Stuff by Dyana Furmansky

  • Locations: Español Published

    Informe de Basalt: El municipio avanza en los códigos de energía solar y sustentabilidad

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Instalar cinco series de paneles solares para generar energía renovable merece la pena; gastar dinero en el almacenamiento de baterías de reserva, no tanto. Ese fue un hallazgo clave que la ingeniera de la ciudad Catherine Christoff informó en la actualización del proyecto solar Basalt Forward… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Report: Council moves ahead with solar and sustainability codes

    Installing five separate solar panel arrays to generate renewable energy is worth the investment; spending money on backup battery storage, not so much. That was a key finding Town Engineer Catherine Christoff reported in the Basalt Forward 2030 Solar Project Update at the Basalt Town Council’s regular meetingread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    County Road 100 detour? Turn back now!

    Elected officials are meeting with highway engineers to grapple with how to keep mudslides and rockfalls, caused by the Grizzly Creek fire scar, from shutting down the 12-mile Glenwood Canyon segment of Interstate 70. When Nature wreaked its canyon havoc, Garfield County Road 100, leading to Cottonwood Pass,read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Mata Ortiz, el pueblo que acudió a las vasijas

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte 

    Después de que el aserradero quebrara y el último tren dejara la estación de ferrocarril, los residentes desempleados del pueblo de Juan Mata Ortiz en Chihuahua, México, se hicieron creativos. Encontraron una forma de ganar dinero con cerámica. Llevándosela, no haciéndola. Desenterraron vasijas antiguas y… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Mata Ortiz, the town that went to pots

    After the timber mill went bust and the last train left the railroad station, unemployed residents in the village of Juan Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico, got creative. They found a way to earn money from pottery. By taking it, not making it. They dug out ancient pots and colorful… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt report: Council meets Possumco in the middle on middle class housing

    Sent back to the drawing board by Basalt’s Town Council during a fractious regular meeting on July 12, the Basalt Center Circle (BCC) grocery store and affordable housing complex’s revised design received higher marks at the July 26 regular meeting.

    “You guys are really good listeners,” councilor Ryan… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Report: Councilors dream up care center in Willits

    The necessary quorum of four out of seven Basalt town councilors were present at Tuesday night’s regular meeting and dispatched their agenda in an hour. Mayor pro tem Ryan Slack filled in for Mayor Bill Kane, who was absent.

    Three conceptual designs by Land+Shelter in Carbondaleread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Thompson Divide protection reaches ‘high-water mark’ in Senate committee

    The handmade-looking and weather-beaten “Unified for Thompson Divide” yard signs that popped up more than a decade ago won’t be coming down quite yet. But in May, the first vote ever taken by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) bill that includes… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Ute history returns to Redstone

    Before they were marched out of Western Colorado in the 1880s, the Utes had spent some 10,000 summers in the Crystal River Valley, home to the Redstone Historical Society (RHS) since 2001. RHS invited C. J. Brafford, director of the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, to talk about the present,… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt report: So far, Basalt’s green initiatives fall short

    The Town of Basalt is “far from reaching both goals” of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025, and an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050, according to the Town’s combined 2019 and 2020 GHG Emissions Inventory Report released this week. 

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