Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Crystal Trail benefits outweigh the risks

    Dear Editor: As a Redstone resident and member of the Crystal River Caucus, I respect Delia Malone’s scientific credentials, viewpoints and passion, and share her concerns about the welfare of wildlife and vegetation in our valley. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Halloween dance & party Tuesday night!

    The following listing was inadvertently left out of our print calendar: Dance lesson at the Third Street Center with Wild Bill from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; open dancing from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p,m. No partner or experience necessary. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: The big football game that never happened

    Oct. 27, 1977: The Journal reflected on “the first big game” — a planned 1921 football showdown between Roaring Fork and Glenwood Springs. The entire male population of the school formed the 11 man team, which ultimately opted not to compete. “We got cold feet,” recalled Eddis Fender. “I mean, they were really big. To tell the truth, we didn’t play anybody that year. We had a perfect record: 0-0-0. We practiced for four years and never did play a real game.” read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Fish rescue

    Something fishy took place in Sopris Park on the afternoon of Oct. 23. A number of fish were trapped in the ditch after it was turned off for the season and only a small amount of water was left when Mitt Farmer noticed them. Farmer told Cindy Sidlowski and they called in Rory Rehbeck's expertise read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    The rest is history

    What’s so special about the history of this place? It was an almost offensive question to pose to Beth White and Matt Annabel of the Mount Sopris Historical Society, particularly against the rugged backdrop of the Pour House. But with a much broader demographic than just history buffs weighing in on a million dollar historical fund for Garfield County in the 1A ballot question, however, it’s probably one worth asking. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Sandra Lopez takes sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarians

    On Oct. 19, local immigrant rights leader Sandra Lopez moved into a house on Cleveland Place, and she doesn’t know when she’ll feel safe enough to walk outside again. The house is the parsonage of Carbondale’s Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation (TRUU), with whom Lopez is taking sanctuary. Just one day earlier, Lopez had learned that her legal stay of removal had been denied. In an interview with The Sopris Sun, Lopez said she began shaking when she heard the news, thinking of what that decision would mean for her family. Instead of presenting herself to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) the next day, where she was scheduled to be detained and then deported, she made the difficult decision to take sanctuary. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Vote yes

    Dear Editor: I will vote yes for Garfield County’s November 7, ballot issue 1A, a property tax that will contribute to the support of our valley’s six community museums. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Terms of Endangerment

    “You’re not special enough to overcome a bad marriage.” That line, from the 1983 film “Terms of Endearment,” set my teeth on edge when I first heard it. Decades later, I think that Shirley MacLaine’s character, Aurora Greenway, had a point. It flies in the face of my feminist credentials to say so, but marrying the wrong man is probably the worst mistake a young woman can make. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    4B a transparent fix

    Dear Editor: Crafting local policy can be a real challenge. It’s nearly impossible to solve one problem without knowingly or unknowingly affecting many other issues. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Fielder for 4B

    Dear Editor: I support Colorado Mountain College’s Measure 4B. The results of the November, 2016 elections were influenced by working class Americans who feel left behind by our modern economy read more →