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Erik Weihenmayer went to Nepal with a dream and returned with a son.On May 25, 2001, the alpinist and adventurer became the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, but he was well on his way to forging a lifelong connection with the country and its people before ever stepping foot on its tallest mountain.He’d previously attempted two other summits
Published: September 2, 2015
Autumn is a beautiful time to settle into your rocking chair with a book. While the leaves turn, you can enjoy the comforts of a good read! Grand County Library District has a few suggestions.The movie A Walk in the Woods just hit theaters, but you can read the original book by Bill Bryson. Wishing to reacquaint himself with America
Published: September 2, 2015
WINTER PARK — Grand Park announces the Zoppé Italian Family Circus is coming to the Fraser Valley on Sept. 4-7.Founded in 1842 by a French street clown and a Hungarian equestrienne ballerina, the seventh generation of Zoppé family performers continue to welcome spectators into an intimate 500-­seat tent known as Veneto. The circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers,
Published: September 2, 2015
Portions of Grand, Clear Creek and Summit counties are steeling themselves for a round of layoffs scheduled for the Henderson Mine and Mill.Approximately 70 jobs are expected to be cut from the two industrial operations.Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), which owns Henderson Mine and Mill, issued a press release on Thursday, Aug. 27, detailing spending cuts in the company in response to what
Published: September 1, 2015
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved a contract to employ County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran as a water negotiator after she leaves her county manager’s post on Sept. 7.Curran announced her resignation on Aug. 11. The board had previously discussed the possibility of maintaining a relationship with Curran for water negotiations.The employment contract, approved at the board’s Sept.
Published: September 1, 2015
Grand County has posted a poll on its website seeking taxpayer input on implementation of a state law that could provide salary increases for elected officials by up to 30 percent.The posting, which can be viewed online at www.co.grand.co.us, says:“The Grand County Board of County Commissioners wants your opinion.“Senate Bill 15-288 – Concerning the compensation paid to certain public officials“This
Published: September 1, 2015
Do nightly rental properties constitute a business? Do single-night rental properties represent an unfair form of competition to official lodging businesses? These were just a couple of the questions discussed at the last Grand Lake Board of Trustees meeting, held in late August, when the Board approved an increase in the fees charged to Nightly Rental property owners. The license
Published: September 1, 2015
Running up a mountain isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of fun. But on Aug. 22 a number of women from Grand County headed to Snowmass Ski Resort near Aspen to do exactly that as they participated in the 2015 Snowmass Mudderella event.A Mudderella is a multi-mile obstacle course where participants work together to overcome their own personal limits as well as
Published: September 1, 2015
Wednesday, Sept. 2, marks an important date in the ongoing legal defense of Brigid Irish.On Wednesday, Irish will be back in District Court before Judge Mary Hoak for a scheduled arraignment. Wednesday is also the day Judge Hoak is expected to announce her decision to officially accept or deny a plea agreement brokered between the district attorney’s office and Irish’s
Published: September 1, 2015
Published: September 1, 2015
Fire Management staff at Rocky Mountain National Park are nearing completion of the 150 acre Eagle Cliff fuels reduction project and will start work on four more fuels reduction projects later this year. The upcoming projects include 40 acres in the Sprague Lake area, 40 acres around Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge parking, 210 acres in between Mills Creek and
Published: September 1, 2015
Have you ever wondered how various birds, plants, and mammals have and will be affected by the changing climate of the Rocky Mountains? Join the Rocky Mountain Conservancy for a day-long educational adventure about how this change in the climate has affected Rocky Mountain National Park, and the ecosystems that it is composed of.On Sept. 5 from 8:30 a.m. –
Published: September 1, 2015
As part of RMNP’s Centennial Celebration, experts will present the role of the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) in founding the Rocky Mountain National Park during a History Chat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Historic Fraser Church.With over 100 years of history, the park was the best single act of the Colorado Mountain Club – supporting the
Published: September 1, 2015
On average, three people are killed every year in Colorado by lightning and five times that number are injured. Colorado ranks third in average annual lightning deaths, behind Florida and Texas.So far this year there has been one Colorado fatality; Kathleen Bartlett was struck and killed at 12,400 feet on Mt. Yale, near Buena Vista. In my career I have
Published: September 1, 2015
TABERNASH – The Church of Eternal Hills invites all students to bring their backpacks with them on Sunday, Sept. 6, for Blessings of the Backpacks. The beginning of the school year can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. The goal of this service is to ease anxiety, remind students that they are not alone in their studies,
Published: September 1, 2015
Grand County transactions Aug. 23-29Old Park Filing #4, Lot 7, Block E – Place Live Housing Locations Colorado LLC to Travis Kummer, $225,000Wildwood at Winter Park Ranch Lot 2 – K2 Properties LLC to Matthew Terrio, $282,000Blue Valley Acres Unit #2, Lot 7, Block 5 – Randi and Derek Krebsbach to Jill Guttman, $252,000Indian Peaks Bldg A, Condo Unit 203,
Published: September 1, 2015
The Grand Summit has a message of inspiration for those in leadership positions as well as those who lead with their words and their actions. Together we can educate, collaborate and elevate each other to new heights.Betty Shotton will be bringing a message of inspiration with her keynote presentation “LiftOff Leadership” to the Grand Economic Summit scheduled for Wednesday, Aug.
Published: September 1, 2015
GRANBY — Brett Barkey, 14th Judicial District Attorney, faced a litany of questions and criticisms during a question and answer session organized by the Grand County Democrats on Wednesday evening, Aug. 26.Barkey, who was appointed to his position in August 2012 before running unopposed later that year, addressed questions about his office’s handling of the Lucas Ackerman and Brigid Irish
Published: August 27, 2015
As the summer comes to a close, the Middle Park High School senior class of 2016 anxiously awaits its last and best year of high school. Emotions range from excitement for the festivities that are yet come to nerves about applying to colleges and for scholarships. This year’s seniors have been together since sixth grade when Grand Lake, Fraser, and
Published: August 27, 2015
Donald Trump is keeping the hopes of America alive! Well, at least he’s keeping the hopes of American journalists alive. Just think, two more years of self-funded pomposity under a blazing orange comb-over like you probably couldn’t even find in Branson, Missouri, the hotbed of boomer comb-overs.There’s a sad side to the Donald’s success. He relies upon that fearful mean
Published: August 27, 2015
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has announced funding awards for projects working to improve children’s oral health in local communities, including Grand Beginnings locally.Eleven organizations have received awards ranging from $1,000 - $15,000 per grant. Total award funding is $100,962.The following Grand County organizations received mini-grant funding:• Grand Beginnings, Healthy Mouths, Healthy Families project in Hot Sulphur Springs.Funding priority was
Published: August 27, 2015
Russell C. Jennings, 86, passed away Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in Firth, Neb. He served in the Navy during WW II and the Korean War. He lived in Grand County from 1979 until 2009.Survivors include his wife Sally; son John Jennings(Trista); daughter Phyllis Johnson; seven grandchildren, Ryan Jennings, Connor Jennings, Colin Jennings, Tennessee Anderson, Wyatt Johnson, Rhett Jennings
Published: August 27, 2015
We have a great trail system and it keeps on getting better. There are a lot more bikes out on the trails and in town than ever before.Trails experiences, signage and maps are all improving, Just this summer the Leland Creek area has seen trail improvements and additions on the Leap Frog trail. In Idlewild Crosstrails now connects to Arrow.
Published: August 27, 2015
WINTER PARK – New Orleans native and singer/songwriter, Andrew Duhon, brings refreshing honesty with a matching performance that reflects his personal perspective. His voice leaves no gaps in the experience as he sings with raw and personal conviction. Don’t miss this rising star as he shines brightly at Music On The Mall Friday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Whether it’s
Published: August 27, 2015
By now you probably understand that the core is everything from the nose to the toes and does not just include the superficial corset core muscles that surround your middle torso.If we consider that the body works locally and globally, this places us on the right track to achieving a strong core. While some trainers advise clients to never perform
Published: August 27, 2015
It’s getting back to school time and there are numerous ways for both parents and kids to practice the 3 r’s at work or school. Teaching our children good habits now, and leading by example helps them carry it into their adult lives.First thing we can do is talk to kids about electricity and turning out the lights. Practice with
Published: August 27, 2015

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