Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Obituary: Russell Hedman

    Russell Bernard Hedman, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Carbondale January 7, 2018.
    He was born in Bakersfield, CA in 1939, grew up in Modesto, and attended the University of California, Berkeley during what he called the Beatnik years. His love for skiing brought him to Courchevel… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Obituary: Patrick L. Groom

    January 31, 1949 – February 20, 2018

    PATRICK LEE GROOM, of Carbondale, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018 in Hotchkiss. He was 69.

    Patrick was born January 31, 1949 to Dean and Wilda Groom.Pat moved to Carbondale with his family as a child in 1959.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: ‘Look, listen and participate in elections’

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    March 2, 1978
    A “changing of the guard” was underway in town government, with the old families giving way to relatively new residents. Some of the pending candidates at the time had barely made their one-year residency requirements. Following four… read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Wishful thinking

    This column by Paige Meredith is the first in a series he’ll be sharing with Stan Badgett.

    How often have we heard platitudes expressing the idea that the wisdom of the people will keep our country on the right track?
    Yet every poll seems to indicate that the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Discuss the future of the John M. Fleet Pool

    With the 40-year-old municipal swimming pool constantly under repair, the question of what’s next will be tackled in a 6 p.m. community forum on Feb. 28 at Town Hall.
    “The goal is to get people excited about the process,” said Parks and Recreation Board Member Kathleen Wanatowicz. “We… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Cousins compete on the court

    With grandkids on both of the Western Slope’s top high school boys’ basketball teams, it’s sometimes hard for Jackie and Lew Ron Thompson to decide when to cheer.
    “We just sat at the side and nodded with each score,” Jackie recalled of the showdown between Roaring Fork and Coal… read more →

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    Too much to contain at TRTC

    Gone are the days when Thunder River Theatre Company tackled one thing at a time.
    The opening of Arthur Miller’s Tony Award nominated drama “The Price” — featuring a powerhouse cast of Bob Moore, Owen O’Farrell, Trary Maddalone and Jeff Carlson under the direction of TRTC Executive Artistic… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Down to a coin toss

    Feb. 23, 1978
    A contested appointment on Planning and Zoning came down to chance. It was the second seat filled in two months (Paul Lappala got the first one), and many had assumed that the other applicant the first time would simply fill the vacancy, and the town didn’t… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    RFHS Vice Principal Kelsie Goodman to resign

    After four years as vice principal, Keslie Goodman will leave Roaring Fork High School at the end of the school year to take a leadership position in Iowa, where her family lives.

    It’s the right decision, she told The Sun on Feb. 20, but not an easy one.

    “I was… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Local shoots and skis his way to the Olympics

    From the archives of the Roaring Fork Valley Journal

    Feb. 16, 1978
    The Basalt Board of Trustees approved a letter affirming the Town’s desire for the four-laning of Highway 82, among other improvements. The move was in direct opposition to a recent hearing in which Pitkin County had reportedly… read more →