Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Will Call: Let’s all mind the gap

    Whatever the creepy recorded voices at City Market say, it doesn’t feel like we’re all in this together anymore.

    That’s not necessarily a criticism, just the impression that comes with seeing some people out in large groups and others still cooped up at home. And whileread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Commercial inventory captures a town in limbo

    When The Sopris Sun set out to conduct an annual inventory of commercial space in town, we never anticipated tracking the effects of a pandemic.

    Our methods — recording the number of occupied units and tracking the addresses of unoccupied space each June — were intendedread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Main Street one-way creates conflict

    Carbondale’s current Board of Trustees have seen few bitter conflicts, but the June 23 meeting had Luis Yllanes feeling like King Solomon — known for ordering a child cut in half in order to snap a pair of fueding mothers out of a bitter dispute.

    Theread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Knaus, McCourt take their leave from RFHS

    While two of Roaring Fork High School’s fixtures have been phasing out for some time, this year they mean it (mostly). As they prepare for retirement, Spanish Teacher Jill Knaus boasts 34 years in the district, while Art Teacher Cathleen Crayford-McCourt has 28. 

    Knaus, neé Heider,read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Sinkhole repaired, northbound CO 133 restored in Carbondale

    Northbound traffic on Colorado Highway 133 in Carbondale is back to normal. Today the Colorado Department of Transportation repaired a large sinkhole located just south of the intersection of CO 133 and Main Street, near Mile Point 68. Crews filled, tamped down, capped, and paved the sinkhole, which measured… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Finding the essence of events

    I recently had a nightmare that it was Mountain Fair.

    Folks came from all over and converged on downtown. Under normal circumstances, it’s an important tradition (without which I would not exist, as my parents met at Mountain Fair). But in the context of a pandemic,read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Town offers outdoor space to restaurants

    A block of Main Street will be subject to one-way traffic and weekly full closures after Carbondale trustees empowered staff to hammer out a specific plan for dining deeper in the right of way.

    The idea is to use the margins of Main for extra seatingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    No longer silence at the libraries

    The libraries were among the first public facilities to reopen this month, and patrons are learning to operate within some substantial limitations. 

    “We feel comfortable with all of the different precautions that are in place, not just for patrons but also for staff,” noted Carbondale Branchread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Waldorf creatively adapts to the new world

    Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork (WSRF) is known for its unconventional hands on teaching methods; but how does “hands on” happen when the teacher cannot share the same space as the student? Well, it takes not a small amount of ingenuity, a determined team of educators, andread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale adopts mask ordinance

    Cloth face coverings are required in businesses and public buildings in Carbondale effectively immediately, following a 6-1 trustee vote on May 19. 

    The ordinance is geared toward indoor establishments and specifically addresses common areas, lobbies and front desks as well as any portions of grocery storesread more →