Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Crystal River Valley ripples with live music

    Redstone rocks this summer with a new ukulele group, new faces in the Redstone Tones, and some imported acts in the Magical Moments series. The free music action kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Redstone Art Gallery Summer Jazz series on Tuesday, June 13, and continues with Magic Moments at Redstone Park through Saturday, Sept. 2. Both series share at least one thing in common: quality sounds rippling through the cool air with the nearby Crystal River providing a gentle backdrop. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Summerfest showcases Crown Mountain Park

    The second annual Summerfest drew thousands of people to Crown Mountain Park on June 2 and 3 with everything from free live music to kids activities to a tasty taco competition (Roaring Fork Club took people’s choice for the second year running). read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Local struck and killed on Highway 133

    A longtime area homeless man was struck and killed by a car on Highway 133 on the night of June 3, not far from where he had been hit twice in the past, according to a Carbondale Police Department press release. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Letter to the Roaring Fork Valley

    Dear Editor: It is a known fact that there is a wealth of very talented musicians in this valley of all genres. I wish to mention two classical groups here who recently gave amazing concerts. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Do not forsake me, oh my darlin’

    This isn’t my paper; it’s yours. For five months now, I’ve served as the sole full-time employee of Carbondale’s community newspaper, which could have left me feeling a bit like Will Kane in “High Noon.” If you haven’t seen the classic 1952 western film — and I strongly recommend that you do — it’s about a town marshal who, on the day of his wedding and retirement, finds himself without the support of his community when he needs it the most. That has not been my experience. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    CMS tops Project Citizen

    Dear Editor: Two months ago a group of four students from Carbondale Middle School started their journey to a state wide competition in Denver. This idea started as a question: how can we best help the immigrant community in Carbondale? read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Keep ’em out

    Dear Editor: I propose we build a wall along our southern border. No, not the national border to keep out Mexicans, but Colorado’s southern border to keep out Texans. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Death and Vanity Fair

    What really matters at the end of this life; is it fame? Fortune? The one with the most magazine subscriptions wins? In the end, I think it’s the memories. It comes down to how you make others feel because only through the living does our legacy endure. I like the idea that we’re all in this together and at the end we reconnect in stardust. This thought brings me an easy-going, off-the-hook, peace of mind. Like one of my favorite quotes by Ogden Nash- “There is not a shred of evidence that life is serious.” So, I might as well do what makes me feel accomplished and have a little fun along the way. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Good spirits up and down Main Street

    Carbondale’s historic Main Street district has long been the home of a changing roster of bars and restaurants, but these days things are looking a little different as the drinking scene takes on a more social vibe, according to two entrepreneurs working on those changes. With the advent nearly two years ago of the Marble Distilling Company, 150 Main St., and now the pending inauguration of the Roaring Fork Beer Co.’s new tasting room at 358 Main, reportedly to be known as “Batch,” it would appear that the changing nature of Main Street drinking establishments is on the upswing. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Dharma Center offers a way of compassion

    The Roaring Fork Valley’s Buddhist practitioners now have a place they can call “home,” sort of, at the Way of Compassion Dharma Center in Carbondale. Located in the Third Street Center, it the first such center to open up in the valley, according to its Spiritual Director, John Bruna (who also goes by a traditional Buddhist name, Jangchub Chophel). In addition, according to the center’s web site (www.wocdc.org), there now is an “app” that practitioners can use “to help us stay connected to the Dharma,” a reference to the teachings of Buddha, known as Dharma. read more →