Stuff by Ken Pletcher

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    The good pastor hangs up his headphones

    Yes, alas, it came to pass — on Christmas Day, no less. Legendary DJ Pastor Mustard (aka Dan Sadowsky) announced during his weekly “Bluegrass with Mustard” show on KDNK that, after the better part of two decades on the air with it, this would be his last one.

    In a… read more →

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    GOCO grant boosts RFOV prospects

    In early December 2021, Basalt-based Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) announced that it had received a $298,490 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the state-run agency that invests money from the Colorado Lottery in a variety of environment- and outdoors-related projects throughout the state. It was the largest single grant… read more →

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    COVID de larga duración y su tratamiento

    Una de las características más distintivas — y preocupantes — del COVID-19 es la persistencia de los síntomas después de que las personas se han recuperado de la infección inicial por coronavirus. 

    Denominadas formalmente secuelas posts-agudas del SARS CoV-2, la afección se ha convertido en algo más conocido como… read more →

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    Long COVID and its treatment

    Among the more distinctive — and troubling — features of COVID-19 is the persistence of symptoms after individuals have recovered from the initial novel coronavirus infection. Formally called post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2, the condition has become more commonly known as “long COVID” or “long-haul COVID”; patients sufferingread more →

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    Report details regional solar potential

    An in-depth study issued this fall has detailed the status of and potential for solar power in the tri-county region — Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties — and has outlined a series of steps for how to implement its findings. Titled “Three-County Solar + Storage Study and Action Plan,” it… read more →

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    Mary Lilly, The Sopris Sun and legacy giving

    In the summer of 2018, in the midst of the calamitous Lake Christine Fire and as a persistent drought gripped the region, an extraordinary thing happened in our community. 

    Checks began arriving at various organizations in the area from the estate of Carbondale grand dame Mary Lilly, who had… read more →

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    P&Z mulls “Downtown North” land-use changes

    By Ken Pletcher

    Since early this year, the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has worked closely with consulting firm Cushing Terrell (CT) to update the Town’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan). Five components of the plan were identified for review, one of which was the plot of industrial land… read more →

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    Bibliotecas de GarCo amplían sus servicios

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    La noticia en el boletín de octubre del Distrito de Bibliotecas Públicas del Condado de Garfield (GCPLD) fue emocionante: la ampliación gradual del horario en las seis sucursales de la biblioteca, a partir de noviembre. Este anuncio se esperaba desde hace casi dos años.

    A principios… read more →

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    GarCo libraries expand services

    The news in the Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) October newsletter was exciting: the phasing in of expanded hours over several months at all six branch library locations, starting in November. This welcome announcement was anticipated for nearly two years.

    At the beginning of 2020,read more →

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    Letter from Michigan

    Greetings, Bonedalers and valley folk, from (near) the shore of Lake Michigan! For almost two months (with a week-long break for Mountain Fair), my wife Bonnie and I have been at a little cottage in the woods about 10 miles north of the Indiana border. We have beenread more →