Nancy Peterson

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - July 28, 2022

    Re: Human-Nature Garden

    Thanks to James Steindler for his lovely article about a gift to our community (“Human-Nature Garden to land on Rio Grande,” July 20, 2022). The Human-Nature Garden would not be possible without the collaboration of Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), which owns the land where the garden… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Human-Nature Garden to land on Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande Trail only gets more marvelous with age — much like Carbondale residents — and new installments along the ARTway continue its beautification. The Carbondale Age Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) is proud to announce its upcoming contribution to the pedestrian pathway. 

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Praising the power of pets

    Nancy Peterson worked as a registered veterinary technician, trained dogs for people with disabilities and was the Community Cats Program Manager for The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization. She serves on the boards of the National Kitten Coalition and Neighborhood Cats and isread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 10, 2022

    To the people of Carbondale

    Reading The Sun’s spotlight on each of the candidates running for town trustee and Mayor, I was really impressed. Carbondale is blessed to have SO many smart, experienced, thoughtful, community-focused people who have stepped up to run for local office to lead and serve their… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

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    In English

    Por Nancy Peterson

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Estaba observando aves en el Carbondale Nature Park con mi mentora, presidenta de Roaring Fork Audubon Society Mary Harris, y me mencionó los maravillosos murales de aves del National Audubon Society en la ciudad

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Coming soon to a wall near you...

    En español

    By Nancy Peterson

    Special to The Sopris Sun

    I was birding at the Carbondale Nature Park with my mentor, Roaring Fork Audubon Society Chair Mary Harris. I mentioned the wonderful National Audubon Society’s bird murals in New York City. “Wouldn’t it

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  • Locations: News Published

    We need native plants and they need us

    By Nancy Peterson

    On March 25, in a unanimous bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating April 2021 as National Native Plant Month. Although the month is behind us, it’s not too late to get behind the resolution.

    So, what’s aread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Earth Day, cats and birds

    By Nancy Peterson

    The celebration of Earth Day marks a key victory of the modern environmental movement in the United States in 1970.

    Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin envisioned the very first Earth Day, harnessing the energy of student anti-war protests toread more →