Stuff by Megan Tackett

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    Brunch to benefit reuniting detained immigrant with her Carbondale family

    When Natalyn Cumings came across a GoFundMe campaign for Alejandra, she felt empowered to do something beyond click “donate.”

    The fundraiser wasn’t seeking money for the 22-year-old asylum seeker’s personal use — it was seeking to pay her $20,000 bond so she could reunite withread more →

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    New plans for RVR get back to local roots

    The Homestead Bar and Grill opened its doors to a sold-out crowd Valentine’s Day.

    The restaurant, which is transitioning to the first-ever year-round establishment in the former Pan and Fork space, is just part of Dan and Wynee Coleman’s larger vision for the River Valley Ranchread more →

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    Comedy is serious business in Sopris Theatre’s ‘The Nerd’

    In polite company, there’s a social contract regarding how we interact with one another. But what happens when the company isn’t so polite?

    That’s the question playwright Larry Shue poses in his two-act comedy “The Nerd.” And it’s the question Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre Companyread more →

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    The Temporary shutting its doors in May

    It was always meant as a temporary space — that’s why The Arts Campus at Willits named the venue The Temporary. Still, when the lease was signed in August of 2017, the initial vision extended beyond May of this year.

    TACAW Executive Director Ryan Honey isread more →

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    Youth Poetry Slam just the first step in expression

    Jo Altmaier spends most of her time at Colorado Mountain College these days, but the Basalt High School senior really found her voice at last year’s Poetry Project, Aspen Words’ in-school, two-week program that places four full-time poets in 16 schools for two weeks in early February.

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    Secondhand stores share the love

    When you walk into Ragged Mountain Sports, it’s easy to get drawn right into the racks of skis or casual wear featured in the center of the shop.

    That is, unless you’re a dog person. If that’s the case, you likely won’t make it past the couch on… read more →

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    Up, but not away: In defense of Aspen

    I had to brave Aspen during X Games for a few tutoring students, so when I had a break, I thought I’d pop into town for lunch. After winding through the initial crowd of visiting — and a few leering — snow bros (seriously, guys, it’s 2019: respectread more →

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    A charitable coffee shop by any name

    You may have heard of “that coffee shop in the Third Street Center” but could never quite remember the name.

    Founder and roaster Lance Norton heard the message loud and clear, so he’s rebranded from Cilundu — meaning ‘mountain’ in Tonga — to Blue Spruceread more →

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    Celebrating 27 years of community sisu

    Praise Ullr — Spring Gulch is boasting “conditions… about as good as they can possibly be,” according to Michael Shook of the Mount Sopris Nordic Council.

    That’s particularly exciting this time of year, when organizers are feverishly soliciting donations and generally raising the stoke for theread more →

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    Big box not the storage solution for Carbondale, P&Z tells GarCo

    The Planning and Zoning Commission heard proposals for two separate self storage facilities during its Jan. 24 meeting — but only to submit comments to Garfield County, not to make any decisions on the applications, Planning Director Janet Buck clarified.

    “These are referral items from Garfieldread more →