Announcements

Pets for adoption

June 24, 2016 — 

Please visit or call the Grand County Animal Shelter in Granby to adopt a cat or dog. 970-887-2988

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Grand County Real Estate transaction, June 12 - 18

June 23, 2016 — 

June 12 to 18

Lake Trail Village Lot 8A – Scott and Toni Hallgren to James and Lynn Kennedy, $760,000

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Andrew Wise, Sky-Hi News summer intern

June 23, 2016 — 

Andrew Wise grew up in Denver but got an early start hanging out in Grand Lake, paddling a canoe and hiking the Never Summer range. Now a junior studying journalism and environmental policy at Western Washington University, Andrew spends most of his free time running the trails in and around Rocky Mountain National Park to train for the collegiate cross country season. He will be covering environmental issues and the outdoors in Grand Lake for the summer. He can be reached at andrew.wise2013@gmail.com.

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Ask A Lawyer legal clinic Friday, June 24

June 23, 2016 — 

Access to Justice and the 14th Judicial District in Grand County are offering free, individual appointments with volunteer lawyers to discuss civil legal problems.

Appointments are recommended and walk-ins will be taken if space is available.

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Fitness in the park

June 22, 2016 — 

Hideaway Park on Sunday morning, June 19 with Kristen Periolat. The weekly classes are free and held in alternating locations between Hideaway Park and Cooper Creek in Winter Park throughout the summer.

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Samantha Bruegger, Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

June 22, 2016 — 

Sitting on a picnic bench at Grand Lake’s Town Park, Samantha Bruegger and her crew of volunteers are eagerly awaiting the influx of cyclist from Ride The Rockies. Bruegger is the executive director of the Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. With this Colorado bike event staying in Grand Lake on June 15, this is one of the town’s biggest events and the planning process started back in December. Every non-profit brought in volunteers for food and music to make the event fun and successful, she said. “The town and new board came together to fully support this event.”

The best part of the Grand Lake Ride The Rockies event tonight will be the music, she said.

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From the Vault: 100 Years ago in Grand County

June 22, 2016 — 

Excerpts from the Middle Park Times – June 23, 1916

Items From Leal (town south of Parshall)

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John Sheriff Memorial Hall dedication

June 22, 2016 — 

In April of 2015, Grand County lost a true and remarkable pioneer when John Sheriff passed away. Born in 1926, John attended school in Hot Sulphur Springs and spent most of his life operating the Sheriff Ranch located just outside of that town. The ranch had been homesteaded by his great-grandmother in 1882.

John Sheriff was honored by the Grand County Historical Association recently at the Grand County Pioneer Village Museum when they dedicated the John Sheriff Memorial Hall on June 9. A plaque now greets visitors to the museum as they step through the doorway into the main exhibit hall of the museum.

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Middle Park pronghorn management plan meeting

June 21, 2016 — 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold two public meetings in June and gather input from the public as the agency updates the pronghorn management plans for Grand and Summit Counties. The first meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the Grand County CSU CO-OP Extension in Kremmling, 210 11th Street. The second meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at the Granby Library, 55 Zero Street in Granby.

Typically updated every 10 years, DAU plans determine whether a herd will be managed as an increasing, decreasing or stable population, the overall population of the species, and male to female ratio - a criteria that determines whether the unit will provide more hunting opportunity or limited, high-quality hunting. CPW identifies the area as Data Analysis Unit A-37 and currently incorporates Game Management Units 18, 27, 28, 37, 371 and 181; however, as part of the public discussion at both meetings, wildlife managers are considering adding GMUs 15, 26, and 231 to the DAU.

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Top stories and photo of the week

June 19, 2016 — 

Memorial for Willie Soles

Real Estate Transactions

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Volunteers needed for Continental Divide Scenic Trail in Grand Lake

June 18, 2016 — 

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) announced the start of the 2016 volunteer season, providing opportunities to become part of a legendary project. Ranging from the desert of New Mexico to the mountains of Glacier National Park in Montana, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) is a 3,100 mile-long pathway through some of the most amazing landscapes in America.

In many sections, however, the CDT is incomplete or in need of repair, and each year hundreds of volunteers dedicate their time to building and constructing trail while making new friends and giving back to our public lands.

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Fraser River Trail clean up

June 18, 2016 — 

Minnesota campers from the Timberline Lodge volunteer to help Town of Fraser staff do some repairs to the Fraser River Trail near Rendezvous.

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Grand County Real Estate Transactions, June 5 to 11

June 16, 2016 — 

Grand Meadows Granby Lot 16, Block 1 – Cherie Lowenberg to Christopher and Maggie Dutt, $175,000

Slopeside Village Unit 1, Bldg J – David C Degroff Living Trust and Julie H Degroff Living Trust to David Degroff, $500

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Hot Sulphur Days fireworks

June 16, 2016 — 

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Circus train in Fraser

June 16, 2016 — 

Todd Holzwarth of Winter Park took these photos of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Baily Circus train that came through town on Thursday afternoon in Fraser.

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She thinks she's hiding

June 15, 2016 — 

Reader Bob Shoop submitted this photo of a neighborhood fox on Monday, June 13 in Tabernash.

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NWCCOG sending surveys to 60 and over

June 15, 2016 — 

The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOATM ) is a strategic evaluation tool that seeks input from adults 60 and older to gather information about their community experiences. Data from the survey is useful to communities and organizations to develop and modify programs specifically for an aging population. The data will also be used to evaluate current services, influence key stakeholders, empower community members and monitor overall success.

The Alpine Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG), in collaboration with National Research Center, Inc, will begin sending the surveys on June 20 to adults who are 60+ years of age. Recipients will include residents throughout the NWCCOG region, which includes Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit Counties Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Carbondale.

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Mama and baby moose

June 15, 2016 — 

This newborn moose is learning quickly how to tackle mother nature’s streams in stride.

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Free movie night at the Dome, The Sandlot

June 15, 2016 — 

The Granby Recreation Department will host a free family movie night at the The Granby Soccer Dome on June 23 playing The Sandlot on the big screen beginning at dusk. They ask that families bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The movie is sponsored by the Town of Granby and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition.

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Birth Annoucements

June 14, 2016 — 

Elden Earl Wayne Martin, son of Kelly and Earl Martin, of Granby was born June 3, 2016 at 8:19 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Raelee. Elden’s grandparents are Casey and Rhonda Farrell, of Granby; and Lawrence and Darice Martin, of San Acacia, N.M..

Harper Monique Acord, daughter of Mabon Maxey and Zachery Acord, of Granby was born June 4, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Allie. Harper’s grandparents are Pat and Cathy Acord, of Granby; and Tim and March Maxey, of Ulysses, Kan.

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Letter: Granby Chamber, thank you to Grand Elk Golf Club

June 14, 2016 — 

Grand Elk Golf Club for “Putting” it off the Green!

As the sun poked its way through the clouds on a glorious Wednesday, June 8 over 60 Chamber Members took to Grand Elk’s driving range to knock a few balls out of the park and try their hand at the putt-putt obstacle course. Gary Key serenaded the group, while onlookers feasted on fabulous prime rib and chicken skewers, salad, homemade chips, veggies and chocolate mousse. The Chamber would like to extend their extreme gratitude to Austin Anderson, Mike Ritter and the staff at Grand Elk for “putting” on an outstanding mixer for all to enjoy. Grand Elk also provided golfing door prizes to five lucky winners. And, many thanks to our members who came out to challenge and compete in the activities.

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Birth Announcement

June 14, 2016 — 

Grace Alice Redder was born to Scott and Amy Redder of Berthoud on May 24, 2016 at Boulder Foothills Community Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, 20 inches long. She joins big sister Addie, 2.

Grandparents are John and Betsy Redder of Grand Lake and Gene and Paula Boyce of Protem, MO.

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Willy Soles memorial

June 14, 2016 — 

The memorial in Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park on Sunday, June 12 to honor William (Willy) Soles.

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Local government meetings in Grand County

June 13, 2016 — 

There are a number of local government meetings this week in Grand County.

On Monday June 13 the Town of Grand Lake will hold a Board of Trustees Afternoon Workshop beginning at 5 p.m. in the Grand Lake Town Hall Board Room, located at 1026 Park Avenue in Grand Lake. The Grand Lake Board of Trustees meeting in a Workshop to discuss matter which will be presented before the Board later in the evening during the Board’s regular session.

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Caliope

June 13, 2016 — 

A rare Caliope hummingbird rests on a feeder at the Lipke home in Granby last month. These hummers are smaller than our usual Broad-tailed hummingbirds, and the males have vertically striped red throat patches, or gorgets, instead of solid red.

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A day in the park

June 13, 2016 — 

Reader submitted photo by Gloria Montgomery of Granby on Trail Ridge Road.

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Getting ready for summer visitors

June 13, 2016 — 

Fraser Town employee Katie Roman places new flowers in a pot located at the Fraser to Granby Trailhead on Thursday, June 2.

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New playground both fun and historical for GC youth

June 12, 2016 — 

The Fraser Valley Rec. hosted a Grand Opening for the new playground located at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex on Thursday, June 9. There was a great turnout from both adults and children, and free food for all who attended. The event also included a short ceremony for the many people that donated money or time. The playground was financed by private donations, fundraising, and several grants including $100,000 from Great Colorado Outdoors. It took a lot of work to get the facility open, and a few projects had to be redone, but the result is a beautiful place for the kids of Grand County to have fun, which they had no problem doing Thursday.

The former playground was 17 years old, and not ADA compliant so the new facility is a huge improvement for the kids in Grand County. The new playground has a theme to it: Grand County history. Each play structure has a placard made by the Grand County Historical Association that explains the historical significance of the places the playground is modeled after.

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Summer reading program begins

June 10, 2016 — 

The Grand County Library District (GCLD) presents “On Your Mark, Get, Set, Read!” during the summer library program. Many special activities are planned. The libraries have activities, contests, and programs for all—infants, preschool children, elementary-age children, teens, and adults. There are prize drawings, story times, reading bingo cards, reading rewards, and more.

The Story time schedule remains the same throughout the summer with focus upon sports, wellness, and fitness. “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” runs through June and July, so get to your local library to register or register online at www.gcld.org/srp.

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Middle Park Fair and Rodeo princesses

June 9, 2016 — 

The Middle Park Fair and Rodeo princesses.

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