Stuff by Megan Tackett

  • Sections: News Published

    Examining grief through a new lens

    Nobody who helped organize the June 5 panel discussion about the healing powers of grief expected people to leave the True Nature kiva feeling inspired, but that’s exactly what happened.

    “I couldn’t believe it, it’s such a counterintuitive response to something like grief,” True Nature Eventsread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Building permit dispute continues to burn

    As of Monday, June 10, the Carbondale Board of Adjustment is down a member. Meredith Bullock resigned, effective immediately, in order to remain in the room during a public hearing from which she’d recused herself.

    Board of Adjustment member Mark Chain, who’d also recused himself fromread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Grads from three schools head off into the world

    Graduation caps have been thrown by Roaring Fork and Bridges High School seniors, and Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s ceremony is this weekend. There is a lot to celebrate, so we caught up with a recent or soon-to-be graduate from each of Carbondale’s schools to learn about their plans and… read more →

  • Sections: Opinion Published

    $5 a day keeps the college loan sharks away

    Chances are, if you’re one of the proud parents of a recent graduate, this piece is not for you. My hope is that you’ve already completed your child’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your family is excited for what’s ahead.

    But if you’re a parent… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    From Bridges to RFHS, Bair prioritizes compassion in principal role

    By Megan Tackett
    Sopris Sun Staff

     

    Recently, Bridges High School Principal Lyn Bair had been considering retiring from the position she’s held for 15 years.

    Instead, when the new school year begins in August, she’ll be occupying a new office at Roaring Fork High School.

    “[Superintendent] Rob… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Public trails on private land

    If you’ve ever walked the Coal Basin Trail in Redstone, you can still see the imprints left by the Mid-Continent Resources and its mining operations from decades ago.

    You certainly wouldn’t think the neighboring land belongs to the family behind Walmart.

    Crystal Basin Holdings LLC, owned by… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Seeking Refuge organizers aim for local action

    Filmmaker Sylvia Johnson calls Carbondale home, but while she grew up in the Valley, she was born in Bolivia and has had addresses in several countries in Latin and South America.

    Her family — her father worked in international development and her mother in women’s healthcare — moved… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Forest Service approves Wolf Creek replacement wells

    Black Hills Energy received a green light from the U.S. Forest Service to move forward with its proposal to construct two new natural gas storage wells at the Wolf Creek Storage Field in the Thompson Creek area.

    The wells will replace two of the 10 existing wells in… read more →

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    Dance group brings cultures together

    Está bien si no habla inglés — no lo necesita para bailar. Similarly, it’s fine if you don’t speak Spanish; it’s not a prerequisite to move your body. At Mezcla Socials, the only language that matters is dance.

    Sometimes, it’s salsa. Other nights, it’s bachata. Regardless of the… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Remodeled restaurants reopen

    The Beat goes on

    Lucy Perutz and Toby Britt have finally put down the power tools.

    “It feels so [expletive] good,” Perutz said. “I’d say running a restaurant, for us, is easier than construction life and odd-jobbing. Mostly because we like it a lot more!”… read more →