Stuff by Elizabeth Key

  • Locations: Español Published

    Combinando el cuidado de los hijos y el equilibrio entre el trabajo y la vida personal

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Después de dar a luz a mi primer hijo, mi esposo y yo pensamos que podíamos amañar nuestros horarios para no tener que pagar la guardería. Él trabajaba de 6:30 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. y yo trabajaba como recepcionista en el Ritz-Carltonread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Juggling child care and the work-life balance

    After birthing my first child, my husband and I thought we would finagle our schedules to avoid paying for child care. He worked from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and I worked as a concierge at the Ritz-Carlton from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The schedule was brutal as I… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Continuing the life cycle with green burials

    Life is full of many cyclical trends — from fashion and food to names and colors — but it all starts with the cycle of life and, consequently, death. Burials, like produce, began trending in a less natural direction with the manipulation of an organic process.
    Pre-Civil War burials… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Collaboration advances green building locally

    Spearheaded by the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the Roaring Fork Valley is sprinting in the race to zero emissions with the help of international, federal, state, local and individual participation. Global emissions need to be cut in half by 2030 and be… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Bosom Buddies opens cafe con leche in El Jebel

    Breastfeeding is a personal choice, but it can also be a biological decision. My first experience with breastfeeding was challenging. As an expecting new mother, I spent my nesting months obsessively researching. The literature said the science was conclusive; breastfeeding provides the optimal nutrients to enhance babies’ eyesight, brain… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Housing insecurity takes a toll on health

    Melanie Test is a web and graphic designer living with her 13-year-old son in the Crystal River Valley. After moving nine times in as many years, Test is still seeking to provide a stable environment for her son.

    As a single mother, she has experienced significantread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    The Crystal Palace has fallen

    My childhood home was built around a blue spruce in Aspen’s West End. It wasn’t a good climbing tree — its bark rough with budding pine needles, slathered in sap and opportunistic ants. Still, we struggled up the trunk, planning tree forts and pretending to be pirates peering out of… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Between the bull market and a bare paycheck

    The current housing crisis in the Roaring Fork Valley is putting many working-class locals on the brink of homelessness. Wages are falling far short of the Valley’s cost of living; long-term locals are having their housing sold out from under them; and unique communities are being washed out as a… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    It’s elemental: fire, lightning, wind and water

    Fire and water are opposites, but when it comes to weather, they are interconnected. Large wildfires can generate their own weather systems. Weather travels through vertical columns in a convective process, but fire and weather are almost cyclical in nature as they create and destroy one more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sun showers in the sunflowers

    The Basalt Community Garden is blooming in Southside, just west of Basalt High School. In its 10th year of operation, the half-acre garden has reached capacity. Currently, almost 100 garden plots are traversed by bark mulch paths supporting a whole new crop of gardeners. Gayle Shugars, one of the garden’s… read more →