Scuttlebutt / Calendar – September 30, 2021 – The Sopris Sun
Krysia Carter-Giez has completed filming and editing of her film “The Day I Had to Grow Up” in Carbondale. The film follows six young activists who aspire to change in America and recently won the award for “Best Documentary Short and Best Editing in a Short Film” at the Barcelona International Film Festival. Congratulations!
As of Monday, September 27, the Colorado Department of Transportation Bustang includes a weekday route from Grand Junction to Telluride. According to the press release, “Regular stops on the route include Telluride, Placerville, Ridgway, Montrose, Olathe, Delta and four Grand Junction stops.
The closure of I-70 caused by flooding, mudslides and landslides prompted the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses economically affected. SBA assistance is available in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2022, at https://bit.ly/3iki5I5
Health care survey
Valley View Hospital is launching its Community Health Needs Assessment survey and asking community members to complete the questionnaire by October 15. Valley View publishes the survey every three years to gauge what people want in health care. To complete the survey, visit https://bit.ly/3uoVcb6
Until next year
Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap State Park boat launches are closed for the season, a month earlier than normal due to falling water levels. “We’re still feeling the effects of the unusually dry weather from last year and the reservoirs never filled up this spring,” said Brian Palcer, park manager for the Rifle State Park Complex. Low water levels at Ruedi Reservoir caused the boat launch dock to rest in the mud below the paved surface. All sites remain open for uses that do not require access to the wharf.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocate Safehouse Project – a local non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, crisis response, client education, safety planning and counseling – is hosting a digital scavenger hunt with rewards in cash on October 2 from noon to 4 p.m. Teams of up to six players will use a smartphone app called Goose Chase to complete “missions” and earn points. Participation is free. To register, visit https://advocatesafehouseproject.org/
Coronavirus / Schools Update
Garfield County Public Health writes: “In the spring semester of 2021, Garfield County had an average of one school-age youth case per day. In the current fall semester, that number has increased dramatically, doubling more than 2.4 school age cases per day. The Garfield Re-2 School District began the fall semester with an optional masking policy, while the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) adopted a universal masking policy. Comparing school district quarantine data up to September 17, Re-2 had 236 student quarantines while RFSD had 14. ”Re-2 implemented universal masking on September 27.
Make the world vibrate
Bonedale Flashmob invites dancers of all ages and skill levels to learn the “Thriller Dance” in preparation for a globally synchronized zombie dance on Saturday, October 30th. Workouts take place every Friday at Gianinetti Park in Carbondale from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. To register, call Alexandra at 970-379-2187.
For trees so tall
Local author Jessica Jacobson published the first book in a new series early last week. “For Trees So Tall” is a personal story of healing from generational trauma by finding peace in the Colorado wilderness. “Like the great trees of the forest that have withstood countless storms,” writes Jacobson, “you too can come closer and closer to the light.”
Weekly climate March
350 Roaring Fork invites citizens affected by climate change to parade every Friday morning starting at 8 a.m. The steps will start at The Goat restaurant car park opposite the Cowen Center and continue on Route 133 to the roundabout. For more information visit: https://350colorado.org/
The local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization is pleased to sponsor Megan Daugherty, studying nursing at Colorado Mountain College, Gabriella Narby attending the University of Colorado with an eye on dentistry, Keiry Lopez-Perez attending Colorado State University in director of veterinary medicine and Vanessa Leon -Gamez attending the University of Denver with the goal of becoming a physician. This philanthropic organization formed over 150 years ago to promote women entering higher education programs. Over the past 10 years, our local has awarded over $ 43,000 in scholarships. The next fundraising event, A Wine Tasting Tour of Spain and Portugal, is scheduled for February 11, 2022, at the RVR Barn.
They say it’s your birthday
People celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Mark Grice and Mike Waski (October 1); Ray Alexander, Josh Behrman, Bill Rice, Meddi Shaw, Megan Webber and Renee West (October 2); Cole Fenton, Shannon O’Gara, Daniella Stanley Kline, Kate Schwerin and Kevin Steuben (October 3); Matt Koenigsknecht, Jill Rubin and Mac Scott (October 4); Lisa Girardot, Morgan Neely and Tami Stroud (October 5); Bill Anschuetz, Christi Couch and Matthew Roeser (October 6).
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30
The Roaring Fork High School boys’ football team play against Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS) at CRMS at 4 p.m.
STAND AT THE TOP
Roaring Fork and North Fork Valley conservationists meet atop McClure Pass to share ideas and inspiration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MEN ON BOATS
At 7:30 pm Thunder River Theater Co. opens its season with “Men on Boats”. The show will have shows from Thursday to Sunday until October 17th. For more details and tickets, visit https://thunderrivertheatre.com/
LP Herd performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
The Still Tide performs at the Contemporary at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at https://tacaw.org/
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1
The Colorado River District presents its annual seminar at Colorado Mesa University from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with virtual participation options. Register at https://coloradoriverdistrict.org/
The Boneheads give a rare live performance on KDNK as part of the station’s fall fundraiser during Ed Holub’s “Chasin ‘the Groove” show around 2:30 pm.
Little Blue Preschool invites the community to its new location at 55 N. 7th Street in Carbondale for free local drinks, music by Christian Gomez and free balloon animals and face painting for the kids. The fun starts at 5.30 p.m.
YouthZone’s Ascent Youth Film Festival kicks off virtually and with a night before at The Orchard in Carbondale with and music from the Hell Roaring String Band at 6 p.m. Tickets and access to the online auction are available at https://youthzone.com/
Local filmmaker and National Geographic photographer Pete McBride presents his film “Into the Canyon” on the lawn of the Basalt Library at sunset. For more information, visit https://basaltlibrary.org/
Chris Bank and Mark Johnson perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
The Aspen Fringe Festival presents “FallFest” at the Wheeler Opera House at 7:30 pm. More information on https://aspenfringefestival.org/
“Le Comptoir des Cartes” shows every evening at 7:30 p.m. until Monday, except Sunday with a screening at 5:00 p.m.
The Tyler Rust Band performs at Steve’s Guitars at 8 p.m. GrassRoots Community Network will broadcast the concert live on YouTube.
SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER
Coal Basin Ranch is hosting “Take a Kid Mountain Bike Day” with the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and Roaring Fork Cycling from 10 am to 1 pm. . Registration on https://rfmba.org/
Carbondale’s longest tradition continues with artisans in the park at 9 a.m., a parade on Main Street at 10:30 a.m., live music starting at 11:30 a.m. and the community meal in the park. The Youth Gymkhana at Gus Darien Rodeo Grounds starts at 2 p.m.
MANUFACTURING OF MANDALA
Carbondale Arts and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers team up to clean and create mandalas with plant material along the Rio Grande ARTway from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Garfield County Libraries celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performing at the Glenwood Springs Library at 6 p.m.
Chris Bank and Mark Johnson perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
Colorado podcast producers The Grawlix share the comedy at Contemporary at 8 p.m. ET. Then, on Sunday, they will record a new episode in the presence of a live audience at 3 p.m. Tickets are at https://tacaw.org/
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3
The Carbondale Pool is open for its last day of the season. For more information and timetables, visit https://carbondalerec.com/
RESTORATION OF THE SKY MOUNTAIN
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is inviting people to help reseed areas of Sky Mountain Park from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Register at https://rfov.org/
BLESS YOUR PET
Aspen Chapel invites pet owners to bring their four-legged or winged friends to the Chapel Garden at 11 a.m.
TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER
HOME STORY TIME
A virtual story hour will surface every first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. on the Garfield County Library’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
RAISE A READER
Parents and their babies at five are invited to the Basalt Library every week at 11 a.m. for story time, activities and snacks. More information on https://basaltlibrary.org/
GROUP OF THREADS
Knitters, crocheters, weavers and other yarn designers are invited to share and discuss their projects and techniques from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Basalte Library. Everyone is welcome.
Basalt Library invites people to participate in their book club event from noon to 2 p.m. People can share the books they have read and view shortlisted titles for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.
WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER
Experts provide updates on federal and state laws affecting employment at the Colorado Hotel at 8:30 am To reserve a spot, visit https://businessasap.com/employment-law-seminar/
Learn the basics of using your Mac computer, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Basalt Library. Registration is mandatory and participants must bring their own computer. Register by calling 927-4311 ext. 1013 or by sending an email to [email protected]
ASCENDIGO AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Ascendigo will host a celebration at Brass Anvil in Carbondale from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of drinks, food, a raffle, and the chance to participate in a special auction. Tickets cost $ 60 and are available at https://ascendigo.org/
THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER
STORY TIME AT CARBONDALE
Young people and their parents are invited to story time at the Carbondale Library from 10:30 a.m. More information is available at https://gcpld.org/