Border

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The U.S.-Canada border crossing north of Eureka, Mont., is quiet these days. No buses or vans packed with mountain bikes and vacationing families. Just a single logging truck. 

"No traffic hardly at all," says David Clarke, owner of the First & Last Chance Bar and Duty Free Store.

Wildlands Network

On February 26 and 27, Wilderness Workshop and ACES hosted Wildlands Network biologists Myles Traphagen and Mirna Manteca to discuss the environmental impacts of President Trump's border wall. Here we present Myles' presentation at Carbondale Middle School. For Mirna's presentation, click here.

Wednesday Community Calendar

Feb 26, 2020
Wilderness Workshop

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, February 26th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library,  where community members will find a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Wildlife, Wilderness and Communities: A View From Both Sides of the Border presented by Wilderness Workshop, click on the headline.

Walter Gallacher Photo

Anayeli Espinoza was twelve when she and her parents and her brother tried to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. It would be the first of five tries for Anayeli. Hee, she describes her harrowing journey and the emotional price she had to pay. For the web exclusive second part of this interview, click here.


Roaring Fork Valley students traveled to El Paso, Texas to participate in a Collaborative Leadership Program between the Aspen Chapel and the World Leadership School. The program immersed students in the Mexican/American Texas culture where they partnered with local NGOs to learn about what takes place at the border. The students will share more about their experience at the Aspen Chapel on Sunday, August 18th at 9:30 a.m.

Courtest Laurel Smith, Sopris Media

Sanctuary Unidos presents Refuge(e) and Vida En Santuario, two short films that reveal the hardship of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Raleigh Burleigh spoke to filmmakers Sylvia Johnson and Laurel Smith about their work. The event is on May 29 at the Crystal Theatre at 5:30.

Rev. Shawna Foster, minister for the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church in Carbondale, recently traveled to the U.S. Mexico Border to greet the caravan of asylum seekers coming from Central America. Maeve Conran of KGNU spoke with Shawna from Tijuana last week. Shawna and other Roaring Fork Valley locals will speak about traveling to the U.S. Mexico Border in support of the migrant caravan at the Third Street Center on Tuesday, December 18, at 6pm.

Dawn Dexter

Former Carbondale residents Ellie Davis and Dawn Dexter recenty returned from the U.S. Mexico border. They shared stories from the journey with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. Resources for helping refugees are available here.