Stuff by Will Grandbois

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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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    Ram hoopsters bouncing back from break

    Roaring Fork High School’s basketball teams are off to a promising start as they jump right from the holidays into league play. “You get rolling and you get right where you want to be and then you’ve got winter break,” noted Athletic Director and Girls’ Coach Jade Bath. The varsity girls are 4-2 overall following an array of mostly non-league games in December. 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 →
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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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    As Luckett would have it

    It has a 15-million person following in 180 countries. And in many ways thanks to William Luckett, a junior at Roaring Fork High School, Carbondale is quickly adding to the Zumba fever. The 17-year-old is no stranger to movement — he studies ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance — so when he fell in love with Zumba, it wasn’t surprising. He realized he wanted more than just participate: he wanted to teach. read more →
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    A post-holiday guide to some Carbondale gyms

    Another year has come and gone. The family has traveled home and the holidays feel like a distant memory. However, left behind is the mountain of cookies, fudge, pies, and more taunting you in the kitchen. With a guilty grin you give into the temptation and pile the treats high onto a plate and onto the couch. read more →
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    Roving reporter: New Year's resolutions

    ’Tis the season for reflection on the past and resolutions for the future. So we asked a few locals who were out and about after the holidays about their plans for 2018. Compiled by Megan Tackett read more →
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    New Year's Eve happenings

    Looking to ring in 2018 right here in Carbondale? Here are some of the offerings we know about. read more →
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    Pills implicated in Carbondale man's death

    One man died and another was hospitalized as a result of apparent overdose on Dec. 28, according to a Carbondale Police Department press release. First responders arrive at a Carbondale home around 5:30 p.m. and found a 30-year-old man dead, the release said. read more →
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    Happy trails to 2017

    There’s no way a single issue can truly capture all the happenings of a year in Bonedale and beyond, but hopefully our 51 other issues have given readers a good sampling. We’ve been in the first row for folks’ highs and lows, tried to branch out without losing the basics and given readers what they want as well as hopefully what they need. The list that follows is far from comprehensive. We have tried to focus on things we felt made the year stand out, as well as those that might have lasting impacts on years to come. We have also tried to hold our remembrance of those passed until the end, while the news of the newborns has yet to be written. read more →