Stuff by Kate Phillips

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    Beyul hosts first-ever mushroom retreat

    Curious foragers rejoice! The mysterious world of mushrooms awaits to be explored at the first-ever Beyul Mushroom Retreat taking place Aug. 12-15.

    Situated along the Frying Pan River at the historic Diamond J Ranch, attendees will spend three days and four nights celebrating the wonders of wild mushrooms on Beyul’s… read more →

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    Help Wanted: A sign of the times

    Seemingly everywhere you look in the Roaring Fork Valley, a permanent “Help Wanted” sign greets customers at the entrance of many beloved restaurants.

    While the constant employee turnover brings uncertainty and inevitable stress for Carbondale restaurant owners, they are adapting to the times and continuing to deliver high-quality culinary experiences… read more →

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    Gathering for balance, healing and respect

    Breathing in the fresh mountain air, Will Evans of Carbondale sat with reverence by the rushing waters of the Crystal River. In a quiet state, he became entranced by the intensity of the river’s movement as it cascaded down from the mountains to the valley we call home. At that… read more →

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    Youth hikers reach new heights

    The mountains are calling and the kids must go! The final Town of Carbondale Parks and Recreation (TCPR) Youth Hike of the season is happening on Wednesday, July 27. With over 1,600 feet in elevation gain and nearly eight miles roundtrip, hikers will climb to the breathtaking Thomasread more →

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    Re-mapping the future at Aspen Art Museum

    By Kate Phillips
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Thought-provoking and awe-inspiring, the Aspen Art Museum’s (AAM) groundbreaking summer exhibition “Mountain / Time” is a captivating, time-based media experience that entices visitors to reimagine their worldviews.

    Featuring notable works loaned from the Rosenkranz Collection andread more →

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    Cranking up the volume on cancer awareness

    Mark your calendars and grab a friend because you won’t want to miss the second annual Anna Lynn Cunningham Foundation (ALCF) benefit concert at the River Valley Ranch (RVR) driving range on Friday, July 22.

    The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and locals’ favorite Shady Lane will take the stage… read more →

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    Critical habitat designation for lynx reconsidered in Colorado

    On April 25, Wilderness Workshop (WW) and WildEarth Guardians, a national nonprofit, secured a legal agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that directed the agency to once again reevaluate critical habitat for the Canada lynx.

    The agreement was approved by the District Court of Montana, and the… read more →

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    Local climate educator returns from the Arctic

    Nearly 100 miles offshore, north of Utqiaġvik, Alaska, Sarah R. Johnson, founder of Wild Rose Education in Carbondale, carefully leaned out of a hovering North Slope Borough Search and Rescue Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

    Pausing for just a moment to take in the vastness of the Arctic Ocean, Johnson exhaled as… read more →

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    Ski exchange elevates adaptive sports

    It’s never too early to think about the ski season, and for two Challenge Aspen (CA) professional ski instructors, the next season cannot start soon enough.

    In a partnership with the Aspen Sister Cities (ASC) adaptive ski exchange program, CA will be sending locals Cami Aumoite and John Klonowski to… read more →

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    Journeying beyond the threshold

    My family and I first connected with Colleen and Thompson Bishop, co-founders of Alchemy of Prana (AOP), in the fall of 2018. It was a brisk morning, but they greeted us warmly, emanating assurance and serenity. Situating ourselves in a grassy opening enclosed by conifers, we let the sounds and… read more →