Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Pitfalls, priorities and patience for a new City Market

    The troubled Carbondale Marketplace development proposal, on a parcel of land adjacent to the intersection of Highway 133 and Main Street, has been granted its sixth extension in a year and a half for the submission of critical documents that must be filed before any development can proceed on the property. The approval of the 90-day extension for filing a final plat for the project, however, came only after the Board of Trustees (BOT) listened to a litany of problems outlined by spokesmen for the project’s development partnership. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Fire restrictions begin June 27

    Stage 1 fire restrictions begin June 27 in Garfield County for unincorporated private lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published


    Dear Editor: Save the Free and Open Internet read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Gathering the public lands loving clan at Wildfest

    Summer is in full swing and there’s so much to cram into this short but busiest season. The rivers are full, the wildflowers are glorious, the trails are melting out, and the high country beckons. Because our surrounding public lands are most accessible this time of year, we’re all out there busy pursuing the activities that keep us fit and renew our spirits. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    The organization behind the big balloon bash

    One of the Roaring Fork Valley region’s longest-running humanitarian organizations, Lift-Up, is holding a three-day celebration event this weekend, June 23 – 25, called “Lift Off for Lift-Up,” a hot-air balloon festival at Crown Mountain Park and other venues in the El Jebel and Willits communities. The events, which marks the organization’s thirty-fifth year of operations, will run from Friday evening (starting with a 6 p.m. concert at Triangle Park in the Willits Town Center. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Reaching out to Aspen, Nicaragua, Kroger

    June 25, 1987: KDNK, Carbondale’s then four-year-old community radio station, expanded its reach by striking a deal to join other local broadcasters on the Pitkin County translator system. Though the move reportedly was preceded by “months of tinkering” by engineers and political wrangling, KDNK’s signal finally reached Aspen this week, with plans to ultimately serve listeners in Marble, Redstone, Snowmass, Basalt and the Fryingpan River Valley, not to mention Glenwood Springs. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    A Dumpster fire, floating car and lost hikers

    While Dead Dog and Hunter fires are contained and unlikely to spread, high water and little rain have local first responders nervous — and they’ve been busy this week. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Bookbinders Basalt brings back the personal

    If you’ve been mourning the loss of The Novel Tea Shop or Town Center Booksellers, take heart — the midvalley has a bookstore again. Bookbinders Basalt, located at 731 E Valley Rd. across from Bristlecone Sports and next to the Midland Clothing Company in the Willits Town Center, celebrates its grand opening all day on June 22 after a little more than a week of quiet business. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Native son shines on C’dale farmers’ market

    Ben Armstrong thinks a farmer’s market would make a great setting for a reality TV show. The Aspen native has been involved in the Carbondale markets as a vendor for Roaring Gardens in the past, but this year he’s in charge of the whole event. “I kind of didn’t know how much work it was going to be to manage,” he said. “Now that it’s starting it’s a lot more rewarding.” read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    TCI Ranch sells for $7.2 million

    One of the last historic ranches between Aspen and Glenwood Springs recently sold for $7.2 million, according to records at the Garfield County Clerk & Recorder’s office. Variously known in recent years as the TCI Lane Ranch and McClure River Ranch, the 100-acre parcel sits on the south side of Highway 82 along the Roaring Fork River, just upvalley from Catherine Store. read more →