Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Middle school Issues Club tackles immigration, law enforcement

    Up to 45 eighth graders at a time have been staying late at Carbondale Middle School on Mondays to discuss social issues and will offer suggestions at a forum in Denver, and propose a resolution to the Carbondale Board of Trustees. The students are members of the school’s new Issues Club. Speakers so far have included a 9th Judicial District public attorney, a police officer, local mayor, and spokespeople from Planned Parenthood and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, among others. read more →
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    Basalt reaches agreement with Mahoney

    The Town of Basalt has reached an agreement with town manager finalist Ryan Mahoney, who is expected to sign a contract with the town later this week. Mahoney currently works as the Development Services Director for the City of Marana, Arizona and previously served as town manager in Buena Vista and Dolores. read more →
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    Our Town: Dave Dixon

    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, meet Dave Dixon, the proprietor of Strange Imports on the Main Street level of the Dinkel Building. THE SOPRIS SUN: Is the Carbondale Strange Imports the only location? Dave Dixon: Right now, yes. We used to have a few others. One in Vail for a few years, one in Aspen for a couple as well. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Teachers don’t strike, but students stage walkout

    May 10, 2007: Students at Roaring Fork High School staged a walkout in response to what they viewed as the forced resignation of longtime teacher Jill Knaus — part of a broader trend of teacher turnover. “Our school has lost its meaning — it is education,” said senior Jay Engstrom. “A lot of… the most important teachers in our school are being pushed away when we need them.” read more →
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    Wild Mountain Seeds breeds plants for right here

    There’s a story behind the some of the seeds and starts you’ll see at Dandelion Day, and Casey Piscura is happy to tell it. “When you buy a start from us, it’s been under the Colorado sun the whole time,” he told The Sopris Sun. “I’m giving you a packet of seeds for four bucks that are outgrowing hybrids in our greenhouse that are a dollar a seed.” read more →
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    Thompson Park development plans ‘in a hiatus’

    The Thompson Park housing project, which has been in the works for nearly eight years, is likely to be reduced in scope in the coming weeks, according to town officials and developer Frieda Wallison of Basalt. The project, which initially was planned for a little more than 10 acres along Highway 133 between Triangle Park and the Keater Grove neighborhood, at one time was expected to result in construction of between 45 and 85 homes. read more →
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    War, cancer lead to nursing degrees for CMC graduates

    War and cancer are rightly viewed as among the world’s worst things to endure. But two graduates from the Colorado Mountain College nursing program used their experiences with deadly conflict and disease to learn how to care for others. The nursing program at Spring Valley and Breckenridge awarded Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees to the class of 2017 on May 6. read more →
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    Festival las Américas 2017 se Celebra el Cinco de Mayo

    Habrán dos cambios para el Festival las Américas 2017 que ocurre en Carbondale en Sopris Park. Este recaudador de fondos anual para el Club Rotario será el Cinco de Mayo (y no al finales de agosto) y la admisión será gratis. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Phone bandits before their time

    May 3, 1979: El Jebel resident Bonnie Williams stopped two men from making off with a phone in an era when such an endeavor took a lot more muscle. According to the Journal’s report, she spotted the pair, who turned out to be father and son, prying a pay phone off the post office building and parked her car in front of theirs as they tried to escape. read more →
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    RFTA Access Control Plan back before board

    The controversial Access Control Plan (ACP) or the Rio Grande Trail right-of-way is expected to win final approval by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board May 11, according to recent statements by RFTA’s CEO, Dan Blankenship.If it is approved, that will bring to an end nearly two years of wrangling over the document, which is meant to lay out RFTA’s policies regarding crossings and land uses along the trail right-of-way. read more →