Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: Columns Published

    We all shine on

    Spring is a time of transition, and this year that is proving particularly true for The Sopris Sun.

    Since I took the helm January 2016, we’ve replaced most of our staff and all of our board. Terri Ritchie and Barbara Dills were the last holdouts and it’s strange… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Raising up your spring chickens

    Don’t worry; the Roaring Fork Co-Op isn’t giving or selling baby chicks to folks without any sense of what it takes to raise them.

    “We’re careful they don’t go out the door until people are ready for them,” Store Manager Marvin Claridge explained.

    To that end, the… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale ‘can’t say no’ to small cell

    The Town of Carbondale approved a rare emergency ordinance on April 9, just days ahead of a Federal Communications Commission deadline to tackle small cell wireless.

    While traditional cell arrays are rarely proposed within town limits, small cell units have the right to co-locate on publicread more →

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    Carbondale kids carry on scholarship tradition

    The future is looking bright for Lux Andrade and Solana Teitler. Each has been awarded and accepted one of the top scholarships available to college-bound kids in Colorado.

    “It’s life-changing… I went from not knowing where I’m starting to being able to choose. Andrade saidread more →

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    The usual suspects

    Most well-established restaurants have regulars, but folks at the The Village Smithy actually track theirs.… read more →
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    Top pianist gives Castle concert benefit

    Robin Sutherland believes in tackling things like they matter, so when he performs a benefit concert for The Sopris Sun on Aug. 12 at The Redstone Castle, you can be pretty sure he means it.

    “This is going to be all about fun, but also allread more →

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    Carbondale selects its new single hauler

    The Carbondale Board of Trustees followed staff’s lead in awarding the Town’s residential hauling contract to Mountain Waste and Recycling.

    Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman estimated that Mountain Waste’s bid represented a 6 or 7 percent savings over Waste Management, the main competitor — atread more →

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    Municipal buildings on track for 100 percent renewable power

    What seemed like an unreachable green goal a decade ago was treated as a simple stop-gap on the road to greater sustainability at the March 12 Board of Trustees meeting.

    According to Town Manager Jay Harrington, an entirely different set of trustees opted out of Holy Cross’s out-of-state… read more →

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    The start of a new season, even if it doesn’t look like it

    Spring sports are like the time they fill — unpredictable but full of promise.

    With basketball officially over following playoff losses March 1 and 2, the Roaring Fork High School auxiliary gym now hosts a wide array of outdoor sports practicing inside because of snow. Games are scheduled… read more →

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    Yllanes pleads to careless driving, speeding

    A Carbondale Trustee who was originally cited for driving under the influence of alcohol pleaded guilty to lesser offenses as part of a deal reached on Feb. 28.

    Luis Yllanes, 44, was stopped for speeding near the corner of Second Street and Snowmass Ave. just after midnight on… read more →