Stuff by Ken Pletcher

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    Garfield Clean Energy looks back and ahead

    In early March 2021, Garfield Clean Energy (GCE) launched the Solarize Garfield County (Solarize) initiative, aimed at increasing the number of homes and businesses in the county with photovoltaic power arrays. One year later, GCE announced a new campaign, ReEnergize Garfield County (ReEnergize), whose purpose is to improve the… read more →

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    10th Mountain huts film to screen at TACAW

    “We have finally arrived at the next chapter in this four-year saga!” So began an email from Carbondale filmmaker Hamilton Pevec to The Sopris Sun about the upcoming premiere screening of his film, “It’s All Up Hill from Here: The John Seipel Story,” scheduled for Feb. 24 at The Arts… read more →

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    Jackson Emmer to release 22 songs in 2022

    It started out as one song per month; twelve new singles that Jackson Emmer wanted to release during the year. Then his wife suggested doing 22. “All the best ideas come from Olivia [Emmer’s wife],” he observed to The Sopris Sun. And so, the 22 singles in 2022read more →

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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

    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 known as Downtown… read more →