Stuff by Roberta McGowan

  • Locations: News Published

    Ball brewing pours a dram of history into your glass

    Take a sip, and you’ll realize this is something different. Just a few miles down Highway 82, a new taproom is reaping and sharing the benefits of an unexpected windfall.

    The phrase “heirloom” — whether seeds or hops, which are essential to brew beer — haveread more →

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    Get ready for spring sports

    Update: The Colorado High School Activities Association has delayed all sporting competitions until April.

    It’s that time of year again. Snow melts, flowers start to bloom, trees sprout new leaves, and school athletic fields see young athletes popping up all over.

    Roaring Fork High School Athletic

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    It’s not your mother’s 4-H

    Some organizations fall behind as the world changes, but not 4-H. As technology advances, the 120-year-old nonprofit has kept up with the needs of participants, including robotics, information technology and ever-evolving methods and data in agriculture.

    But, that’s not to say the role of agriculture isread more →

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    Penny Hot Springs still simmering

    The water will still flow hot, the view will still be spectacular, but there may be a port-a-potty near the road and less parking.

    The Pitkin County Open Space & Trails (OST) Board of Trustees recently approved the Draft Management Plan for Penny Hot Springs, with a few… read more →

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    Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club gears up for Junior Nationals

    The Cross Country (XC) Skiing Junior National Competition begins March 9 in Truckee, CA, and the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club (AVSC) Nordic team is ready and raring to go.

    Of the 11 skiers representing AVSC at the event, five hail from Carbondale: Kate Oldhamread more →

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    Review: Love and obsession in ‘View from the Bridge’

    It’s tough enough being immigrants in the 1950s in New York City, much less an Italian immigrant family fighting for the good life. Add in complicated and troubling romantic entanglements and you have a recipe for disaster — and tragedy — in this latest Thunder River Theatre Companyread more →

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    Basketball season wrapping up

    With just one game left in the girls and boys RFHS basketball regular seasons, both teams are looking to the future.

    The girls soared to a 61-50 win over Coal Ridge, with Maya Lindgren knocking down 35 points in the game, including five three-point buckets. Lindgren will return… read more →

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    Carbondale on ice

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    Stake your claim to the Mr. Roaring Fork throne

    Of course you have what it takes.

    That’s the approach from organizers at KDNK Community Radio and Batch at Roaring Fork Beer Company when it comes to the Mr. Roaring Fork Pageant (formerly Mr. Carbondale) set for Saturday, Feb.15. The festivities kickoff at 6 p.m.read more →

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    Animal tracks tell great stories

    That famous line from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, “not all those who wander are lost,” fits in quite well with the Carbondale culture.

    People here meander through forests, mountains, waterways and the high desert environment not necessarily searching for anything in particular but just hoping… read more →