Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    Piecing together an angel

    Diane Orlov’s studio space in the Third Street Center is filled with hundreds of carefully stored plates, each harboring glass pebbles in different sizes and colors arranged in different designs. But those plates aren’t the designs’ final destination: they’re pieces that will create a larger whole on anread more →

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    Why a cyclery rolled into Carbondale

    Not many people accidentally stumble into Why Cycles, as you have to successfully navigate the Dolores Way commercial maze in order to find its 2605 address. But those who do are rewarded with offerings of a libation from the coffee bar (which, in addition to a sleek espressoread more →

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    Former teacher builds her pack with dog-care business

    Just a year after Ashley Gann landed her dream job — teaching physical education at Roaring Fork High School — budget cuts prompted a career pivot that has earned her more money and growth potential.

    “I didn’t find out until a month before school ended thatread more →

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    Red Hill trail construction begins

    Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hosted a public open house regarding the management plan for the land parcels gained from last year’s controversial Sutey Land Exchange.

    About 50 people came to that meeting, including members of the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Councilread more →

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    Weiser explains Attorney General role during Carbondale campaign stop

    The state attorney general can be a deeply personalized political office that plays an active role in protecting Coloradan interests —  at least it should be, according to Democratic candidate Phil Weiser, who came through Carbondale last week in a series of roundtables to introduce himself to Roaringread more →

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    Evacuation brings added complications for immigrants

    When disaster strikes, people want information. That was certainly true in the wake of the dramatic Lake Christine Fire that necessitated mandatory evacuations of about 500 homes in the midvalley.

    Public officials did their best to disseminate updates to the media, which turned around andread more →

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    ‘Bachelor’ contestant brings nonprofit to Carbondale

    Sarah Herron described herself as “just a girl trying to find love on TV” when she went on the popular ABC series “The Bachelor.” But she was also the show’s first contestant with a physical disability — and that, it turned out, was a much bigger deal.

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    Pages of the Past: It never rains but it pours

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 13, 1978

    A cloudburst in the midvalley accompanied by severe lightning left almost an inch of water in the streets of Carbondale in less than three minutes as a torrential downpour hit the area. Some minor…

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    CARE seeking help transporting and fostering animals in wake of evacuations

    If you’re feeling helpless in the wake of the Lake Christine Fire, Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) could use your help managing the influx of four-legged evacuees.

    If they’re mandatory evacuated, we are taking animals. We are not taking livestock, just small animals: cats and dogs, bunnies, whatever peopleread more →

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    Pilot program helps paralyzed participants move again

    It was the first time Adam Lavender stood in his wife’s embrace in six years. He’d been told by every spinal cord injury (SPI) expert at Craig Hospital that he would never regain mobility after a mountain biking accident in 2012. He was, and always would be, aread more →