Stuff by Will Grandbois

  • Locations: News Published

    What’s the story on gas prices?

    “When prices at the pump go up, the profit margins go down,” said Jim Wheeler, owner of Carbondale Car Care. He explained when gas prices hit $3.50 per gallon or higher, his margin drops to five cents per gallon, but when it goes below that mark, it’s tenread more →

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    New coaches debut at Brenda Patch Tournament

    For 32 years, the annual Brenda Patch Tournament has signaled the start of the Roaring Fork High School basketball season.

    It’s a way to remember Brenda, who — along with her mother, Loretta — was killed in a car accident during her junior year, 33read more →

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    New District Ranger already a familiar face in the forest

    You’d be hard pressed to find a District Ranger with the same balance of personal connection and broad experience that Kevin Warner will bring to the role.

    He takes over the Aspen / Sopris Ranger District on Dec. 2, having overseen Renewable Resources and Planning for the White… read more →

  • Locations: Obituaries Published

    Obituary: Virginia ‘Jinny’ Moore

    Jan. 14, 1943 – Nov. 18, 2019

    Virginia M. Moore, 76, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado.

    Jinny grew up in Denver in a large, boisterous family notorious for their caroling, camping, and Canadian ways. She graduated from Kentread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Dodgeball tournament supports Doctors Without Borders

    The Waskis don’t seem to have any leftover trauma from high school gym. In fact, they beat the teachers and firefighters in the first dodgeball tournament they participated in back then, which may explain why it came to mind as an opportunity for an annual fundraiser.

    It was… read more →

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    Rams second in the state after Kent Denver defends top title

    It wasn’t the victory they had hoped for, but it was a far cry from failure.

    Roaring Fork had never played in a state soccer final, and were the first public school to make it that far in a decade — although Salida would have held the same… read more →

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    RFHS Chamber Choir to take the top stage

    In just a few semesters, Roaring Fork High School’s choir program has grown from next to nothing to a confident cadre preparing to perform at one of the nation’s premiere venues.

    Thanks to Manhattan Concert Productions, many of the members will travel to New York City next June… read more →

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    Town may help provide showers to homeless

    In updating trustees on five years of Carbondale Homeless Assistance on Nov. 12, organizer Lynn Kirchner took the opportunity to ask the Town to pitch in.

    The ad hoc group has managed to raise around $1,500 every year to provide showers at the Carbondale Recreation Centerread more →

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    Talking trees with the Town Arborist

    Ask Mike Callas about his favorite trees in town, and he won’t show you the biggest or most beautiful specimens. Instead, the Town Arborist has a special affection for those with deep historical roots or new varieties he’s gone out on a limb to bring to Carbondale.

    Take,… read more →

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    Pages Past: Please don’t shoot the telephone lines

    From the archives of the Valley Journal and Sopris Sun

    Nov. 8, 1979

    There had been several cases of hunters shooting out telephone wires and cables, according to Mountain Bell. Mostly only single users had been affected, but on at least one occasion anread more →