Announcements

Grand County's cancer services move to Mountain Family Center

June 30, 2015 — 

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.

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Fraser River Valley Lions Club teed up for June 30

June 18, 2015 — 

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.

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Grand Lake Art and Architecture Home Tour is June 20

June 16, 2015 — 

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.

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Rocky Mountain National Park offers Saturday programs

June 16, 2015 — 

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.

June 20

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Fraser Valley Creative Writers group looks to restructure

June 11, 2015 — 

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.

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2015 Habitat Hobble queued up for June 20

June 4, 2015 — 

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.

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Grand County Libraries urge readers to 'Escape the Ordinary'

June 4, 2015 — 

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.

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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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