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Leafin’ it Sage Fields (left) and Lola Villafranco (above), had some fun in the leaf pile at Rock Bottom Ranch on Oct. 20. The pile was one of several attractions at the Rock Bottom Ranch Harvest Festival. Other attractions included pumpkin carving, face painting, bobbing for apples, garden and ranch tours, games, the Grammy-nominated band Missed the Boat, plus a barbecue featuring Crystal River Meats. Rock Bottom Ranch is part of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and is located between El Jebel and Carbondale, alongside the Rio Grande Trail. Photos by Jane Bachrach

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

Fire district, community rallied this summer By Ron Leach By any measure, the 2012 wildfire season has been one of the worst on record here in Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of acres have burned, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and most tragically, five citizens lost their lives to wildfires in our state this year. Early this spring, we set two goals at the Carbondale Fire District: have no large wildfires in the Carbondale area this year and not lose any lives to wildfire. So far, so good. An aggressive wildfire prevention and preparedness program was launched in May that included community meetings, a media campaign and most importantly, an initial-attack wildfire team. The team was organized to patrol the district each day and put out any fire starts before they had a chance to grow.

More than 30 fires The Carbondale Fire District has responded to over 30 brush fires this spring and summer, putting them all out, pronto! No structures were lost and no injuries were reported. In July a lightning storm came in over Missouri Heights and started three fires, all of which were quickly put out by initial attack crews from Carbondale and Basalt. The two fire districts work closely with each other, sharing resources and utilizing

common training programs and standard operating procedures. Basalt has a great fire department and a great fire chief. Several potentially serious wildfires started in the Carbondale area this summer including a windswept fire off of west Main Street down along the Crystal River caused by a downed power line. As a result of this fire the town of Carbondale worked with the citizens in the Crystal Village neighborhood and facilitated a mitigation project that has made the area much more fire safe. Good job! I have been most impressed in the response of the community to the wildfire threat this year. The area ranchers, led by Jason Sewell, listed and made available their entire ranch resources, including pumps, hose and heavy equipment to assist the fire department is case of wildfire. Sewell built a data base, with contact numbers, and worked with the fire district to help keep the community safe. Sewell and his family actually responded to a lightning strike on their ranch, high on the ridge, and put the fire out before the fire department got on scene. Other successes included: • There were no illegal fireworks problems on the Fourth of July. • KDNK offered free air time to me for public service messages. • Hundreds of citizens came to community wildfire meetings held throughout the fire district this summer. Homeowners

were concerned for the safety of their property and their families and rightfully so. I saw neighbors helping neighbors, people sharing ideas to make their homes safer and many healthy, respectful conversations taking place. The Carbondale community came together with a common goal and shared solutions. Both Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario and Pitkin County Sheriff Joe Disalvo provided outstanding leadership to our communities this year in the face of the wildfire threat. Both sheriffs put in place burn bans that had real teeth, and that support helped out the local fire districts immeasurably. An incident management team was formed in Pitkin County to formulate emergency evacuation plans and a well-rounded public information program was instituted. In Garfield County, sheriff Vallario met with the county fire chiefs regularly and was a critical liaison with the BLM and Forest Service during the wildfire threat. The fire chiefs were talking to the sheriffs, federal agencies and each other almost daily. Communications were good and all agencies were on the same page.

Not perfect Everything was not perfect however; there were problems and some unexpected circumstances that need to be fixed. The communications systems between the local fire districts and the federal wild-

fire teams are still not totally compatible. Many of the Colorado State Forest Service’s responsibilities with respect to wildfire suppression and prevention were transferred to the newly formed Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Fair enough, but to make this change in July, in the middle of the worst wildfire season in recent memory, was challenging to all of us. It would have been better to wait until winter to make these major changes in how wildfires are handled in our state. The extra wildfire patrols that we put in place this summer had a large fiscal impact on the fire district’s budget this year for sure, but it may have been the best money the fire district has ever spent when one considers the alternative. The 2012 wildfire season is not over. Hunting season is upon us and autumn is historically a high wildfire danger time of year. I have no doubt, however, that the men and women of the Carbondale and Basalt fire protection districts will continue to provide the absolute best fire protection to our communities as is humanly possible. I’m very proud of our volunteer and career fire fighters and all of the members of our community should be likewise proud. Ron Leach is fire chief for the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District.

Letters

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Yes on 64

After reading and reflecting on the failures of our nation’s drug policy, I am announcing my endorsement of Amendment 64. I Dear Editor: As a member of the board of trustees for am also speaking for myself and as the fathe town of Carbondale, I believe it is my ther of a teenage girl and not for the Carresponsibility to carefully consider how bondale Board of Trustees. Amendment 64 should generate huneach ballot measure affects our community. dreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenues and law enforcement savings over the coming decade. The first $40 million raised annually is dedicated to fund public school construction. Regulating marijuana will take jobs away from cartels and give them to taxpaying Coloradans. Amendment 64 will also end the prohibition on farming industrial hemp — which has no psychoactive properties and can be used for paper, cloth, fuel The Sun shines in the Monsaray-Alentego area of Portugal, and food. Regulating marijuana thanks to Jean Leety (left), Ann Keller (center) and Pam Gibfor adults 21 and older and son (right). The trio visited Portugal on a Hindricks European placing it behind a counter Bicycle Tours trip. Courtesy photo 2 • THE SOPRIS SUN • OcTObER 25, 2012

like alcohol will make it harder, not easier for teens to access. Replacing an uncontrolled underground market with a tightly controlled system of regulation is smart policy. Plus, it will eliminate a source of funding for drug cartels and will allow the state and local communities to redirect their limited law enforcement resources toward violent and harmful crimes. I, like many other Coloradans, am proud of our healthy state. So I did the research and learned that government studies comparing the harms of marijuana and alcohol have concluded that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. It is less addictive, less damaging to the body and far less likely to trigger violent behavior. It seems obvious that adults who prefer marijuana over alcohol should not be made criminals for making that choice. Coloradans understand what is best for our families and communities. Marijuana prohibition has been a costly and unmitigated disaster. Let’s regulate marijuana for adults and tax it. Join me in voting yes on 64. Frosty Merriott Carbondale LETTERS page 13

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Trustees OK Main Street modular, continue CDOT talk By Lynn Burton Sopris Sun Staff Writer The Carbondale Board of Trustees approved an application to replace a dilapidated doublewide trailer at Second and Main with an 1,100-square-foot modular unit, but not without a fair amount of debate at Tuesday night’s meeting. Trustees Frosty Merriott and Pam Zentmyer voted against the application because the owner won’t be required to acquire 20 percent of his energy from a renewable source, such as an off-site Clean Energy Collective solar panel. Several audience members argued against the application, saying that modular units should not be allowed downtown. In the end, trustee Allyn Harvey said the question is “… we allow one modular to replace a modular, or we don’t.” Voting for the application were Harvey, Mayor Stacey Bernot and trustees John Hoffmann and Elizabeth Murphy. Trustee John Foulkrod recused himself due to a potential conflict of interest. Applicant Briston Peterson, of Brikor Associates LLC, told the trustees he will use the modular for his office and hopes to replace it with a permanent structure in the future. Whether the modular will become a permanent part of the downtown landscape was a concern for some. Although Peterson agreed to return to the trustees in five years to let them “evaluate” his property, local architect COUNCIL page 17

Cowboys were called to round up cattle that escaped from a cattle truck that overturned on Highway 133 between Carbondale and Redstone on Oct. 23. Several cows were killed in the crash. The truck driver was not seriously injured. According to a Colorado State Patrol report, the truck was headed south on Highway 133 at about 11 a.m. when it failed to make a right curve, crossing into the northbound lane and off the left side of the road. The truck then hit a guardrail and rolled onto its left side. Excessive speed and alcohol are not suspected as causes in the accident, the report said. Photo by Jane Bachrach

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The unmarked mystery jets that occasionally strafe the Roaring Fork Valley have been a source of curiosity for the past few years. One local newspaper reporter more or less confirmed they are U.S. military aircraft a few years ago, but without a photograph to go on it’s difficult to nail down where they are from and what they are doing up there. But wait. Here’s a pic of one of the suckers, captured on Monday at about noon as it lumbered north over Carbondale (heading up Second Street to be exact) at an altitude of an estimated 2,000-3,000 feet. The Sopris Sun hopes to return with more info on the jets ASAP. Photo by Lynn Burton

THURSDAY Oct. 4 At 8:50 p.m., the police were notified of some stolen jewelry at a store on Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Officers recovered the stolen property and will seek an arrest warrant for the suspect.

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Volleyballers end season with 8-1 league record By Celeste Comings Sopris Sun Correspondent

Roaring Fork volleyballers closed out their season with a win over Coal Ridge on Oct. 20. Crowds have rallied around the team all year. Photos by Sue Rollyson

The Lady Rams cleaned up in the last two games and polished off their regular season, safely securing a spot into regional play. On Oct. 18, the Rams hosted Aspen and swept the skiers in three games: 25-13, 25-15, 25-10. Megan Gianinetti led the way with 11 kills and Taylor Adams supplemented with 23 assists. About halfway through each game coach Carrie Shultz started looking to her bench and gave some younger players valuable varsity experience. The ladies took on Coal Ridge at home on Oct. 20 to end their regular season. This marked the celebration of Ram seniors Caitlin Kinney, Taylor Adams, Georgia Ackerman, Mariah Ahumada, Madison Handy, and twin sisters Megan and Hattie Gianinetti. Senior Night added to the nerves and a bit of a slow start as Megan Gianinetti told the Post Independent, “We were kind of testing out the waters, but I think we started earning some points, which really helped us.â€? The ďŹ rst game was a battle with 15 ties throughout. The Rams would close it out 25-22 with three points in a row. The second game proved just as challenging, taking extra points for the Titans to win it 27-25. The loss seemed only to reinvigorate the Rams who took the court in game three and four to win. They started each with a comfortable lead and consistently scored points to win 25-16 and 25-20. It was no surprise to head coach Carrie Shultz that the match would be a close one. “Records were pretty much identical ‌ . It’s great to have that at the end of the season moving on to the postseason,â€? the said.

The Coal Ridge match was great practice for the Rams, who end their regular season with a nice looking league record of 8-1 and second place in the 3A Western Slope League. The girls will head to Grand Junction Central on Friday and Saturday to play in the district tournament. The tournament consists of four or more games against league opponents, but does not have any effect on the seeding for postseason other than which team will host Regionals. This is the ďŹ rst year that league champions are automatically qualiďŹ ed for Class 3A’s postseason bracket. The top 36 teams are selected according to MaxPrep rankings that depend on the teams record and strength of schedule. The Roaring Fork Rams are currently ranked No. 11 in the Colorado 3A division. On the soccer front, the boys made the playoffs for the second straight year and face St. Mary’s in Colorado Springs at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The score for last week’s football game at Meeker was not available. The Rams close out regular season play at home against Lake County at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26.

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Scuttlebutt Word has it If you’re over at Dos Gringos at about 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and see someone who looks a lot like actress Melanie GrifďŹ th – it’s probably her. The Sopris Sun received an e-mail from a local outďŹ t that said GrifďŹ th will attend a “Women for Obamaâ€? get together at that time and place. On a related note, have you seen those localized bumper stickers that say “Bonedale for Obamaâ€??

Pavers heading in Steve Skinner & the Pavers, with special guest Big Daddy Lee, plays Rivers restaurant in Glenwood Springs from 9 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 26. Skinner tells The Sopris Sun they’ll be playing “resort rock.� There’s no cover charge.

Important news champs; That’s what the Carbondale Middle School eighth grade football team are following their 49-26 win over Glenwood Springs. The team went 6-0 in the Eighth Grade Peg League. The players are: Brandon Haratounia, Jake Kelley, Aldo Pinela, Andrew Kollar, Alex Dominguez, Hayden Bernot, Nick Minor, Sam Wofford, Jordi Silva, Alec Sloan, Eric Tinajero, Eduardo Yanez, Kade Kennedy, Jorge Gomez, Arturo Torres, Tristan Martin, Buckshot Barry, Reed Featherstone, Brandon Pimental, Jassiel Petatan, Axel Palomera, Jose Guevara, Armando Mayo and Pepe Gonzalez. The coaches were Mike Bernot, Coley Cambell, Kurt Korn, Bob Minor, Robert Kennedy, Jake DeWolfe and Jeff Kelley. The school’s seventh grade team ďŹ nished 4-2. Courtesy photo

R.J. Paddywacks Pet OutďŹ tter in El Jebel is proud to announce it will be handling Ranchway Feeds, which specializes in large animal and chicken feeds. The ďŹ rst shipment is expected on Oct. 25. For details, call 963-1700.

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“Salsa n’ Swing 4 the schoolsâ€? — beneďŹ tting Crystal River Elementary, Carbondale Community, Carbondale Middle and Roaring Fork High schools — will take place at the Orchard from 6 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 3. Tickets are $25 for adults. For details, call 384-5620. Tune in next week for more info.

holds its annual Family Weekend on Oct. 26-29. And on the theatre front, CRMS presents “The Diary of Anne Frank� Nov. 910.

belcher earns scholarship Samantha Belcher, a sophomore at the University of Georgia, was recently awarded a scholarship in the college of agricultural and environmental sciences for the 2012-13 academic year. She plans to apply for veterinary school and is the daughter of K.C. Belcher of Carbondale and Kelly Belcher of Glenwood Springs.

check it out The Carbondale Clay Center offers the day-long demonstration workshop “Playing with Form and Surface� with Chandra DeBuse on Nov. 17. DeBuse will discuss her strategies for creating playful pottery forms with illustrated surfaces and share her methods for constructing forms by throwing, altering and hand building with soft clay slabs. The workshop is not handson and the cost is $85. For details, call 963-2529. Her new work is on display at the Carbondale Clay Center gallery through Oct. 26.

Kinder Art Klub coming The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities offers Kinder Art Club with Sacha Hart-Logan from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 13 through Dec. 13. It’s for kids 5-6 years old and the cost is $75. Scholarships are available and the registration deadline is Nov. 6. For details, call 963-1680.

celebrating their ďŹ fth Konnyaku restaurant, at 568 Highway 133, celebrates its 5th anniversary Nov. 24. Drop in and say hi.

basaltines going for baroque The Basalt Regional Library presents the Roaring Fork Chamber Players’ “Go For Baroque� at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Tickets are free but they must be picked up a week before the concert. For details, call 927-4311.

They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating their birthday this week include: Steve Puzick (Oct. 25), Terra Salamida and Dan Richardson (Oct. 26), Ruth “Ditty� Perry, Richard Fuller and Paul Hassel (Oct. 28), Naomi Pulver (Oct. 29) and Chuck Dorn (Oct. 30).

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A unique bond: Dogs, cats and horses help humans heal By Jane Bachrach Sopris Sun Staffer Animals help humans heal. It’s a fact and they’re being used more and more in therapeutic settings, especially dogs, horses and cats. A lot of folks in and around Carbondale have dogs, cats or horses and most of us think of them as family members. We love them unconditionally and they love us unconditionally. We have moments with our animals that make us laugh, make us happy or that make us sad. At times they amaze and bewilder us. The bond between people and our animals is strong. What is it about animals that draw us to them and them to us? If you’re curious about the human animal bond, or if you want to learn about how and why dogs, cats, horses and other animals make us feel better, you’re in luck. Dr. Philip Tedeschi, an expert in the area of human-animal relationships, will enlighten us during the Roaring Fork Cultural Council’s speaker series event that takes place at the Thunder River Theater on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The focus of Tedeschi’s presentation will center on the human-animal connection and on how animals can help humans heal.

background Dr. Philip Tedeschi is a professor of social work and faculty member at the Grad-

uate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. He is also the co-founder and clinical director of the Institute for the Human-Animal Connection (IHAC), which is associated with that department. According to their website, “IHAC is an internationally recognized center for research and training in the varied facets of human-animal interaction. ‌ Animal-assisted therapy, activities and learning demonstrate how the human-animal bond can bring about deep and lasting social, emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and psychological changes.â€? The IHAC program offers a graduate certiďŹ cate in animal-assisted social work. Denver was the ďŹ rst to offer such a certiďŹ cate in the growing ďŹ eld and it’s one of only programs like this anywhere in the world. The human animal bond has been Tedeschi’s focus for 30 years and his research and knowledge has made him one of the few experts on the topic. He has studied, taught and conducted research on the subject all over the world. Tedeschi said he became interested in the relationship between humans and animals when he was a veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. At the time, he had a job teaching ablebodied people how to ride, when an equine therapy group asked him if would teach riding to a group of adults with schizophrenia. “Seeing persons with a disability change right in front of my eyes was pro-

Dr. Philip Tedeschi has studied the relationship between humans and animals – particularly dogs, cats and horses – for 30 years. He presents some of his ďŹ ndings at the next Roaring Fork Cultural Council lecture on Nov. 3. Courtesy photo found and led me into lots of different levels of inquiry about the role animals play in the transitions throughout a person’s entire lifespan,â€? he said. At that time he wrote his own degree program about this relationship between humans and animals.

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Crystal eatre presents documentary film “e Other Dream Team” Sopris Sun Staff Report After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the U.S.A.) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor’s sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism, and willing newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. The Crystal Theatre in downtown Carbondale presents “The Other Dream Team” at 5:30 p.m. from Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. “The Other Dream Team” documents the Lithuanians’ experiences behind the Iron Curtain, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania’s basketball stars always shared a common goal — to utilize their athletic gifts to help free their country. The 1992 Lithuanian team won fans around the world for its hard-nosed play, its underdog story and its unusual connection with the Grateful Dead. Inspired by the Lithuanian’s message of freedom, the

Dead provided financial assistance to the team and helped create their distinctive, tiedye warm ups, which included a creative design from artist Greg Speirs. In Barcelona, Lithuania advanced to the medal round, where the team faced Russia – Lithuania’s oppressor since 1940 – for the bronze. Lithuania emerged victorious, and then rose to the medal stand wearing their colorful gear emblazoned with the memorable dunking skeleton logo. By beating Russia, David had beaten Goliath — and the Lithuanian team had raised the game of basketball into an unforgettable expression of political and cultural identity. With a mix of verite scenes, incisive interviews and extraordinary archival footage and photos culled from former Soviet archives, audiences will see how a special group of athletes journeyed through the bleak era of Communism to the rebirth of a nation and their own freedom. “The Other Dream Team” is a story that will resonate for any viewer with an interest in world history, politics, pop culture, basketball or the triumph of the human spirit. It is global basketball’s ultimate ‘long, strange trip’ — with a very happy ending.

The Grateful Dead once played the Pyramids in Egypt, so they turn up in some unexpected places. One of the most unexpected links to the cult band is included in the film “The Other Dream Team,” which plays the Crystal Theatre Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. Photo by Getty Images

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Obituary M ARgARET “P EggY ” g IlcREST O cTObER 11, 1932 – O cTObER 18, 2012 Margaret “Peggy” Gilcrest passed away peacefully on October 18, 2012 with family by her side. She was 80. She will be remembered as a loving mother/grandmother and for her musical and artistic talents and her spiritual nature. Peggy lived in several places throughout her lifetime and touched people through her spirituality and friendship wherever she lived. She was born the second of five children from John Caetano Nunes and Rose Frances Helen Goularte in Hanford, California on October 11, 1932. She is survived by her siblings: Phyllis Cooper, Rosalie Ott, Richard Nunes and Patricia Moore; six children: Kathryn Clark (Marshal), Geralyn Sheridan (William), Therese Ritchie (David), Timothy Gilcrest (Kelly), John Gilcrest (Cathy), and Monica Aleem (Shareef); sixteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Peggy began her journey on a dairy farm in California; attended high school in Hollywood; worked as a bookkeeper then married Ronald Gilcrest in 1958 and soon started a family. She cherished the title of “mother” and made it a priority to be home with her children to nurture them and watch them grow. Ron’s employment took them to New Jersey in 1971, then Colorado in 1973. Ron and Peggy enjoyed dancing; polka, jitterbug and square dancing. She created beautiful square dancing outfits and even won a ribbon in the Littleton county fair for her handiwork. While raising six children she managed to find time to sing in various choirs; participate in garden clubs and bible study groups; sew outfits for her children and create numerous craft, needlework and artistic projects. Her divorce in 1986 led her on a spiritual journey that carried her through to her final days. While deeply rooted in her Catholic upbringing she sought after many spiritual influences such as centering prayer and healing touch. She spent many hours journaling and harvesting inspirational words. Peggy moved back to California in 1992 where she focused on caring for some of her grandchildren, painting, quilting, spending time with her siblings and winning her first battle with lymphoma. In 2002 she returned to Colorado and made Carbondale her final home where she nurtured her love of fine art and encouraged the creation of the Ramey-Harvey labyrinth and meditation park. Peggy inspired everyone in the way she so gracefully dealt with the return of her illness. She will be sorely missed. A memorial mass will be held on Nov. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Crown church, 395 White Hill Rd. in Carbondale. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her honor to your favorite charity or non-profit organization.

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Community Calendar THURSDAY Oct. 25 SUN FUND-RAISER • The Sopris Sun transports folks to Margaritaville for its fall fund-raiser at Mi Casita from 6 to 8 p.m. Come on out, enjoy a margarita, have some fun and help keep the Sun shining. bEER RUN • Independence Run & Hike stages a four-mile beer run Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The running starts at La Fontana and ends at a Carbondale watering hole. Info: 704-0909. ROTARY • Mt. Sopris Rotary meets at Mi Casita every Thursday at noon. TEQUIlA TASTINg • Four Dogs Fine Wine & Spirits (next door to Whole Foods in El Jebel) holds a tequila tasting Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Info: 927-2002.

FRIDAY Oct. 26 MOVIES • The Crystal Theatre presents “Searching for Sugar Manâ€? (PG-13) at 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 1, and “The Other Dream Teamâ€? (not rated) at 5:30 p.m. through Nov. 1. cOMEDY • PAC3 in the Third Street Center presents stand-up comedy from Denver at 8 p.m. THEATRE • CMC Theatre continues David Mamet’s election-year spook “No-

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

vemberâ€? at the Spring Valley campus Oct. 25-27 at 7 p.m. The cast includes Gary Ketzenbarger, Jamie Spry, Nikki Boxer, Bob Willey and Nathan Kafka. Tickets are $15. Info: 947-8177. lIVE MUSIc • Carbondale Beer Works on Main Street presents the Starlettes (Carbondale’s favorite all-woman group) from 8 to 11 p.m. They may in fact “raise the roof. No cover. lIVE MUSIc • Steve’s Guitars in the Dinkel Building presents live music every Friday. HAllOWEEN (ADUlTS) • White House Pizza on Main Street throws a Halloween bash from 8 p.m. to midnight. The winner of the pizza eating contest wins a free pizza for a year. The contest starts at 8:30 p.m. (sign up at the bar before the contest starts). The costume contest starts at 10 p.m. The winner gets a $100 gift certiďŹ cate to WHP. HAllOWEEN (KIDS) • The 11th annual Halloween Happening for kids from preschool through elementary school takes place at Bridges Center on Fourth Street from 4 to 7 p.m. There’ll be spooky story telling, a silent auction, carnival games, a costume contest, food and more. It’s sponsored by Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers.

ELECT STEVE CHILD STEVE SUPPORTS CARBONDALE AREA COMMUNITY GROUPS ¡ Aspen Valley Land Trust ¡ Carbondale Community School ¡ Carbondale Mountain Fair Green Team ¡ Crystal River Caucus ¡ Mount Sopris Nordic Council ¡ Thompson Divide Coalition ¡ Wilderness Workshop

Pitkin County Commissioner • November 6 Paid for by Steve Child for Commissioner, P.O. Box 434, Snowmass, CO 81654

HAllOWEEN (KIDS) • Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel stages a black eggs hunt at 5:30 p.m. There will be at least 3,000 candy and toy-ďŹ lled eggs for all kids. It’s free. Bring ashlights, and dress in spooky attire, as needed.

SATURDAY Oct. 27 HAllOWEEN (ADUlTS) • PAC3 in the Third Street Center throws a Halloween party with Grand Farm at 8 p.m. The theme is Bayou Voodoo. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 the day of show.“Grant Farm performed their rock/country sounding arrangements with fury and precision,â€? said a blogger from Music Marauders. “The reason I use the word ‘arrangements’ as opposed to ‘tunes’ or ‘jams’ is out of respect for the technical organization of the music. ‌ The hair stood on my arms as (Grant) Tyler dug into some mind-blowing guitar work. I was very impressed with Grant Farm’s set.â€? Grant Farm’s current tour includes stops in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, California. HAllOWEEN (KIDS) • U Pick Pumpkin Farm in New Castle serves up hayrides, Halloween safety tips, photo identiďŹ cation/ďŹ ngerprinting and more from 2 to 6 p.m. Info: Cheryl Kisow at New York Life Insurance, 963-6161. SATURDAY MARKET • Crystal River Meats and Osage Gardens hold a Saturday Market at 55 N. Fourth Street from 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. every Saturday. Info: 876-0668.

MONDAY Oct. 29 POETRY • Karen Glenn, Valerie Haugen and Kim Nuzzo will read from their newly published poetry collections at Thunder River Theatre at 7 p.m. The evening is titled “Love, Death and Halloweenâ€? and includes cellist Sarah Graf. It’s co-sponsored by the Thunder River Theatre Company and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation. A book signing will follow the presentation. Info: 925-3122. Admission is free. SENIOR MATTERS • Andrea K. Uliano leads a free workshop on advance directives at Senior Matters in the Third Street Center. It’s from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics include an action plan that covers “what if’s,â€? retirement plans and more. Info: 970-3062587.

TUESDAY Oct. 30 HAllOWEEN • Roaring Fork High School holds its annual Halloween Carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be carnival booths, cakewalk, a pie toss, and a Haunted House. DAVI NIKENT • Jon Robson, a METAMedicine health coach and master trainer, starts a ďŹ ve-week web-based course from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Info: 970-989-3329. CALENDAR page 11

      

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FRIDAY Nov. 2

SPEcIAl EVENT • The Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, and Thunder River Theatre Company, present the first annual collaborative Dia de los Muertos during this month’s First Friday. The night includes Ballet Folklorico, a poetry reading, new exhibit at CCAH and more. Info: carbondalearts.com.

SATURDAY Nov. 3 RFcc • The Roaring Fork Cultural Council presents Dr. Philip Tedeschi, who will talk about the relationship between animals and people. Tedeschi is a professor at the University of Denver, co-founder and clinical director for the Institute for Human and

Animal Connection and master therapeutic riding instructor. Info: roaringforkculturalcouncil.com. RAW FOOD • True Nature healing arts presents the workshop “Raw Food & Nutrition” at noon. Info: 963-9900. True Nature is located at 100 N. Third St.

FRIDAY Nov. 9 DEAD REVIEW • PAC3 in the Third Street Center presents the Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

FRIDAY Nov. 16 lIVE MUSIc • Pianist/blues-rock Marcia Ball plays PAC3 in the Third Street Center at 8 p.m.

Save the Date SATURDAY Nov. 10

Hold the presses lift-Up holiday basket signup starts Oct. 30

Signup for Lift-Up holiday food baskets starts on Oct. 30 at the office in the Third Street Center (520 S. Third, #35). The signup times are 5 to 7 p.m. on: Oct. 30, Nov. 1, Nov. 6 and Nov. 8. On Nov. 3 the signup times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food distribution for Thanksgiving and Christmas takes place Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. All those wishing to receive food on those dates must have signed up prior to distribution. For additional information, call Lift Up at 963-1778.

RE-1 discusses proposed charter school The Roaring Fork School District Board of Education has scheduled the following meetings to discuss the proposed Two Rivers Expeditionary School charter application: Oct. 25 – 6 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School room 121; Oct. 30 – 6 p.m. at the Basalt High School library.

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Carbondale Beer Works’ very own Ross Spruill performs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. There’s no cover. CBW is located at Sixth and Main. There’s an open mic from 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 29. On Oct 31 from 8 to midnight it’s CBW’s annual Halloween party with the Steve Skinner Band and special guest Big Daddy Lee. There’s no cover for this one, either. Or this one: Nov. 2, the Mile Markers return from 8 p.m. to midnight.

ElK DINNER • St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church’s wildly popular elk dinner is served up at the church from 4 to 7:30 p.m. It’s the 35th annual dinner.

Ongoing ASPEN ART MUSEUM • The Aspen Art Museum presents “Continental Drift” with seven Colorado-based artists through Nov. 25. Each artist explores the idea of place. They are: Christina Battle, Scott Johnson, Jeanne Liotta, Sarah McKenzie, Adam Mil-

ner, Yumi Janairo Roth and Edie Winograde. Admission is free. Info: 925-8050. The Aspen Art Museum is located at 590 N. Mill St. ART • CCAH continues its SWAN gallery exhibit 2012 at the Third Street Center.

Info: 963-1680 or carbondalearts.org. KDNK • Teachers discuss dropout issues and more on KDNK at 6:34 and 7:34 a.m. through Nov. 2. Features teachers include Ben Bohmfalk, Laura Hardman, Diana Alcantara, Jennifer Kauffman and Lisa

Dameron. KDNK-FM is broadcast at 88.1 in Carbondale, and 88.3, 88.5, 93.5 and 94.9 elsewhere. gROUP RUN • Independence Run & Hike stages an all-abilities run on Saturdays at 8:15 a.m. Info: 704-0909.

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Community Briefs A painter for Rocky Mountain Paint and Restoration puts the final touches on the Thunder River Theatre Company’s south wall on Tuesday. Before the paint job, all the walls other than the east side were a dull, Soviet-era-looking, concrete gray. TRTC Director Lon Winston told The Sopris Sun the company could not afford to paint the wall when the theatre was first built a few years ago. That changed when the Crossland Foundation (one of the theatre’s original benefactors) asked Winston for a wish list for theatre improvements. “With the addition by the town of the sidewalk lighting, our little theatre is quite a nice attraction in our downtown,” said Crossland Foundation board member Frosty Merriott. Besides the Crossland Foundation, Winston said he wants to thank Ace Hardware for the discount they provided for the paint that some observers describe as sandstone red, which blends in with surrounding buildings. Photo by Lynn Burton

Author Dorothy Wickenden spoke to a full house in the Third Street Center’s Calaway Room on Oct. 22. Wickenden, who wrote New York Times best selling book “Nothing Daunted,” also read from her book and fielded questions at the Thompson House earlier in the day. The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library, and Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities brought Wickenden to town as part of the library’s One Book One Town program. Photo by Lynn Burton

chamber luncheon is Nov. 6 The Carbondale Chamber will host its next quarterly luncheon at the Orchard from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 6. ASAP Accounting & Payroll Services, Inc. will give a talk on preparing for the year’s

end and 2013. “ASAP’s presentation will provide you with year-end checklists to boost your compliance, no matter your organizational needs,” said chamber director Andrea Stewart. The chamber will also announce its 2012 for-profit and non-profit business of the year. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door, and include a catered lunch. The event is sponsored by Community Footsteps Marketing. To RSVP, call 963-1890 or e-mail chamber@carbondale.com.

sion for trees. For details, call Public Landscape Manager Tony Coia at 963-1307.

Funding deadline

Students looking for veterans

The deadline to apply to the town for community-wide event funding is Oct. 26. The grants are made through the recreation department. The recreation department would also like to hear from event organizers so it can coordinate with the chamber of commerce on an event calendar for 2013. In addition, if you’re planning a 2013 event that might involve a street closure, a meeting will be held in December in order to make recommendations to the Carbondale Board of Trustees in January. For details, call 963-2733. Tree board needs members The Carbondale Tree Board is looking for some new members who have a pas-

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ccAH offering prizes The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is offering prizes in its ongoing Artober membership drive. Those prizes include tickets to the Green is the New Black fashion extravaganza in March and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in December. Several drawings for new and existing members will be held to award the prizes. For details, call 963-1680 or go to carbondalearts.com.

Students at Crystal River Elementary School are searching for local veterans to invite to their annual Veteran’s Day Celebration in November. If you know a veteran or are one yourself, contact the school at amberbate@rfsd.k12.co.us. The celebration takes place at the Orchard at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Operation christmas child Shoe box returns The Orchard will again serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box drive. Residents are asked to pack shoe boxes with gifts (including small toys, personal care items such as hair brushes, hair accessories, toothbrushes as well as stickers, school supplies and hard

candy) that will be distributed to children in more than 100 countries who are suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty. For details, call 963-8773 ext. 104.

leaf and pumpkin composting in basalt

The Town of Basalt, working in conjunction with EverGreen Events, is offering a leaf and pumpkin composting program for residents through Nov. 20. Accepted items include: bagged or loose leaves, grass clippings, weeds/garden discards and sticks and branches less than six inches in diameter. Items not accepted include: Commercial yard/landscaping discards, branches and logs greater than six inches in diameter, lumber, dirt or rocks, metal, animal waste and plastic items other than plastic bags. Items can be brought to Old Pond Park in Basalt. For details, call the town of Basalt at 927-4701 or EverGreen Events 987-1364.

Theatre auditions salted

Theatre Aspen School will hold auditions for its Winter Teen Conservatory from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26. Productions will take place in the Aspen School District Theatre on Jan. 10-13. For details, call 925-9313 ext. 203.


Letters continued om page 1 Proud to serve Dear Editor: My name is Bob Rankin. I’m a Carbondale resident and I’m running for your seat in the Colorado State House District 57 representing Garfield, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties. With their vast space and abundant resources, our counties are unique and politically challenging. I will be proud to serve and be accountable to you, their citizens. I can contribute uniquely to the state legislature. My life experience includes being an electrical engineer, army officer, systems engineer and project manager, and a vice president at Ford Motor Company’s aerospace subsidiary and a division president at Computer Sciences Corporation. In the last few years, I’ve been a small business entrepreneur, owner and operator in the Roaring Fork Valley. I’ve hired employees, and I’ve had to lay off friends when times were bad. Education in Colorado is in crisis. I’ll support a new school finance model that insures equal education opportunity for our rural students and continued revision of our accountability standards for schools. I’ll support our dedicated teachers and administrators by helping free them from burdensome mandates and reporting. I’m convinced that our talented teachers will embrace appropriate reform if given the opportunity. Public lands make up a majority our land space. Organizations like our Thompson Divide Coalition are unifying public opinion and affecting federal decisions that control the use of public lands. I support these efforts but I want the state of Colorado to take a more active role by analyzing the impacts of federal decisions and supporting citizens groups. Water is critical to the support of our agricultural and recreation heritage on the western slope of Colorado. Eastern Slope interests believe that we still have excess water in the west that should be used to fuel urban growth on the Front Range. We have to make a different case. I believe that energy independence for our country is possible. I look forward to being a part of the effort to protect our environment as we produce coal and natural gas until renewable sources develop. I will support new energy research and actively help our regulatory structure evolve. I will support baseline measurements of air and water quality so that we can objectively assess future impacts. I am not supported by any single interest but I am supported and endorsed by all of the business associations, the majority of the medical and health care industry, the recreation industry and the energy industry. I’m Bob Rankin, I’m your neighbor in Carbondale, and I thank you for your support and your vote. Bob Rankin Candidate State House District 57 Carbondale

Tired of hyperbole Dear Editor: People want to know the truth. We want to know for whom we are voting, and we

want to know how we will be represented. We are tired of the hyperbole, smoke, and mirrors, and we are tired of the games people play to get elected. I will tell you straight out who I am and what I believe. I will invite you to the table especially if we may disagree; together we will have all information available to make balanced decisions. I will not maneuver timelines, and I will not work to benefit myself. I will not distract you from important issues, and I will focus on solutions rather than blocking collaboration. I will not spin excuses or trick you with confusing explanations. I will not participate in whispering rumors, or politically pressure you into being quiet. Rather, I will work to secure, and support your health, safety, welfare, and wealth now and into the future. If I say I will protect our water, I will fight for our watersheds, and expect hazardous waste setbacks of more than 150 feet from fragile waterways. If I say I will protect our air quality, I will fight for baseline and health impact studies so we all possess important data to make our own decisions. If I say I will work to diversify our economy, I will facilitate public and private business development, including jobs oriented education, to stimulate local job growth, clean energy development, and a strong economic portfolio that includes tourism, recreation, agriculture and small businesses. If I say I will prioritize budget decisions and maintain reserves to support our community, I will not advance the purchase of real estate or studies that do not benefit our people when we could address programming for seniors, veterans and children and provide jobs at the same time. If I say I will represent the voice of the people, you will drive our future — whether the issue is a current discussion at hand, or the larger protection of our individuals, environment and vision. Our national politics are frustrating; our local politics should be real and inspiring. I will be open, available, and tough. I will walk my talk and I will stand for you and beside you. Now, let’s get to work. I ask for your vote, and I am ready to go. Sonja Linman Candidate, Garfield County Commission Glenwood Springs

Don’t “waste” your vote Dear Editor: The citizens of Garfield County will once again have a chance through the democratic process to help increase the protection of our beautiful valley by electing new county commissioners. The city of Carbondale is at risk with the proposed waste transfer station. This is a critical issue and the outcome may well shape our future. Carbondale has matured from the heavy industrial past and is prospering with impressive arts, culture, tourism and undisturbed natural beauty without environmental risks. Certain parcels of land in our county are specifically zoned for industrial use, yet a

waste transfer station needs specific permitting. The waste transfer station needs a special permit a where non-environmentally sensitive (fire and water danger) business would not. The commissioners’ decision to grant this special permit should weigh heavily on how it will affect our citizens who voted them in office. In this case, over 300 property owners (not just one NIMBY) and a significant amount of already depressed property values will be negatively affected. The major pathways to our schools will be competing with heavy truck traffic. The citizens of Carbondale will bear these negative effects and risks of this facility while a single private company will reap the benefit. This is not a good deal for our town. Let’s vote in a fresh perspective to our key decision makers, new leaders who understand what our cities have become and are not living only in the past. We have evolved and so must the attitudes of our commissioners. The commissioner candidates Sonja Linman and Alek Briedis have been clear about their views on this negative potential development while those currently in office have not. The new candidates see the future, respect the past and are not influenced by relationships reflecting past mindsets. The permission to alter the direction of Carbondale is significant, and the current commissioners are undecided. Let’s vote in leaders who know where they stand. This issue affects Carbondale; the next may well be yours. Please don’t trash Carbondale and don’t waste your vote. Ron Speaker Carbondale

Yes for curry (Editor’s note: Greg Hoskin is a former member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado River Water Conservation District Board; Dick Bratton is president of the Colorado Water Congress and chair of the Colorado River Commission). Dear Editor: We would like to voice our support for Kathleen Curry, Independent candidate for State House District 61. Our support is not partisan. Although we have been active for many years in Western Colorado partisan politics, we have been even more active in Colorado legal and political water matters, at local, regional and State levels. Our decision to support Kathleen is because of her relevant experience and knowledge in Colorado water matters. In addition to a masters degree in water resources management, she worked for the CWCB and she and her husband own a ranch (with water rights) in Gunnison County. She was manager of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, plus she has experience in dealing with meaningful water matters as a state representative. Nothing is more important than water in Western Colorado and nothing is more valuable in the legislature than knowledge and experience. We believe her experience in dealing with water matters is more important than party affiliation.

Greg Hoskin, Democrat Grand Junction Dick Bratton, Republican Gunnison

bittersweet Dear Editor: After reading the Post Independent’s commissioner endorsements on Oct. 19, the moment was bittersweet. I couldn’t have been happier to see Sonja Linman being endorsed in District 2. However, the endorsement for my opponent wasn’t exactly what I wanted to read first thing in the morning. As I read the reasons for endorsing Mike Samson, I was struck by being called too enthusiastic. My only reply, “Guilty as charged.” I’ve spent over 13 years as Rifle’s recreation director enthusiastically improving the health, recreational opportunities, economy and quality of life for residents and visitors of all ages. Being a recreation director isn’t a high profile position. It’s a position that simply serves to improve the lives and opportunities for all. It takes courage and leadership to speak out for what isn’t working. County residents are still perplexed by my opponent’s unanimous support to: Fire a layer of staff that provided public accountability; Change the direction of the BOCC from a visionary to a managerial board with total control over public funds; Remove compliance language from the comprehensive plan changing unincorporated Garfield County properties into “right to use without public review” zones; Attend a secret meeting in Utah; Add his vote to approving an industrybacked oil shale resolution despite public testimony, only retracting his support under threat of a lawsuit; Kill the nearly completed health impact assessment by the CU School of Public Health, a study that was indicating health and environmental impacts from natural gas drilling; Relax land use codes with discussion about removing 1041 powers. My opponent’s actions speak louder than his words. Leadership might start with the ability to listen, but exceptional leadership includes the courage and enthusiasm to lead. Tough decisions include putting the public above special interests. Some measure leadership progress one inch at a time. I measure success by going the extra mile for the public. Vote enthusiastically for Aleks Briedis. Aleks Briedis Candidate, Garfield County Commissioner Rifle

great work Dear Editor: Thanks to the great work of Mary Noone and her colleagues, Garfield County voters have a chance to better guide the destiny of the Colorado and Roaring Fork river valleys. Ballot Question 1A would fund open space protection and out door recreation. I am voting yes. Dale Will Carbondale

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ere’s a new minister in town: TRUU’s Amy Rowland By Nicolette Toussaint Sopris Sun Correspondent Dr. Amy Rowland believes that she was called here not just to minister to the liberal Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist (TRUU) congregation that hired her last summer, but also to grow community. Contemporary Americans, she says, are “the least connected people who have ever lived on earth.” Despite e-mail, text, Twitter and social media in general, sociologists tell us that we have fewer close personal connections than ever. Studies reveal that 25 years ago, a person was apt to have three or more people to whom she for he could turn to with a deep personal concern. Today, most of us have one or two such relationships; as much as a quarter of the population has no one. Rowland, who interned as a social worker before turning to ministry, knows that as social beings, humans suffer from isolation. TRUU is a growing congregation of 50 that draws members to Carbondale’s Third Street Center from as far away as Rifle, No Name, Ruedi and Lenado. TRUU services allow the congregation to explore life’s deepest questions, to become part of a community that is committed to the inherent worth and dignity of all persons, and to feel theologically supported as they explore how to live lives filled with meaning. Raised an Episcopalian, Rowland says she felt her first call to ministry when she

was 12, but found that she could not be local issues. “out” as a lesbian and also be a minister. “We love the natural beauty and the welRowland became a practicing Quaker, and coming community. People are so friendly during that time earned a doctorate in and warm. It’s so down to earth,” she says. ethics. When she and her partner, Gaye, Rowland’s new congregation is filled moved from Texas to Colorado in 2005, with social activists, and has a growing they discovered Unifocus on social justarian Universalism. tice. TRUU regu“I found a spirilarly supports the tual home where my Extended Table life, my faith and my public meal prosense of purpose all gram in Glenwood converged,” she says. Springs. Rowland Rowland worked explains, “We’re a with chronically ill smaller-sized conchildren, as a hospice gregation, so many worker, served as the members partner director of a project with local organizaproviding transitions on an array of tional housing for issues, including anhomeless women reimal rights, environcently released from mental concerns, the prison, and was the Slow Food moveeditor of a journal ment, immigration focused on feminist rights and access to economics. She has education. As a relivolunteered as a megious community, Amy Rowland diator and is a we also express our founder of the Littlesocial concerns in a ton, Colorado, chapter of Parents and theological context, so we recently held a Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG.) blessing of the animals in partnership with Although the two still have a home in Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE). In Dethe Denver area, Rowland and her part- cember, we’ll hold a solstice service honorner recently bought a townhome in Car- ing earth-based religious traditions and bondale. They are busy getting to know celebrating the great interdependent web in the community, its organizations and which we live.”

Rowland, who incorporates elements of both earth-based worship and Buddhism in her services, says, “I hear many people say that they are ‘spiritual but not religious,’ so they may go to meditation groups or do kirtan or drumming, or have a personal spiritual practice, but they believe that religion is not for them. I think many people equate ‘religion’ with ‘dogma’ and they don’t want to be told what to believe.” Rowland continues: “Unitarian Universalism has Christian roots, but it recognizes that there are many sources of wisdom and many ways to express the truths we seek as we make meaning in our lives. Our Sunday services are explorations of the wisdom of prophetic voices, past and current, earthbased religious traditions, Humanist teachings, Eastern religious traditions, and personal insights, as well as the insights of Christianity and Judaism.” In TRUU’s Sunday gatherings, Rowland is continuing a worship process that explores a different theme each month. October’s theme is compassion. “One Sunday this month we’ll be looking at Karen Armstrong’s Charter of Compassion and reflecting on what compassion means in a broad social context, particularly in light of the EU receiving the Nobel Peace Prize,” she explains. The Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist (TRUU) congregation meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays in the Calaway Room at Carbondale’s Third Street Center.

Woodworker rebounds aer fire; companies come calling By Sue Gray Sopris Sun Correspondent

New England to Carbondale four years ago. His work features organically designed handmade furniture. But after the fire, his It isn’t easy to put a life back together budding business came to an abrupt halt. after a devastating loss, but that’s just what Faced with having no raw materials, inCarbondale designer/woodworker David ventory, tools or a place to work, Rasmussen said he thought he might have to figure out another career path. In the end, the love of his craft won out. He put together a plan to begin again. “I took out loans, got grants,” he said, “I’ve been incredibly thrifty.” RasmusDave Rasmussen, shown here with his CNC router, is back in business sen was also fortunate to after a fire destroyed his shop last year. Photo by Sue Gray. have memRasmussen has been attempting to do since bers of the Carbondale art community behis studio burned down in November hind him. They threw a benefit auction at 2011. The 100-year-old building on the SAW gallery last January. Artists doThompson Creek Road housed $100,000 nated their pieces and patrons bought in tools and products. them, which Rasmussen thought was “just Rasmussen has been in the woodwork- amazing, that people came together” to ing business for 15 years, moving from help him get back on his feet. 14 • THE SOPRIS SUN • OcTObER 25, 2012

An additional $15,000 was raised on the fundraising website Kickstarter. By June Rasmussen was able to rent space in the building behind the Family Dollar store, which is three times the size of his old studio. He’s equipped it with enough tools to start production and hired a team of two other woodworkers. Now sawdust covers the concrete floor and product inventory is stacking up in the loft storage space. “I decided to use this as an opportunity to head in a new direction,” Rasmussen said. He used to do more high end custom furniture design, which can eat up a lot of time without much profit. Now he wants to do some production work, and has begun to fill orders from Calvin Klein for his line of wooden tableware. Crate and Barrel is also interested in his simple and beautifully crafted plates and trays. The CNC router Rasmussen bought “barely used,” is what’s going to allow him to complete large orders quickly and efficiently. “I used to rent time on someone else’s machine,” he said, “but now that I have my own, I can do so much more.”

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, a technology pioneered by NASA. The tabletop router is a cutting tool linked to a computer. Rasmussen programs in the design and the router cuts out piece after identical piece from sheets or planks of wood. With this tool Rasmussen said he’ll also be able to make custom window frames and doors that have complex curves and unique designs for the local construction industry. His website advertises the fact that he “works directly with interior designers and architects to bring their ideas to life.” Another avenue he wants to explore is making production parts for other companies’ manufacturing needs. On the Kickstarter website, Rasmussen hinted at the new direction his company would be taking: “My desire is to bring the same quality and aesthetics of my custom, hand-made furniture to a line of products in order to make my pieces more affordable.” Despite his hard work and the generosity he’s received from supporters, Rasmussen is still $200,000 in debt. “It’s terrifying to owe so much money,” he admitted, but he believes his new plan is a solid path to success.

“I decided to use this as an opportunity to head in a new direction.” Dave Rasmussen, Woodworker


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IT’S TIME FOR FOOTbAll • Come to Cuvee and watch both Monday and Thursday night Football games on the biggest screen in the Valley. Also get your raffle tickets for the Brandon Lloyd Pro Bowl Jersey, to be given away at half time of the Patriots game on Monday, Dec. 10. RIVERSIDE gRIll • Salsa Night takes place on Thursdays 8:30–11:30 p.m.

RFFRc • Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers presents “Love and Logic” in English and Spanish at Basalt Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. For details, call 384-5689.

FRIDAY Oct. 26 EXHIbITION • The Wyly Community Art Center presents Bill Gruenberg’s “Art is Easy” through Nov. 12. the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HAllOWEEN • The Crown Mountain Recreation District holds a black eggs hunt at the park in El Jebel at 5:30 p.m. It’s free for kids of all ages.

SATURDAY Oct. 27 HAllOWEEN • The Crown Mountain Recreation District stages a one-mile loop race at 11 a.m.

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Never a dull moment: a look at events and projects happening at RFHS Lindsay Hentschel Special to The Sopris Sun Teenagers. They can exasperate and cause your eyes to roll. They can inspire and cause your breath to catch. You may have seen Roaring Fork Rams volunteering at myriad area events, working in local businesses, or perhaps playing their hearts out on the field or court. They are an integral part of the Carbondale community and would like to invite you to experience some Ram pride yourself in the next couple months. Check it out: The Roaring Fork High School student council hosts community-wide events in October and November. The RFHS Halloween Carnival is Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m. The Haunted House theme this year is “19th Century Tales of Horror,” taking inspiration from Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and Lizzie Borden. This haunted house is not appropriate for very young children, but there will be many games and activities for all ages including face painting, the pie toss, makeyour-own caramel apples, craft projects, the cakewalk and many other fun carnival booths. This indoor event is great for the whole family. Tickets are 50 cents each and booths run from 1-4 tickets. The Haunted House is six tickets. All proceeds help to fund future student council events such as the free community Thanksgiving dinner. The RFHS community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at the school on Friday, Nov. 16th. The community dinner is free, open to the public and runs from 5-8 p.m. There will be games and music. The 2012-13 school year sees the resurgence of a long-absent and much-missed student program: choir. Although currently only one section of 22 multi-grade level students is meeting and practicing, they already have a full lineup of events and are reaching to district and state levels for performance thanks to local Carbondale resident, musician and experienced choir instructor Shanti Gruber. “The talent definitely has surprised me with these students not having a choir program until now. I can’t believe how easy it has been for me to give them pretty difficult songs and they’re rising to my expectations and beyond,” Gruber said last week while sharing the following upcoming choir events, which are all free and open to the public: Nov. 6: The Fall Vocal Clinic at Rifle High School includes all District 8 schools with around 450 total students participating. There will be a performance at 6:30 p.m. Music was assigned ahead of time and will include: “Tambur” by J. Paix, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” by Paul Simon, “Shenandoah,” traditional/arranged by Ed Lojeski, “The Pasture,” words by Robert Frost music by Randall Stroope. Nov. 8: Veterans Day celebration at Carbondale Middle School 12:50-1:50 p.m. The choir will perform “Dona Nobis Pacem” (“Grant us Peace”) and “Let Freedom Ring” (a popular medley of traditional patriotic songs). Nov. 12: Colorado Choral Director’s Select Choir at Colorado Mesa University. Four RFHS students were selected to par-

ticipate at the CMU event: seniors Zach Hunt and Travis Provost, junior Izzi Mata, and sophomore Emily Bruell. They have a performance that evening at Grand Junction High School at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12: Winter Concert. Both band and choir classes from Carbondale Middle School and Rifle High School CMS and RFHS will be performing. The music commences at 7 p.m. in the CMS auditorium.

on herbs in this first batch. If you have a restaurant or business interested in purchasing or asking for a specific item to be grown, please contact the class instructor, Hadley Hentschel at hhentschel@rfschools.com. Looking ahead, the speech team numbers have been swelling and many students have been finding success in early meets. Roaring Fork will host an allday meet on Jan. 19 and is looking for judges. Training and food provided. Please

contact Ralph Young — ralph@rfschools.com — if you are interested in being a volunteer judge for any of the events. More than 30 students from various English classes as well as most staff at RFHS are participating in the Garfield Libraries Big Read of “The Grapes of Wrath” this fall and winter. A number of the student participants were able to travel on Oct. 17 to Denver for the National Youth Summit and screening of the new Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl. All of the participants are looking forward to helping with community-wide events related to the book coming up in February. The local libraries will be promoting these events soon — hope to see you there. Lindsay Hentschel teaches English and journalism at Roaring Fork High School.

Special programs There are some special projects happening within some RFHS classes that also may be of interest to the community. Matthew Wells’ Fundamentals of American Democracy honors students are coordinating and holding student elections on Election Day. The school population will be informed through schoolwide campaigns and a simulated debate based upon each presidential candidate’s platform as well as some current local and state initiatives and races and then have a chance to cast their votes. Interested in how the youth’s vote mirrors or contradicts who the state chooses? Look for the results of these elections in the November issue of the student-run newspaper, The Rampage, which is included in The Sopris Sun on the second Thursday of each month through the school year. The Agricultural Biology class has undertaken a new micro-enterprise project. Twenty-five juniors and seniors have formed five groups to plan, grow, and, ideally, sell produce from the 42-foot diameter grow dome at RFHS. This project hopes to take students from seed to table and introduce basics of supply and demand and good business practice through small sales of very local produce. The goal is to sustainably and independently fund the basic expenses of the class from germination mixes and seeds to Roaring Fork High School’s new choir (upper left and lower right) will compete and perform sevsoil amendments to planting trays eral times in the next few weeks, including Nov. 6 in Rifle, Nov. 12 in Grand Junction and Dec. 12 and so on. Planting of their new in Carbondale. Photos by Lynn Burton beds has begun, focusing especially

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Question 1A garners ranching, mineral industry endorsement Sopris Sun Staff Report Two weeks out from the election, the Ranchlands, Rivers and Recreation Economy Campaign (Question 1A on Garfield County ballot) announced the endorsements of the proposal from two of Garfield County’s biggest industries — ranching and mineral development, according to a press release. Ballot Question 1A proposes to create an open lands program in Garfield County that would work with willing landowners to conserve working ranches and farms, protect lands along rivers and streams, conserve wildlife habitat, and create parks, trails, river access and other amenities that enhance Garfield County’s economy. Endorsing the passage of Question 1A is the Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association, which promotes the interests of Garfield County’s beef industry and provides scholarships for ranching students. “Passage of Question 1A is crucial to the future of the ranching community in Garfield County,” said Bill Fales, secre-

tary/treasurer of Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association. “It will give us better access to leverage state and federal sources of funding which has become almost impossible to get without a local cash match. This measure will help keep working family ranches in business, protect valuable wildlife habitat, continue to provide the views and vistas that define our beloved county, and preserve our rural and historical roots.” Joining Holy Cross in endorsing Question 1A is the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association, which works with energy companies in the region to promote the production and use of Western Colorado oil and natural gas. Doug Dennison, president of the board of directors of WSCOGA, said the nature of the program proposed by Question 1A is compatible with the interests of the region’s energy producing industry. “Our organization and its member companies believe in working with farmers and ranchers in Western Colorado to enhance and conserve working ranches and special

places in our communities. We believe we saying “This is an issue who’s time has fican continue harvesting the mineral riches nally come, an issue we can all get behind.” Other endorsements include those from from below our ranch lands while working Glenwood Caverns to preserve the natural Adventure Park, Colresource treasures orado Cattlemen’s above. WSCOGA’s enAgricultural Land dorsement of Question Trust, Trout Unlim1A is an extension of ited Ferdinand Haythat belief.” den Chapter, Bull Announcements of Moose Sportsmen’s these endorsements Alliance, many other were made during the recent chamber of combusinesses and hundreds of individuals merce events in Rifle from throughout the and Glenwood Springs. Bill Fales, secretary/treasurer of county. “Question 1A has a Question 1A probroad coalition of sup- Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association poses a temporary port. This is truly a requarter cent sales tax markable and refreshingly bi-partisan effort to help en- that’s not charged on food or prescription sure that we can maintain growth and our drugs. It would cost the average Garfield quality of life in Garfield County,” said County household, not individual, around Ryan Mackley, owner of Spruce Creek $3.25 a month. It includes a 5 percent cap on administrative costs, automatically exMedia in Rifle, during the Rifle forum. During the Glenwood Springs forum, pires in 10 years, an independent audit, New Castle mayor Frank Breslin agreed, and a citizens review board.

“Passage of Question 1A is crucial to the future of the ranching community in Garfield County.”

Bond continued from page 7 Council continued from page 3 horses as therapy animals. “Horses can hear your heartbeat and listen to your respiration if you are physically close to them. In equine therapy, for example, Tedeschi said, “we can use that fact to teach someone to control his or her own physiology. If you’re nervous around horses it almost always makes them nervous. If a child has an elevated heart rate because he can’t sit still and is always moving around, a horse will recognize this and act the same way. The therapist will use the child’s relationship with the horse to show the child how to control his own body.” Cats are particularly sensitive and smart. They can be trained to do what a dog can do and as a result they make good therapy animals, Tedeschi said. Tedeschi has close connections in the Roaring Fork Valley. He adopted his dog, Rain, at Colorado Animal Rescue and several years later met Jim Calaway at CARE. They’ve become good friends and bonded through their mutual love and interest in animals. While this reporter visited Calaway in his home to talk about Tedeschi and his upcoming presentation, much of the time Calaway’s focus was on his dog Lacey. Calaway recently had a serious fall down the stairs in his home and although he’s recuperating, it’s still difficult for him to walk. The affection and interaction between Lacey and Calaway was quite remarkable, which led me to ask if Lacey helped him in the healing process. He replied, “I don’t know if I could have gotten through his without her and Connie (his wife).”

Nancy Smith said the condition for approval means “absolutely nothing.” She pointed to the modular unit at Sixth and Main that houses Teresa’s Market and said it was originally pitched as a temporary structure. “That was more than 12 years ago,” she told the trustees in a letter. In a memo to the trustees, town planner Janet Buck said zoning in the C/T district prohibits modular homes, but the code does not reference using a modular unit for an office; and,“a professional office is an allowed use … .” As a result, Peterson’s application fell into sort of a gray area. The question of whether to require Peterson to get 20 percent of the building’s energy from a renewable source came up late in the hour-long discussion. Merriott pointed a goal of reducing energy use town-wide 20 percent by the year 2020. “It’s important to

the people of Carbondale,” he said. The discussion of offsetting energy use caught Peterson off guard. He said he was “dumbfounded” the trustees were even talking about the issue and that the town is trying to put “layer on layer” of regulations on small businesses. In other action on Tuesday night: The trustees discussed the Colorado Department of Transportation’s plans to rebuild Highway 133 in 2014, and made plans to meet again at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30. A memo to the trustees said CDOT’s design plan for Highway 133 is 30 percent complete. Those preliminary plans for the highway include: • A roundabout at Main Street and Highway 133, plus others at Industry Place, Nieslanik Avenue, and Weant Boulevard;

• Raised medians adjacent to the Main Street roundabout; • Widening the highway to three lanes, with the middle lane for turns; • A pedestrian crossing signal at Hendrick Drive. The trustees tabled until January public hearings for permits for the marijuana dispensaries Green Miracle Medicinals and CMED. After the meeting, town manager Jay Harrington said both dispensaries are allowed to operated between now and the public hearings. The trustees also approved a special event liquor license for KDNK’s Labor of Love event.

Skinny tornado or misplaced contrail? Some folks were asking that question at sunset on Oct. 22. You make the call. Photo by Jane Bachrach

For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, go to roaringforkculturalcouncil.com.

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Legal Notices PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Carbondale Board of Trustees to consider the TownĘźs Comprehensive Plan. Said Public Hearing will be held at the Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO at 6:00 p.m. on November 13, 2012.

Copies of the draft Comprehensive Plan are on file in the Planning Department office, Town Hall, 511 Colorado Avenue, Carbondale, CO and may be examined by interested persons during regular working hours, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The draft Comprehensive Plan is also available on the TownĘźs website at www.carbondalegov.org. Janet Buck Town Planner

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Anyone who desires either may file written objection or may seek to intervene as a party in this filing. If you only wish to object to the proposed action, you may file a written objection with the Commission. The filing of a written objection by itself will not allow you to participate as a party in any proceeding on the proposed action.

If you wish to participate as a party in this matter, you must file written intervention documents by following Rule 1401 of the Commission. Anyone who desires to file written objection or written intervention documents shall file them with the Commission at the address noted above, within 10 days after the date of this notice. The Commission will consider all written comments and objections submitted prior to any evidentiary hearing. A hearing may be held on this Application. Anyone who desires to receive notice of any hearing must file a written request for notice with the Commission at the above address, at least ten days before the proposed effective date. Members of the public may attend any hearing and may make a statement under oath about the Application, whether or not an objection or intervention has been filed. If the Application is uncontested or unopposed, the Commission may determine the matter without a hearing and without further notice. Any person desiring information regarding if and when hearings may be held shall submit a written request to the Commission or, alternatively, shall contact the External Affairs section of the Commission at its local or toll-free phone number, as noted above.

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Early Voting Sites: Garfield County Courthouse Second Floor -109 8th St., Glenwood Springs Garfield County Human Service Building - 195 West 14th St., Rilfe Election Day Combined Polling Locations: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 6, 2102 Precincts 1-4 Carbondale Town Hall 511 Colorado Ave.

Precincts 5-12 Glenwood Community Center 100 Wulfsohn Rd.

Precincts 13-15 & 18 New Castle Community Center 423 West Main St. Precincts 16-18 Silt Fire Station 611 Main St.

Precincts 19-23 Garfield County Fairgrounds, North Hall 1001 Railroad Ave. Precincts 24-27 Battlement Mesa Activity Center 0398 Arroyo Dr.

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Designated Election Official Jean Alberico, Garfield County Clerk 970-384-3700 #5

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Designated Election Official Jean Alberico, Garfield County Clerk 970-384-3700 #5

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