Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Let me take you down: In defense of the lower valley

    If you complain that Aspenites don’t venture beyond the roundabout but never stop between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, this column is for you.

    It’s certainly not for the host of folks we consider Carbondalians — including many pillars of our community like teachers and policeread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Giving thanks for Jim Calaway’s life and legacy

    Jim Calaway never took no for an answer and never failed to say thank you.

    It’s an approach that elevated him into the top of Texas business and politics in his youth, helped him inspire a new era of philanthropy in the Roaring Fork Valley andread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    In search of Bonedale's best burger

    In a ranching town, hamburgers are serious business.

    Pretty much every restaurant takes particular pride in their patty, which more often than not comes from a cow that could have been driven through town last year. Diners debate the merits of each — the meat,read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    The flip side of vacation rentals in a tight market

    As renters struggle to find housing in the Roaring Fork Valley’s oversaturated market, some have pointed their fingers at landlords offering short-term housing instead — but they may be mixing cause and effect.

    It’s part of making it possible to live here,” explained Carbondale Branch Librarian Lacy Dunlavy.… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Trustee summoned for drinking and driving

    When Carbondale Police Officer Brandyn Rupp stopped a gray Subaru Forester near the intersection of Second Street and Snowmass Avenue for allegedly speeding just after midnight on Jan. 12, the driver turned out to be Luis Yllanes, a member of the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

    In addition to a citation… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Survey seeks to help folks keep their furry friends

    As Executive Director of Colorado Animal Rescue, Wes Boyd has watched renters struggle with the choice between their pets and a place to live.

    “We noticed that there are a large number of animals that come into the shelter that are displaced from their homesread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Basalt Regional Library offers a great escape

    Apparently, the best way to get 20- and 30-somethings into the library is to “lock” them in a room and give them puzzles.

    At least, that’s what the Basalt Regional Library is trying with a series of “escape room” events, among other programming. Escape roomsread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Growth crowds elk, deer in more ways than one

    Before Aspen Glen was built, hundreds of elk used to graze between Carbondale and Glenwood — but the fact that the herd has since declined isn’t just a function of development.

    “You’re seeing a direct loss of habitat and also extra people that are recreatingread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    A mild transition for a wild workshop

    In the few months since the departure of longtime director Sloan Shoemaker, it’s pretty much business as usual at Wilderness Workshop. That’s partly because new director Will Roush and several of his coworkers have been with the conservation-minded nonprofit for years, but also because of its clear direction.read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Long-discussed projects about to go vertical

    “It’s going to be a busy year in Carbondale,” Town Planner Janet Buck observed after Trustees approved steps for three different developments on Jan. 8.

    In each case the process has been — and remains — incremental, but in each case, actual construction is imminent. Chiefread more →