Stuff by Megan Tackett

  • Sections: News Published

    Commonalities, contrasts in Carbondale graduations

    In a weekend full of graduation celebrations, Carbondale seemed particularly abuzz, as it’s home to three high schools that held commencements in the first two days of June: Bridges High School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Roaring Fork High School.

    While each commemoration reflected theread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    The perks of meals by mail

    I have a confession: I miss my Blue Apron account.

    I know, I know, I’m a bad Carbondalian. I live right at the roundabout, too, so I’m within walking distance from the City Market and a quick ride (it’s a Prius, promise!) from Mana Foods,read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Dolores Way traffic won’t stop affordable housing project

    The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to move forward with the proposed Red Hill Lofts project on May 24, despite a public hearing overwhelmed by residents complaining of traffic congestion on Dolores Way.

    “There are times when you have three or four 18read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Senior brings peace to Basalt High School

    Like most of his peers, Mauricio Sosa will be graduating from Basalt High School on Saturday, June 2.

    Just hours after rehearsing for graduation, Sosa will join elected officials, school administrative staff and many mentors and friends at 4 p.m. June 1 at

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  • Sections: News Published

    Looking back on 35 years as a kindergarten teacher

    It was the promise of being able to spend more time with her grandson that finally convinced Sydney McBrayer it was time to retire from her Crystal River Elementary School classroom.

    “That’s kind of the thing that made me say, ‘OK, it’s time to retire.’ Iread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Calaway’s community connections commended

    Editor’s note: This story from May is being widely reshared following Calaway’s passing on Dec. 12, 2018. We have very little information at this time, but plan a full feature and/or obituary. A celebration of life will be held in January. 

    When he talks about Carbondale, Jim Calawayread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Shoemaker steps down at Wilderness Workshop, Roush to fill his shoes

    In what the organization is calling a “bittersweet moment,” Wildness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker announced his resignation from the position last week — but although the news marks the end of a 21-year run in that role, it doesn’t mean the end of Shoemaker’s involvement with theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    TRUU Reverend arrested at Poor People’s Campaign in D.C.

    Reverend Shawna Foster had prepared an impassioned sermon for the Two Rivers Unitarians on Sunday in case she couldn’t be there to deliver it in person. She knew she would likely be arrested at the Poor People’s Campaign launch on Monday, May 14 in Washington, D.C. It wouldn’tread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Ram tracksters head to state

    At Roaring Fork High School, geometry and physics are as much a part of track and field as the physical act of running. Coach Ryan Erickson makes sure of it.

    “I just love the technical aspect of the sport,” he said, crouching over his measurementread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Local apothecary highlights the people behind the products

    When walking into Wyatt’s Apothecary at 259 Main St., it’s easy not to notice the miniature bench at the entrance, a subtle nod to the store’s barely-six-months-old namesake.

    Jeremy “Jambo” Morris is completely enamored with fatherhood, and he’s also relishing being a new shop owner. Likeread more →