• Locations: Columns, News Published

    COP26: On becoming better ancestors

    By Sarah R. Johnson

    Wild Rose Education

    The world needs you, and you, and you, and each and every one of us to operate together as an authentic community, built of genuine relationships and deep care for one another and our common home: Planet Earth. This communal leadership is what… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Cody Owen and inner ability

    By James Steindler

    Donald Clinton Owen more commonly went by Cody, a nickname he picked up while serving in Vietnam. Cody positively influenced people and institutions within the Roaring Fork Valley before passing away in 2009; his spirit lives on through those he loved and the differences he made.

    His… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A responsibility to participate

    By James Steindler

    When it comes to balancing public service with a growing community whilst preserving what that place has to offer, it takes a lot of grit and an exuberant amount of dedication. Dorothea Farris is an authentic example of someone who strives to meetread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Review: “As Close as I Can” by Cassidy Willey

    By Myki Jones

    Thunder River Theatre Company recently debuted Cassidy Willey’s original piece, “As Close As I Can,” a show based on her personal experiences. Willey became a mother as she was dealing with the loss of her parents. The production, which runs 45 minutes, was first performed at the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    CRBOCES offers hands-on education

    By James Steindler

    Often, students graduate from high school wishing they had acquired skills more aligned with the line of work they go into. That is, in part, why organizations like the Colorado River Board of Cooperative Education Services (CRBOCES) exist; to give students the opportunity to study what they… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Six voices share stories of immigration

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    They left, to escape poverty, corruption or oppression, as immigrants still do. They took few things with them, aside from their great desire to make a better life for themselves in the United States. Six who found their home in the Roaring Fork Valley made their… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    GarCo Report: What in the census?!

    By James Steindler

    Following roll call and the pledge of allegiance, Commissioner Tom Jankovsky congratulated the Roaring Fork Rams soccer team for bringing home the state championship trophy. 

    2020 census

    Subsequently, Community Development Director Sheryl Bower introduced Colorado State Demographer Elizabeth Garner who presented trends based on the recent… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Where the wild things flow

    The good news is, with the recent installation of a new clarifier, Carbondale’s wastewater treatment infrastructure is churning along and ready to accommodate growth.

    What is a clarifier and how does our wastewater return to the river without contaminating it?

    “It’s important for people to understand that flushing a toilet… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Wheels of opportunity with Project Bike Tech

    Project Bike Tech (PBT) provides high schools with two years of curriculum, a bike shop complete with bike stands, bike repair manuals and loads of fix-it tools from Park Tool.

    “It comes with a whole lot of benefits from the [bike] industry,” said PBT Executive Director Mercedes Ross. The nonprofit… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Nov. 18, 2021

    Buddy Program awardees

    The Buddy Program last week announced its annual awardees. The Champion Award was given to Conchita Ramirez, family liaison at Basalt Middle School, for her dedication to community! Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers was recognized with the Golden Carabiner Award and the Inspiration Award went to Pitkin County… read more →