Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Sections: News Published

    Trustees extend City Market filing deadline… again

    Carbondale’s elected leaders on Feb. 28 approved an extension of the plat-filing deadline for the Carbondale Marketplace project (site of a new City Market grocery story,) the fourth time the Board of Trustees has had to do so. But while the move was unanimous (except for Trustee Heather Henry, who was not present at the meeting), it was not entirely enthusiastic. “I hope this is the last time we have to do this,” said Trustee Marty Silverstein. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    ‘Misery makes strange bedfellows’: The magically contemporary message of ‘The Tempest’

    At the Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC), “The Tempest” begins with a roar and a crash. While Prospero, played by Jeff Carlson, magically conjures up a storm, Prospero’s ocean-tossed enemies are disgorged from the bowels of the theatre itself, appearing through a trap door. As they writhe and struggle to hang onto their sinking ship, cries ring down from dark catwalks encompassing the ceiling. Thunder crashes from all sides, the darkened theatre rumbling and shaking the audience. read more →
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    Rams, Longhorns ready for a run

    After a competitive Western Slope League season that saw Roaring Fork win one game on a buzzer beater, and Basalt reel off 14 straight wins at one point, the teams take 17-5 and 19-3 records respectively into the 32-team state 3A basketball playoffs starting on March 3. Meanwhile, Western Slope tournament winner Coal Ridge stays at home on March 3 in its bid to advance beyond the regional leg of the state tournament. read more →
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    CRES hopes to land on feet after enrollment hurdle

    February 21 was a rough day at Crystal River Elementary School. That’s when Principal Matt Koenigsknecht had to break the news to certain teachers that their current jobs won’t exist next year. It’s a counterintuitive conundrum for a school that has otherwise made tremendous strides with significantly improved test scores and a new sense of identity around “project-based” learning. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Serving up an education with ‘Ladles of Love’

    Second-grader Abraham Marlow walked into the art room at Crystal River Elementary School (CRES) and found a set of salt and pepper shakers he had glazed the week before. He clutched the smooth ceramic shakers and gazed admiringly at the kiln-fired speckles of blue, pink, yellow and green. read more →
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    RFHS students represent Botswana, others at Model UN

    Starting on March 9, two dozen students from Roaring Fork High School – along with three adult teacher-chaperones – will join more than 2,000 other high schoolers in New York City for five days of simulated high-intensity diplomacy and (they hope) a good dose of sightseeing fun in the Big Apple. read more →
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    Carbondale Clay Center features ‘Pairings’

    First Friday (March 3) celebrates the Carbondale Creative District as a whole, while the Carbondale Clay Center also presents its annual “Pairings.” The event allows folks to pair ceramic cups created by more than 30 local and national artists with handcrafted local and state beverages. After two years of holding “Pairings” offsite, the Clay Center is bringing the fund-raiser back to its gallery/studios spaces at the east end of Main Street. read more →
  • Sections: News Published

    Robbery suspects held on $100,000 bond

    The two men suspected of robbing a Carbondale convenience store at gunpoint on Feb. 16, and then leading area law enforcement officials on a two-day chase through the back-country near Basalt, remain in the Garfield County Jail while awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery. The two men, Nicholas Ameral and Benjamin Weeks, who are cousins and both 19 years old, were arrested on Feb. 22 during a traffic stop in Basalt. read more →
  • Sections: Columns Published

    P's & Q's: Name the frightening futuristic tale

    All right, since no one’s gonna come right out and say it, I will; Trump has a bromance with Putin. I believe Rosneft (Russia’s state oil company) sold 20% to the Trump Organization on the condition that sanctions would be taken care of. Soon. And then Flynn took the fall for the whole deal. What a Moe. Is it pretty much understood that Moe is the dumbest stooge? read more →
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    Valley Settlement Project stands on its own as nonprofit

    The Valley Settlement Project, a Carbondale-based project that aims at improving the lives and educational opportunities of immigrants (primarily Hispanic) in the Roaring Fork Valley region, is confident it will continue to provide services and support for numerous clients of all ages following its recent “launch as a stand-alone nonprofit,” according to executive director Jon Fox-Rubin. read more →