Stuff by Jeanne Souldern

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    CAFCI is engaged and getting results

    Carbondale was formally presented with its AARP Age-Friendly Community certification last week at an event held at the Third Street Center organized by the Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) — an ad hoc caucus of senior citizens whose goal is to “strengthen seniors’ voices and contributions to Carbondale.”read more →

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    Getting — and giving — a little help

    One morning recently, Crystal Meadows Senior Housing resident Elizabeth Blake got the help she wanted and needed. It came from A Little Help volunteer Amy Throm who cleaned Blake’s stove and kitchen. Blake, who has heart problems and relies on an oxygen tank, explains the difficulty she sometimesread more →

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    Our community is not immune to drug addiction

    While much attention has focused on the nation’s opioid crisis, other drugs continue to be a problem. According to a 2018 assessment from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, “the methamphetamine threat remains prevalent; the cocaine threat has rebounded; new psychoactive substances (NPS) are still challenging, and… read more →

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    Harvest Fest reintroduces restaurant

    Nationally-syndicated columnist Sheila Graham once said, “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.”

    Aaron Rogers and Flip Wise plan to bring that level of food comfort and quality to customers as they begin their new restaurant venture, the Landmark Café at The Way Home, atread more →

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    Newly-formed task force takes action on sex trafficking

    In September, many were shocked to pick up a local newspaper and read about a sex trafficking sting operation that saw nine men arrested for arranging online to have sex with teenage girls. The idea that this activity is going on in the Roaring Fork Valley is aread more →

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    RFSD board election features Oct. 23 candidate forum

    Three of the five Roaring Fork Schools Board of Education seats are up for election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

    The school district, which encompasses Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt, is divided into five director districts. Candidates must reside in that sub-district, but the whole  RFSD electorate votes… read more →

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    Nestler leaves on a sweet note

    Luke Nestler, KDNK Music Director, says his time at the station has “always felt like a calling, more than anything. And that’s what’s kept me going for 15 years.”

    He began as a volunteer DJ in 1989 and has been a paid staff member sinceread more →

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    The silent trauma of immigration

    The formula for immigrant trauma is a complex one. It begins with cultural norms not to speak about your troubles to anyone. Add fears around documentation status and potential retribution by federal and local immigration and law enforcement authorities and you end up with a problem few willread more →

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    Coalition to address opioid addiction in Roaring Fork Valley

    Drug overdose is the leading cause of unintentional injury-associated death in the United States. In 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opioids were involved in 17,029 deaths or 24.2 percent of all fatal drug overdoses.

    The CDC also citesread more →

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    Inked — maybe a little late to the party, but here to stay

    My birthday is in August, and with true Leo fashion, I give myself a present every year. I do that because I know I will always get something I like. That way, it is never a disappointing birthday.

    I started thinking of what might be meaningful for my… read more →