Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Pages of the Past: New infrastructure, from highways to radio towers

    The Colorado Highway Department held one of an ongoing series of meetings on potential improvements to State Highway 82. In addition to the potential to expand from two lanes to four between Carbondale and Aspen – a possibility that had generated considerable debate at a meeting the previous November – several potential changes to the route were discussed… read more →
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    Trustees discuss fate of aging shopping center

    Local government agencies may soon move to acquire and redevelop a small, 50-year-old shopping plaza that sits at the northern edge of Carbondale, and that long has been viewed as an eyesore by some or a historical bit of “messy vitality” by others. Carbondale’s Board of Trustees talked over a broad array of topics Tuesday night at a work session, ranging from ideas about what to do concerning the dilapidated wood-shell shopping center on Highway 133… read more →
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    Pages of the Past: Steel strikes, gun play

    Jan. 15, 1987 The Valley Journal reported a 24-week strike by United Steel Workers of America in eight states appeared to be nearing resolution, which would send Mid-Continent coal miners in the Number 1 mine back to work. Mid-Continent’s Number 1 mine had been idled because coal from that operation was shipped to the Geneva Works steel mill in Utah, whose workers were union members. The article also pointed out shipments to South Korean customers had jumped by 90,000 tons in January, causing the recall of 50 miners. read more →
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    Town adds to cemetery capacity with land swap

    Not everyone is as cavalier with their bodies after they wear out as iconic folk singer John Prine. Some prefer to be planted in a cemetery and let it go at that. In any case, the Carbondale Board of Trustees and town staffers determined more than a year ago they’d better start scouting around for more ground to handle more graves because Hillcrest Cemetery (White Hill) plots are sold out, and Evergreen Cemetery on 8th Street sees more and more grave markers every year. read more →
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    County Road 106 right-of-way debate resurfaces

    Neighbors of Colorado Rocky Mountain School outside Carbondale this week told the Garfield County Commissioners that they were concerned that the school has not lived up to its side of a bargain about public use of a county road that cuts through the campus. read more →
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    Drive throughs for banks only, trustees decide

    Drive-through windows are to be permitted for banks and pharmacies, but not for any other businesses, following a decision by the Carbondale Board of Trustees on Tuesday. The decision was driven, in part, by the fact that an application has been submitted to the town by the First Bank company, which hopes to build a new bank with a drive through somewhere in town. read more →
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    ‘Consensual Improv’ returns to TRTC

    Thunder River Theatre Compay’s “Consensual Improv” troupe is back for one night with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, and if the debut weekend last year is any guide, it’s likely to sell out fast. “It was absolutely packed,” said TRTC artistic director Corey Simpson. That kind of response indicates that this is something we’re really hungry for.” read more →
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    Plenty of applicants for KDNK manager position

    Two dozen people have applied to become the next station manager at KDNK, Carbondale's community access radio station, and there is some hope that a new manager will be on the job within a matter of weeks, according to one station official. The board has embarked on a national search to replace Steve Skinner, the long-time station manager who was dismissed late last year. read more →
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    Roaring Women present ‘Half the Sky’

    A Glenwood Springs nonprofit that helps school girls in Kenya, and an acclaimed documentary covering many of the same issues, meet in Carbondale with a screening of “Half the Sky” at the Crystal Theatre at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 19. read more →
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    New energy at the Near New secondhand store

    A new generation is pitching in with Carbondale Daughters of Rebekah, and it’s none too soon. Although the group has a steady volunteer base to help with the Near New secondhand store, active membership has declined over the years. Now, Rochelle Norwood has joined the fold as one of the youngest members in years, and with a couple other 30-somethings slated for induction early next month. read more →