Big, Green Ideas

What’s your favorite sign of spring? I can never decide between the blossoming old fruit trees across the valley, the robins that march around looking for worms in my neighborhood, or the evanescent yellow of local dandelion fields that appear and disappear in a matter of days. Too many choices.

Family Hoedown

The fifth annual Family Hoedown, benefitting the Aspen and Carbondale Community Schools, was held in February at Cozy Point Ranch in Snowmass Village. More than 700 attendees of all ages enjoyed live music, square dancing, roping, pony and mechanical bull rides, food, and more. Photography by Stephanie Rae Photography

April 2018 Around Town

Registration for all children ready to enter kindergarten in the Roaring Fork Schools starting August 2018 may register from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Children must be five years old on or before October 1 to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year. To register, parents should go to the school they plan to enroll their student in with…

Flower Power

No one expected their flowers to come from local soil—until now. With roots in landscape architecture, the untamed diversity of the Roaring Fork Valley landscape, and blooms from their own high country floral farm, the designers behind Mountain West Floral Company (MWFC) create botanical experiences steeped, they say, in the valley’s floral terroir.

All About Green

The two hard-hatted green dinosaurs flanking the walk of the new ReStore are apt greeters. Like dinos, the new store is gargantuan, scaled in keeping with the outsized mission of Habitat for Humanity. But Habitat’s new store also harbors a secret that locals might not expect: small prices.

Fabulous Florals

Pops and splashes of botanical color are nature's way of announcing the arrival of springtime. Rise to the occasion of the season with garden gear that does the same! Mix and match vibrant floral boots, gloves, hats, aprons, and other accessories for a fun and functional look. Check local garden shops across the valley first, or order fashionable finds like…

Taste of the Season

Mark Hardin believes that our food should not have to travel around the world to get to our plates. So, he founded catering service Field 2 Fork Kitchen to help connect locals with foods grown in our own valley by people we actually know. Here, Hardin offers two delicious spring recipes made with some of his favorite regional products.

Is Pain Limiting Your Mountain Activities?

The most common cause of muscle, nerve, and joint pain is overuse. Skiing, hiking, biking, exercise, and time at work add up. Your body can only handle so much. Gradually, your muscles build up adhesion. Adhesion acts like glue—limiting your flexibility and strength. Limited flexibility caused by adhesion is the most common and most under-diagnosed problem in the body, but…

Where the Road Ends

Everyone dreams of having a little slice of the valley to call their own. If that slice includes incredible mountain views like the ones this home has to offer, all the better.

A Place in the Sun

Not so long ago, solar energy seemed out of reach for the average consumer. Although many had the desire to adopt a green energy solution and take control of their electricity bills, the upfront cost of a solar setup was often unaffordable. Fortunately, things have changed in recent years.