Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: Columns Published

    That’s just, like, your opinion

    As a reader-supported nonprofit newspaper, The Sopris Sun makes a special effort to provide a public platform for the full breadth of experience and opinion in our community.

    We publish the vast majority of letters to the editor and guest columns we receive, but dueread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Putting on the gloves to Power Punch Parkinson’s

    At first blush, boxing seems like an unorthodox physical therapy for Parkinson’s patients.

    After all, one of the most high-profile cases of the degenerative disorder was Muhammad Ali, and many have long theorized that repeated head injuries may have been a factor. But low-impact boxing programsread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Trustees strive for simplicity in trash hauling policy

    For trash talk, it was remarkably civil. The bulk of the Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 28 centered on waste-hauling, with only a few bones of contention.

    It helped that that the Town had included input from five haulers and conducted a survey ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A unique ecosystem endures on the slopes of Basalt Mountain

    The folks at Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) like to compare Jerome Osentowski to a pioneer species — a hearty organism that establishes the first foothold in an inhospitable landscape and paves the way for future abundance.

    Since the 1970s, Osentowski has been doing justread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Potato Day deadlines looming

    Over the course of the last century or so, a wide array of folks have pitched in to make Potato Day a reality — from farmers and ranchers to the municipal government to members of local sororities. Now, with Xi Gamma Tau retiring from its role, Carbondale’s oldestread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Fire mulls bond, mill levy modification

    The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Board is expected to certify a pair of ballot items at its next meeting in an effort to secure sustainable funding.

    Voters would be asked, separately, to support a roughly $7.5 million bond issue and an indefinite 10.4read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Book release, film showing coincide for father and son

    When Clark Heckert finished the manuscript for “Sudden Storm” in 1991, his son, J. Winfield, was a teen just experimenting with film to tell tales of piracy during a family trip to Lake Powell. Now, Clark’s book is officially available in its final form and Winfield’s first featureread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Water woes worsen on the Crystal River

    It’s one thing to hear that the lower Crystal River is running at less than 5 percent of its seasonal mean and quite another to stand in less than 10 cubic feet per second. The Sun invited Jaime Fiske of SUP Marble, Collin Szewczyk of the local Troutread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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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  • Locations: News Published

    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 →