Stuff by Roberta McGowan

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    There’s plenty of room in the Roaring Fork Fencers Club

    Perhaps, unleash your inner swashbuckling musketeer or pirate in the new year and take up the challenging sport of fencing.

    It’s only since 2017 that the Roaring Fork Fencers Club came to the Valley as the brainchild of founder Greg Domashovetz, who moved here after aread more →

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    Volunteers are essential to town boards

    If you’ve ever thought about serving on one of the town’s official boards or commissions, now could be a good time to follow up.

    As Town Clerk Cathy Derby explained, starting at the top, the Board of Trustees will have three seats on the ballot forread more →

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    The cat with nine tales

    Ever wonder what your cat is thinking?

    Jane Bachrach did. So, she decided to write a children’s book series, “The Witty Kitty,” which chronicles the adventures of her adopted cat Jango. It’s full of the feline’s insights and observations about how the animal and human worlds relate or… read more →

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    Let Them Roar plays for a cause

    Let Them Roar is quite a powerful name for a group of musicians who take on the challenging goal of supporting social causes like the Colorado Sanctuary Movement.

    The sanctuary movement began in the early 1980s to provide safe-haven for Central American refugees fleeing civil more →

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    Rehabilitation isn’t just for humans

    Meet Kiba, a handsome two-year old border collie-mix, a big, 75 pound guy. He’s a happy pup, full of vim and vigor, but he has a serious congenital condition known as hip dysplasia.

    His was so severe that, even at his young age, surgery was neededread more →

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    The locals’ mountain opens for the season

    With — count them — 680 acres of skiable terrain, Sunlight Mountain Resort is quite the ski hill with expansion and improvements on the near horizon. Its size today matches that of upvalley Aspen Mountain.

    Sunlight opened a week early for skiing in the 2019/2020 season. And this… read more →

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    Our Town: Will Handville saves lives and makes art

    The Sopris Sun regularly presents a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before — a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, we caught up with Will Handville,  a paramedic for the Carbondale Fire Department and also an accomplishedread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Review: Musical satire that will knock your socks off

    “The Doyle and Debbie Show’’ performance at Thunder River Theatre Company(TRTC) is a hysterical romp through the raucous, honky tonk world of the Nashville country music scene.

    From the play’s opening scene with a background recording of “Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses”read more →

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    Board of Adjustment voids Euclid building permit

    The debate over the building permit for 728 Euclid Ave. boiled down to whether quantitative or qualitative zoning interpretations should take precedent. The two other words playing a major role in the board’s decision were mass and scale.

    That was settled, at least for now, byread more →

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    Locals reflect on time as attorney staffers during Watergate

    Any reference to the 2019 U.S. House of Representatives impeachment hearings of President Donald J. Trump seems to echo the 1973 and 1974 U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Watergate hearings. Those investigations probed the attempted burglary of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in theread more →