Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Thompson Divide fight turns 10

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Sept. 28, 1978

    After seven years of meeting around kitchen tables, the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities opened its first office in the Dinkle Building. The space was intended to serve as a hub for information…

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    Fire ban back for GarCo, Carbondale

    After a brief respite, Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale have opted to reinstate Stage II fire restrictions.

    That means no smoking or open flames except within an enclosed or barren area, no explosives or engines without a spark arresting device and no campfires exceptread more →

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    Top-rated Ram soccer boys on a roll

    The Roaring Fork soccer boys had the clear upper hand when they hosted Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Sept. 14 — though you couldn’t tell it from the cheers.

    It was a hometown game for CRMS, too, and the Oyster corner hooted and hollered throughout theread more →

  • Locations: News, Obituaries Published

    ‘Flower lady’ Sue Bacon says goodbye

    On her deathbed, Sue Bacon dictated a letter to the people of Carbondale.

    “This has been a wonderful experience, you are marvelous people, and I have enjoyed my living here immensely,” she said. “We are so fortunate to have a place like Heritage Park Careread more →

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    Historic house preserved as part of 689 Main rezoning

    The Weant House —  built in 1913 and known also as the Lappala House, 689 or, most recently, The Way Home — will stand for at least another 20 years as part of an agreement between the owners and the Town of Carbondale.

    The property cameread more →

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    Fire restrictions end Sept. 7

    Carbondale, Garfield County, White River National Forest and the Colorado River Valley Bureau of Land Management office are all rescinding fire restrictions effective Sept. 7.

    Some of the bans have been in place since June, with stage two restrictions for much of the duration. Thanks toread more →

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    Basalt Library breaking down barriers to books

    Young readers rejoice — Basalt Regional Library is no longer charging fines for patrons under 18, or adults checking out juvenile and young adult materials on their behalf.

    It’s part of a broader push by the library to shake off the image of libraries asread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    That’s just, like, your opinion

    As a reader-supported nonprofit newspaper, The Sopris Sun makes a special effort to provide a public platform for the full breadth of experience and opinion in our community.

    We publish the vast majority of letters to the editor and guest columns we receive, but dueread more →

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    Putting on the gloves to Power Punch Parkinson’s

    At first blush, boxing seems like an unorthodox physical therapy for Parkinson’s patients.

    After all, one of the most high-profile cases of the degenerative disorder was Muhammad Ali, and many have long theorized that repeated head injuries may have been a factor. But low-impact boxing programsread more →

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    Trustees strive for simplicity in trash hauling policy

    For trash talk, it was remarkably civil. The bulk of the Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 28 centered on waste-hauling, with only a few bones of contention.

    It helped that that the Town had included input from five haulers and conducted a survey ofread more →