Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Treating more than just the symptom

    It’s officially open enrollment season, and those “hunting” for affordable healthcare plans in the Valley may be in for less-than-pleasant, though not surprising, sticker shock: premiums for plans not sponsored by an employer are about 27 percent higher than last year — and that’s just on average. It’s a symptom of a systemic issue, at least according to Drs. Lauren Whittaker and Jade Wimberley, co-owners of Lux Wellness Center in Carbondale. read more →
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    Sparking an interest in science

    While interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers declines nationwide, local schools and organizations are finding ways to take potentially stuffy topics and make them engaging and hands on. Case in point, Family Science Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Basalt Middle School. It’s a five year tradition made fresh by a new partnership with the Aspen Science Center. For $10 — register in advance at — fourth through eighth graders and their families will have a chance to answer questions like… read more →
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    Pages of the Past: A big gun at a small bank

    Nov. 10, 1977: A soft spoken outlaw with “some kind of accent” was still on the loose after walking into Roaring Fork Bank (now Alpine Bank) with a .375 magnum revolver and getting away with a day-pack full of bills. Bank president Lynn Pittman refused to divulge the exact amount stolen, but the Journal estimated it at between $5,000 and $15,000. read more →
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    C’dale Fire mill levy renewed in a landslide

    Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District will get three more years at their current property tax level, if preliminary election results are any guide. Voters across the district’s three counties came out almost two to one in favor of measure 4C, with 1,421 votes for and 796 against. read more →
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    Unofficial election results

    Unofficial preliminary results are trickling in for the 2017 coordinated election, according to county websites and read more →
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    For CMC, no Gallagher loophole

    Ballot Issue 4B, which would have authorized the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees to increase its mill levy to offset revenue losses in the event of a Gallagher-mandated tax assessment rate decrease, has apparently failed. The preliminary results, which totaled at 32,334 votes, show a 47 to 53 percent defeat for the measure. read more →
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    Slew of accidents clog Highway 82

    At least one person was hospitalized followed series of back-to-back accidents on Highway 82 near Catherine Store that left midvalley first responders scrambling Monday night. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Yes on 4B

    Dear Editor: Affordable higher education is a service essential to the lives of many young Americans like me, and to the economy; local and as a whole. read more →
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    Outstanding local business

    Dear Editor: There is a time and a season for all things and it’s time to recognize a long-time local business. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    We’ve got the band back together

    Nothing makes you appreciate someone like their absence, and over the past month almost everyone at The Sopris Sun has taken some time away. I actually started the trend myself by taking off for Canadian Thanksgiving with my family in Windsor, Ontario. I skipped town right after Potato Day and missed almost a week of newspapering, including the big internet outage and some important breaking news. Didn’t notice my absence? That’s all thanks to Trina Ortega, The Sun’s original editor. Few people in my position have ever had access to such a talented substitute. I am immensely grateful. read more →