Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    CRMS returns to Climbing League State Championships

    The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters are hoping for lucky numbers 7 and 3 this weekend in Colorado Springs, where CityROCK Climbing Center will again host the Colorado High School Climbing League State Championships on Feb. 24. If the Oyster boys come out on top, it will be their seventh… read more →

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    Forging a new heritage along the Rio Grande ArtWay

    Imagine having an entire week to dedicate toward an out-of-the-box intellectual pursuit — something you’ve always been interested in learning more about but for which you could never find the time. Every February, Colorado Rocky Mountain School ensures its students get just such a week in what the curriculum calls… read more →

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    Weeks sentenced to 14 years for armed robbery

    Benjamin Weeks will spend 14 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections — serving a 12-year and a 2-year sentence consecutively, while serving another 2-year period concurrently — for holding up the Carbondale Cowen Center at gunpoint in February of last year with his cousin, Nick Ameral. read more →

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    The top-flight locals behind Glenwood Municipal Airport

    Aviation has always been a part of Amy Helm’s life. And now that she’s added airport manager to her job titles at the Glenwood Municipal Airport (she also works as a plane mechanic at Aircraft Repair, LLC, which operates out of the airport), she’s focused on making sure everyone in… read more →

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    A bond that transcends language

    Most of the clients that walk into Main Street Barber Shoppe are native English speakers. So that’s what Rosa Contreras speaks with them — a feat that’s been years in the making.
    Contreras had a successful life in Guatemala, raising her family and running her salon business. But in… read more →

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    Graham’s legacy sparks art, scholarship

    Angus Graham never wanted his work to become the point of conversation — in a handwritten note about his pottery, he described his art’s purpose as a complementary one. “Pots are never meant to be alone,” he wrote. “Thus I never want my pots to overpower a situationread more →

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    Brannigan’s All State Choir performance a first for RFHS

    More than 2,000 singers across the state registered to audition, but it’s so notoriously rigorous that only 1,717 of them completed the process. Less than 30 percent were selected, and Roaring Fork High School senior Cal Brannigan was among them.

    That’s not just a bigread more →

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    Senior living proposal headed to trustees

    The proposed Sopris Lodge Assisted Living Community is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the Planning and Zoning Commission’s unanimous vote to approve the special use permit required.
    The commission, with staff approval, also recommended that the Board of Trustees move to approve the overall… read more →

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    Dandelion Market’s future in question… again

    Carbondale Community Food Cooperative members will face a number of options at their next meeting, but one looms larger than the others: dissolution. Without more volunteers to take on shifts to keep the Dandelion Market operating, that’s exactly what will likely happen.

    “We are truly at a crucial point,” said… read more →

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    Panic elsewhere illustrates benefits of preparation here

    In the midst of evacuations earlier this month in Montecito, Calif., Laura Bartels’s retreat group maintained calm in the literal storm. That’s because Bartels, executive director of the Mindful Life Program and who was leading the California retreat, had taken several precautions in the event that their plans would have to change. “There were red-flag warnings — they’d had 100-degree days and high winds,” Bartels said. read more →