Stuff by Jeanne Souldern

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    New mental health legislation aims to improve patient outcomes

    By Jeanne Souldern

    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Mental Health Colorado (MHC) President and CEO Dr. Vincent Atchity declared, “2022 may be the biggest year in Colorado history in terms of the significance for mental health legislation passed.”

    What began in March 2021, withread more →

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    Y La Bamba trae raíces latinas al TACAW

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Y La Bamba, liderada por la cantautora y guitarrista Luz Elena Mendoza, se presenta en The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) el 12 de agosto. La banda, con sede en Portland, Oregon, interpreta música indie-alternativa basada en raíces latinas tradicionales, con Mendoza, mexico-americana de primera generación,… read more →

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    Y La Bamba brings Latin roots to TACAW

    Y La Bamba, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Luz Elena Mendoza, performs at The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) on Aug. 12. The Portland, Oregon-based band plays indie-alternative music grounded in traditional Latin roots, with Mendoza, a first-generation Mexican American, singing in Spanish and English.

    Since TACAW’s opening in September… read more →

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    Wild Barn brews ‘coffee with benefits’

    Jenny Verrochi’s primary goal when she created Wild Barn Coffee was “a healthy, clean and better-for-you energy drink that I call ‘coffee with benefits.’”

    Wild Barn Coffee is a canned, organic nitro cold brew black coffee derived from an old family recipe from her parents’ coffee roasting business, which started… read more →

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    Youth films on the big screen

    Think of it like summer camp, but without the mosquitos.

    At the beginning of August, Aspen Film and the Red Brick Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Colorado Film School, are presenting two week-long summer filmmaking camps for teens.

    In its second year, the summer filmmaking camp falls… read more →

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    Park jumps into academic excellence role at RFSD

    This month, Stacey Park began her position as the Roaring Fork School District’s chief academic officer (CAO); a job that, when it came open, she “just jumped in.”

    Park said, “I read about the district’s focus on prioritizing students’ social-emotional well-being in service of academic learning, and that’s in line… read more →

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    TACAW presents 'good challenges' with MANAUS equity programming

    On July 26, Adriana Alvarez, Ph.D., will present the second installment in the Equity Speaker Series at The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW).

    The series is an initiative of MANAUS’ Equity Action Project and, according to the website, “is a seven-week, anti-racism and race equity andread more →

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    ‘Golden age of documentaries’ finds favor in film series

    “We are in the golden age of documentaries,” declared Erika Mallin, executive director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, as evidenced by the fact that documentary film is the most-watched genre across all movie streaming platforms.

    On July 25 and Aug. 1, the Aspen Institute Artsread more →

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    Responsible recreation begins with education

    National Forest Week (July 11-17) was started four years ago by the National Forest Foundation to “celebrate our incredible 193-million-acre National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public.”

    How do we responsibly celebrate our surroundings?

    Sam Massman, White River National Forest recreation program manager, said educating… read more →

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    Business opportunities abound for Carbondale couple

    At the end of January, Janie and Ryan Pratt purchased the business formerly known as Mary’s Main Street Spirits. They have changed the name to Downtown Liquors on Main and are, Janie, said, “a mom and pop store, locally-owned and operated.”

    Ryan, born and raised in Carbondale and a 1997… read more →