Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Divest Wells Fargo

    Dear Editor: Garfield County and the Town of Carbondale bank with Wells Fargo. 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

    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: 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

    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: 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 →