Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    It’s all in the family — Novus style

    It’s a dream many business owners have — that their kids choose to follow in their footsteps and join the family’s company. That scenario doesn’t always happen, but in the case of Bonedale’s Novus Auto Glass owners, it sure did.

    David and Diane Zamansky purchased theirread more →

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    Tick tock — the Covid-19 clock keeps moving

    After over four months of shut downs and stay at home orders, the virus certainly hasn’t run out of gas.

    And the Fourth of July weekend won’t be like it was in 2019. The governor’s office just announced that Garfield County will not move into theread more →

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    Is the academic world changing?

    What does the future of higher education look like? Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with nationwide protests against systemic racism?
    The Aspen Institute has strived to answer those questions with a recent online presentations “The Future of Higher Education: Howread more →

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    One, two and a three — strike up the band

    “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” So spoke the ancient Greek philosopher Plato over 2000 years ago. 

    Today, music is firmly ingrained in the Roaring Fork Valley culture with much of the creditread more →

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    Rediscover the magic of the movies

    Who else has missed the smell of fresh popcorn? Not to mention the happy feeling when watching a good movie in a cozy, dark theater.

    There’s no need to be sad anymore. Local theaters are slowly re-opening, and there’s been a rebirth of interest in drive-ins. read more →

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    A new look for Basalt swimming facility

    The Arbaney Park Pool Complex is getting a makeover. 

    Town Council just approved the project’s initial plan which also directed town staff to reach out for construction bids. Connect One Design prepared a five-year phased plan for the remodel, having been considered a high priority projectread more →

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    Hit the trail with CMC

    Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is slowly and carefully navigating the rough waters of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
    To help students figure out what’s going on, CMC has issued a Fall 2020 Trail Map loaded with detailed information and guidelines. It’s going toread more →

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    Are testing and tracing for the virus enough?

    Neither Carbondale nor Basalt have ordinances requiring a business to close if it has a specific number of positive COVID-19 test results from employees. And Garfield and Eagle counties don’t either.

    “That’s because each business has a different set of circumstances,” explained Garfield County Chief Communicationsread more →

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    Local police outraged at Floyd’s death

    That’s the consensus of those in law enforcement from Carbondale, to Basalt and Garfield County (GarCo). The chiefs from police departments up and down the Valley expressed anger over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed black man.

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    Weather and microclimates in the Roaring Fork Valley

    Coloradans often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait.” But, there’s much more to the weather here than just time.

    Home to several microclimates, the valley’s weather is like a roller coaster on steroids.

    Up in Missouri Heights, north of Carbondale atread more →