Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Pages of the Past: Life goes on without Kenny’s pharmacy

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Aug. 10, 1978

    Kenny’s Pharmacy was closing its doors after 16 years as “Main Street’s top commercial attraction.” Owner Kenny Wieseler sent out letters to account holders, put up signs in the window and dispensed free coffee…

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    Rams football in jeopardy as fall practices get rolling

    In the wake of a winless season, it’s a hard sell for Roaring Fork boys to come out even for junior varsity football, but once-and-future coach Dave Close isn’t going to give up easily.

    “I don’t want to see it die, but you can’t do itread more →

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    Leaving a lasting legacy like Mary Lilly

    Carbondale as we know it is built on layers of philanthropy, and Mary Lilly’s estate is the latest example.

    Lilly died in 2016 not long after celebrating her hundredth birthday, and included provisions for numerous local, state and national institutions — including The Sopris Sun —read more →

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    School District housing project opens its doors

    Before going back to school, some Roaring Fork School District staff members are going home.

    Move-in for a brand new 20-unit complex on Third Street is slated for Aug 6. following an open house on Aug. 1.

    “We’re excited about what this canread more →

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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, 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 →