Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    Trustees agree to pursue age-friendly community designation

    Mayor Dan Richardson worried the final decision to pursue an AARP Age-Friendly Community designation for Carbondale might prove anticlimactic due to sheer lack of opposition, but the cheers and applause from a room full of seniors demonstrated otherwise.

    The push was just part of multiple effortsread more →

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    Local hams have a field day

    Despite the development of the Internet, satellites and the like, amateur radio is not only surviving, it’s thriving.

    The local Ski Country Amateur Radio Club boasts more than 100 members and consistently sees at least a dozen of them at 8 a.m. meetings every Tuesday atread more →

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    It’s time to let the Town know about your trash preferences

    Carbonale’s new single-hauler trash service doesn’t begin until October, but customers would be well served to pay attention now.

    “The Town wants to be really thoughtful about rolling it out and making sure people are set up for success,” explained Bryana Starbuck, one of several folks brought in… read more →

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    More vaping restrictions could be coming to town

    Less than a year after raising the tobacco age in town, Carbondale trustees are considering additional measures.

    Following a presentation by Pitkin County Tobacco Specialist Risa Turetsky on June 11, Mayor Dan Richardson took an informal poll and found support for at least considering aread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Things are looking up at Crown Mountain Park

    It has been a little over a year since voters approved a tax hike to support Crown Mountain Park, and it’s beginning to pay dividends.

    “It’s been an absolute game changer,” said Park Manager Nate Grinzinger. “We feel like there’s so much untapped potential here.read more →

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    Seeing the 'watershed for the creek' and participating in your own safety

    Yes, there’s a lot of snow in the high country. No, that doesn’t mean all our water woes are over.

    Social media is awash with figures describing snowpack at more than 400 percent of normal for this time of year — which is true, but only to a… read more →

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    Our Town: Sami Dinar

    The Sopris Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week, we caught up with Sami Dinar, the Range and Noxious Weed Specialist for the Aspen Sopris Ranger District.read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Town Report

    Looking for a summer job? The Town of Carbondale has several positions open in different departments, including parks maintenance workers (one of which is a full-time position), lifeguards and swim instructors, recreation assistants, recreation center climbing instructors and seasonal vegetation managers, according to the latest report from Town Manager Jay… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Cop Shop

    From May 17 through May 23, Carbondale Officers handled 240 Calls for Service.

    During this period, officers investigated the following cases of note:

    Friday, May 17 at 9:16 a.m., police were told of a suspected illegal camper off the Rio Grande Trail near the town’s wastewater plant. Notes were left… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    John James McCormick - Obituary

    Our beloved John McCormick passed away under a full moon on May 19, shortly after 1 a.m.  He was 76 years young.

    To say that he will be missed is a huge understatement. John was greatly loved everywhere he went, everywhere he ever worked, everywhere he ever lived. The lifelong… read more →