Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

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    Pages of the Past: Big business, humongous home

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 22, 1978

    The Town of Carbondale decided to begin enforcing an old policy restricting out of towners from using the municipal dump. With only nine months of operative life remaining on the facility and an estimated…

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    Planting the seeds of history

    A locomotive headlight on display at the Mount Sopris Historical Society (MSHS) museum serves as a stark reminder that history doesn’t preserve itself.

    It was a fixture at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, which was shuttered and had its assets “scattered to the wind” after Union Pacificread more →

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    Increased density, smaller lots proposed for Thompson Park

    It should come as no surprise that a development proposal as protracted as Thompson Park wasn’t approved in one meeting.

    In fact, Carbondale Trustees went into their June 12 meeting knowing that the major site plan review, conditional use permit and agreement amendments would likely beread more →

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    Pages of the Past: Bridge over trouble water

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    June 15, 1978

    Residents of the Crystal Meadows subdivision were shocked to hear that Gunnison County might be decommissioning the bridge that offered the only access into the area. The resulting outcry inspired Senator Floyd Haskell’s office…

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    2018 summer kids activities guide

    There’s plenty of programming to keep kids captivated all summer long. This list — gleaned from advertisers and others among our contacts — isn’t comprehensive, but contains a wide variety of free and paid opportunities for youngsters whether they want to spend a night at the movies orread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Let's write a story together

    Editor’s note: This is a sort of telephone-game story running  monthly as part of our literary and creativity section. Let us know at if you’d like to write the next chapter!

    By Will Grandbois 

    Something strange was going on in Carbondale.
    By the time officials had… read more →

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    ‘Busy is the new normal’ as commercial occupancy increases

    There are roughly 339 operating businesses within Carbondale (plus several in transition) and space for 33 more, according to The Sun’s second annual unofficial commercial inventory. That’s up from 306 and 39 respectively when our inaugural effort established a baseline this time last year.

    Theread more →

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    To see de Beque’s legacy, look around you

    Wally de Beque was a man of few words and many contributions.

    “He sort of instilled in us this idea that community is important and that your participation is what makes it happen,” noted his daughter, Shelle de Beque.

    Added her half brother, more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The slippery slope of ordering online

    Before the whole Village at Crystal River / Crystal River Marketplace debate, it never even occurred to me that Carbondale’s grocery store was inadequate.

    I’d grown up with Circle Soopers occupying half of the current space, and had bemoaned the loss of Ben Franklin to theread more →