Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    A banner year for local rivers

    Despite dire predictions, the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, and Crystal rivers continue to be in great shape for rafting, kayaking, paddling and fishing this season.

    Rick Lofaro, executive director of the Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC), explained, “The robust 2019 runoff due to the historic snowpack, 155read more →

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    Amory Lovins predicts an energy revolution

    You could call Amory Lovins the father of hybrid technology, and he wouldn’t mind.

    The chief scientist and founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute spoke candidly about his achievements Tuesday night at the Coventure interview with Brad Feld, the co-founder if Techstars and aread more →

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    Compassion as a way of life

    Compassion is a word most people know and understand. But can compassion become part of everyone’s daily life?

    This weekend’s Compassion Film Festival and Symposium at the Third Street Center aims to answer that question. Subtitled “Celebration of Compassion in Action,” the festival combines workshops, films,… read more →

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    Working together to advance the teaching of science

    Roaring Fork High School Physics Teacher Alisa Grimes is now working with U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) to advance the proposed “Teacher Are Leaders Act of 2019.” Tipton is co-sponsoring the bill in the House along with Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner in the Senate.

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    Josh Brooks, a guy with grit

    Josh Brooks, a 19-year-old with a bright future ahead of him, nearly lost it all while riding rough stock at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on June 27.

    The bull, Golden Bear, that Brooks had drawn, wasn’t going along with the rider’s hope for an eight-secondread more →