Stuff by Justin Patrick

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    Chamber’s annual Business Confluence encourages entrepreneurial spirit

    The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business Confluence on Sept. 18 in the Third Street Center.

    This year’s theme is “The Carbondale Entrepreneurial Mindset,” and the event will focus on the advantages and challenges of starting a business here.

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    Citizen committee ponders future of Emma townsite

    A steering committee met last spring and will meet again on Sept. 26 to discuss possible scenarios for the Emma townsite historic buildings, just a few feet from Highway 82 between Basalt and Willits.

    The committee was formed as part of the Emma Open Spaceread more →

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    Pitkin Commissioners to vote on Wilden property acquisition near Filoha

    The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will take up a second reading and public hearing Aug. 14 before voting on whether to adopt a recommendation by the Open Space and Trails board to acquire 10 acres near the south end of Filoha Meadows.

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    Myth-busting rural America at the Ideas Festival

    What does it mean to live in modern rural America, and which myths mischaracterize the mysterious middle ground locked between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts? I attended a session at the Aspen Ideas Festival, “Rural Mythicism: Fake News About Rural America,” to hear what a panel of expertsread more →

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    Fighting fire with drones

    The Carbondale Rural and Fire Protection District has a new team member. It can fly 1,500 feet high up to five miles away, detect heat and relay crystal-clear video, and can communicate with audio.

    No, Superman was not looking for a part-time retirement gig after relocating to River… read more →

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    EverGreen ZeroWaste wins 2019 Recycler of the Year award

    Local residential and commercial organics collector EverGreen ZeroWaste was presented this week with the 2019 Recycler of the Year award at an annual summit for statewide organization Recycle Colorado.

    EverGreen was founded by wife-and-husband duo Alyssa and David Reindel in 2011 and has grown steadilyread more →

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    Citizen group presents shooting range recommendations

    The Basalt Shooting Range Working Group will present its recommendations to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) about the future of the Basalt gun range  from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday evening in a public meeting at Basalt High School.

    The Working Group is composed ofread more →

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    Philosophy Club tackles modern, relevant topics

    Though the term might conjure images of stale coffee and late-night, candlelit discussions about the writings of Aristotle, Confucius, or Nietzsche, this is not your grandfather’s philosophy club.

    While calling upon history’s most famous ponderers is certainly fair game in the Basalt Library’s Philosophy Club, itsread more →

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    Backbone Media blurs line between work and play

    By Justin Patrick
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Today’s active lifestyle consumer market is “so happening, bro,” as the saying goes. Gone are the simple days when a few companies like North Face and Patagonia supplied the world’s gear to what was then considered the nuttier segment of society, those who… read more →

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    Comprehensive housing study confirms trends, invites action

    Standard financial advice dictates that one should spend no more than 30 percent of take-home pay on housing. Yet according to a recent housing needs analysis for the Roaring Fork Valley and parts of the Colorado River Valley, residents are collectively overspending that mark by $54 million per year.… read more →