Every summer since 2009, the Crooked Creek Saloon has donated a portion of sales to nonprofit organizations as part of its “Music in the Garden” series. Toni and Scott Hallgren purchased the beloved “Creek” six years ago and have been graciously giving back to their Fraser Valley community, not only by donating to local nonprofits, but also by supporting local musicians.
On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 20 percent of sales go to the Fraser Valley Library. The Fraser Valley Library staff encourage people to come by the Crooked Creek Saloon for dinner, libations, and live entertainment by folk guitarist, Jenny Maier. For more information about “Music in the Garden,” visit www.crookedcreeksalooncolorado.com or call 726-9250. Library staff appreciate your support!Learn more »
On Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. volunteers of the Friends of Granby Airport will be greeting visitors and local residents interested in learning more about the Granby-area aviation history at the Emily Warner Field Aviation Musem.
International historic figures as President Dwight Eisenhower and Charles Lindbergh have connections to our community that are outlined in museum exhibits.Learn more »
The Shining Stars Foundation welcomes over 50 children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses and their families to Grand County for a host of activities July 29 through Aug. 2.
Activities for the five-day overnight camp include a day at Winter Park Resort, a day in Grand Lake, boating, fishing, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, a rodeo, concerts, Recreation Center activities, a cooking class, tubing, museum visit, and many others. The camp’s headquarters will be at Beaver Village Lodge, but families are staying throughout the Winter Park and Fraser community.Learn more »
The “Local Celebrity” baseball team will be playing a Denver Vintage Baseball Team at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. Gates open at noon.
This is a free, family event (donation recommended). Concessions and activity tickets for the inflatable family fun activities will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the playground project.Learn more »
GRANBY – On Saturday, Aug. 8, Jackie Wright at Mountain Life Fitness will be hosting a spin-a-thon, “Spin for the Stars,” to benefit the local nonprofit the Shining Stars Foundation.
Starting at 8 a.m. and going until 1:15 p.m., five 45-minute spin classes will be offered. Each class costs $35 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All ages and levels are welcome to join in the fun.Learn more »
GRANBY — A program to help people deal with the challenges of living with chronic pain will be held on Wednesdays from July 13-Aug. 17 at the Granby Library Community Room, 55 Zero St. The free six-week class meets from 2-4:30 p.m. and is open to the community and health professionals interested in learning about chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) curricula.
Chronic Pain Self-Management is a self-management program developed at Stanford University. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.Learn more »
Team Grand County’s cancer-related services will transition from the Grand County Rural Health Network to Mountain Family Center, effective July 1.
Team Grand County’s main focus is to provide financial assistance to people living with cancer. Mountain Family Center already provides funding for rent, utilities, mortgage and other household necessities and often helps clients with other expenses associated with an unexpected medical condition.Learn more »
Attention golfers! Put Tuesday, June 30, at Pole Creek Golf Course on your calendar. The Fraser River Valley Lions Club is again sponsoring its annual tournament with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy pancakes from the familiar Lions trailer, where lunch will also be served mid-day (both included in the $125 per player registration green fee along with cart, prizes, giveaways, and a fantastic silent auction).
Plan to stay for the post-tournament festivities and to peruse the auction opportunities and to bid on items such as a Winter Park season pass, dinner for two at Sunspot, a Hawaiian condo vacation, gift certificates for local restaurant dinners, a dental appointment, hand-carved western folk figures by Bill Browne, or a beautiful quilt hand made by Debbie Wehmeyer.Learn more »
The Grand Arts Council is at it again. The 12th annual Art and Architecture Home Tour is on tap for Saturday, June 20.
The tour is from 1-5 p.m. and features five homes on Grand Lake. The homes on the tour this year include four older homes and one newly renovated modern home.Learn more »
Rocky Mountain National Park is offering two Saturday evening programs on June 20 and 27. Both begin at 7 p.m. in the Kawuneeche Visitor Center Auditorium.
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Do you love to write? If so, then consider joining the Fraser Valley Creative Writers.
This group has been meeting for two decades at the Fraser Public Library, and provides support to writers of diverse genres and interests. The group has included poets, local and family historians, novelists, short story writers, essayists and authors of children’s books. All writers are welcome to attend whether you want to publish your work or just enjoy writing for your own pleasure.Learn more »
On Saturday, June 20, the Grand County Habitat for Humanity will host its 14th annual Habitat Hobble. The Hobble is Habitat’s major local fundraiser and raises money needed to buy the lumber, nails, drywall and all the other items needed to build a Habitat house.
Again this year, the Hobble will offer both 5K and 10K courses, both runs kicking off at 9 a.m. at Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park.Learn more »
Summer Reading is not just for kids. “Escape the Ordinary” with the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program June 7 to Aug. 8.
Sign up for the 4th Annual Adult Summer Reading Program at your nearest Grand County Library District (GCLD) library and challenge yourself by reading something different this summer. Try books on a different theme, a new author or explore new hobbies and interests. Experiment with downloading e-books and audiobooks or take an online course.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.”Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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 .Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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, 970-531-2072Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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 applyLearn more »