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    Gathering for balance, healing and respect

    Breathing in the fresh mountain air, Will Evans of Carbondale sat with reverence by the rushing waters of the Crystal River. In a quiet state, he became entranced by the intensity of the river’s movement as it cascaded down from the mountains to the valley we call home. At that… read more →

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    TACAW presents 'good challenges' with MANAUS equity programming

    On July 26, Adriana Alvarez, Ph.D., will present the second installment in the Equity Speaker Series at The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW).

    The series is an initiative of MANAUS’ Equity Action Project and, according to the website, “is a seven-week, anti-racism and race equity andread more →

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    Better understanding the experience of refugees

    Amid global conflicts and crises, the story of refugees is as old as humanity. How a culture treats strangers in the most vulnerable of conditions says much about its moral integrity. Of course, economic and social systems complicate a country’s ease with receiving and integrating those refugees, and benevolent citizens… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt & Community Calendar - July 21, 2022

    Film buffs anonymous
    Last year, Aspen Film received nearly 3,000 short film submissions for Aspen Shortsfest. This year, even more submissions are expected! You can help narrow down the selection (and earn a full festival pass) by volunteering as a pre-screener. This involves watching between 10 and 25… read more →

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    Youth hikers reach new heights

    The mountains are calling and the kids must go! The final Town of Carbondale Parks and Recreation (TCPR) Youth Hike of the season is happening on Wednesday, July 27. With over 1,600 feet in elevation gain and nearly eight miles roundtrip, hikers will climb to the breathtaking Thomasread more →

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    ‘Golden age of documentaries’ finds favor in film series

    “We are in the golden age of documentaries,” declared Erika Mallin, executive director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, as evidenced by the fact that documentary film is the most-watched genre across all movie streaming platforms.

    On July 25 and Aug. 1, the Aspen Institute Artsread more →

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    Responsible recreation begins with education

    National Forest Week (July 11-17) was started four years ago by the National Forest Foundation to “celebrate our incredible 193-million-acre National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public.”

    How do we responsibly celebrate our surroundings?

    Sam Massman, White River National Forest recreation program manager, said educating… read more →

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    Hopping along the Valley trail

    There’s a new chaperone in town who’s willing to go the extra mile, or two, before arriving safely at a final destination. Martin Calkins started The Valley Hopper shuttle service, in part, to get to know neighbors and out-of-towners.

    Calkins’ website,, offers a plethora of options for tourists and… read more →

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    Childhood friends fill a sweet niche

    Ice cream lovers rejoice! Carbondale once again has a dedicated ice cream bar and it’s open late on weekends. Sweet Cream Dreams is the creation of two relative newcomers to Carbondale, best friends turned business partners.

    Growing up in Springfield, Missouri, Isaac Hendry and Joel Nachtigal enjoyed a childhood typical… read more →

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    Business opportunities abound for Carbondale couple

    At the end of January, Janie and Ryan Pratt purchased the business formerly known as Mary’s Main Street Spirits. They have changed the name to Downtown Liquors on Main and are, Janie, said, “a mom and pop store, locally-owned and operated.”

    Ryan, born and raised in Carbondale and a 1997… read more →