Announcements

9Health Fair coming to Grand County

April 22, 2014 — 

The 9Health Fair will offer preventative health screenings and tests at locations this weekend at the elementary school in Granby from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on April 26. Available free screenings include blood pressure, vision and hearing. The fair will also offer optional blood chemistry, blood count, PSA, colon cancer screenings and more that range from $15 to $40 per screening. Health care professionals and educational exhibits will be available as well. To finding a complete list of available screenings, prepare for the fair and save time by registering online, visit 9healthfair.org.

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High-altitude gardening classes offered in Granby

April 10, 2014 — 

The CSU Extension office and the Grand County Community Gardens are hosting high altitude gardening classes from 1-4 p.m., on May 3-4, at the Mountain Parks Electric Community Room. Master Gardeners Melinda McWilliams and Cathleen Brown will focus on growing vegetables in our high, arid climate.

Everyone is invited. There is no charge. Topics to be covered on Saturday are soils, amendments and fertilizers, what can we grow, and seed and plant selection. On Sunday the topics will be garden design and layout, companion planting, proper watering and feeding and season extension.

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Grand County Community Events Calendar, April 11-17

April 10, 2014 — 

Friday

April 11

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Grand Lake holds community engagement meeting April 17

April 8, 2014 — 

Grand Lake will hold a Community Engagement meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in the Grand Lake Community House at 1025 Grand Avenue. The town’s community engagement committees, which include Branding, Marketing, Design, Economic Development, Funding, Steering and the Grand Lake Creatives, will provide updates on progress over the past quarter. Brief presentations will also be provided by Grand Lake’s Town Manager, David Hook, and the Executive Director of the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, Samantha Miller.

The various committees were formed early last year during the Downtown Assessment conducted by Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI). The committees have been meeting once or twice a month with the overall goal of enhancing the Grand Lake experience for the town’s residents, visitors, second home owners, and businesses. There is still an opportunity for members of the community who haven’t joined a committee to get involved and make a difference in Grand Lake’s future.

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GL Fire hosting Easter hunt

April 3, 2014 — 

Grand Lake Fire’s Annual Easter Egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 11 a.m. in Grand Lake Town Park. Bring your own basket to collect eggs. Kids, don’t forget to find a golden egg to win one of four Easter baskets.

Volunteers are needed to help color eggs for the hunt, families are welcome. Please come to the Station 1, 201 W. Portal Rd., on Friday, April 18th at 9 a.m. to help out.

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Grand County Community Events Calendar April 4- April 10

April 3, 2014 — 

Friday

April 4

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April 1, 2014 — 

Grand County Community Events Calendar April 2-April 8

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Feinstein challenge puts food on tables through Mountain Family Center

April 1, 2014 — 

For the 17th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among nonprofit hunger-fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help raise funds.

The more food and financial donations made to Mountain Family Center from now until April 30, the more of the Feinstein challenge money the Mountain Family Center will get. Many agencies in past years have increased their donations to two or three times their usual returns this time of the year by using this challenge.

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Grand county Community Events Calendar, March 21-27

March 20, 2014 — 

Friday

March 21

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Grand County Community Events Calendar March 19-26

March 18, 2014 — 

Wednesday

March 19

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Funds available for irrigation projects on private property

March 13, 2014 — 

The Middle Park Conservation District recently received grant funding through the Colorado State Conservation Board, under the Colorado Department of Agriculture, to assist landowners with on-the-ground irrigation projects. The funds are to be allocated to landowners who wish to replace, upgrade, or install new irrigation structures on their properties. Depending on the number of eligible applicants and projects submitted, each recipient may receive $3,000 or more of matching funds. Application criteria included: Projects must address irrigation or irrigation-induced soil erosion control; new or replacement of old structures; landowners shall be a Grand or Summit County ag producer or smaller landowner with water rights; landowners will provide a 50 percent match with the district; district Funds will only pay for materials; specs must meet NRCS approval; landowner must have the ability to complete project by Nov. 20, 2014.

The Middle Park Conservation District received this same grant in 2013 and dispersed nearly $19,000 to landowners for irrigation projects. Projects included installation of check and turnout structures, head gates, underground pipe, and gated pipe. They hope to disperse closer to $24,000 this year.

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Heritage Coalition launches membership drive

March 11, 2014 — 

The Heritage Coalition of Grand County is holding a kick-off party at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Kremmling Extension Hall. Learn about an important effort that, for the first time, brings together cultural and historical entities in Grand County, and join now to become a supporting member of the Heritage Coalition.

The purpose of the Heritage Coalition of Grand County is to “promote History, Culture and Heritage Tourism of Grand County through education and collaboration with history and tourism-based organizations.”

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Grand Foundation announces 2014 Grant Cycle

March 11, 2014 — 

The Grand Foundation announces its 2014 Annual Grant Cycle deadline as Thursday, May 1. Applications are available on the Grand Foundation’s website at www.grandfoundation.com. All 2013 grant recipients must have their 2013 Final Grant Reports submitted in order to be eligible for 2014 funding.

If you have any questions or would like to become more involved with the Grand Foundation, contact Megan Ledin, Executive Director, at megan@grandfoundation.com or by calling 970-887-3111.

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Rotary to select students to attend Rotary Youth conference, camps

March 11, 2014 — 

Online registration for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference began Feb. 15, at www.rmRYLA.org. Students entering 11th and 12th grades in the fall are encouraged to apply to RYLA Conference to be held in Estes Park on Sunday, July 20 to Friday, July 25. Interviews will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, April 10, at Middle Park High School. Contact your local Rotary Club. Contact information is available on the web page. Conference tuition is paid by the sponsoring Rotary Clubs in Grand County. Young RYLA students entering the 8th grade next fall can register online at http://www.rmryla.org/about_young_ryla.html. Two camp sessions are scheduled for the Young camps in Larkspur, Colo: Young RYLA Camp-1, July 20 - 25; Young RYLA Camp-2, July 27 - Aug. 1. Please choose a specific camp when applying online. Up to six applicants will be selected to attend.

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Grand County Community Events Calendar March 12-18

March 11, 2014 — 

Wednesday

March 12

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Tax help for seniors

March 7, 2014 — 

GRANBY — The Grand County Council on Aging is pleased to announce a free tax-preparation service aimed at Grand County’s low and moderate-income taxpayers 60 and older. Volunteers from the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Program will be at the Granby Community Center on Friday and Saturday, March 14-15 to assist taxpayers in electronically filing standard state and federal returns, ensuring speedier refunds. The Tax-Aide Program is designed for taxpayers who file Form 1040. More complicated returns – such as those involving depreciation or rental property – are beyond the scope of the service.

“It doesn’t take too long to run across someone who really needs that extra $300 they are saving by having their taxes done for free,” said John Meredith, the volunteer state coordinator for Tax-Aide. Meredith, along with a dedicated and knowledgeable team of tax preparers, has volunteered to travel from Colorado Springs to Granby for this two-day event, in order to help meet the needs of the Grand County community.

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Winter Park Resort’s Ski Down for Cancer returns March 22

March 7, 2014 — 

WINTER PARK—While most know of the Winter Park Professional Ski Patrol’s dedication to helping people, few realize its reach extends so far beyond the slopes of the mountain. On Saturday, March 22, Winter Park’s Ski Patrol will partner with the Cavett Kids Foundation for the fourth annual TJV Ski Down for Cancer, benefiting the American Cancer Society and Cavett Kids.

Dedicated in honor of Thomas James Veit, a 12-year Winter Park ski patroller who lost his valiant battle with colon cancer in 2011, this year’s TJV Ski Down for Cancer will 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. After the Ski Down, a silent auction will be held at Doc’s Roadhouse located at the base of Winter Park.

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Grand Lake branding team launches logo contest

February 27, 2014 — 

GRAND LAKE — The Grand Lake Branding Team has announced a contest to create a new logo for Grand Lake. The winning logo will be a major part of the ongoing effort to re-brand Grand Lake.

Entrants should be aware of the Brand Promise which describes what Grand Lake is today, and what Grand Lake aspires to be. This is the promise made to visitors, potential residents and businesses regarding the experience they will have in Grand Lake. The Brand Promise should be the basis of inspiration for the creation of the logo design and it is: “We are Grand Lake. Colorado’s authentic mountain lake town, the source of your inspiration, the soul of the Rockies. Choose your path; memories happen the moment you take your first step. This is your life. Breathe deep, get outside, and live it.”

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Grand County Community Events Calendar Feb. 28-March 6

February 27, 2014 — 

Friday

February 28

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Book celebrates 100 Years at Rocky

February 27, 2014 — 

Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates its centennial in 2015 with the book “Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years” ($39.95, Farcountry Press, 2014) by award-winning Colorado author Mary Taylor Young.

“Rocky was established as a national park in 1915,” notes Young. “But the story of any park with ‘Rocky Mountain’ in its name begins not just 100 years but a billion years ago.”

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Grand County Community Events Calendar Feb. 26- March 4

February 25, 2014 — 

Wednesday

February 26

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Elementary school hosts Heart Challenge Course

February 25, 2014 — 

The Granby Elementary School will host an instructive anatomical challenge course on March 5, at the school’s gymnasium. The course will enable families to evaluate their physical fitness and learn the structure of the circulatory system. The public is invited to join the elementary school students from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 and take part in the event. A model of the circulatory system will be set up in the gym. An adult or guardian must supervise all children, and participants are asked to dress in workout clothes with sneakers or soft-soled shoes.

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Granby events focus on black history

February 18, 2014 — 

Join the Granby Library, Los Amigos Family Restaurant, the Grand River Assembly of God and the Awareness Center 4 Excellence, in Granby Colorado Feb. 21-23, as we celebrate and share the many contributions of African Americans to American society and culture. The Granby Library will be the setting for a number of enlightening and inspiring exhibits, presentations, documentaries and guest speakers. A celebration of the blues, jazz and hip-hop will be offered at Los Amigos Family Restaurant. The events will culminate at 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Grand River Assembly of God Church for a soul-stirring gospel celebration of local musicians and keynote speaker Dr. John L. Carter Jr., Ret. Lt. Col., USA. For more information, call 970-557-4100.

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Grand County Community Events Calendar, Feb. 19 - Feb. 25

February 18, 2014 — 

Wednesday

February 19

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History of Skiing chat

February 18, 2014 — 

The Grand County Historical Association is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Year with a free “Tea & Cookies History Chat.” Tim Nicklas of the Grand County Historical Association and the 100th Anniversary Winter Carnival team, presents a talk about the history of skiing in Grand County. Enjoy Nicklas’ special insights and little-known facts. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Cozens Ranch Museum, 77849 US Hwy 40, Fraser. For more information, 970-726-5488.

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Grand County Community Calendar Feb. 14-Feb 20

February 13, 2014 — 

Friday

February 14

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Grand County Community Events Calendar Feb. 12-18

February 12, 2014 — 

Wednesday

February 12

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CASA organization seeks volunteers

February 7, 2014 — 

CASA volunteers are special individuals who feel it is their duty to advocate for children who are victims of abuse and neglect and their families who have become involved in the court system.

Sherry Shelton has lived in Grand County for longer than 40 years. She raised two boys here and was employed at Winter Park Resort for over 35 years. “After attending my first (NWRM CASA) fundraiser and listening to the judge who spoke, I felt that this was something that I could be involved with. I was retired and was looking for something that was community involvement and I could give back. The CASA program was something that was meaningful and I could make a difference” Shelton said.“There is an extensive education that is required prior to working with families.” CASA volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education a year, visit with the children they are assigned at least twice a month, attend court hearings, and maintain communication with professionals involved with the child’s life. Volunteers then compile this information into a report that is shared with the court. This report includes recommendations that along with information from Grand County Social Services and the Guardian ad Litem (attorney for the child) assist the County Judge in making decisions that are in the best interest of the child.

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February 6, 2014 — 

Friday

February 7

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Grand Lake Winter Carnival Results

February 4, 2014 — 

King & Queen (7 couples)

1st Place: Samantha Miller and Austin Anderson, Sagebrush BBQ and Grill

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