Stuff by Kate Phillips

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    How volunteer tutors are changing lives through literacy

    Nearly four years ago, Orlando Alfaro moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with the hope of beginning a career as an educator. There was just one major challenge: he could not read, write, or speak any English.

    Not one to be deterred easily, Alfaro heeded the advice of… read more →

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    Seasonal closures help alleviate wildlife stress

    By Kate Phillips
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    Winter is in full effect here in the valley, and local authorities are bundling up to welcome and educate the influx of outdoor recreationists.

    There is no question that the Roaring Fork Valley is rich inread more →

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    Chasséing through motherhood and finding balance through ballet

    Like most major events in my life, motherhood came barrelling at me with the force of a flash mob; one minute I was planning a cross-country move to attend my dream graduate program, the next I was obsessively researching reusable diapers and natural birthing tips.

    I’ve alwaysread more →

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    Meyer masters myriad media

    Looking to breathe new life into that empty wall space this holiday season? Interested in gifting a unique piece of valley art to an out-of-town friend? Then look no further than Basalt-based artist Sarah Jeanette Meyer!

    A former CRMS art teacher, Meyer brings the outdoorsread more →

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    The thrift that keeps on giving

    In a society trending toward resale consumerism, Carbondale stays in-fashion with an extensive array of secondhand shops. From children’s wear to high-end consignment to treasures from grandma’s attic, shoppers have their pick of holiday gifts without setting foot in a massive superstore.

    “We are seeing moreread more →

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    Conservancy hosts national water conservation leaders

    On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Roaring Fork Conservancy hosted its first presentation of The Brooksher Watershed Institute 2019 Fall and 2020 Winter Speaker Series. The event, featuring Dr. Tom Minckley, Professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming, drew nearly 100 participants and captivated the audience with rivetingread more →

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    Students drive conversation at climate change forum

    The positive momentum from the Global Climate Strike in Carbondale continued at the Beyond the Strike climate change forum held on Oct. 23 at the Third Street Center.

    In September, residents of the valley gathered to join nearly 7.6 million people in an international, youth-ledread more →

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    Hard Truths: Domestic violence thrives in the shadows

    “I was barely 18 years old when we got married,” Carol*, a Carbondale local, recalls about her first marriage. “The first time we had sex was to consummate the marriage. He raped me.”

    Carol, who was head of multiple non-profits in the valley just aread more →

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    The benefits of keeping your dog on a leash

    Walking down the streets of Carbondale, it would be difficult to miss all the happy dogs strolling along with their owners. What might be a bit more challenging to locate are the leashes that keep our dogs safe when traveling outside the home.

    According to Carbondale’s Municipal Code… read more →

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    Carbondale native to compete at world mountain bike championships

    In a valley where elite athletes are as numerous as the mountains they train on, Henry Nadell has managed to shine among the masses.

    On Aug. 5, Nadell was selected by USA Cycling to compete in the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships inread more →