Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    Creating sustainability through building hives

    Connie Baker is no longer the only queen bee at Marble Distilling Co. — thanks in large part to husband and co-founder Carey Shanks.

    The bees were a birthday present, he said.

    “I got … Connie a beehive and the outfit and a book on raising bees… read more →

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    Finding strength together through Empowered Hearts

    Bridget Law and Katie Gray are self-described best friends. It’s that kinship between women that drives Empowered Hearts, and later this month, they’re bringing their 24-hour retreat model to the Carbondale area.

    “While it doesn’t necessarily just pertain to women, I feel there is incredible power when women… read more →

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    Inaugural tournament memorializes Trent Goscha

    After chaotic weather in March curtailed organizers’ initial plans to host a Trent Goscha Memorial Baseball Tournament, this week’s sunshine was a welcome calm.

    About 20 Roaring Fork High School students populated the stands at the start of the first of two games, and anotherread more →

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    Saving the world, one generation at a time

    Start a business that saves the world.

    That was the assignment Coventure Cofounder and Operations Manager Evan Zislis proposed to Carbondale Community School and Marble Charter School students. And he gave them less than 10 minutes after breaking into small groups to create their business concepts.read more →

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    Breaking bread before handcuffs

    The desert was blooming. Looking out at the eternal horizon, we saw flowers, not bombs. In fact, other than the ominous blue and red lights from the police cruisers and a black and white sign warning against trespassing, there was little evidence of the Nevada National Security Site.read more →

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    New Colorado Mountain College Protolab about to go live

    Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus is expanding — both conceptually and physically.

    Most construction plans should be wrapped up in time for fall semester, but a hexagonal prototype lab for the Isaacson School officially opens May 2, and it’s already changing the scope ofread more →

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    Local homemade goods club invites creativity, sharing

    Talking with any one of the 10 members who answered Mark Burrows’s call to create a homemade goods club feels a bit like talking with an alchemist — they’ll wax poetic about their concoctions of ingredients and experimenting with different applications for their creations.

    At this month’s meeting… read more →

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    Outgoing Roaring Fork principal sees opportunity in transition

    Brett Stringer walks the walk when it comes to doing what he believes is best for the schools and students he serves — even if it means walking away from his role as principal of Roaring Fork High School.

    “It was a really hard decision,” Stringer reflected. “It’s… read more →

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    EMPOWERed Voice exhibit emphasizes expression

    Claire O’Leary emanates a warmth that’s immediately evident. But when she talks about being a 58-year-old woman coming to terms with her experiences as a five year old, her gaze goes adrift. It’s just for a moment; she immediately comes back to the present and her smile returns,read more →

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    Carbondale braces for turbulence with water management

    Carbondale Town Trustee Heather Henry is remaining optimistic in the face of some pretty dire numbers from the Western Water Assessment (WWA).

    WWA, an applied research program through the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, compiled a report for the Townread more →