Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Introducing our Carbondale commercial inventory

    Carbondale has been growing at a considerable rate in recent years, both in terms of residential population and commercial activity. Where not too long ago there were unkempt open lots and vacant fields, there now are businesses, parking lots and all the other facilities that come with new businesses in a highway-oriented town that happens to possess a lively historic commercial core, with the promise of more business growth around the corner. read more →
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    The pride and joy of graduation

    Good communities, Roaring Fork High School Co-Valedictorian Tavia Teitler observed, are the best form of magic, and while each of the school’s record-breaking 82 graduates have something to be proud of, and the whole is even greater than the sum of its parts. After all, this was the class that spearheaded a solar array and the seal of biliteracy, put together lip-sync battles and dance-offs, and decided to waffle in instead of walk out. They boast a 100 percent graduation rate, and 84 percent are college bound. read more →
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    Positive feedback at development open house

    Between 20 and 30 people came out on June 7 to check out a new development proposal by local builder Briston Peterson and his partners, who hope to create a mixed-use residential and commercial project in between the planned new City Market store and West Main Street. “I haven’t heard one negative comment (about the plan),” said Peterson at the meeting. read more →
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    Our Town: Dru Handy

    Dru Handy was born in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1960. His family moved to the Front Range when he was 5 years old after the Good Friday earthquake. He grew up in Niwot, Colorado (near Boulder) and rolled in to the Roaring Fork Valley in the fall of 1978 to attend Colorado Mountain College. From there he worked three winters at Aspen Highlands, and also in the local firewood industry, the now defunct Buffalo Valley and T-Joe’s Mexican restaurants. read more →
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    Pages of the Past: A manhunt, teen gangs and plenty of hot air

    June 9, 1977: Accused serial killer Ted Bundy was on the run in Pitkin County after leaping from an Aspen court room. Road blocks were in place up and down the valley as a manhunt continued in the backcountry. In the process, they happened to catch a Carbondale man with 200 pounds of marijuana in his car. read more →
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    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 →
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    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 →
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    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 →
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    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 →
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    Pages of the Past: Basalt mayor resigns over radar gun controversy

    June 2, 1977: Basalt Town Hall was in turmoil after the mayor and two town staffers resigned, and most bar owners were upset that the town council had banned minors inside bars for any reason. One bar owner asked whether it would still be okay for her four-year-old daughter to take naps in the bar area. The mayor of three years (plus six as a town council member) cited “personality conflicts” with the other members for resigning. read more →