Arts en First Draft - Christine Sneed <p>Christine Sneed is a graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Indiana University and has published stories in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Pleiades, Glimmer Train, Massachusetts Review, Meridian, Other Voices, Greensboro Review, River Styx, Phoebe, South Dakota Review, and many other journals. Her first novel is Little Known Facts.&nbsp; Her short story collection Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry won a Grace Paley Prize in 2009.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Mitzi Rapkin 3792 at First Draft - Christine Sneed CrossCurrents - Alya Howe <p>Alya Howe, local dancer and co-curator of the Salon at Justice Snows. Alya is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who’s performed around the world.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 10850 at CrossCurrents - Alya Howe Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4 <p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services sets itself apart from similar organizations with their two major projects: <strong><a href="">Art on 8th</a></strong> and their greenhouse. Art on 8th is a gallery on 8th street in Glenwood Springs that sells woven goods made by weavers with developmental disabilities (who also receive services from Mountain Valley) and proceeds go back into Mountain Valley programs. <strong><a href="">The greenhouse project</a></strong> is a collaborative effort with neighboring Sopris Elementary School, where students and adults with developmental disabilities work together in the greenhouse; growing fresh food and learning sustainable horticultural techniques. Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, of Mountain Valley, discuss these two projects.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:42:42 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10750 at Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4 Mountain Edition - November 7th, 2013 <p>On Tuesday, most voters said “no” to big tax increases locally and statewide. A CSU political science professor says anti-tax activists are growing in their influence.</p><p>One measure that did pass taxes retail marijuana to raise money for schools. As pot becomes more available in the state, one youth non-profit is worried.</p><p>A warming climate is changing ecosystems in the Roaring Fork Valley and one local government is using open spaces to gather data on what’s happening.</p><p>A new art display at the Wyly Art Center in Basalt features the work of a self-taught painter.&nbsp; Despite being silenced by Alzheimer’s, Winifred Wyman is speaking through paint.</p><p>Also today on the Road to Sochi, Aspen native Simi Hamilton works to make the 2014 winter Olympic team. The Nordic ski racer specializes in sprinting.</p><p>That’s coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 9977 at Mountain Edition - November 7th, 2013 Poem: Time Machine <div class="listenDetails__description"><div><p>In the hours between dog and hyena,<br />they still serve lunch to a certain crowd.</p><p>He toddles in with his baggage:<br />a cane an oxygen tank a man-purse</p><p>an ample wife and her sister leading the way.<br />The machine that was the man is now</p><p>rusting, teeth rounded off the gears of time.<br />They take their time, as time is</p><p>all they have left, and with much animus<br />and screeching of sliding chairs</p><p>the women choose a table to our side.<br />He is not there. I am not here.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:57:17 +0000 Marjorie DeLuca 9859 at Poem: Time Machine