Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    Growth crowds elk, deer in more ways than one

    Before Aspen Glen was built, hundreds of elk used to graze between Carbondale and Glenwood — but the fact that the herd has since declined isn’t just a function of development.

    “You’re seeing a direct loss of habitat and also extra people that are recreatingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A mild transition for a wild workshop

    In the few months since the departure of longtime director Sloan Shoemaker, it’s pretty much business as usual at Wilderness Workshop. That’s partly because new director Will Roush and several of his coworkers have been with the conservation-minded nonprofit for years, but also because of its clear direction.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Long-discussed projects about to go vertical

    “It’s going to be a busy year in Carbondale,” Town Planner Janet Buck observed after Trustees approved steps for three different developments on Jan. 8.

    In each case the process has been — and remains — incremental, but in each case, actual construction is imminent. Chiefread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Longtime Sun photographer tells her story as she prepares for the next adventure

    For Jane Bachrach, the only thing more fundamental than photography is her love of animals.

    Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, she lost her mother when she was 8 years old but always found companionship in the animals at home andread more →

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    Becoming a knight of the tabletop

    The geeks have won.

    Elon Musk and Steve Jobs are cultural icons. Computers have gone from nerdy to cool to part of everyday life. Most Americans play some sort of digital game — even if it’s just Candy Crush or Farmville.

    But everyread more →

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    What is your New Years resolution?

    “Make time to make more art and to get my body moving at least five days a week.”
    – Kat Rich

    “Mine for me is to pay less attention to political commentary,
    and for him is to watch… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    There’s plenty new under The Sun

    This time of year has, historically, not been the best for Carbondale newspapers.

    In addition to the editor dying from Spanish Flu on Christmas 1918, there’s the whole matter of The Valley Journal closing with barely a goodbye on Christmas, 2008. I’ve left that toread more →

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    Spruce up The Sun 2018

    Each year, The Sopris Sun solicits original holiday cover designs from local youngsters. With over 60 entries, it was tough to choose a favorite, but we have to hand it to Simona Rand, a fourth grader at Crystal River Elementary School.
    Her design not only embodies the theme… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    What does it mean for boys to be boys?

    Is masculinity inherently negative? Have you ever felt like less of a man around other men? Is it possible to be strong and vulnerable at the same time?

    These are some of the questions engineer and former marine P.C. Drew hopes will fuel a community discussionread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Our Town: Jonelle Luther

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with Jonelle Luther, an instructor at the Carbondale Rec. Center and beyond — more inforead more →