins. While Walker enjoys steady business at these markets, he wants to break into a larger market as a broker or delivery service.

Breakthrough He earned a breakthrough with national organic foods delivery service Door To Door Organics. For a year, Walker had tried to attract the company’s attention. At the time, they only had 25 employees (they now have 500, said Walker). One day, he hatched a plan. “I prepped for 25 sandwiches, called them up, and told them ‘I’m comin’ down to serve you salmon wraps, so don’t let your employees eat lunch,’” he said. He served them salmon wraps and won their business. Through Door To Door Organics, Kaleb’s Katch sells fish in several states as far as the East Coast. Walker plans to launch his own online business delivering fish directly to customers, starting in Colorado, as early as February. will offer mixed cases of seafood on a subscription model. The Skipper’s Box, Deckhand Box, and Greenhorn Box will include a mix between customers’ specific choices as well as seasonal picks, so “they still get a surprise.” Walker knows it will take hard work and perseverance to start the online component of his business. But working with his fiancé (they are set to be married later this year) who already has a great handle on marketing and social media, along with his earned market share, he is confident they can make it work. While farmers’ markets gave him his start, selling on location is demanding. “The market grind is harder than fishing,” he said. The Farmers’ Market is located at 4th and Main and takes places on Wednesdays through Sept. 28. The market is in its 12th season and has 24 vendors. “It’s a bustling market and the vendors who participate year after year are enjoying good sales as Carbondale grows and as the market grows more established,” said market manager Jewel Campbell.

If you’re not faired out after this weekend, consider the Garfield County Fair in Rifle on Aug. 1-7. Look for all kinds of country-style contests, music, 4-H exhibits, rodeos and parade. If you want to support local 4-H participants and take home some tasty beef, mutton or pig, check out the Junior Livestock Sale at 1 pm. on Aug. 6. Courtesy photos


Community Calendar THURSDAY July 28 LIBRARY • The Carbondale Branch Library presents storyteller Ms. Holly at 10:30 a.m. It’s free. Info: 963-2889 and LIVE MUSIC • Carbondale Beer Works serves up a jazz group on its patio from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. Tonight, it’s Valle Musico. MEET THE CHIEFS • The chiefs of the Carbondale Fire District, and Carbondale Police Department, meet the public and chat over coffee the third Thursday of the month at the Village Smithy. It goes from 8 to 9 a.m. RODEO • The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo takes place at the Gus Darien Arena at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Thursdays through Aug. 18. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with slack at 6 p.m. and the Grand Entry at 7:30 p.m. The arena is located a mile east of Carbondale on County Road 100. Info: ROTARY • The Mt. Sopris Rotary meets at Mi Casita at noon every Thursday.

FRI.-SUN. July 29-31 MOUNTAIN FAIR • CCAH once again stages the Roaring Fork Valley’s best party. Music, food, vendors, games, laughs, smiles and good vibes. It’s in Sopris Park and admission is free. Check out the ofďŹ cial Mountain Fair program in this issue of The Sopris Sun.

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LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the old part of the Dinkel Building presents live music every Friday night. Info: 963-3340. LIVE MUSIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs presents Valle Musico at 8:30 p.m. No cover. The lineup for August is: Guilty Pleasure (Aug. 4), the Leonard Curry Trio (Aug. 11), Stereo Icon (Aug. 18) and Valle Musico (Aug. 25). PHOTO SHOW • The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt opens “4 Photographersâ€? with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The photographers are: Michael Fain, Tom Korologos, Kathryn Rabinow and Gayle C. Waterman. Info: 9279668. The gallery’s summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SATURDAY July 30 MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “Hunt for the Wilderpeopleâ€? (PG-13) at 7:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 4. Closed July 29.

FRIDAY July 29

LIVE MUSIC • Carbondale Beer Works on Main Street presents Electric Lemon. Admission is free.

LIVE MUSIC • Carbondale Beer Works on Main Street presents Mile Markers. Admission is free.

RETREAT WITH PRIYADARSHI • The Way of Compassion Foundation presents a day-long “Three Principal Aspects of the

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Path� retreat with the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi at the Third Street Center. This is a concise Lamrim teaching that contains the essential teachings of stages of the path to enlightenment: renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom, according to a press release. The retreat takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the suggested donation is $50. Info:

and south of Meeker. One of the books, “Lake if Fire,â€? was a ďŹ nalist for a Colorado Book Award this year; “Traplineâ€? won an award in 2015.

LIBRARY • The Carbondale Branch Library kicks off its weekly series of free classical music concerts featuring Aspen Music Festival students at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; concerts are also slated for Aug. 6 and Aug. 13. Refreshments will be served. Info: 963-2889 and

POETRY • The Aspen Poets’ Society presents special guest Juan J. Morales at Victoria’s CafÊ in Aspen. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. Info: 379-2136.

WW HIKE • Wilderness Workshop coleads a hike to Kokomo Pass above Camp Hale, which was the training ground for the famed 10th Mountain Division in World War II. Space is limited to 15 hikers. To register, go to the Wilderness Workshop website. BOOK TALK • Mark Stevens discusses his Allison Coil mystery series books at the New Castle Branch Library (402 Main St.) at 1 p.m. The series is set in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area north of Glenwood Springs

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MEMORIAL SERVICE • A memorial service for Dorothy Bensch Doyle will be held at the Carbondale Community United Methodist Church (385 S. 2nd St.) at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY July 31

MON.-SUN. Aug. 1-7 GARCO FAIR • The GarďŹ eld County Fair takes over Rie with livestock judging, 4-H exhibits, parade, rodeos, music and more. Info: GarďŹ

TUESDAY Aug. 2 LIONS MEET • The Carbondale Lions Club meets the ďŹ rst Tuesday of the month at the Gathering Center (the Orchard on Snowmass Road) starting at 6:30 p.m. Info: Chuck Logan at 963-7002 or Chris Chacos at 379-9096. POLITICS TALK • The Aspen Institutes speaker series continues with “The Presidential Race: Perspectives on the Post-Convention Campaign,â€? featuring Kathleen Parker (the Washington Post) and Jonathan Martin (New York Times). It takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Greenwald Pavilion. Tickets are $20 at or 920-5770. CALENDAR page 11

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FARMERS’ MARKETS • The Carbondale Farmers’ Market at Fourth Street Plaza goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 28. Look for fresh veggies, bread, eggs, coffee, lunch, live music and local art all summer. This week’s music is provided by Dwight Ferren. Upcoming acts are: Mike Gwynn, Mike Meadows, Laurie Dameron, Don Howanick, M. Kelly Blue, Josh Rogan, TBA, and Let The Roar. Info: There is also an afternoon/evening farmers’ market from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Carbondale Recreation Center.

THEATRE • Sol Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at Thunder River Theatre. Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Aug. 36, and 2 p.m. on Aug. 6-7. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids and free for those 12 and under, at and at the door. The play is sponsored by True Nature Healing Arts, 1st Bank and Glenwood Springs Subaru, and is presented in collaboration with Thunder River Theatre Company.

MON.-FRI. AUG. 1-4 ARTS CAMP • Registration is underway through July 28 for CCAH’s Ultimate Arts Camp, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Launchpad. The camp, taught by Rochelle Norwood and Mateo Sandate, includes outdoor art adventures around town, culminating in an art project with music and movement integrated throughout! The camp will conclude with a “shareformance” and art opening. The cost is $125 for CCAH members and $150 for non-

WED.-SUN. Aug. 3-7

WEDNESDAY Aug. 3 END OF LIFE • Dr. Charles Hamlin presents “Mortality, Morality and Honor: The End-of-Life Paradigm” from 5:50 to 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library (located on Cooper Avenue). Hamlin, from Denver, will explore society’s attitudes toward death and dying, and, at times with humor, will attempt to define how culture, law, religion and medicine interact with the last chapter of peoples’ lives. Admission is free. The presentation is paid for by Yes on Colorado End-of-Life Options.

Further Out FRIDAY Aug. 5 CCC & CCAH • The Carbondale Clay Center, and Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, present their 11th annual Clay National Exhibition at the Launchpad and the Carbondale Clay Center. The opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. The show, titled “Intimacy of Scale” will feature less-traditional ceramic work of both intimate and monumental scales. Info: or 963-1680.

WEDNESDAY Aug. 10 PARKS AND RECREATION • The Carbondale Parks & Recreation Commission will ac-

cept recommendations for new playground equipment at Sopris Park to replace the old “tree slide.” The meeting takes place at Town Hall, starting at 7 p.m. Info: Jeff Jackel at 5101214 or

THURSDAY Aug. 11 DANCE • The documentary film “DanceMaker” is shown at the Launchpad at 7:30 p.m. The film, presented by Dance Initiative, focuses on legendary U.S. choreographer Paul Taylor and his company over several months of preparation for “Piazzola Caldera.” Admission is free; bring your own snacks.

Save the Date SATURDAY Aug. 20 TRTC FUND-RAISER • Thunder River Theatre Company hosts its gala fund-raiser from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Orchard. There’ll be happy hour drinks with appetizers, dinner and dessert from Ming’s, a DJ and dancing and an auction. Attire with a “fun Asian flare” is suggested. Info: or 963-8200.


THE LAUNCHPAD • CCAH continues “From Our Valley to the World: Four National Geographic Photographers.” The show features David Hiser, Peter McBride, Dick Durrance and the late Nicholas DeVore III, all of whom live or lived in the Roaring Fork Valley. Info: 963-1680

MAMMA MIA • Theatre Aspen presents “Mamma Mia!” through Aug. 20, “Buyer & Cellar” through Aug. 19, and “Dear Edwina” through Aug. 13. Info: and 970-3004474. MAKING MUSIC • The Carbondale Songwriters Circle meets in the Carbondale Branch

Library after-hours parking lot from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. Bring instruments and songs to share. Everyone is welcome. Info: Amy at 970-470-1750. BRAIN TRAIN • Senior Matters’ early memory loss program Brain Train continues Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 2

p.m. The program is operating at capacity but is accepting applications for the wait list. Info: Diane Darling at 970-987-3754. FIRE DISTRICT • The Carbondale Fire District holds master plan meetings at the Meadwood Drive fire station the fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Ann Korologos Gallery presents “4 Photographersâ€? Sopris Sun Staff Report Four ďŹ ne-art photographers with four different points of view come together in a colorful mix of styles in the Ann Korologos Gallery exhibition “4 Photographers.â€? The show features Michael Fain, Tom Korologos, Kathryn Rabinow and Gayle C. Waterman. All four artists will attend the opening night reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 29. The show continues through Aug. 11. “Fine art photography, as it is being done today, is a wonderful addition to any collection. It can complement paintings and sculpture, as well as being sought after on its own merit,â€? said gallery owner Ann Korologos. “It isn’t all about silver gelatin prints any more. New materials and techniques are making photography an exciting and attractive choice, especially for the young collector.â€? Basalt resident Gayle C. Waterman combines her love of contemporary design with her appreciation for antique collectibles. She uses a digital camera and macro lens to unveil a secret world of beauty hidden beneath the surface, capturing the abstract world that becomes

visible when viewed in extreme close-up. Michael Fain has been a photographer for more than 60 years. His work is always evolving, reecting the many technological advances in the ďŹ eld of photography. Fain is most interested in recording the natural world in all of its stages, from growth to disintegration. Twelve years ago he converted his darkroom to a digital imaging lab, took courses in Photoshop and ďŹ ne art digital printing at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and expanded and reďŹ ned his images to create a sophisticated blend of representation and abstraction. Tom Korologos’ photographs combine a journalistic sensibility with an eye for capturing the poetic in the ordinary world. Sights such as agricultural irrigation sprinklers sparkling in the sunset, and morning rays ďŹ ltering through aspen groves attract his attention. His images are sought after for their authenticity in preserving a visual record of the Colorado West. Before becoming a professional photographer, Korologos had a long career in the federal government, serving as a U.S. Senate staffer; on the White House staff; in Iraq in 2003;

and a tour as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 2004 to 2007. He was at one time a journalist at the New York Herald Tribune and the Salt Lake Tribune, where he was the ski editor. He coined the phrase “Greatest Snow on Earthâ€? to describe Utah’s snow and ski areas. Korologos has been taking photographs for more than 70 years, starting with his father’s Kodak 116 ďŹ lm camera and graduating to Leicas and Nikons today. Using her camera and computer, Houston-based photographer Kathryn Rabinow creates large, abstract and traditional images that reveal the essence and unexpected beauty of everyday scenes and objects. Rabinow spent her professional career in academe, where she served on the graduate faculties of Harvard, Seton Hall University and the University of Houston. A world traveler, Rabinow ďŹ nds beautiful compositions in both obvious and unexpected places. The Ann Korologos Gallery is located 211 Midland Ave. in downtown Basalt. The summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Fair parking om page 3 Department agreed years ago to take over traffic management on Main. Along with that reduction in jurisdiction, Bush said, the Fair’s management team has arranged in recent years to restrict traffic and parking on the three side streets that border the park — 7th, Euclid and Weant — to just those vehicles associated either with a vendor booth or with musicians and other acts needing close access to the Gazebo stage. The goal, Bush said, was to eliminate all parking from the perimeter of the park except for the handicapped parking available at the lot behind the U.S. Forest Service building on Main Street. “Basically, traffic was just getting horrendous around here,” Bush recalled. “If you think back to the 1990s, there were just always so many vehicles running around, people were having to dodge around the cars, trying to get into the park.” But lately, she said, the Fair management and the town have agreed it was time “to remove all vehicles from the park, so that the perimeter of the park, at least three sides of it, is open, so it’s just an open, broad path for people and bikes and strollers.” The change was needed, she said, in keeping with Carbondale “becoming much more of a bicycle-friendly, energy conscious community.”

“There was somebody last year who just pulled into a spot, moved the barricades and parked within two or three feet of the entrance to the park where people were coming in from the Euclid side, and walked away,” she remembered, which left the car positioned far too close to a park entrance. “We’ve been doing it for so long, we usually just have to walk down the area (along the booths) and start asking people, and somebody’ll say, ‘Oh, yeah, I forgot,’ and take care of it,” Bush said. This time, though, they couldn’t find the scofflaw, and she couldn’t remember whether the car was even ticketed. The parking and traffic crew works closely with the police — officers from Carbondale, of course, as well as from other nearby towns on loan for the Fair — but Bush said that one officer in particular is a favorite. “Gretchen (Stock-Bell, the Carbondale zoning – Barbara Bush enforcement officer), she’s part of our team,” always Mountain Fair parking czar ready to help out when a volunteer needs assistance with a problem. And in general, Bush said, the partnership between volThe Fair also offers stints at parking and traffic detail to people who have run afoul of the law in some minor way unteers and the police is a good one, just as the overall atand have been “sentenced” to perform some sort of com- mosphere of the Mountain Fair is calm and focused on having a good time. munity-service work as punishment. “I mean, the cops are wearing tie-dye,” Bush said with “They can come over, and volunteer for four hours, or eight, or 12 or 16, whatever they need, we’ll help them a smile, referring to a tradition going back to former Carout,” she noted. “They have a great time. You’re standing bondale Police Chief Fred Williams, who was the first to on this corner, you have a shade screen and water, you’re dress up his officers in tie-dyed T-shirts for such things as going to see everybody you know — you’ll have great sto- staging acts in the old Carbondale Spring Talent Show and for the Mountain Fair. ries to tell.” Chief Gene Schilling has continued the tradition, which Not that it’s all roses and light, she said, noting that there typically will be some problems with motorists who has drawn remarks of admiration and surprise from Fair want to park right at the park and insist on their right to attendees who live in towns where the cops are more buttoned-down. do so.

applicable to the concept of working a corner. “And since we have it down to the two corners, it’s pretty simply, y’know?” Bush continued, calling up images of volunteers helping seniors get out of vehicles, or assisting confused pedestrians about which way they should be going. “It’s just a great part of the fair, doing the meet-andgreet, helping people figure out the park,” she said of the two-hour traffic and parking duty. “It’s just a magic way to get out of the park a little bit, take a break, get some fresh air and then go back into the throng.”

“It’s just a great part of the fair, doing the meet-and-greet, helping people figure out the park.”

A Fairly fun duty Bush pointed out that, as much as is possible, she and Nadon try to make the work as easy and enjoyable as possible for their volunteers, handing them a water bottle and arranging for a sun-shade to keep them from frying. “What a great way to welcome people to the park,” she remarked, specifically mentioning Wick Moses as a familiar figure to many repeat fair attendees, waving and talking to passersby and generally having more fun than should be

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When three escaped slaves showed up at a Union position during the U.S. Civil War, the decision of how to handle the situation fell to Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler. His actions led to a situation for which the government was simply not prepared. This episode on “Missing in History” is titled “U.S. Contraband Camps.”

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Beautiful/Anonymous: The ultimate call-in show, “Beautiful/Anonymous” has a simple yet effective premise. Host Chris Gethard accepts a call from an anonymous guest. The caller can hang up at any time (they rarely do), but Chris can’t. His job is to create an interesting conversation by agreeing to speak about any topic the caller wants. Most shows are fascinating; Chris has an adept and inviting method of diving into each caller’s perspective and coming up with emotional, refreshing take-homes for both the caller and listeners. Website:

TED Radio Hour: You’ve likely heard of TED (technology, entertainment and design) talks, and hopefully you’ve taken the time to catch a few. The “TED Radio Hour” is a creative delivery system for those wisdom-packed speeches. Hosted by long-time journalist Guy Raz, each episode has a theme, such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, and the implications of scientific breakthroughs, and calls upon several relevant TED speakers to explore the theme. You will hear clips from TED talks as well as interviews with the speakers outside of the nerve-racking live speaking environment. It’s a great way to stay current while being saturated with fascinating, impeccably delivered theories to digest the modern world. Website:

Radiolab: For people who like a really good story, “Radiolab” is king. A reporter dives into a carefully chosen topic by interviewing subjects in the field as well as experts, and combining that with research gleaned from public records. Episodes can be fascinating, heartbreaking and everything in between. “Radiolab” covers stories that you probably won’t hear in the mainstream press; or, if you do, it will only be a surface glance. This podcast goes deep and dirty, engulfing the listener in details and interweaving narratives that will make you think. Website: Planet Money: This a score for those who want to know more about real world case studies in economics, espe-

more out there. The wonderful thing about podcasts — in addition to being on-demand 24/7 — is that there are tens of thousands of them and there is probably a podcast (or three) covering any subject you can think of. Below is a list of 10 podcasts to get you going on your hunt for the perfect podcast diet. You can access any of these podcasts through your app store (i.e., iTunes or Google Play) or by visiting their websites (provided). However, a “podcasting app” is also useful; it is simply an app specifically designed to access, organize and discover podcasts. Stitcher Radio, Downcast, Overcast and Pocket Cast are all good. Once you have a podcasting app, you can search for the following podcasts and start listening.

The Achaemenid Empire is sometimes described as ancient Iran but was really much larger, according to “Missing in History.” This Griffin-lion relief in glazed brickwork dates to 530-330 BC and is now shown at the Musee du Louvre in Paris.

cially those you won’t find in text books. <Planet Money> takes a look at diverse issues — from interesting curiosities to international commerce to heavy social problems — and interviews economists and experts in the field to draw rational conclusions about what is going on out there in the complex global economy. Website:

Longform: This podcast proves that long form journalism is alive and well. “Longform” is the perfect podcast for news junkies. Each week, an established non-fiction writer comes on the show to discuss the storytelling process. They provide amazing insight into their own work as well as their peers’ exploits. It’s also a great place to find solid tips on reading material to expand your daily literary diet. Past guests include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell and Susan Orlean. Website:

More Perfect: Recently released onto the scene as a spinoff of “Radiolab” the podcast “More Perfect” is a fabulous show for anyone with an interest in the inner workings and history of the U.S. Supreme Court. Episodes explore issues facing the Supreme Court — often from the past — and discuss how the Justices weighed those issues both as stoic judges and as human beings. How did one case cause a Justice to suffer a nervous breakdown? Was the Court always as powerful as it is today — was it meant to be? How did a baby become the impetus for a massive legal battle? This, and more, on “More Perfect.” Website: How to Be Amazing: Actor, comedian, and self-professed 1980s fan Michael Ian Black steps away from his traditional comedic roles to host this conversational podcast with other accomplished, and of course, “amazing” people. The focus is on arts and entertainment, but Black and his guests can end up talking about anything. There are often nuggets of inside information about movies and other popular media productions. Past guests include “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert, “Hamilton” creator LinManuel Miranda, data guru Nate Silver, and Naomi Klein. Website:

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Freakonomics: The book “Freakonomics” was a New York Times bestseller and spawned a brand with a huge following. Its authors and the show’s hosts, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are street-smart economists who can talk shop with the best academics, but also have a keen interest in hard-to-explain real-world phenomena. Each episode takes on a happenstance and dives into it using data and statistical analysis to draw unexpected conclusions. Some recent episodes: “Is the Internet Being Ruined?”, “How Much Does the President Really Matter?”, and “Are We in a Matressstore Bubble?” Website:

Invisibilia: Self-described as a show about “the invisible forces that control human behavior — ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions,” this podcast will turn your perspective upside down. “Invisibilia” episodes explore a topic involving hidden forces, like the power of clothing, problem-solving, and social norms, and relate them to mainstream social issues. The hosts conduct interviews along with discussions between themselves to explore the psyche surrounding the unseen forces that play a prominent role in our lives, whether we know it or not. Website: Stuff You Missed in History Class: History comes alive in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Step out of the complex modern world and take a trip through time where things were simpler — and arguably a whole lot worse! “Stuff You Missed in History Class” is history for laymen and buffs alike. Hosts Tracy Wilson and Holly Fray playfully yet expertly take a snapshot from history and call upon primary documents and other historical sources to develop a clear picture of events. Discover how two prominent paleontologists in the 1800s hated each other’s guts and tried to sabotage research. Or learn about the Halifax explosion that killed 2,000 people and leveled a town in 1917. Villains, heroes, visionaries, fools … history’s curious characters become as real today as they were in their time. Website:

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Obituary Dorothy Bensch Doyle 1924-2016 Dorothy Bensch Doyle passed away on April 7, 2016 in Carbondale, Colorado. Dorothy was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 20, 1924. She lost her mother at an early age; her father died suddenly in April 1944. Less than two months later, her only sibling, a brother, was killed in France during the D-Day invasion. During the war, in her second year of nursing school, Dorothy contracted tuberculosis. She spent the next five years in a TB hospital. After recovery, Dorothy attended the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1949-1953, receiving a degree in art and design. She worked first in Buffalo, N.Y. in newspaper advertising as an illustrator and then as a technical illustrator for Bell Aircraft Corporation until her marriage to John H. Doyle. Dorothy met John Howard Doyle, an Air National Guard pilot, WWII veteran, falconer, skier, and University of Buffalo graduate, in 1954. They married in 1955 and promptly moved to Denver, Colorado and Ms. Doyle worked as a technical illustrator for Martin Marietta in the aerospace program. They moved to Georgetown in 1958 to be closer to skiing and the mountains. John and Dorothy refurbished the historic and deteriorating Cushman Block, an 1880’s brick-and-mortar building with an opera house on the third floor, into a Victorian gem. The two lower floors

Red house om page 5 “It’ll be a year, at least,” he said. “It’s a big project.” At a July 21 hearing before the planning and zoning commission, Doud and Schubert (who also has been living out of state for three decades or more) explained their goal is to save a piece of Carbondale’s historic legacy. “We are thrilled to be renovating it and not tearing it down,” Schubert told the members of the P&Z, explaining that the house was built by Fergie's great-grandfather in 1883 for his daughters, because the trip from the family ranch to the girls’ school was too long and difficult. She noted that the process of stripping lathe and plaster from the walls already has begun, and told

were occupied by a hotel and a restaurant named the Silver Queen, which is now the Bank of Georgetown. Three of their four children were born in Denver: Kim, Randall and John, while Patricia was born at home in Georgetown. Dorothy lost her husband, John, to cancer in 1966. After running the Silver Queen solo for several years, she sold it and relocated the family to Colorado Springs. Four years later, they moved to Del Norte, Colorado where Kim graduated from high school. From there, the family moved to southern Idaho, where Randall and John spent their high school years. In 1980, Dorothy returned to Colorado, settling in the Roaring Fork Valley where daughter Kim now lived. Daughter Patricia attended Aspen High School. While in Aspen, Dorothy worked in graphic design and at First National Bank, Aspen Leaf Jewelers, The Squash Blossom, and the Snowmass Club. The early 90’s found Dorothy moving to Salt Lake City to be closer to Randall and his three daughters. She returned for the last time in 2003, calling Carbondale her home. Dorothy passed her love of art, music, good food, love of books, and curiosity on to her children. Dorothy is survived by her children: daughters Kim Doyle Wille of El Jebel, Colorado and Patricia Doyle (Adam Stopeck) of Sebastopol, California; sons William Randall Doyle (Sonia) of Salt Lake City, Utah and John Kerry Doyle (Claude Salter) of Aspen, Colorado; grandchildren Cody, Erin, Mikaela, Demitri, Sophia, Finnlay, Avital and Sylvan; and great-grandchildren Killian and Emma. A memorial service for Dorothy Bensch Doyle will be held at Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 385 South 2nd Street, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

of finding a letter dated from the year 1900, written by one of the daughters to another, congratulating her sister on extricating herself from marriage to an abusive man. Once the public hearing opened, the project was praised by several neighbors, including former town trustee Russ Criswell (Sopris Avenue), and local health-care practioner Rita Marsh (Euclid Avenue), as well as Pat Johnson, who is Schubert’s mom and lives on Colorado Avenue. She expressed happiness that the project will bring her family closer together after a lengthy separation. The members of the P&Z gave their unanimous approval for the project, which faces no further review by the town other than the issuance of a building permit once it is completed and submitted.



NOTICE: This Ordinance was introduced, read, and adopted at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Carbondale, Colorado, on July 13, 2016.

This Ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after publication of this notice. The full text of said Ordinance is available to the public at or at the office of the Town Clerk, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, Colorado, during normal business hours.

THE TOWN OF CARBONDALE _________________________ By: s/s Dan Richardson, Mayor Pro Tem

__________________________ s/s Cathy Derby, Town Clerk

Published in The Sopris Sun on July 28, 2016. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission for the purpose of considering an application to rezone a .76 acre parcel (approximately 33,350 sq. ft.) from the Planned Community Commercial (PCC) zone district to the new MixedUse (MU) zone district in the UDC.

The property is the vacant property located at the northeast corner of Highway 133 and Main Street and is known as 1201 Colorado Avenue. The property is designated as “New Urban” in the Town’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan.

The owner/applicant is Ronald B. Stein of Stein Properties, L.P.

The applicant proposes a mixed use development with commercial and residential components. A conceptual site plan has been included in the application.

Said Public Hearing will be held at the Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO at 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2016.

Copies of the proposed application are on file in the Planning Department office, Town Hall, 511 Colorado

Avenue, Carbondale, CO and may be examined by interested persons during regular working hours, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The application may also be reviewed on the Town’s website at

Janet Buck Planning Director

Published in The Sopris Sun on July 28, 2016. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission for the purpose of considering a condominium application to amend the Condo Plat to change the use of one unit from commercial to residential. The property is located at 1945 Dolores Way, Carbondale CO. The property owner is Brad Reed Nelson.

Said Public Hearing will be held at the Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO at 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2016.

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

John Leybourne Planner

Published in The Sopris Sun on July 28, 2016. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission for the purpose of considering a Special Review for Site Plan as Allowed by the Kay PUD to allow residential units on the ground floor, for Lot 12B, Kay PUD, Phase II.

The property is located at 2601 Dolores Way. The property is also described as Lot 12B, Kay PUD, Phase II. The applicant is Rick Balentine. The property owner is Balentine Carbondale Holdings, LLC.

Said Public Hearing will be held at the Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO at 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2016.

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

John Leybourne Planner

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