Stuff by Trina Ortega

  • Sections: News Published

    Pickleball grows up

    To meet the growing interest in what NBC news recently claimed is the fastest growing sport in the world, the Roaring Fork Pickleball Association and town of Carbondale broke ground early this month on the construction of six new pickleball courts at the North Face Park on theread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale students take up mountain bike racing with Glenwood Demons

    Four Roaring Fork High School (RFHS)students on Sept. 22 will be among several hundred youths racing mountain bikes in Snowmass Village as part of the sanctioned Colorado High School Cycling League race series.

    It is the first time the league, a nonprofit organization, will come toread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Caught in a vortex at Dan Bern concert

    Steve Standiford established Steve’s Guitars as an intimate listening room in 1993. The colorful room bursting with musical paraphernalia, trinkets and, of course, guitars in every nook and cranny has hosted a great variety of performers over the years — a lot of talent has come through theread more →

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    Clay Center’s annual fundraiser to bring together potters, tacos and community

    Start with 30 Carbondale clay artists; add 300 one-of-a-kind handmade plates, four chefs, two organic farms, one distillery, one brewmaster, and countless volunteer hours — mix thoroughly.

    All these ingredients are coming together for the Carbondale Clay Center’s largest fundraiser of the year, a themed eventread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Sopris Sun seeds

    Winter 2009 was probably the worst time to start a newspaper, much less take on the role of editor.

    Across the country, large daily newspapers like the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News were going out of business and Carbondale’s own Valley Journal suffered the same fate… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    RFHS Jazz Band to collaborate with Denver students in free concert

    The Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band will perform with the premiere ensemble from the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) in a free community concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Third Street Center.

    With support from Jazz Aspen Snowmass, CCJA Jazzread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Recreationists vie for access on Sutey Ranch

    Stating that access to beginner-level horseback riding is being compromised in the Roaring Fork Valley, riders in the Carbondale area are lobbying the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to designate its Sutey Ranch property for equestrian use only.

    The BLM is accepting comments from communityread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Setting the stage for Mountain Fair

    Two weeks ago, artist Lindsay Jones was sitting outside her garden-level apartment in Carbondale with a dozen or more wooden plant-inspired shapes scattered on the ground around her.

    Some as big as six feet around, they were the art pieces for one of her largestread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    ‘Lightning Heart’ leaves a legacy in paint and memories

    Some were offered a twig of fragrant sage; others a polished stone; some received a graphite sketch of a lone conifer on a cliff’s edge; for those gathering at the annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was gentle words for a safe weekend; and for all, artist Fred “Lightningread more →