Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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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 →

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    Trail debate shifts to Redstone / McClure leg

    Seven miles up and seven miles back. What an invigorating outdoor adventure! Plus, look at the breathtaking views.

    However, not everyone at the recent White River National Forest open house to present the proposed Redstone to McClure Pass trail agreed a non-motorized trail should be completed.read more →

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    Video conferencing connects author, ELD middle schoolers

    You read it. You loved it. And you and your 13 other classmates wrote letters to the writer, now teaching high school history at an Anglo-American School in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Unexpectedly, author Dominic Carillo wrote back a long and appreciative email. Fairly quickly, an interactive Skype (video chat)… read more →

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    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 →

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    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 →

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    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 →

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    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 →

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    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 →