Stuff by Will Grandbois

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    Kenna Steindler balances burritos and the band

    The Sun is conducting a series of interviews with folks you may not have seen in the paper before – a sort of introduction to your neighbors. This week we caught up with Kenna Steindler, a fixture at Dos Gringos Burritos, one of the founders of the localread more →

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    CMS scores soar while CRES minds the gap

    Not all students perform well on standardized testing, but Carbondale Middle School (CMS) is seeing growth across the board.

    That’s according to Colorado Measures of Academic Success results released last week. While science and social studies are also assessed, perhaps the most comprehensive results are thoseread more →

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    Trustees take more steps against vaping

    The Town of Carbondale is expanding its hard stance on tobacco with licensing and a flavor ban following a public hearing on Aug. 27.

    The decision comes a year after trustees opted to increase the consumption age to 21, and may be followed by aread more →

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    Echo reflects Crystal community

    The passing of longtime Crystal Valley Echo reporter Sue McEvoy was a major blow for the little monthly newspaper. 

    “She made producing The Echo really easy,” noted publisher and founder Allyssa Onmacht.  “I don’t live up there anymore, and I don’t have my pulse onread more →

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    Carbondale’s crusade against single-use plastic hits a snag

    An expansion of Carbondale’s plastic bag ban is on hold after the managers of several affected businesses raised concerns about communication.

    While the Environmental Board had reportedly taken the town’s temperature on the possibility of including non-grocery businesses in the ban, word didn’t make it toread more →

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    Turner turns from CMC Radio to KDNK

    Anyone who tuned into CMC Radio in recent years should recognize KDNK’s new News Director — by voice if not by face. Lucas Turner is a Western Slope native with deep journalistic roots, although he didn’t necessarily intend to get into the business.

    Turner’sread more →

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    Blind reporters share sightless experiences on the air

    You can’t see the avalanche zone tour, but then, neither can the participants or the reporter recording the whole thing. “Nicky News” Isenberg’s new show on KDNK — “The Tactile Traveler” — is by the blind and for everybody.

    “My job is to notread more →

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    Carbondale Police will have a new chief next year

    Carbondale will have a new police chief in a little over a year — and it won’t be the current second in command. Gene Schilling is planning to retire from the top role in September 2020, and Lieutenant Chris Wurtsmith will be leaving for personal reasons aread more →

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    Introducing the newest additions to The Sopris Sun team!

    We’re replete with fresh faces at The Sun, including two hires in the last month. Todd Chamberlain took over the advertising position at the beginning of July, while Roberta McGowan is just wrapping up her first week as staff reporter.

    They’ve both been aroundread more →

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    Jeffreezz keeps on buzzing despite setbacks

    Growing up in Worcester, Mass., Jeff Isaacson learned to make Italian ices from his mother, not realizing it would become a profession he’d cling to even in the midst of a health crisis.

    “Every Sunday during the summer I was responsible for making them,” heread more →