Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    The Native history you didn’t get in school comes to the Crystal Theatre

    Dave Taylor didn’t have a lot of exposure to the history and current plight of Native American cultures before he began work on “Whitewashed” — and in some ways, that was the point.

    “I needed to be invited into the room, and I was,” Taylor said. “All the… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    All they have to do is dream

    For the past decade, 5Point has been investing in the best teenage dreams, and it’s already paying back dividends.

    In 2016, the Dream Project covered Bridges High Schooler Hannah Hayden’s 15-day trip to Peru to help poor, rural kids at a federal school.“I definitely wouldn’t be the same… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Kid-organized event reminds everyone to ‘be you’

    Carbondale’s first pride parade is slated for the First Friday in May and it’s all thanks to a group of middle schoolers.

    It’s actually the second year that Carbondale Middle School has had a GSA — which can stand for Gay Straight Alliance or Gendersread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Fund, board and arborist prove Town can see urban forest for the trees

    This year, Carbondale is expected to hit a pair of mile-markers related to its urban forest: 25 years as a Tree City USA and 10 years of the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund.

    “It’s a real landmark,” said Tree Board Chair Dan Bullock. “It’s absolutely amazing thatread more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    We all shine on

    Spring is a time of transition, and this year that is proving particularly true for The Sopris Sun.

    Since I took the helm January 2016, we’ve replaced most of our staff and all of our board. Terri Ritchie and Barbara Dills were the last holdouts and it’s strange… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Raising up your spring chickens

    Don’t worry; the Roaring Fork Co-Op isn’t giving or selling baby chicks to folks without any sense of what it takes to raise them.

    “We’re careful they don’t go out the door until people are ready for them,” Store Manager Marvin Claridge explained.

    To that end, the… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale ‘can’t say no’ to small cell

    The Town of Carbondale approved a rare emergency ordinance on April 9, just days ahead of a Federal Communications Commission deadline to tackle small cell wireless.

    While traditional cell arrays are rarely proposed within town limits, small cell units have the right to co-locate on publicread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale kids carry on scholarship tradition

    The future is looking bright for Lux Andrade and Solana Teitler. Each has been awarded and accepted one of the top scholarships available to college-bound kids in Colorado.

    “It’s life-changing… I went from not knowing where I’m starting to being able to choose. Andrade saidread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    The usual suspects

    Most well-established restaurants have regulars, but folks at the The Village Smithy actually track theirs.… read more →
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    Top pianist gives Castle concert benefit

    Robin Sutherland believes in tackling things like they matter, so when he performs a benefit concert for The Sopris Sun on Aug. 12 at The Redstone Castle, you can be pretty sure he means it.

    “This is going to be all about fun, but also allread more →