Youth

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    Voters to decide on free meals for public school students

    By Diana Diaz and Kayla Kaufman
    Youth Correspondents

    It’s that time again! Ballots are out and many decisions are being made. One ballot measure to highlight is Colorado Proposition FF, which aims to provide school meals free-of-charge to all public school students, by limiting tax deductions for individuals whose… read more →

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    YouthZone film festival takes students to new heights

    Prepare to be inspired and entertained as student filmmakers from the Roaring Fork Valley and across the country take center stage at the third annual YouthZone Ascent Youth Film Festival. The film festival doubles as a fundraiser, and will celebrate the students’ hard work and creativity at The Orchard in… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Local youth direct trustees

    Prior to a regular work session, Carbondale’s Board of Town Trustees took the time to hear from youth representing 10 local classrooms, clubs and teams. To help allocate nicotine tax funds, the youngsters shared lived experience with their town government, displaying annotated maps identifying places where they feelread more →

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    Grand slam season for little league teams

    Baseball and softball were in full swing this summer as the Carbondale Recreation Center’s (CRC) little league teams slid into perfect seasons.

    Attracting kids from all around Carbondale, the CRC league had approximately 70 athletes spread across seven teams. Included in the program were tee-ball, ages 7-8 coach-pitch, ages 9-10… read more →

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    Youth films on the big screen

    Think of it like summer camp, but without the mosquitos.

    At the beginning of August, Aspen Film and the Red Brick Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Colorado Film School, are presenting two week-long summer filmmaking camps for teens.

    In its second year, the summer filmmaking camp falls… read more →

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    Youth find voice with songwriting camp

    Carbondale singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher Natalie Spears is offering a summer songwriting camp for youth ages 10 to 13 in two sessions: July 18 through July 22 and July 25 through 29 at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

    Spears hopes to “continue to empower kids to find their creative voice”… read more →

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    Connecting through film enriches conversations

    Early April marked the end of the 2022 Aspen ShortsFest. This week-long festival celebrates curated short films that stand to earn various awards. This year, I had the extraordinary honor of being selected to join the Youth Jury.

    The Youth Jury is made up of young people from throughout the… read more →

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    5Point helps local youth dream big

    This weekend, the streets of Carbondale will again be bustling with the excitement of 5Point’s 15th Annual Flagship Festival. It’s an event that many people associate with thrill-seeking outdoor recreation. The five tenets of 5Point, however, are lessons to live by daily. These are: purpose, respect, commitment, humility and… read more →

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    'The Show Must Go On'

    The dress rehearsal for Cirque du Sopris was held last Thursday, April 7, without the show’s director.

    Jennifer Johnson couldn’t be there due to a concussion she suffered the day before, when one of the stage clamps knocked her on the head as she was putting the stage together. Ouch!… read more →

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    A brighter future by and for the youth

    YouthZone, a local program that helps young people improve their future outlook, is looking to expand collaboration among the population they serve.

    According to their website, YouthZone is a “family-first nonprofit dedicated to fostering positive youth development for teens that call the Western Slope their home.”read more →