Stuff by Dyana Furmansky

  • Locations: News Published

    Council looks at four-year Midland project

    Basalt Town Council reviewed the first quarterly financial report of the Basalt 2030 project at its regular meeting May 10, focusing incrementally on the budget for the $12.8 million Midland Avenue Streetscape project.

    From the get-go, costs for revamping Midland Avenue, one of the three prioritiesread more →

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    Basalt Report: New public works manual approved

    With spring break and a slim agenda before it, the Basalt Town Council’s regular meeting was wrapped up in less than 30 minutes Tuesday night. Mayor Bill Kane described those present to take care of the town’s business as “a skeleton crew,” owing to absences of Councilor David Knight and… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Working parents find few childcare options for infants and toddlers

    After receiving their joyful news, parents expecting their first baby are initiated into another fact of life: there’s a waitlist at every licensed early childcare center between Parachute and Aspen. “People hear through the grapevine that the moment they know they are pregnant they must get on a waitlist,” says… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ukraine, through Zaslowsky eyes

    Between pogroms, my grandfather, David Zaslowsky, and two of his brothers immigrated to New York City from their village south of Kiev called “Bohuslav” in Ukrainian, “Boguslav” in Russian and “Boslov” in Yiddish, which was the language the Zaslowskys spoke. Zaslowsky, also spelled in several different ways, wasread more →

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    Evaluations for ‘kids in crisis’ increased in 2021

    With the rollback of the emergency declaration prompted by the Omicron variant outbreak, the seven-member Basalt Town Council met in person for the first time this year at its regular meeting. The public broadcast of the meeting, which was covered remotely by The Sopris Sun, was delayed andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt declares election winners

    The oddest action that Basalt Town Council took Tuesday night was when the quorum of four councilors unanimously voted to approve a resolution that canceled the Town’s April 5 municipal election. 

    The regular meeting, held again on Zoom due to the declaration of a localread more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Realmente electrizante: La modernización de la bomba de calor hace que la red cero sea alcanzable

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    “Bombas de calor, bombas de calor, esa es la clave”, declara Marty Treadway, director de programas de la oficina comunitaria para la eficiencia de los recursos (CORE). Este es el tipo de respuesta categórica que da a los propietarios de viviendas queread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Truly electrifying: Heat pump retrofits make net zero attainable

    “Heat Pumps, heat pumps, that’s the key,” declares Marty Treadway, program director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE). This is the sort of adamant answer he gives homeowners who ask, what equipment can be installed to lower residential utility bills, and preferably, not destroy the planet? The next… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt greenlights solar project and police station

    At its regular meeting, virtually held, January 25, the Basalt Town Council approved the hiring of Golden-based McKinstry Essention LLC to evaluate, plan, select the site and design the Town’s first solar and battery storage project.

    Members swiftly powered through the passage of three ordinances after second readings and four… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Town Council signs off on new micro bus service

    In its first regular meeting of 2022, Basalt Town Council approved a resolution to ratify, continue and declare a local disaster emergency due to COVID-19. “Here we go again,” said Town Manager Ryan Mahoney.

    Tuesday night’s passage of the measure was unanimous and, for public health reasons, required that meetings… read more →