Announcements

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition receives grant

May 5, 2015 — 

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition announced today that it has received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant for the general operating fund of the organization.

GFPC provides education and programming for substance abuse prevention for youth and other residents in communities of the 14th Judicial District of Northwest Colorado, including the counties of Grand, Routt and Moffat.

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Play Days fundraiser: good food, music April 30

April 23, 2015 — 

Good food, live music by Matty Brown, a silent auction with tons of offerings and socializing are all part of the annual Granby Play Days Preschool fundraiser dinner set to start at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Brickhouse 40 in Granby.

A portion of all dinner proceeds will go to the operations of the preschool, located in the little red schoolhouse at First and Jasper Streets in Granby. Silent auction proceeds will also fund the school.

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Library District stages 12th Annual Book Float Competition

April 14, 2015 — 

The Grand County Library District is holding its 12th annual Book Float Contest. This popular activity for elementary age children uses imagination and creativity as children craft a miniature display based on the theme of a favorite book.

“The range and creativity is always so exciting to see” says Emily Pedersen, branch manager in Kremmling. “The kids really express their love of reading and books in this project. The competition is so intriguing that we often have adults wanting to join in.”

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Blood drive set for April 20 in Tabernash

April 9, 2015 — 

Bonfils Blood Center will conduct a community blood drive on Monday, April 20, at Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash.

The drive is scheduled to take place from 12:30-5 p.m. Appointments are necessary.

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Community Garden applications being accepted in Grand County

April 7, 2015 — 

The Grand Community Gardens are gearing up for the 2015 growing season and accepting application for bed rentals in Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby and Fraser.

Applications and contact information for the garden site coordinators along with other information about the CSU Extension /Grand Community Gardens Program, is available at www.grandcommunitygardens.org .

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Middle Park High School Post Prom planning in full swing

April 7, 2015 — 

The Middle Park High School Post Prom Committee is busily planning the After Prom Party 2015 for the Junior and Senior classes. This event takes place immediately following Prom on April 25 and is designed to provide a safe alternative to keep kids away from drugs and alcohol in an environment that is fun and engaging.

This year’s event includes an improvisational comedy troupe whose performance is much like the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and is tailored for high-schoolers. After the performance is the prize drawing, a much anticipated part of the evening’s activities.

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P.E.O. scholarship available for women

March 24, 2015 — 

Are you a woman planning to continue your education? You may qualify for up to $2,500 in scholarship funds from P.E.O., “Promoting Educational Opportunities.”

To qualify, candidates must reside in or have in the past resided in Grand County. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or have one soon.

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Grand County Council on Aging restructures

March 24, 2015 — 

The Grand County Council on Aging is undergoing restructuring this week in anticipation of several staff changes and would like the public to know the organization is operating as usual.

As many as three staff changes, including the director, are in process, but all services will remain intact, according to Council officials. For more information, call Charlotte, 970-627-8255, or James, 970-531-2072

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Fifth season of Ski Down Against Cancer is March 21

March 19, 2015 — 

WINTER PARK – For the fifth straight season, Winter Park Resort Professional Ski Patrol is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and Cavett Kids to fight cancer in the TJV Ski Down Against Cancer on Saturday, March 21.

Dedicated in honor of Thomas James Veit, a 12-year Winter Park ski patroller who lost his valiant battle with colon cancer in 2011, the TJV Ski Down for Cancer will once again consist of Winter Park employees and resort volunteers skiing/riding down Lower Hughes at around 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the lives of those who have been touched by this dreaded disease.

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Rocky Mountain Rep announces video auditions for guest artist roles

March 19, 2015 — 

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre will conduct video auditions for guest artists interested in performing with the RMRT company in one of the three summer shows during the 2015 season.

The theater is looking for adults or adult-looking high school students for ensemble, chorus, and supporting roles. No children’s roles are available and the theater is not auditioning children for the 2015 season.

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Junior Achievement volunteers needed in Granby Elementary

March 17, 2015 — 

Granby Elementary needs volunteers to present Junior Achievement (JA) programs this spring.

JA programs are led by community volunteers who help young people make the connection between what they are learning in school and life after graduation. JA’s hands-on activities are designed to make the concepts of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship relevant and meaningful to students. By bringing the real world into the classroom, JA volunteer role models open students’ minds to their potential and give them the confidence to dream big.

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Brammer Family Fund enters second year of helping cancer patients, families

March 5, 2015 — 

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since we lost our friend, wife, mother and longtime Grand County local, Traci Brammer. Traci fought a courageous battle with cancer and although we have lost her physically; we didn’t lose her spirit, which lives on in her daughter, the softball fields, local parks, Girls Scout events, local charities and of course, the fund that was created at her request and in her memory.

Traci felt so fortunate to have the support of her community when she was fighting her fight. She wanted this help to be offered to others dealing with the same issues such as: trips to Denver for treatment, hotel stays, bucket list items, etc.

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Winter Park Ski Down for Cancer set for March 21

March 5, 2015 — 

WINTER PARK – For the fifth straight season, the Winter Park Resort Professional Ski Patrol is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and Cavett Kids to fight cancer in the TJV Ski Down for Cancer on Saturday, March 21.

Dedicated in honor of Thomas James Veit, a 12-year Winter Park ski patroller who lost his valiant battle with colon cancer in 2011, the TJV Ski Down for Cancer will once again consist of Winter Park employees and volunteers skiing/riding down lower Hughes at around 5 p.m. to celebrate the lives of those who have been touched by this dreaded disease. This year, the ski patrol’s ceremonial ski down has been expanded, allowing everyone to join the fight and take to the slopes to help conquer this devastating disease.

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Volunteers sought for Ski Down For Cancer at Winter Park

February 26, 2015 — 

The American Cancer Society is looking for individuals interested in helping out on the day of the Ski Down For Cancer event.

We will need volunteers anytime from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, to help with set up, sign in at lifts, silent auction, and take down. Time commitment is flexible and can be made to fit your availability. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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Predict Whally's fate

February 10, 2015 — 

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Pregnancy Resource Connection fundraiser is Friday, Feb. 13

February 10, 2015 — 

Local songwriter Ali Grayson and popular auctioneer Jeff Sweeney will be featured at the Pregnancy Resource Connection Inc.’s 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction on Friday, Feb. 13.

The free event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with the banquet at 6 p.m. at Young Life Crooked Creek Camp. Pre-registration is required at www.pregnancyresourceconnection.org or by calling 970-887-3617.

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Trustee sought for Grand County Library Board

February 10, 2015 — 

Grand County Library District trustees are volunteers appointed by the county commissioners to serve a three-year term. .They set library policy and direct the goals of the District

There is an opening for an “At Large” position on the Board. It is open to any Grand County resident, regardless of where they reside within the county. If you are over 21 years of age and are interested in finding out more information on the application process, go to www.gcld.org/About Us/Board of Trustees. If you live in the Central District on the County, which includes the towns of Grand Lake and Granby, the Board of Trustees strongly encourages you to apply

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Community Briefs

January 20, 2015 — 

Movie celebrates Park’s 100th anniversary

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Grand County Pet Pals plans holiday events

December 2, 2014 — 

Celebrate the Season by helping those less fortunate. Grand County Pet Pals will be hosting two events to support the homeless animals of Grand County and folks who are struggling to afford feeding their pets. Won’t you open your heart to our furry friends this holiday season?

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Nonprofit of the Week: Grand Veterans

July 10, 2014 — 

The Grand County Veterans Association (Grand Veterans) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, serve, and support Colorado Veterans and their families while encouraging community involvement. Grand Veterans was founded after recognizing a shortfall in services for local Military veterans, especially in regards to affordable access to VA medical centers. Grand Veterans offers a variety of programs for Grand County’s veterans, including a VA Transportation program that provides one-way and round-trip transportation to VA hospitals and medical clinics in Denver and Golden. Grand Veterans also helps veterans obtain service dog placement, training, and support through the Veteran Service Dog program. Grand County veterans are given opportunities to help support their communities through the volunteer-driver program and the Creati-VET Cards program, where volunteers create homemade cards for deployed U.S. troops to use for writing home. With the support of generous donors, Grand Veterans’ Ticket-Out program provides tickets for Colorado Veterans and their families to attend sporting events, concerts, and more. To learn more about Grand Veterans’ programs, visit www.grandveterans.org.

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Photo: Restoring the past at the 4 Bar 4 Ranch

July 8, 2014 — 

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Veterans wanted to march in 4th of July parade

June 24, 2014 — 

Any and all veterans are invited to join the Grand County Veterans and American Legion Post 88 in the Granby July 4 parade, assembling at 10:15 a.m., and starting at 11 a.m. sharp. Veterans will assemble at the east side of the Granby Elementary School. For more details contact Grand County Veterans Service Officer Duane Dailey at 970-725-3122.

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Environmental educator Doc Wild performs at Trail River Ranch

June 24, 2014 — 

Doc Wild is coming to Trail River Ranch on Wednesday, June 25. Doc Wild is an environmental educator, geologist and biologist and storyteller who performs hilarious alter-egos while educating us about our environment. He will be at Trail River Ranch on June 25, and then at the Fraser Valley Rec Day Camp on June 26. Check him out: www.docwildsworld.com. If interested in signing up, email Lisa Simpson for sign up information. The fee is $25 per person with lunch included, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor’s Center at 9:20 a.m. for shuttles to Trail River Ranch.

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Grand County Community Events Calendar, June 20 - 26

June 19, 2014 — 

FRIDAY

June 20

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Nonprofit of the Week: Grand County Blues Society

June 19, 2014 — 

The Grand County Blues Society was founded in 2002 by a handful of local music lovers. Its mission was and still remains to bring national and international blues talent to Grand County. The Society has produced 200 concerts and this year presents its 12th annual Blues From the Top festival, the second longest running blues festival in Colorado. The Blues Society also provides education about blues music in area schools and created Check Out the Music, which gave residents the ability to check out musical instruments from local libraries. The Society’s Blue Star Connection has given musical instruments to musical therapy departments in 34 of the nation’s Children’s Hospitals, and has given children in 45 states more than 400 personal instruments to help them cope with illnesses through music therapy, which has been proven to be effective. Go to www.bluestarconnection.org to help the Society continue to bring music to others.

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Granby's Independence Day Parade theme announced

June 10, 2014 — 

Throughout history there have been people and events that have affected lives in great and positive ways, especially here in the rugged West. Through adversity and victory, those before us left behind legacies, stories and memories of Grand County, where characters abound. Come show your character and imagination on Independence Day as we celebrate our pride, history and heritage with: “Spirit of the West.”

Use your creative talents and interpret “Spirit (or spirits) of the West. Applications to be in the parade are available at the Granby Chamber of Commerce, 475 E. Agate and on the website under “Forms and Applications” at www.granbychamber.com. Political entries are $50. There is a suggested donation of $40 for businesses and $20 for nonprofit organizations, groups, and individuals. Veterans are free. For more information, contact the Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce at 887-2311 or granbychamber@aol.com.

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Grand Lake Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting

June 10, 2014 — 

A Grand Lake wildfire preparedness meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 14, at the Grand Lake Fire Station, 201 West Portal Road, Grand Lake.

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ZINIO hits library digital newsstand

June 10, 2014 — 

Zinio for Libraries was launched recently by the Grand County Library District. This county-wide, digital magazine service was made possible through a generous donation from Sri and Jan Bonthu of Craig, Colo., to the Friends of the Grand County Library. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications. Through www.gcld.org, Grand County Library District patrons now have unlimited access to complete digital magazines which can easily be viewed on most internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. There are no holds, checkout periods or maximum quantities. The Economist, Outside, 5280 Magazine, Rolling Stone and Martha Stewart Living are just a few of the popular titles available. For more information on how to access Zinio, please see a library staff member at any Grand County Library or go to www.gcld.org/zinio.

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Grand County Community Events Calendar, May 30-June 5

May 29, 2014 — 

Friday

May 30

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New director McCord joins Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

May 27, 2014 — 

Megan McCord as the new Grand County director for Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, according to Grand Futures Managing Director Susie Baird.

Megan originally came to Northwest Colorado in 2011 after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, Ill., with her BA in English. Megan served three years as an AmeriCorps member with Partners in Routt County and worked for two years with the youth of Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek, Colo. In her last year with Partners, Megan became the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Development Assistant for the organization focusing on grant writing, fundraising, community outreach, marketing and media awareness. Megan says she is excited to work for an organization like Grand Futures, which is dedicated to the big picture of preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Northwest Colorado.

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