Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    Habitat ReStore gets a new home of its own

    Sharing is caring, as the adage goes, and now there’s a 40,500-square-foot embodiment of the sentiment in the Valley. The new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 53 Calaway, Ct., officially opened Jan. 19, and it’s been abuzz ever since. “I’m guessing, based on how busy it was, we had to have over 500 people — easy — on Friday and Saturday,” Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley President Scott Gilbert said of the store’s opening weekend. “It’s kind of like a frenzy.” read more →
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    Wax, from a shed in Carbondale to gear everywhere

    Praise be! There’s finally snow! Wet, heavy snow. And while this reporter is all about earning turns, there’s a way to work smarter — not harder — while on the hill, thanks largely in part to Carbondale local Peter Arlein and friends. Arlein is the founder and CEO of Snow Shed Wax. The company, which makes a topsheet spray for skis and snowboards, distributes to retail stores in the United States and Canada and online behemoths like Backcountry.com. read more →
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    Poetry fits under the umbrella

    Maybe you’re a poet — and you do know it. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at slam poetry, Friday might be your night. Alya’s Umbrella, Aspen Words and The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) have collaborated to bring award-winning John “Meta” Sarmiento to the Temporary at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 for the first-ever poetry slam at the venue.Tickets are $8 in advance at ticketfly.com and $11 at the door. read more →
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    Locally as well as nationally, women make less than men

    There are several reasons why one employee may receive higher compensation than another — education, experience and salary negotiations at the time of hiring, among others. But the numbers for Garfield County also reveal another discrepancy among incomes: gender. Men who are employed full time in Garfield County earn, on average, more than 1.5 times than a woman working full time, according to Data USA, an online platform for public, government-published data. The average income of a man in the area is $55,599, whereas the average income of a female is only $37,594. read more →
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    Resource for sexual assault victims returns through River Bridge

    Until recently, sexual assault victims in the Valley had a choice: make the trek to Grand Junction or Frisco in order to obtain the medical exam often necessary for effective legal action or forgo that option. Valley View Hospital ended its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program in 2012, leaving a void that could make someone’s worst day worse. Fortunately, the Mountain West SANE Alliance (MWSA) has replaced that loss. read more →