Stuff by Roberta McGowan

  • Locations: Español Published

    Un desacuerdo entre comunidades

    Publicado originalmente en inglés el 25 de febrero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    Visión general
    En un ámbito rural, Missouri Heights está localizado 1,000 pies arriba del suelo del valle. Es un lugar con muy poco sonido o contaminación de luz; hogar a ranchos,…

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    Communities disagree over land use

    Overview
    In its bucolic setting, Missouri Heights rises over 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It’s a place without much noise or light pollution; home to ranches, farms, small residential subdivisions and equestrian facilities.
    Presently, Garfield County is reviewing plans by Ascendigo Autism Services for a 126-acre recreation/education… read more →

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    Basalt launches community participation projects

    With an eye on the future, Town Council appointed council member Glenn Drummond as the official representative on the soon-to-be-launched Community Vision and Strategy Project Vista (Vista) under the Eagle County Stewardship Team. 

    Drummond is also a volunteer member of the Parks, Open Space and Trails committee.

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    Plans shift for Crown Mountain recreation complex

    After much discussion and planning, local philanthropist Sheldon Wolitski determined that an indoor recreation center would not be built on the initial location proposed but instead on another available parcel in El Jebel.
    As Crown Mountain Park Board of Directors’ Tim Power Smith explained, “Sheldon’s plan is too big… read more →

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    Basalt supports the arts community

    At their regular meeting on Feb. 9, Basalt Town Council pledged more financial assistance for the Art Base (AB) move to Midland Avenue and also approved lease relief.
    Skye Skinner, AB executive director, requested an extension of their lease agreement and rent relief. The organization purchased the… read more →

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    Basalt Buzz - Football returns to Basalt High School

    Senior Rulbe Alvarado, who made the all-state team as a Longhorns varsity junior, lifts at the gym as team members watch: junior Sam Sherry, wide receiver and linebacker, and sophomore Trevin Beckman, running back and linebacker. Photo by Roberta McGowan.

    It may seem like ages…

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    It takes a valley

    United States history details are explained to in-person learners by Roaring Fork High School social studies teacher Mitch Foss. Photo by Roberta McGowan.

    RE-1’s high schools are joining forces to find solutions to the roller coaster ride students face navigating their fluctuating learning environments.

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    Wade or float, the rivers beckon

    With a big grin, fishing guide Coleman Walker shows off the rainbow trout he caught and released back into the Fork. Photo by Roberta McGowan.

    Correction: We had originally published that only the lower Roaring Fork, between Carbondale and Glenwood, is considered “Gold Medal Waters” restricted to…

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    Emergency help for apartment dwellers

    Housing took center stage at the most recent Basalt Town Council meeting. With the pandemic ongoing and its associated economic downturn, affording rent is increasingly a challenge in the Roaring Fork Valley.
    In November and December 2020, the Basalt Affordable Community Housing group (BACH), first formed in… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Avanzan vacunas en el condado de Garfield

    Publicado originalmente en inglés el 13 de enero, 2021

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

    El programa de vacunación del condado de Garfield está avanzando más rápido. Dos potenciales vacunas vitales están aquí y acordando a Carrie Godes, una  especialista de salud del Condado de Garfield,… read more →