Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    LIFT-UP expands emergency food programs

    Say you just found a dozen cans of tuna fish, three pounds of flour, five boxes of macaroni and cheese or nine packages of ramen noodles in one of your kitchen cabinets.

    Don’t discard these items. Instead, bring them to LIFT-UP along with any other non-perishableread more →

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    Local theatre groups going remote

    Yes, you can still go to the theatre, but not quite in the format you’re used to. Bonedale is now primarily a virtual world as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

    Having in-home internet access solves a number of entertainment problems, but not all. For theatre goers, onlineread more →

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    Valley teachers and students learn to cope, virtually

    What’s it like to go from sitting at a desk with the teacher a few rows in front going over the day’s curriculum to the long distance of a computer screen? 

    All the same ingredients — teaching, studying and even laughing — are still there, butread more →

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    CMC goes online

    Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is stepping up during the COVID-19 emergency to offer distance learning classes. In addition, CMC takes the sting out of student costs with free tuition and books for the summer semester beginning May 18.

    CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauserread more →

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    Where have all the meetings gone? Online, of course!

    Living in a virtual world is now the 21st century reality. And that is especially true of local government operations.

    Both Carbondale and Basalt boards are ramping up their online presences and providing live streaming videos.
    Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harringtonread more →

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    Preparing for a digital Easter, Passover

    Buds on the trees are just starting to emerge, and wild birds are returning from their winter migrations. That’s springtime in the Valley. 

    Many people also observe annual expressions of faith and community as Easter and Passover both take place on dates near each other thisread more →

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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 →