Dyana Z. Furmansky

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    COVID outbreaks at schools teach hard lessons

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    When Ross Montessori School (RMS) closed on Nov. 15 due to a coronavirus outbreak among staff and students, the school tallied 56 infections since Oct. 11, with 12 active cases. In the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) weekly Outbreak Report, the RMS count… read more →

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    Six voices share stories of immigration

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    They left, to escape poverty, corruption or oppression, as immigrants still do. They took few things with them, aside from their great desire to make a better life for themselves in the United States. Six who found their home in the Roaring Fork Valley made their… read more →

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    Seis voces comparten historias de inmigración

    Por Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Se fueron para escapar de la pobreza, la corrupción o la opresión, como siguen haciendo los inmigrantes. Se llevaron consigo pocas cosas, aparte de su gran deseo de conseguir una vida mejor en los EE.UU. Seis de los que encontraron su hogar… read more →

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    Encontrando tesoro en la basura

    Por Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    El lanzamiento de la aplicación Love Zero Waste en abril de 2020 es una de las pequeñas buenas noticias que se vieron truncadas con el estallido de la pandemia mundial, cuando prácticamente las únicas noticias que se daban eran sombrías y relacionadas… read more →

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    El Sol also rises

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Suddenly, or “de repente” if you speak Spanish, a four-page insert called el Sol del Valle appeared in the middle of The Sopris Sun last March. The insert has since become a weekly feature of The Sun. It publishes opinion pieces written in Spanish, a few… read more →

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    Servers and students share nourishment

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    On Wednesdays, 36-year old Jenny Elmore serves lunch to a noisy stream of Ross Montessori School (RMS) students. For two hectic hours, she places a slice of pizza and a cupful of iceberg lettuce on paper plates, and hands them across theread more →

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    PSSWF helps bear cubs hibernate

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    It’s the time of year again when bears are supposed to go into hibernation. Sometimes the long journey back to what should come naturally for them starts in Silt, at the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF). Director Nanci Limbach, who namedread more →

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    Love Zero Waste App finds treasure in trash

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    The launch of the Love Zero Waste app in April 2020 is one of the little good-news stories that got trashed in the outbreak of the global pandemic, when practically the only news reported was bleak and related to COVID-19. “We didn’t get the coverage we… read more →

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    Basalt report: One "transparent” budget reviewed, two ballot issues approved

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Basalt Finance Director Christy Chicoine presented the Town’s First Draft of its 2022 Budget at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night, detailing how Basalt would spend its combined revenues and fund balances of $49,317,017 and stay out of the red. Chicoine calledread more →

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    Hardwick Bridge to welcome back foot traffic

    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    Hardwick Bridge is not falling down, but it definitely needs new decking and side railings to safely carry pedestrians and bicyclists across the Roaring Fork River. This iron truss bridge, located north of the Iron Bridge and West Bank subdivisions, was erectedread more →