Climate and the Comp Plan
On Thursday, September 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., CLEER and the Town of Carbondale will hold a public consultation session in the Community Hall of the Third Street Center on how climate change is factored into the plan update overall city. People who come in person must wear masks. To attend online, visit cleanenergyeconomy.net
Heavenly Mountain Park
Sky Mountain Park, on the outskirts of Snowmass Village, is made up of various open spaces totaling 2,400 acres with 28 miles of trails. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has launched a month-long public comment period for the draft management plan, seeking to improve ecological integrity and respond to recreational pressures. Citizens can submit their comments until October 17. Check it out on pitkinOSTprojects.com
According to Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico, the ballots for the November 2 election will be mailed out on October 8. Local residents are encouraged to update their voter registration information, if necessary, on govotecolorado.gov to receive a mail-in ballot to the correct address. . Students leaving for college and people spending the winter in another region or traveling can also receive a ballot in the mail. Voters and their family members who are military or citizens living abroad have an earlier deadline, this Saturday, to verify their mailing address.
Roaring Fork Leadership runs a five-month program aimed at improving the leadership skills of up to 10 local women business leaders. The course begins in January and meetings are in person, once a month, until May. The deadline to apply is December 29. For more information visit rfleadership.org
As of September 16, masks are mandatory in all indoor environments in Pitkin County for people two years of age and older, regardless of their immunization status. The County’s 11th Amended Public Health Order states that masks will be required indoors whenever the county reaches a high level of transmission, as reported in the CDC’s data tracker. Pitkin County is currently considered to have a high level of transmission. More information on covid19.pitkincounty.com
Bless your pets
Aspen Chapel invites pet owners to bring their four-legged or winged friends to the Chapel Garden at 11 a.m. on October 3. There the animals will be blessed and their owners will receive a certificate stating so.
There are plenty of activities planned for the 112th Potato Day, Saturday October 2, including a scavenger hunt (aimed at kids, but everyone is welcome). Registration for the hunt begins at 8:45 a.m. at Sopris Park. For more information, contact Jessi at 510-1278. A decorated potato contest has five categories: 1) rebirth potato, 2) most representative of Carbondale, 3) most creative, 4) totally tubular, 5) children 12 and under category. Photos of the figurines can be posted on the Carbondale Annual Potato Day Facebook page or Instagram using the hashtag: # CarbondalePotatoDay2021
Back to DC
The Mountain Pact, an organization that works with local elected officials in the West on federal climate and public land policies, reported that top leaders of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will return to their offices in DC after being transferred to Grand Junction under President Trump. According to The Mountain Pact Executive Director Anna Peterson, “We have seen so many skilled and senior leaders leave the BLM during the Trump administration due to the ill-advised and forced move to Grand Junction.” The Grand Junction location will remain the seat of the West.
The Sopris shopping center was quickly demolished last week to make way for two new mixed-use buildings. The demolition debris was transported to the South Canyon landfill in 25 ton loads. According to Liz Mauro, responsible for the landfill, 30 to 40% of the materials could potentially have been recycled if they were separated or deconstructed. The landfill now collects scrap, “but it’s hard when everything is crushed like that,” Mauro said. Photo by Liz Mauro.
They say it’s your birthday
People celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Cathy Derby, Barbara Dills, Marc Grandbois, Kent Jones and Jerome Osentowski (September 23); Jon Fox-Rubin and Karen Leavitt (September 24); Taila Howe, Laura Stover and GeneviÃ¨ve Villamizar (Sep 25); Carolyn Cipperly, Teka Israel, Klaus Kocher, Kate Phillips, Kenya Pinela, Matt Rader, Mimi Schlumberger and Leonard Zanni (September 26); Susan Cheney, Kate Comer, Peggy DeVilbiss, Linda Fleming, Renee Ramge and Jason White (September 27); Madeleine Dameron Dahl, Andrew McMichael, Dave Reed, Kristin Stewart, Felicia “Flash” Trevor and Pam Kaiser Williams (September 28).
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THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
TREMBLE FILM Tickets for performances at the Wheeler and Crystal Theater through Sunday are available at aspenshowtix.com
AUTUMN FLORAL Mountain West Floral teaches people how to make a fall bouquet with forage leaves and natural elements at the Basalt Library from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register by sending an email to [email protected]
LIVE MUSIC Randal and Joe perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
CONVERGENCE CIRCUS Carbondale Arts and Art of Air present Convergence Circus at 13 Moons Ranch through Saturday with viewing opportunities staggered between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are available on carbondalearts.com
CLIMATE PLAN Carbondale residents are invited to discuss climate protection parameters in relation to the update of the city’s comprehensive plan. The event takes place at the Third Street Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Masks are mandatory.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24
REDUCED PETITION 350 Roaring Fork invites residents to join them in urging local municipalities to move away from fossil fuels. Meet them at Glenwood Springs Town Hall at noon or at Carbondale Town Hall at 2 p.m.
COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Wilderness Workshop hosts a party in Sopris Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with performances by Baile FolklÃ³rico from the Aspen Santa FÃ© Ballet, The Manitou Strings and Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears. The event is free, but registration is required at wildworkshop.org
STRINGED TRIO Javier de los Santos, Erin Gallagher and Sarah Graf perform Latin music from Italy, Spain and Argentina at the Basalt Library from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. More info on basaltlibrary.org
STEVE’S GUITARS Whiskey Stomp performs at Steve’s Guitars at 8:30 p.m. GrassRoots will broadcast the show live on YouTube.
LIVE MUSIC The Jeff Andrews Band performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25
CONFLUENCE The Hudson Reed Ensemble will launch the second episode of its âConfluenceâ web series. It is free to distribute on hudsonreedensemble.org
PUBLIC LANDS DAY Celebrate National Public Lands Day by repairing and restoring the Crown Mountain Recreation Area with Wilderness Workshop. Register on wildworkshop.org
FIGHT AGAINST THE FIRE Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers urges people to remove potential combustibles from forest fires above Glenwood Meadows Mall from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Register at rfov.org
COMPETITION FOR PETS Colorado Animal Rescue will be hosting a virtual event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate last year’s successes at the shelter. More information on coloradoanimalrescue.org
LIVE MUSIC Suzanne Paris performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
A DANCING PARTIES To conclude the Convergence Circus event at 13 Moons Ranch, the Red Hill Rollers and the Copper Children will give a concert starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are on carbondalearts.com
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
HEALING WITH THE ANCESTORS
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carol Shure will host a community constellation workshop at the Third Street Center where people can immerse themselves in generational trauma and explore how this story affects their lives and the lives of others today. To register (for $ 65) visit carolshure.com
MARC BERGER New York musician Marc Berger will perform a free solo concert at the Carbondale Library at 6:30 p.m. He will also share stories about the wilderness of the west. Berger will perform at the Rifle Library on September 27, the Silt Library on September 28, and the Glenwood Springs Library on September 29 with all shows at 6:30 p.m.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27
CRYSTAL THEATER “The Alpinist” shows at the Crystal Theater at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
ELECTORS REGISTRATION DAY Basalt Library invites people to get there and register to vote anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Local representatives will be available to answer questions and check people’s registration status.
END OF LIFE Sean Jeung, a former hospice chaplain, and Akaljeet Khalsa, a certified death doula, will present a short film and then lead a discussion with a small group. The event is aimed at people who have been vaccinated and masks will be compulsory. Registration is also required. RSVP by sending an email to [email protected]
GARDEN CONCERT The event is for the people Birds of Play occurs at True Nature’s Peace Garden at 5:30 p.m.
PARENTS NIGHT Roaring Fork High School invites parents to visit the school and ask questions from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29
FARMERS MARKET Carbondale’s final season market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fourth and Main.
COLLEGE PLANNING Parents of seniors at Roaring Fork High School are invited to learn about college and career planning at 6:30 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC Steve Cole performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30
FOOTBALL MATCH 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 âMen on Boats,â a play about John Wesley Powell’s Colorado River expedition with an all-female cast. The show will have shows from Thursday to Sunday until October 17th. For details and tickets visit thunderriverheatre.com
TACAW The Still Tide performs at the Contemporary at 8 p.m. Tickets are on tacaw.org
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1
WAKE-UP CALL 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 coloradoriverdistrict.org
YOUTH FILMS YouthZone’s Ascent Youth Film Festival kicks off virtually and with a night before at The Orchard in Carbondale with and music by the Hell Roaring String Band at 6 p.m. Tickets and access to the online auction are at youthzone.com
LIVE MUSIC Chris Bank and Mark Johnson perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
TREMBLE FRINGE The Aspen Fringe Festival presents âFallfestâ at the Wheeler Opera House at 7:30 pm More info at aspenfringefestival.org
SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER
POTATO DAY 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.