Stuff by Roberta McGowan

  • Locations: News Published

    Call your vet if you see these equine virus symptoms

    If you are around horses a lot and you notice drooling or blisters on the mouth, be alert and contact your vet.

    A nasty equine virus, vesicular stomatitis (VSV), is going around the Valley.

    Although less than a dozen animals here have been involved… read more →

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    Be an outlaw for the evening

    Get out your fancy western duds and hightail it over to The Launchpad, 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, for Art Heist 2019.

    Here’s the deal, and there will be a lot of deals. Participants will have a chance to steal great artwork right off the wallsread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Times have changed, but it’s good to be back in the newsroom

    The silence is one of the biggest differences. Today, sitting in front of my reporter’s desk at the Sopris Sun, I don’t hear the click clack of typewriter keys or the whoosh of the handle as I go to the following line. No enter or return button more →

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    Learning to answer the call

    What could you do if several vehicles parked at your neighbor’s home were from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Department of Homeland Security?

    If you’re not sure and would like to know more, consider contacting the Colorado Rapid Response Network (CORRN), a networkread more →

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    Review: Not just a walk in the park

    As the United States still stands on the brink of nuclear war after the nearly 75 years since the bombing of Hiroshima,Japan, at the end of World War II, live theater in Carbondale rises to the challenge of portraying echoes of history as today’s reality.

    Theread more →

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    Read ‘The Choice’ with Colorado Mountain College

    What can you learn from Holocast survivor and clinical psychologist Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D.?


    You can hear her talk about her memoir “The Choice: Embrace the Possible” 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.10, at the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Spring Valley campus. Theread more →

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    Take a stand for two valleys

    The Roaring Fork and North Fork Valleys have more in common than simply being neighbors. 

    Each includes public lands under threat of oil and gas development near Huntsman’s Ridge. Also, the Wilderness Workshop (WW) insists that protection is urgently needed for Thompson Divide and also forread more →

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    Crystal River Hatchery stocked with educational opportunities

    If a child asks you where fish come from, just point to the Crystal River Hatchery on Highway 133 and say, “Over there.”

    When you arrive, you’ll be warmly greeted by Robert Streater, manager of Colorado’s flagship hatchery since 2008.

    “We’re at the beginningread more →

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    Finding your inner Robin Hood

    Wait. Take a deep breath. Wait again. Aim. Then pull back slowly on the bow. Let go and watch as the arrow flies to its target.

    You’ve got this.

    That’s archery in a nutshell.

    The first arrowheads ever unearthed were inread more →

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    National sheepdog trials return to Strang Ranch

    On a crisp, cool September morning at the Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights, 500 sheep came figuratively to do battle with the 150 border collies trying to herd them. But, don’t worry, the dogs are highly trained herders, and the sheep also know the drill.

    This is the… read more →