• Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 3, 2022

    From the heart

    In February, my heart got broken so I had a stent put in it! Once more, I played “Beat The Reaper” and won. I want to thank and praise ALL the medical and staff people at Roaring Fork Family Practice and, especially, Valley View Hospital. 

    In… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Feb. 24, 2022

    Redstone to McClure Pass

    I am very proud of the work that our public land managers have done to bring this long-desired and much-needed trail and safety project to fruition. The West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway (Highway 133), unites communities, brushes four diverse wilderness areas and is a… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Feb. 17, 2022


    High Rockies Harm Reduction (HRHR) is one of Carbondale’s and the Roaring Fork Valley’s newest nonprofits. They work with people struggling with substance abuse and affected friends and family members. They meet people where they are in their addictions and use a harm reduction approach to help… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Feb. 10, 2022

    Happy New Year 

    January has already come and gone. They say time flies and we are watching it happen.

    Carbondale Homeless Assistance is still very active in our Community. Although “different,” 2021 still showed the need for our help. We are grateful toread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Feb. 3, 2022

    Comp Plan update

    The town of Carbondale hired a consulting firm to review our 2013 Comprehensive Plan. Every town is required by the state of Colorado to have a “Comp Plan.” A town’s Comp Plan states the goals of the community in terms of how things look, whereread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Jan. 27, 2022

    In remembrance

    Last week, two of the finest humans on the planet passed on. Chris Chacos and Thich Nhat Hanh were my mentors, teachers and inspiration. Please reflect a moment upon their lives and resolve along with me to try and live gentler, more peaceful lives. The world is a… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Jan. 20, 2022

    Celebrating school boards!
    January is School Board Recognition Month. Every year, the Roaring Fork Schools takes this opportunity to publicly thank our board members for volunteering their time and talent on behalf of our schools. 

    Board members have an incredibly important and challenging job — a job that… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Naturalist Nights back with something for everyone

    Naturalist Nights, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, is back and ready to inspire audiences around the Roaring Fork Valley (RFV).

    Founded by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) in 1998, Naturalist Nights is a free winter speaker series created to connect environmental experts… read more →

  • Locations: Letters, Opinion Published

    Letters - Jan. 13, 2022

    The gift of you

    Money is great. If we have any extra, we ought to spread it out to help others. It is satisfying if done correctly, which means being guided by good intentions. But, don’t forget, we are also great. Even better than money. So we ought… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Jan. 6, 2022

    Thanks Gary!

    The “retirement” of Dr. Gary Knaus, preceded by Dr. Rick Harrington, are great reminders of our debt to people who built the social infrastructure in Carbondale. 

    Rick and Gary were health care in town and built a strong practice that isread more →