Stuff by Will Grandbois

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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 →

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    The little engine that still can

    When Carbondale crews arrived on a mutual aid call for the Oak Meadows Fire up Four Mile, Jim Hawkins and his 1965 Dodge PowerWagon fire engine were there ahead of them.

    Jim owns Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Sharill, but he’sread more →

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    Impasse averted in Thompson Park affordable housing debate

    With only four of seven members present at the latest of Town Council meeting, the Thompson Park development needed unanimous support to move forward — and their initial proposal wasn’t getting it.

    With nine years and thousands of dollars already invested, the developer was pushingread more →

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    Prince Creek camping getting an official makeover

    With great use comes infrastructure improvements.

    As work wraps up on newly beautified bike trails along Prince Creek, the Bureau of Land Management is turning its attention to the mess of unofficial campsites tucked among the gambel oaks.

    Back in 2015, the Bureauread more →

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    Oak Meadows Fire flares up Four Mile

    Crews were expected to be released Monday night following the final mop up of the fire that consumed around 50 acres near the Oak Meadows subdivision along Four Mile Road southwest of Glenwood Springs.

    A 200-yard brush fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. June 22  and quickly grew to around… read more →

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    Summerfest, balloon bash come together at Crown Mountain Park

    Crown Mountain Park has a lot to celebrate with the passage of the 7A mill levy increase, and this year’s Summerfest and Balloon Bash is set to be a party to match.

    “It’s a great time to see the park,” said Park & Recreation Manager Nateread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Big business, humongous home

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 22, 1978

    The Town of Carbondale decided to begin enforcing an old policy restricting out of towners from using the municipal dump. With only nine months of operative life remaining on the facility and an estimated…

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    Planting the seeds of history

    A locomotive headlight on display at the Mount Sopris Historical Society (MSHS) museum serves as a stark reminder that history doesn’t preserve itself.

    It was a fixture at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, which was shuttered and had its assets “scattered to the wind” after Union Pacificread more →

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    Increased density, smaller lots proposed for Thompson Park

    It should come as no surprise that a development proposal as protracted as Thompson Park wasn’t approved in one meeting.

    In fact, Carbondale Trustees went into their June 12 meeting knowing that the major site plan review, conditional use permit and agreement amendments would likely beread more →