Stuff by Jon Nicolodi

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    Through the decades – a legacy of blacksmithing

    I knew that Carbondale had a history of blacksmithing. But I couldn’t believe it when Franz Froelicher, of Blue Heron Forge, said that at the turn of the millennium, 35 independent forges were counted in the Roaring Fork Valley.

    I had passed a handful onread more →

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    Carbondale native races internationally

    Evelina Sutro has just returned from Finland after competing in the 2019 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships on the U23 U.S. National Team. Currently a sophomore at the University of Vermont, Evelina traces her roots back to Carbondale, where she grew up.

    “I love skiingread more →

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    The yellow ribbon, one month in

    Now in the thirty-third day of the partial government shutdown, the impacts are only becoming more magnified as furloughed workers are bracing to miss a second paycheck and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, runs out of funding in February. Impacts of the shutdownread more →

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    Win the contents of Carbondale’s most mysterious safe

    Inside of Steve’s Guitars, inside of a vault, is a safe. It has never been opened since Steve moved into the building 20 years ago, nor in memory dating back before then. “Well, I don’t think there is much in there,” said Steve about his instinct. “But then,read more →

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    Hot, big fires are here to stay

    Local and regional wildfire experts gathered at The Changing Face of Wildfire forum Sept. 25 at The Temporary to reflect upon the Lake Christine Fire, and to discuss if, across the West, communities should begin to shift their perspective and be prepared for larger, devastating fires more often.read more →

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    Blacksmithing conference shows CRMS a stronghold of the craft

    This past weekend, blacksmiths from all over the United States and Canada converged on Colorado Rocky Mountain School for the Rocky Mountain Blacksmithing Conference.

    The ringing sound of a hammer being brought down upon steel in the shop kept rhythm as Scott Kretschmer and Iread more →

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    Wildfire preparedness and a water education event

    Snowpack and water have been all over the news this spring; and now that we’re turning the corner into summer, wildfire could soon be joining those two. All three of these natural elements go hand-in-hand. With this year turning out to be the fourth driest year on record,read more →

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    Peter Olenick returns home from coaching Korean ski team

    Peter Olenick, famed for being the first to land a double-flip in competitive skiing, is glad to be back in Carbondale again after a position coaching for the South Korean ski team for the 2018 Olympics. He’s been here and back again a lot, and he’s relishing theread more →