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Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre opens Rock Of Ages at 8.p.m., Friday, June 24. Go back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!! Set in L.A.’s infamous sunset strip in 1987, the music of Journey, Styx, and Bon Jovi--just to name a few--will drag you down memory lane. Don’t forget
Published: June 24, 2016
Sarka RuzickovaAge: 40Town: Fraser, originally from Czech RepublicNext Race: Super D during the Free Ride Festival this summer in Winter Park.Ruzickova is a mountain biking coach and is currently completing Pilates teacher training. She recently retired from Pro Endurance XC racing after racing the Honeystinger 50 last year in a womens duo team and placed 3rd.
Published: June 24, 2016
Please visit or call the Grand County Animal Shelter in Granby to adopt a cat or dog. 970-887-2988
Published: June 24, 2016
Brian Osborne from Rifle wins the Bull Riding competition during the Granby Rodeo Saturday, June 11. Granby rodeos are held every Saturday evening through July 2 and Sunday July 3.
Published: June 24, 2016
Summer is in full swing in the high country and Grand County’s roads and popular recreation destinations are chock-a-block with tourists and locals alike. Every weekend the Vasquez Creek area near Winter Park and the Three Lakes region are inundated with folks looking to enjoy the picturesque beauty offered by the Rockies. For those who enjoy a more seclude experience
Published: June 24, 2016
This fishing report is brought to you by “Fishing with Bernie”. Williams Fork is full and starting to settle down. Lake surface temperature is hitting mid 60s in the bays on a sunny day. Fishing is slow for all species except lake trout. A few Kokes are being caught by trollers. Bank fishing for trout is slow but some are
Published: June 24, 2016
The temperatures are high in Grand County and everyone is busy playing and working in the sun! Our state flower, the Colorado Columbine greets us with their beauty reminding us how lucky we are to live in this beautiful state. There is a lot to fit into our schedules during these sweet months of summer in Grand County. A special
Published: June 24, 2016
“Did you hear that?” my wife said, shaking my shoulder. “Huh?” I snorted, startled, “What the . . .? It’s three o’clock in the morning.”“Porcupines are fighting in the backyard again,” she said. I already knew that because their squealing was a lot like the mosh pit at a Justin Bieber concert. But I knew what to do. I curled
Published: June 24, 2016
Wait it’s June 24 already!!! All the more reason to get out on the bike and check out some trails and events! This weekend is the 2nd race of the Epic Singletrack Race Series (Epicsingletrack.com) and the course is the extremely popular Super Loop. Racers of all ages and abilities will test their skills or lack thereof Saturday morning on
Published: June 23, 2016
Every hiker has his or her favorite trail and favorite partner. Sometimes it’s a small group of people and sometimes it’s you and your favorite pooch. Sometimes it’s you and your favorite horse. Regardless, our animals usually make our daily outings so much more enjoyable. And sometimes they are the motivation to get us outside and work toward staying healthy.With
Published: June 23, 2016
June 12 to 18 Lake Trail Village Lot 8A – Scott and Toni Hallgren to James and Lynn Kennedy, $760,000Sundance West Condo Unit 4, Bldg A, Parking Space A4, Storage Space A4 – Armando Dennett Jr to Armando A Dennett Jr Revocable Trust, $500Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 88 Timeshare 088642 – Russell Hasselbach and Debra Wylonis to Russell and
Published: June 23, 2016
It was June 2010. Six-year-old Sadie Moss stood on the stage at the Blues From the Top Festival, looking out at a sea of people below. “I was really nervous,” she said, retelling the story in a phone interview. “It was my first time performing in front of a large crowd.” Joining her for that performance was harmonica player Curtis
Published: June 23, 2016
Ride the Rockies rolled through Grand County last week as thousands of cyclists pedaled their way from Copper Mountain to Grand Lake.To help ride participants, support teams and event staff get around Ride organizers hired bus companies from the high country to shuttle people between various locations on the route. Grand County’s Mountain Transit Adventures (MTA) was among those called
Published: June 23, 2016
The YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch facility in Grand County is a massive complex, encompassing over 5,000 acres of land in the beautiful high Rockies and offering recreational opportunities throughout the year from cross-country skiing in the winter to hiking, biking and canoeing in the summer.The Snow Mountain Ranch complex also offers an indoor pool, climbing wall, ice-skating
Published: June 23, 2016
Andrew Wise grew up in Denver but got an early start hanging out in Grand Lake, paddling a canoe and hiking the Never Summer range. Now a junior studying journalism and environmental policy at Western Washington University, Andrew spends most of his free time running the trails in and around Rocky Mountain National Park to train for the collegiate cross
Published: June 23, 2016
A level patch of sand on the northwest corner of Grand Lake’s waterfront marks the footprint of a Tuff Shed that will soon be constructed to house office and overnight storage for Rocky Mountain SUP, a stand-up paddleboard rental company on Grand Lake.For JT Piribek, owner and operator of Rocky Mountain SUP, the structure will be the culmination of months
Published: June 23, 2016
There are many in Grand County who have more than a passing interest in what happens to NATO. They still have family in eastern European countries that are current members of NATO and were once Soviet satellites. Lithuanians and Poles have settled here and have become respected members of our community. Those countries belong to NATO. Other Eastern European settlers
Published: June 23, 2016
Local artists Carolyn Sunderland, left, and Nancy Long, on ladder, prepare the walls at Cozens Ranch Museum in anticipation of Grand County’s biggest art show, Art Out of Thin Air.
Published: June 23, 2016
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa recently named Douglas Libby as its new general manager. In addition to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Libby will also oversee operations for sister properties and restaurants, Vasquez Creek Inn, Trailhead Inn, Volario’s and Caffé Giocondo.Prior to coming to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Libby served as general manager at Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.
Published: June 23, 2016
Summer is here and with it brings an extensive amount of campers to Grand County. We have arguably some of the most beautiful locations to camp in the state, and it is important that we maintain the essence of these places. Many of these campsites, especially in Winter Park, are very close to town, residencies, and the water supply. We
Published: June 23, 2016
Access to Justice and the 14th Judicial District in Grand County are offering free, individual appointments with volunteer lawyers to discuss civil legal problems. Appointments are recommended and walk-ins will be taken if space is available. Issues to be discussed include civil legal problems such as divorce and custody cases, protection orders, landlord/tenant problems, such as evictions, foreclosures, bankruptcy, debt
Published: June 23, 2016
The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 28 and ballots for the election were mailed on June 6. On Wednesday, June 22 Sara Rosene, Clerk and Recorder for Grand County received notification from the Secretary of State’s Office that the USPS General Mail Facility in Denver is experiencing software problems that affects its ability to read the barcode on mail ballot
Published: June 23, 2016
The Orlando massacre is another horrifying example that gun-free zones don’t work. A sign at the entrance to Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub declared that firearms were not permitted inside. Even though an armed law-enforcement officer was on site, somehow, the Islamic jihadist, Omar Mateen, wearing a suicide vest, entered the club with a Sig Sauer MCX semi-automatic carbine (the barrel alone
Published: June 23, 2016
The Grand Lake Fire Protection District was called out Wednesday morning to the Beaver Creek Fire burning 15 miles west of Walden. A crew of four were sent with their E369 Wildland engine including engine boss Paul Mintier and Lt. Blake Mertz, said PIO Cheryl Dale.The fire started Sunday, June 19 and is burning in the Routt National Forest and
Published: June 22, 2016
On Saturday, June 18 Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 had a Field Day which concluded a 40-hour Basic Wildland Firefighter class. This National Standard class is offered in Granby annually, said Assistant Chief Brad White, who acted as the Safety Officer for the day. As part of the training day they put out a controlled fire next to their
Published: June 22, 2016
Hideaway Park on Sunday morning, June 19 with Kristen Periolat. The weekly classes are free and held in alternating locations between Hideaway Park and Cooper Creek in Winter Park throughout the summer.
Published: June 22, 2016
I’ve never considered myself much of a golfer. In fact, I even struggle to beat my girlfriend at Mario Golf on Nintendo-64 (all excuses aside, she whoops most of my friends’ butts in pretty much any video game anyway). Growing up in Maryland, I had a few close friends who worked at courses, meaning we would casually hit balls at
Published: June 22, 2016
Sitting on a picnic bench at Grand Lake’s Town Park, Samantha Bruegger and her crew of volunteers are eagerly awaiting the influx of cyclist from Ride The Rockies. Bruegger is the executive director of the Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. With this Colorado bike event staying in Grand Lake on June 15, this is one of the town’s biggest
Published: June 22, 2016
Democratic Write-In challengerI recently learned that there is a Democratic WRITE-IN challenger candidate, to U.S. Congressman, Jared Polis, here in Congressional District #2, which includes ALL of Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Larimer and Summit counties, and parts of Boulder, Eagle, Jefferson and Park counties. The “write-in” candidate is Steven Todd, who is MORE progressive a Democrat, than Jared Polis
Published: June 22, 2016
A portion of the Sitzmark South project will be dedicated to attainable housing for the workforce in the Fraser Valley. The building will be constructed at the southeast intersection of Telemark Drive and US Highway 40.“This is still in the initial stages, so everything is still a work in progress,” said Winter Park Housing Coordinator John Crone. “We will be
Published: June 22, 2016
Excerpts from the Middle Park Times – June 23, 1916Items From Leal (town south of Parshall)A party of prospectors consisting of the four Messrs Bishop and Dr. S. B . McFarlaud of Longmont arrived at Paducah Lodge Monday, June 19th after an extended trip to the mining camp. Mr. W. W. Darling had his first auto ride this year, when
Published: June 22, 2016
In April of 2015, Grand County lost a true and remarkable pioneer when John Sheriff passed away. Born in 1926, John attended school in Hot Sulphur Springs and spent most of his life operating the Sheriff Ranch located just outside of that town. The ranch had been homesteaded by his great-grandmother in 1882. John Sheriff was honored by the Grand
Published: June 22, 2016
The loss of revenue should be divided among library branchesWhen my husband and I moved to Hot Sulphur Springs nine years ago one of our first actions was to apply for a library card. We were very happy to have a library in the town. Since then we have been steady patrons and supporters of our town branch. For the
Published: June 22, 2016
The HSS is a staple in our community,There is a paper floating around with recommendations of people we should contact regarding the Hot Sulphur Springs library. Everyone I’m sending this to is on that list. I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life and I’ve lived in Grand County since 2008. I’ve actually lived in Granby, Kremmling, Parshall and we recently
Published: June 22, 2016
Local bluegrass band Hunker Down at Hideaway Park.
Published: June 22, 2016
The mesa region of Granby, north of US Highway 40, has been a hive of activity for the past year as excavation and construction crews working on a large water project have ripped out and repaired roads and installed a new water distribution system for the Moraine Park Subdivision.Phase one of the Moraine Park Project has been completed and phase
Published: June 22, 2016
The Smith family, formerly from Texas but now living in Thailand, participated in a chocolate pudding eating contest at the base of Winter Park Resort during the 7th Annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, June 18. This festival included samplings from over 20 vendors as well as live music and several contests for the public.
Published: June 22, 2016
The Town of Granby will soon be seeking a new Town Manager.Last Tuesday night the Granby Board of Trustees voted unanimously, with one abstention from Trustee Becky Johnson, not to renew the contract of current Town Manager Wally Baird when his contract expires on July 14. Baird will complete his eighth year as Town Manager for Granby on July 14.“The
Published: June 21, 2016
Letter of Thanks to Abby Loberg and Eighth-Grade Students,The Shining Stars Foundation wants to thank the eighth-grade Social Studies teacher, Abby Loberg, and her students for organizing and hosting the “Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Races for Shining Stars” service learning project for the Shining Stars Foundation. The event was a tremendous success and raised over $5,000 for the
Published: June 21, 2016
Miller cares about quality of lifeI have had the pleasure to be Andy Miller’s campaign manager in the current County Commissioner’s race. Accompanying him to events across the county, I have seen him reaching out to people to hear their concerns and solicit their ideas. Andy doesn’t talk about solutions to issues in terms of “me” or “I” but rather
Published: June 21, 2016
Election season is approaching quickly. This is a reminder that it is time to mail in your ballots for the primary elections. If you plan to mail your ballot, the United States Post Office recommends that you do it as close to June 21 as possible. The ballot must be received in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office by 7 p.m.
Published: June 21, 2016
As of press time, the County Commissioners were still working on negotiations for the County Manager position, but no decision has been made. Interviews were conducted on June 16 by four panels in Hot Sulphur Springs. The candidates are Bradley J. Hanson of Onawa, Iowa; Lee A. Staab of Larkspur; Jon Stavney of Eagle; and James Thompson of Casa Grande,
Published: June 21, 2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold two public meetings in June and gather input from the public as the agency updates the pronghorn management plans for Grand and Summit Counties. The first meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the Grand County CSU CO-OP Extension in Kremmling, 210 11th Street. The second meeting will
Published: June 21, 2016
Last Saturday morning runners and walkers with their dogs came out for the Grand County Pet Pals annual Doggie Drag 5K at Grand Park. All proceeds from the event will help spay/neuter and provide medical needs for the animals of Grand County. The event MC was Jim Kroepfl who provided commentary and music throughout the morning. The organization raised just
Published: June 21, 2016
On June 1 The Grand Lake Mens Club (GLMC) held their opening Cabin Fever Best Ball event and dinner. Low Gross winners were: 1st - Larry Burks 76, 2nd - Skip Peck 79, 3rd - Ted Roberts 80 and 4th - Bernie McGinn 81. Low Net winners were: 1st - Bill Appleby 61, 2nd - Roger Bartholomew 65, 3rd -
Published: June 21, 2016
On Tuesday, June 14, the Woman’s Nifty Niners at the Grand Lake Golf Course took part in a game called “Young at Heart.” Six people receive prize money... Teresa Harder and Sue Ronald each had 53’s, Gladys Howard and Stephanie Holt scored 56’s and Nancy Smith and Barb Koenig finished with 61’s. Trudy Rogers walked away with the putting pot
Published: June 21, 2016
Hot Sulphur Days was a huge success this year. The weather allowed all of the outside events to take place. One of the best small town parades in Grand County is a highlight of the weekend. The winners this year were High Country Trails, Best Business; the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo Royalty, Best Youth Organization; the Hot Sulphur Springs
Published: June 21, 2016
Last week my teammate Mike Blevins and I had the privilege to attend the annual Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) spring conference in Port Angeles, Washington. The MRA is an international organization of professional mountain rescue teams which represents its members and addresses mountain rescue issues on a national and international level. The MRA is also the only accrediting organization for
Published: June 21, 2016
Reaction to revenue loss article by GCLD,This letter is in response to an article published several weeks ago titled, “Library District explains revenue losses, next steps”. In that article it was stated that there were, “8,902 visits to the Hot Sulphur Library, while 10 miles away at the Granby library there were 58,391.” I think you can spin these statistics
Published: June 21, 2016
Reputation is the lifeblood of almost every business. From restaurants to construction firms to dentist offices, reputation is of paramount concern for any business aiming for success.A business’s reputation is additionally important in small communities, like those that fill Grand County, where word of mouth can doom entrepreneurial endeavors before they have even gotten off the ground. Stillwater Garage Doors
Published: June 21, 2016
Local hip-hop artist Parker Thomson (right) and backup singer Ryan Arnold (left) kicked things up a few notches at the Crooked Creek Saloon’s Open Mic Night Thursday, June 9.
Published: June 20, 2016
Joe Johnson of Manitou Springs, Colo. rounded out the spring season of the Fraser Valley Folk Music Series Sunday night. Born ‘n’ raised in Mississippi, the singer and songwriter brought with him an array of blues, gospel, Americana and country originals (a highlight was a tribute to Mohammad Ali). The Fraser Historic Church provides one of several intimate, “house-concert” venues
Published: June 19, 2016
Colorado Mountain News Media (CMNM), a division of Swift Communications, the owners of the Sky-Hi News and Summit Daily News will acquire the Steamboat Pilot & Today and Craig Daily Press, from Kansas-based WorldWest. The announcement was made to staff last week.The 131-year-old paid weekly Steamboat Pilot & Today publishes on Sunday, and is complemented by the free daily Steamboat
Published: June 19, 2016
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) announced the start of the 2016 volunteer season, providing opportunities to become part of a legendary project. Ranging from the desert of New Mexico to the mountains of Glacier National Park in Montana, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) is a 3,100 mile-long pathway through some of the most amazing landscapes in America.In
Published: June 18, 2016
To say Danielle Schnebelen and her two brothers, Nick and Kris, were born into a musical family is a bit of an understatement. “My Dad’s family members were in string quartets dating back to the early 1900’s,” Schnebelen said. “On my Mom’s side, my grandmother was a Big Band singer. She didn’t do it professionally, but there is this picture
Published: June 18, 2016
Bernard T. from Santa Fe, New Mexico is the fourth Ride the Rockies cyclist to crest the high point of Trail Ridge Road
Published: June 18, 2016
Injustice and disservice in GranbyI do not live in Granby proper but have lived here all of my adult life. My husband and I know most of the residents of Granby through our two businesses, having four kids go through the East Grand School system and many other interactions. Along with me, many are shaking their heads, wondering how they
Published: June 18, 2016
Minnesota campers from the Timberline Lodge volunteer to help Town of Fraser staff do some repairs to the Fraser River Trail near Rendezvous.
Published: June 18, 2016
Ride the Rockies cyclists head toward Grand Lake on Wednesday, June 15
Published: June 18, 2016
Summer has arrived !!! I’ve been seeing so many people out on the trails riding their bikes and trying out some of the new trail improvements. The Town of Winter Park has been adding some features to the trails in the Leland Creek area (Sundog, Sunset Pink, WTB etc.). You need to check them out as they are a lot
Published: June 17, 2016
Grand Meadows Granby Lot 16, Block 1 – Cherie Lowenberg to Christopher and Maggie Dutt, $175,000Slopeside Village Unit 1, Bldg J – David C Degroff Living Trust and Julie H Degroff Living Trust to David Degroff, $500Village at Riverside 2nd Flg 2 Grand Elk Ranch & Club Lot A22 – K Eagle Ridge LLC to Kevin Shaffer, $20,000Crestview Place Condominiums
Published: June 16, 2016
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake opens its summer season with Disney’s The Little Mermaid at 8 p.m., Friday, June 17. The show is the classic tale of a young mermaid princess falling in love with a human prince. This 1989 Academy Award winning musical will be reminiscent for some audience members and wondrous for others. The stage will
Published: June 16, 2016
The sunshine continues as the snows in high country dwindle and the rivers swell. Two weeks ago the slopes at Winter Park were still covered in snow yet today there is only a spot or two left. Some trails in higher ground are firming up and some are all but under water. Back country forestry technician Izzie Ditmarson from USFS
Published: June 16, 2016
Brandon Wilkes has been selected as the new athletic director and head football coach at Middle Park High School. He is a certified teacher in Physical Education and Social Studies. He comes to Grand County from Lyons High School where he was the Head Football Coach. His life experiences have taken him through Western Colorado, Cedaredge and North Park. He
Published: June 16, 2016
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced this week that skier visits at its 21 member resorts totaled 7.4 million in 2015/16, up by nearly five percent compared to last year’s CSCUSA membership season total and a new record for visitation.Additionally, the 2015/16 season skier visit total for CSCUSA members bested the five-year average by more than 10 percent, making it
Published: June 16, 2016
Could even the screenwriters for “24” or for “Homeland” conceive of the political soap opera being played out today in Washington, D.C.? Who would finance a TV production featuring a sitting American President who, himself, was knowingly communicating highly classified e-mails with his Secretary of State over a non-secure e-mail server exclusively owned and operated, not by the U.S. Government,
Published: June 16, 2016
Published: June 16, 2016
In a meeting the other day I was sitting next to some guy from the city. I figured he was city because he was wearing a tie. It looked uncomfortable. During a lull I leaned over to him and said, “Did you know there are more dogs in Grand County than ties?” For several moments, it was like he was
Published: June 16, 2016
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) announced today that one of their distinguished athletes, Joy Rondeau, has been named to the 2016-17 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Development Team. Rondeau, who is a Colorado native from Granby, has been training with the National Sports Center for the Disabled competitive Nordic/Biathlon program for nearly two years under the direction
Published: June 16, 2016
Aneta WilliamsAge: 38Town: Winter ParkWhat is your next race? Winter Park Rendezvous Run for Independence July 2What is your favorite Grand County run? Bonfils Reggie PaulkAge: 40Town: TabernashWhat is your next race? Winter Park Rendezvous Run What is your favorite Grand County run? Water Board road. The photo was taken after our marathon in Ft. Collins (Colorado Marathon) on May
Published: June 16, 2016
CarQuest of Granby has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Granby community.CarQuest of Granby at 62487 U.S. Highway. 40 will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, pre-tow inspection, support rental items, boxes and in-store pick-up for boxes.CarQuest of Granby owner, John DeCicco is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to
Published: June 16, 2016
On Saturday June 18 in Grand Lake, the Grand Lake Rotary sponsors the 2nd Annual Grand Duck Derby starting at 1 p.m. Last year’s winner was Grand Lake resident Bonnie Thorne who won $1,000. “I bought a flock of tickets because it seemed like a good cause,” she said.“Never in a million years did I expect to be a winner.”Each
Published: June 16, 2016
No serious injuries were reported as a result of this rollover accident just west of Kremmling on Wed., June 15.
Published: June 16, 2016
Fareed Zakaria of CNN has a must see hour special that seeks to explain why “they hate us”, to answer a puzzle. Why are the jihadi Muslims killing mostly Muslims as well as some of us? He concludes that these radical terrorists are at war with the modern world and all who embrace it. This also might explain why nightclubs
Published: June 16, 2016
The candidates for county manager mingled with citizens, elected officials, and County Commissioners on Wednesday evening. A crowd of about thirty people gathered for a small reception at Mountain Parks Electric in Granby. Each candidate had about three minutes to talk about themselves, their family, and why they want to move here. Interviews were conducted on Thursday, June 16 in
Published: June 16, 2016
Do you ever wonder about the original meaning of a song or want to know the background of a popular song on the radio? Here is your chance to meet songwriters face-to-face and learn what they meant when they wrote their songs. Anna Wilson and her producer/songwriter husband, Monty Powell, will join Peggy Mann on June 24 in Grand Lake
Published: June 16, 2016
This Middle Park fishing report is brought to you by “Fishing with Bernie”. Crank baits are working well during low light conditions for Browns and a few Rainbows. Worms and power bait are still catching lots of rainbows and a few suckers along the shorelines. As Lake Trout continue their migration into deeper water, they are being caught jigging small
Published: June 16, 2016
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with communities from across Northern Colorado will host Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Fort Collins and Loveland on Friday June 17 to discuss the agency’s train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. Communities throughout Colorado have expressed concerns with the application of
Published: June 15, 2016
DDT is not banned world-wide,I am writing to correct some hopefully unintended misinformation published June 3 in the opinion piece “Mosquitoes: Humankind’s deadliest enemy” by Bill Hamilton. DDT is not banned worldwide. In fact, it is still in use in many developing countries to control the spread of malaria and other diseases. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants banned
Published: June 15, 2016
Reader Bob Shoop submitted this photo of a neighborhood fox on Monday, June 13 in Tabernash.
Published: June 15, 2016
The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOATM ) is a strategic evaluation tool that seeks input from adults 60 and older to gather information about their community experiences. Data from the survey is useful to communities and organizations to develop and modify programs specifically for an aging population. The data will also be used to evaluate current services, influence
Published: June 15, 2016
HSS Library is 3.9 percent of the budget,This letter is in reply to the article by Stephanie Ralph and Kim Jensen of the Grand County Library District. I have no argument with the stated need to reduce library district spending in 2017. I would like to see fair cuts to all library branches and the administration office rather than completely
Published: June 15, 2016
This newborn moose is learning quickly how to tackle mother nature’s streams in stride.
Published: June 15, 2016
The Grand County Historical Association re-enacts the shooting of Texas Charlie for Hot Sulphur Days. The re-enactment is based on the true story of when Texas Charlie was shot down in the streets of Hot Sulphur Springs by “unknown” citizens of the town on December 9, 1884. Several days prior to the incident Texas Charlie had been threatening and even
Published: June 15, 2016
The Granby Recreation Department will host a free family movie night at the The Granby Soccer Dome on June 23 playing The Sandlot on the big screen beginning at dusk. They ask that families bring blankets and lawn chairs. The movie is sponsored by the Town of Granby and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition.Music and a bounce house will be available
Published: June 15, 2016
The Roofing Company was among a distinguished group of Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors honored for outstanding achievement and exemplary business practices during the 2016 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Awards ceremony. The annual industry celebration, hosted by Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, awards the country’s top roofing contractor businesses for market-leading performance and innovation.“We are proud to be among
Published: June 14, 2016
Hot Sulphur Springs kids climb the greased pole to claim cash prize during Hot Sulphur Days.
Published: June 14, 2016
Humankind’s deadliest enemy is ignorance, fear and intoleranceAs a physician and a scientist, I was very concerned about the message in Bill Hamilton’s recent column, Mosquitoes: Humankind’s Deadliest Enemy. In it, he charges the Obama Administration with importing refugees from the Middle East and Africa, allegedly with virtually no health screening, and placing them in locations all across the United
Published: June 14, 2016
Trail conditions were great Saturday at Trestle Bike Park. Beautiful weather brought a great turnout for the park, the Epic Singletrack Hill Climb, and other base activities such as the alpine slide, human maze, and climbing wall.Biking was not the only activity enjoyed. The alpine slide was busy all day, Despite the number of riders in attendance the trails were
Published: June 14, 2016
A Grand County Manager candidate Meet and Greet will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Mountain Parks Electric in Granby. Interviews are scheduled for the following day, Thursday, June 16. The candidates are Bradley J. Hanson of Onawa, Iowa; Lee A. Staab of Larkspur; Jon Stavney of Eagle; and James Thompson of Casa Grande, Ariz.Four panels will conduct
Published: June 14, 2016
Elden Earl Wayne Martin, son of Kelly and Earl Martin, of Granby was born June 3, 2016 at 8:19 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Raelee. Elden’s grandparents are Casey and Rhonda Farrell, of Granby; and Lawrence and Darice Martin, of San Acacia, N.M..Harper Monique Acord,
Published: June 14, 2016
Six questions were asked at the fifth and final County Commissioner debate on Thursday, June 9 at Middle Park High School. Part of an answer from each candidate for a different question has been highlighted.What impact has VRBO, Airbnb, and other types of private nightly rentals had on the lodging taxMiller: As a Fraser town trustee, I am right in
Published: June 14, 2016
Grand Elk Golf Club for “Putting” it off the Green!As the sun poked its way through the clouds on a glorious Wednesday, June 8 over 60 Chamber Members took to Grand Elk’s driving range to knock a few balls out of the park and try their hand at the putt-putt obstacle course. Gary Key serenaded the group, while onlookers feasted
Published: June 14, 2016
Paul Edward Gingery “Skeeter”, 79 passed away June 8, 2016. He was the son of Edward “Ed.” Gingery and Leota “Tillie” (Heeney) Gingery, born December 24, 1936 in Kremmling Colo. After graduating high school in Granby, Skeeter joined the U.S. Army. After serving in the Army Skeeter started working for Bell Telephone Company where he worked for 35 years. On
Published: June 14, 2016
Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, announced changes to its board of directors today following its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Member director Amy Kaplanis was re-elected to her second term on the Ace Hardware board of directors. Kaplanis, 46, is owner and president of Country Ace Hardware in Granby. Prior to becoming affiliated with
Published: June 14, 2016
On Friday, June 24 the 14th Judicial District courts and Access to Justice Committee will offer a free legal clinic on small claims matters. Small claims court is a way for people to bring small disputes ($7,500 maximum recovery) regarding money, property, contracts or agreements to court without hiring an attorneyThe presentation will highlight the small claims process including, things
Published: June 14, 2016
Grace Alice Redder was born to Scott and Amy Redder of Berthoud on May 24, 2016 at Boulder Foothills Community Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, 20 inches long. She joins big sister Addie, 2. Grandparents are John and Betsy Redder of Grand Lake and Gene and Paula Boyce of Protem, MO.
Published: June 14, 2016
James and Nidza Busse of Winter Park walk along the trail heading back to Winter Park.
Published: June 14, 2016
Whether large or small, every business owner/manager should be able to answer the simple question of exactly what is the company’s competitive strategy. Unfortunately, once you get past the blank stares or eyes rolling to heaven, the simplistic answer is to sell more and/or make more money. I submit to you, however, that both responses are results of a competitive
Published: June 14, 2016
Letter to the Editor, Let me tell you who to vote for,This is Norm Benson from Fraser. The Primary elections are upon us and I have a few thoughts about certain candidates. It is no secret that I vote Republican. The County Commissioner race is the race that will have the most direct effect on the readers of this letter.
Published: June 14, 2016

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