Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • 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

    Small plane crash in Gypsum, minor injuries reported

    Both the pilot and the passenger survived with minor injuries after single-engine plane made an emergency landing near Gypsum on Oct. 25 and ended up upside down in a field. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Before the cows come home

    Carbondalians love it in the fall when the cows come through town on their way from summer pastures on public land to their winter digs back on the ranch read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    A former wildlife officer’s perspective on the Crystal Trail

    I see through the local papers that the proposed Crystal Valley trail is still being considered for placement on the east side of the Crystal River. This controversial placement has been discussed and rejected by the public, local governments, local environmental organizations and the state Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division (CPW). read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Making a mark with figure drawing

    “There you go, good job! That’s beautiful!” one of that night’s participating artists encouraged Kristina as she nestled into the position she would be holding for the next 20 minutes on a well-lit couch in the middle of the studio. She was completely nude, and it was her first time modeling in that capacity. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees talk trail, begin budgeting

    The Town of Carbondale is taking its opportunity to comment on the Crystal River Trail seriously — though it might be a while before everyone can agree on what exactly to say. A short public comment period kicked off the discussion at the trustee meeting Oct. 24, setting the tone and giving constituents another chance to be heard. Still, several speakers directly addressed a sense that Pitkin County Open Space and Trails wasn’t really listening. “It’s almost like this is manifest destiny — something that’s going to happen no matter what,” said Bill Argeros. 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

    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

    Yes on 1A

    Dear Editor: Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in an area rich not only in beauty but in history with a variety of cultures (including Ute, Spanish explorers, miners, ranchers, settlers….) have an opportunity to vote on a November 7th ballot issue in Garfield County to recognize and protect our incredible history. read more →