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That’s the sound Patrick Johnson’s arrows made when they hit the target at Carbondale’s new archery range in the Delaney dog park (aka Carbondale Nature Park). The range is located in the far southeast corner of the park and the five targets are situated along the base of a 20-foot embankment. The distance to the targets ranges from about 20 to 75 yards. Johnson said he hadn’t shot his bow in about 30 years but most of his arrows were finding the target. Photo by Lynn Burton

Commissioners dive into proposed waste facility Sept. 17 By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer

C MRI co-owner Don Van Devander answers a question during Monday’s site tour for a proposed solid waste transfer station at the former Mid-Continent coal load out property on County Road 100 one mile east of Carbondale. Photo by Lynn Burton

arbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot got it right at a trustees meeting on Aug. 28. That’s when she told a room full of people hankering to speak against a proposed solid waste transfer station, she realized they were there as a “warm up” before the Sept. 17 Garfield County commissioners meeting. Well, the commissioners hold a public hearing on the proposed transfer station on County Road 100 at 1 p.m. on Sept. 17. If a Sept. 10 county commissioner meeting in Carbondale was any indication, oppo-

nents will be well represented. Opponents packed the room on Sept. 10, although the commissioners, citing concerns over ex parte comments, declined to take much input, and said that’s what the Sept. 17 meeting is for. As for applicant Mountain Roll Off’s Inc. (MRI), co-owner/general manager Don Van Devander read a prepared statement at the Aug. 28 trustees meeting. On Sept. 10, he fielded questions from the county commissioners and public during a site tour following the meeting. Expect Van Devander and MRI’s consultants to explain their plans on Sept. 17. With so much to digest from both

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The application MRI and the property owner, IRMW II LLC, are proposing a solid waste transfer station and recycling processing facility for the former Mid-Continent coal loadout facility, located about one mile east of Carbondale on County Road 100. The property is zoned industrial. According to the application’s narrative, found on pages 16-17 (22-23 online), MRI PROPOSAL page 3

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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, 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.

Concerning mRI proposal Dear Editor: I want to encourage all concerned citizens to learn about the proposal to convert the old Mid-Continent facility on Catherine Store Road into a solid waste transfer station. The Garfield County commissioners will hold a public hearing on it this coming Monday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. This may be the only opportunity for public comment. A local company, MRI, wants to drive its garbage trucks to the Mid-Continent site, where they will unload their trash and recyclables. After some sorting, the materials will be loaded onto semi trucks for the onward journey to the landfill or recycling site. This facility, located outside Carbondale opposite the rodeo grounds, has the potential to impact the community in many ways. Personally, I’m concerned about traffic; the semis will have to drive in and out via Snowmass Drive, past the elementary and middle schools. Other people are concerned about water quality, fire hazard, odors and noise. Some people say these are NIMBY (“not in my backyard”) concerns. I think the nimby label applies only when the project being proposed is for the greater good. Is this project for the greater good? I’m willing to say that, as proposed, it would probably be a wash for the larger community. It would simply spread the impacts of the trash we generate in this valley around a little bit, and shift some traffic from one route to another. But as others have pointed out, the facility doesn’t really make economic sense as proposed. There are many reasons to suspect that, once approved, it would be expanded into something much larger — something more on the order of a landfill — that would provide

better economies of scale for the operator, but also impose greater impacts on the community. Bottom line,there’s potentially much more to this proposal than meets the eye,and the county’s review of it so far has been rather cursory.I hope that the county commissioners will take the time necessary to fully study the implications and to impose whatever conditions of approval are necessary to protect the community. Dave Reed Carbondale

both candidates lie Dear Editor: It’s getting to be disheartening with this election coming up. Neither candidate is telling the truth. If you don’t know that congress is the one body that controls all of the bills in congress, well they do. I would just like to know how Harry Reid gets back into office? I would just like to know how Nancy Pelosi gets to fly home on a private jet every weekend? It’s not her private jet! I would just like to know why? If President Obama is doing such a great job in the White House, why is he spending taxpayer money to run around the country in Air Force One to explain what he has not been able to do and why he needs re-elected to do what? The national debt is climbing and I have not seen any jobs. The only one that I hear telling a part of a truth is Mitt Romney — he is saying that the election is all about jobs. Its all about bringing jobs back to America. It’s all about taxes on businesses that can’t pay these taxes and make any money. The only promise that President Obama made was to give illegals a legal status. He has done part of that, just to gain votes. If those in office would stop lying about

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what they have done and plan on doing, it might be easier to know which one to vote for. Frankly, I don’t like either person. I don’t like being lied to by the one in charge — President Obama and I don’t like Mitt Romney either. I am an Independent voter, so I probably won’t make up my mind very soon. I am certainly not voting for Sen. Bennett again, who said he was going to Washington to “to fix it.” Please don’t use your kids to further your pound of baloney. You’re just another one of the seat warmers that needs to move on. You get a full pension plus you get PERA so you will live pretty high on the hog for that matter. That’s another thing that bothers me. Congress passed the Obama Care, Congress has their own health insurance? I guess Obama Care is only good for the rest of us, but not Congress? Not sure where Obama Care is getting the money, must be from Social Security or Medicare because unless Congress is funding it, then the taxpayer is funding it? Makes you wonder, don’t it? Jane Spaulding Carbondale

Watch out for kids Dear Editor: Carbondale children have returned to school on bicycles, foot, cars and school buses, and I want to remind everyone to be aware and use extra caution before and after school when children are present. Drivers are reminded to slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones, take extra time to look for children at intersections and enter and exit driveways slowly. Also, drivers are asked to reduce distractions in their vehicles so they can concentrate on the road — put down the phone and don’t talk or text while driving. Whether your children walk, bicycle or ride to school here are a few simple tips to help keep them safe: Walkers and bikers: • Always follow the traffic laws, be sure to stop at all stop signs and cross at corners and crosswalks; • Dismount and walk your bike when crossing the street; • Use hand signals when turning; • Stop, look left, right and left again before entering a street or crossing an intersection; look back and yield to traffic coming from behind before turning left; • When possible, travel with a friend or in a group. School bus riders: • Have a safe place to wait for the bus; • Get to the bus stop early; do not run to the bus; • Wait until the bus or vehicle has come to a complete stop before walking toward it; • Never run out into the street or cross in between parked cars; • Be sure to walk in front of the bus where the driver can see you. Make back to school a safe time for children. For more information, contact me at 9632662 or Gene Schilling Carbondale Police Chief

Strip away rhetoric Dear Editor: Let’s strip away the political rhetoric and

look at the benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 that primary care physicians and their patients see every day. I am a 1959 graduate of Aspen High School and a family physician with a passion for prevention, who has practiced in Glenwood Springs since 1973. Prior to passage of the health care reform bill (“Obamacare”) I witnessed a costly, fragmented, inefficient, unfair medical system in which physicians were paid to order tests, do procedures and to take care of sick people rather than prevent disease; where many patients could not find insurance because of pre-existing conditions and therefore received inadequate or no care; where patients without insurance received expensive and episodic care in emergency rooms, driving up medical costs for everyone. Since health care reform in 2010, physicians are now getting paid for performance (patient outcomes); Medicare and private insurance are now paying for wellness and prevention; patients can no longer be denied insurance for pre-existing conditions; young people are now covered under their parents’ insurance. Does the Affordable Health Care need to be tweaked? Of course, it’s not a perfect bill (very few are). But it was clearly an important step in the right direction and achieved something both political parties have been talking about for decades. Think long and hard before you vote in two months; let’s not go back to the bad old days of American medicine. Greg Feinsinger, M.D. Carbondale

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MRI proposal and other information in the 321-page application: • MRI, a locally owned waste hauler, operates from DeBeque to Vail, and Glenwood Springs to Aspen. The proposed facility is “ … an integral part of MRI’s continuing effort to provide efficient, economic and environmentally sensitive waste collection and disposal services.” • All of the proposed waste and recycling activities will occur within the 44,000square-foot building (the former coal loadout building). • Trash collection trucks will discharge their loads at the facility where they will be loaded into semi-trailer trucks (three to five per day) to take to a landfill. • Drains will be installed in the concrete floor, which will lead to closed containment tanks that will collect any water or other liquids that may be present. • All municipal solid waste delivered to the facility will be processed and trucked to a landfill the same day or within 24 hours of its arrival. • MRI will operate the facility in a way that “mitigates all potential impacts” of the proposed facilities. Among the community benefits, according to the application: reduction of overall truck traffic (trips and total mileage); reduction in air pollution, fuel consumption and road wear that will result from the reduced truck traffic; increased efficiencies in recycling … and the reduction of recyclable materials going into

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local landfills; the creation, at the outset, of at least 10 full-time jobs in Garfield County. The application (File No. LIPA 7280) starts with chapters titled Site Plan, Land Suitability Analysis, Impact Analysis and Standards. It also contains 13 appendices that include: Drainage, Soils & Geology, Wildlife Impacts, Traffic Impacts, Odor Control and Noise Control.

Reaction Public reaction to the proposal has been overwhelmingly negative. Concerns include increased semi-trailer truck traffic on Snowmass Drive, possible ground water contamination, noise, odor and the potential for fires. In early September the Carbondale Board of Trustees sent the Garfield County commissioners a letter opposing the application. Much of the opposition has come from property owners along County Road 100. At the Aug. 28 trustees meeting, Don’t Trash Carbondale member Jim Finch derided the proposal as “bringing garbage to Carbondale as an industry.” He pointed to the changing demographics of the County Road 100 area (from ranching to residential and recreation), said the current industrial zoning is “archaic” and people should put their heads together “to eliminate the threat.” Van Devander, of MRI, has said the company will use either an ozone system for addressing the odor issue or what he called “a mister.”

Royal and Lezlie Laybourn’s pickup truck at the site tour. Photo by Lynn Burton Opponents also point to a week-long blaze at the Pitkin County Landfill earlier this year to illustrate their concerns over fire; Van Devander told The Sopris Sun the fire started in the landfill’s compost section, and the MRI operation will not include compost. Chris Hoofnagle, Pitkin County’s solid waste manager, confirmed the fire was started by “spontaneous combustion in the compost feed stockpile” but added that fighting fires in waste transfer stations is “tricky,” because due to possible chemical

reactions water may spread rather than extinguish a fire. “You never know what you’re going to get,” Hoofnagle said. Van Devander has said it’s unlikely that fires will be a problem because the waste will be trucked away the day it arrives or within 24 hours, and that there will be water tanks on site to fight any fire. The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District board of directors was scheduled to discuss the fire issue at its Sept. 12 meeting (after the Sun went to press).

President Obama’s ground game comes to Carbondale (Editor’s note: Barbara Dills volunteered to write this article. The Sopris Sun invites the Romney camp to submit a similar article). By Barbara Dills Special to The Sopris Sun Veteran political organizer and author, Nancy L. Webber, came through Carbondale this week on her drive from Oregon to Miami to work on the Obama campaign. President Obama is mobilizing field operations in all the battleground states to try to get out the vote. I caught up with Nancy to get her impressions of the ground game here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Question: Nancy, you are a veteran of Obama’s field operations from the 2008

campaign. What strikes you most about what you’ve learned on your trip through Colorado so far? Answer: First, I’m very impressed by the number of Organizing for America offices here in the Roaring Fork Valley: one in Glenwood Springs, one here in Carbondale and one in Aspen, making three for Obama to Romney’s one (Aspen). I understand Obama has more than 50 such offices statewide now, to Romney’s 13. This is very significant, and if enough people turn out to volunteer, it could well make the difference in November. But what has struck me hardest is just how tricky the voter registration process has become here in Colorado, compared to, say, Oregon where I am from.

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Q: Can you describe some of the differences in the registration process between Oregon and Colorado? A: Well first of all, access to physical voter registration forms. In Oregon, they are readily available in post offices, some banks and many government offices — piles of them out where they can be easily picked up, filled out, and mailed or handed in. Not so in Colorado. Also, I learned that any organization registering voters is responsible for all the forms they are issued and can be fined up to $2,500 for each lost form, which is another way of clamping down here. And the Colorado form is complex. The Oregon form is a half sheet, very simple, clear and straightforward. The Colorado form is a

legal sized document.Volunteers helping with voter registration have to be carefully trained to ensure that they ask the right questions and get the forms filled out correctly. Then there are new regulations, put in place by your Republican secretary of state. Anyone who was a registered Colorado voter as of November, 2010 and who did not vote in the 2010 midterm elections, has most likely been placed on an inactive voter list. If that describes you, you may not receive a vote-by-mail ballot for this year’s Nov. 6 election, even if you formerly indicated you would like to be a permanent mail-in voter, and even if you have recently received ballots in the mail for local elections, which are OBAMA page 12



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Dancing-Light realizes vision with TSC piano By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer With a â&#x20AC;&#x153;beep, beep, beep â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153; warning everyone within ear-shot to watch out, a Double Diamond moving truck backs up to the Third Street Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front door late in the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 31. As Lisa Dancing-Light, Jody Ensign and a few others looked on, three men in red T-shirts got out of the truck, eased a Kawai â&#x20AC;&#x153;small grandâ&#x20AC;?piano down the truckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ramp, wheeled it through the Third Street Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open doors for the straight shot into the Calaway Room, then gently placed it down and screwed on the legs.The entire operation only took a few minutes but the short trip from truck to Calaway Room started in 1980. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was then (1980),â&#x20AC;? Dancing-Light told The Sopris Sun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My passion for music rekindled after dropping out for 10 years after college.â&#x20AC;? Dancing-Light is the motivating force in the Third Street Center acquiring the piano, which among other advantages will allow it to attract touring musicians who require such an instrument to perform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Kawai, the same brand as the CRMS piano but smaller,â&#x20AC;? Dancing-Light said. Dancing-Light, a singer/songwriter/pianist who is into her third decade of performing in the Roaring Fork Valley, said the short answer to how the piano came to be in the TSC is that she and piano teacher Jimmy Byrne had been talking about getting a better piano for the Calaway Room. Following is an edited version of Dancing-

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WEDNESDAY Sept. 5 At 4:30 p.m. police received a call about someone growing marijuana in their backyard. The caller would not give their name or any additional information. WEDNESDAY Sept. 5 At 5:30 p.m. police received a call of a bear cub in a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tree on Crystal Bridge Drive. Police advised the homeowner to leave the bear alone and it will come down, and if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a problem to call back and also call the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. WEDNESDAY Sept. 5 At 8:24 p.m. police responded to a car vs. bike accident in the 1300 block of Main Street. Police issued the driver of the car a citation. THURSDAY Sept. 6 At 7:24 p.m. ofďŹ cers were dispatched to a suicidal subject. They took the subject into protective custody then to Colorado West mental health for an evaluation. The subject was later released.

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Chamber presents conscious leadership speaker at expo By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer

“Conscious leadership is choosing to act as our highest, best self. But it also is recognizing that there is something bigger out there that wants to be expressed through us, and that we can, in fact know, and be part of that bigger consciousness.” Hoog’s Web site says that conscious leadership has been recognized by President Bill Clinton, NPR’s Cokie Roberts, Secretary of Education Richard Riley and top motivational speakers W. Mitchell and Brian Tracy. Here’s what Clinton said about Hoog’s children’s book Dream Machine: “ … (it) delivers an important message to young readers. If a dream is worth having, it’s worth working for. If you believe in yourself and are dedicated to achieving your goals, you can accomplish anything. All it takes is hard work and determination. I encourage you to follow the example of the children in Dream Machine and make your dreams come true.” The other conference speaker, Karla Tartz, is deputy director of the state of Colorado Economic Development and International Trade Office. She will discuss Colorado’s current economic condition. In addition to the speakers and breakout sessions, local businesses will staff booths and hand out related information. Breakfast will be provided by Bonfire Coffee.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce presents a conscious leadership exponent and a state of Colorado economic development staffer at its annual business conference and exposition from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 14. It all takes place at the Gathering Center at the Orchard, located on the east side of town on Snowmass Drive. Conference tickets are $25 at 963-1890 or

breakout session topics are: • Social media – a discussion on today’s ever-changing social media presences and offerings presented by Michael Conniff; • business Strategy, Accessible Education – presented by Dr. Susan Looney & Dr. Gwyn Ebie of Colorado Mountain College; • Capital and Credit Sources for businesses – an open discussion on the local economy, presented by Don Hannon of Wells Fargo; • Construction/Design Resources – on continuing education credits, with a focus on sustainability as a way of life, presented by John Baker, President of Baker Design Group; • Non-profit Strategic Partnerships – collaboration efforts presented by Amy Kimberly of the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, and Frank McSwain Sr. of Raising the Bar Development Advisors. Besides giving presentations around the U.S. on conscious leadership, keynote speaker Mark Hoog is a United Airlines captain, author and executive director of the Children’s Leadership Institute. “Hoog’s presentation provides a new perspective on leadership; conscious leadership will change how you do business,” said a chamber of commerce press release.

Mark Hoog What is conscious leadership? A Sopris Sun Internet search came up with this definition from Tim Peek, a member of the Conscious Leadership Forum: “Conscious leadership is recognizing that we have the power to act at every moment. That we create the rules we live by. That we have a choice every moment to go along with what is presented to us, or to strike out on our own. Conscious leadership is taking only those actions that are in alignment with our deepest beliefs and in alignment with what is best for the whole.

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For folks approximately one mile east of town, the first windshield frost of the season was scraped, and recorded, on Blue Heron Lane on Sept. 6 at 7:45 a.m.

In recent Roaring Fork sports action, the football team lost to Aspen 28-7 on Friday night (Sept. 7). They stand at 1-1 for the season and take on Monte Vista at home at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14. The girl’s volleyball team defeated Palisade 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 on Sept. 6 and pushed their season record to 5-1. They travel to Olathe for their next match at noon on Sept. 15. As for boy’s soccer, they lost to Basalt 3-2 in their season opener on Sept. 4, then the following two games were cancelled or postponed. They defeated Aspen 1-0 on Sept. 11 and travel to Delta for a 4 p.m. game on Sept. 13.

mSHS notes Saturday tours at the historic Thompson House north of River Valley Ranch have been extended to Oct. 13. For tour info, go to On a related Mt. Sopris Historical Society note, Donn Willins has joined the executive board of directors. Willins earned an MBA at the University of Cincinnati. His gigs in the past include senior financial planner for Frito Lay and director of operations for Coca Cola’s Northeast USA division. He also on the Baltimore Opera board. He owns SCIPIO International, according to the current MSHS newsletter.

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Actually, just one will do and it could even be a truck. The vehicle must a suitable vintage for portraying the type of vehicle Okies and others of their circumstances employed to flee the Dust Bowl for California in the 1930s. The vehicle will be used as a performance prop during the February 2013 First Friday in conjunction with the Gordon Cooper Library’s Big Read. The book everyone is or will be reading is John Steinbeck’s classic tale of Dust Bowl refugees: “The Grapes of Wrath.” If you have or know of a vehicle that fits this bill, call 930-5898 or e-mail

Congratulations to Ron and Lisa Speaker on the birth of their twin boys Tris and Tag. Tris and Tag were born on Sept. 8 at 2:23 a.m. and 2:24 a.m. respectively, which happens to also be their proud sister Hailey's birthday too. It also happens to be their friend Jane's birthday too! Tris was 4 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and 18 inches; Tag was an even 5 pounds and 18 1/2 inches.

Final word on sunflowers Sunflowers around town are hanging their heads like Tom Dooley so it looks like the growing season is pretty much over. That makes Eric Anderson and his 13’2” sun-

Tristram Vaughan Speaker (left) and Tag Chasen Speaker (right). flower the Stanley Leverlock Unofficial Tallest Sunflower for 2012. Leslie Johnson submitted a photo last week that showed a tangle of really tall sunflowers but did not include an official Leverlock measurement. Better luck next year and thanks to all who sent us their pics.

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Spellbinders trains people - just like you - in the art of oral storytelling and places them as volunteer storytellers in their local schools. Volunteers return to the same classrooms each month, building literacy and forming mentoring relationships with the children. All children need to know that they are cherished by their community. Just the act of being there, even if you are a novice storyteller still developing your art, exposes children to positive, character-building role models, both in the stories, and in you. No volunteer commitment is necessary to take the training. Join us for one of our upcoming trainings to become a volunteer or just to learn new ways to have fun with the children and grandchildren in your life.

UPCOMING TRAININGS September 12, 14 and 18 from noon to 3:30 in Aspen at the Pitkin County Library. If interested, please contact Donnie Ryan at or 948-0486. October 22, 24 and 26 in Carbondale, 9:00-12:30. If interested, contact or call 970 401-0618. There is a $50 training fee which covers all materials. Spellbinders is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Since ancient times storytellers have told stories to pass on wisdom, engage the imagination and foster community. Our storytelling program recreates this age-old tradition, bringing together young and old to create connections, advance literacy and enrich the lives of children and volunteers alike. Please, join us in our vision of fostering humanity, community and literacy.

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“You’ll never have more fun and you will never, ever experience as special of a reward as having a group of fourth graders smile and clap when you tell a good story.” “… I was so grateful to find this creative and stimulating outlet. I knew I would miss the sense of shared mission I enjoyed as a teacher, but have found that working together with my new friends in the Spellbinders community fulfills that same need.”

They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Anita Witt, Gordon Forbes, Dominique Jackson, Frank Smotherman, Chrissie Leonard, Adam Carballeira and Andy Bohmfalk (Sept. 13), Matt Lang (Sept. 14), Vanessa Anthes, Bob Stein and Lori Meraz (Sept. 17), Frosty Merriott and Nancy Payne (Sept. 18), and Kenny Hopper (Sept. 19).

This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picks As usual, between the Sept. 6 Sopris Sun and Sept. 13 Sopris Sun there were enough activities taking place and scenics to take in, photographers had plenty to shoot. Just over the weekend alone there was First Friday, Cowboy Up, the Aspen Valley Land Trust dance (sold out), a Filoha Meadows open space tour and more. Also as usual, The Sopris Sun has a few pics left over that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try to get in next week or the next.

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These late summer daisies managed to muscle their way up through the pasture grass and get a little face time with the sun east of Carbondale. Photo by Jane Bachrach

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Community Calendar FRI.-SUN. Sept. 14-16

ment at Aspen Glen starting at 1:30 p.m. Teams of four are available for $600. Ball drop balls are $10 for one, $15 for two and $20 for three with the big prize $1,500 (in cash), an iPad, gift certificates and more. Info: 963-1890.

REUNION • Carbondale Union and Roaring Fork High School classes from 1940 to the present hold a reunion at the BRB Crystal River Resort: the Friday night dinner is at 6 p.m., Saturday is breakfast at 9 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m., Sunday is breakfast at 9 a.m. Info: 970-523-8253, 9632459 or 945-9208.

lIVE mUSIC • White House Pizza on Main Street presents Josh Phillips, followed by Greg Masse (Sept. 22) and Tom Edman (Sept. 29). Info: 704-9400.

FRIDAY Sept. 14 mOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “The Intouchables” (R) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14-20. bOOK SAlE • Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library’s fall book sale kicks off today and goes through Sept. 24. Volunteers are needed. Info: 963-2889. lIVE mUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the Dinkel Building presents live music every Friday. RFHS SPORTS • Ram footballers take on Monte Vista at home at 7 p.m. OPENING • S.A.W. presents “Art on Decks,” a collaborative art show using skateboard decks, from 6 to 8 p.m. Half the proceeds go to Alpine Initiatives. S.A.W. is located at 978 Euclid. Info: 970-355-9058.

SATURDAY Sept. 15 bAll DROP • The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce holds a ball drop and golf tourna-

To list your event, email information to 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 View and submit events online at

RFHS SPORTS • Ram volleyballers travel to Olathe for a match at noon. ASC • A Spiritual Center in the Third Street Center offers two water healing workshops with Zita Xavier: Water! Living Liquid Energy from 10 a.m. to noon and Heal and Enliven Your Water Chakra from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 963-3330 or

SUNDAY Sept. 16 lEAD KING lOOP • The ninth annual Lead King Loop returns with a 25K, 12.5 K and kids 2.5K. All runners receive great schwag, barbecue and the best raffle on the Western Slope. Proceeds benefit the Marble Charter School. Info: or at Independence Run and Hike in Carbondale.

MONDAY Sept. 17 jAm SESSION • Carbondale Beer Works on


September 14-24 during regular library hours Gordon Cooper Library Downtown Carbondale 963-2889


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Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library present

Main Street hosts an old-time jam session with Dana Wilson from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday. All abilities are welcome.

TUESDAY Sept. 18 DAVI NIKENT • Davi Nikent presents an introduction to integrative health solutions through Meta-Medicine with 21st Century Health founder Jon Robson at the Health Institute (1460 E. Valley Road, Basalt) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Info:

Hold the presses, jon@21stcenturyhealth. org or 618-2109. RFHS SPORTS • Ram volleyballers travel to Aspen for a match at 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Sept. 19 ROTARY • Stacy Stein gives a presentation on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment program at the Rotary Club of Carbondale’s meeting at the firehouse at 7 a.m. Info: 927-0641. CALENDAR page 9

mAN AND WOmAN OF THE YEAR • The deadline for nominations for the town of Carbondale and Zeta Epsilon sorority 2012 Man and Woman of the Year is 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. The award recognizes outstanding volunteers. Nominations can be taken to town hall or faxed to 963-8084. For details, call 963-0161. DEm CANDIDATES mEET AT bONFIRE • Sonia Linman and Aleks Bredis, Democratic Party candidates for Garfield County commissioner, will be in Carbondale on Sept. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Bonfire Coffee Shop on Main Street. They will be available to talk one-on-one with anyone who wants to stop by and meet them. ObAmA OPENS CARbONDAlE OFFICE • There’ll be a grand opening party for the Obama for America campaign office at the Sopris Shopping Center on Highway 133 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. KDNK “CONNECTS THE DROPS” • KDNK (Carbondale) and KGNU (Boulder) present “Connecting the drops: A conversation about water issues from the Western Slope to the Front Range” on Sept. 20 from 6-7p.m. KDNK can be heard at 88.1, 88.3 and 88.5 FM in the Roaring Fork Valley and at G’WOOD GAllERY FEATURES POTTERS • Gallery 809 in Glenwood Springs features the work of the following potters through September: Annie Brooks, Tammie Lane, Debra Stewart, Frank McGuirk and Joyce Webb. There’ll be an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 14. Two Leaves Tea and d’Ellissious Cakes will be served. mCClURE PASS ROCK-FAll PROjECTS bEGINS • The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a rock-fall project on Highway 133 over McClure Pass on Sept. 17. During certain times of the day, motorists in each direction can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. For details, go to

FOR SALE 305 South 8th Street This 1941 built log home is LOCATED blocks from downtown and schools. With a 9,000 sq. ft. lot zoned Residential Medium Density one could build up to three family dwellings. With access to the irrigation ditch and surrounded with huge trees, this rustic home (fixer upper) has 3 BR, 1 BA + loft. $348,900. Linda 970-618-4598.

135 Oak Run Road A rare opportunity to live on the CRYSTAL RIVER blocks from downtown Carbondale. Built in 1988 on a 12,225 sq. ft. lot (with legal access to the river) the 3 BR, 2 BA home has a light, bright great room opening onto the deck overlooking the river. Linda @ 970-618-4598.

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Further Out

THURSDAY Sept. 20 PECHA KUCHA • The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities holds its first Pecha Kucha (a new way of storytelling) at the Third Street Center at 7 p.m. Pecha Kucha is a series of fun, lively fast-paced presentations that explore the ideas of great minds in 20 slides that are shown for 20 second each. The topic is “Harvest” and presenters include adventurer Matthew Cull, travel/food wrier Tom Passavant, architect Michael Thompson and textile artist Jill Scher. CCAH is looking

for other presenters. Info: 963-1680 or

RAm ClASSIC • The annual Ram Classic golf tournament takes place at River Valley Ranch. Registration is $100 per player or $400 per team. Proceeds benefit Roaring Fork High School athletics. To register, call Larry Williams 355-4554, e-mail to, call Kirk Cheney at 379-3031 or mail to 2270 Highway 133, Carbondale CO 81623.

jAZZ jAm • Local students and adults hold jazz jam sessions at Glenwood’s Ramada Inn on Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

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 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

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.

GROUP RUN • Independence Run & Hike stages an all-abilities run on Saturdays at 7:45 a.m. Info: 704-0909.

She was incredibly supportive and excited about the possibility of having a beautiful instrument in the Calaway Room for music events. We began to collaborate. In March, piano/guitar teacher Jimmy Byrne called me with excitement. He had found the piano I was looking for. It was even a Kawai — my favorite. A person in Glenwood Springs who wishes to remain anonymous was ready to part with her beloved piano and wanted it to go to a community venue. She was ecstatic about my vision and supportive of my goal to acquire her piano. Jimmy and I had shared many conversations about getting a decent piano in the Calaway Room, since he is the music director for Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists (which meets in the Calaway Room) and I have filled in for him many times, schlepping my 70-

pound Roland Digital keyboard. Not fun! Now my dream of this legacy piano will bring much joy to our community and create opportunities for local musicians, classical artists, rank amateur pianists and young musicians alike to perform on a quality piano. Jody envisions music being played while people enjoy lunch from the café. There are many possibilities here now that we have this lovely instrument. The next stage of our vision will be taking the old piano that is unloved and turn it into a Carbondale street piano project, painting it and placing it in a gathering space in downtown Carbondale for everyone to play. That will be the next stage of our vision. See for more information on that project. When asked if she is the anonymous

donor who bought the piano, Dancing-Light replied, “I am a contributor. After the piano is appraised, we will know the actual value. Similar pianos are valued at $10,000.” Dancing-Light said she contributed $5,000 toward acquiring the piano and will focus on raising matching funds to help reimburse the owner for the appraised value, plus provide for its maintenance and insurance. When the piano was delivered on Aug. 31, a tearful Dancing-Light agreed to be included in a Sopris Sun photo. Chances are, you’ll be hearing a lot from and about this Kawai “small grand” piano in the months and years to come. Dancing-Light concludes: “So far I have had great response from local musicians Jimmy Byrne, Shanti Gruber and Deborah Barnekow from the Aspen Music Festival M.O.R.E. program.”


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

Time passed. Years ago, while drafting my will, I recalled this vision and I decided to leave some money for CCAH to buy a grand piano for their performing arts center. The catch is there is no official building that is dedicated to the performing arts to this day. So I thought, “Why wait? Why not enjoy this while I am still alive?” So I put the request out to the Universe. Last August, while sitting at Robin Sutherland’s concert in the Round Room at the Third Street Center, I looked around and realized “This resembles the vision I had back in 1981: workshops, art studios, a performance center, cafe, gallery. This is the place!” I thought. I called Jody Ensign, executive director at Third Street Center, to share my epiphany.

PITKIN COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUMMER: Did you know Pitkin County owns and maintains Summer Road, Express Creek, Midnight Mine and Pearl Pass roads?

Paving of Jack Gredig Road from Hwy 82 up to the Pitkin County Landfill has begun. Crews will attempt to complete the bulk of their work on this project during times that the landfill is closed to the general public. Highway 82 paving continues between Gerbazdale and the Aspen Airport Business Center. The CDOT/Elam project is expected to continue for several more weeks.

Please Note: Construction schedules always change. Stay tuned. We’ll do our best to keep you informed. Listen to KSPN and watch CGTV Channel 11 for the latest road updates. Questions? 920-5390

Redstone Boulevard will be chip sealed during the week of September 17th. Expect a one lane road with alternating traffic during working hours. Paving on Willoughby Way will start September 12th. Expect a one lane road with alternating traffic during working hours. Patching will be beginning on West Sopris Creek Road on September 17th. Crews will be removing and replacing failed sections of pavement.Work is expected to last one to two weeks.

roadwork ahead!

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Community Briefs Thanks to those who have generously supported our fundraising efforts to provide independent, not-for-profit, community-based journalism. Barbara Adams Bob & Eilene Ish Carbondale Beer Works CBC Christopher C. Beebe, JR Crystal Theatre David Johnson Debbie & Marc Bruell Debra Burleigh Footsteps Marketing Gerald & Kirsten McDaniel Graybeal Architects, LLC Gregory Durrett Harvey for Carbondale Hugh & Rosemarr Greathouse Jean Perry Jody & Don Ensign Konnyaku / Sake Sushi Bar Lee Ann Eustis Lon & Debra Winston Paul & Anita Adolph Polish, A Salon For Nails

Roxanne & Kathleen Sullivan Royce & Sarah Schipper Seven Star Rebekah Lodge No. 91 William Anschuetz Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Trina Ortega Robert Schultz Consulting Allyn Harvey If we’ve missed your name, our apologies.

Community grant deadline

Raising Healthy Children

The deadline to submit applications for Community Request Grants is Sept. 21. Applications are available online at or at town hall. For details, call 963-2733.

Several local organizations present “Raising Healthy Children” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Third Street Center. To RSVP, call 379-9654 or e-mail

Heritage Park holds silent auction Heritage Park Care Center and Heritage Park Assisted Living are holding a silent auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation. For details, call 963-1500.

CCAH membership meeting The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities holds its annual membership meeting at the Third Street Center at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. Treasurer Dan Miller will give a financial report and executive director Amy Kimberly will talk about future vision and goals. At 6:15 p.m., Laurel Sheehan’s piano students will perform and a potluck will follow. For more, see this week’s Calendar. Info: 963-1680.

Art classes offered The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities has released its fall art classes schedule at, or call 963-1680.

Spring Gulch workday The Mount Sopris Nordic Council holds its annual Spring Gulch workday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. Bring water, work clothes and light tools. A potluck follows from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sopris Park.

Senior matters news The Senior Matters Chat Room (which is an actual room and not an Internet thing) is now open in the Third Street Center on Mondays from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Coffee, tea and baked goods are served.

Obama continued om page 3 handled differently. Based on what I’ve learned in the past few days, I think everyone should check their status and their address of record and update them as needed before the registration deadline, Oct. 9. Q: What was the most rewarding aspect of your involvement in the 2008 Obama ground game? A: In 2008, I worked with field organizers who were young enough to be my children and I learned so much from them. I also saw how we needed each other. Volunteers from my generation, the Boomers, brought a lot of experience with person-to-person voter contact. The younger volunteers and field organizers brought incredible energy and an almost innate understanding of the power of social media to advance the game. Together, we made a good team. Q: If you could give a quick piece of ad-

vice to someone who is thinking about volunteering to work on a campaign this year, what would it be? A: The first time you show up to volunteer, you are there for the candidate, because you want to help him or her get elected. The second time and beyond, you are also there to support the field organizer. What needs to be done? Data entry? Roll up your sleeves. Snacks? Offer to bring them. Vacuuming? Stick yours in the car. There is a need for everyone. Pitch in where you can. (Nancy L. Webber worked on the 2008 Obama campaign in California, Texas, Oregon and New Mexico. Her book, Ground Game: It’s about ordinary people doing extraordinary things was released as an e-book last week. It is available from Amazon and the Apple iBookstore).

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Guido Bagett, 100, of Grand Junction, shows off the new plaque with the correctly spelled name of his family’s grocery store on Fourth Street. It seems the original plaque, attached to the Crystal River Meats building, didn’t get the name right but the error was recently rectified. Bagett, who lived in the Marble/Carbondale area until the 1980s, will reportedly be in town for this weekend’s Carbondale Union/Roaring Fork High School reunion (see Calendar for details). Photo by Doug Whitney

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

basalt library notes Join your child for story times at the Basalt Regional Library this fall. Book Babies is held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for children up to 24 months. Preschool Story Time is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 and up. Toddler Rhyme Time is held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2-3. Story Time & Craft is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. EspaĂąola Family story time is held on Sundays at 2 p.m. with stories in Spanish for all ages. Thursday Arts is held at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Creative arts is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and includes story times with the Aspen Art Museum, local musicians and storytellers, along with a showing of Story Treasures ďŹ lms for all ages. Story Times run through Dec. 18th except the week of Thanksgiving, which will have a special story time on Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. for all ages.

After school Basalt Library After School Time is a BLAST every day from 3:30-4:30 p.m. On Mystery Mondays solve a puzzle or gather clues for a prize. Have Homework? Come to the libary on Tuesdays and Thursdays for its Study Zone for some quiet time. Supplies and resources provided. Drop in on Wacky Wednesdays for some fun crafts and messy science experiments. Build with Legos, play Wii and games on Fun Fridays.

Paws to Read Paws to Read is on select Tuesdays throughout the fall for ďŹ rst through fourth graders. Call 927-4311 to register to read with a dog. Great for building reading skills. Dates scheduled are Sept. 18, Oct. 2 and 16, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4 and 18th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


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THURSDAY Sept. 13 WYlY â&#x20AC;˘ Liberate yourself from tedium and use broad strokes to reinvent your concept of the landscape. This class will facilitate your ability to conceive and paint a landscape with surprising and fresh results in very little time. This is a great opportunity to let go and to learn to allow paint to speak on your behalf. Class will include basics of palette organization, how to mix colors, composition and the painting of several ďŹ nished landscapes. For high schoolers and adults, All skill levels. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 99 Midland Ave. Basalt. PHOTO CONTEST â&#x20AC;˘ The Roaring Fork Conservancy is taking entries for its Roaring Fork Watershed Photography contest. The deadline is Sept. 30. For details, go to

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SAlSA NIGHT â&#x20AC;˘ The Riverside Grill continues Salsa Night on Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.


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Grant application for the year 2013 from the Town Discretionary Fund are available at Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621.

bETTY WEISS â&#x20AC;˘ The Wyly Community Art Center show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Betty Weiss: In Perspective through Oct. 5. Info: 927-4123.

SUNDAY Sept. 16 SUNDAY mARKET â&#x20AC;˘ The Basalt Sunday Market continues with locally grown prodeuce, artists, cooking demonstrations and more. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. YOGA â&#x20AC;˘ Free yoga continues in Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park from 11 a.m. to noon.

Applications may be requested by non-profit organizations. The Grant form can be found on our website at: Grant deadline is 5:00 p.m., September 21, 2012. For additional information call 927-9851


TUESDAY Sept. 18 FlY TYING â&#x20AC;˘ Frying Pan Anglers offers a ďŹ&#x201A;y tying class Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 927-3441.

WED. Sept. 26 CO-ED SOFTbAlll â&#x20AC;˘ Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the deadline to sign up for the Crown Mountain Recreation District co-ed slow-pitch softball tournament beginning on Sept. 29. Must have at least 10 players (ďŹ ve guys and ďŹ ve girls) ages 18 and up. The cost is $175 per team. Info: 963-6030.



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SGM takes tackles on-going Crystal Mill project Legal Notice Sopris Sun Staff Report What do a bucket, a chain saw and a small gaggle of engineers have in common? All were present last weekend when a group of SGM engineering volunteers were working at the Crystal Mill site situated between Marble and Crystal. Each year SGM commits to performing a service project â&#x20AC;Ś or two or three. Service projects are most often chosen by a staff person who has the passion for a particular project and has the will to lead a team of volunteers. Since SGM staff is typically the outdoors type, the service projects generally involve preserving, restoring or building trails, roads or bridges enabling them to more fully enjoy the out-of-doors with their families, according to a press release. The Crystal Mill is reportedly one of the most photographed historic sites in Colorado and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Originally it was built as a compressor station which used a water turbine to drive an air compressor for the mining equipment for a nearby mine. When the mine closed, the mill ceased operation. Since then it has seen the care of individuals and historical societies in the region. Although currently owned by a private party it continues to receive donations to maintain its structural integrity. Matt Hutson, its caretaker and an SGM project manager, and several other staff felt the the mill would serve as a rewarding SGM service project. The SGM Grassroots Committee

quickly agreed and began planning an approach late last summer. A site visit last fall by Hutson and several SGM structural engineers identiďŹ ed critical tasks to be addressed in the following summer months. A bucket was used in a pulley system to get the wood preservative up to the painters while the chainsaw was used to cut down trees within 75 feet of the structure to provide defensible space to protect the mill from potential adjacent ďŹ res. A water-based wood preservative was applied to the entire mill structure. Outward Bound will remove the downed trees and do the ďŹ nal clearing of the site. Next year the SGM team will look at stabilizing the penstock. Currently the penstock and mill building are being held in place by an elaborate web of steel cables that were installed in the mid-1970s. SGM structural engineers plan to spend additional time at the mill to get a better grasp what each element is doing within this cable system. Once that is sufďŹ ciently achieved, SGM will work with area contractors on the best way to stabilize the deteriorating penstock and strengthen the existing structure. Also at that time a number of the logs along the bottom of the structure will be replaced. For many years to come, the mill will continue to delight those persistent enough to make their way up to its stunning setting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The SGM team truly has helped to preserve the past for future generations to enjoy,â&#x20AC;? said an SGM spokesman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not bad for a

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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.



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234 Main Street

(970) 963-2826

Dr. Benjamin Mackin Mon., Tues., Thurs., Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 10:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

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500BuggyCircle Carbondale,CO.

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Counseling for Men

Help for families in need. Food is available at LIFT-UPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven area food pantries, made possible by support from our caring community.

Mid-Valley Food Pantries Carbondale: Third Street Center, 520 South 3rd Street, #35 Mon, Wed & Fri: 10am-12:30pm â&#x20AC;˘ 963-1778 Basalt: Basalt Community United Methodist Church 167 Holland Hills Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Wed & Thur: 11am-1pm â&#x20AC;˘ 279-1492

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a salon for nails


1101 Village Rd. A-1 Carbondale

spa manicures â&#x20AC;˘ spa pedicures â&#x20AC;˘ acrylic nails â&#x20AC;˘ shellac


(970) 309-4828 758 Main Street (counseling over twenty years in the Roaring Fork Valley)

September 13, 2012  

Sopris Sun E Edition

September 13, 2012  

Sopris Sun E Edition