Tourism in Carbondale
Carbondale residents are invited to participate in a survey created to better understand the impacts of tourism on the community. At the same time, the Chamber of Commerce is questioning companies on the same subject. These surveys are part of several tools provided by the Colorado Tourism Office’s Restart Destinations program, funded by a CARES Restoration Assistance Grant. Neighboring tourism organizations are also participating in the program, which will guide the formation of a valley-wide destination stewardship initiative. Surveys are open until October at
Wilderness Workshop applauded the Senate confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning as Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). “The Board has not had a permanent director for over four and a half years,” wrote Will Roush, executive director of Wilderness Workshop. Ms. Stone-Manning will be tasked with rebuilding an agency that was gutted by the previous administration. Her strong conservation skills and collaborative approach to public land management will benefit anyone who cares about the incredible lands. public services managed by the BLM. ‘
The Virtual Mountain Town Winter Job Fair takes place on October 14 and registration is free for companies and job seekers. This statewide event includes support for job seekers, such as creating resumes and practicing interviews, as well as a special session to specifically help veterans. https://bit.ly/COWinterJobs
Starting November 1, Garfield County Libraries will keep their pre-pandemic promise by extending their hours of operation in phases. First, the six libraries will start opening Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. Then, from January 3, the libraries will open two evenings a week until 8 p.m. In the spring, the libraries will be open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
350 steps on
350 Roaring Fork calls on activists to demonstrate every Friday morning for climate justice, in line with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s Friday for Future climate strikes. The group meets in the parking lot of the Goat Restaurant, across from the Cowen Center at the intersection of Cowen Drive and Hwy 133, at 8:00 a.m. 350 Roaring Fork Platform: Divesting Public Funds from Fossil Fuels, stop new drilling, capture methane from coal, shut down coal – thermal power stations.
Watch out for vandalists
Park bathrooms and other public park amenities in Carbondale have recently been vandalized. Park crews were unable to mow last week because they were busy painting over inappropriate graffiti. If you have any information about the incidents or the perpetrators, please notify the police.
Film festival award
Aspen Film announced on Friday October 1 that “My Name is Pauli Murray” won the Audience Award at the 42nd annual Aspen Filmfest. “Bernstein’s Wall” also won a special mention. “This year, two meaningful and socially responsible biographical documentaries won our Audience Award and our Audience Award for Special Mention,” said Susan Wrubel, Executive Director of Aspen Film. “Aspen audiences certainly appreciate leaders who are independent by nature, who promote equality and social justice. “
Carbondale and the Rural Fire Protection District helped the Glenwood Springs Fire Department put out a structural fire in the Elk Springs Subdivision on the afternoon of October 3. Upon arrival, the teams found a single family structure with smoke and flames coming out of the back and garage area. Firefighters attacked the blaze with the ladder truck and numerous flexible hoses. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Recycling of sheets
The City of Carbondale is organizing leaf and branch recycling until November 3 in the Fourth and Colorado Avenue parking lot. Leaves should be discarded in containers without plastic bags or in compostable leaf bags. The paper and plastic bags contaminate the load and the containers will be taken to the landfill. Only leaves and sticks no larger than two inches in diameter are permitted. Containers of clean leaves will be brought to local ranches for composting. This is for residents of Carbondale only.
FirstBank is accepting submissions for its Good Business contest until October 22. Companies that continued to have a positive impact on customers, communities and employees throughout the pandemic are encouraged to apply for the chance to win $ 5,000 and a donation of $ 1,000 to their organization at non-profit of choice. Ten winners will be chosen by November 5th. Learn more at https://bit.ly/FirstBankcontest
They say it’s your birthday
People celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Bob Burns and Camille Vogt (October 7); Jody Ensign, Lani Kitching and Bo Persiko (October 8); Sarah Graf, Sarah Morehouse and Melissa Nelson (October 9); Charlotte Vanderhurst (October 10); Brittany Biebland Jake Kinney (October 11); Rick Borkovec, Stephanie Deaton, Linda Giesecke and Paul Luttrell (October 12); Janice Forbes (October 13).
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THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER
Children and their parents are invited to story time at the Carbondale Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am More information is available at gcpld.org
Hugh Phillips performs at Heather’s at 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER
The Willits Arts Campus offers world-class jazz performances in shops, restaurants, galleries and public spaces in Basalt and Willits. More details can be found at https://tacaw.org/
The Art Base presents new watercolors and pastels by Doug Graybeal, with a reception at 5pm
“L’Alpiniste” shows at 7:30 p.m. until Monday, except Sunday with a show at 5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
Carbondale encourages residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fourth and Colorado parking lots. A list of permitted items can be found at carbondalegov.org
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park celebrates the season with outdoor games, competitions and Bavarian music from noon to 4 p.m.
SWAP IT LIKE IT GETS HOT
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., people can stop by the Basalt Library to pick up new threads. Those who donated clothing before October 1 can shop from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome after noon. More information on basaltlibrary.org
MEET THE AUTHOR
From 1 pm to 2 pm, the Glenwood Springs Library welcomes Donna Lee Hubble, author of “Seek, Not for Love,” a book for devotees that is compensated by trauma and self-doubt. More information on gcpld.org
Wilderness Workshop celebrates the Crystal River at 3 p.m. with a nature walk, pumpkin carvings, movies and more. Registration is done on wildworkshop.org
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Caribou Club of Aspen welcomes Dr. Ian Baker and Lama Michael Gregory for a discussion on the Dalai Lama’s secret temple – the Lukhang. Participants will be able to see a rare glimpse of murals in the Lukhang. Tickets cost $ 100 and are available at https://mindfulnessmeditationcenters.com/
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Anderson Ranch is hosting a community celebration with food, music, dancing and games for the whole family starting at 4:30 pm The event is free, registration is via https: // andersonranch. org /
Students from the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform folk dances on the lawn of the Carbondale Library starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
FAITH AND BLUE
As part of the Faith and Blue National Weekend, the Carbondale Police Department and Orchard Church will co-host a family movie night at the church at 7 p.m.
SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers helps improve trails in Silt River Preserve at 9:30 am Details at rfov.org
FAITH AND BLUE CONT.
As part of the Faith and Blue National Weekend, the Carbondale Police Department and Orchard Church invite the community to a free barbecue at the church starting at 12 p.m.
MONDAY 11 OCTOBER
The Roaring Fork High School Accountability Committee will meet from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm For details, email [email protected]
PROBLEMS AND ANSWERS
The Glenwood Springs Chamber, Post Independent and KMTS are hosting a community forum on local and statewide voting metrics and RFSD council candidates at Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs at 5:30 p.m. More information on https://glenwoodchamber.com/issues-answers.
TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER
Youth and their parents are invited to story time at the Glenwood Springs Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. More information on gcpld.org
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Basalt Library is hosting a knitting and crochet workshop at 5 p.m. to teach people how to make breast prostheses out of yarn. The Yarn Group and the Knitting Knockers organization will lead the class. Registration is required by emailing [email protected]
Garfield County Libraries welcome Reyna Grande, author of “The Distance Between Us,” for a conversation via Zoom at 6 p.m. More information on https://www.gcpld.org
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13
THE BASICS OF GMAIL
Learn the basics of browsing and using Gmail at the Basalt Library from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register by calling 927-4311 ext 1013 or sending an email to [email protected]
READ TO A PUP
To work on their reading skills, students from grades one to four are invited to the Basalt Library at 2:30 pm to read to a “soft and cuddly” dog. Registration is suggested and can be done by calling 927-4311, ext. 1021.
Basalt Library will host a horror movie night featuring the movie “Hereditary” starting at 5:00 pm. Details are available at https://basaltlibrary.org/
Roaring Fork Schools and the Roaring Fork Community Education Association are co-hosting an Education Council Candidate Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Carbondale District Office (400 Sopris Avenue). Places are limited and masks are required, the forum will also be broadcast on YouTube via GrassRoots Community Network.
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
Aspen Film and Anderson Ranch team up for a screening of “Like Water for Chocolate” and a multi-course meal inspired by the classic film. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Tickets on https://aspenfilm.org
THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., people can get legal advice from a lawyer, one-on-one over the phone, for up to 15 minutes. Register by calling 970-927-4311 or emailing [email protected] before the day of the clinic.
SALE OF SQUASH AT AUCTION
Seed Peace hosts Variety Showcase and Squash Auction fundraiser at Batch at 6 p.m.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 15
The Kirstie Ennis Foundation presents Oktoberfest at Sunlight Mountain Resort, with local food, music and drinks, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/oktoberfun