Dyana Z. Furmansky

  • Locations: News Published

    Basalt Town Council signs off on new micro bus service

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    In its first regular meeting of 2022, Basalt Town Council approved a resolution to ratify, continue and declare a local disaster emergency due to COVID-19. “Here we go again,” said Town Manager Ryan Mahoney.

    Tuesday night’s passage of the measure was unanimous and, for public health… read more →

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    River Bridge understands that talking can help

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Children treated for sexual abuse at the River Bridge Regional Center (RBRC) in Glenwood Springs surpassed 250 in 2021. That’s ten times more kids than were seen by the child advocacy organization in 2020 and about three times the number treated when RBRC opened its doors… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    My first run in porcelain

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    I don’t ski, so answering The Sopris Sun’s year-end dare to its reporters, to “do something you’ve never done before,” with my first descent down a double black diamond run, was one possibility. Except, for me, ski resorts are like factory farms for winter… read more →

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    Opinion: Bad ads, real estate

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    A house in our neighborhood is for sale. It has been advertised in one of the Aspen newspapers and attracted attention from a newspaper headquartered 5,000 miles away — with 1.1 million online and print global subscribers. “Rocky Mountain high prices: homebuyersread more →

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    Zipfit reboots in Carbondale

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    While Zipfit’s headquarters is still parked in a garage in Aspen, the custom ski boot liner company recently moved the daily operations to what Managing Director Chris Dominick and Brand Manager Jeff Colt affectionately call their “shredquarters” in Carbondale. 

    On a chilly morning last week,… read more →

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    Basalt report: ‘AA’ rating kicks off bond sales, net zero gets a boost

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    At Basalt Town Council’s final meeting of the year, Dec. 14, Town Manager Ryan Mahoney reported that Standard & Poor’s global rating of ‘AA stable’ “was very successful,” and provided independent affirmation of Basalt’s fiscal policies over the last few years. 

    The… read more →

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    A deadly stretch: Highway 82 like a 'mini-interstate'

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are focused on preventing death, injuries and traffic mayhem on Highway 82’s 45-mile stretch from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, until at least the year’s end. The increased patrols come in response to CSP’s several years’ worth of vehicular crash… read more →

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    Basalt Town Council approves budget

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    The Basalt Town Council buzzed through its business on Nov. 23. All seven members voted in roll calls to unanimously approve 10 different measures, including the momentarily problematic adoption of the Town’s $49.3 million 2022 budget. Town Councilor David Knight and Town Manager Ryan Mahoney participated… read more →

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    COVID outbreaks at schools teach hard lessons

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    When Ross Montessori School (RMS) closed on Nov. 15 due to a coronavirus outbreak among staff and students, the school tallied 56 infections since Oct. 11, with 12 active cases. In the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) weekly Outbreak Report, the RMS count… read more →

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    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 →