Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Life finds a way on scorched earth

    Even as the Lake Christine Fire continues to smolder within its increasingly secure cage of containment, the areas it first scorched nearly a month ago are already showing signs of recovery.

    The charred landscape just north of Basalt feels post-apocalyptic, but new sprigs of gambel oakread more →

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    As one fire winds down, others flare up

    The Western Slope just can’t catch a break. In addition to the now mostly contained Lake Christine Fire,  inciweb.nwcg.gov is tracking a dozen active blazes on our side of the Divide. 

    The closest to Carbondale is the Cache Creek Fire on Battlement Mesa near Rulison, which was sparked by an… read more →

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    When the music’s over, get on your bike

    Carbondale’s Full Moon Cruise has waxed and waned, but if history is any guide, this month’s Mountain Fair ride is likely to prove particularly bright.

    The last time circumstances so aligned, hundreds of cyclists flooded Main Street right after the slideshow, breaking into several smallerread more →

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    Trustees raise tobacco age, keep marijuana tax

    Having increased regulation of tobacco and decreased taxation for marijuana on the same Board of Trustees agenda seemed like a contrast, but the final outcome on July 24 showed a measure of consistency.

    Several meetings worth of discussion came to fruition with an ordinance increasingread more →

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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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