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99s (Colorado Women Pilots) Airmarking at Granby/Grand County Airport-Emily Warner Field starting at 9AM on Saturday, June 13, 2015.The Colorado Chapter of the 99s, Colorado Women Pilots will be painting the town name on the newly designated Granby/Grand County Airport-Emily Warner Field (GNB) on June 13.Volunteers will be painting over the previous airmarking in 20-foot letters and numerals that read
Published: June 2, 2015
Capitalizing on what is already in place in Grand County was the theme for two workshops held recently in Kremmling and sponsored by the Grand County Office of Economic Development and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO).Agri-tourism was the topic for the first workshop, where coordinators emphasized the opportunities that exist for heritage interests in the field of agri-tourism. The one-day
Published: June 2, 2015
So how do you take a group of unique individuals, all with different personal and professional goals, and somehow come up with a program that raises the performance of all of them? Believe it or not, the most direct and effective approach is to simply ask them. It is in the art of asking, listening, and most importantly, informing, that
Published: June 2, 2015
To the Editor:Culture may indeed determine its own morals, whether for good or ill. Jon de Vos, in his article “The Immoral Grizzly Bear,” embraces moral relativism as though it is all there is to the story.Yet, there is another idea that many people still hold and this is that there is a universal moral law which is higher than
Published: June 2, 2015
To the Editor:The Grand County buck should stop with the county manager – but it hasn’t. Let me count the ways:The county manager has been in office for decades – too long for an unelected (or elected) official. The county manager has about 13 direct reports – a sure sign of a control freak.The county manager was in charge when
Published: June 2, 2015
Adam Randall, longtime Daven Haven Chef, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. Spending most of his life on the East Coast and traveling west from Florida in the 1990s Adam stumbled upon Grand Lake and instantly fell in love with the mountains and the community. He spent several years working at EG’s as EG’s Sous chef.Taking a break he went
Published: June 2, 2015
Grand County transactions May 24-30East Mountain Filing 7, Lot 106 – Rendezvous Homes LLC to John Fribance and Valerie Rome, $490,000Shadow Park West Unit 7A – Stephen and Susan Munsinger to David and Kandi Kaeding, $159,000Mountain Shadows Estates Lot M9 – James and Jill Colbeck to Timothy and Kimberly Van Stelle, $740,000Sawmill Station Townhomes Phase 3, Unit 11E – Robin
Published: June 2, 2015
The high mountain parks and rugged peaks of the Rockies are a long way from the sweltering swamps and mangrove forests of southern Florida, but the change in scenery is no problem for Officer Jonathan Stark, the newest member of the Granby Police Department.“The views here are outstanding,” said Stark, a Florida native who spent his early years in South
Published: June 2, 2015
The auditorium at Middle Park High School was tightly packed on Saturday morning, May 30.As the class of 2015 filed through the parted sea of chairs covering the basketball court, cheers and whistles erupted from the crowd.Eighty-three MPHS Panthers crossed the stage to become alumni.“There’s a good reason why they call graduation ceremonies commencement exercises,” said valedictorian Olivia Butrymovich during
Published: June 2, 2015
International commerce runs on oil. What drives international affairs these days is that Saudi Arabia needs to sell oil and Red China needs to buy oil. But there is a lot of water between the oil of the Middle East and the factories of Red China.Prior to the advent of Team Obama, the Red Chinese could count on the United
Published: June 3, 2015
OK. I admit to being a political science nerd. I like poring over government data and other credible sources when my curiosity is piqued or I see some posting or comment somewhere wondering if what the commentator said was true.Having a nerd moment, hearing a report that Arizona passed a law that would prohibit their citizens from ever having a
Published: June 3, 2015
My wife enjoys gardening and fresh vegetables. She gets all rosy-cheeked while she’s busy planning and making lists and getting all her spring garden things together. She’ll spend hours shuffling pots, umbrellas and objet d’art around the patio like a chess master. It intrigues me to watch her gather sacks of designer dirt and bags of ladybugs and then topping
Published: June 3, 2015
Published: June 3, 2015
The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, has given its John R. Moran, Jr. Grantee Leadership Award to the Rural Resort Region Northeast Early Childhood Council (RRR-NE). The Trust annually recognizes a grantee for exemplary leadership with a one-time award of $25,000, which RRR-NE will use to support its
Published: June 3, 2015
To the Editor: As Americans we have many freedoms and rights guaranteed to us by those that founded our great country. One of those is freedom of speech. We have the right to state our opinions, whether based on fact or some other type of information. Our laws give us great latitude in stating our opinions. We can question the
Published: June 4, 2015
To the Editor:These pages have seen so much vitriol hurled at James Newberry over the past few weeks that I wonder how the worst of it can actually be coming from Grand County. As Shakespeare wrote: “The evil that men lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.”We are all human; none of us is perfect. I
Published: June 4, 2015
Charles Clayton, a Fraser native, has written a new Arcadia Press book, “Images of Fraser Valley.” Charles will give a free talk and book-signing on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Fraser Church. For information please contact Cozens Ranch Museum at 970-726-5488. Following is an interview with the author conducted by the Grand County Historical Association.GCHA: What
Published: June 4, 2015
To give everyone an opportunity to get out and catch some fish, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 6 and 7.“The free fishing weekend is a great way to get outside with family and friends and take advantage of Colorado’s extensive opportunities to fish for a
Published: June 4, 2015
Area lakes are fishing great. The lakers in all our lakes have started to move a little deeper, but they will eat. Havoc tubes with a small piece of sucker meat have been working very well lately.Browns and rainbows are still cruising the shallows and will hit a variety of crank baits and jigs. The key seems to be fish
Published: June 4, 2015
It happens to just about everyone at some point in their fitness journey: They fall off track due to the challenges that life has thrown at them and then it is very challenging to get back on track.Obviously, serious illnesses, either to yourself or someone close to you, loss of a loved one, relocation or a job change are pretty
Published: June 4, 2015
Saturday is National Trails Day. Headwaters Trails Alliance is working with the town of Fraser to complete some much needed trail work on the Fraser River Trail from the HTA office access near the road crossing at County Road 804 (Safeway Center light) over to County Road 8.The trail and bridges are narrow and wander in and out of the
Published: June 4, 2015
It’s June and the trails are riding more like it’s early May. Our wet spring has slowed the melting of the snow and drying of the trails.Last week Headwaters Trails Alliance held a trails night to allow different user groups to network on trails. This was a well attended event and demonstrates how valuable of an asset that trails are
Published: June 4, 2015
An elk was illegally shot this week in Rocky Mountain National Park.Park officials released a statement late Wednesday regarding the incident. Wednesday afternoon park rangers wee notified that a park visitor had shot an elk near Mills Lake, which is on the eastern side of the Park. The cow elk was later found dead.Park officials are investigating the incident and
Published: June 4, 2015
Mutton bustin’, ropin’, broncs, bulls, barrels and bikers … it’s rodeo time again.Granby Ranch, The Flying Heels Rodeo Association, Granby Rotary and the Granby Chamber of Commerce are teaming up next weekend to bring family fun to Granby. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, at the Flying Heels arena across from City Market.Included this
Published: June 4, 2015
Summer Reading is not just for kids. “Escape the Ordinary” with the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program June 7 to Aug. 8.Sign up for the 4th Annual Adult Summer Reading Program at your nearest Grand County Library District (GCLD) library and challenge yourself by reading something different this summer. Try books on a different theme, a new author or explore
Published: June 4, 2015
On Saturday, June 20, the Grand County Habitat for Humanity will host its 14th annual Habitat Hobble. The Hobble is Habitat’s major local fundraiser and raises money needed to buy the lumber, nails, drywall and all the other items needed to build a Habitat house. Again this year, the Hobble will offer both 5K and 10K courses, both runs kicking
Published: June 4, 2015
Ashley Cleveland has been through a lot in her life, and she’s not afraid to share her experiences with an audience. And what she can’t express in conversation, she communicates in song.“It’s a way to articulate the inarticulate,” Cleveland said. “Singing, when I’m in my zone, is an incredible way to express that which often can’t be spoken. It’s a
Published: June 4, 2015
Robert Haden Shirley II, 67, formally from Hot Sulphur Springs, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Littleton Adventist Hospital from complications from esophageal cancer.Robert was born April 6, 1948, in Denver to Robert and Phyllis Shirley. Robert and his wife Lynn of 43 years greatly enjoyed living in Hot Sulphur Springs while Robert worked as a state electrical inspector
Published: June 4, 2015
Against the backdrop of the brutal drought in California and dwindling water supplies across the arid West, management of supply and demand for the Colorado River is getting increasingly precarious. Complex management challenges have brought together a diverse set of stakeholders to address innovative solutions designed to meet growing municipal, agricultural, environmental and recreational demands in the face of dwindling
Published: June 4, 2015
East Grand Fire responded to a fire on a two-unit townhome in Fraser on Tuesday night, June 2.The cause of the fire, which occurred on County Road 830, is still under investigation, said Fire Chief Todd Holzwarth.No one was injured in the fire.Firefighters quickly contained the fire, which started on the exterior of the building. The building suffered extensive damage
Published: June 4, 2015
Published: June 5, 2015
Fraser-based musician Andy Irvine thought he was suffering from a bad cold while he was on the road touring in early March. His work as a bass guitar player, educator, and author keeps him traveling on average more than 200 days per year, so a visit to the doctor wasn’t high on the professional bass player’s list of priorities.“I said
Published: June 5, 2015
Published: June 9, 2015
Grand County transactions May 31 to June 6Frontier Investment Company Addition to Kremmling Lot C, Block 38 – Secretary Veterans Affairs to Kenneth Chavez, $42,222Granby 2nd Block 12, Lots 20,21; Granby 2nd Block 12, Lot 22 Partial Legal – See Document – Joseph and Monica Fuqua to Steve Penrose, $180,000Villa Harbor Subdivision Lot 22, Block 2 – George and Elizabeth
Published: June 9, 2015
Snow Mountain Ranch is offering free Day Passes for Grand County locals and their families on Wednesday, June 10.This special “Day at the Y” is intended to allow the YMCA of the Rockies to give thanks to the residents of Grand County who continue to support Snow Mountain Ranch, Camp Chief Ouray, Day Camp and other programs, events and activities.Local
Published: June 9, 2015
Starting this week, The Heritage Coalition of Grand County presents a series of Then & Now photography exhibits throughout the county. Working together for over two years, members of the Heritage Coalition, Grand County Historical Association (GCHA), Grand Creatives and Alpenglow Photographers are creating mini-exhibits of over 60 photographs on display at seven venues.What is Then & Now?A Then &
Published: June 9, 2015
To the Editor:Having read Ms. Curran’s response in the Sky-Hi News to public criticism of her performance as the county manager I noticed something very distinctive — a complete lack of accepting responsibility for anything that went wrong.She wrote, “Annual reports stated that internal controls were adequate.” Should we be settling for “adequate” instead of excellent or even very good?
Published: June 9, 2015
To the Editor:It is becoming increasingly clear that the public trust in our county leadership has been eroded on such a scale that nothing less than a change of leadership will restore the public’s confidence. This sentiment is shared by a growing number of Republicans, Democrats, conservatives and liberals – Grand County citizens who love this beautiful place and want
Published: June 9, 2015
To the Editor:I have not kept up with all the editorializing that has taken place about James Newberry, but I can only imagine what people have said. If any of those people have had children and raised them up here over the last 25 years, you should remember or be reminded that Mr. Newberry has in one way or another
Published: June 9, 2015
In a move to boost local small businesses, Grand County commissioners have agreed to underwrite training by international Destination Business expert Jon Schallert. The county will cover tuition costs for Schallert’s 2½-day Destination BootCamp for up to 12 businesses this October. The plan qualifies the county for Schallert’s Community Reinvention Program, which includes on-site visits and four months of one-on-one
Published: June 9, 2015
Forest fires, always a pressing concern in Colorado, have become even more salient over the last few years as raging wildfires have destroyed homes and created statewide emergencies with alarming regularity.Homeowners and Home Owner Associations (HOAs) are keenly aware of the dangers posed by these infernos but often find themselves struggling to know where specifically to apply their efforts, especially
Published: June 9, 2015
The Grand County commissioners passed an amended public records policy aligning fees with state statutes and addressing multiple requests from the same party.The board approved the new policy at its June 9 meeting and tabled another policy concerning employee expenses and reimbursements pending the review of a recommendation from the county’s auditor. The new public record policy sets forth a
Published: June 9, 2015
If you’re looking for a easy and efficient way to get around the Grand Lake area this summer your options are expanding.Mountain Transit Adventures (MTA), a privately owned enterprise, is preparing to begin accepting passengers on its bus system. A fee-free soft opening is scheduled for the last week of June.Mountain Transit Adventures will offer bus rides along a scheduled
Published: June 9, 2015
Data from the Northwestern Colorado Council of Governments shows that unemployment in Grand County dropped nearly 1 percentage point from April 2014 to April 2015.The county’s unemployment rate was down to 3.8 percent from 4.6 percent at the same time last year, below both the state and national average, according to NWCCOG. Statewide unemployment was at 4.4 percent in April.
Published: June 10, 2015
It’s hard to deny that the Fraser Valley culinary scene is growing.Winter Park boasts a fairly diverse portfolio of restaurants, and the man behind some of its more unique concepts is at it again.Locals will know Fernan DeLeon from Winter Park Sushi Bar and Pepe Osaka’s, which he co-owns. The two restaurants showcase DeLeon’s knack for cultural fusion and unique
Published: June 10, 2015
This isn’t Willy Wonka’s golden ticket, but the excitement shown by Kremmling’s Tabor Scholl could not be greater if it were for a tour of chocolate rivers and candy confections.The gilded ticket she recently received was for entry to one of the nation’s most prestigious high school track meets, the Brooks PR Invitational, to be held June 20 in Seattle,
Published: June 10, 2015
On Friday, June 12, the curtain goes up and the lights go down as the professional actors, musicians and technicians of Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre kick off the 2015 Summer Season with their opening night performance of 42nd Street.Artistic Director for RMRT Michael Querio discussed his past with RMRT, the upcoming season and how the theatre company is preparing for
Published: June 10, 2015
The Hail Mary pass is the desperation play where the offensive team tosses the ball into the end zone, hoping a teammate catches it. Apparently, Democrats will toss Mrs. Bill Clinton into the political end zone next year.The Republican’s Hail Mary tosses up almost 50 shades of conservative candidates in the hope that one of them catches on. But is
Published: June 10, 2015
With the presidential marathon race now off and running, there are questions we should demand every candidate to answer. Top of my list is what to do about Iraq and ISIS.Most fascinating so far are the polar opposite views of GOP candidates jockeying for their party’s nomination, ranging from Sen. Lindsey Graham, the ultra hawk, vs. Rand Paul, the ultra
Published: June 10, 2015
TABERNASH — Known for its eco-friendly commitment to sustainably focused vacation experiences, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is expanding its low carbon footprint with the addition of two Tesla and one universal electric car charging stations.The new Tesla chargers, which Tesla provided to Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, take approximately four hours to fully charge a car and
Published: June 11, 2015
Do you love to write? If so, then consider joining the Fraser Valley Creative Writers.This group has been meeting for two decades at the Fraser Public Library, and provides support to writers of diverse genres and interests. The group has included poets, local and family historians, novelists, short story writers, essayists and authors of children’s books. All writers are welcome
Published: June 11, 2015
Pole Creek LadiesOn Thursday, June 4, the Pole Creek ladies golf league enjoyed a spectacular day of sunshine and warm breezes playing a “Hate Em” tournament. Before they started playing they selected the 3 holes they hated the most and recorded par on their score card for those holes. After they completed their round, they subtracted their full handicap and
Published: June 11, 2015
The hanging leg raise is an excellent core exercise. While not for everyone, particularly those who present with significant shoulder stability issues, or those who have not reached this level of core strength progression, hanging leg raises are a very effective exercise that strengthens the core. Keep in mind that the core is basically everything from the nose to the
Published: June 11, 2015
Water, water everywhere and not a trail to ride! The spring runoff continues – the rains keep coming. Great for the drought conditions in many parts of Colorado, but enough is enough.Many of us are chomping at the bit to get out to our favorite places to ride or hike but many areas are under water or still very wet.
Published: June 11, 2015
It’s June and the trails are riding more like it’s early May. Our wet spring has slowed the melting of the snow and drying of the trails. Unpredictable storms don’t help at all with planning a ride.Sure it’s bright and sunny when you are getting ready, then as you begin your ride the clap of thunder overhead may cut it
Published: June 11, 2015
Now I know why street people object to being profiled. Last week I got accosted by a person who doesn’t know me at all, calling me a moral relativist. I was uncertain what that means but I chose to be flattered, assuming I’d gotten a chuckle in a previous column over the international uproar over the tango a hundred years
Published: June 11, 2015
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) has announced the election of Dr. James Kennedy, MD, of Winter Park as the new Chair of the Board.The election was conducted at the ABFM’s spring board meeting in April. The ABFM is the certifying board for 88,000 family medicine physicians in the United States.
Published: June 11, 2015
Well, summer is approaching, and for Grand County Search and Rescue, that means lost hikers.Usually, the call comes in around dusk when an overdue friend or relative has not returned. The first thing we do is ask the RP (Reporting Party) a lot of questions. If the missing individual(s) is an adult, adequately dressed for the weather, with some backcountry
Published: June 11, 2015
Ronnie Baker Brooks, otherwise known as RBB, has the blues in his blood and a family lineage to prove it.It was his Dad, Chicago blues legend Lonnie Brooks, who taught him to play the guitar when he was just 6 years old. The young musician progressed quickly, making his debut onstage at the tender age of 9. “It was a
Published: June 11, 2015
To the Editor:We hope you will all appreciate our Stars and Stripes flying proudly in downtown Granby on Sunday, June 14. This week marks the celebration of Flag Day as decreed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915, then proclaimed as official “National Flag Day” by Congress in 1949.The Boy Scout Troop #605 has been selling flags throughout our community to
Published: June 11, 2015
To the Editor:Grand County stands alone! Shame on them. One just needs to drive through Summit County and you soon realize that the zoning laws and regulations there are important to the people of Summit County, and those in that county’s government. Whether inside or outside the city limits of Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, and Breckenridge, they seem to stay on
Published: June 11, 2015
Every day is truly an adventure for Jack Castellion. When the Grand Adventures Hot Air Balloon Rides owner and pilot takes flight in the morning, he never knows exactly where he will land. But it is more likely than not that the landing will be picture perfect.“Cheated death again,” Castellion said jokingly, as he touched down flawlessly near Tabernash on
Published: June 11, 2015
On April 25, the world literally came crashing down for people in Nepal.A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the mountain nation destroying roads and villages and killing thousands. It was followed just a few weeks later with a 7.3 magnitude aftershock on May 12. These two events obliterated the infrastructure in a nation already struggling with numerous poverty related problems.Many folks
Published: June 11, 2015
The Fraser Planning Commission has approved a development permit for renovations on the former ALCO space to prepare for its future tenant, Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply.The commission reviewed the permit application at its Wednesday, June 10 meeting.DTJ Design Inc. plans to redo the building’s existing façade to make a new entryway, add an enclosed outdoor sales area and restripe
Published: June 11, 2015
It’s been said that music is a universal language.Unlike any other art form, music has the ability to truly bridge gaps between people and cultures.Now, a group of Grand County citizens hope to use it as bridge between the community and the people of Nepal.That group will host a gong meditation and fundraiser on Sunday, June 14, at Park Place
Published: June 11, 2015
All too often, the biggest obstacle to a night out in the Fraser Valley is getting home safely.With the Town of Winter Park’s goal of a year-round transit system still a little ways off, one Winter Park business is stepping up to provide its patrons with a safe and reliable ride home.The Moffat Station Restaurant and Brewery at Winter Park
Published: June 11, 2015
KREMMLING — Confluence Energy recently developed and is currently in the patenting process for a new product called TrueChar. TrueChar is the name brand of Confluence Energy’s biochar. Biochar is a wood-based product, similar to charcoal, produced by burning wood and stopping the process before the wood burns entirely to ash and before the carbon stored in the wood is
Published: June 11, 2015
Wildflowers, fresh rain and chain lube – the smell of spring in the Fraser Valley.Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park opens on Saturday morning, June 13.Gravity junkies will have access to most of the mountain’s lower trails, from Five Points down, said Steve Hurlbert with Winter Park Resort.The park will be running three lifts – the Zephyr, Gemini and Eskimo
Published: June 12, 2015
Published: June 16, 2015
Check out one of the most stunning race courses in all of Colorado. Shining Stars Foundation is hosting the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K on June 27. All proceeds benefit the Shining Stars Foundation, bringing hope to children with cancer or other life threatening illnesses. The Half-Marathon course will take place almost entirely on remote dirt roads and trails.
Published: June 16, 2015
Most consumers would happily admit to a pleasant surprise when they experience a truly satisfying encounter with almost any company. Despite most claims and advertisements to the contrary, superior customer satisfaction is so relatively rare these days that poor service has become the acceptable norm.But every now and then we’ll have a business transaction that far exceeds the deplorable norm.
Published: June 16, 2015
Community engagement is defined as the process by which organizations, businesses and individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of a community.It has been gratifying to work with so many people who are helping to develop a collective vision for Grand County and then taking steps that are for the benefit
Published: June 16, 2015
Reese Caroline Richardson (“Baby Reese”), beloved daughter of Sean and Stephanie Richardson, became an angel of God on June 12, 2015. Although Baby Reese was only on earth for six weeks, she brought great joy to her parents, her loving sister Reagan Elizabeth, her grandparents Steve and Roxanne Simpson and Dennis and Pat Richardson, her great-grandfather Charles L. Peterson, and
Published: June 16, 2015
Lynnea Godfriaux started out as a volunteer and stayed on as a full-time music tutor at East Grand Middle School in Granby. At the Awards and Continuation Day on Thursday, June 11, Principal Jenny Rothboeck called Lynnea up to the podium to honor her past two years of work at the school.“She is here because she cares about the students,
Published: June 16, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park is offering two Saturday evening programs on June 20 and 27. Both begin at 7 p.m. in the Kawuneeche Visitor Center Auditorium.June 20Nick Molle, filmmaker, will present “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park.” This film follows the 100 year history of Rocky Mountain National Park from a time before it was a
Published: June 16, 2015
“Save the Fraser River.”It’s the message on those blue oval stickers that adorn so many car bumpers and tailgates. By now, hopefully just about everyone in Grand County is familiar with the phrase.So what’s up with this Fraser River, anyway? Why do we need to save it?The Fraser River flows through east Grand County and provides prime fishing and other
Published: June 16, 2015
To the Editor:Though I have not had the privilege of meeting Mr. de Vos, his sense of being “profiled” and “accosted” by my engaging his ideas is unfounded. So, briefly let me respond once again. In regard to the gospel of Thomas – early apocryphal and pseudonymous writings are well-known. However, many have been excluded throughout history for good reason.
Published: June 16, 2015
To The Editor:It was with interest that I read the May 29 Friday Report entitled The immoral grizzly bear. In it Jon de Vos touches on the age old but compelling theme of morality as it is defined by each generation of society. He insists that what is considered wickedness within society varies from generation to generation despite the fact
Published: June 16, 2015
To the Editor:“Texas officer resigns after ‘indefensible’ actions at pool party”... “Police chief resigns amid row over shooting of unarmed black teenager”... “Greenpointers say if police won’t patrol streets, they will”... “Should The New York Cops Refuse To Patrol The Streets Of The Black Neighborhoods In The City?”...As a person of color and consciousness, I find it hard to hear
Published: June 16, 2015
A 16-foot wall of snow was blocking Rollins Pass recently, but due to the skilled efforts of Jeremy Straley and Mountain States Snowcats, the pass, known by many locals as Corona Pass, is now clear, though not open to traffic all the way to the top. Straley has been familiar with the Corona Pass area for a long time, and
Published: June 16, 2015
Grand County transactions June 7-13Winter Park Lodge II Bldg F, Unit 102 – Shane and Jody Whitmore to Austin and Andrea Frazer, $150,000Old Park Filing #5, Lot 6, Block F – John and Anne Auger to Mark Steckman, $319,000Gore City Addn to Kremmling Block 1, Lots 13,14 – Martin and Regina Schroeder to Jason Flores, $157,678Grand River Ranch Lot 10
Published: June 16, 2015
The Grand Arts Council is at it again. The 12th annual Art and Architecture Home Tour is on tap for Saturday, June 20.The tour is from 1-5 p.m. and features five homes on Grand Lake. The homes on the tour this year include four older homes and one newly renovated modern home.The Paul house is the oldest house on the
Published: June 16, 2015
Are you ready for a downright dirty weekend? No humps, no bumps just straight on flat mud race!Middle Park Fair & Rodeo is gearing up once again for a rednecking good time at the 2015 Redneck Mudshuffle coming Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m.The event takes place at the Middle Park Fairgrounds in Kremmling. Come prepared for a loud, dirty
Published: June 16, 2015
The public has until July 6 to provide comment on a proposal by Winter Park Resort to expand and improve Trestle Bike Park, according to the U.S. Forest ServiceA public meeting is scheduled at the resort June 22 to provide more information.The U.S. Forest Service is considering the proposal, which was submitted by Winter Park Resort. Winter Park Resort operates
Published: June 16, 2015
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has discussed changing county policy to suspend or revoke severance pay for employees that resign or are terminated due to a criminal investigation that could result in a felony related to their employment.The board heard recommendations from the county personnel committee that it add the provision to county policy at its June 9 meeting.The
Published: June 16, 2015
The Grand County Board of Commissioners is considering recommendations from the county’s personnel committee regarding policies on ethical standards and nepotism.The board heard the committee’s recommendations at its June 9 meeting.The recommendations follow a series of workshops held by the board regarding nepotism and favoritism. The workshops were scheduled in response to citizen concerns that nepotism was creating an unhealthy
Published: June 16, 2015
A serious tragedy was narrowly averted Monday afternoon in Grand County when several motorcycles were involved in an accident on U.S. Highway 34 at milepost 6 next to Lake Granby just north of the turn to Arapaho Bay. The incident occurred when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled onto the highway to begin traveling west from a scenic overlook. Trooper Nate
Published: June 16, 2015
The GOP is hooting with glee that President Obama has no plan to stop ISIS. Hooting back, neither does the GOP have a plan except for the few who want us to interject thousands of boots on the ground with no exit strategy.These same GOP accusers take no responsibility to vote in Congress for any authorization or propose their own
Published: June 17, 2015
Satire: Just as your aircraft reaches, say, 30,000 feet on your airline flight, say, from Denver to Chicago, the Captain says, “Hello. This is your Captain speaking. Welcome aboard Olympic Mountain General Airlines. OK, I know some of you call us: OMG! But, seriously, passengers who studied urban sociology in college may be pleased to know the air traffic controllers
Published: June 17, 2015
The Roaring Fork Trail is beautiful hiking trail adjacent to Roaring Fork Creek, which is named for its powerful force of water rushing down the mountain even through late summer. This trail is in need of an adopter that loves to hike! It is about a 6.5 mile (one way) steep climb through lodgepole pines and aspens, then transfers through
Published: June 18, 2015
What is fitness floor etiquette? It is respecting the equipment, the fellow members utilizing the equipment and following the rules of the road for that specific fitness facility.The etiquette should be clearly outlined in the member handbook and in some cases, specific guidelines are posted to remind each individual what they need to do prior to using the equipment and
Published: June 18, 2015
It’s not a secret that the snow has affected and is impacting our upper elevation riding. I find something very special about the high elevation trails.Every day the snow line creeps a bit higher and lets me ride a bit higher allowing me to explore a bit more. A few days ago Jeremy Straley of Mountain States Snowcats sent me
Published: June 18, 2015
Jarekus Singleton knows how to dance. He can move his feet, flying down the basketball court. And when he picks up a guitar, his hands move deftly over the strings.“I just love music,” Singleton said. “It’s like playing basketball. I had to play every position coming up. You know, learn a little bit of everything.” For years, Singleton’s focus was
Published: June 18, 2015
Published: June 18, 2015
To the Editor:I just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who helped with and set up the Hot Sulphur Days events, especially the fireworks show at dark on Saturday, June 13. I am a native to Grand County and I have been to many fireworks displays in Grand County throughout my life and career. The show that the
Published: June 18, 2015
To the Editor:This letter is in response to Mr. Ronald Hunter’s letter in the June 12 Sky-Hi News.First I would like to say that Grand County is the most wonderful place to spend the summer anywhere on earth, (in my opinion). The reasons for me are because of God’s beautiful creation, a good church and precious friends.Now to the not
Published: June 18, 2015
To the Editor:I was just driving from Winter Park to Fraser, and through the road construction there were several road bicyclers riding on the highway. They were riding where there is no room, blocking traffic, when not 20 yards away there is a perfectly good bike path to ride on that is much safer.I feel that bicyclers that ride on
Published: June 18, 2015

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