Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    Rekindling lost arts

    Just because Jeremy Wallace wants folks to know how to start a fire with a bow drill or forage for food doesn’t make him a prepper or an anarcho-primitivist.

    “I think at the core it’s just trying to reconnect people with the land,” theread more →

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    Pages of the Past: ‘It doesn’t matter if a story’s true or not, just so it’s good.’

    April 7, 1988: Basalt-area oldtimer and former Journal columnist Jake Lucksinger died at the age of 95, prompting reprinted excerpts of some of his “Legends and Lore” — he dropped the “Lies” after the first couple issues because “it doesn’t matter if a story’s true or not, just so it’s good.” read more →
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    Sparhawk, Yllanes and Henry for four years; Kitching for two; 2A passes

    The incumbents came out on top and the streetscape tax was renewed in a landslide, according to unofficial Carbondale municipal election results on April 3. read more →
  • Locations: Letters Published

    Runne column rebuttal

    Dear Editor:

    Sigh… John, you are one of the people from whom we have spent years defending Carbondale.  

    You have lived here one year, and so very quickly are ready to show us locals how it is done in the big world.read more →

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    Small town, big issues in Marble election forum

    While fewer than 200 people are eligible to vote in the upcoming Marble trustee election, the issues discussed at a recent candidate forum have resonance for locals and visitors alike. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Big boulders in a little hot spring

    March 30, 1978

    Residents up the Crystal Valley expressed concerns that snow plows were increasing avalanche danger on McClure Pass by driving snow and debris off the road and denuding the hillside. Reached for comment, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson denied any such thing was happening andread more →

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    When the well runs dry

    Last week, Sue Rollyson and her neighbors on Red Dog Road up the Crystal woke up without water. The subdivision’s well, which had operated consistently since the 1970s, had run dry.

    “When you are trying to live your normal modern life with no running water,read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    What’s happened to VVH?

    Dear Editor:

    Ran into Dr. Greg Feinsinger at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church’s chili cookoff.

    “I want you to write a letter,” Feinsinger said,”about what’s happened to Valley View Hospital.”

    “You mean since the Mennonites gave up control?” Iread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    No need to change

    Dear Editor:

    I love Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley.

    It’s one of the greatest towns on the Western Slope, filled with intelligent, engaged people from all walks of life. The super wealthy to the dirtbag climbers. Anglos to Hispanic, Tall and shortread more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Thompson Park concerns

    Dear Editor:

    On March 8, a new Thompson Park development plan from Cerise Park, LLC, was presented to Carbondale’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The submission now comprises 45 dwelling units (priced between $600 and 800K) instead of 16 units (the first phase of an anticipated 27read more →