Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    It’s time to let the Town know about your trash preferences

    Carbonale’s new single-hauler trash service doesn’t begin until October, but customers would be well served to pay attention now.

    “The Town wants to be really thoughtful about rolling it out and making sure people are set up for success,” explained Bryana Starbuck, one of several folks brought in… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    More vaping restrictions could be coming to town

    Less than a year after raising the tobacco age in town, Carbondale trustees are considering additional measures.

    Following a presentation by Pitkin County Tobacco Specialist Risa Turetsky on June 11, Mayor Dan Richardson took an informal poll and found support for at least considering aread more →

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    Things are looking up at Crown Mountain Park

    It has been a little over a year since voters approved a tax hike to support Crown Mountain Park, and it’s beginning to pay dividends.

    “It’s been an absolute game changer,” said Park Manager Nate Grinzinger. “We feel like there’s so much untapped potential here.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Seeing the 'watershed for the creek' and participating in your own safety

    Yes, there’s a lot of snow in the high country. No, that doesn’t mean all our water woes are over.

    Social media is awash with figures describing snowpack at more than 400 percent of normal for this time of year — which is true, but only to a… read more →

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    Our Town: Sami Dinar

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, we caught up with Sami Dinar, the Range and Noxious Weed Specialist for the Aspen Sopris Ranger District.read more →