Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Altitude Filmworks business taking off, landing clients

    Taking off from a portable 4’x4’ blue helipad with a bright orange H, an eight-rotor remote control helicopter with an HD camera launches into the air. And hovers. Moments later it skims a farm irrigation system for several hundred yards then swoops higher into the air capturing a shot of Red Hill. “Let’s get the shot in reverse,” suggests co-owner and pilot Jon Fredericks of Altitude Filmworks to co-owner and camera operator Louis Wilsher. Swooping backwards through the air in a reverse bell curve the helicopter returns then does a 90-degree jib and flies off toward Spring Gulch while capturing the Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s campus. After a few more fly-overs, Mark Gotfredson, CRMS’s Director of Communications, nods in approval and Fredericks lands the helicopter back on the pad. read more →
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    Dealing with Dolores, is there a Way?

    Dolores Way is one of Carbondale’s more problematic streets and most of it isn’t even in the town limits. Coming into Carbondale on Highway 133 from Highway 82, Dolores Way is the first right-turn option. It leads past the blue-roofed Ajax Bike & Sports, then into unincorporated Garfield County and greater Satank itself before dead-ending at the Roaring Fork bridge. read more →
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    Mi Casita goes CLEER to cut energy costs

    With a recent investment in energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration, Mi Casita in Carbondale was able to cut its utility bills by 15–25 percent. Owner Kiko Peña has replaced all 67 light bulbs in his authentic Mexican restaurant — a combination of multi-lamp chandeliers and recessed cans in the ceiling — along with several fluorescent kitchen fixtures. read more →
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    Ranch now an adoption center for llamas

    Local llama rancher Linda Hayes has opened her barn to rescued and surrendered llamas. The ranch, Llama Linda Ranch, is now an official adoption center for South West Llama Rescue (SWLR). “With the poor economy, price of hay and aging llama owners, many are giving up their animals to new homes,” said Hayes read more →