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Mount Sopris is a symbol of this land

February 22, 2018 — Some days she's snow capped, and the alpenglow illuminates her every crevice. Some days she looks craggy and ready to climb. Some days, she isn't visible at all, shrouded behind clouds or fog. Whatever her mood, a glimpse of Mount Sopris lifts my spirits. I

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Whit’s End: Join other readers through Colorado Mountain College’s Common Reader program

February 22, 2018 — There's a particular malaise that can follow the end of a book, especially one that's particularly satisfying. I've always got stacks upon stacks of books at the ready, and I acquire them much faster than I can read. Even so, I sometimes find myself overwhelmed

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The lessons learned onstage

February 22, 2018 — "All the world's a stage, all the men and women merely players." That's one of Shakespeare's more recognizable quotes and an idea that I seem to have taken on as my mantra. It almost feels as though most of my formative years have been spent

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CMC’s Common Reader tour welcomes ‘No Barriers’ author

February 22, 2018 — Erik Weihenmayer has explored Colorado Mountain College country countless times. Trekking from his home in Golden, he's come west to rock climb Mount Royal in Summit County, skin up Breckenridge Ski Resort, kayak through Glenwood Canyon, ski Beaver Creek and hike the Tenmile Range. In

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Wine Ink: The name game when the grape is the same

February 22, 2018 — "I don't like pinot grigio," my friend said with formidable defiance when I gifted her with a bottle of pinot gris from New Zealand recently. "It's not the same," I replied, hoping to get her to at least try the wine. "It's a different grape,"

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February 22, 2018 — Visit tinyurl.com/pievents to see even more events and tinyurl.com/postevents to list your own. Friday Afternoon Club Friday, 5 p.m. Friday Afternoon Club is back for the winter, with a free tram ride to the music with either the park's Post Independent ad or mention of

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Submit your designs for Mountain Fair’s poster and T-shirt contest

February 22, 2018 — Get inspired, then get to work. Carbondale's 47th annual Mountain Fair is now accepting submissions for poster and T-shirt designs. The annual event's theme is Love Pollinator. Artists should submit rough sketches and two work samples in person to 76 S. Fourth St. or via

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Mountain Fair accepting food vendor applications

February 22, 2018 — Food vendors, Mountain Fair is accepting your applications through March 31. Applicants must sell their own, hand-prepared food and meet the organization's zero-waste guidelines. Email alta@carbondalearts.com for more information, and visit carbondalearts.com for an application. The festival will take place July 27-29.

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Carbondale Arts seeks applications for Tiny Art Show

February 21, 2018 — Artists, this is your chance: Carbondale Arts is accepting applications for a Tiny Art Show, to run June 1-29. Printmaker and engraver Johanna Mueller of Fort Collins will serve as the show's juror, and artists will be eligible for more than $800 in prizes. Learn

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Carbondale film ‘How We Grow’ to premier at Colorado Environmental Film Festival

February 21, 2018 — Roaring Fork Valley farmers will take a moment in the spotlight Friday during the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden. It will serve as the world premiere of "How We Grow," a feature-length documentary filmed in and around Carbondale. The film focuses on young farmers,

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Thunder River Theatre to audition children for professional role

February 20, 2018 — It's rare for Roaring Fork Valley youth to find professional theater opportunities without leaving home. Thunder River Theatre Company's production of "The Emperor's New Clothes" will audition children for the role of a precocious 10-year-old. It's the second installment of TRTC for Young Audiences. The

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An ascendant Aspen Laugh Festival opens Tuesday

February 20, 2018 — After eight years, the Aspen Laugh Festival appears to be hitting its stride. The 2018 edition of the comedy festival, hosted by the Wheeler Opera House, opens tonight and runs through Saturday. It features some of the biggest names in comedy alongside rising stars, harkening

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Aspen committee chooses Capitol Creek Brewing owner to run Wheeler restaurant space

February 19, 2018 — The new restaurateur chosen to operate in the Wheeler Opera House said he has no qualms with the public scrutiny that will come with running a business in the city-owned space. "I'm very excited about the concept, and one of the things I've learned in

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The painter, the muse and the novelist Christina Baker Kline

February 19, 2018 — Christina Baker Kline's latest novel opens with one of the great teasers in contemporary literature. In the prologue to "A Piece of the World," the artist Andrew Wyeth asks the book's narrator, Christina Olson, who she is and she responds: "(W)e'll have to start with

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Dynamic duo dominates Aspen’s Ski for the Pass

February 19, 2018 — A picture-perfect day attracted 60 participants Sunday in the annual Ski for the Pass up Independence Pass and showcased the skills of the dynamic duo of Anders and Elsie Weiss. Anders had the best time in the annual fundraiser for the Independence Pass Foundation while

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Carrying on the Alvin Ailey legacy at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

February 15, 2018 — Troy Powell is carrying on the legacy of legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey with Ailey II, the young, 12-member dance company that will perform tonight at the Aspen District Theatre. Powell, the artistic director of Ailey II, has spent nearly his entire life exploring and performing

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Lessons from art: ‘A creative adult is a child who survived’

February 15, 2018 — "What do you see?" In my conversations with visitors to the Aspen Art Museum seeking explanations about artworks, I pose this question — not only to break the ice and empower viewers, but also because I believe that art is incredibly personal. This question is

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Susie Jimenez: Rice noodle salad is a quick, flexible dish

February 15, 2018 — Slurping on noodles is always fun. This recipe can use rice noodles, or get a noodle maker so you can create your own noodles out of zucchini, cucumbers or chayotes. Spicy nutty sauce: 3 tablespoons peanut, almond or cashew butter 1 teaspoon sriracha 1 teaspoon

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What to do in and around Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 2/16/18

February 15, 2018 — Wild & Scenic Film Festival (pictured) Thursday, 6 p.m. The Wild & Scenic Film Fest, a fundraiser for the Middle Colorado Watershed Council, is a collection of short environmental and adventure films. Doors open at 6 p.m. with full menu and full bar available. Films

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Whit’s End: Choosing self care for Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2018 — Some call it Singleness Awareness Day. Some call it a day of romance. Me? I'm ambivalent. But Valentine's Day was as good an excuse as any to treat myself to a pedicure alongside several girl friends. Self care is a buzz phrase these days, and

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