Hello My Friends,

Trending on Toklat's Newsletter - still Lynne's happiness! A week ago Sunday I went to Krabloonik for brunch and a kennel tour and it was happiness plus. For over ten years the events at Krabloonik (a dogsledding business given by my family to Dan MacEachen in 1974) have been heartbreaking, culminating in Dan's arrest for animal abuse. Thanks to a persistent group of people calling for change, it finally happened. Danny and Gina Phillips, who have bought the business with their three children, Erika 16, Jacob 9 and MaKenzie 7, are perfect. Danny's kennel tour put my broken heart back together. His love for the dogs, his enthusiasm for their wellbeing and his willingness to try new things - it just all made me SO happy. Chef Ed Schmidt produced an awesome brunch. What was that floating around in the wild mushroom soup? Eh gads - it was white truffle oil!! Not in my father's original recipe back in the day of 1964!! It was delicious. **Restaurant menus at end of Newsletter.
Gina and Danny at Krabloonik                                      D anny and an admirer at Krabloonik  

Ed Schmidt's elk tenderloin

"History of the Yule Marble Quarry" with Gary Bascom and Kimberley Perrin.

Wednesday, August 5 from 5:30 to 7 at Toklat Gallery.  Light refreshments.




Gary traveled west in the early 1980's and landed a job in 1990 with the Colorado Yule Marble Company (subsequently Colorado Stone Quarries) as quarry superintendent/safety director.  He left in 2013 when the quarry was sold to Red Graniti (an Italian company).  Kim worked for Colorado Stone Quarries as administrative manager from 2001 to 2013.  This program will cover the discovery of the marble reserve, pre-1941 history, operations from 1990 to 2013 and what's currently happening at the quarry. 
Toklat Gallery and Silver Queen Minerals


Mining and Minerals of Colorado. Summer 2015 Program

Program presented at Toklat Gallery from 5:30 to 7 at Riverside Plaza on Two
Rivers Road, Basalt, Colorado. or 970-927-1437
Light refreshments served

12 August 2015: "Mace Mineral Collection" started by Greg Mace (born on this day in 1943).
This program will be hosted by Julie.  Its content is a bit of a mystery at the moment as no one in the family has seen the collection since the  mid-1980's. A discovery for all of us. 

19 August 2015: "Modern Day Prospecting" with Robert Congdon
Robert moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1978. Logging, ranching and mining were the prevalent jobs.  The mines paid the best ($8.50 an hour) and he was attracted to the challenges of mining: the daily  struggle to figure out how to get the roof secure, deal with gasses and keep all the equipment running -  and it started him on a 35 year prospecting journey in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. Locally  some of his notable finds have been the lost vapor cave mines outside of Redstone, a lost gold camp on  Mt. Sopris and the Alabaster Quarry at Avalanche Creek.

26 August 2015: "Crystal Healing Therapy" with Marierose and Eric Anthony
Understanding the how and why crystals have healing powers. You will also learn some of the ancient  history and the science behind some of the legends, in addition to balancing your body's energetic  centers with unique and locally found healing minerals.
Krabloonik Sunday Brunch Menu 

Krabloonik Dinner Menu

Krabloonik Kids Menu



Claro Walnut Dining Table  48 by 108 by 30

This walnut table, now on view at Toklat Gallery, was originally commissioned in 2004 and was sold for $30,000. There is a set of twelve cherry upholstered chairs that were $1500 each.  These pieces were sold with a house. Now the purchaser of that house (only the second owner of the furniture) would like to sell them: the table for $15,000 and the chairs for $500 each (must be sold as the set).


Toklat Gallery, on Two Rivers Road at Riverside Plaza

(intersection of Two Rivers Road and Midland Avenue)