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MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE - A crash in a mountain bike race killed an Edwards man and caused organizers to cancel the last day of competition.Will Olson, 40, apparently died of blunt force trauma to the chest during Saturday’s stage of the Crested Butte stop in the Enduro World Series. Olson was close to the finish line when he crashed, race
Published: August 3, 2015
Prince Bandar bin-Sultan, once one of the Aspen area’s most royal residents — who had some lofty property tax bills, too — has sold his last property in the gated Starwood neighborhood.The sale, recorded Wednesday in the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, showed the Bandar-controlled Bricol N.V., the name under which the property was owned, collected $5.87 million from
Published: August 3, 2015
A fatal motorcycle accident occurred ion Sunday, Aug. 2, on Highway 134 at milepost 13 approximately two miles from State Bridge going toward Wolcott.The fatal accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. when a 1997 Honda motorcycle failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and drove off the right side of the road. The motorcycle rolled multiple times during the crash, ejecting
Published: August 3, 2015
Kelli Jo Burbach, age 50 of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and formerly of Wynot,Neb., died unexpectantly on Monday, July 26, 2015, at her residence in Colorado.Mass of Christian Burial was on Tuesday, Aug.4, 2015, at 10:30 at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Neb., followed by burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot, Neb. Arrangements were handled by
Published: August 3, 2015
The Alpine Aerials girls competed on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 at Overland High School in Aurora. Results included: Ashtyn Laraby - 2nd overall on all four events in the optional 1, 11-year-old division;Alana Krueger - 2nd overall in the compulsory level 3, 8-year-old division, 1st on vault;Destiny Miller - 3rd in vault in the compulsory level 3,
Published: August 4, 2015
Geocaching (geo = earth, cache = hide) is a FREE treasure hunting adventure for families, grandparents, and outdoor enthusiasts. It is more alive than ever in the Grand Lake area thanks to many volunteers who are providing today’s 6 million-plus geocachers an opportunity to explore and experience the great outdoors and activities in Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park.Worldwide,
Published: August 4, 2015
Despite monsoonal rains in some regions, severe drought conditions in other areas, and geo-political volatility, lodging performance and revenues among lodging properties at 19 mountain destinations in six mountain states are continuing their strong pace.According to Denver-based DestiMetrics, a resort travel research organization that tracks reservation and occupancy at participating resorts, that as of June 30, summer occupancy for the
Published: August 4, 2015
Grand County transactions July 26 to Aug. 1Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condo Unit 2416 – Neil and Irene Jans to Randall Jones, $242,000East Mountain Filing 2, Lot 27 – Craig Kobe and Mara Pacyga to Stephen Dreskin and June Inuzuka, $645,000Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 115 Timeshare 115534 – Ronald and Linda Pease to Barbara Heiner, $500Mountainside at SilverCreek C U
Published: August 4, 2015
In May, Grand County Search and Rescue promoted a membership drive with a series of meet and greet presentations around the county. The goal was to cultivate a group of people willing to participate in the SAR Academy weekend as a first step to becoming a search and rescue volunteer.About 30 Prospective Members attended the two day SAR Academy in
Published: August 4, 2015
On July 3, 2015, Bob passed away with his wife Rosemary and son Robert Lee at his side, in Rockport,Texas. Bob was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 19, 1946, to Paul and Dorothy Shoemaker. After graduating from Boardman High School, he attended Youngstown State University and Kent State University, majoring in business administration. In 1966, he served in the
Published: August 4, 2015
To the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about an exciting project we have been working on here at Grand Fire Protection District over the last 16 months.I was hired by the Grand Fire Protection District in January 2014 to be the Fire Chief and District Administrator. After getting settled into the job and getting to
Published: August 4, 2015
To the Editor:I’m sure some of you have read about or seen the videos of the Planned Parenthood managers talking about selling baby parts. Their callous attitude is truly sickening. The description of what they are doing is truly disgusting. Can this be legal?My son was born eight weeks early. That’s 28 weeks and he is a healthy thriving young
Published: August 4, 2015
One hundred percent of the 33 visitors to the new Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, wrote in the guest log that they learned about the opening from the local newspaper.They were full-time locals, second-home owners and tourists in Granby for the weekend. Local newspapers create community and document our history every
Published: August 4, 2015
To the Editor:In the Declaration of Independence (dated July 4,1776) there is a list of grievances which were the Justification to Declare Independence from England. Among these grievances is this paragraph.“He (King George) has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance
Published: August 4, 2015
Garfield County commissioners are not willing to discuss with SG Interests the use of Four Mile Road outside Glenwood Springs as a haul route to the company’s latest proposed well in the Thompson Divide area.“I’m going to continue to say what all three of us have said before … that Four Mile Road is not a haul route,” Commissioner Tom
Published: August 4, 2015
The families of survivors of the fatal helicopter crash in Frisco filed lawsuits against aircraft manufacturers and operators last Friday. Complaints were filed against helicopter operator Air Methods Corp. and manufacturer Airbus Helicopters in the Summit County District Court following the July 3 Flight For Life crash that severely injured flight nurses David Repsher and Matt Bowe and killed local
Published: August 4, 2015
A petition to recall a Snowmass Village town councilman facing criminal charges was submitted Monday hours before he stated publicly that he intends to stay in his seat. The 325 signatures were submitted by petition committee members Fred Kucker and Jim Hooker, both former Snowmass elected representatives. The signatures have to be certified by the town clerk, but Kucker said
Published: August 4, 2015
FRASER VALLEY – Since February a group of elected officials representing local governments, the recreation district, and business interests has been meeting to develop an economic strategy for the parts of Grand County from the top of Red Dirt Hill to the top of Berthoud Pass.Utilizing data collected over the past year as a part of the Grand Profile, local
Published: August 4, 2015
An outbreak of lice has many Aspen children scratching their heads, prompting child care facilities to alert parents and one facility to close down Friday for disinfection purposes.“I’ve worked 20 years in early childhood, and there’s never been lice in this building for the 17 years I’ve been here,” said Dawn Ryan, who owns and operates Aspen Mountain Tots, which
Published: August 4, 2015
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to arrive in Aspen on Tuesday for a private fundraising event before she makes two public appearances in Denver, a source knowledgeable of her visit said.Clinton will appear an event at the home of Soledad and Robert Hurst, both of whom declined to comment when reached Monday. Robert Hurst sits on the Aspen Institute’s
Published: August 4, 2015
Kate and Bill Dussault have been reunited with their adopted dog, Jax, after he ran off into the wilderness of Doe Creek Trailhead near Lake Granby on July 10.Jax was missing for two weeks, almost to the hour, and was captured and returned home on July 24 by Mike and Kitty Evans. The Dussaults offer their warmest thanks to all
Published: August 4, 2015
Over the last decade American’s have watched with bated breath as our economy has risen and fallen.The sudden and earth-shaking consequences of the Great Recession destabilized inflated home prices and destroyed, practically overnight, the value of 401Ks and other retirement accounts. Now, nearly a decade on, most Americans are still hesitant to take risks with their money, looking instead to
Published: August 4, 2015
With world-class mountain bike competitions, grueling foot races through rugged terrain and a swim race across Grand Lake, Grand County has all of the amenities to keep a competitive athlete busy through the summer.But there’s still only one event in the county that combines those three cornerstone sports into one exhaustive test of endurance.The 2nd Annual XTERRA Snow Mountain Ranch
Published: August 4, 2015
Deputies were out on the water last week, undergoing boat training for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and preparing for the beginning of their regular patrol duties on the lakes and reservoirs of the high country.The two Grand County officers, Sgt. Mike Reed and Sgt. Nate McEwen, were in the Three Lakes region with wildlife officers from Colorado Parks and
Published: August 4, 2015
The Fraser Board of Trustees has approved the final plan and final plat filings one and two for Elk Creek at Grand Park.The board approved the documents at its July 29 meeting.Town staff recommended approval of the final plan and final plat filings one and two.The Elk Creek subdivision, located adjacent to Elk Creek in Cozens Meadow, includes 71 single-family
Published: August 4, 2015
The decision by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to use her own non-secure, email server for the transmission of her email traffic while Secretary of State rather than use the official, encrypted Department of State email system may come back to haunt her.Initially, Mrs. Clinton said none of her email traffic dealt with classified information. Most recently, Mrs. Clinton says
Published: August 5, 2015
It is bad enough that the issues facing America are complex, the decisions consequential to our security or to the lives of citizens, but when advocates for one side or the other tell untruths, mislead, or leave out important details, it becomes difficult for citizens to form rational opinions based on facts. Issues with highly technical components are especially vulnerable
Published: August 5, 2015
Eleven out of every 10 American campers are seriously injured in camping mishaps annually. This incredible, startling statistic is one I totally made up to dramatically demonstrate to my wife how much I prefer hotels with sheets and indoor plumbing. She asked me how there could be more injuries than campers. I explained that there were some doggone fools that
Published: August 5, 2015
Published: August 5, 2015
WINTER PARK — Anyone who has seen Colorado musician Rob Drabkin preform will attest to the high energy nature of his music that includes rocking on the six-string acoustic guitar.Drabkin will be performing at Cooper Creek Square’s Music On The Mall in downtown Winter Park on Friday, Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m. The audience can expect a high-spirited blending improvisation
Published: August 5, 2015
Are you concerned about how Colorado will balance the water needs of cities, farms and the environment in coming decades? If so, you have an opportunity to make your voice heard by state water leaders. A second draft of Colorado’s first comprehensive statewide water plan was released last month, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board is seeking public input. Comments
Published: August 6, 2015
These dogs and cats are among the pets available for adoption at the Grand County Animal Shelter. The shelter may be reached at 970-887-2988.
Published: August 6, 2015
Earlier this week I thought I would take my singlespeed out for a bit of pain and suffering. Those of you who have ridden a singlespeed know what I mean.If you haven’t ridden a singlespeed, imagine a bike with one gear (usually it is the wrong one) during your next ride. As I was climbing last year’s singletrack reroute of
Published: August 6, 2015
On Aug. 22, international blues star Ana Popovic makes her Grand Lake debut.Ana has played all the major festivals in the world and has headlined Blues From The Top. She recently was the only female on the Experience Hendrix Tour. She has toured lately with Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang. She was also on the Joe Bonamassa cruise last February.Ana
Published: August 6, 2015
While it may not seem like a small change such as committing to attend a group exercise class three times a week for two weeks will alter your fitness journey, think again.The small changes are an integral part, perhaps stage one, of what creates global changes in your fitness life. For years on our nutrition bulletin board at one of
Published: August 6, 2015
The Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park is fishing very well for brookies. Dry flies in the evening have been awesome.The Colorado and Fraser rivers are fishing very well with a hopper dropper combo in the afternoons. Area lakes are fishing well and lake trout continue to hit small jigs and power minnows. Gulp produced very well last week.Rainbows
Published: August 6, 2015
Anne Welton Waters passed away in Steamboat Springs at Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond at age 96. She was born in Winthrop, Mass., the daughter of William Benedict Welton and Anne G. Leahy. She grew up in Winthrop and Province Lake, Maine, attended Par Sem Hall, and graduated with a BS in education from University of Southern Maine. Her
Published: August 6, 2015
Crews began work in May on the Granby Hydropower Plant at the base of Granby Dam on the Colorado River. This will be the second Colorado-Big Thompson Project hydropower plant owned and operated by Northern Water Conservancy District. The first was the Robert Trout Hydropower Plant at the outlet to Carter Lake, which began operating in May 2012.Scheduled to be
Published: August 6, 2015
WINTER PARK – The Odell Summer Concert closes out a music-filled summer with Winter Park Uncorked, an event that appeals to all the senses.“We’re very excited to bring this new afternoon experience to Winter Park,” said Cathy Ross of the Winter Park and Fraser Chamber of Commerce. “We hope visitors will walk away satisfied having had all their senses engaged.”Set
Published: August 6, 2015
Stop by Mountain Park Electric’s Warehouse Parking lot for fresh produce, hatch green chilies roasted on site, barbecue, live music with Cari Eyres in the afternoon followed by Martin and Taylor starting at 5 p.m. The beer and wine garden also opens at 5 p.m. Parking is available on the north side of Agate Avenue at MPE (west admin lot)
Published: August 6, 2015
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues in August. The list below is just a snapshot of all the events, so heck the park website regularly, www.nps.gov/romo or follow us on social media @Rockynps for updates on 100th Anniversary.August 6-8Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Class – Photographing the “Small Wonders” of RMNP – Learn to look for
Published: August 6, 2015
The Grand County Office of Economic Development encourages business ideas and took their efforts one step further to work toward “growing our own” business entrepreneurs within our youth.After sponsoring an exciting three-day Entrepreneurship Investigation Camp, we were able to ignite a spark in Grand County youth and help them develop their own business ideas. As a result these young entrepreneurs
Published: August 6, 2015
Since Headwaters Trails Alliance reformed in the mid-1990s, HTA has initiated so many wonderful trail projects to connect and maintain the Grand County trails and connect towns and recreation areas. They have involved many partners in both the Government and private sectors.In this scenario, a nonprofit central organization works well in a community, taking leadership to both preserve what we
Published: August 6, 2015
Water is the lifeblood of the West. Without it nothing grows, even communities.To that end the Town of Granby is planning to construct a multi-million dollar Water Treatment Plant. Construction is set to begin next year.At their last meeting in July, the Granby Board of Trustees approved submission of a grant application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
Published: August 6, 2015
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved a revised service plan for a proposed park and recreation district in west Grand County.Petitioners brought the Three Rivers Park and Recreation District service plan before the board again on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 4, after an exclusion for the district’s largest property holder forced it to revisit its mission and financial plan.Climax
Published: August 6, 2015
The Winter Park Town Council has approved a special events permit for the Fraser Valley’s first ultramarathon.The board approved the permit for the Hideaway 100 unanimously at its Tuesday, Aug. 4, meeting.“I’m super excited,” said race organizer Tyler Tomasello. “It’s kind of been a long journey since I started putting it all together in November, and it feels good to
Published: August 6, 2015
Fair and Rodeo scheduleFriday, Aug. 7Western Heritage Day and Concert$10 gate, $5 kids9 a.m. - Sheep Show; Goat Show follows1 p.m. - Llama/Alpaca Show1 p.m. - Ag Olympics1 p.m. - Ranch Horse Versatility Event #13 p.m. - Open Youth Show3 p.m. - Carcass Contest5 p.m. - Round Robin5 p.m. - Ranch Horse Versatility Event #26 p.m. - Concert - Caitlyn
Published: August 6, 2015
For over a decade now war and conflict have reshaped American society and with it our understanding of what it means to be a veteran.The last decade has brought new phrases and concepts like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), largely unknown to the average civilian, into the common lexicon. As a new generation of fighting
Published: August 6, 2015
Grand County Commissioner James Newberry will appear in Grand County District Court for arraignment on Friday, Aug. 7, at 1:30 p.m.Newberry faces two felonies and a misdemeanor in relation to allegations that he falsified entries on county mileage reimbursement documents and charged both the county and the Colorado River District for the same mileage.
Published: August 6, 2015
A ban on new marijuana businesses in the downtown core, a special permit review that would involve the city’s planning commission and a greatly increased 900-foot setback between shops are among options before Glenwood Springs City Council this Thursday.The options were among the ideas discussed at a council work session in early July regarding possible revisions to the city’s existing
Published: August 6, 2015
A U.S. Forest Service contractor will begin removing hazardous trees along Water Board Road (NFSR 128) on Monday, Aug. 10, closing a portion of the road to all traffic and recreation. The closure will be “rolling,” shifting south as work progresses.Through-travel on the road will not be possible while the project is under way.The project is expected to continue through
Published: August 7, 2015
New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet.Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 vote by Glenwood Springs City Council. Council’s action, which will be considered on second and final
Published: August 7, 2015
A 15-year-old male from Denver died in Grand County over the weekend after falling to his death in the theater at Crooked Creek Ranch.The teenager was a Denver native who was staying at Crooked Creek Ranch during a youth trip to the area.Local authorities received an emergency call at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 8. According to officials from
Published: August 10, 2015
It was a busy weekend for Grand County first responders. Along with the deaths of two teenagers over the weekend a structure fire on Sunday consumed a home on County Road 6410 near Cutthroat Trout Bay.Local dispatch first received the call about the structure fire at 3:06 a.m. Sunday morning Aug. 9. A Grand County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the
Published: August 10, 2015
William Betts, a 19-year-old Denver man, died over the weekend in Grand County during a camping excursion near the Sugarloaf Campground area close to Ute Pass.An autopsy was conducted Monday on Betts which revealed no specific cause of death. An investigation to determine an exact cause of death is ongoing.According to officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), Betts
Published: August 10, 2015
To the Editor:I am somewhat disabled due to balance issues. On Thursday, Aug. 6, my grandchildren and I were walking back to Meadowridge after treating the kids to a Rocky Mountain breakfast at Sharkey’s. While attempting to cross Highway 40 at the Safeway intersection, I lost my balance and fell.After a biker helped me to the side of the road,
Published: August 11, 2015
Grand County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran has submitted a letter of resignation, effective Sept. 7.The Grand County Board of Commissioners accepted Curran’s resignation at its Tuesday, Aug. 11 meeting.“It has been one of the great honors of my life to have been employed by Grand County for 33 years and been allowed to be involved in issues that will have
Published: August 11, 2015
GRANBY — Experts from Audubon Rockies will be on hand Wednesday night, Aug. 12, at the Inn at Silver Creek in Granby to discuss the pending Colorado Water Plan and its effects on Granby.This is an opportunity for local residents to hear about and comment on the state’s first-ever water plan, and the recommendations already in it, including those that
Published: August 11, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will host a complimentary reception and program featuring Athletic Director Rick George on Thursday, Aug. 13, in Winter Park.The chancellor will share the latest CU-Boulder news, while George will give an update on the goals of the athletic department on and off the field. In addition, Professor Jeff Mitton, a leading expert
Published: August 11, 2015
Hot Sulphur Springs is seeking comments from community residents and those who regularly enjoy their park facilities on a draft Parks Master Plan.The Hot Sulphur Springs Parks Master Plan was developed over the past several months and was recently presented to the Town by representatives of RG Associates, the planning firm that developed the draft Master Plan. The plan’s purpose
Published: August 11, 2015
Grand County Commissioner James Newberry’s attorney has filed a motion to dismiss charges against Newberry on the grounds that the charges violate the statute of limitations.Newberry is facing two felonies and a misdemeanor in relation to allegations that he falsified entries on county mileage reimbursement documents and “double-dipped,” charging both the county and the Colorado River District for the same
Published: August 11, 2015
Susan “Suzie” Alean Waehner of Cedaredge passed away on July 12, 2015, at home with her husband. She was 60.A memorial service was held on July 25, 2015, at the Assembly of God Church in Cedaredge.Suzie was born in Littleton, Colo., on Nov.17, 1954, to Marvin and Jean Fischer. She spent most of her childhood in Grand Lake. She was
Published: August 11, 2015
It seems as though summer finally took hold in Grand County just a few short weeks ago, and now our quicksilver season is already racing away.Don’t look now, but those really are yellowish leaves starting to appear on a few trees. And, yes, we have been dipping into the 30s during some recent nights.This summer may seem especially ephemeral because
Published: August 11, 2015
Grand County is once again on the route for the USA PRO Cycle Challenge. That’s the good news.The bad news is that motorists in the affected part of the county can expect delays of up to five hours, according to Grand County officials.Grand County is on the Stage 2 route for Tuesday, Aug. 18, Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin. The
Published: August 11, 2015
Winter Park-based Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties has merged with Coldwell Banker Rounds & Porter of Breckenridge, according to a press release.Dennis Saffell, owner and operator of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, will oversee both offices, according to the press release.“Colorado’s mountain real estate market has grown significantly, and smaller, boutique firms have a difficult time competing and meeting expectations,” Saffell said
Published: August 11, 2015
Virtually every single business organization today is pursuing or utilizing some aspects of work teams. From process improvement to customer satisfaction to employee interviewing, teams and all that goes with them are an integral part of today’s business culture and will continue to be so.The rationale for having teams in the first place, however, oftentimes becomes lost by both the
Published: August 11, 2015
The inaugural Alycia Riggs Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament will be held Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5, through Monday, Sept. 7, at the Lee Softball Complex in Alamosa.The event is sponsored by Alamosa Parks and Recreation, the Rubi Slipper, and Skiball’s.According to Beez Schell and Jes Jolly, organizers of the event, the tournament will honor Riggs, who was killed
Published: August 11, 2015
Entrepreneurship is one of the backbones of the Grand County economy and is a driving force in our community. As a county we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of leaders in small business but even those frontrunners strive for tools and resources to take their organization to the next level.This past May, Grand County Economic Development partnered with
Published: August 11, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Multiuse Trail that would roughly parallel the road network on the east side of the park.The purpose of this proposed trail system is to connect with planned multiuse trails in the Estes Valley and enhance multimodal connections to existing visitor use areas in the park and provide
Published: August 11, 2015
Grand County transactions Aug. 2-8Twin Rivers Condo Unit 3, Bldg Byers – Michael and Karin Ballard to Richard and Judith Sawdey, $75,000Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 45 Timeshare 045119 – Patricia Sullivan to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500Reserve at Elkhorn Ridge Subd Lot 2; Reserve at Elkhorn Ridge Subd Lot 3 Partial Legal – See Document/Incudes Easements – Bradley
Published: August 11, 2015
To the Editor:In response to Felicia Muftic’s piece “Spinners toil on Planned Parenthood ...”, I would like to ask her a question.What “context” or “selective editing” would make this direct quote taken from one of the videos of Planned Parenthood’s doctors more acceptable or legal?“Here is the heart ... The heart is right there?” The quote continues describing the gathering
Published: August 11, 2015
The 10th Annual Demolition Derby rolls into the Middle Park Fairgrounds in Kremmling on Saturday, Aug. 15, for a night of action and excitement.Live music with Brad Lee Schroeder starts at 6 p.m., and the Demolition Derby begins with the popular theme car contest at 7 p.m.The derby action will feature four classes of fast-paced, hard-hitting action. There is $25,000
Published: August 11, 2015
Burton “Jim” Harms, a Grand county resident for over 60 years, passed away on Aug. 5, 2015, at age 79, due to respiratory failure. He is survived by his son Bill Harms (Luanne Harms), daughter Carol Winten (Dan Winten), and son Gary Harms.He was preceded in death by his second wife Julia Ann Harms (2002) sons Donald Harms (2009) and
Published: August 11, 2015
A Denver-based cannabis company that already owns a retail and medical marijuana operation in Glenwood Springs won local approval Wednesday to acquire the Green Dragon’s local holdings.Greenwerkz already received approval in May from Aspen’s licensing authority for a transfer of ownership involving the Green Dragon retail store and medical dispensary in Aspen.That was the first step in the pending $8
Published: August 12, 2015
Published: August 13, 2015
4-H Round Robin ResultsJunior:Grand – Blaire HesterReserve – Lauren HoesliIntermediate:Grand – Trace LewisReserve – Guy GrangerSenior:Grand – Jacey MurphyReserve – Robyn Halley2015 4-H Llama and Alpaca ShowShowmanship – Senior1. Madison DeCiccoShowmanship – Junior1. Caitlyn Corcoran2. Elisabeth CorcoranObstacle Course/Trail Class - Senior1. Madison DeCicco with Harvey2. Madison DeCicco with OliverObstacle Course/Trail Class - Junior1. Elisabeth Corcoran with Lady Beth2. Caitlyn Corcoran
Published: August 13, 2015
Unfortunately, injuries happen to just about every one eventually. Whether your injury is a result of a trip and fall, sports, overuse, or other accident, you are likely to have to cope with it and learn to be patient as the healing process completes.Fortunately, not all injuries result in surgery. However, in the cases that do, we will often work
Published: August 13, 2015
I am really enjoying incorporating the new trails into my rides. Being able to create new loops makes my riding experience even better. One thing about some of the new trails is that they let you challenge yourself technically.Winter Park has some great fun trails but overall our trails are fairly moderate when you assess technical skill level. Sure, they
Published: August 13, 2015
The Colorado river in Rocky Mountain National Park is fishing very well for brookies. Dry flies in the evening have been awesome. The Colorado is fishing very well with a hopper dropper combo in the afternoons. Area lakes are fishing very good as lake trout continue to hit small jigs, power minnows. Gulp produced very well last week. Rainbows and
Published: August 13, 2015
GRANBY — Colorado Headwaters Land Trust celebrates 20 years of preserving and stewarding 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.Incorporated as the Grand County Land Conservancy in the summer of 1995, the land trust became Grand County’s first and only nonprofit land
Published: August 13, 2015
There will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park near Grand Lake to commemorate the launch of a regional effort to promote the historic and scenic features of three Scenic Byways and a National Heritage Area. The Vintage Time Traveler Model T Club will be on
Published: August 13, 2015
The staff and students of Middle Park High School have invited the MPHS Class of 2019 to the fourth annual Link Crew Freshman Orientation from 8 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the MPHS school gymnasium.The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from middle school to high school a positive one. Seniors and juniors will
Published: August 13, 2015
WINTER PARK – Shane Burke, a gifted singer songwriter from Baltimore Md., will be performing at Music On The Mall on Friday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. Shane has been writing and performing his own material since the age of 4. Self taught, he plays many instruments including piano, drums, bass, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, and anything else he can get
Published: August 13, 2015
Building a custom home should be an enjoyable and exciting experience. Mountain Top Builders Inc. (MTB) is a custom home construction company with the goal of providing services through integrity, exceptional customer service, and conscientious pricing while maintaining a focus on sustainability, and having fun.As an ENERGY STAR TM partner and Certified Green Professional builder, MTB devotes a considerable amount
Published: August 13, 2015
Grace J. Cole “Nita” was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 26, 1922. In 1942, she married Walter J. Cole in Greeley, Colo. They moved to Grand Lake where they bought a cabin that later became their retirement home.During WWII, Nita and Walt were stationed in many locations from Florida to Alaska. The family returned to Greeley, and Nita completed
Published: August 13, 2015
Ernest (Ernie) Adolf Seipp, 87, of Granby, passed away on Aug. 10, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living in Lakewood, Colo. Ernie was born in Derby, Colo., on Sept. 20, 1927, to Adolf Seipp and Edna (Woodard) Seipp. Ernie spent most of his life in the Grand Lake-Granby area where he met his wife Kathrine (Potts) Seipp. He spent his time
Published: August 13, 2015
Steven Michael Holland, 66 of Eagle-Vail, Color., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.Services will be held Aug. 26, at 1 p.m., at the Eagle Vail Pavilion, 538 EagleDrive, Avon, CO 81620. There will also be a service in Loveland, Colo., at a later date, for those unable to attend the service in Vail. Please visit www.baileykentfuneralhome.com for further information
Published: August 13, 2015
John Andrew Dillie, long time Granby - Grand Lake area resident, was born on his grandmother’s kitchen table in Fort Lupton, Colo. He died peacefully, at his home, in his sleep. He served in the Army Air Corps, in Europe and North Africa, from 1942 to 1945. He built Dillie Docks, on Lake Granby, in 1951 and operated it until
Published: August 13, 2015
In watching the GOP candidate debates, I was struck by how little the needle was moved on the issue meter. There were no surprises or taking back of the individual candidate positions enunciated before the debates. What was not said was also noteworthy.Especially ignored were alternatives to Obamacare and the effectiveness of the verification provisions of the Iran deal. In
Published: August 13, 2015
When viewed from the Olympian heights of the newspaper opinion columnist, it seemed a shame that Carly Fiorina was relegated to what President Obama might call, “the Junior Varsity,” the second tier composed of seven GOP presidential hopefuls who did not make the top 10 in the first GOP debate of the campaign season. Upon reflection, however, Carly Fiorina was
Published: August 13, 2015
Yesterday was National Left-Handers Day. My heart goes out to left-handers because they get such a bad rap, when so often they’re actually quite nice people. Well, Ted Bundy was left-handed, of course, but that certainly isn’t a condemnation of left-handers as a class, although lefties are pretty doggone obnoxious to sit next to at dinner. And scissors, ha-ha, ever
Published: August 13, 2015
After a multi-year process the Granby/SilverCreek Water and Wastewater Authority (GSWWA) is set to be dissolved.At their Tuesday night meeting the Granby Board of Trustees voted to approve dissolution of the Authority, and the SilverCreek Water and Sanitation District also recently voted to approve dissolution. The GSWWA is made up of both the Town of Granby and the SilverCreek Water
Published: August 13, 2015
The Grand County Board of Commissioners will open up the position of county manager to applicants statewide and beyond.The board discussed the process of replacing Lurline Underbrink Curran at its meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, a few hours after she announced her resignation.During the meeting, commissioners discussed the hiring process for the county manager position.“The county can recruit on
Published: August 13, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park could soon be expanding as the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and the Trust for Public Lands work to raise funds for the purchase of the Cascade Cottages property located within the boundaries of the park.If purchased and transferred to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) the park will expand by 40 acres.The Rocky Mountain Conservancy (RMC) announced its
Published: August 13, 2015
Josh Kellman plays Jim Haller (All Shook Up), Gomez (The Addams Family) and Bert Berry (42nd Street) at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre this summer. Since making his RMRT debut back in 2009, Kellman has performed for five seasons in front of Grand Lake audiences and estimates having 12 different accents.He played a villainous dragon lady in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2010)
Published: August 13, 2015
English rock band Foghat will play the Winter Park Music Festival on Aug. 15 in Hideaway Park. Foghat, a 70s relic known for its hit “Slow Ride,” replaced Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm in a last minute change in the festival’s lineup, said Diane Ehlert, marketing and sales director for the Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce.Add in headliner 38 Special, and
Published: August 13, 2015
Despite Grand County’s decreasing unemployment rates and improved economy, many local families still struggle with food insecurities.Low paying jobs, unreliable transportation, and expensive groceries make it hard for these families to obtain the basic necessities for life, says Helen Sedlar, executive director of Grand County’s Mountain Family Center (MFC).MFC was formed in 1979, and earned its 501(c) 3 status on
Published: August 18, 2015
Published: August 18, 2015

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