Stuff by Justin Patrick

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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 →

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    Beware of scams— they’re only getting worse

    Scamming people is a booming business, and unfortunately it’s here to stay.

    Although many victims do not report the crime they suffered, from the reports collected in 2018 the total damage is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s a big business withread more →

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    Longhorns end Ram win streak

    The Basalt Longhorns defeated the Roaring Fork Rams 3-0 in an early season high school girls soccer game last
    Saturday.

    The first half of the game saw even play from both teams and the score remained 0-0 at halftime. But beginning in the second half the… read more →

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    Japanese grill offers simple, clean flavors

    450° Teppanyaki & Sushi opened its doors March 13 in La Fontana Plaza off Highway 133.

    The restaurant is the first for owner/chef Joey Lin and his wife, Desy, who manages the front of the house. The two bring years of experience in Japanese restaurants,read more →