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A bovine beauty parlor
In preparation for the Tybar Ranch’s cattle sale, which took place on Saturday, the cows and bulls were given baths. All 140 of them, each one, individually. To bathe one cow takes approximately five minutes, and it took four ranch hands per cow. That’s eight hands to make each one a bovine beauty. For more on the sale, please turn to pages 14-15. Photo by Jane Bachrach
See this movie
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“Waiting for Superman” is an educational must see By Bonnie Cretti I think everyone should see the movie “Waiting for Superman,” then we could all get together and talk about it. There is also a book by the same name, claiming to be “the inspiring companion to the acclaimed ﬁlm.” In it a fellow named Bill Strickland says “the school, in a sense, is a weather vane for the community, reﬂecting the good or bad trends that are changing the neighborhood.”That is why I want everyone to see this movie and why I want us all to talk about it. The book also gives the movie some context. I learned that David Guggenheim, the director (also the director of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”) actually made two movies and wove them together before he showed the ﬁlm at the Sundance Film Festival. The kids’ and their families’ stories in the ﬁlm were heart-warming and heart breaking. One of my favorites was Daisy, a ﬁfth-grader in East Los Angeles, who had already written to the college she had decided she wanted to attend. She was 10! A few notable folks were showcased in the ﬁlm, various “education presidents,” including Geoffrey Canada from the Harlem Children’s Zone, the KIPP School founders, and Michelle Rhee, recently “retired” as Washington, D.C.’s public school superintendent. Issues of critical importance jumped out of the ﬁlm to hit us with their enormity: achievement, accountability, testing, tracking, global competition, economic impacts, charter schools, standards, equity, school funding, poverty and teachers.This last, the importance of teachers and their “craft,” seemed to stand out for the moviemakers. During a segment about the KIPP School founders, one of them almost whispers,“When you see a great teacher, you are seeing a work of art.” Many of “Superman’s” concerns might seem a little remote to us here in Carbondale. Four out of the ﬁve students that it followa are from urban areas, and the ﬁfth is an example of a suburban school south of San Francisco. I wondered where the small towns and small schools were.Also, here in Colorado, we have no teacher unions, a huge controversy in the ﬁlm. Therefore we have little understanding of “the dance of the lemons” or NYC’s “reassignment center.”Also completely different is the impact of school choice. If students in the Bronx or Harlem decide to leave their “regular schools,” their absence has little impact. In smaller educational environments, like Carbondale, the consequences are felt. “Waiting for Superman” is a movie. You can’t rise up from the audience during the ﬁlm and ask, “But what do you mean by “proﬁcient?”“What are these important tests actually testing?”“What actually IS an effective teacher?” The book says,“despite all the dysfunction and controversy reﬂected … I hope the overriding impression that people take away is a … hopeful one.” I hope so too, but the looks on those charter school lottery-losers’ faces belie that hope. Maybe we can ﬁnd better solutions here in Carbondale. Bonnie Cretti taught school for many years in Carbondale. The Sopris Sun encourages commentaries on local issues from those who live and care about them – that’s you, our readers. Remember: Keep your commentary local and keep it to 700 words, then dispatch it to email@example.com or P.O. Box 399, Carbondale, CO 81623. Don’t forget to tell us your name, phone number, where you live and any other pertinent information about yourself.
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Third Street venue clariﬁcations
Dear Editor: Because we are excited about the potential for an all-purpose community performance facility at Third Street, which will provide joint usage opportunities (music, dance, events, conferences, and fundraisers) while providing economic stimulus and vitality for the town of Carbondale, we want to clarify a few inaccurate statements in David Frey's article, "Deal nears completion for Third Street venue," in the Oct. 28 edition. The last sentence on the ﬁrst page incorrectly states that Mr. Lottimer was "overlooked" in the process of leasing the gym space. Mr. Lottimer was offered opportunities to submit his ideas for renovating the gym space at the development team and board level, which he did. Third Street Center has decide to work towards a lease agreement with Mr. Behrman because his multiple-use vision, expertise, ﬁnancing, and time frame ﬁt better with the Third Street Center management's hopes for the space, not because we "overlooked" someone. Despite his accomplishments, your article also credited Mr. Behrman for producing, among other things, the Carbondale Mountain Fair. Although he undoubtedly would like to be associated with such a great event, we know that CCAH and a host of community volunteers makes that event possible. We welcome additional community input into this process. We have met and will continue to meet with tenants, town staff, and neighbors to ensure the Third Street Center grows to be a space for use by the entire Carbondale community. Anyone interested in learning more can contact either of us. Thanks for your interest in the Third Street Center. Colin Laird, leasing Jody Ensign, executive director The Third Street Center Carbondale
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On a recent visit to Dae Sung Am temple in Mungyung, South Korea, Mark Weinhold shared the Sun with Park Byeongki and Zen Buddhist monk Won Muk Sunim. Perhaps due to difficulties with the language, Mark said he was unable to clearly articulate recent developments in the Colorado health care system such as Lemon Haze, free brownie Wednesdays and medicinal ice cream. Courtesy photo 2 • THE SOPRIS SUN • NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Dear Editor: Recently a pretty major construction project at the intersection of Main Street, Snowmass Drive and County Road 100 was completed by Excavation Services of Carbondale. The Downtown Preservation Association would like to commend all the parties involved in making this project a reality: the town of Carbondale, Garﬁeld County and RFTA for contributing to this project. The Carbondale-based company attacked this road problem with great dispatch and professionalism rarely seen in our town’s street construction history. LETTERS page 13
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Roaring Fork makes elite eight, heads for state By Lynn Burton The Sopris Sun Roaring Fork heads to the Colorado 3A girls volleyball state tournament this weekend at the Denver Coliseum, where they’ll be joined by five teams that made the trip last year and two who missed out. The Rams made the cut and headed to Denver after finishing second to St. Mary’s (3-2) in last weekend’s regional tournament in Carbondale. The rest of the state field, including St. Mary’s, is listed below in order of their tournament seed: • Valley (Gilcrest), 24-1 • Colorado Springs Christian School, 23-2 • Eaton, 22-3 • St. Mary’s (Colorado Springs), 22-3 • The Classical Academy (Colorado Springs), 18-7 • Roaring Fork, 23-2 • University (near Greeley), 19-6 • Bayfield, 18-5. The eight team field is divided into two pools for Friday’s action, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to Saturday’s final four championship round. Roaring Fork’s pool is rounded out by Colorado
Joey Clingan sets one up in home-court action last week that sent Roaring Fork to Denver for the state volleyball tournament. Fans turned out in their favorite headgear to cheer the Rams. That’s Tim Whitsitt (left) and Dalton Handy (right). Behind Handy (left to right) are Phil Gomez and Teddy Benge. Photos by Jane Bachrach
Springs Christian School (#2 seed), Eaton (#3) and University (#7). “I am excited about our pool. I think we have a great opportunity,” said head coach Carrie Shultz. On Friday, Roaring Fork first plays Eaton and later in the day takes on Colorado Springs Christian School. St. Mary’s is not in Roaring Fork’s pool, so theoretically the two teams could play in Saturday’s championship match and the Rams could avenge their regional tournament loss. Roaring Fork is led by seniors Landon Garvik, Niki Burns, Joey Clingan, Ixchel Muniz and Savanna Phibbs, and sophomore Taylor Adams. On Nov. 10, Garvik signed a national letter of intent to accept a scholarship to play volleyball for George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is last year’s Western Slope 3A player of the year. For folks heading east to cheer the Rams, the Denver Coliseum is located on I70 at 4600 Humbolt. The coliseum was built in 1952 and seats 10,200. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the coliseum was home to the American Basketball League’s Denver Rockets. It now hosts the National Western Stock Show rodeo, Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, high school playoffs and other events. For more information on the state tournament, go to the Colorado High School Activities Association Web site at chsaa.org.
Sparks fly over HCC; trustees approve ordinance 4-3 By Terray Sylvester Sopris Sun Staff Writer Sparks flew at Town Hall on Tuesday night when the board of trustees slapped their final approval on a set of much-debated downtown zoning changes that pave the way for more density and taller buildings in Carbondale’s historic commercial core. The zoning “overlay” in the Historic Commercial Core (HCC) district was originally approved by the board on Sept. 28. But on Oct. 12 the trustees pulled it off the consent agenda and modified it with three members of the board absent, weakening a requirement designed to limit the number of second homes in the downtown core and doing away with an “escalator” clause that would have caused a yearly increase in fees paid by developers who don’t provide adequate parking. During the meeting this week, two of the absent trustees and a half dozen members of the public cried foul. “It seemed like it was a fairly premeditated situation in that those that were present
took an opportunity to get more of what you wanted than what the board had previously agreed on,” said Trustee Pam Zentmyer, who missed the October meeting to take care of her baby girl. She criticized the board for taking action with a slim quorum present, instead of delaying the vote out of respect for the years the trustees have spent discussing the proposal. “It degraded some of the trust we’ve been working on,” Zentmyer said. Trustee Frosty Merriott, an accountant who missed the Oct. 12 meeting to deal with a load of tax returns, described the lastminute changes as an attempt on the part of the trustees to throw a bone to developers. “This is an attempt to sell more units to make profits for developers,” he said.“If not, the residency requirement would not matter.” That’s a theme some of the public took up as well. Carbondale resident Debbie Bruell described the changes as “shortsighted.” “It feels like putting the interests of the developer over those of the town,” she said.
“I think it was a violation of the public Before approving the overlay the trustees trust,” said Russ Criswell, a former town re-introduced the escalator at 3 percent, taktrustee. “I think the changing of the two ing effect after five years. Originally it was set at 5 percent effective in one year. The esvotes was a violation of the public trust.” The trustees made the changes after for- calator applies to a baseline $30,000 fee mer Mayor Michael Hassig arrived at the paid by developers who don’t provide all of meeting on Oct. 12 and urged them to take the parking required by the overlay. It was advantage of a clause in public meeting rules designed to help the town keep pace with that allows them to revisit their original de- rising land costs in the event that it has to cision. Hassig is an architect who has build a parking structure or more parking worked for Town Center, LLC, the developer spaces downtown. Mayor Stacey Bernot suggested that a futhat pitched the overlay to the town. He argued that the overlay, as it was passed, was ture board might revisit the resident occutoo onerous for builders. His visit was not on pancy requirement for the overlay. Initially it would have required 60 percent of a the agenda. Trustee Ed Cortez made the motion to building’s units to be occupied by residents revisit the overlay on Oct. 12. This week he of Carbondale. On Oct. 12, it was reduced stated, “I did my job and I got what I to 20 percent. At the Sept. 28 meeting, trustees upped wanted done done,” then he made a motion to approve the latest ordinance drawn up the figure to 60 percent resident occupied (RO), which restricts ownership to full by town staff. Murphy seconded the motion and it time Carbondale residents. On Oct. 12 passed on a 4-3 vote. Trustees John Hoff- trustees reduced the RO number back to mann, Merriott and Zentmyer voted 20 percent, which increases the possibility against it. for more second-home construction. THE SOPRIS SUN • NOVEMBER 11, 2010 • 3
The Weekly News Brief The Sopris Sun and the KDNK news departments team up to discuss recent news from the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Catch the Brief on KDNK between 7:30 and 8 a.m. and between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursdays.
Big O sets up Rooks fund Big O Tires has set up a fund for Carbondale police officer Drake Rooks and will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to a total of $1,000 through Nov. 12, according to a press release. Donations can be dropped off at Big O Tire stores in Basalt and in West Glenwood Springs. Rooks lost the lower part of his left leg in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. Proceeds being raised will help defray some of his medical costs.
VCR public hearing continues A public hearing for the Village at Crystal River continues at a special board of trustees meeting at town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. The project as proposed is a mixed-use commercial/residential development on 24 acres on the west side of Highway 133. The trustees have spent parts of their last few meetings working through a punch list of outstanding issues such as a 1.25 percent â€œpublic improvement feeâ€? that functions like a sales tax, a maximum building height of 42 feet, whether to prohibit businesses such as movie theatres, and compliance with the townâ€™s green energy code.
GarCo commish OKâ€™s gravel pit On a 2-1 vote on Tuesday, the Garfield County commissioners approved a 20-year continuation of operations at the Blue
(gravel) Pit north of Carbondale. The gravel pit operators, Western Slope Aggregates, had asked to double the size of the 83-acre operation, which the company projected would take about 40 years to mine out. The 20-year restriction was proposed by Commissioner Tresi Houpt and supported by Mike Samson. Commissioner John Martin voted against the compromise. Residents in the nearby Wooden Deer subdivision, represented by attorney Jody Edwards, argued against the gravel pit proposal on Tuesday.
River district OKâ€™s budget The Colorado River District board of directors approved a $3.6 million budget for 2011 at their Oct. 19 quarterly meeting, according to the districtâ€™s newsletter The 0.188 mill levy translates to a property tax assessment of $4.50 on a $300,000 house. The District covers 15 counties in western Colorado and was established in 1937 to protect western Colorado water rights.
PitCo airport updates equipment The Federal Aviation Administration replaced the gadget that helps pilots line up for a landing at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. The device is called a localizer-type directional aid (LDA) and itâ€™s mounted at the top of the Buckhorn ski run on Aspen Mountain. According to a press release from the FAA, pilots
depend on it to execute a â€œmissed approach procedure, allowing them to circle back for another attempt to land.â€? The FAA replaced the device because the previous equipment was approaching the end of its service life, better technology was available and the new antenna platform will reduce the snow accumulation around the device.
Students take flight with EcoFlight Students from Bridges, Basalt and Glenwood Springs high schools are participating in the sixth annual Flight Across America program, organized by the Aspen-based EcoFlight. Using flight and ground-based education, the program is designed to teach high school students about biodiversity conservation by introducing them to a broad range of perspectives. The program also aims to show students, via flight, how such issues impact their lives and the world around them. The topic of this yearâ€™s event is renewable energy, with students taking a look at transmission corridors and their potential impact on wildlife habitat and migration patterns. On Nov. 3, the students took off from the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport and flew to Alamosa for a press conference and seminar with Alamosa high school students. While in the air they flew over the 80-acre photovoltaic solar plant in Alamosa.After Alamosa they continued on to Santa Fe, NM, for a seminar at the Santa Fe Indian School.
The following events are drawn from incident reports of the Carbondale Police Department. SUNDAY Oct. 31 Police found several juveniles at Miners Park surrounded by broken eggs. The youths said they hadnâ€™t been throwing any eggs. TUESDAY Nov. 2 At 11:15 p.m. a driver in a grey Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly struck a Honda Civic twice from behind while the Civicâ€™s driver was waiting for an elderly man to cross the intersection at Eighth and Main Streets. The Jeep ďŹ‚ed toward the Cowen Center. WEDNESDAY Nov. 3 At 8:56 p.m. a man alleged he had received three phone calls from unknown individuals telling him theyâ€™d made a bet he was homosexual. THURSDAY Nov. 4 At 5 p.m. a man allegedly yelled at an employee of Sopris Laundry about money he may have left in his clothes. SATURDAY Nov. 6 At 12:20 a.m. a woman called the police to report a sexual assault that had allegedly taken place three days earlier. SATURDAY Nov. 6 At 6:30 p.m. an ofďŹ cer soothed two ďŹ ve-year-old boys having a dispute at the intersection of Seventh and Main Streets. Then he turned them over to their older sister.
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Referee Nathan Hanson (left) consults with contestant Jake Kelley (right) at last Saturday’s Robotics Mountain League tournament at Ross Montessori School. The event is part of an international program for students interested in science and is divided into four parts: a project, teamwork, technical interview and robot games. The Ross Montessori School team (Nikken Daniels, Lacy Grice, Jake Kelley, Emily Henley and Alec Sloan) won the overall Director’s award and the Outstanding Project Solution, and will advance to the Colorado State Championships on Dec. 11. The Aspen Middle School sixth grade team won the Teamwork award and will also advance to the state championships. Photo by Jane Bachrach
Carbondale reaﬃrms liberal bent in recent elections By Terray Sylvester Sopris Sun Staff Writer Carbondale refreshed its reputation as a liberal holdout in an otherwise conservative county in this year’s mid-term elections. If Carbondale voters had gotten their way on Nov. 2, incumbent Garﬁeld County Commissioner Trési Houpt would have held onto her seat, Tom Dalessandri would be ordering a sheriff’s badge with his name on it, and John Salazar and Michael Bennet would both have breezed back into Congress. According to unofﬁcial results from the Garﬁeld County precincts that encompass Carbondale and Missouri Heights, Houpt, a Democrat, carried the Carbondale area by more than 1,000 votes over her rival, Republican Tom Jankovsky. Jankovsky prevailed in the race with a 7 percent margin. In the sheriff’s race, about 2,040 Carbondale votes went to Dalessandri, the Democrat. Republican incumbent Lou Vallario won overall on a 3 percent margin but received roughly 1,030 votes in the Carbondale area. In the race to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Scott Tipton, a Republican state legislator from Cortez, prevailed with a 5 percent lead according to The Denver Post. He garnered about 960 votes in the Carbondale area. John Salazar, the Democrat incumbent, pulled in about 2,140 votes in the area. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, held
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Good tunage Steveâ€™s Guitars, which always has something cooking over there in the old part of the Dinkel Building, serves up a couple of notable out-of-town acts with Poâ€™ Girls at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 and the Ragbirds at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. The Poâ€™ Girlsâ€™ll be bringing in a clarinet, accordion, gut-bucket bass, dobro, electric bass, banjo, bicycle bells, glockenspiel and drums. The Ragbirds are billed as a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks with danceable world rhythms stirred by a Celtic fiddlerâ€™s bow. USA Today called them â€œhighly impressive.â€?
SAW opens AAM SAW artists Stanley Bell, Angus Graham, Steven Colby, Anne Goldberg, Colby June, Barb Jaksa and KC Lockrem are included in an opening reception at the Aspen Art Museum Nov. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. A design competition among local architects takes place until 7 p.m. The event is part of AAMâ€™s 970.org exhibit.
RFOV honors six Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers recently honored six volunteers at its annual awards ceremony at the Third Street Center. Michael Hutton received the Pulaski award, which goes to the volunteer for completing the most RFOV projects in one season. Gail Mason was named New Crew Leader of the Year for 2010. Jamin Heady-Smith is the organizationâ€™s Crew Leader of the Year. Jon Thompson, a U.S. Forest Service employee, is the winner of this yearâ€™s Agency Partner of the Year award. David Guinnee, who now lives in Grand Junction, received the Trail Steward award for contributions made over many years. Charlie Eckart was named RFOVâ€™s Volunteer of the Year. Since 1995, RFOV has engaged more than 12,800 volunteers on 137 large-scale projects. For more information visit www.rfov.org.
AVSC results Brother and sister duo and Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club Nordic athletes Keegan and Hailey Swirbul posted the fastest times at the clubâ€™s annual Thunderbowl Run over the weekend. The race pits AVSC disciplines against each other in a race from the softball fields behind the AVSC Clubhouse to the top of the Five Trees lift on Thunderbowl at
The Roaring Fork High School cheerleaders staged a food drive at City Market for two afternoons last week. Front row from left to right: Vania Martinez, Kaleigh Wisroth and Nicole Cerdenola. Back row from left to right: Samantha Denard, Yahaira Benitez and Ashley Sneed. Photo by Lynn Burton Aspen Highlands. Keegan Swirbul, 15, made it to the top in 12:36 while 12 year-old Hailey finished with a time of 15:48. Other winners in their respective age groups and disciplines were: Jessica Bright, Else Dodge, Tucker Thomas, Ethan Burkley, Hudson McNamee and Luke Smith.
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Elephant Revival plays the Third Street Center Sopris Sun Staff Report Elephant Revival kicks off the Carbondale Council and Arts and Humanities Emerging Artist series on Nov. 13 in the Third Street Center Round Room. Elephant Revival is an up and coming act featuring music they call “transcendental folk.” They have graced many a stage from Moab Folks Fest to Belly Up in Aspen. “Elephant Revival is a magical blend of melodies and rhythms with their roots in the past and their hearts in the future,” said Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident. Using instrumentation from washboard to mandolin plus fiddle and djembe drum, this young band carries a fresh sense of creativity that crosses generations. “CCAH wanted to present a band that
will bring together young and old in celebration,” said CCAH Events Director Amy Kimberly. “Elephant Revival is that band.” The Round Room at the Third Street Center is becoming known for its excellent acoustics and recently hosted San Francisco Symphony pianist Robin Sutherland. Elephant Revival will be the first in a series of events CCAH will be hosting in its new home. Tickets are on sale at CCAH and Dos Gringos Burritos in Carbondale. There is a discount for CCAH members if tickets are purchased through CCAH before the show. Volunteers are also still needed. Call 963-1680. Beer, wine and margaritas will be served. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Third Street Center is located at 520 S. Third St. in
The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities presents Elephant Revival at the Third Street Center on Nov. 13. Tickets are on sale at CCAH and Dos Gringos Burritos. Courtesy photo.
Terrorism watchdog speaks on Nov. 13 at under River eatre The Sopris Sun Staff Report The Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College and the Thunder River Theatre Company, is hosting a dialogue with journalist and author Steven Emerson on Nov. 13. Richard Clarke, former chief counter-terrorism advisor on the National Security Council, has called Emerson the“Paul Revere of terrorism,” according to a press release.
In 1994, Emerson produced an awardwinning documentary,“Jihad in America.” In it, he stands ironically in front of the twin towers asking if the 1993 World Trade Center explosion was “a spectacular event that is over” or a warning of future attacks. After the airing of his documentary, Emerson established the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a storehouse of data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern
Carbondale Community Housing Lottery 559 Jacobs Place - $231,552 Open House: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Application Deadline: November 22, 2010 Lottery: December 1, 2010 - 12 noon Carbondale Town Hall
Income Category 4 Maximum Gross Household Income: $108,300*
terrorist groups. He has been called to testify before and brief Congress on numerous occasions and is a frequent commentator on talk shows broadcast by MSNBC, CNN and Fox. This forum is part of a series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council. The council brings nationally and internationally known ﬁgures to the Roaring Fork Valley, speaking on cultural, political and The Sopris Sun would not shine without the efforts of a core group of volunteers, including copy editor Jack Sebesta. Week in and week out, Jack has given the paper a good going over before it is sent to press. Besides catching mistakes, typos and various blunders, Jack also holds his own in the realm of newsroom banter.
ecological issues in their areas of expertise. Emerson follows an earlier visit this year with Dr. Nabil Echchaibi, who spoke about modern Muslim identity and the media. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Thunder River Theatre, located at 67 Promenade in Carbondale (northwest of the Dinkel building downtown). Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information and tickets, visit rfculturalcouncil.org.
Last week’s Sun was Jack’s last, as he is putting down his red proofer’s pen, and is moving back to Chicago.
*May add $7,500 per dependent up to three dependents
559 Jacobs Place - $231,552 • Single Family Home • 2 bdrm, 2.5 baths (originally a 3 bedroom; upper level bedrooms converted to one bedroom master suite • Finished Basement
• 1760 SF heated area (per assessor) • Shed • Pets OK - one dog or one cat • HOA - $395 per quarter • 2009 Taxes - $1,001
Requirements: Full-time Employee: minimum local employment of at least one household member of 30 hours per week, 9 months per year. Priority is given to applicants who live and/or work in Carbondale town boundaries. Not Own Other Property: members of the household may not own other improved real estate in the RF Valley, including mobile homes, with the exception of owner-occupied commercial real estate (not less than 50% occupied by the owner). Occupancy: Owner(s) must live in the unit
Applications are available and may be picked up and turned in at Mountain Regional Housing 520 South Third Street, #23, Carbondale, CO Or Carbondale Town Hall 511 Colorado Avenue www.carbondalegov.org or www.colorado.gov/housingcommunity.org Information: 970-704-9801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The board of directors and staff at The Sopris Sun say “thanks” to Jack. Thanks for being a pleasure to work with and thanks for helping produce a newspaper the whole community can be proud of. Peggy DeVilbiss, Allyn Harvey, Colin Laird, Laura McCormick, Jean Perry, Elizabeth Phillips, Frank Zlogar, Lynn Burton, David Johnson, Jane Bachrach, Terri Ritchie, Cameron Wiggin, Will Grandbois and Terray Sylvester. Jack Sebesta relaxes in front of the Third Street Café during last week’s First Friday. Photo by Jane Bachrach
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Mountain Flyer names Ortega as managing editor Sopris Sun Staff Report Trina Ortega has been named managing editor of the Gunnison-based Mountain Flyer magazine. A native of Colorado and resident of Carbondale, Ortega has been riding the dirt and pavement of the Centennial State since she was a kid. “My enthusiasm for riding bikes started back in the day when it was normal to pedal a 12-speed Huffy 38 miles roundtrip from north Denver to Morrison in denim cutoffs, with no helmet,” said Ortega of her background. “I guess things haven’t really changed that much.” With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Colorado State University, Ortega
brings 20 years of writing, editing and magazine production skills to the team. She has been a contributing writer and copy editor for Mountain Flyer magazine since January 2009. “Trina’s roots in the Rocky Mountains, and her unique set of values and experience make her a perfect ﬁt for Mountain Flyer magazine and we’re excited to have her step into the managing editor’s shoes,” said Brian Riepe, Mountain Flyer’s editor and founder. “Her vision, input, and creativity will help guide Mountain Flyer into the future. She has a long history of success in publishing.” Part of that history includes helping to found the non-proﬁt Sopris Sun in 2009 and serving as its ﬁrst editor. Before that, Ortega
served as production manager for Climbing magazine and Canoe & Kayak magazine for ﬁve years. Mountain Flyer magazine showcases the
riders, racers, events and culture of Rocky Mountain cycling, according to its Web site. It covers cross-country, downhill, cyclocross, road racing and adventure riding.
Roaring Fork ﬁnishes 3-7 with loss to Aspen Sopris Sun Staff Report Roaring Fork faced an Aspen team hungry for a win heading into the state playoffs after two straight losses Friday night. The Skiers walked away from the table stuffed pretty full after a 48-0 win, while the Rams headed downvalley to reﬂect on a season that brought three wins and seven losses. For the year, all of Roaring Fork’s wins came on their home turf against Battle Mountain (42-7), Gunnison (40-6) and Grand Valley (30-7). Quarterback Clay Gross led the Rams in passing with 76 completions for 888 yards.
Zach Browning led the team in rushing with 658 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Jake Strack Loertscher chalked up two sacks while Trent Reed snagged two interceptions. If the Rams’ regular season is over, three other Roaring Fork Valley football teams gear up for the second season. The Aspen Skiers (8-2) face Platte Valley (7-2) at home in the ﬁrst round of the Class 2A playoffs on Saturday. The Basalt Longhorns (7-3) travel to Faith Christian (8-2) while the Glenwood Springs Demons (9-1) host Englewood (8-2).
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A total of 67 climbers from around the region came out for the American Bouldering Series climbing competition at the recreation center on Saturday. Summer Igo and Daniel Tompkins won the adult competition; Ali Pizak, Parker Hamilton and Darby Hamilton took top honors in the three categories of the female youth division; Patrick MacKelsall, Alec Pizak and Jonah Zeigler won the three categories of the boys youth division. The youngest competitor was six years old. Those who climbed well in Carbondale will have a chance to compete in regional competitions leading up to a national event in January. Photo by Terray Sylvester
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Not just another trophy. A Planetree distinction. We congratulate our dedicated staff on their recognition for innovative leadership in patient-centered care.
Valley View Hospital in Colorado was one of three hospitals nationwide honored last month by the Planetree organization with its “2010 Distinction for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care Award.” The award recognizes Valley View for its work to continually advance the practice of patient-centered care through outreach, research, scholarship and innovation. As one of only twelve Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospitals in the United States and internationally, Valley View has already distinguished itself nationally for advanced work utilizing the Planetree philosophy. The Distinction Award recognizes our broad-based efforts to build awareness and innovate in the field of patient-centered care. It reflects Valley View’s leadership in national conferences and webinars, research linking outcomes to patient-centered care, publication of articles in national peer-reviewed journals and participation in public policy initiatives to expand the practice of patient-centered care.
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Community Calendar THURSDAY Nov. 11 VETERANS DAY • The Carbondale Middle School Band will perform a Veteran's Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. in the Carbondale Middle School auditorium, located at 180 Snowmass Rd. The band will perform “America the Beautiful,”“Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God Bless America” and “My Country tis of Thee.” The Star Spangled Banner is scheduled to be sung by four or five vocalists and Scout Troop 235 will handle the flag ceremony. Readings are also planned. The public, including veterans, is welcome to attend. VETERANS DAY • Students and staff at Crystal River Elementary School invite the community to attend their annual Veterans Day program. Students have been learning songs and the importance of veterans. The performance is free and will be held a 2:15 p.m. at the school, located at 160 Snowmass Dr. Info: 384-5637. VETERANS DAY DINNER • American Legion Post 100 is hosting a Veteran’s Day dinner that is free for veterans and $7 for everyone else at 4 p.m. on Nov. 11. Proceeds go to troop care packages. Info: 963-2381. BIZ WORKSHOP • The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents Understanding Payroll and Avoiding Common Pitfalls. The class runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at 817 Colorado Ave. #107 in Glenwood Springs. $20 for Resource Center clients, $30 for others. Info: 945-5158. LIVE MUSIC • Carnahan’s Tavern in the Dinkel Building presents The Peace Officer (hip hop/reggae) at 10 p.m. There’s a cover.
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LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the Dinkel Building presents the Last Minute String Band.
wood Springs. $20 for Resource Center clients, $30 for others. More info: 945-5158.
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MOVIES •The CrystalTheatre presents“Conviction” (R) at 7:30 p.m.Nov.12-18 plus 2 p.m. matinee on Sat.,Nov.13;“The Social Network” (PG-13) at 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13. SECOND FRIDAY • SAW (Studio for Art + Works) at 978 Euclid presents a Second Friday reception featuring new sodafired porcelain and stoneware pieces by Anne Goldberg from 6-9 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Info: 379-5050, annegoldberg.com. LIVE MUSIC • Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs presents Steve Skinner and the Stimulus Package from 9 p.m. to midnight. There’s no cover. Info: 928-8813. ARTS AND CRAFTS • Senior Matters teaches folks how to make their own holiday gift wrapping paper by using various painting techniques and styles at the Third Street Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Denise York is the teacher. BIZ WORKSHOP • The Roaring Fork Business Resource Council presents a class titled Selling More with e-Commerce, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 817 Colorado Ave. in Glen-
NORDIC COUNCIL SALE • The Mt. Sopris Nordic Council holds its annual Sports Sale at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School gym from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 13. Equipment drop off is Nov. 12 from 47 p.m. ELK/TURKEY DINNER • St. Mary of the Crown parish holds its 34th annual elk/turkey dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. A donation of $10 is asked from adults and $5 for ages 5-12 and seniors. LIVE MUSIC • The Carbondale Council for Arts and Humanities presents Elephant Revival playing transcendental folk music (a blend of gypsy and acoustic) at the Round Room in the Third Street Center, 520 S.Third St. $15 for CCAH members, $20 for everyone else. Info: 963-1680, carbondalearts.com. LIVE MUSIC • Carnahan’s Tavern in the Dinkel Building presents Rusty Cage at 10 p.m. There’s a cover. TERRORISM EXPERT SPEAKS • The Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College and the Thunder River Theatre Company, hosts a
dialogue with author and terrorism expert Steven Emerson. In 1994, Emerson produced the awarding-winning documentary“Jihad in America.”He has been called to testify before and brief Congress on numerous occasions and is a frequent commentator on talk shows broadcast by MSNBC, CNN and Fox. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Thunder River Theatre. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. For more information and tickets, visit rfculturalcouncil.org. BELLY UP • The Hill Country Revue plays Belly Up Aspen at 11 p.m. The opening act goes on at 9 p.m. info: 544-9800. UNIQUE BOUTIQUE • The First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs hosts its annual Unique Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13. Featured artisans include Jan Panico and Wewer Keohane. Info: 319-0918. AUDUBON TRIP • The Roaring Fork chapter of the Audubon Society goes on a“puddles and ponds” field trip. For details, go to roaringforkaudubon.org and click on“field trips.”
SUNDAY Nov. 14 LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the Dinkel Building presents Po Girl. Info: 963-3304.
MONDAY Nov. 15 LIVE MUSIC • Steve’s Guitars in the Dinkel Building presentsThe Ragbirds.Info: 963-3304.
TUESDAY Nov. 16 SCRABBLE ACTION • Dos Gringos hosts Scrabble Night from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month beginning Nov. 16. CALENDAR page 11
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Community Calendar WEDNESDAY Nov. 17 BEAR TALK • The Roaring Fork chapter of the Audubon Society presents “Black Bear Ecology in the Roaring Fork Valley” with doctoral candidate Sharon Baruch-Mardo at town hall at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Info: roaringforkaudubon.org. LIVE MUSIC • White House pizza presents Elements (jazz/funk/rock) from 7 to 10 p.m. There’s no cover. BIZ WORKSHOP • The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents a class titled The Essentials and Importance of Business
HARPIST PLAYS • Russets restaurant presents classical harpist Elise Helmke every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. MAYOR’S COFFEE HOUR • Chat with Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 a.m. at The Village Smithy, 26 S. Third St. ACOUSTIC CARNAHANS • Singer/songwriter T Ray Becker hosts an acoustic music night with new musicians every week from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Carnahan’s Tavern. Info: 963-4498. SUICIDE SURVIVORS’ SUPPORT • A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood
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Exit Strategies from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at 817 Colorado Ave. in Glenwood Springs. $20 for Resource Center clients, $30 for others. More info: 945-5158. FORECLOSURE WORKSHOP • A free workshop on home foreclosure takes place at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop is presented by Dalby, Wendland, & Co., Whitsitt & Gross, Mason and Morse Real Estate, and Cornerstone Mortgage, and is geared towards borrowers, developers, Realtors, bankers, attorneys and CPAs. Registration is required. Info: Pat Dalrymple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springs, 824 Cooper St. Info: 945-1398 or email@example.com. GROUP RUN • Independence Run and Hike at 995 Cowen Drive leads group runs, Saturdays at 8:15 a.m. rain or shine. More info: 704-0909. LEGAL SERVICES • Alpine Legal Service offers intake to eligible clients from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, and Tuesdays and Wednesday at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen. Info: 945-8858, 920-2828. ROTARY MEETING • The Mt. Sopris Rotary Club holds its weekly lunch meeting at noon Thursdays at the Aspen Glen Club featuring a local speaker. Info: 948-0693.
BUY THE FARM • Fresh and Wyld Farmhouse in Paonia hosts a three-day bash in three different places to announce its effort to adopt a communitysupported business model. Event takes place from 5-7 p.m., Nov 18, at Fresh and Wyld in Paonia; from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt; and from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Woody Creek Community Center in Woody Creek. Appetizers, wine, music, speakers. Info: (970) 527-4374, freshandwyld.com. DO IT YOURSELF DIVORCE • Alpine Legal Services offers its Do it Yourself Divorce Clinic at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. A small donation is requested but nobody will be turned away. Info: 945-8858. FREE LEGAL ADVICE • Alpine Legal Services offers free legal advice for divorce, custody, tenant rights, powers of attorney and other areas at the Garfield County Courthouse at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. Info: 945-8858. KIDS PERFORM “FIDDLER.” • Jane Gottlieb Productions actors from seven to 18 years old perform “Fiddler on the Roof” at Basalt Middle School, Nov. 18-20 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 20. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. Info: 927-0555. CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE • The 34th annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique takes place at the firehouse from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Nov. 20. Admission is free and complimentary coffee and treats will be served. Part of the proceeds benefit the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District. There’ll be a big variety of hand-made crafts including holiday wreaths, decorations and ornaments, knitted items for adults and children, quilted bags, jewelry, bath and spice products, wooden frames, photo cards, aprons, jellies, baked goods and more. The crafters include: Debra Evans, Rebecca Hodgson, Terry Lee, Sue Melus, Tania Odessa, Ellen O’Gorman, Angie Riley, Val Sillivan, Kathy Strickland, Mary Teague and Charlotte Vanderhurst.
BENEFIT MUSICAL • “Grande Old Dame,” a joyful musical production about the history of the Hotel Colorado, will play at 7 p.m. on Nov. 28 following a cocktail reception and live auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served as well. On Nov. 28 a matinee production with lunch plays at 12:30 p.m., followed by a dinner production at 6 p.m. All productions are at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Admission is $100 to the Nov. 27 events, $35 for the matinee, $55 for the Nov. 28 dinner production. Proceeds benefit Child help River Bridge. Info: 945-8948.
Dec.11 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR • Crystal Meadows Senior Housing at 1250 Hendrick Drive presents a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Commons Room IV.
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Community Briefs Pet food drive Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Club is holding its Pet Pantry Food Drive throughout November to collect canned or bagged dog and cat food of any kind. Collection boxes are located at local vet clinics, including: Alpine Animal Hospital, Carbondale Animal Hospital, and Red Hill Animal Health Center in Carbondale and All Dogs and Cats Vet Hospital, Gentle Friends Vet Hospital, and Glenwood Vet Clinic in Glenwood Springs. For more information call Cole at 309-4753.
Upcoming CCAH workshops The Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities will host a variety of workshops in upcoming weeks, including a felted slippers workshop with Jill Scherr on Nov. 13 and 14 and on the evening of Nov. 15. Participants will make leather-bottomed felt slippers uniquely shaped to fit their own feet. Cost is $80 plus a materials fee. In December, CCAH will offer Rose Windows and Window Stars on Dec. 2 and 9 at 3:45 p.m., in which students learn to make beautiful seasonal decorations to hang in their windows or give as gifts. Cost is $20. On Dec. 27 to 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CCAH presents You are an Artist, a Drop-in Mini Art Camp Adventure during which participants explore their imaginations through writing, poetry, singing, danc-
ing, theatre, puppetry and more. Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three days. For more information, call 963-1680 or visit carbondalearts.com.
Eco-Goddess reopens Eco-Goddess reopens for the winter season after a two-week break on Nov. 16. The restaurant also hosts a free educational series about food and food choices every Wednesday starting Nov. 17. For details, call 963-7316.
Yule Fest deadline extended Basalt High School is still accepting artists for its second annual Yule Fest: An Arts and Food Festival on Dec. 4-5. Yule Fest is a chance for artists and craftsmen to showcase and sell their work. The event includes an international food court and live entertainment, as well as babysitting, Santa Claus and his elves, a magician and great hourly door prizes. Admission is free. For more information or for an application to participate, call Maxine Harris, 309-6576, or Sean Goodman, 384-5934, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Plumbing holds food drive Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting its second annual Lift-Up food drive through Dec. 24. For more information, go to bishopplumbing247.com.
Stevie Murphy (right) of Snowmass performed a Ute dance for the students of Crystal River Elementary School on Monday. She was accompanied on the drum by Skylar Lomahaftewa (not pictured), also of Snowmass. The pair came to Carbondale to discuss their Ute ancestry and traditions. Their visit was organized by the Aspen Historical Society. Photo by Terray Sylvester
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Introducing the new low-maintenance garden Autumnâ€™s leaves have scuttled off; dry husks have cast their only a few plants, but theyâ€™re quite large and very striking. seed for next year. Berries have been or are being consumed by the Donâ€™t feel like reading? The photographs and captions alone bears, the deer, and the birds. A garden crew has raked, cut back inspire. Eastonâ€™s not teaching style, but demonstrating how low and gussified our grounds â€˜cause Lord knows, I sure canâ€™t keep maintenance really can be oh, so stunning. Sidebars summarize up! Which brings to mind a book I want to salient points with additional ideas and resources. share with you, now that the gestation period The variety of projects allows you to cruise the book, of winter is upon us. picking and choosing what you may want to apply to â€œThe New Low-Maintenance Garden: your own home. How to Have a Beautiful, Productive Garden What I like most in this book is the concept that and the Time to Enjoy Itâ€? by Valerie Easton gardens donâ€™t have to be elaborate to be powerful. (Timber Press, 2009) has tips, tricks and Letâ€™s face it, not all of us want to be gardeners. Many strategies for better time management, susof these gardens are predominately hardscape. Amtainability and aesthetic serenity in the garden. biance is created through architectural elements and The book is easy to read. Easton skips personal touch. A wanderlust couple incorporates arthe flowery prose and cottage garden ideals tifacts from their Asian travels. Another repurposes common to the genre. Nor does she waste urban relics to create their gardenâ€™s sense of place. space on properties so hip and modern itâ€™s Plants are used to bring nature and vibrancy, but at hard to picture the messiness of everyday a manageable level. life. â€œThe New Low-Maintenance Gardenâ€? What Easton does emphasize is a deliberate apis true to its title, pruning out the fluff to reproach to the plant component. She notes the imBy GeneviĂ¨ve JoĂŤlle portance of sustainable choices, processes, and veal a distillation of inspiring, contemporary Villamizar gardens for these times. practices. She highlights ways to showcase the best in Each section focuses on a diversity of sites plants so that less is truly more. to discuss ideas that lead to gardening with ease. An Oregon plant With its compelling photography, garden profiles of sustaincollector trades in her hodgepodge mess for pleasing foliage-fo- able simplicity, and the supplemental listed resources â€œThe New cused plants. Her garden-grunt husband is free to kayak and cycle Low-Maintenance Gardenâ€? makes a fabulous addition to this again. A Washington food writer uses raised beds and a predom- winterâ€™s reading list. May it inspire a balance between caring for inance of edibles for an ergonomic, multifunctional landscape. A your garden and relaxing in it. couple of urbanites trade in their back lawn for a usable patio surrounded by outdoor walls instead of â€œfences.â€? Their garden is Questions, ideas or rants? Email email@example.com.
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Medical marijuana observations Dear Editor: Here are two observations from YouthZone with regard to medical marijuana and youth: Marijuana that is purchased with a medical marijuana license is ending up in the hands of our local youth. Over the past year, referrals involving criminal possession of marijuana by a youth have increased by 58 percent from the prior year. In many of these situations, the marijuana being used has been given to the youth by someone who has purchased it with a license, the youth has purchased it with their own license, or the youth has stolen it from someone who purchased or grew the marijuana with a license. Debbie Wilde Executive Director YouthZone Glenwood Springs
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A bunch of bull? The 11th annual Tybar Ranch production cattle sale that took place on Nov. 6 was not just a bunch of bull. There were a bunch of cows, a bunch of ranchers from all over the U.S. and some ﬁne ﬁxin’s, including the signature Navajo fry bread prepared by Mae Peshlakai. Host Emma Danciger baked some yummy desserts, which were served up by some of Carbondale’s ﬁne citizens.
Tybar cattle never looked better on Saturday (above), having been bathed and fussed over the day before. Emma Danciger (right) handled the sale’s announcements while Russ Criswell (in the stylish apron) took care of some of the serving duties. Photos by Jane Bachrach
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The Tybar tagline is “Genes that ﬁt” (far left), which refers to the ranch’s reputation for using genetics to improve proﬁtability and productivity for buyers of its breed stock. The hand-made pies (above) were topped with cattleshaped crust cutouts (above).The license plate from Arizona says it all. Photos by Jane Bachrach
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