Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Finding the essence of events

    I recently had a nightmare that it was Mountain Fair.

    Folks came from all over and converged on downtown. Under normal circumstances, it’s an important tradition (without which I would not exist, as my parents met at Mountain Fair). But in the context of a pandemic,read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town offers outdoor space to restaurants

    A block of Main Street will be subject to one-way traffic and weekly full closures after Carbondale trustees empowered staff to hammer out a specific plan for dining deeper in the right of way.

    The idea is to use the margins of Main for extra seatingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    No longer silence at the libraries

    The libraries were among the first public facilities to reopen this month, and patrons are learning to operate within some substantial limitations. 

    “We feel comfortable with all of the different precautions that are in place, not just for patrons but also for staff,” noted Carbondale Branchread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Waldorf creatively adapts to the new world

    Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork (WSRF) is known for its unconventional hands on teaching methods; but how does “hands on” happen when the teacher cannot share the same space as the student? Well, it takes not a small amount of ingenuity, a determined team of educators, andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale adopts mask ordinance

    Cloth face coverings are required in businesses and public buildings in Carbondale effectively immediately, following a 6-1 trustee vote on May 19. 

    The ordinance is geared toward indoor establishments and specifically addresses common areas, lobbies and front desks as well as any portions of grocery storesread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Will Call: Seeking serenity, courage and wisdom

    Two months ago, May and the Colorado Press Association (CPA) Convention seemed far away and out of COVID-19’s reach. Today, the fact that we pulled off our annual Mother’s Day edition seems like a small miracle — although, in fact, it’s due to tremendous effort by Mark Burrowsread more →

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    Abandoned campfire ignites wildfire

    Fifteen firefighters and a heavy helicopter Tuesday stopped the spread of a wildfire ignited by an abandoned campfire about 11 miles southwest of Carbondale near South Thompson Creek.

    “All lands in the White River National Forest are under fire restrictions, so the campers should not have… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The fox squirrel says, ‘I’m not going anywhere…’

    There is a species of tree squirrel within Colorado’s borders that has not always been here. The migrant critter’s latin name is Sciurus Niger but is commonly referred to as the Fox Squirrel. 

    Forest Service Biologist Phil Nyland describes a familiar sceneread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A virtual prom and a drive-through graduation

    While the class of 2020 will miss many of the hallmarks of senior year, there will be a graduation — albeit in the parking lot. 

    At a special meeting on May 6, the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education expressed support for the  “pomp andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Gunnison County stretches to enforce rules on its fringes

    In collaboration with Chris Rourke of The Gunnison Country Times

    While lines on a map often don’t reflect real social or geographic boundaries, even the smallest administrative divisions can create real impacts on the people within them.

    Case in point, the town of Marble and itsread more →