Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Pages of the Past: Ranch hands stabbed in bunkhouse brawl

    The Roaring Fork Ram football boys were headed to the semi-final following a 42-8 victory against Del Norte at home. Marty Nieslanik made a 47-yard touchdown pass in the lopsided playoff game, while Tracy Cerise, John Yocom, Neil Jensen and Mike Stark all contributed to the offense and Al Joyner, Scott Maynard and Cary Soucie shut down the Tigers offensively. read more →
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    No shortage of opportunities to shop local on Saturday — and beyond

    Martin Central Vacuums Systems at 534 Highway 133 is in an unassuming shopping strip and is an unlikely location to find handmade catnip pouches.“I mostly do the odd, unusual things,” said Margery Martin of her fabric-focused novelties. Her husband Ron runs the vacuum business and she displays and sells her wares from the same storefront. While perusers will find placemats and pot holders that are more familiar, most of Margery’s collection feels like a hodgepodge of items you didn’t know you needed. “These are the catnip mats. Cats love them,” she said. read more →
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    Rams drop varsity football – for now

    It’s easy to see Roaring Fork High School’s decision not to field a varsity football team next year as a defeat, but Athletic Director Jade Bath would beg to differ. “We’re not doing this because we lost,” she said. “We’re doing it because it’s best for the kids and we’re trying to keep them safe. It’s gonna hurt, but it’s the decision we had to make.” Although the end of a two-year schedule cycle made it the moment to act, fielding just a junior varsity team had been on the table for some time. read more →
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    Behind the scenes: Carbondale’s water system

    At first glance, it’s an unassuming boulder filled draw on the flank of Sopris. The few obvious trickles of water are nowhere near enough to supply a town, but there’s a rushing sound just under the surface. Open a trapdoor in the concrete catchment, and you’ll find a steady flow of 400 gallons per minute even in drought, which can more than double during runoff. read more →
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    Raising voices from around the world

    The stories that will be shared on Nov. 30 at The Temporary may come from all over the world, but they all share the same common denominator: inherently human experiences. Immigrant Voices, a premier spoken-word performance, is the result of a first-time collaboration between Writ Large, English in Action and The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW). It features seven speakers. read more →
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    Trustees agree on a lot, but not everything

    The first big item for consideration was a major site plan review for a mixed use development on the northeast side of the roundabout at Highway 133 and Main Street. The currently vacant lot is owned by Stein Properties Limited Partnership. read more →
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    GlenX unveils coworking space at TSC

    In 2005, the United States boasted one coworking space, according to the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. By 2016, there were more than 11,000 worldwide, with nine on the Western Slope. And now, one exists at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. GlenX — which started as a play on TedX because the company organized speaking engagements in Glenwood Springs — has evolved as a subsidiary of Social Bridge into a full coworking space and, eventually, a business incubator. read more →
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    Fotion’s Gym owners are stronger together

    There’s always another goal on the horizon for Steve Fotion. It hasn’t even been a month since winning the coveted America’s Strongest Man 50+ title at America’s Strongest Pro and America’s Strongest Masters competitions, and he’s already training for the future. “Now we’ve gotta repeat, that’s all,” he said about his victories in Phoenix. “That way it’s not a fluke.” The Oct. 14 and 15 events were not Fotion’s first — he’s competed four times in as many years. The first time, he came in 13th place. Each year, he placed a little higher before earning the first-place title, jumping from seventh place last year to the 2017 champion in his age bracket read more →
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    A student led fundraiser for youth radio

    Maija Petterson’s passion for radio would be noteworthy even if she wasn’t a senior at Glenwood Springs High School. She listens to NPR every morning, DJs on KDNK whenever she gets the chance and has recently launched a fundraising campaign for the station’s Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP). It all started five years ago, when AZYEP co-director Beth Wysong invited Petterson to spend some time on the air. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Healing with music…Or stealing it

    Nov. 17, 1977: The Journal featured the work of Ray Adams, then the area’s only registered music therapist. Through Wildwood School in Aspen and his Carbondale home, he worked with handicapped and neurotypical children in what was then an emerging field. “Music is a very natural thing to use in a therapy situation. read more →