Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Potato Day deadlines looming

    Over the course of the last century or so, a wide array of folks have pitched in to make Potato Day a reality — from farmers and ranchers to the municipal government to members of local sororities. Now, with Xi Gamma Tau retiring from its role, Carbondale’s oldestread more →

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    Carbondale Fire mulls bond, mill levy modification

    The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Board is expected to certify a pair of ballot items at its next meeting in an effort to secure sustainable funding.

    Voters would be asked, separately, to support a roughly $7.5 million bond issue and an indefinite 10.4read more →

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    Book release, film showing coincide for father and son

    When Clark Heckert finished the manuscript for “Sudden Storm” in 1991, his son, J. Winfield, was a teen just experimenting with film to tell tales of piracy during a family trip to Lake Powell. Now, Clark’s book is officially available in its final form and Winfield’s first featureread more →

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    Water woes worsen on the Crystal River

    It’s one thing to hear that the lower Crystal River is running at less than 5 percent of its seasonal mean and quite another to stand in less than 10 cubic feet per second. The Sun invited Jaime Fiske of SUP Marble, Collin Szewczyk of the local Troutread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Life goes on without Kenny’s pharmacy

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Aug. 10, 1978

    Kenny’s Pharmacy was closing its doors after 16 years as “Main Street’s top commercial attraction.” Owner Kenny Wieseler sent out letters to account holders, put up signs in the window and dispensed free coffee…

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    Rams football in jeopardy as fall practices get rolling

    In the wake of a winless season, it’s a hard sell for Roaring Fork boys to come out even for junior varsity football, but once-and-future coach Dave Close isn’t going to give up easily.

    “I don’t want to see it die, but you can’t do itread more →

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    Leaving a lasting legacy like Mary Lilly

    Carbondale as we know it is built on layers of philanthropy, and Mary Lilly’s estate is the latest example.

    Lilly died in 2016 not long after celebrating her hundredth birthday, and included provisions for numerous local, state and national institutions — including The Sopris Sun —read more →

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    School District housing project opens its doors

    Before going back to school, some Roaring Fork School District staff members are going home.

    Move-in for a brand new 20-unit complex on Third Street is slated for Aug 6. following an open house on Aug. 1.

    “We’re excited about what this canread more →

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    Life finds a way on scorched earth

    Even as the Lake Christine Fire continues to smolder within its increasingly secure cage of containment, the areas it first scorched nearly a month ago are already showing signs of recovery.

    The charred landscape just north of Basalt feels post-apocalyptic, but new sprigs of gambel oakread more →

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    As one fire winds down, others flare up

    The Western Slope just can’t catch a break. In addition to the now mostly contained Lake Christine Fire,  inciweb.nwcg.gov is tracking a dozen active blazes on our side of the Divide. 

    The closest to Carbondale is the Cache Creek Fire on Battlement Mesa near Rulison, which was sparked by an… read more →