Stuff by Megan Tackett

  • Locations: News Published

    Locals learn to put the “art” in business smarts

    Artists in many ways wield superpowers, maintains Andrew Simonet. He just wishes more of them felt empowered to use those powers outside the studio.

    “They have the ability to manifest something out of nothing,” he said. “To imagine something that doesn’t exist … that’s a complicatedread more →

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    Sunfire Ranch balances history and a sustainable future

    In 1893, then-President Grover Cleveland signed the homestead patent for what Crystal Valley residents now know as Sunfire Ranch. It hangs, framed, in the Sewell family’s house on the property.

    Today, 126 years later, Jason Sewell finds himself faced with a sort of pioneering opportunity —read more →

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    Keeping The Meeting Place a safe (and free) space

    There are myriad reasons people don’t successfully obtain treatment for substance abuse and addiction, according to the 2016 Garfield County Community Needs Assessment. Chief among them are lack of access and cost prohibitions.

    The Meeting Place at 981 Cowen Dr. seeks to ease those burdens. Justread more →

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    Breaking down barriers in Thunder River’s ‘Tribes’

    It would be easy to think the aptly named “Tribes” is a play about the deaf community.

    The lead character is deaf, after all, and much of the set is dominated by screens that host projected surtitles. But to limit the show’s scope to oneread more →

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    Examining grief through a new lens

    Nobody who helped organize the June 5 panel discussion about the healing powers of grief expected people to leave the True Nature kiva feeling inspired, but that’s exactly what happened.

    “I couldn’t believe it, it’s such a counterintuitive response to something like grief,” True Nature Eventsread more →

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    Building permit dispute continues to burn

    As of Monday, June 10, the Carbondale Board of Adjustment is down a member. Meredith Bullock resigned, effective immediately, in order to remain in the room during a public hearing from which she’d recused herself.

    Board of Adjustment member Mark Chain, who’d also recused himself fromread more →

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    Grads from three schools head off into the world

    Graduation caps have been thrown by Roaring Fork and Bridges High School seniors, and Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s ceremony is this weekend. There is a lot to celebrate, so we caught up with a recent or soon-to-be graduate from each of Carbondale’s schools to learn about their plans and… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    $5 a day keeps the college loan sharks away

    Chances are, if you’re one of the proud parents of a recent graduate, this piece is not for you. My hope is that you’ve already completed your child’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your family is excited for what’s ahead.

    But if you’re a parent… read more →

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    From Bridges to RFHS, Bair prioritizes compassion in principal role

    By Megan Tackett
    Sopris Sun Staff

     

    Recently, Bridges High School Principal Lyn Bair had been considering retiring from the position she’s held for 15 years.

    Instead, when the new school year begins in August, she’ll be occupying a new office at Roaring Fork High School.

    “[Superintendent] Rob… read more →

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    Public trails on private land

    If you’ve ever walked the Coal Basin Trail in Redstone, you can still see the imprints left by the Mid-Continent Resources and its mining operations from decades ago.

    You certainly wouldn’t think the neighboring land belongs to the family behind Walmart.

    Crystal Basin Holdings LLC, owned by… read more →