Stuff by Roberta McGowan

  • Locations: News Published

    To save one life, Megan’s Law arrived

    Little Megan Kanka was only seven years old when, in 1994, she was raped and murdered by a convicted sexual offender in the small community of Hamilton township in Mercer County, New Jersey.

    “Every police officer I interviewed – in my office and at the trialread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Home on the range, at last

    Seeing big grins on two clients, one 36 years old and the other five at WindWalkers, you realize how fortunate the Valley is to have this equine assisted learning and therapy center here.

    And WindWalkers is approaching the finish line into property ownership with the Februaryread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The late Kathy Arnold, expert barrel racer and politician

    This woman for all seasons rode like a cowgirl, prayed devotedly and, unbeknownst to many, served in both the Colorado State House of Representatives and the Colorado State Senate. Many in Missouri Heights, where she and husband Harold lived after moving from the Front Range, only knew Arnoldread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Locals unite to ease school lunch debts

    ‘They’re just little kids,” said Patrice Fuller, owner of Beer Works, who along with Carbondalian April Spaulding spearheaded a fundraising campaign to pay off students’ lunch debts at the Carbondale Middle School.

    Fuller and Spaulding recently delivered a check for the $4,300 donated so far toread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Booming market sparks new real estate offices

    Today’s real estate market is as challenging as ever. So, several local companies are stepping up their game to meet the supply and demand conundrum that faces buyers and sellers of both residential and commercial properties.

    Erik Cavarra, managing broker of Engel & Völkers Carbondaleread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    There’s plenty of room in the Roaring Fork Fencers Club

    Perhaps, unleash your inner swashbuckling musketeer or pirate in the new year and take up the challenging sport of fencing.

    It’s only since 2017 that the Roaring Fork Fencers Club came to the Valley as the brainchild of founder Greg Domashovetz, who moved here after aread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Volunteers are essential to town boards

    If you’ve ever thought about serving on one of the town’s official boards or commissions, now could be a good time to follow up.

    As Town Clerk Cathy Derby explained, starting at the top, the Board of Trustees will have three seats on the ballot forread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The cat with nine tales

    Ever wonder what your cat is thinking?

    Jane Bachrach did. So, she decided to write a children’s book series, “The Witty Kitty,” which chronicles the adventures of her adopted cat Jango. It’s full of the feline’s insights and observations about how the animal and human worlds relate or… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Let Them Roar plays for a cause

    Let Them Roar is quite a powerful name for a group of musicians who take on the challenging goal of supporting social causes like the Colorado Sanctuary Movement.

    The sanctuary movement began in the early 1980s to provide safe-haven for Central American refugees fleeing civil conflict.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Rehabilitation isn’t just for humans

    Meet Kiba, a handsome two-year old border collie-mix, a big, 75 pound guy. He’s a happy pup, full of vim and vigor, but he has a serious congenital condition known as hip dysplasia.

    His was so severe that, even at his young age, surgery was neededread more →