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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - July 22, 2021

    Leadership opportunity

    Wilderness Workshop is looking for the next director of Defiende Nuestra Tierra, leading Latino outreach in defense of public lands. Founding director Beatriz Soto will be joining Conservation Colorado to lead Protégete, a similar program that is statewide. Details about this full-time job, withread more →

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    Solarize Garfield County: a booming success

    Solarize Garfield County (Solarize), an initiative of Garfield Clean Energy (GCE) first reported in the Sun’s March 17 issue, has been a huge success, surpassing all expectations. The initiative sought to increase the number of residences in the county with rooftop solar power generation through incentives like below-marketread more →

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    Aspen Science Center leads on inclusivity

    Aspen Science Center, a nonprofit formed in 2005, has a new executive director to carry forward its mission of “advancing the public understanding of science through life-long discovery, exploration and education.” Anna Voelker (who goes by the pronouns they/them) comes by way of Ohio State University, where theyread more →

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    Trail Notes: July 22, 2021

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

    Know-how… hitchhiking seeds

    Many types of plants have specially adapted their seeds to more easily attach to passing animals… humans included! These sneaky hitchhikers can find their way onto your shoes, socks, pants, pets or backpacks. And thenread more →

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    Mudslides galore

    The Rocky Mountains are indeed crumbling. A pleasant rain on Tuesday night brought refreshment to the Roaring Fork Valley as well as isolation with Highway 133 and Interstate 70 closed due to mudslides. On the previous afternoon, Independence Pass also closed briefly due to a mudslide.

    Five slides originating from… read more →

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    Tyler Stableford lends a helping hand

    There is a small building near Sopris Park in Carbondale that is easily overlooked. It is unassuming, much like the award-winning photographer/director that conducts his successful business from that location. In fact, Tyler Stableford, the owner of Tyler Stableford Productions, is better known by his national clients (whoread more →

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    Recovery from wildfire can take a generation

    On Sunday morning, July 11, a crew of about thirty volunteers assembled at the Basalt State Wildlife Area, over 2,000-acres managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). They were organized by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) and CPW to combat invasive thistles on the Lake Christine burn scar. RFOV… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - July 15, 2021

    Nature rules

    Last week, the town of Nederland, nestled above Boulder, passed the first “Rights of Nature” resolution for a watershed in the state of Colorado. The resolution states that Boulder Creek has “fundamental and inalienable rights,” including the right “to maintain natural flow” and theread more →

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    Colorado redistricting process is underway

    By Jacqueline Argueta Nevarez

    Voces Unidas de las Montañas

    En español

    It is likely that you have been hearing more about Colorado’s redistricting process in the past few months. The once a decade redistricting process, which determines the boundaries for both congressional and state legislative… read more →

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    Volunteering: the heart of Carbondale

    Some places just have it: an uplifting vibe of possibility and inclusion, an air of magic eliciting wonder. That magic is us, we the people of this funky little mountain town. Unlike big cities, here in Carbondale, no matter who you are — renowned or reclusive, rich orread more →