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Carbondale’s Board of Trustees spent hours on Tuesday night vetting candidates for their vacant trustee seat. They landed on a Carbondale native.

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Applications are in for Carbondale’s Board of Trustee seat. Current trustees opted for an application process, over an election.

Carbondale Arts

The 37th annual Valley Visual Art Show begins Friday night at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

Although Carbondale Arts has been around since 1974, they're not slowing down. The organization is developing some exciting projects. Executive Director Amy Kimberly and Board Chair Pam Rosenthal discuss the organization's upcoming plans.  

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to appoint a new trustee.

In June 2016, Carbondale became a designated Colorado Creative District, a big deal for the town of Carbondale and a huge accomplishment for Amy Kimberly, the Executive Director of Carbondale Arts. Kimberly and Corey Simpson, the Executive Artistic Director for Thunder River Theatre Company and member of the Carbondale Creative District Governing Council, discuss the importance of the designation and the long-term vision for Carbondale and its creative professionals, organizations, and businesses.  

Carbondale Arts Executive Director Amy Kimberly discusses the deep-rooted history of Carbondale Arts and how it has evolved from Carbondale's Mountain Fair into the multifaceted organization it is today. Board Chair Pam Rosenthal also contributes. 

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Now that cold temperatures have settled into the valley, motorists are letting their engines run longer. Carbondale has its eyes on this issue.

Valley Meats is a butcher shop in Carbondale, off of Highway 133. The clientele is mostly Latino. Spanish is mainly what you hear once inside.

  Dan Richardson won Cabondale’s mayoral contest, earning over 50 percent of the vote.

Three information kiosks will be stationed at the Launchpad, The Third Street Center, and later at The Village Smithy today. More will be installed next year.

 

The stations will provide information about creative businesses and hotels, as well as local events. It’s part of an effort to promote Carbondale’s Creative District. It’s a state designation that helps fund and support creative economies.

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After a month of interviewing candidates over the last month, Carbondale’s Creative District Governance Council has been formed.

Sloan Shoemaker, Executive Director of Wilderness Workshop, and Will Roush, Conservation Director of Wilderness Workshop, discuss the organization's role in conserving and protecting public lands today and what the future holds. Challenges include overpopulation and climate change, but the Workshop remains optimistic.

Visit www.WildernessWorkshop.org for more information and links to events and membership. 

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Corey Simpson became the executive artistic director of Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre Company this past summer. Since then he’s had to wear many hats. The group is producing their first play of the season, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.

Carbondale Clay Center

 The Carbondale Clay Center was awarded a grant from Colorado Creative Industries Wednesday.


The $6,500 grant will be used for operational expenses for year round programming.

The center’s executive director Angela Bruno said the nonprofit hopes to expand programming in Carbondale’s Creative District.

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The search for members of a governance council that will lead Carbondale’s Creative District is continuing this week.

School representatives and members of local arts groups will discuss how Carbondale’s Creative District status and the school’s curriculum can be more in sync on Thursday.

 

The collaboration won’t begin for another year, but Koenigsknecht hopes to include a framework of project-based learning, where students learn through individual projects.

 

Crystal River Elementary’s principal, Matt Koenigsknecht, said the goal of this meeting is to come up with a cohesive vision for how the students might be learning.

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More than two decades ago, Rennie Harris started a dance company to try to eliminate negative stereotypes about rap and hip-hop. Now, Harris has multiple companies, and is bringing his Denver-based Grass Roots Project to Carbondale this weekend. Harris spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about how he talks about race through dance.

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Since Carbondale became a certified Creative District earlier this summer, there have been lots of concrete changes to the town. There are signs pointing towards creative business like galleries and restaurants. Coming soon are iPads placed around town to help people find out more about the Creative District.

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The 5Point adventure film festival is bringing their movies outside next Thursday in Carbondale.

 

“Road from Karakol”, which premiered at the 5Point Film Festival in 2013, is being shown.

 

The event features some of the highlights from the nonprofit’s four events in Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington state and here in Carbondale.

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