Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    Watching is for the birds

    If you’re itching to take a walk on the wild side, look no further than your own backyard, for that’s where you’ll find the fascinating world of birding.

    It’s spring, so birds are coming back from their winter vacations down south and are eager to returnread more →

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    Retired pulmonologist answers the COVID-19 call

    “The pneumonia vaccine, although it won’t reduce the risk of getting coronavirus, could lessen the incidence of bacterial pneumonia, a critical complication.”

    That is the professional opinion of Dr. Clifford Zwillich, a pulmonary disease and internal medicine specialist who lives in Missouri Heights with his wife,read more →

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    The new way the ball bounces

    Minor case verdicts in Colorado’s 9th Judicial District just got easier. 

    To limit crowded jury boxes, District Attorney JoJo Careless has instituted a verdict by ping pong policy pitting plaintiff and defendant attorneys against each other in a winner take all game.

    “And besides,”read more →

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    Local man struggled to leave Nepal

    As Nepal considered closing its borders because of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, one Carbondalian, Hamilton Pevec, was trapped in that remote South Asian country.

    Fortunately, he arrived home March 22 after enduring what he called a long, grueling journey. Pevec said he had been trying toread more →

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    RFTA reduces services

    The Pandemic Task Force of the Roaring Fork Valley Transportation Authority (RFTA) continues to work nonstop to support the region during the current coronavirus (Covid-19) health crisis. RFTA plans to continue operating at a reduced level of service for those in need of its essential service.

    Due to reductions in… read more →

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    What are organizations doing right now?

    Colorado Governor Jared Police has ordered closure of restaurants and bars for at least 30 days to stem coronavirus spread — although takeout, delivery and outside dining are permitted. The order also mandates that gyms, casinos and theaters, including movie theaters, be closed. Here’s how that’s impacting different establishments.  read more →
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    Local officials respond to COVID-19

    As concern grows over infectious diseases here and across the country, local first responders urged residents to remain calm but be cautious.

    Rob Goodwin, Chief of the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, and his team remain on the front lines of any and all emergencies.read more →

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    Ball brewing pours a dram of history into your glass

    Take a sip, and you’ll realize this is something different. Just a few miles down Highway 82, a new taproom is reaping and sharing the benefits of an unexpected windfall.

    The phrase “heirloom” — whether seeds or hops, which are essential to brew beer — haveread more →

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    Get ready for spring sports

    Update: The Colorado High School Activities Association has delayed all sporting competitions until April.

    It’s that time of year again. Snow melts, flowers start to bloom, trees sprout new leaves, and school athletic fields see young athletes popping up all over.

    Roaring Fork High School Athletic

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    It’s not your mother’s 4-H

    Some organizations fall behind as the world changes, but not 4-H. As technology advances, the 120-year-old nonprofit has kept up with the needs of participants, including robotics, information technology and ever-evolving methods and data in agriculture.

    But, that’s not to say the role of agriculture isread more →