Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Pages of the Past: Bonedale the last to bend on open container

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    July 20, 1978

    Carbondale postmaster Glen Norton announced that home mail delivery would begin in the fall to all residential and business addresses within the city limits. The move was partially in response to insufficient post office…

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    The Sun’s guide to summiting Sopris

    It’s hard to look at Mount Sopris looming over the Valley and not think of climbing it.

    At 12,965 feet for both peaks, it’s far short of the fourteener status that usually attracts mountaineers, but its prominence and beauty more than make up for it.read more →

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    Heroes made on Independence Day

    Anyone who has dealt with wildfire will tell you that it’s an unpredictable foe. While firefighting can be full of repetition and drudgery — hold the line, call for backup, stay out of the way — the fate of a whole community can sometimes be decided in oneread more →

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    RFTA, trustees get down to transportation tax

    The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is nearing a decision on a fall tax question, if their presentation at the July 10 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting is any guide.

    “My hope is that the board can land on a number on Thursday,” consultant Ralph Trapaniread more →

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    Talk out the trash

    Do you support recycling and waste reduction? Fewer trucks on the street? Affordable trash pickup? Like having a choice of hauler? Want to protect the bears?

    Well, you probably can’t have it all.

    The Carbondale Trustees have been struggling with contradicting priorities forread more →

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    The little engine that still can

    When Carbondale crews arrived on a mutual aid call for the Oak Meadows Fire up Four Mile, Jim Hawkins and his 1965 Dodge PowerWagon fire engine were there ahead of them.

    Jim owns Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Sharill, but he’sread more →

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    Impasse averted in Thompson Park affordable housing debate

    With only four of seven members present at the latest of Town Council meeting, the Thompson Park development needed unanimous support to move forward — and their initial proposal wasn’t getting it.

    With nine years and thousands of dollars already invested, the developer was pushingread more →

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    Prince Creek camping getting an official makeover

    With great use comes infrastructure improvements.

    As work wraps up on newly beautified bike trails along Prince Creek, the Bureau of Land Management is turning its attention to the mess of unofficial campsites tucked among the gambel oaks.

    Back in 2015, the Bureauread more →

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    Oak Meadows Fire flares up Four Mile

    Crews were expected to be released Monday night following the final mop up of the fire that consumed around 50 acres near the Oak Meadows subdivision along Four Mile Road southwest of Glenwood Springs.

    A 200-yard brush fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. June 22  and quickly grew to around… read more →

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    Summerfest, balloon bash come together at Crown Mountain Park

    Crown Mountain Park has a lot to celebrate with the passage of the 7A mill levy increase, and this year’s Summerfest and Balloon Bash is set to be a party to match.

    “It’s a great time to see the park,” said Park & Recreation Manager Nateread more →