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A house purchased by a St. Paul , Minn. man is intended to help recovering alcoholics live sober lives.Such homes are not connected with recovery programs, and thats why theyre necessary, said Bob Ferguson, executive director of Jaywalker Lodge, a third step residential alcohol recovery program for men in Carbondale.Theyre not a licensed structured treatment program and not a halfway house. Theyre a landlord tenant relationship predicated on sobriety, Ferguson said. Such homes provide a place for men and women, who have tackled their addiction through recovery programs, to live on their own in a sober environment.According Ferguson, Chris Edrington, of St. Paul Sober Living, in St. Paul. Minn., purchased the house in Crystal Village. He operates seven similar houses in St. Paul, four for men and three for women. Ferguson also explained that Jaywalker is completely independent of Edringtons house but welcomes its coming to Carbondale.

Following an outbreak of graffiti in June, Glenwood Springs police are encouraging property owners to clean up after perpetrators quickly to help discourage copycatters.Police and city officials say they prefer educating the public rather than threatening to issue citations if people fail to deal with the graffiti.Police chief Terry Wilson said most property owners cooperate in covering up or removing graffiti in a timely manner, to help fend off further problems.Once they understand the dynamics of it, typically they respond really well, he said.He said police talked to a couple of property owners who had failed to clean up graffiti after a couple of days because they were busy with other things.As soon as we brought it to their attention, bang, next day, problem solved. It was removed and covered, he said.The city was hit with a run of graffiti around the week of Strawberry Days. Vandals struck downtown and in the Hotel Colorado area in north Glenwood Springs.

When she was a young girl growing up on the Cotton Ranch in Eagle, the landscape and wildlife constantly inspired Vari Reichardt to draw and paint.From the third grade on I knew I wanted to be an artist, said Reichardt, grand champion in last years Garfield County Fair in the fine arts advanced competition. My dad was the manager of the Cotton Ranch, where the golf course is today, from the 1950s on. He saw farming go from horse-drawn plows to the tractors of today. He loved art, and he encouraged me in that aspect.Today, the mother of five who lives south of Silt with her husband, David, and kids continues her passion with charcoal and pastel drawings and acrylic and watercolor paintings.I do so many different things, said Reichardt, who has a bachelors degree in art from Mesa State College. I love to draw birds ducks and geese, mostly. My favorite pictures are those I do of the ranch I grew up on.Last year, Reichardts blue ribbon-winning entry was a charcoal drawing of a mother swan and her baby. She originally submitted into the amateur class, but was unknowingly bumped up to advanced.

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