Roaring Fork Valley

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Críticas: Hometown hate

    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” –Jonathan Safran Foer

    There used to be a time when I was ashamed of being from the Roaring Fork Valley.

    It seemed to me that everyone growingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local group addresses wildlife collisions

    Often while commuting up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, motorists see what we’ve become accustomed to referring to as “roadkill” on the side of the highway. These animals are the victims of vehicle collisions. 

    On a personal note, this reporter recently took the life, inadvertently, of… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    VOICES highlights queer voices at TACAW

    VOICES theater company premiers “A Green Bird on Orange Trees,” at The Arts Campus at Willits (better known as TACAW) on  Oct. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. This production brings stories from seven local queer artists to the stage withread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Boogying mindfully with Lipbone Redding

    Lipbone Redding looks forward to his humble return to the Roaring Fork Valley and is ready to make shoes groove and minds soothe. He has a list of shows and meditation sessions lined up between Basalt and Carbondale, beginning Aug. 19 at True Nature, as part of its Peace… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt and Community Calendar - Aug. 11, 2022


    Safety tip
    If you have to evacuate, you may not be with your family; so, know how to contact each other if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar. Consider your family’s specifics — including children, those with functional needs and pets.

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  • Locations: News Published

    Housing insecurity takes a toll on health

    Melanie Test is a web and graphic designer living with her 13-year-old son in the Crystal River Valley. After moving nine times in as many years, Test is still seeking to provide a stable environment for her son.

    As a single mother, she has experienced significantread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scuttlebutt/Community Calendar - April 14, 2022


    Avian Flu
    Nearly an entire flock of chickens (35 out of 36) died on a ranch in Pitkin County. The lone survivor was later euthanized. While there are reports the infected flock was in the Crystal Valley, Pitkin County would not confirm a general location with

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    Red Hill User Survey - Participants Needed


    The 2022 Red Hill User Survey is available on our website:

    Please take the time to give us your feedback. It is very important to help us care for these much loved public lands. All input is anonymous. Survey closing date is April 16, 2022. Thank you.

    Direct link…

  • Locations: News Published

    Spreading awareness and love

    The Love Notes project kicked off this past weekend at Carbondale’s Light the Night with Love event. The project is intended to show community support through art for local LGBTQIA+ youth. 

    Love Notes was started by Brijetta Waller, the lead artist for the project, afterread more →