Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Something to do with your calabacitas (squash)

    The days are getting shorter. The colors are starting to change and in a few short months we will be back to a more limited selection of fruits and vegetables. But, for the moment my family is like the black bear about to go into hibernation. We are instinctively gorging ourselves on Olathe corn, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and loads of what us Latin folk call calabacitas, or squash. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees, AVLT partner in pursuit of new Red Hill parking

    With plenty of help from Aspen Valley Land Trust, Carbondale may end up owning almost 25 acres of land at the base of Red Hill — allowing the construction of a new parking lot and trail getting hikers and bikers off the road. “With the recent [Sutey-Two Shoes] land exchange, we’re just going to see more use in Red Hill,” said Town Manager Jay Harrington. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    See you around, Town

    As word of Town restaurant’s impending closure began to spread, Mark Fischer imagined how nice it would be if he could sit down and explain everything at one big table. Some would see sitting down with the newspaper as almost the same thing, but Fischer isn’t sure there’s a story here — at least not a controversial one. The mind and money behind not just Town, but also Phat Thai across the street and The Pullman in Glenwood, he’s Carbondale’s version of a celebrity chef . read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Two teens arrested in car theft

    On Sept. 18 at 8:58 p.m., a rash of car break-ins on Main Street culminated in the theft of a Toyota Tacoma, which was subsequently spotted at the Cowen Center. There, according to police chief Gene Schilling, officers encountered a pair of teenagers — one from El Jebel and one from New Castle — who appeared to be under the influence of an age-restricted drug. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    An error in the calendar

    Due to the omission of a header, two items in this week's print calendar — "African Dance" and "Brainstorm" — appear to be taking place on the wrong day. Both events are on Monday, Sept. 25. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    The unsolved case of the Dead Iron Mule

    Near Marble, up rock-and-mud County Road 3 just past the Outward Bound facility, lies the North Lost Trailhead. It is one of the less-travelled entrances into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, and for good cause. It is hard to spot, for starters. But it is also steep and overgrown and requires at least two substantial creek crossings and does not offer any immediately gratifying views, the kind prized by typical day hikers. read more →
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    Carbondale Fire replaces two board members

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protect District has two new faces on its board: ordinance officer Gretchen Stock-Bell and former mayor Michael Hassig, who will also serve as the new secretary/treasurer. The pair were chosen from among three applicants to fill the seats left open by Carl Smith and Lou Eller, both of whom have moved out of the district. read more →
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    A marvelous trip thanks to Moondance

    For fourteen days last July, myself and eleven other students from across the country, embarked on an adventure of a lifetime through the rocky Dolomite mountains on a Moondance trip. Moondance Adventures is an adventure travel company for middle and high school students with trips in five different continents, seventeen countries and eleven states in the US. The program’s philosophy incorporates a strong belief in the power of the outdoors with the ideas of positivity and “living in the moment.” read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Out of the saddle and onto the mat

    WindWalkers is probably best known for the therapeutic riding it runs year round on Missouri Heights, but some of its most important work takes place outside the arena. “It goes well beyond the physical component,” Executive Director Gabrielle Greeves explained. “When you create health for one, you create the ability for them to engage in and heal the entire community.” read more →
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    Annual reunion brings out alumni of all ages

    In 1960, Carbondale Union High School and Basalt High School came together under one roof and became Roaring Fork High School. The arrangement only lasted for two years while Basalt’s facilities were improved, but it left a lasting impression in Carbondale. The high school, now two buildings along, still has the conjoined name, mascot (Rams rather than Bulldogs) and colors (Blue and gold instead of blue and white). read more →