Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Wilderness Act from a family perspective

    The bipartisan bill that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law in 1964 took eight years and over 66 revisions before Congress passed it for the president to sign into law. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that landmark legislation of courage and compromise known as the Wilderness Act. A number of activities are being planned on the White River National Forest to celebrate its passage. read more →
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    Wilderness Workshop analyzing proposed BLM plan

    The Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop is busy analyzing a proposed BLM management plan released on March 21 that includes Red Hill, the Crown and parts of Thompson Divide. “This (plan) is a biggie,” said Wilderness Workshop spokesman Dave Reed. “It’s the blueprint for how over 500,000 acres of BLM lands in Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties will be managed for the next 20-plus years.” The Bureau of Land Management’s proposed plan also covers federal land in Grand, Jackson, Routt, Summit and Larimer counties. “Our proposed Resource Management Plan for the Kremmling Field Office is based largely on the comments we received from the public and our State and local cooperating agencies when we put our Draft Plan out for comment in 2011,” said BLM spokeswoman Stephanie Odell in a press release. “We believe the proposed plan provides a balanced approach to managing the public’s land and resources … for the next two decades.” read more →
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    Cosmic Blast celebrates shift

    The little town of Carbondale became the center of the universe last Saturday for the passionate group of people attending the Cosmic Love Blast. The event was sponsored by A Spiritual Center and held at the Third Street Center. The ceremony/celebration was designed to enable participants to “receive an initiation into the new energies of the Great Shift underway for planet earth and humanity,” according to organizer Golden Sha. read more →
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    Renewable Energy Update

    Carbondale has made positive strides toward its goal of a more resilient and energy secure economy, but there is still a long way to go. That’s according to information presented at a workshop titled “Clean Energy Progress in Carbondale,” held at the Carbondale Library on March 19. The workshop was hosted by members of the Clean Energy 2020 campaign, a coalition of energy non-profits, the town of Carbondale, and the Carbondale Environmental Board. It was the first of three public meetings designed to inform the community of the town’s energy goals and seek input on how to meet those goals. read more →
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    Questioning the candidates

    Carbondale voters have until 7 p.m. on April 1 to cast their ballots in the 2014 municipal elections. Mayor Stacey Bernot is running unopposed. The four candidates for the three trustee seats are: Katrina Byars, Alexander (AJ) Hobbs, Wayne Horak and Frosty Merriott. The Sopris Sun asked the candidates the following questions to answer via e-mail. On a related note, The Sopris Sun article about the March 10 candidate forum can be accessed at soprissun.com; so can the GrassRoots TV coverage of the event. read more →
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    UDC process now gets interesting

    Will new buildings in downtown be 10 stories tall? Will there be a Walmart on Highway 133? The answer to both questions is “no” but now that your interest is piqued, let’s talk about the new Carbondale Unified Development Code (UDC), read more →
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    Carbondale election dates and related details

    Carbondale’s upcoming election is a mail-in ballot with voter service polling centers as well. Election Day itself is April 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with voter service polling centers (formerly known as “polling places”) at Carbondale Town Hall, the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs and Garfield County Rifle Branch Office. Dates and details from the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office are as follows: read more →
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    Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival returns to TRTC

    Poet, writer and naturalist Karen Chamberlain, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 68, was many things to many people in the Roaring Fork Valley. To fledgling local writers who were lucky enough to meet her, she was a mentor, coach and most of all, cheerleader. read more →
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    Sunsense Solar wins second Intelegant Award for Excellence

    The Carbondale-based Sunsense Solar has won another SunPower Intelegant Award for Excellence, this time for its solar photovoltaic project installed on the roof of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junction, according to a press release. “We feel honored to have won this award and we are proud to have been a partner with the General Services Administration (GSA), The Beck Group and SunPower to provide a high profile project with a high quality solution,” said Sunsense Solar president and owner Scott Ely. read more →
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    The Aspen Clinic opens post rehabilitation center

    The Aspen Clinic is a health and wellness resource center that was created in November 2011 to help all individuals in the valley with their health, but has recently claimed notoriety with the opening of its Fitness and Post Rehabilitation Center. The Aspen Clinic (TAC) helps individuals manage their health by focusing on the whole person (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). TAC provides health resources, creates educational awareness and facilitates community engagement. read more →