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Carbondale Commentary The views and opinions expressed on the Commentary page do not necessarily reflect those of The Sopris Sun. The Sopris Sun invites all members of the community to submit letters to the editor or guest columns. For more information, e-mail editor Lynn Burton at news@soprissun.com, or call 510-3003.

Climate change: We need to talk about it By Allen Best “Knee-high by the Fourth of July” is the old saw about the height of corn in the rural irrigated parts of Colorado where it’s grown. But this year, hurried on by the hot weather, the stalks stood waist-high to my 6-foot-2 frame by the summer solstice –– nearly two weeks before the fourth arrived. We have had many such episodes of fecundity this year. Peaches are two weeks early. Dragonflies have swarmed in my suburban neighborhood, and, of course, we’ve had these huge wildfires. Do we credit and/or blame global warming? And, more specifically, is that warming caused by humans? The conventional answer of climate scientists is that we’re still too close to see anything clearly; we can discern climate change only in the rearview mirror. That rearview mirror clearly shows that the climate is warming, and it is consistent with models assembled to predict the effects of greenhouse gases accumulating in the atmosphere. Daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows from 1999 to 2009 across the continental United States, according to a 2009 analysis led by Gerald Meehl, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. But weather extremes -- droughts and deluges, heat waves and hurricanes -- are trickier. The abnormal events are harder to pick out from what climate scientists call the background noise of historic variability. Some scientists, most prominently Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, argue that extreme weather events have moved beyond the range of historic variability. For him, we have already amassed enough rearview perspectives to draw conclusions; now, he wants other climate scientists to stride more briskly up to the lectern and admit that the statistical evidence has become compelling. We are, he says, already in a new, human-altered normal, the human-influenced geological epoch that many scientists call the anthropocene. Do journalists also have a responsibility to connect the dots of today’s weather with broad climatic shifts? And should we further link today’s weather with the accumulating greenhouse gas emissions that most scientists say are heating the globe? A watchdog group called Media Matters recently examined the question within the context of how wildfires in the west are being reported. The group found that CNN, the Wall Street Journal and other national news outlets rarely mentioned climate change. Media Matters then asked nine wildfire experts whether the media should include climate change in reporting on forest fires. Almost all said yes. “Absolutely, journalists who care to look at the bigger picture should be stating that we already are seeing an acceleration of western wildfire activity in the last 30 (years), and some of that acceleration is tied to the trend of earlier snowmelt and hotter, drier summers,” responded Steven W. Running, director of the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group at the University of Montana. “If the media do not connect these dots, the public probably assumes these latest events are only natural variability and ‘bad luck,’ when in reality they are a glimpse into a more common future if carbon emissions continue to rise.” Two of the nine experts dissented.“Even the big fires currently blazing away are within the range of historic climates,” said Steven J. Pyne, of Arizona State University. “My personal evaluation of the situation is that we do not currently know enough to make reliable predictions about how global warming will impact future fires,” added Jon E. Keeley of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Ecological Research Center. None of the experts denied the existence of climate change, nor their belief of human complicity in it. Rather, the disagreement was about how much certainty we have about human causes when we talk about this heat wave, that drought, or those wildfires. That’s the problem with the story of global warming. We want specificity in black-andwhite, not nuance. It’s like being in 1939, with war clouds gathering, but Pearl Harbor still ahead. Computer climate models are predicting much of what is occurring: warming temperatures, ebbing sea ice in the arctic, rising sea levels. That’s worrisome. But here in the interior west, we have a very thin record of what constitutes normal, both in terms of temperatures and precipitation. Consider the 30-year megadroughts of 900 years ago that may have caused the ancestral Pueblo people to abandon their cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. That was long before humans started burning fossil fuels. Yet an entire civilization collapsed, and its people dispersed. Humans crave the simple stories of winners and losers, saints and sinners. Too, we live in the moment of yesterday’s box scores and tonight’s big game. Climate challenge, with all of its uncertainties, great risks and the need to look far into the future, is a difficult story to tell. The nuances are difficult to distill into two sentences that get inserted into a story about today’s weather or this summer’s corn crop. Yet try we must. Allen Best is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He reports about environmental issues from Denver. 2 • THE SOPRIS SUN • AUgUST 16, 2012

Letters

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 letters@soprissun.com or via snail mail to P.O. Box 399, Carbondale, CO 81623. The deadline to submit letters to the editor is 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Thanks to all Dear Editor: “Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.” – David Thomas Thank you to all the unselfish souls in this amazing community for your support of the fundraisers for my son, Jevon Boudreaux. First and foremost, thanks to Lynne Jammeron for lighting a torch and who, along with her sassy and very special sidekick, Katie Winder, carried it forward with some grand help from family members: Ashley, Garret and Glen. Thanks to: Stick, Susie and the whole Cheney family, Marybeth and Tom Joiner Sr., and Kim and Rob Velasquez for their love-filled help. Thanks to the boys (grown men) who created a fun event where friends could gather and contribute more love: Nate Cheney, Garret Jammaron, A.J. Joiner, Al Lopez, Dan Markoya and Eric Rudd. Then there are my incredible employers and co-workers at Campo de Fiori and Gisella who continue to provide loving support that is needed more than I realize sometimes. Thanks also to the municipality of Carbondale, for showing their charitable heart in supporting a child of their village. And thanks to all the vendors and individuals for their thoughtful contributions of time and generous donation items: 19th Street Diner, 31 Bags & Gifts (Jessica Scott, Aaron Markham), Accelerate Gym (John and Judy), Ace Hardware–Carbondale, Alpine Banks, Amanda and Jason Back, Anderson’s Clothing, Ashley Jammaron, Avalanche Outfitters, Bonfire Coffee Shop, Campo de Fiori, Carbondale Fire Department, Cassie DeMarco Hair, Copy Copy, Culligan’s Water, Dr. Brody Peterson, Dr. Kent Albrecht, Gigi Kesler, Gisella, Glenwood Vaudeville Review, Hotel Denver, Ian Heinig, Jason Mironov, Jimmy’s 66, Juicy Lucy’s, Kika Paprika (Paulette Wheeler), KMTS (special thanks to Gabe Chenoweth), KSPN (special thanks to Rochelle Obechina), Lisa and Lance Quint, Lauri Rubinstein, Leclarann’s Sew Shop & Used Book Exchange, Lori Shafer, Madd Fox Clothing, Massage by Kristin Foote, Massage by Janelle Cardiff, Massage by Molly Mogavero, Massage by Win Institute, Mi Casita, Michelle Cheney Hair, Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Mona Lisa Clothing, MRI Trash and Waste, Nancy Vories, Night Owl Cleaning, Pampered Chef (Katie Winder), Pathfinders, Peppino’s, Valerie of Polish Salon, Premier Jewelry (Danika Porter), Principled Chiropractors, Regis Salon (thanks to all the staff that turned out!), Redstone Inn, Returning Balance (Christa Wagner), Roaring Fork Co-op, Russets, The Sopris Sun, Sunburst Car Wash, T.P. Bible Camp, The

Orchard, The Pour House, The Village Smithy, Tianna White, Timbo’s Pizza, Tory Jensen, White House Pizza, and the whole town of Carbondale. Thanks to all the individuals who showed up at each event and shared a laugh, a story, lots of love and a few tears, and thanks to all of you who could not make it to the activities, but contributed your generous monetary support and continue your thoughtful prayers. But mostly, thanks to my son Jevon, who once again has shown me that radiant souls cannot keep the light from themselves. Merci beaucoup from the entire Boudreaux family! Charmaine Boudreaux Carbondale

Choose food not asphalt Dear Editor: “Interest in local food production in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys has never been higher; sustainable farms are long-term development opportunities that benefit the community’s economy, jobs, health, self-sufficiency and environment,” shares Amelia Potvin of CORE, and the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council. LETTERS page 14

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CMC food-shed mapping project ID’s growers CRMS raises 35 percent of what it eats By Sue Gray Sopris Sun Correspondent The bees are happily buzzing from flower to flower in the home garden of Amy Kimberly and Bill Laemmel. “They’re loving the new water bowl I got them at Mountain Fair,”Amy remarks as she leads a tour of her L-shaped yard planted with flowers, vegetables, herbs, berry bushes and fruit trees. “Those apple trees are just producing after three years,” explains Amy, pointing to a group of heritage fruit trees purchased from Jerome Osentowski of Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI). “These days, people want fruit fast, so they plant new varieties that produce quickly. But I believe we should preserve some of the original trees,” that Jerome is offering “by grafting heritage tree branches on to new rootstock.” Amy estimates her organic garden provides nearly 60 percent of their summer diet for up to six people. Their food production capacity is increased by the use of a season extending cold frame and a small greenhouse, both built by Laemmel with recycled materials. She got the bees this year, which will add honey to the table. As we leave the yard, Amy shows us the new chicken coop she just hauled home in the back of her pick-up. All of this information goes on the survey being conducted by the Food-shed Sustainability class led by gardening advocate Illène Pevec and Brook Le Van, director of Sustainable Settings. The 10-week Colorado Mountain College class covered food economics, politics, sociology and anthropology, as well as basic methods of food production. For the past four weeks, the group has been conducting a food-shed mapping survey of the Roaring Fork Valley as part of the efforts of the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council to determine how much food the area is producing now and how much it would be possible to produce given the amount of agricultural land available. Pevic describes the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council as “a citizen based volunteer organization designed to foster equitable, affordable access to healthy fresh food that is locally grown.”

On this day, Pevec and her students — Hayden Winkler, Kip Alford, Miriam Leone and a volunteer GPS mapper Christina Long — are visiting three more gardens in Carbondale. The students gave various reasons for their interest in taking the Food-shed Sustainability class. Leone has always been interested in food production and wants to do a little of it herself. She’d like to get involved in bringing community gardening to her neighborhood in Redstone. Alford wants to do a similar food-shed mapping project in the greater Tallahassee, Florida area where his family owns a commercial organic farm. Next stop is the home of Katie Leonaitis, who greets us with a pitcher of iced tea and homemade zucchini cookies, which she lays out on a table in the middle of her vast garden. Everyone is amazed at the size of the area she has planted in vegetables, herbs and cover crops. “After I harvest a row of vegetables,” Leonaitis explains, “I plant fava beans or crimson clover as a cover crop, to be cut down and tilled into the soil in the fall or spring. That adds nutrients to the soil for next year’s vegetables.” Leonaitis is passionate about teaching others to garden and was responsible for starting the Aspen Elementary School garden. Leonaitis’ property also includes an orchard and an underground root cellar that was there when she bought the place a few years ago. She added more fruit trees (also purchased from CRMPI), a chicken coop and a small homebuilt greenhouse. “I start seedlings in my basement, under fluorescent lights,” she said, “then I transplant them into bigger containers and put them in the greenhouse, before finally planting them out in the spring.” A theme has emerged in just these two visits to local growers: Rocky Mountain gardeners must find ways to extend the short growing season in order to put as much food on the table as possible. In fact, one of the goals of the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council, according to founders Gwen Garcelon and Dawne Vrable, is to increase community sustainability by adding greenhouses to the valley’s agricultural infrastructure. As the class is about to move on to another location, a visitor pulls into the driveway; Tom Passavant, president of Slow Food Roaring Fork has come to pick zucchini at Katie’s invitation. Leonaitis estimates her gar-

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More visits The class makes two more visits, first to survey the 240-square-foot garden at the Latigo Loop home of Cindy and Steve Weaver and then Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s 1.5-acre garden, begun by and run for the past 13 years by Linda Halloran. Halloran reports that last year the garden and orchard, combined with the school’s pigs, produced 11,600 pounds of food, which makes up 35 percent of the meals served to the students, teachers and their families. Some of the produce is preserved for use through the winter by cold storage, freezing, drying and pickling. These statistics are added to the survey sheet by one of the class members. The gardens surveyed today will be plugged in to the GPS map being created by Christina Long. This is step one in mapping the entire local food-shed, and needs the participation of the valley’s gardeners and farmers (see the sidebar for how to fill in the survey about YOUR garden.) The preliminary results of the food-shed survey will be presented to local government officials on Aug. 30 at a meeting at the Third Street Center. The information could eventually be used by city councils in the Roaring Fork Valley to formulate food policies that

encourage and increase self-reliance. Through efforts like these, the citizen volunteers of the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council hope to boost public awareness of the importance of local food production. As CMC student Alford put it, “Food costs are going up and besides lowering the cost of feeding our families, we can all benefit from homegrown, organic produce,” a sentiment increasingly being echoed throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Aug. 17 - Farm to School meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CMC Lappala Center, which will connect local beef producers with school district food purchasers. For more information contact Illène Pevec at 970- 274-1622. Aug. 22 - State Sen. Gail Schwartz will speak about Colorado’s Cottage Foods bill at the next meeting of the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council, which is open to all interested parties, at 6 p.m. at the Third Street Center. The RFFPC is on Facebook.

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New GarCo land-use code in effect A year and a half of scrutiny of the land use code in Garfield County has resulted in the first phase of a new code, which is now in effect, according to a press release. The newly amended Unified Land Use Resolution (ULUR) is the code which any applicant who applies for a county development permit will follow in seeking approval from the county. The changes became effective on Aug. 13 and are available at Garfield-county.com/building-planning. “It has resulted in the adoption of changes intended to encourage economic development and to streamline land use code processes,” said a Garfield County spokeswoman. “The resulting Phase I of the process reduced the page count of the ULUR by approximately 23 percent, eliminating 133 pages. And it required more than thirty hours of evaluation by the Garfield County Planning Commission.” Added Garfield County Planning and Zoning Chair Bob Fullerton, “The process involved professional consultants, interviews with planning commission members, folks in the community who are involved in the land use process, and our citizens group, all of whom put in many hours. After gathering all of that input, we worked on it as a planning commission. We tried diligently to eliminate duplication, worked to make it easy to use and to avoid unintended consequences. It took many hours to go through it line by line, and to meticulously critique it.” The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) directed county staff in January of 2011 to consider code revisions with these stated objectives: • Eliminate unnecessary regulatory barriers that may discourage economic development; • Streamline development procedures; • Make the overall code more efficient; and • Ensure the document is user-friendly. “This is an important step toward removing bureaucratic impediments in our land use processes,” said Tom Jankovsky, Garfield County Commissioner. “Our goal is to stimulate economic devel-

opment and to meet our responsibilities for health, safety and welfare for our county, but in a way that says we are open for business.” The Phase I Targeted Code Improvements were presented to the BOCC in public hearings on both July 10 and Aug. 6. With all of the work in Phase I complete, the BOCC continues with Phase II revisions currently under way through the work of The Advisory Committee on the Land Use Code for Garfield County. The group is anticipated to wrap up its review by Dec. 31, with a recommendation to the BOCC.

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PITKIN COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUMMER: Castle Creek Road Paving is nearly halfway complete. Paving is finished to just beyond Little Annie Road. Weather permitting, crews should finish paving to Ashcroft by the end of this week or early next week. Take caution around heavy equipment. Delays of five minutes or less should be expected. Coal Creek Road Culvert Pipe has been placed. The road will remain closed entirely for a few more days after which one lane will be opened for travel. Call G.R. Fielding for updates on this road closure. Jack Gredig Road to the Pitkin County landfill will be repaved sometime in August at a date to be announced. Smith Hill Way, Willoughby Way and Redstone Boulevard are slated for resurfacing later this summer/fall at dates to be announced.

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Jumping for joy … and a cause Strang Ranch hosted the annual Advocate Safehouse benefit horseshow last weekend, which drew competitors and spectators alike, including well-behaved little white dogs … despite the “no dogs allowed” rule. The event was deemed a success by Bridget Strang due to the tremendous effort of organizers Martha McCoy and Susie Wallace, as well as several Advocate Safehouse volunteers. You can catch the final horseshow of the season this weekend at Strang Ranch. For details, go to www.strangranch.com. Clockwise from upper left: Cece Wheeler and Chief, Hays Lanter and Secret, Melena Dornemann with Bonnie, a white dog, and timer/course designer/coach Laurie Strang (who was visiting from California). Photos by Jane Bachrach

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The Denver Post wrote up restaurateur/chef Mark Fischer on the front page of its Colorado Style section on Aug. 9. Fischer owns Phat Thai and Six89 in Carbondale, and The Pullman in Glenwood Springs. So what’s Fischer done lately to catch the Denver Post’s attention? He’s opened a Phat Thai in the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood. A photo with the article shows Fischer at his favorite coffee shop – Pablo’s on E. Sixth Ave. The article, by Douglas Brown, notes the Pittsburgh native attended the University of Colorado, where he took pre-med courses before going the chef route. On a related note, Fischer is expected back in Carbondale for the annual Slow Food Roaring Fork/Aspen Summer Harvest Social on Aug. 27.

Has anyone noticed whether there are more or fewer skunks in town this year? A Sopris Sun staffer caught whiffs of skunk early Tuesday morning near the Pour House and also the post office. He said it was the first skunk he’d smelled all summer. Which begs the question: if we can smell skunks, can they smell us?

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garCo’s getting smarter? A recent report from the Mississippi State University Southern Rural Development Center says there are more than twice as many college graduates in Garfield County now than in 1970. Why would the Mississippi State University Southern Rural Development Center care how many college graduates there are in Garfield County? Good question, and one not addressed in the university’s press release. Anyway, in 1970, 10 percent of the county’s residents 25 and older had obtained or bluffed their way to a college degree. By 2010, the figured jumped to 24 percent. The survey did not indicate the percent of Garfield County college graduates who ended up pounding nails, slinging hash (the non-medicinal variety) or lying about even having a college degree (lest the potential employer think they are “over qualified” for working as a sacker or night stocker at City Market).

It should be obvious by now that sunflower measuring is usually a bit subjective, which makes the whole notion of locating the tallest one even more fun. Last week, The Sopis Sun’s roving reporter noted that the sunflower at the Mt. Sopris Montessori Preschool has soared beyond the front porch eve and at “an estimated eight feet …. Could be the tallest one in town.” Well, Heidi Wade from the Ranch at Roaring Fork sent in a photo of the 6'2" Chase Edgerly reaching skyward toward Welcome aboard the top of her sunflower, and estimated Kevin and Alicia the plant at“more than Broadhurst announce the Chase Edgerly shows how this sun- birth eight feet tall.” of Alexander Over on Clearwa- flower measures up. Courtesy photo Richard Broadhurst, ter, Eric Anderson said who was born in Glenhis sunflower is 9'6" but in his e-mail did not wood Springs on Aug. 9, 2012 (seven indicate how he arrived at this figure. pounds, 13 ounces). The grandparents are Unbeknownst to Heidi and Eric, Julia Far- Rick and Ann Broadhurst of Carbondale, well got out an actual measuring device and and Walter and Connie Armstrong of Bear determined that the tallest sunflower in her Lake, Michigan). garden is a whopping 10'2". OK, new rule: If you think you’ve got an They say it’s your birthday 11-foot or taller sunflower, you have to use Birthday greetings go out to: Jonathan an accredited measuring device such as a tape Shamis and Rusty Burtard (Aug. 18), Sid measure or confirmed 11-foot guy standing Smock, Dan Whitney and Katherine Whitney next to the plant in a notarized photo. (Aug. 20) and Kathy McCann (Aug. 22).

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Garfield County board of commissioners agenda 108 8th Street, Room 100 Glenwood Springs Monday, August 20, 2012 ROLL CALL – 8 a.m. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE INVOCATION PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS NOT ON THE AgENDA – 8:05 a.m. Individuals may be limited to 5 minutes each. REgULAR WORK SESSION: • County Clerk & Recorder: Jean Alberico • Approval of the IGA with the Garfield County Clerk regarding the county ballot question on the 2012 General Election ballot • 8th amendment to the 2012 Approved Budget – Bob Prendergast • Consent Agenda: Items of a routine nature are placed on the Consent Agenda to allow the Board of County Commissioners to spend its time and energy on more important items on a lengthy agenda. Any Commissioner or any member of the public may request that an item be “REMOVED” from the Consent Agenda and considered on the Regular Agenda. • Approve Bills • Changes to Prior Warrant List • Ratification of Chair’s signature on Rightof-Way Grant with BLM re: LOVA Bike/Pedestrian Path • Ratification of Chair’s signature on 2012 Abstract of Assessment • Authorize Chairman to sign subaward of Better Buildings grant funds to Garfield Clean Energy Collaborative and the related assignments, as approved by the BOCC on August 13, 2012 • County Manager Update: Andrew Gorgey • Human Services Commission: • Board of Human Services: • EFT/EBT Disbursements • Consideration and signature approval on the Northwest Colorado Area on Aging Grant Award for Adult Resources for Care & Help • Consideration and signature approval on the Northwest Colorado Area on Aging Grant Award for Congregate Nutrition Services • Consideration and signature approval on the Purchase Services Agreement between the BOCC & TTP, Inc. • Consideration and approval of the Purchase of Services Agreement between the BOCC and Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado • Program Updates • Board of Health: Mary Meisner • CDPHE Colorado Access Contract for BOCC Review and Consideration • Aspen to Parachute Dental Health Alliance Annual Mid-Year Report • Public Meetings: • Request for 2013 funding for the Roaring Fork Conservancy – Rick Lofaro • Mt. Sopris Historical society funding request – Beth White • Sopris Barracudas Swim Team funding request – Caylah Newton • Colorado Fire Rescue District Update – Mike Morgan • Consideration/authorization for Chair to sign FAA Certificate of Title re: Continental Rifle Avigation Easement • Consideration/authorization for Chair to sign FAA Certificate of Title re: Bill Meyer

Avitation Easement • Acceptance of FAA Grant Offer for the Airport Master Plan – Brian Condie • Final approval of JAVIATION as the airport consultant for the Airport Master Plan – Brian Condie • Recommendation to award a contract to SGM, Inc. to complete the Engineering and Design for County Road 300 Realignment at Una Bridge – Jamaica Watts • County Attorney Update: Carey Gagnon LUNCH - Noon COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS NOT ON THE AgENDA: 1:00 p.m. Individuals may be limited to 5 minutes each. REgULAR AgENDA: BUILDINg & PLANNINg ISSUES • Source Water Protection in Garfield County – Paul Hempel • Rifle Fire Protection District/Burning Mountains Fire Protection District & Colorado River Fire Rescue shared and cooperative services update – Mike Morgan • County Attorney Update – Land Use Issues: Carey Gagnon • Public Meetings: • To Consider a Resolution concerned with the approval of a Third 1-Year Extension for the Land Use Change Permit for the High Mesa RV Park to Complete Required Conditions of Approval. Applicant is High Mesa Partners, LLC, Daybreak Realty, LLC and James And Monique Speakman - Fred Jarman • Public Hearings: • Consider a request for a subdivision preliminary plan on ±31-acres to create five single family lots. The site is located on Red Hill (CR 107) north of the Town of Carbondale. The Applicants are Paul & Linda Froning, Karen & John Hatchett, and Donald & Billie Froning. – Kathy Eastley Continued from 8/13/12 • Consider a Call-Up by the Director of the Building and Planning Department regarding a General Administrative Review - Land Use Change Permit for an Accessory Dwelling Unit including a Request for a Waiver from the Roadway Standards contained in Section 7-307 of the Unified Land Use Resolution of 2008 as amended, located approximately 2 ½ miles north of the Town of Silt, at 100 Cedar Drive (File GAPA-7216). The Applicant is Frances Cardillo - Glenn Hartmann • Proposal from Colorado State University to Characterize Air Emissions from Natural Gas Drilling and Well Completion Operations in Garfield County, Colorado, 2012-2015 Professor Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr., Colorado State University, Paul Reaser & Kirby Wynn COMMISSIONER ISSUES: • Commissioner Reports • Commissioner Calendars • Approval of Minutes • Commissioner Agenda Items ADJOURNMENT Next Meeting: September 4, 2012 108 8th Street, Room 100, Glenwood Springs, CO SPECIAL WORK SESSION September 5, 2012 108 8th Street, Room 100, Glenwood Springs

DON’T TEACH BEARS NEW TRICKS Bears have been seen in and around Carbondale

Early prevention keeps bears from making a habit of visiting neighborhoods. We CAN prevent repeat visits!

Early Prevention

REMOVE ITEMS THAT ATTRACT BEARS: • Garbage • Bird Feeders • Pet Food • Barbeque Grills • Fruit • Compost TOWN CODE: No Garbage Before 6AM on Collection Day

• The Town of Carbondale passed an ordinance prohibiting placement of trash for pickup before 6:00 AM on collection day, and empty containers must be brought in no later than 8:00 PM the same day. • The smell of any food may attract bears. Keep garbage indoors until the morning of trash pick-up and keep outdoor barbeque grills clean and odorless. It is best to keep windows and doors securely locked, especially at night. If a bear enters your home, open doors and leave the bear an escape route.

GARBAGE KILLS BEARS

• Bears that make repeat visits to neighborhoods may need to be moved or euthanized. To keep your family and the bears safe, please remove any attractants, and follow these guidelines until the bears hibernate in winter. • Bears are 90% vegetarian and rarely hunt or kill animals, however they are wild animals and can be unpredictable. Do not approach any bear, especially cubs.

For additional information, call the Division of Wildlife: 947-2920. Call the Carbondale Police Department if you see a bear anywhere in town: 963-2662.

NO LE ENSEÑE A LOS OSOS NUEVOS TRUCOS

Se han avistado osos en Carbondale y en los alrededores Prevención temprana

La prevención temprana ayuda a que los osos no se acostumbren a visitar los vecindarios ¡Podemos prevenir las visitas repetidas de los osos!

REMUEVA COSAS QUE ATRAEN A LOS OSOS: • Basura • Alimento para pájaros • Fruta • Compost Comida de animales domésticos • Parrilla para asar EL CODIGO DEL PUEBLO: No poner basura afuera antes de las 6 A.M. el día que se la recoge

• El pueblo de Carbondale ha pasado una resolucion que prohibe poner la basura afuera antes de las 6 A.M. El contenedor vacio debe estar dentro de la casa ese día a las 8 P.M. • Si usted no cumple con estos requisitos, puede recibir

una multa • Mantenga las panillas para asar limpias depués de usarlas • Mantenga puertas y ventanas cerradas, ene special a la noche. • Si un oso entra en su casa, abra las puertas para que el oso tenga una ruta de escape.

La basura mata a los osos

• El pueblo de Carbondale ha pasado una resolucion que prohibe poner la basura afuera antes de las 6 A.M. El contenedor vacio debe estar dentro de la casa ese día a las 8 P.M. • Si usted no cumple con estos requisitos, puede recibir una multa

• El olor de la comida atrae a los osos. • Mantenga las panillas para asar limpias depués de usarlas • Mantenga puertas y ventanas cerradas, ene special a la noche. • Si un oso entra en su casa, abra las puertas para que el oso tenga una ruta de escape.

Para más información llame al Division of Wildlife al 947-292O. Si ve un oso en el pueblo, llame al departamento de policía de Carbondale al 963-2662

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New round of CCAH classes starts Sept. 8 Sopris Sun Staff Report The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities fall classes start Sept. 8 and include everything from wood sculpture to floor cloths. For details, go to carbondalearts.com. The schedule includes: • Natural Wood Assemblage Sculpture with Susan Olsen, Sept. 8-9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., adults, $100 ($90 CCAH members), registration deadline Aug. 31. Viewing one of Susan Olsen’s sculptures is a visual feast. They are not only artistically appealing but are also mesmerizing in that the sculpture completely draws you into its heart. Start collecting your wood now to enjoy this amazing experience. Learn how to combine natural, found wood into an assemblage sculpture that captures natural life and your own unique artistic expression. This course will take you from designing your concept, establishing the base and balance of your piece through construction, and finally to the application of a surface treatment or patina. You will get experience using tools, glues, synthetic clays, and acrylic paints that will help you construct wood and other found objects into an extraordinary assemblage. • Off the Wall, Onto the Floor: Decorative Floor Cloths with Erica Epperson, Sept. 11, 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., ages 16-adult, $100 ($90 CCAH members), registration deadline Aug. 29. Art isn't just for hanging on the wall. Treat yourself to this great and FUN learning ex-

perience. Design and create a functional artwork you can walk on -- in other words, a canvas rug. You can use the rug in the kitchen, in the entry, maybe even on the porch. There is something more approachable about a canvas rug than a serious “painting.” It’s easier to let yourself go. You’ll learn how to prepare your canvas and be given assistance with the design you choose to paint. You will also learn about color matching, blending and glazing techniques as well as faux effects. • Beginning Weaving: The Ins and Outs of Basic Weaving with Jill Scher, Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m., ages 15-adult, $170 ($140 CCAH members), registration deadline Sept. 5. You will learn how to wind a warp, warp a four harness loom, and then weave a variety of twill structures. In the class we will cover proper warp set, designing with stripes, and various edge finishing techniques. You’ll complete a set of cotton towels during the class. Looms will be provided. (Please bring: scissors, a tape measure, and a blunt, largeeyed needle to classes). • Beginning Sewing with Lizzie Klein, Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m., adults, $150 ($120 CCAH members), registration deadline Sept. 6. In this class you will learn about tools and materials for sewing, basic techniques (pinning, cutting, trimming and stitching), seam finishes and easing/gathering fabric. You will then make a simple apron using the skills you learned. (A machine in good working order, thread

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Cash Mob hitting Dancing Colours Sopris Sun Staff Report A Full Moon Cash Mob strikes Dancing Colours at 968 Main St. on Aug. 31, according to a press release. Celebrating creativity for eight years, Cathren Britt (studio/shop owner and creative designer) admits to having boundless creative energy and being totally addicted to both the creative process and its end result. Britt not only celebrates her featured artist's creativity but also the customer's desire to give a ‘creative’ gift/art/jewelry to a loved one. She spends many hours hunting out the treasures she offers in her little shop. If the item doesn't “scream” creative, it isn’t at Dancing Colours. “Dancing Colours offers me the opportunity to share my passion for beautiful creatively made gifts with others as well as my unbridled enthusiasm for the design and planning of ‘that next great project around the corner!’”said Britt. Dancing Colours has creative workshops for all ages, encouraging creativity as students learn to use new materials and techniques in a small intimate setting with ample one-on-one attention and lots of lighthearted fun Workshops are offered in paper arts, mixed media, mosaic, fiber arts and more. The Carbondale Cash Mob goals are simple: to support local business, meet new people and have fun. “Exercise your power of choice, and support community! Bring a friend and spend $20! Pass it on!” said a Cash Mob spokeswoman.

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Community Calendar

To list your event, email information to news@soprissun.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday. Events take place in Carbondale unless noted. For up-to-the-minute valley-wide event listings, check out the Community Calendar online at soprissun.com. View and submit events online at soprissun.com/calendar.

THURSDAY Aug. 16

FRIDAY Aug. 17

LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the original part of the Dinkel Building presents Kelly Hogan. Her soon-to-be-released album is titled “I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.” The recording includes songs penned by Vic Chesnutt, the Magnetic Fields, the Mekons’ Jon Langford, the Handsome Family, Freakwater’s Catherine Irwin, John Wesley Harding, Robbie Fulks, Gabriel Roth, Robyn Hitchcock, and M. Ward and Andrew Bird. Info: 963-3304.

MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (R) at 8 p.m. through Aug. 23.This film is a dramatic comedy that follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. The comedy“Bernie” will be shown at 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 19. LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the Dinkel Building presents music every Friday night.

WYLY • The Wyly Art Center’s Blue Jeans Bash honors Deb Jones from 5 to 7 p.m.Auction items include those by Bayhard Hollins, Dick Carter, Isa Catto, Henry Moore, Jody Guralnick and K and Mark Cesark. Info: wylyarts.org. RODEO • The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo takes place at the Gus Darien arena east of Carbondale on County Road 100 every Thursday night through Aug. 23. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., slack is at 6 p.m. and the Grand Entrance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults (kids under 10 are free) or $30 per carload (six people or less. Info: carbondalerodeo.com. ROTARY • Mt. Sopris Rotary meets at Mi Casita every Thursday at noon. CLIMATE CHANgE • The Garfield County Library District presents a discussion on climate change with James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU-Boulder, at 7 p.m. at the Rifle library (207 East Avenue). Info: 625-4270.

LIVE MUSIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs presents the Leonard Curry Trio from 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Info: 928-8813.

SATURDAY Aug. 18

KDNK • KDNK kicks off its Fall Membership Drive downtown with Blues & BBQ (featuring Couch, Swamp Cabbage and the Johnny O band) from 4 to 9:30 p.m. There’ll be barbecue from Smoke and libations from Aspen Brewing Company. Tickets are $5 for non-KDNK members and free for KDNK members. Other membership drive events include radio show host David Barsamian on Aug. 21 and the Mr. Carbondale Pageant on Aug. 24.Volunteers are needed for numerous duties. For details, call 963-0139 or e-mail kdnk.org. LIVE MUSIC • PAC3 in the Third Street Center presents Salem in an all ages show. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC • White House Pizza on Main Street presents Greg Masse. SATURDAY MARKET • Crystal River Meats and Osage Gardens hold a Saturday Market at 55 N. Fourth Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. Info: 876-0668. REDSTONE • The Redstone Art Center presents new work and a watercolor demonstration with Bertie Stroup Marah from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 963-3790. BAKINg • The wood-fired community oven gets heated up at the Third Street Center at 1 p.m. Info: carbondalecommunityoven.weebly.com. PAINT OUT • The Aspen Art Museum presents “paint-OUT: PAINT FOR THE TREE!” a celebration for the entire family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MONDAY Aug. 20 JAM SESSION • Carbondale Beer Works on Main Street hosts an old-time jam session with Dana Wilson from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday. All abilities are welcome.

TUESDAY Aug. 21 g’WOOD MARKET • Glenwood’s Downtown Market at Ninth and Grand takes place from 4 p.m. to dusk. There are vendors and live music. Info: glenwoodmarket.com.

COMEDY • Jack Green presents Cardiff Tuesday Night Comedy Night at the Cardiff schoolhouse every week from through the summer, fall and into the winter. Tickets are $7.17. Info: 618-0199.

WEDNESDAY Aug. 22 ROTARY • Chris Treese (Colorado River Water Conservation District) speaks at the weekly Rotary Club of Carbondale meeting at the firehouse on Highway 133 at 7 a.m. Info: 927-0641. Rotary District Gov. Carla Vauthrin speaks on Aug. 29. CALENDAR page 11

Save the Date TUESDAY Aug. 28

ROBIN SUTHERLAND • The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities presents classical pianist Robin Sutherland at 6:30 p.m. at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School barn. An appetizer and champagne reception follows the concert. Tickets are $65 for CCAH members and $75 for non-members. For details, call 963-1680 or go to carbondalearts.com. Sutherland is principal pianist for the San Francisco Symphony.

WEDNESDAY Aug. 29 MANAUS CELEBRATION • The Manaus Fund presents a beer tasting and other festivities at the Woody Creek Community Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Manaus founder George Stranahan will host the evening. The organization’s new board president and executive director will also be introduced. RSVP to Sheryl@manausfund.org by Aug. 12.

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Bob upgraded the lighting in his Red Rock Diner, making it more energy efficient and easier on the eyes for both staff and customers. He received rebates for the work from Holy Cross Energy and Garfield Clean Energy. And Bob is an Energy Hero! You can be an Energy Hero, too! Call Rob or Erica at CLEER today (970-704-9200) to get started. Read more at www.garfieldcleanenergy.org. Be an Energy Hero.


Community Calendar Further Out SATURDAY Aug. 25

gOLF • Hospice of the Valley holds its annual “Cowboy & Cowgirl Golfâ€? fundraiser at Dallenbach Ranch (just outside Basalt). The event is for golfers and non-golfers alike. Golf starts at 3 p.m. with cocktails at 5 p.m.Tickets are $125 for golf and dinner or $100 for dinner only. Info: 927-6650 or info@hchotv.org. HOOPS • The Crown Mountain Recreation District in El Jebel holds a 3 on 3 basketball tournament with three divisions: under 18, women and over 35. The entry fee ranges from $60 to $100. Info: 963-6030.

SUNDAY Aug. 26

FESTIVAL • The Festival of the Americas, presented by the Roaring Fork Rotary/Club Rotario, takes place at Sopris Park beginning at 11 a.m. There’ll be music, dancing, food and more. Volunteers are needed. Info and applications: www.festivalamericas.net.

TUESDAY Sept. 4

PAM HOUSTON • The Aspen Writers’ Foundation brings Pam Houston to the Third Street Center for a free talk at 6 p.m. Houston’s books include “Cowboys Are My Weakness,â€? “Sight Hound,â€? “Waltzing the Catâ€? and “A Little More About Me.â€? She’ll be discussing her most recent novel “Contents May Have Shifted.â€?

SATURDAY Sept. 8

gOLF • The 13th annual American Legion Women’s Auxiliary golf tournament takes place at the Ranch at Roaring Fork. The cost is $40 per player and there are four players per team. Entry fees can be sent to The American Legion at 97 Third St. or drop them off after 3 p.m. Hole sponsorships are also available. For details, call Julie 963-2381.

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TAI CHI • Senior Matters in the Third Street Center offers tai chi with instructor John Norton at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesday. The cost is $40 per month or $7 per drop in. Info: 274-1010. CLASSICAL MUSIC • The Basalt Regional Library presents free concerts featuring Aspen Music Festival and School students Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. through Aug. 16. Info: www.basaltlibrary.org. MAYOR’S COFFEE HOUR • Chat with Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Village Smithy, located at 26 S. Third St.

6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. There’s a pub style menu and full bar. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $16 for kids. Info and reservations: 945-9699 or gvrshow.com. CMC gALLERY • Colorado Mountain College’s downtown gallery in Glenwood Springs presents Santa Fe artist Michael Kessler. His latest show,“Opulent Abstractions of the Natural World,â€? will be on display through Sept. 6. The gallery is located 802 Grand Ave. Info: 947-8367 or visit cmcartshare.com.

THEATRE ASPEN • Theatre Aspen presents “How I Became a Pirateâ€? and “The 9 Stepsâ€? through Aug. 18. Info: theatreaspen.org.

STONE CARVER’S EXHIBITION • The 16th annual Stone Carver’s Exhibition continues at the Redstone Art Center in Redstone. Sculptors from the Marble/marbleXXV symposium are showing their work. The exhibition runs through Sept. 30. Info: 963-3790.

VAUDEVILLE • The Glenwood Vaudeville Review’s all new summer show is staged in Glenwood Springs at 901 Colorado Avenue. Shows take place Fridays and Saturdays at

DRAKE EXHIBITION • An exhibition featuring photographs by Martha Drake continues at the Wyly Community Art Center in Basalt. info: wylyarts.org or 927-4123. An ex-

hibit by Theodore B. Mockbee is also on view. UTE EXHIBIT CONTINUES • The Aspen Historical Society presents “Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute Peopleâ€? at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum (620 W. Bleeker) through the summer. Kids 12 and under are free. gW ART • The Glenwood Springs Art Guild is sponsoring two exhibits through Sept. 30. Noemi Kosmowski shows her oil paintings at the Flower Mart (210 6th St.) and Judy Milne displays her watercolors and pastels at Bullock Hinkey Real Estate (311 Blake Ave.) during regular business hours. Info: 404-1208. gROUP RUN • Independence Run & Hike stages an all-abilities run Saturdays at 7:45 a.m. Info: 704-0909. SUPPORT gROUP • Hospice of the Valley presents a grief and loss support group in Basalt the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Info: Sean Jeung at 544-1574.

Hold the Presses CAT LOST AT RVR • A brown, tabby, short-hair cat with black stripes (about 12 pounds) named Trigger or Trigsy went missing from Crystal Bridge Drive on Aug. 6. If you’ve seen this cat, please call 618-8355. gOOD BOOK • The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library “One Book One Townâ€? book is “Nothing Dauntedâ€? by Dorothy Wickenden. For details, call 963-2889. BARSAMIAN IN TOWN • KDNK presents an evening with David Barsamian at BonďŹ re Coffee from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 21. He’ll discuss his current book “Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism.â€? For details, go to kdnk.org. gO HAWAIIAN • Hawaiian shirts are suggested for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on Aug. 16. For times, see this week’s Calendar section. YOgA IN ACTION • Yoga Day in Aspen’s Paepcke Park takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 19. For details, go to aspenyogasociety.org.

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Community Briefs Amore holds benefit yard sale Amore Realty is sponsoring a community garage sale at the corner of Seventh and Main from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 18. The proceeds go to a scholarship in Mikey Morrison’s honor and also Amanda’s Hope. For details, call 379-4766.

Volunteer board deadlines The town of Carbondale has vacancies on several volunteer boards and commission. The town’s board and commission lineup includes: the Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Commission; Board of Adjustment; Environmental Board; Historic Preservation Commission; Parks and Recreation Commission; Planning and Zoning Commission; Public Arts Commission; Riding Arena Committee; Trails Committee; Tree Board; and Victims Assistance Law Enforcement Board. The application deadline is Aug. 20. For details, call 963-2733 or go to carbondalegov.org.

RFC holds photo contest The Roaring Fork Conservancy is accepting entries for its 2012 Roaring Fork watershed photography contest. Photos must include rivers, streams or water in the Roaring Fork watershed, including the Frying Pan, Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers and their tributaries.The entry deadline is Sept. 20. For details, go to roaringfork.org/photo.

RFOV Smuggler work slated Volunteers are needed to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and other groups

restore the old road system and create new trails on Smuggler Mountain in Aspen on Aug. 18. Kids as young as six can help. Register at rfov@sopris.net or 927-8241.

C’dale chamber offers SkiCo passes The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce offers discounted Aspen Skiing Co. ski passes to its members starting Aug. 13. For details, call 963-1890.

Nancy Blakeslee memorial Aug. 18 A memorial for Nancy Blakeslee will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18 at 1605 Highway 133 (Thompson House). For more information, see the announcement in this week’s Sopris Sun.

Spellbinders needs storytellers Spellbinders holds volunteer training session in El Jebel on Aug. 15, 16 and 20, and in Aspen on Sept. 12, 14 and 18. No commitment is required to take the workshop although space is limited. There’s a $50 materials fee. For details, call 401-0618.

Arrive early at the airport Pitkin County is reminding flyers to arrive two hours early before their flights departing from Sardy Field this summer. There are five commercial departures between 7 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., according to a press release. To help accommodate passengers, the Pitkin County Airport terminal opens at 5 a.m. For more information, call 920-5380.

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Anglers asked to use care when releasing fish Sopris Sun Staff Report Drought conditions and low water flows throughout the state have Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminding anglers to monitor water temperature when they are out fishing. Several water-specific recommendations have already been released this summer; however aquatic biologists recognize that fish can be stressed due to temperatures in many different coldwater fishing locations. “Handling fish in waters that are 68 de-

grees and above can put undue stress on them, causing mortalities and compromising the fishery as a whole,”said Ken Kehmeier, senior aquatic biologist for the Northeast region. “We ask that anglers keep in mind the production opportunity of a fishery and not solely the fishing opportunity. Get out and fish, but bring along a thermometer and try to fish early in the day for the best opportunities.” For more information about fishing in places not affected by low flows, visit

wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Pages/Fishing.aspx. Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management, according to a press release. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs.

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Letters continued om page 2 Eagle Springs Organic Farm is one of those sustainable, long-term economic development opportunities, employing more than 50 locals in an enterprise that is expanding. Eagle Springs will soon open a USDA meat processing facility on their property that will handle everything from buffalo to chickens; as long as Bedrock Asphalt is not allowed to generate toxic dust next to the farm. As we consider economic development opportunities in the region that are in line with the ecological realities of our time, we must look to our local farms — because we can’t do without them. As climate crises continue to threaten food sources that we have come to count on, we must build a local food system that can support at least a significant amount of our food needs. Please join the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council in communicating to the Garfield County commissioners your value of local farms and farmers. They will vote on Sept. 4 whether or not to allow an asphalt crushing operation to set up directly adjacent to Eagle Springs Farm. The toxic dust from this operation will threaten the ability of the farm to remain in business. That risk is too high, for all of us, and for our future. Gwen Garcelon Carbondale

Notes on Vietnam Dear Editor: On KDNK’s “Alternative Radio” on Aug. 5, the commentator said that protestors ended the Vietnam war. This is not true. President Nixon ended the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam war by bombing North Vietnam in 1972 and forcing them to the peace table to forge a peace treaty that North Vietnam immediately started violating, which ended in South Vietnam’s collapse and North Vietnam’s ultimate victory. Long hair hippies and the protestors had no impact on the Vietnam war. There is a counter-culture myth that says all the peace marches, and draft dodgers, and draft card burners and protests is what ended the war in Vietnam. This isn’t true. Nixon’s bombing brought the North Vietnamese to the Paris Peace talks, and after

the U.S. fled Vietnam, the North Vietnamese took over. It’s as simple as that. Larry J. Smith Carbondale

Music Academy thanks Dear Editor: We at the PAC3 Music Academy would like to extend our sincerest thanks for a great round of summer sessions. A big thanks to Josh Berhman at the PAC3 for sharing the wonderful stage, to CCAH for their support and to all the folks and tenants at the Third Street Center for sharing the positive energy and vibe of the place with our staff and students. Special thanks go to Craig Silberman for grabbing great shots of the students and staff throughout all three sessions, and for making our online presence fun and interesting. Kudos, too, to Lisa’s Third Street Cafe for providing yummy snacks throughout the week and strong coffee when the going got tough! Thanks, too, to our guest instructors: Matt Haslett (songwriting), Aaron Taylor (rhythm and groove), Meagan Goodwin (promotion), Carter Colia (drums and groove), Lisa Atkinson (songwriting) and our student instructor Zach Hunt (bass and ensemble playing). We’d also like to thank Dave Taylor of Cool Brick Studios for sharing his beautiful studio with us, and letting us all play! Thanks, too, to Nelson Oldham of Dos Gringos for the big pre-game meal each week, and to Jim Neu (attorney) and Kathy Zentmyer (A+ Accounting). Thanks to the Sopris Sun for coming out and photographing us at work and play, and for covering Session II in the paper. A big, big thanks to all the family and friends who supported the students as they put their fledgling songs out there for all to see and hear. Finally, a super-big thanks to all of the students who enrolled in the sessions, and put their hearts into them fully. You all were a true inspiration to us, and shone as a bright reminder of what we can accomplish when we don’t hold back. PAC3 Music Academy staff Marc Bruell Shanti Gruber Rob Miller Mark Taylor

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VISIT BASALT & EL JEBEL At the confluence of Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers THURSDAY Aug. 16 BLUE JEANS BASH • Wyly Community Art Center holds its annual Blue Jeans Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. Art auction information is posted at wylyarts.org. CLASSICAL MUSIC • The Basalt Regional Library presents free concerts featuring Aspen Music Festival and School students Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. through Aug. 16. Info: www.basaltlibrary.org. DRAKE EXHIBITION • An exhibition featuring photographs by Martha Drake continues at the Wyly Community Art Center in Basalt. info: wylyarts.org or 927-4123. gOOgLE DOCS • The Basalt Regional Library presents “Google Docs” at 6 p.m. For details, go to basaltlibrary.org. KIDS SPORTS CAMP • Come try a variety of sports on six separate days. For boys and girls ages 5-8 years. Sports include: soccer, football, T-ball, tennis, basketball and fundamentals. $54; 9 to 10 a.m. at Crown Mtn. Park. WALKINg INTERVALS gROUP • Are you ready to get your body back in shape after delivering that sweet bundle of joy? Well, grab

your stroller, your little one (everyone needs a workout buddy!) and dust off those workout shoes. We’ll start with a quick stretch and warm-up walk, continuing with a more intense walk to get our heart rates up, there will be intervals throughout the mile walk. You must be six weeks postpartum (eight weeks for C-Section) and please let me know if you are pregnant. Check out our Web site for more info, www.befit-mama.weebly.com or email befitmamas@gmail.com with questions. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: $5 single class/$20 punch pass. RIVERSIDE gRILL, BASALT • Salsa Night has returned, every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Be here early for free casual instruction by Tere and Ricardo Hernandez. (formerly Jimmy’s Salsa DJ’s and local salsa dance instructors.) They will begin every Salsa Night with free instruction from 8:30 to 9 p.m. All are welcome.

SUNDAY Aug. 19 BASALT SUNDAY MARKET • Locally grown produce, local artists, cooking demonstrations, etc. Meet and talk with local growers, ranchers, artisans, and healers. Take home some of the finest local foods

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Outward Bound celebrating 50 years of adventure, challenges Program started in WWII England By Marlene Manown Special to The Sopris Sun Outward Bound, whose ďŹ rst base camp in the United States was located just south of the town of Marble, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its ďŹ rst course this year. On June 16, 1962, the ďŹ rst course (of 44 young men) arrived at the Marble Base Camp for a month’s worth of adventure and challenges. Supposedly, an instructor said that ďŹ rst day: “I hope you will enjoy your stay here but enjoyment will be a byproduct.â€? With the dawn-to-dusk schedule of running, rock climbing, hiking, and icy dips in mountain streams, it was a 26-day test of spirit, stamina, and sacriďŹ ce aimed at building self-conďŹ dence and leadership skills. Yet, a participant in the ďŹ rst course in 1962 (James Boslough) states,“That course did as much for my self-conďŹ dence as any advice or encouragement I ever received. It made me realize I could do whatever I set out to do and I did just that. ‌. .went to medical school and became an emergency physician. ‌ still practicing.â€?

The beginnings In 1959, Chuck Froelicher, Colorado Academy’s headmaster in Denver, interviewed Ted Hopkins who had been to Outward Bound in England as a student. Froelicher was inspired by Outward Bound’s approach to education and from this conversation began the task of establishing the 14th Outward Bound school in the world, and the ďŹ rst in the Western Hemisphere. By the end of June 1961, the school had acquired 41 acres of land just south of Marble. Tap Tapley had pioneered the access road (what we presently drive to go from Marble to Crystal) and assisted by a volunteer force of about 20 students from Colorado Academy they surveyed, dug and blasted sewer and water lines (yes, students did this!) as

well as built the main lodge. Froelicher, the founding president of the Colorado Outward Bound school, still lives in Denver and remembers the pioneering days with incredible accuracy and detail. His son, Franz Froelicher, lives in Carbondale and is a blacksmith of some renown. Franz recalls those early days with fondness: “The Colorado wilderness is where it began for us. Our family was always a ‘team’ and we are forever grateful to have life experiences forged in the knots, twists and canyons of Outward Bound knowledge, people and connections. There just isn’t a better group of people to share a ‘bad day’ with when there is a need for action or humor.â€? In June of this year, two anniversary courses were staged out of the Marble Base Camp as a part of the events celebrating Outward Bound’s 50th anniversary. Although Outward Bound stood alone as an outdoor adventure school in the early 1960s, today there are many such programs. In spite of 50 years passing, participants in these courses today report similar “life changingâ€? impacts from their course experience. On a recent“semester course,â€? a participant from Florida, Chad Spencer, said upon completion: “The last 50 days for me has been a journey in ďŹ nding my true self. It has been full of obstacles showing me what I am really made of.â€? Jon Frankel reports in his Outward Bound research that upon completion of their Outward Bound course, 93 percent of participants said they were more likely to believe in their ability to succeed; 97 percent of participants showed an increase in self-conďŹ dence; 95 percent of participants showed an increase in their ability to resolve conicts; and 91 percent of participants said that they would be more likely to take responsibility for their actions. Most agree that these impacts are as important, if not more important, in 2012 than they were in 1962. The Outward Bound program structure began in England during World War II to help British seamen develop their “will to surviveâ€? by teaching conďŹ dence, tenacity and perseverance. Today, there are some 40 Outward Bound Schools in the world serving

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The ďŹ rst Outward Bound Marble Base Camp course attracted an all-male class of 44 and was held June 16-July 11, 1962. Today, there are 40 Outward Bound schools around the world, serving students from all walks of life. Photo courtesy Judith Robertson/ Outward Bound archives 200,000 participants per year. Outward Bound’s worldwide mission is “to help people discover and develop their potential to care for themselves, others and the world around them through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.â€?

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