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Saving Time + Energy

By |2018-11-01T11:40:46+00:00October 11th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Yvonne Klausmann and her daughters enjoying the fruits of their labor on a fall afternoon at their Snowmass Village home. On a Thursday morning, I gave Snowmass Village resident Yvonne Klausmann a call, inquiring if she’d be willing to be featured in our monthly You Are Powerful campaign. With the sound of saws in the background (she is in the midst of a significant home remodel) we chatted about her new life in the [...]

Local Savings Help A Growing Business

By |2018-10-29T11:41:24+00:00September 12th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Dave Clark and Tom Clark Jr. (left to right) have a laugh at their Aspen store  juggling oranges in the revamped produce section. Photo credit: Michele Cardamone Photography Forty years ago, Tom Clark Sr. opened his first market in Aspen. Since then, the store donning his last name, Clark’s Market, has grown to nine Colorado locations, two in Utah, and a recently opened store in Sedona, AZ. Every store is unique in that it reflects each community’s [...]

The Solar Way

By |2018-10-22T15:10:06+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Action of the Month, You Are Powerful|

“With our rebates from CORE, we installed solar panels, cutting last month’s electric bill by almost 95% and lowering our carbon footprint,” said Greg Poschman, enjoying the solar gain with his family. Photo: Michele Cardamone Photography High above the valley floor, on a winding lane rightly named Solar Way, blue skies frame Pitkin County Commissioner Greg Poschman’s home. It’s natural that the Aspen native looked to the sun to offset his family’s home energy consumption and protect the [...]

Leave Your Worries to CORE

By |2018-10-22T15:10:24+00:00June 18th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Photo credit: Michele Cardamone In 1973, William Crelli left his steel and coal mining Pennsylvania hometown to try out the Rocky Mountain terrain. Forty-five years later and he can’t imagine living anywhere else. “I was just going to stay for a ski season or two, but ended up staying,” commented Crelli, “I love the people and the community.” The 71-year-old Aspen local, who goes by Billy, has a laundry list of occupations that kept him going over [...]

She’s not just making vodka, she’s distilling change.

By |2018-10-22T15:10:37+00:00June 15th, 2018|Action of the Month, You Are Powerful|

What does it take to build one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries? Ask Carbondale’s Connie Baker. On a whim, the former contractor went to distilling school where she fell in love with making vodka, discovering that, “it can be made from almost anything.” She spent the next four years creating mashes and developing recipes that would become the cornerstone of Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (MDC), a Carbondale, Colorado-based business that she co-founded with friends [...]

Energy Efficiency at Her Fingertips

By |2018-10-22T15:10:46+00:00May 12th, 2018|Action of the Month, Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Mary Frances Szoradi at home with daughter Amelia: “Our smart thermostats are super convenient. Controlling our thermostat and seeing our energy use right from our phones gives us more time for playing outside with our daughter, even when it snows in May.” Photo credit Michele Cardamone Photography. When Mary Frances Szoradi explains why she and her husband are modernizing their mid-70s home, she cuts right to the chase: “carpeting in the bathroom.” But faster than you can say [...]

The Mountains Are Calling

By |2018-10-22T15:10:56+00:00April 17th, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

Like many of us in the Roaring Fork Valley, the allure of the Rockies was big for Rose Abello -- 2,000 miles big. On vacation from her NY career, she was perched on a chairlift when she decided it was time to convert her ski town fantasy to reality. With her eye on Aspen, she packed her bags in 1997 and threw down roots. So when it came time to purchase a home here, the PR and tourism [...]

Water Moves Them

By |2018-11-29T15:25:15+00:00February 1st, 2018|Blog Feed, You Are Powerful|

“We love spending time on the river with our boys,” says Chad Rudow. “We’re protecting the snowpack — which becomes water in our rivers — and saving energy, thanks to two rebates from CORE.” Image: Michele Cardamone Photography You might say that the river runs through him. Chad Rudow’s love affair with water “goes quite a ways back,” to childhood hikes with his family alongside the streams of Estes Park. Later, as a young river guide, he [...]