Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Pages of the Past: Water battles and dry heat

    July 27, 1978

    In a story on mid-valley water battles, Don Sky described a turn-of-the-century dispute in which a farmer threatened to shoot another for stealing his water, but missed and was killed by the alleged thief. By ‘78, however, lawyers were the preferred weapon for the purpose,read more →

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    Two killed, one hospitalized in accident on 133

    A 17-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were pronounced dead on scene of a single-car accident midday July 20 near Redstone on Highway 133, while a 14-year-old in the back seat was transported to Valley View Hospital and later flown to Children’s Hospital, according to State Patrol.

    Traffic is being… read more →

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    Lake Christine Fire mostly contained

    Firebreaks had been established around 87 percent of the Lake Christine Fire perimeter by July 31 and that figure was expected to grow as the Type Two Incident Command Team prepared to hand things off to a smaller crew.

    At more than 12,000 acres, the blaze has eclipsed 2002 Coal… read more →

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    When will it snow on Sopris?

    That’s the question The Sun, and others before us, have put to the community in the past. This year, we’re keeping it simple and asking you to guess when the very first dusting will be — none of this “mantle” debate. We figure anything from here on outread more →

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    Hospice helps you pack for your final journey

    Memento mori — remember you must die. And for those who see it coming and want to ease the transition, there’s hospice.

    “The dying process is extremely important and is one that needs to be cherished and celebrated. Would you prefer to be lying in yourread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Bonedale the last to bend on open container

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 20, 1978

    Carbondale postmaster Glen Norton announced that home mail delivery would begin in the fall to all residential and business addresses within the city limits. The move was partially in response to insufficient post office…

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    The Sun’s guide to summiting Sopris

    It’s hard to look at Mount Sopris looming over the Valley and not think of climbing it.

    At 12,965 feet for both peaks, it’s far short of the fourteener status that usually attracts mountaineers, but its prominence and beauty more than make up for it.read more →

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    Heroes made on Independence Day

    Anyone who has dealt with wildfire will tell you that it’s an unpredictable foe. While firefighting can be full of repetition and drudgery — hold the line, call for backup, stay out of the way — the fate of a whole community can sometimes be decided in oneread more →

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    RFTA, trustees get down to transportation tax

    The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is nearing a decision on a fall tax question, if their presentation at the July 10 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting is any guide.

    “My hope is that the board can land on a number on Thursday,” consultant Ralph Trapaniread more →

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    Talk out the trash

    Do you support recycling and waste reduction? Fewer trucks on the street? Affordable trash pickup? Like having a choice of hauler? Want to protect the bears?

    Well, you probably can’t have it all.

    The Carbondale Trustees have been struggling with contradicting priorities forread more →