Results from “Anything is Possible” 5K

The first annual Jaywalker Lodge “Anything is Possible” 5k run took place this Saturday, July 16th.  The purpose of the run was to raise money for our Alumni Program, and drew over 50 runners.  The course featured beautiful, local scenery as well as a climb up to St. Mary’s Church.  One of our motto’s at Jaywalker Lodge is “Work Hard, Play Hard” and those who participated definitely pushed themselves while having fun.  This community event also included YouthEntity for their Lemonade Day and The Aspen Strong Foundation, which are both collaborative partners here in the Valley.  Last but not least, we want to like give thanks to our awesome volunteers who helped make this race possible. We are looking forward to an even bigger better event next year! Here are some timing race results from the race: Male Winners:                                      Female Winners: Wesley S. 21:08                …

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Rocky Turns 10

Happy 10th Birthday Rocky!! Rocky, though you like to fly under the lights of recognition, we must congratulate you! What you mean to Jaywalker Lodge can not be put into words, you are the very fabric that binds us together. Please take a moment Rocky and reflect on all that you bring to this world each and every day. We Love You and want to all collectively give you a Birthday Hug! Dirk

Boomerang Open Mic

Every 3rd Thursday of the month Boomerang Coffee Company puts on an Open Mic Night for the Carbondale Community. The next Open Mic Night is scheduled for April 16th from 7pm-10pm. Come enjoy live music, poetry, and Boomerangs full service coffee bar. We hope to see you there! Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge

Revised Ride CMC Schedule

Ride CMC – Spring 2015 Shuttle Schedule, Revised 2/23/15 RIDE CMC is a shuttle service operating Monday – Thursday between CMC-Spring Valley, Thunder River Market (RFTA connection), CMC-Glenwood and CMC-Carbondale providing free transportation to classes for students. CMC student ID required to ride (or photo ID plus your class schedule) For information call 947-8200 Morning Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale Thunder River Market CMC Glenwood CMC Spring Valley 7:30 7:45 7:55 8:05 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:05 9:30 9:45 9:55 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:50 12:05p 12:30p 12:55p Afternoon Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley Thunder River Market CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale CMC Glenwood Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 3:00 3:15 3:30 3:55 4:10 4:20 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:20 5:35 5:40 5:45 6:20 6:40 6:50 M/W Only 9:25 9:45 10:05 10:20 10:30 T/Th Only 9:10 9:35 9:50 10:05 10:15 Stop locations (Look for RIDE CMC sign) CMC-Spring…

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Green is the New Black

The past Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th, Carbondale Community Arts and Humanities (CCAH) produced their 7th Annual Green is the New Black Fashion Show.  Their theme this year was: Underground. The performance was full of locals, performance art, inspiring sustainable fashion and a storyline to boot, this show isn’t just entertaining– it was about raising money to educate our youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. While the show and its designers created a lot of buzz, the sole purpose of this show is to make Arts education more accessible for youth in our community. The show took place at the Carbondale Recreation Center, but they were able to transform this space into a spectacular, city-esque, fashion runway.  Green is the New Black has sold out five of the last six years, and this year was no exception.  The show was standing room only, with all 500 seats being…

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Congrats Kevin

Currently my record against Kevin in “Trivia Crack” is 6 and 6. It is important to note, however, that I won the last 4 games that we played against each other, in a row, and then Kevin quit playing the game all together… I am undefeated against Kevin’s mom. Kevin quit playing “Regular Crack” 3 years ago. This is a good thing. If you remember my last blog about Kevin, things were starting to get pretty weird… Did you know that one time Kevin fired a gun into the basement of his parent’s house because he thought that there were bad guys down there? Well, he did, and there weren’t any bad guys down there. Kevin then gifted that gun to his parents for Christmas. He wrapped it up, not in a box mind you, and placed it under the tree. He just left a gun, clear as day, wrapped…

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Congrats Stanley

On March 10, Stanley Jones celebrates his third consecutive year in sobriety. Through out and during the past three years Stanley has become one of my closest friends. I have watched him grow and mature but most importantly I have seen him impact the lives of many. By being an honest, loyal, outgoing and dedicated member of our community Stanley has become a true example of what we as Jaywalker Lodge alumnus and employee’s stand for. I remember meeting Stanley when I was early in my recovery and we almost immediately became very close friends. Even though most of our friendship I have spent struggling physically behind him on mountain bikes, I can say that myself and many others have been truly motivated and inspired by his dedication to sobriety and his courage along the way. Today is a special day for him and those who know him because Stanley…

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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Clients, staff and alumni are invited to attend an In Our Own Voice (IOOV) presentation at the Lodge. When:   Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Time:     3:00-4:00 PM Where: Jaywalker Lodge In Our Own Voice (IOOV) was created as part of NAMI’s initiative to involve consumers in education about serious mental illness. It seemed natural for people with mental illness to draw from the expertise of their lived experiences and to share these experiences with others.  NAMI, a support, education, advocacy, and research organization, is dedicated to eradicating mental illness and improving the quality of life for persons affected by mental illness and their families. IOOV was introduced in 1996 as Living with Schizophrenia.  The program gathered momentum quickly.  As more people with a variety of illnesses participated, the program’s name was changed to In Our Own Voice. Since then, approximately 2,000 presenters have been trained to conduct the In Our Own Voice presentation.  As of the spring…

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“Remember Me, Hamlet”

Hamlet Director and Thunder River Theatre Company’s founder and artistic director, Lon Winston answers questions regarding our matinee performance. “Remember me, Hamlet” was a quote from the Ghost of King Hamlet played by Jaywalkers own poet laureate and former counselor emeritus Kim Nuzzo. Perhaps the only thing I remembered from Hamlet was “to be or not to be,” a skull, and sword fight – not too surprising ! Much to my delight, and thanks to an amazing production and spectacular acting I found a renewed appreciation for arguably, Shakespeare’s most famous and powerful tragedy. I had a new perspective and understanding of the difficulty of taking action, ambition, and appearances. All of the actors wore masks to represent the duality of the characters and their motivations. I can certainly relate to the wearing of facades during my addictions. I was too busy trying to be the person who I thought…

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4 Feet

After a near record setting drought in January and most of February, most of us thought winter was over. Mother nature reminded us that winter was in fact alive and well by dropping four feet of snow on us in the last 7 days. Happy Shredding! Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge

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