Stuff by Megan Tackett

  • Locations: News Published

    Fireworks don’t work during a drought

    It sounds counterintuitive: it’s legal to sell fireworks in Garfield County, but their use — even in unincorporated areas — is absolutely banned.

    “We have the fireworks stand in the west end of our district, and in years like this, it can be pretty controversial,”read more →

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    Crystal River Caucus brings panel together to discuss trail options

    Two things were clear after the Crystal River Caucus’ meeting last week at the Redstone fire station: there was consensus among the three invited panel experts that the proposed highway alignment would be preferable for the Carbondale to Crested Butte trail, and many of the meeting attendees stillread more →

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    Luckily, no one was there when the tree fell (but it made a loud noise in several lives)

    Doni Nicoll was all set for his and his family’s next chapter. They’re already renting a new home in Arizona, where his wife and daughter have relocated. Their Satank property had a buyer and was set to close Friday, June 15. It had been professionally cleanedread more →

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    Two generations of exchange

    Next week, Grace Jardin is heading to Mallorca, a Spanish island known for its beach resorts and limestone mountains. But Jardin isn’t going for the sights; she’s going to visit her friend.

    “I’m so excited because I’m so sad she’s leaving,” she said in the Hamiltons’read more →

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    Three varsity letters at three different schools

    School’s out for the summer, but Sophie Moon isn’t slowing down. In fact, she just began training for another cross-country season with Basalt High School, where she lettered in the sport as a freshman last school year.

    But Moon isn’t a Basalt student — she attendsread more →

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    New – but familiar – restaurants coming to town

    It’s been months since Town’s closing, yet passersby still peer into the window and even check the door. Pavel Osiak takes it as a good omen.

    “I get a good feeling about that,” he said with a grin.

    Osiak is a partner in theread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Up for auction

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 8, 1978

    Carbondale’s plans for the construction of a new town hall in the summer received a severe setback when it was disclosed that costs for the municipal government complex would run about $60,000 over budget.…

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    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 →

  • Locations: 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 →

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    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 →