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Readers Say Thanks

Wildfest was a heartwarming success

On July 2, more than six hundred people showed up for Wilderness Workshop’s first sold-out Wildfest at Owl Farm in Woody Creek! We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many supporters, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who came together to make the day a success.

Wildfest is a special kind of celebration. We keep the ticket affordable and cut the silly frills to give this valley all it needs to party like it used to: good music, great food, and the finest people. It’s for all ages and backgrounds, bringing everyone together to take a step back and celebrate the wonderful public lands surrounding this place we are so lucky to call home.

Many people made Wildfest a success, starting with Anita Thompson and Owl Farm for providing a fantastic venue. Thank you to our 40 incredible, hard-working volunteers from up and down the Roaring Fork valley. We hope volunteers will join us for our annual Wilderness Workshop volunteer appreciation party later this summer. Thank you to our sponsors and businesses in the community that made this happen, especially our key support from Sopris Liquor & Wine, Alpine Bank, The Agency, Xssentials, Aspen Times, Aspen Sojourner Magazine, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, Reese Henry and Co., and Ken Ransford, P.C. Thank you to the professional musicians, performers, and chefs who made Wildfest a day to remember. And thank you to all who attended. It’s you, the public, which allow Wilderness Workshop to protect and conserve public lands. And only with your contributions, can we bring Wildfest to the valley next summer. We are sustained by community support and we always welcome new members. Join us today and find out more about what we do to keep wild lands wild at

Justin Patrick

communications manager, Wilderness Workshop, Carbondale

Gratitude to our community

As we wind down from our 18th Annual Cajun Clay Night, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude for the people who live in this beautiful community. Trying to gather volunteers can be a daunting task, yet, I have found that there is no shortage of people who are happy to help, in any capacity. I believe in the importance of civic responsibility, and know that collectively, we all contribute to the health and vitality of the Roaring Fork Valley.

On behalf of the board of directors and the staff at the Carbondale Clay Center, thank you for your involvement, patronage and support.

With sincere gratitude,

Angela Bruno

director, Carbondale Clay Center

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