Tag: Roaring Fork Valley

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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Ride CMC Spring 2015

Ride CMC – Spring 2015 Shuttle Schedule 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 6:00 6:20 6:35 9:10 9:35 9:50 10:05 10:15 Stop locations (Look for RIDE CMC sign) CMC-Spring Valley – front of Calaway Academic Building CMC-Glenwood – west side…

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Drugs and Alcohol in our High School

Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention is sponsoring a presentation by experts in the field of substance abuse prevention tonight at the Aspen High School from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Get tips and tools that will inform conversations between parents and their children on drug and alcohol awareness. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

The Sculpture has Landed

James Surls gave a loud “hoot” and tossed his cap into the air as the anxious crowd applauded the touchdown of the 20 foot sculpture onto the marble base where it will reside. There were dozens of onlookers, including those who have been working on Carbondale’s new traffic roundabout. The labor for bronze and steel sculpture “Sewing the Future” was donated by world renowned artist James Surls because of his love for Carbondale. Although, a Texas transplant, James raised his seven daughters in the Roaring Fork Valley and says he doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. The $200,000 in funds needed for the materials, casting, and fabrication were raised through a community outreach effort which included the assistance of several of the Jaywalker men. We assisted in raising awareness at several public events through selling T-shirts and supplying information about the design elements of the sculpture. A plethora of outdoor…

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Java Good Time?

Jaywalker Lodge, pioneer of the Open Community Model of Care, ™ proudly announces the launch of our first “social enterprise” venture in downtown Carbondale, CO. Jaywalker recently purchased The Blend, an established and popular coffee shop which is located immediately next door to the Jaywalker Alumni/Community Center. The retail business will be managed and staffed by Jaywalker alumni and clients, and all proceeds will be donated to a charity called, A Way Out.  A Way Out is a program which supports locals in the Roaring Fork Valley, who are recovering from addiction. Bob Ferguson, Founder of Jaywalker Lodge, was interviewed by a local radio station. Check out the interview at http://www.ksno.net/coffee-shop-and-community-carbondales-new-blend/ and be sure to join us July 10th, from 5-8pm, where The Blend will host a grand re-opening with a new name and new logo! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Avalanche Safety

Everyone here at Jaywalker and in the Roaring Fork Valley is excited for this week’s projected storm. The winter storm warning is calling for anywhere between 1 and 3 feet of snow and is in effect through December 5th. However exciting this may be, there are some adherent risks involved with the amount of snow this early in the season. In order to have a safe and fun time in the back-country we must take precautions. Here are a few recommendations from the National Ski Patrol: Always carry avalanche equipment Be aware of your surroundings Analyze the snow pack stability Cross potential avalanche slopes one at a time Have the courage to know when you shouldn’t go While these are some great things to remember, we could all benefit from the knowledge taught by professionals. Colorado Mountain College is currently offering a course titled: Avalanche Awareness Level I-Avalanche Safety I….

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