Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

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    BOT to broaden bag ban beyond City Market

    There appears to be only one strong note of opposition to expanding Carbondale’s bag ban and fee — and whether to include the unidentified business and its ilk or not was the primary contention of the July 23 Board of Trustees meeting.

    Since first airing theread more →

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    Education, conservation come together at Marble Basecamp

    As Aspen Valley Land Trust doubles down on “community conservation,” Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is proving a valuable partner. Crews from RFOV spent the weekend at the Marble Basecamp, a property that AVLT purchased three years ago in an effort to maintain and expand a decades-long tradition. read more →

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    Keeping Crystal from being put through the mill

    Some new things have been happening in Crystal City — but they’re rooted in old things.

    Emmett Gould saw the value of the remote mining town and the picturesque “mill” nearby more than a century ago and set about consolidating the claims.

    “He lovedread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    I’m glad I knew you when I was young

    If you aren’t surrounded by people who knew you as a child, I’m not sure I can quite explain why it’s a big deal that Jerry Pluger is moving away. Of course, I’m going to try anyway.

    I missed the opportunity to write the story onread more →

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    Carbondale commercial space grows through expansion, subdivision

    Carbondale is home to more businesses and has fewer vacant commercial units, according to The Sopris Sun’s third annual inventory.

    In June 2017, our inaugural attempt to peer into every shop window in town turned up 306 active stores, restaurants, offices and manufactures, with 39 sitesread more →

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    Trustees agree to pursue age-friendly community designation

    Mayor Dan Richardson worried the final decision to pursue an AARP Age-Friendly Community designation for Carbondale might prove anticlimactic due to sheer lack of opposition, but the cheers and applause from a room full of seniors demonstrated otherwise.

    The push was just part of multiple effortsread more →

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    Local hams have a field day

    Despite the development of the Internet, satellites and the like, amateur radio is not only surviving, it’s thriving.

    The local Ski Country Amateur Radio Club boasts more than 100 members and consistently sees at least a dozen of them at 8 a.m. meetings every Tuesday atread more →