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Thank you Catherine TrotterGrand County History (GCHA) would like to acknowledge the good work of Catherine Trotter, Town Planner for the Town of Fraser. Catherine is an excellent neighbor to Cozens Ranch Museum, housed in one of the oldest standing buildings in Grand County, built in 1874. Cozens is one of GCHA’s four museums, and the only museum in the
Published: May 31, 2016
Published: May 31, 2016
Britts Peak Townhomes Lot A – Gregg and Laurie Batchelder Adams to James and Lana Cordes, $354,000Shores of Shadow Mountain Lot 44 – Travis and Sheila Weaver, Scot and Nicki Trost, Curtis & Jacqueline Scheffe, Verlan and Ronda Wagoner, $492,450Base Camp One Condos Unit 200R – Joseph and Jennifer Pierson to Nicole Bagley, $320,000Wildacres Subd Amended 2nd Flg, Lot 3,
Published: May 31, 2016
Robert Dale McCoy, formerly of Hot Sulphur Springs, passed away Feb. 12, 2016 near his home in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was 66.Known for his keen sense of humor, “Big, Bad Bob” was born June 17, 1949 in Denver, Colorado, to Clara (Bahmeier) and Robert Shively. He was later adopted by stepfather Lewis McCoy and graduated high school in Douglas County
Published: May 31, 2016
Mila Marie Shald, daughter of Laura Hassebroek and Jesse Shald of Eagle Eye Ranch, was born May 22, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mila’s grandparents are Ronald and Victoria Hassebroek, of Sioux Falls, SD.; and Dan and Kim Shald, of Granby.
Published: May 31, 2016
Will the HSS library close?This letter is in response to the recent article “Q & A With the GC Library District”. Kim Jensen and Stephanie Ralph, in responding to the question “Will the HSS library close?” state that the Library District Board hasn’t voted on this yet. What they don’t mention is that in the financial plan presented at the
Published: May 31, 2016
Grand County veterans march in the Memorial Day parade in Grand Lake on Monday, May 30.
Published: May 31, 2016
Jeff Bucholtz, representing the organization We End Violence and hosted by the local non-profit group Advocates for a Violence Free Community, spoke at the Middle Park High School on Thursday May, 27 in an effort to raise awareness about sexual violence and to provide ideas for its prevention. Jeff received his Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from the San
Published: May 31, 2016
The BLM is seeking information that the public feels would be useful to the agency as it considers the following applications.Specialty Sport Ventures LLC, dba Gore Creek Flyfisherman, has applied for a one-year permit renewal for float and wade fishing activities on the Upper Colorado River.Atmore Outfitters has applied for a big game hunting multi-year permit renewal with modification. The
Published: May 31, 2016
Bluebirds play near Columbine Lake area of Grand Lake.
Published: May 31, 2016
A 22-year-old woman was found dead around 7 a.m. on Monday, May 30, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, Lt. Dan Mayer. She was found on Colo. Highway 125 near C Lazy U Ranch where she worked.Mayer said the death was deemed a suicide by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Grand County Coroner’s
Published: May 31, 2016
The Granby Lake Rotary renovated the Grand Lake Town Gazebo in May located on Grand Lake near Western Riviera. The gazebo was built in honor of Justin Appelhans who died in 1989. This spot on the lake was where he would water ski from, said his mother and father, Linda and Frank Appelhans. June 1 was Justin’s birthday. The original
Published: May 31, 2016
Avery Mutch, 14, is in eighth grade and EGMS. After being a part of Model UN last year she decided to do it again this year. The group had to choose a country and research their biggest problem and to figure out a way to fix it. Her group chose Greece.For five months she and her group decided to fix
Published: May 31, 2016
Jon Morrissey has been selected as the new district ranger for the Sulphur Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest located in Granby. Morrissey will begin his new position on June 27. He will replace Craig Magwire who retired in May.Morrissey comes to the Arapaho National Forest from the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Since 2013, he has
Published: May 31, 2016
A close-knit community of small businesses and workforce can be the key to success for the economy in mountain towns. Many employees in these towns are of the younger generation and it can be difficult to reach out to other workers who are serious about their job, especially when the term “ski bum” is thrown around so often in the
Published: May 31, 2016
Videos from the Grand Bipartisan Debates are available online. Debate 1 Hot Sulphur Springs: Part 1, Part 2Debate 2 Fraser / Winter ParkDebate 3 Grand LakeThe next debate begins at 7 p.m., June 2 in Kremmling. The final debate will be June 9 at Middle Park High School in Granby.
Published: May 31, 2016
Maggie Lore, of Fraser discovered a moose swimming in the ponds by Fraser.
Published: May 31, 2016
With the sometimes stormy, sometimes glorious weather, there were people out enjoying spring time in the Rocky Mountains.
Published: May 30, 2016
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 28. However, due to melting snow on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, nightly closures will begin at 8 p.m. until conditions change. Historically, Trail Ridge Road opens on Memorial Day weekend. In 2015 the road opened on May 29. The earliest
Published: May 29, 2016
Excerpts from the Middle Park Times – May 26, 1916Grand Lake ItemsE . H . Kauffman went down to Nederland last Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. L . Ish are beautifying the grounds around their hotel (The Rapids). Mrs. Ed Smith and baby are visiting friends and relatives in Hot Sulphur Springs. Our school will close this week, Friday, and
Published: May 28, 2016
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 is truly the most solemn of all United States holidays, a time to remember those American soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice, to keep our country free, as well as the freedom loving world.The true meaning of Memorial Day, though, dates back to the days of the Civil War. Originally, it was called Decoration Day,
Published: May 28, 2016
Mike and Penny Brown of Grand Lake recently donated a baby grand piano to the Grand Lake Community House. They responded to a Facebook post from local musician, Peggy Mann who wrote about a need for a baby grand piano at the facility in Grand Lake that has been used for group meetings, fundraisers and musical performances.“It couldn’t be just
Published: May 28, 2016
What is your day like when your working on your art?The day starts very early. We almost always plan to meet around 7 a.m. to carpool to our location. All of the details have been worked out ahead of time. It is up early, pack my backpack with paint and supplies, eat a hasty breakfast, pack a lunch and a
Published: May 28, 2016
On Thursday, May 26 Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) Incident Command was paged at 3:51 p.m., for a 3rd party report of two missing hikers in the Buffalo Creek Trail area, about 12 miles north on US Highway 125.With information gathered from Grand County Dispatch, and direct contact with the subject, and a cell phone GPS coordinate, GCSAR was
Published: May 27, 2016
John Kacik finished serving his second and final term on the Fraser Valley Recreation District Board of Directors on May 24. He served for eight years and has seen the program go through some drastic changes both financially and physically.Time Served“Eight years ago I was very excited to see what I could do for the rec district. I thought I
Published: May 27, 2016
A sharp-eyed reader pointed out that I had erroneously linked global warming to human activity. He pointed me to one of Patrick Moore’s essays that explained how the world is cooling because 50 million years ago the average temperature was 16C degrees higher than today. Moore is a climate scientist who claims that carbon dioxide is good for the environment
Published: May 27, 2016
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill this month that establishes a new state holiday to commemorate Colorado’s federal, state, and local public lands. Starting in 2017, the third Saturday in May will be Colorado Public Lands Day.Colorado has 24 million acres of national public lands, comprised of national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and Bureau of Land Management-administered public land.
Published: May 27, 2016
This holiday historically kicks off the summer camping season, snow is still deep at the higher elevations in the mountains around Granby; and spring rains and snowmelt have left many roads and trails wet, muddy and snow-packed. Most trails at elevations above 10,000 feet will remain snow-packed until later in June or early July.Many National Forest System roads remain closed
Published: May 27, 2016
The year was 1996 and I was eight years old (for those of you doing the math in your head right now, I’ll just make it easy and tell you that I’m 28). A Clinton not named Hillary won the presidential election and the top Billboard song was “The Macarena.” Times were different, and, well, kind of the same too.But
Published: May 27, 2016
Emma Marie Siebert, 11, from Loveland performs a Blues in the Schools presentation for the Indian Peaks Charter School on Wednesday, May 25.
Published: May 27, 2016
Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance, a time to reflect on the sacrifices of those who have borne the battle for the United States over the last 240 years.The weekend also serves as a sort of unofficial kickoff for the summer season. Very soon the lakes and reservoirs of Grand County will become much busier as anglers, boaters,
Published: May 27, 2016
Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28 the Grand County Wilderness Group is hosting a Wilderness Stewardship training at the St. Louis Creek Campground on County Road 73 west of Fraser. Topics includeWISDOM Training – Public Contacts and Wilderness Advocacy by Ralph Swain, USFS Region 2 Wilderness Program ManagerWilderness Rules and Regulations Refresher – Why so Many Rules? by Nick
Published: May 26, 2016
More than 200 qualified, community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding from Wells Fargo through the 2016 Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund, an annual program in its 23rd year. The Fund is just one component of Wells Fargo’s overall philanthropic efforts. In 2015, Wells Fargo’s total community contributions in Colorado exceeded $8.3 million to approximately 900 organizations, and the
Published: May 26, 2016
Last week five fitness floor safety tips were highlighted and this week, we will discuss five group exercise safety tips which differ from those on the fitness floor due to the group-nature of the environment. The concept is still the same for all trainers/coaches/instructors, “first do no harm”; however, group exercise settings require a few unique safety precautions. As always,
Published: May 26, 2016
I realized I was a bit confused about Memorial Day (May 30 this year) and Veterans Day (Nov.11) so I searched the internet.The difference is that Memorial Day honors those who died in defense of our country; it became a federal holiday in 1971. Veterans Day honors living veterans of all wars.Memorial Day was “ originally called Decoration Day and
Published: May 26, 2016
Albert Castiglia grew up in Coral Gables, Florida, a suburb of Miami. It was his uncle who first introduced him to live music.“I was 12 years-old,” Castiglia said. “He taught me three chords on the guitar: G, D and C. You can play a million songs with those chords. He gave me a Bob Dylan songbook with chord charts in
Published: May 26, 2016
Finally spring has arrived, with occasional return to winter. There has been too much rain and snow for most of us and we are yearning for the warm sunny days we normally have. The snow will come again in spurts but hopefully last only the day and the warm sun will make short work of it. Time to get the
Published: May 26, 2016
As mud season shifts into summer in the high country tourists once again begin ascending the mountain passes to reach the solemn splendor of the Rockies.With the coming Memorial Day weekend Grand County expects to be inundated with travelers, many who may not be aware of the danger posed by wildlife living in the mountains. This Saturday, May 28, Colorado
Published: May 26, 2016
It looks like we are going to have a high school mountain bike team! This has been a long time in coming and long overdue. What does this mean? It means that our kids can have the opportunity to race mountain bikes under a structured program based upon the guidelines of the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League (the official
Published: May 26, 2016
SEC 7 TWP 1N R 80W Partial Legal – See Document – Quincy and Robert Browning to Michael and David Naab, $65,000Rhovanion Townhomes Unit A – Christopher Hayes and Vicki Cowart to Travis Powell, $165,000Inn at SilverCreek PH II Condo Unit R627 – United Bank, Brian S Chandler IRA to Jackie Luft, $65,000Pole Creek Valley Subdivision Lot 54 – Sanmar
Published: May 26, 2016
For a little over three decades young children have been entering the home of Mary Murphy on a daily basis. During their time in home they are loved, nurtured, kept safe, and provided with exciting learning opportunities in a family setting. Mary Murphy is a licensed Family Child Care Provider and after 37 year is retiring from her home-grown child
Published: May 26, 2016
Long time Grand Country resident and former owner of Mount Hollywood Cinema and Spirit Lake Marina, Thomas Phillips, Jr., 68, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home in Arvada, Colo. of heart failure. “Big Tom”, as he was affectionately known by so many, was born on October 6, 1947 in Omaha, Neb. to Thomas Sr. and Josephine Phillips. Tom
Published: May 26, 2016
Middle Park Panther alum Connor Dolan, a proud member of the Colorado State Baseball Team, will travel to Brooks Stadium in Paducah Kentucky this week for the NCBA D1 Baseball World Series.Dolan and the Rams qualified for the tournament by winning the Mid-America Regionals defeating Iowa, Missouri and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville twice.Colorado State University plays Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.
Published: May 26, 2016
This Middle Park fishing report is brought to you by Fishing with Bernie. The water in Lake Granby is just starting to warm up which is making the fish even more aggressive. Browns are crushing crank baits along the shorelines during lowlight conditions. Rainbows are cruising the shorelines, baits and spoons are great choices. Lake trout will be starting their
Published: May 26, 2016
With spring weather comes the influx of bicyclists that Grand County is known for. With the influx, however, comes the reminder to motorists to be aware of bikes on the road. We are fortunate enough to live in a state where bikes are a main source of transportation, but this comes with duties of responsibility and awareness for both cyclists
Published: May 26, 2016
Senior year for high school students is a time of unprecedented excitement and possibility. It is a time when thoughts turn to the future and when parents and children alike indulge in the simple joy of optimism.For the Cox family of Grand County though the last eight months have been focused almost exclusively on the here and now and the
Published: May 26, 2016
Fraser residents take advantage of a warm spring day to do some target shooting at the Byers Canyon shooting range near Parshall, May 19.
Published: May 26, 2016
Keith Rittgarn passed away peacefully at home in Gordon, Neb. on May 17, 2016.He was born to Robert and Kathryn (Arbuckle) Rittgarn on November 24, 1946 in Lexington, Neb. He was joined over the years by younger siblings Karen, Ken, and Kevin. He attended school and graduated high school in Elwood Neb. After high school, he was drafted and spent
Published: May 26, 2016
For the record: Wonder Wife and yours truly are quite happy using the Windows 7 operating system. Nevertheless, those computer geniuses at MicroSoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, want us to “upgrade” to Windows 10. In fact, they are trying to force Windows 10 down our throats.As Mac users are eager to point out, the history of MicroSoft upgrades is, at
Published: May 26, 2016
Bradley Lutz has broken the school record at Middle Park High School for the most points in his four-year basketball career. He has broken the record for rebounding and double-doubles. Additionally, he is #1 in the state, 3A Division, for rebounding and double-doubles. Lutz was inducted into the National Honor Society as a Junior and will be one of the
Published: May 26, 2016
The Brigid Irish criminal case was one of the most high profile legal sagas in recent Grand County history. The formal criminal proceedings concluded earlier this year in March after Irish was sentenced to a six-year prison term with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC).Irish is currently being held as a prisoner at the La Vista Correctional Facility, located in
Published: May 25, 2016
Middle Park High School (MPHS) held their annual induction ceremony for new members of the National Honor Society during the afternoon of Tuesday, May 10.The event featured nine new student inductees to MPHS’s Kapimish Chapter of the National Honor Society. Students who were inducted in 2016 include: Ian Carver, Logan Miyauchi, Erin Emery, Jorune Klisauskaite, Harry Lietzke, Karmen Reynolds, Alistair
Published: May 25, 2016
Published: May 25, 2016
The Fraser Valley Lacrosse Club will host a scrimmage against Summit County (Summit Stix) on Wednesday, May 25 at the Fraser Ball Fields. The Wednesday scrimmage will be the club’s first game held in Grand County and will be the third game the club has played together. The U9 and U11 boys will be competing in the Colorado Lacrosse Jamboree
Published: May 25, 2016
Benjamin Morgan, of Winter Park was named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. Morgan is majoring in Economics with a 3.83 GPA. Morgan is the son of Debbie Morgan-Harris and a graduate of Middle Park High School.
Published: May 25, 2016
Fifteen students who attend East Grand Middle School (EGMS) worked for a semester to create resolutions for three countries. (Greece, UK, and Macedonia). They participated in Model UN in Steamboat Springs Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, 12. On Wednesday they were grouped in Council sessions to debate resolutions and then on Thursday they convened in a General Assembly to debate
Published: May 25, 2016
Letter of ThanksEighth-graders from East Grand Middle School say thank youThe EGMS eighth-graders held a service project to support the Shining Stars Foundation on Saturday, May 14 in Grand Lake. The event included Dragon Boat Races Provided by DRACO. Participants raced from two different docks on the water once and back. Food was provided from a variety of different venders.
Published: May 25, 2016
Photos from the ACE Country Hardware Kickoff to Summer event Saturday, May 20.
Published: May 25, 2016
For nearly a year-and-a-half officials at Indian Peaks Charter School (IPCS) in Granby have been working to transition Indian Peaks out of the East Grand School District and into the Colorado Charter School Institute’s (CSI) non-geographical school district for charter schools.After receiving formal approval from the CSI Board in March this year Indian Peaks began negotiating the final approval needed
Published: May 25, 2016
May 20 was a “Grand Day” for the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum when the Friends of Granby Airport, Inc., endowed the museum with $1,000 when it officially joined the Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) family of museums. The celebration was well attended with important aviation and heritage tourism groups represented. The new Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum will be
Published: May 24, 2016
Mountain Parks Electric (MPE) was formally recognized for its local environmental stewardship and community support. In April 2016, MPE Operations Superintendent Bruce Van Bockern received the prestigious National Wings across America Award for protecting ospreys in the Lake Granby area. Ospreys often choose power poles as their nesting sites, which can be dangerous, but Van Bockern and MPE line crews
Published: May 24, 2016
The high Rockies are a beautiful place but the lifestyle benefits that come from close proximity to the rugged peaks of the region are not without drawbacks.Dangerous road conditions, potential forest fires and wildlife that occasionally kill people are just a few of the obstacles those who love Grand County must endure to live in this majestic place. Among the
Published: May 24, 2016
The Winter Park Planning Commission discussed the return of the ski train during their May 24 meeting. The topic was on the agenda since Winter Park Resort requested $100,000 through the Commercial Enhancement Grant Program fund. The fund was introduced in 2000 and can be utilized by local organizations or businesses to beautify their property. The idea is to encourage
Published: May 24, 2016
The candidates for County Commissioner took part in the Grand Bipartisan Debate on May 19 at Fraser Valley Elementary. They spoke to a crowd of around fifty people on topics including home rule, strategies for balancing the budget, the rising cost of healthcare, the suggestion of moving from three commissioners to five, and candidate’s personal experiences that have best prepared
Published: May 24, 2016
Mitch Cunico takes 8th place in Pole Vaulting at the state meet with a vault of 11 feet 6 inches.
Published: May 24, 2016
In late August last year local fire agencies kicked into high gear as they worked to battle a blaze raging along the Parshall Divide north of the Byers Canyon Shooting Range (BCSR), located on US Highway 40 just west of Byers Canyon. The conflagration, which came to be known as the Byers Rifle Range Fire, lasted for several days and
Published: May 24, 2016
H & H Fence Company is a new business in Kremmling and the May Kremmling Business of the Month. Clay Hill, 30 and his business partner Merritt Hooks, 28 have been friends since they were kids and both grew up in ranching families. They spent time fencing through high school and after college did their own thing. Recently they moved
Published: May 24, 2016
Reader Laurel Gillespie of Granby caught a dog at the wheel.
Published: May 24, 2016
Six players from the Panthers were chosen to play in the All Star Game Friday night under the lights in a Denver Stadium. The team came from a 4-1 deficit at half time to eventually win the game 5-4 in a thrilling victory.Sarah McClain & Lisa McClain were awarded First Team All Conference; Haley Olson & Caitlin Davis were awarded
Published: May 24, 2016
Have you ever considered being a search and rescue volunteer? Over the next month, Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) will be recruiting potential new members. We are looking for a small group of individuals who have a desire to help the team with our mission to help people who get into trouble in the backcountry. The people who need
Published: May 24, 2016
The Granby Recreation Dept. started the end of the season tournament.Seed #4 Gallos 11 eliminated Seed #5 Lions 0Seed #3 Regios 4 eliminated Seed #6 Real Fraser FC 0Seed #1 Litzer 5 eliminated Seed #4 Gallos 3League Standings going into the end of the season tournament:Seed #1 Litzer 5 - 0Seed #2 Mud Flingers 4 – 1Seed #3 Regios 3 – 2Seed #4 Gallos 2 –
Published: May 24, 2016
Will the HSS library close?Kim Jenson and Stephanie Ralph: The Board of Trustees has been engaged in asking the hard questions and examining library statistics and usage from every angle to arrive at a sustainable structure for the Library District. At this point, the discussion is still in process and many options are under consideration. The decision to close the
Published: May 24, 2016
The Town of Fraser Water/Wastewater Committee has voted to stop posting audio of their meetings online, but the town board could potentially overrule this decision.Recordings from these meetings are often posted on the town website for the public to listen to, but the committee decided to stop this during their Tuesday, May 10 meeting.Jane Mather brought the subject up during
Published: May 24, 2016
Middle Park High School (MPHS) held a Shattered Dreams event featuring local students roleplaying a fatal crash scenario at the high school with help from several local first responder agencies and a medevac helicopter. The event was put on by the MPHS EMT High School Class; a program conducted through Grand County EMS.“The shattered dreams program this year really was
Published: May 23, 2016
Pets for adoption at the Grand County Animal Shelter. Call 970-887-2988 for more information and to visit cats and dogs available for adoption.
Published: May 21, 2016
When I asked the “Walking Jukebox” about his nickname, longtime musician Gary Key said: “I’ve been called a lot worse.”He thought I coined the moniker when I worked full-time for the Sky-Hi Daily News; and I very-well could have. I first encountered him as a musician more than 15 years ago. Even back then, he was the gatekeeper to an
Published: May 20, 2016
Name: Mallory MilsteadAge: 17, Senior at Middle Park High SchoolFavorite part about being on the track team: It is cool to see how each person grows. We are building a family together. The team is so diverse that I met new people I didn’t really know before. Milstead has been running the 800 since eighth grade. She is on the
Published: May 20, 2016
Pet Wellness Week starts May 23 and Carrie Nedele, owner of Grand Animal Hospital in Fraser is offering discounted services at her business. “I want to be able to give back to the community; I want to help people out,” she said.Her hope is to offer discount services to get as many Grand County dogs and cats spayed, neutered, and
Published: May 20, 2016
Jeremy Mercier, 40, is a Tabernash resident who moved to Grand County to snowmobile. He is a professional snowmobiler who is sponsored by Ski-Doo. “My role is to promote snowmobiling. I take a lot of advanced training classes and I am an ambassador to the sport,” he said. Mercier grew up in northern Michigan and started snowmobiling at 3-years-old. In
Published: May 19, 2016
The Elizabeth Carmichael criminal case came to a close on Thursday, May 19 with Carmichael remanded into the custody of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office to serve a 90-day jail term.The 90-day jail term Carmichael was sentenced to serve is in addition to numerous stipulations included in the plea agreement she signed earlier this year. In February Carmichael pleaded guilty
Published: May 19, 2016
Willie K calls on a Monday afternoon. “Hello there,” he said. “It’s Willie K.” His deep voice was a bit gravelly, but had a flow reminiscent of ocean waves gently crashing on the shore.For those familiar with Willie K (short for Kahaiali`i), the ocean reference will make sense. He was born and raised in Maui and still lives there today.
Published: May 19, 2016
We are all waiting anxiously for the trails to open. A few are showing signs of hope and if we get a bit of warm weather this weekend then we will start seeing trails open up in areas such as the Phases and Granby Ranch. We are all very fortunate to have such an incredible trail system in the Fraser
Published: May 19, 2016
Kindergarten through fifth grade art work is displayed in the community room at the Fraser Valley Library. The display opened on May 5 and will close on May 22.The art work on display is one piece each student was most proud of from the school year, said Shelley Madsen, Fraser Valley Art Teacher.On Wednesday, May 18 Madsen brought Ms. Cormican’s
Published: May 19, 2016
Electric vehicle drivers will soon have an additional charging stop in the high Rockies. The Town of Grand Lake is moving forward with plans to install a vehicle charging station in the lakeside community early this summer.Nearly a decade ago, before the global oil market took a radical decline, the price of crude oil reached an all time high of
Published: May 19, 2016
Check your blind spots when driving in Granby this summer.The Town of Granby’s Board of Trustees approved an ordinance last week, Tuesday May 10, to allow for the operation of off-highway-vehicles (OHVs) on most of the Town’s streets. The ordinance comes after several weeks of Board discussion and debate along with several amended ordinance proposals as the Board worked out
Published: May 19, 2016
There are dozens of safety elements to take into consideration when working out on a fitness floor. However, there are few tips that, regardless of where you are performing your workout, you may want to make a habit of practicing. This is not about the etiquette on the floor, as we have covered that topic in this column previously. These
Published: May 19, 2016
Matt Veraldo, who writes under the penname of Mister V, may often be found in the back of the Granby Library, reading old copies of Grand County’s newspapers on microfilm. A cartoonist, Mister V is passionate about sharing the stories, then and now, of Grand County. A native Coloradan, Veraldo grew up in Lakewood, and was fortunate that his family
Published: May 19, 2016
Local authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Zachary Tangney, the suspect in the Thursday May 12 alluding incident that occurred just west of Parshall.Tangney’s warrant is for driving on a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender, eluding a police officer and speeding 25-40 miles per hour over the speed limit. Authorities are still looking for Tangney
Published: May 19, 2016
Training law enforcement officers is a difficult task. All the academic courses and classroom instruction in the world does not necessarily prepare an individual for the high stakes and high intensity moments that can, in the blinking of an eye, transform lives.Local police and sheriff’s deputies now have a new tool in their training regimen to better prepare officers for
Published: May 19, 2016
The town of Fraser presented their affordable housing needs and development study at their Wednesday, May 18 meeting. The purpose of the study was to define what attainable housing is in Fraser, understand how much housing is needed to keep up with job growth, and determine how town resources could assist development of the housing. Research was conducted through a
Published: May 19, 2016
Little Sprouts kids, teachers and parents raised money on May 12 for Little Sprouts Learning Center at Brickhouse 40.
Published: May 19, 2016
The Middle Park High School track team heads to the state meet today, Thursday, May 19.
Published: May 19, 2016
May 20 is the 89th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh’s spirit will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grand County Historical Association Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum at 1023 CR 610 in the former Rocky Mountain Airways airline terminal building at Granby/Grand County Airport with two Lindbergh
Published: May 18, 2016
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust (CHLT) is a 501(c)(3) land conservation nonprofit with the mission to preserve and steward open lands within the headwaters of the Colorado River for vistas, wildlife, agriculture and water, in partnership with landowners and for the benefit of all. The magnificent Colorado River—the lifeline of the southwest—begins its 1,450-mile journey in Rocky Mountain National Park in
Published: May 18, 2016
Gary Winston Holmes was born October 5, 1953 to Winston and Yvonne Kelly in Denver. He passed away suddenly at his home in rural Franklin, Neb., May 6, 2016. He was raised by Norman and Mary Holmes and graduated from Adams City High School in Denver 1971. Gary and Terry Silcott were united in marriage in 1971. To this union
Published: May 18, 2016
Fraser Valley Elementary’s librarian, Laura Meredith taught students about traditional maypole celebrations and dances to welcome spring to the valley. Students and their teachers from Fraser Valley Elementary pose with the maypole last week.
Published: May 18, 2016
Coming together for Christopher CoxThe Grand County Community came together for Christopher Cox and his family on Saturday, May 7. Volunteers from the Grand Arts Council, Grand Lake Rotary Club, and Grand Lake Gentlemen¹s Club hosted the event. Auctioneers Jim and Suzi Peterson had items from all sides of Grand County. Food was donated by Pancho & Lefty¹s, Sagebrush, Roadhouse,
Published: May 18, 2016
Excerpts from the Middle Park Times – May 19, 1916Frank Foley is moving into the ranger station here this week. He takes Bert Goodmans place. V. F. McAvoy, former businessman of Granby, is here this week taking the baths (Hot Sulphur Springs). He has been in Montana during the winter, but somehow they all come back to good old Middle
Published: May 18, 2016
Heartworm disease, also known as dirofilaria immitis, is a potentially fatal disease and can be a very confusing topic. It used to be a disease considered not present at altitude due to cold nights and hard freezes, but the average Colorado veterinary clinic now reports 1-5 positive heartworm cases annually. Dogs and other wild canids (ie: coyotes, wolves, foxes) are
Published: May 18, 2016
The Pole Creek Ladies golf league will be in full swing starting Thursday May 26. The Ladies League is always eager for new, competent members. Please contact the Pro Shop for more information on the Ladies league and all the fun summer tournaments. The Spring Luncheon will be held at Fontenot’s on Tuesday May 24; a great way to meet
Published: May 18, 2016

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