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 »
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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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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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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.Learn more »
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Join the Granby Recreation Department and Grand County gardener Peg Steffen in this fun class to learn how to garden in our mountain environment. The class will cover soil and site preparation, plant materials that grow in high altitudes, perennial and rock gardening, native plants, and principles of Xeriscape landscaping. The class will be held from 6:30- 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 11, at the Granby Community Building. The cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. Call the Recreation Department today at 970-887-3961 to register.Learn more »
Grand County Historical Association is preparing a new exhibit on Ute native people of Grand County. The Association is inviting anyone with Ute or Native American heritage to become involved. The new exhibit will explore how the Ute adapted to changing environments and events, and survived. Displays at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser will show evidence of the earliest first people in Grand County over 10,000 years ago, and discuss their forced settlement to distant reservations. The exhibit, funded in part by the Fraser Valley Lions Club, will open in Summer 2014. Grand County Historical Association looks forward to inviting the public to the Ute exhibit and programs. If you or your family would like to share Ute or Native American photographs, stories or objects from Grand County with the Grand County Historical Association, contact Kristi at Cozens Ranch Museum, 970-726-5488, or email@example.com.Learn more »
The Hot Sulphur Days Parade this year gives community members the opportunity to showcase their business or organization. Awards will be given for the best entry in the following categories: Entry with a costume; motorized; non-motorized; entry by an organization; and entry by a youth organization. A $50 cash prize will go to the Best of Show of all the parade entries. The parade immediately follows the historical reenactment of the “Texas Charlie Shootout” at noon on Saturday, June 7. Lineup is at Pioneer Park (across the river) at 11:30 a.m. To enter, download a registration form at www.hotsulphurdays.com under Saturday’s events or stop by the Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall to pick up a registration form. You can deliver the completed form to Town Hall, 513 Aspen St., Hot Sulphur Springs, CO, 80451 or fax it to 970-725-3443. The deadline for submitting your registration is Wednesday, June 4. Follow us on Facebook for additional information on Hot Sulphur Days or on the website to find a complete schedule of activitiesLearn more »
The Early Education Center at Winter Park Resort has been a long-standing employee benefit, valued by parents and resort business managers with its location, proximity to base-area services, and Monday-Friday programming. The Center is proud of the quality of early childhood programs and the commitment of qualified Education Center teachers. Few resorts continue to offer on-site child-care development programs because of cost and risk factors, but the Resort remains committed to supporting the education center as a year-round employee service. The mission of the Education Center is quality child care by meeting the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional needs of participants. It has a current enrollment of 37 children from ages 2 months to 6 years. The Education Center has been a regular recipient of Grand Foundation grant funds, while also giving back to the local community via annual coat drives each October, and food drives in November, each benefitting the Mountain Family Center.
This feature is made possible in partnership with the Grand Foundation, in support of Grand County nonprofits.Learn more »
Grand County’s Alpenglow Camera Club is offering a series of workshops on Photoshop for photography. These workshops are open to all interested shutterbugs. Three sessions will be taught by local graphic artist, Lisa Bornfriend, from Firebird DesignWorks.
The first workshop will be held at the club’s next monthly meeting at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, May 7, at the Granby Library. Learn the basics of Photoshop, including tools to improve the quality of a photo and best practices for file types, organization, and workflow.Learn more »