The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), in partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Writ Large and KDNK, is thrilled to present a live story evening featuring Roaring Fork Valley locals on stage telling first-person stories curated by Alya Howe. The event includes a half-dozen tales, drinks from Marble Distilling Co. and Capitol Creek Brewery, vittles for purchase from Slow Groovin’ BBQ, a solar seed house tour, CORE’s “carbon drop” engagement station and, new this year, a mini farm stand from ACES. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 5th, from 5:30pm to 8pm at Rock Bottom Ranch.

Now in its second season, the theme of Roaring Stories 2019 is: “When Did Climate Change Become Real for You?” Storytellers include: Samuel Bernal-Urbina, Taylor Hale, Bill Kight, Mike Marolt, Mona Newton, Beatriz Soto and Annie Worley.

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Evening Program

5:30pm: Drinks and mingling at Rock Bottom Ranch, BBQ for purchase, story engagement station

6pm: Solar Seed House tour

6:30pm: Live stories under the pole barn

The goal of Roaring Stories is to help residents of the RFV see that they are powerful change agents, able to create impact in their own communities. This underscores our collective work to protect natural resources, save energy and cut carbon emissions.


  • Rock Bottom Ranch is located at 2001 Hooks Spur Road in Basalt. Click here for a MAP and directions.
  • Roaring Stories is a RAIN OR SHINE event. Please dress for the outdoors with additional layers for our mountain evenings, appropriate footwear for the farm, and sunglasses for sunset (some seating faces West). Stories take place in the covered setting of the pole barn.
  • CARPOOL & BECOME A VIP: Pedestrians, cyclists and carpools of 3+ will receive VIP seating! Parking is extremely limited and not guaranteed for single-occupancy vehicles.
  • Bringing CASH will help the Slow Groovin’ food line move along more quickly, which we all love. Thanks for helping us out!

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