Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    A year of firsts

    It completely snuck up on me — Shortsfest, that is.
    In addition to being one of the myriad film fests that help make the Valley’s arts scene so vibrant, it represents a sort of anniversary for me: covering Shortsfest 2017 was myread more →

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    Handmakery hosts first exhibit for 88-year-old colorist

    First Fridays are not typically part of Bob Fadely’s social calendar. At 88 years old, he mostly stays at home coloring. But thanks to his favorite hobby and family, April marks his first-ever art exhibit. He’s pleased as punch about it.

    “This is really going toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    An evening of inspired stories

    Six people will each share a seven-minute story at The Temporary April 5 via Writ Large, a spoken-word performance series curated by Alya Howe of Under Alya’s Umbrella.

    It’s also not the first time the organization has produced an evening at The Temporary — itsread more →

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    Western Slope Veterans to partner with CMC

    When Western Slope Veterans Coalition Founder John Pettit first imagined a partnership with Colorado Mountain College, he thought it would primarily take shape in the form of internship opportunities for the local veterans his organization serves. CMC Chief Operating Officer Matt Gianneschi thought there was a broader scoperead more →

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    Crystal River Meats parent co. files chapter 11

    JBC Agricultural Management LLC, which runs Crystal River Meats — Colorado’s largest producer of grass-fed beef and lamb — just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    It’s not a simple case, Tai Jacober, the CEO of both companies, said.

    “We’ll make a plan for reorganization,read more →

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    Mana Foods sprouts in Dandy Market location

    On March 23, Mana Foods opened its doors for its first official day of business. The shelves are stocked and the energy is vibrant. Mana means spiritual nourishment, and that’s exactly what the husband-and-wife team who co-own the store want to bring to the community — after all,read more →

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    Raising awareness about teen suicide risk

    Temple Glassier is still a self-proclaimed mess. It’s been less than six months since her son, 15-year-old Basalt High School freshman Patrick Palardy, killed himself. But she’s doing everything she can to ensure his name will live on, and that comes from not shying away from the circumstancesread more →

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    AVLT Red Hill Project meets funding commitment goals

    The “Save Red Hill” project, a collaborative effort between the Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale, has been funded at $1.35 million. But now that funding is secured, the work is just beginning.

    The project, launched in November 2017, conserves a 25-acre arearead more →

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    Ballot asks voters whether to continue streetscape fund via 2A

    In addition to electing town trustees, voters will be asked whether or not to approve ballot measure 2A, which seeks to extend Carbondale’s streetscape fund through 2030. The fund, which originally passed in 1999 and again in 2010, is the town’s sole dedicated monetary resource for public worksread more →

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    Carbondale residency is dance troupe’s first all together in U.S.

    For a time, it seemed rehearsing via Skype was the best way to work with the entirety of the company — after all, the Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) is a transnational troupe, with Artistic Director Samar Haddad King in Palestine and Associate Artistic Director Zoe Rabinowitz inread more →