Stuff by Kate Phillips

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    May there be pumpkins over the Rainbow Bridge

    Capturing the hearts of families around the Roaring Fork Valley, Daisy, the Yorkshire pig of Happy Day Ranch (HDR) in Emma, passed away on May 2 surrounded by the farmers who loved her. She was eight years old and weighed 500-600 pounds.

    Alizabeth Koster, Daisy’s owner, said that Daisy “put… read more →

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    Ready, get set, race!

    Time to take those new running shoes out of the box because the 45th Basalt Half-Marathon and Relay (BHM) is happening Saturday, June 4.

    Aside from the running, the BHM is a fundraiser for the Basalt High School (BHS) cross country program and is one of Colorado’s fastest and most… read more →

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    Local cook plates up hope for Ukrainian refugees

    At a time when our society is overwhelmed by rapidly-changing catastrophes, it is easy to fall into feelings of helplessness, or even despair. These feelings are incredibly valid when one considers our immediate access to information and seemingly little resolution.

    But, what if we paused for just one moment, and… read more →

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    More space means new possibilities for Independence Run & Hike

    Brion After, longtime owner of Independence Run & Hike (IRH), breathed a small sigh of relief while looking around his store’s new location the night before reopening on May 5.

    “We’re in and it feels so good,” After said. “I’ve put a lot of time, energy and money into it,… read more →

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    L’Orto Farm to Table serves up local culinary comfort

    It is slowly starting to feel like spring in the Roaring Fork Valley, which means fresh produce is on the horizon, and culinary creatives everywhere are busy gathering supplies and ideas to revamp their seasonal menus.

    Among those creatives is Josie Cruz, owner of L’Orto Farm to Table.

    L’Orto, which… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    MANAUS crea soluciones viables de justicia social

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    La gente tiene un deseo innato de ayudar. Con frecuencia, cuando una comunidad se enfrenta a un reto, ese deseo se vuelve inmediato, casi urgente; como un río que gana caudal durante una tormenta, estas personas reúnen conocimientos: se leen libros, se dona dinero y se… read more →

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    Our Town: Kat Dressman puts the fun in fundamental reading

    Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity

    Q: Where are you from?

    A: I grew up in a lot of different places, but I was born in Plano, Texas, and I lived there for about eight years. Then I lived in Colorado for a little bit… read more →

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    MANAUS creates sustainable social justice solutions

    People have an innate desire to help. Oftentimes, when a community is faced with a challenge, that desire becomes immediate, almost urgent; like a river gaining velocity during a storm, these people gather knowledge — books are read, money is donated and time is volunteered.

    But how do you keep… read more →

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    RMKC rolls through life’s speed bumps

    It’s easy to notice the vibrant, multi-colored Rocky Mountain Kid C.L.U.B.S. (RMKC) RV rolling through town; it’s even easier to spot the dazzling smile of RMKC co-founder, Maureen Thompson, behind the steering wheel.

    “I can’t even believe it,” Thompson, M.Ed., enthused. “Look at this thing! I did it! Another dream… read more →

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    Inhale the future, exhale the past: Kula Yoga on Main is back!

    Just a short walk down the road from its previous location, Kula Yoga on Main has reopened and is ready to welcome yoga-lovers around the Roaring Fork Valley. Situated at 1201 Main Street in Carbondale, near the roundabout, Kula’s new home offers community members a yoga experience thatread more →