Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Board of Adjustment continues appeal for 728 Euclid

    The Carbondale Planning & Zoning Commission, acting as the Board of Adjustment on May 11, instructed staff to craft “findings” — the first step in a process that could lead to a building permit denial at 728 Euclid. Carbondale building official John Plano issued a building permit to Pat Kiernan to construct a 4,455-square-foot house on his 7,040-square-foot lot in March, but several neighborhood residents protested the issuance, leading to the May 11 Board of Adjustment meeting. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Bonedale Bike Week is well-rounded fun for all

    Let’s unofficially roll out the ninth annual Bonedale Bike Week, coming up May 20-25, with some bicycle trivia, courtesy “Bicycle: The History” by David Herlihy and “The World Almanac Book of Records: First, Feats, Facts & Phenomena” by Mark Young. • The term “bicycle” was not introduced until the 1860s, when it was coined in France to describe a new kind of two-wheeler with a mechanical drive. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Carbondale imports, exports dance

    Carbondale’s dance scene has been going through some busy times lately, at least as far as the Dance Initiative organization, housed in the Launchpad facility on S. Fourth Street, is concerned. A series of planned artistic events, classes in the local schools and now a move by the dance group’s founder, Peter Gilbert, to help re-energize the struggling Glenwood Center for the Arts in Glenwood Springs are all part of Dance Initiative’s growing presence in the lower Roaring Fork Valley. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Pages of the Past: Town feuds with fire district

    May 19, 1977: The Town of Carbondale, and the Carbondale Fire District, were feuding over the ownership of the district’s headquarters building at 76 S. Second Street (currently KDNK). The fire district claimed it is the building’s rightful owner, and the town should pay fair market value for it, which it said was $5,000. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Unitarians announce immigration sanctuary program

    The Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists in Carbondale are prepared to become the valley's first sanctuary church, although at this point there in no one in line to seek their sanctuary. The program was announced publicly at an interfaith “vigil” in Glenwood Springs on Mother's Day, May 14. Rev. Shawna Foster, the minister of the TRUU, is also a politically active participant in other social-justice causes, such as the recent mission to send of goods and assistance from Carbondale to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Local scholarships have students’ backs

    Local organizations announced $128,000 in financial aid for Roaring Fork High School students at scholarship night on May 15 as their proud parents listened to the litany. Though many of those present gave a great deal of credit to counselor Andrea Caruso, she was humble as she addressed the assembly. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Fatal wreck prompts mourning, warnings, arrest

    The tire tracks traced the upward slope of the hill and veered across the road to where a group of teens stood by a broken fence, a rough wooden cross and a steadily growing floral memorial on the lip of a 200 foot drop. School had just let out on May 15, and friends of 17-year-old Ayleen Ruiz Alvarado had come to pay their respects at the site of the car accident that had claimed her life and sent five others to the hospital the night before. The accident on the evening of May 14 — Mother’s Day — was all too reminiscent of the other incidents that have marred graduation season here and elsewhere, right down to the spot on Thompson Creek Road (CR 108) known as Sweet Hill. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    Nothing simple about bike trail

    Dear Editor: Crystal River Trail discussions have been ongoing since the 1990’s. I will get right to the point of my letter. I would ask Bill Spence what he is referring to when he says ‘a simple bike trail’. What is this? When there is a bike trail or any type of trail is it not ‘simple’. read more →
  • Sections: Letters Published

    West is the best for Crystal River Trail

    Dear Editor: It’s time for me to weigh in on the Crystal River Trail controversy. There is no question a trail is needed. We have to get the mountain bikes off of Highway 133. That is a tragedy waiting to happen. The issue is where should that trail be: Along the railroad tracks on the east side of the river and 133 or on the west side. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    Living by a land ethic

    We live in a time that emanates confusion. We live in a time where stories from the middle east about decapitations are too normal. We live in a time where celebrities are more important than the planet that we live on. We live in a time where the only solution for death is more death, the only solution for feeding the planet is found in a lab, the only solution for climate change is convincing yourself it does not exist, the only solution for police brutality is listening to the least threatening side of the story, and the only solution for sexism is making sure that women don’t make enough money to gain a voice. We live in a time where it is hard to trust your fellow man. read more →