Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Common consumption stumbles along (maybe)

    There’s a good chance folks will be allowed to wander Main Street with an open alcoholic beverage on First Fridays this summer. With support from the Events Task Force and Chamber of Commerce, the possibility went before the Board of Trustees for the second time on Jan. 9 for a more in-depth logistical discussion and was received with cautious interest. read more →
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    Tax renewal slated for April ballot

    With the deadline to place the Town’s streetscape mill levy in the next election, the Carbondale Board of Trustees opted to stick with the existing rate rather than increase it or delay the vote. read more →
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    Snowmass path IGA approved

    Snowmass Avenue is slated for a new path between Sopris and Main, thanks to an intergovernmental agreement recently inked by both the Town of Carbondale and Garfield County. read more →
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    Trash conversation continues

    While both Trustee Ben Bohmfalk and Mayor Dan Richardson had ideas for a relatively simple approach to waste hauling at the Jan. 9 meeting, the debate that has raged in Carbondale almost since the municipality got out of the business is far from over. read more →
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    Firsthand stories emerge as Weeks trial continues

    Prosecutors asked Pitkin County Deputy Parichat Robles outright why she didn’t shoot the fleeing suspects who had jumped from a RFTA bus emergency exit near Basalt during her trial testimony Monday. “I wasn’t going to shoot somebody that wasn’t a threat to me,” Robles said flatly. Nicholas Ameral, 20, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated robbery with an armed confederate in July. He was on a downvalley Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus on Feb. 21 last year, five days after robbing the Valero gas station in the Carbondale Cowen Center. Ameral received a six-year prison sentence; his alleged accomplice was his cousin, Benjamin Weeks, 20. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: ‘Bert and Ernie’ development takes shape

    Jan. 12, 1978: The proposed Roaring Fork Village development — encompassing 49 acres of Gianinetti and Sewell land between Highway 133 and Eighth Street on the north end of town — went before a board of trustees with “two of the six members repeatedly absent.” read more →
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    Rams rock Longhorns in back-to-back basketball victories

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    Rolling into 2018 via aikido

    Mike Jones, chief instructor at Roaring Fork Aikikai, first got into aikido exactly because it’s a martial art that requires more art than actual combat. That’s not to say it doesn’t pack a punch; at the end of our 90-minute class, he showed me a quick, seemingly effortless move that had me on my knees in an instant. “One of the reasons I got into aikido [is] there’s no yelling. read more →
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    Into a bit of a pickle(ball)

    I’d been wanting to try my hand (or foot?) at pickleball since I first heard mention of the sport a few years ago. I had no idea how it was played, but with a name like “pickleball,” I assumed it would emphasize fun over finesse, trial and error over technique, recreation over rules, and community over competition. In short — as anyone who has ever attempted to play soccer or tennis with me would attest — my kind of sport. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Crumbling mansions and affordable housing

    Jan. 5, 1978: “The brick house” — arguably the grandest ranch home in the Valley when 300 people arrived on a chartered train for the housewarming in 1908 — was in the process of demolition. Built by Charles Harris (The Journal calls him Davis), one of the lower valley’s first settlers, it cost $12,000 and included 18 rooms, six foot wide stairs, 10 foot ceilings on the first two of three floors and gingerbread ornamentation throughout. read more →