Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Echo reflects Crystal community

    The passing of longtime Crystal Valley Echo reporter Sue McEvoy was a major blow for the little monthly newspaper. 

    “She made producing The Echo really easy,” noted publisher and founder Allyssa Onmacht.  “I don’t live up there anymore, and I don’t have my pulse onread more →

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    ‘Skeletonized’ scrub oak should bounce back

    If you take a jaunt, ride or drive up around The Crown this year you may notice several football-field sized, sections of Gambel Oak which at a glance appear to be turning brown. Stumbling upon this sight caused one good samaritan some concern. While Will Fisher was runningread more →

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    Carbondale’s crusade against single-use plastic hits a snag

    An expansion of Carbondale’s plastic bag ban is on hold after the managers of several affected businesses raised concerns about communication.

    While the Environmental Board had reportedly taken the town’s temperature on the possibility of including non-grocery businesses in the ban, word didn’t make it toread more →

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    Turner turns from CMC Radio to KDNK

    Anyone who tuned into CMC Radio in recent years should recognize KDNK’s new News Director — by voice if not by face. Lucas Turner is a Western Slope native with deep journalistic roots, although he didn’t necessarily intend to get into the business.

    Turner’sread more →

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    Blind reporters share sightless experiences on the air

    You can’t see the avalanche zone tour, but then, neither can the participants or the reporter recording the whole thing. “Nicky News” Isenberg’s new show on KDNK — “The Tactile Traveler” — is by the blind and for everybody.

    “My job is to notread more →

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    Carbondale Police will have a new chief next year

    Carbondale will have a new police chief in a little over a year — and it won’t be the current second in command. Gene Schilling is planning to retire from the top role in September 2020, and Lieutenant Chris Wurtsmith will be leaving for personal reasons aread more →

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    Introducing the newest additions to The Sopris Sun team!

    We’re replete with fresh faces at The Sun, including two hires in the last month. Todd Chamberlain took over the advertising position at the beginning of July, while Roberta McGowan is just wrapping up her first week as staff reporter.

    They’ve both been aroundread more →

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    Jeffreezz keeps on buzzing despite setbacks

    Growing up in Worcester, Mass., Jeff Isaacson learned to make Italian ices from his mother, not realizing it would become a profession he’d cling to even in the midst of a health crisis.

    “Every Sunday during the summer I was responsible for making them,” heread more →

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    The fair at the end of the rainbow

    Carbondale Arts got what it asked for with a “Rainbow Connection” Mountain Fair theme.

    “It was crazy how many rainbows we had — and really spectacular ones,” observed Director Amy Kimberly.

    Of course, with rainbows come rain — although it’s better thanread more →

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    Celebrating a century of John Tripp

    John Tripp never wanted to be 100, and he thinks that may be why he’s on track to reach the milestone this week.

    “It’s reverse psychology,” he quipped. “The lord doesn’t want me, the devil doesn’t want me, so you’re stuck here with me in purgatory.”read more →