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Cyman: Mud season birds, trees, and berries (1)

May 3, 2016 — 

Mud Season in Grand County brings wild fluctuations in weather, often snow and snow melt simultaneously. The extreme variations in altitude (over 7,000 feet in some cases) mean you can …

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Dalrymple: Are there other options in getting a loan? (2)

May 3, 2016 — 

QUESTION:I hear that mortgage underwriting guidelines are fairly strict today. What if a borrower doesn’t qualify? Are there other options in getting a loanANSWER:First, the guidelines themselves aren’t much tougher …

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Letter: Beres, thank you to the Grand County community (3)

May 3, 2016 — 

Thanks to the Grand County communityJubilee Events and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to thank the Grand County community for coming out to enjoy the family fun at our …

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Riddell: Zero sum (4)

May 3, 2016 — 

Every business knows all too well the slogan “Cash is King.” But the real meaning of this requirement becomes even more acute in areas that are subject to significant swings …

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Letter: Tollett, The County is not losing $33,000 per month in investments (5)

May 3, 2016 — 

Reasons for calling off manager searchThe County is not losing $33,000 per month in investments. According to Ms Christina Whitmer, County Treasurer: “Grand County is fully invested and we are …

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Muftic: Quo Vadis, Bernie (6)

April 29, 2016 — 

Donald Trump will be a candidate for president, whether he is the GOP nominee or runs as an independent and Bernie Sanders is unintentionally helping him by continuing his personalized …

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de Vos: A nick in the ol’ niblick (7)

April 29, 2016 — 

“The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music” - AnonReduced to basics, golfers whack …

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Hamilton: The candidates: Can they “gentle their condition?” (8)

April 29, 2016 — 

Once upon a time (you can tell this column will be an allegory), just before the Battle of Agincourt (1415 A.D.), the English King Henry V decided to look in …

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Mulholland: Extremism, part 2 (9)

April 28, 2016 — 

In a previous column, I suggested a different understanding of the political spectrum. I defined extremists by how far they departed from our Constitution. I believe most Americans want the …

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Letter: Miller, Come listen to the BOCC meeting (10)

April 27, 2016 — 

Come listen to the BOCC meetingCitizens of Grand County, please listen to the April 19 BOCC meeting concerning the Freeport/Henderson Vote. It was brought to the attention of the BOCC …

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Letter: Baxter, Grand County Concert Series (11)

April 27, 2016 — 

Grand County Concert SeriesThe 2016 Grand County Concert Series (GCCS) has come to an end and we have so many to thank for its success. The Grand Foundation, The Towns …

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Letter: Lokteff, Thank you vendor and participants for children’s fair (12)

April 27, 2016 — 

Thank you vendor and participants for children’s fairGrand Beginnings would like to send a big thank you to all of the vendors and participants who helped make our 15th Annual …

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April 27, 2016 — 

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Letter: Moss, Thank you Kacey Beres (14)

April 27, 2016 — 

Thank you Kacey BeresOn April 21, Jubilee Events and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional comedy basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy, …

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Blevins: GCSAR trains for helicopter rescue operations (15)

April 26, 2016 — 

A seldom-used but vital resource for search and rescue teams in Colorado is the High-Altitude Army Air National Guard Aviation Training Site (HAATS) located at the Eagle County Airport. Helicopter …

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Muftic: Cruz’s tax policy falls flat in the year of income inequality issues (16)

April 21, 2016 — 

If there is one driving characteristic of this chaotic primary season common to both the GOP and Democrats, it is a revolt by those left behind in our slow, steady, …

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de Vos: Feel the eel (17)

April 21, 2016 — 

The World’s Greatest Swordsman was being interviewed. The skeptical host asked for a demonstration, so the swordsman pointed at a fly buzzing around the ceiling. After a blur of motion …

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Wright: Group exercise class etiquette guidelines (18)

April 21, 2016 — 

Group exercise class programs, regardless of setting, usually apply accepted etiquette guidelines to permit the classes to flow safely, effectively and to be thoroughly enjoyable. The etiquette guidelines allow the …

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Hamilton: Colorado voting: The untold story (19)

April 21, 2016 — 

This particular column does not support any particular Republican presidential candidate. What this column does is demonstrate how the Major Media mislead the American public when it contends that no …

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Letter: Tollett, Thank you (20)

April 19, 2016 — 

Ballot 1 signersThank you to the 209 people who signed my petition to get on the ballot as District 1 Commissioner. Your support and encouragement was uplifting. I would like …

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