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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
Published: August 26, 2015
The Byers Canyon fire, officially dubbed the Rifle Range Fire, reached full containment Thursday, Aug. 27, at noon as Grand County fire officials announced a close to the three-day wildland firefighting efforts.Smoke will likely remain visible over the coming days as firefighters continue to patrol the burn area and monitor the perimeter for hot spots.Assistant Chief for Grand Fire Schelly
Published: August 26, 2015
Legal scholars on both sides of the current immigration debate agree that the original purpose of the 14th Amendment was to make sure the formerly enslaved African-Americans were accorded U.S. citizenship – a policy based on ethnicity, not geography.But, as reported in two earlier columns, this writer met a well-dressed, well-spoken Latina whose business is based on geography. She picks
Published: August 26, 2015
GRANBY – Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing on Monday, Aug. 17, according to a statement released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.Johnson, his
Published: August 26, 2015
Most volunteers at the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Therapeutic Riding Center amass around 50 hours each summer. This summer, Nancy Roark had 50 volunteer hours before the center had given its first lesson.Jack and Debbie Reichert, whose daughter Haley is a participant in the program, were instrumental in securing new footing material for the center’s two riding rings.A
Published: August 25, 2015
When the Colorado Firefighters Calendar comes out next year the Granby Volunteer Fire Department will have one of their own featured for the month of June.Nick Mentzer works out, though that is somewhat of an understatement.The construction manager and volunteer firefighter pursues bodybuilding as a hobby with an intensity that boarders on obsession. Mentzer pours hours into the gym each
Published: August 25, 2015
An improvements project on County Road 804 has gone over budget after a contractor misjudged the composition of the earth below the road.The total price for the project jumped $133,458, said Tim Gagnon, county engineer, at a special meeting conducted Aug. 25.Of that figure, Grand County would be accountable for $76,950, the Town of Fraser for $31,054 and Winter Park
Published: August 25, 2015
Published: August 25, 2015
U.S. Forest Service contractors will be replacing six culverts along Stillwater Pass Road (FSR 123) starting the week of Aug. 24. Work will progress from west to east, beginning near Colo. Highway 125.The project may cause delays for motorists, and through-traffic on Stillwater Pass Road will not be possible at all times. Work is expected to take several weeks to
Published: August 25, 2015
You will soon be driving up to Middle Park Medical Center’s (MPMC) Granby facility and no longer be greeted by a big semi-trailer that once housed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.That’s because on Sept. 7, MPMC will have installed a newer machine that will provide more services and ultimately, better care.“The difference between these two machines is incredible,” said
Published: August 25, 2015
Published: August 25, 2015
Grand County transactions Aug. 16-22Innsbruck-Val Moritz Sub Lot 22, Block 14 – William and Melissa Wengert to Thomas and Jessica Langusch, $461,000Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 201, Bldg F – Todd and Lisa Youmans to Donald and Sandra Koenig, $115,000Triple H Subdivision Lots 19,20 – Richard and Jill Decrescentis to Bryan and Sarah Early, $299,500Fairways at Pole Creek Lot 3 37
Published: August 25, 2015
The 21st Annual Glenn F. Menhennett Memorial Golf Classic is scheduked to take place at Golf Granby Ranch on Sept. 19.The tournament supports scholarships awarded to two graduating seniors in Grand County. Money raised for the scholarships are in memory of Glenn Menhennett, a graduate of Kremmling Union High School n 1941.After high school, Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Navy
Published: August 25, 2015
There has been no shortage of great news recently about this summer’s tremendous tourist season. Forgetting for a second the supporting economics, one has to only experience the traffic issues on Friday evening or Sunday morning/afternoon to recognize that quite a few people are availing themselves of the recreational opportunities of Grand County.Casual conversations with many small businesses all recount
Published: August 25, 2015
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest is hosting three open houses next week in Nederland, Idaho Springs and Fort Collins for the proposed Forest Plan Management Direction for recreational sport shooting activities on National Forest System lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties. These open houses will have six stations staffed by U.S. Forest Service
Published: August 25, 2015
As much as things have changed in Western Colorado over the last 15 years, the region’s climate and scenery remain as attractive as ever.Counties in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains score among the country’s best for physical characteristics that make for attractive places to live, according to the natural amenities scale generated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.The scale
Published: August 25, 2015
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Thick smoky haze and the whirring pop of helicopter rotors filled the skies above Grand County on Tuesday morning as local firefighters worked to battle the Byers Canyon Fire, which started Monday morning, Aug. 24.Firefighters worked against high winds Monday afternoon that spread the blaze quickly along the northern shoulders of Highway 40 just west of
Published: August 24, 2015
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office used a boat donated to the department in July in the wake of a Lake Granby drowning to help locate the body of an apparent 15-year-old drowning victim in Green Mountain Reservoir on Saturday, Aug. 22.Grand County EMS was dispatched to assist Summit County on the possible drowning shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, according to
Published: August 24, 2015
The city of Glenwood Springs has completed new rules for marijuana businesses, including the addition of a special-use review and hearing process, and an expanded 900-foot setback between retail pot shops and related businesses.City Council on Thursday approved the amended ordinance without any further discussion or public comment. The issue was aired during an Aug. 6 public hearing when council
Published: August 22, 2015
The news of his death filtered through to me via text message when I was out of town and heavily preoccupied with my own affairs. Even though he was no spring chicken at 82, his death last Friday was an incident that struck me as anomalous in the ordered scheme of things.How could such an affable, decent man suddenly just
Published: August 20, 2015
Winter Park and Fraser residents will get a say in whether the two towns reserve the power to establish municipal broadband networks.Senate Bill 152, passed in 2005, prohibits local governments from providing broadband, including free Internet provided in public libraries.Municipalities can vote to rescind that prohibition.Winter Park and Fraser will ask voters to decide whether to exclude their towns from
Published: August 20, 2015
In Colorado, summertime often means construction.From homes to highways the warmer months always herald the start of road delays and detours. This summer Granby is digging into a project on the northern reaches of the community in a section of unincorporated Grand County called the Moraine Park Subdivision, located just south and east of Middle Park High School on Avenues
Published: August 20, 2015
Sometime around 1890, two Kentucky sisters sat down and unknowingly made history by composing the most popular song that the world will likely ever hear. Today, their song is so well-known that millions sing it daily and likely will for centuries to come.Patty Hill was a kindergarten teacher who became a prominent educator at the Columbia University Teachers College. Her
Published: August 20, 2015
The towns of Winter Park and Fraser have decided to take the issue of transportation funding to voters.The Winter Park Town Council voted to put a 2 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot at its meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18.The Fraser Board of Trustees voted to put a 1 percent sales tax increase on its ballot Wednesday
Published: August 20, 2015
The Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce will hold its first ever Winter Park Uncorked, an event centered on wine-tasting, local food sampling and live music on Saturday, Aug. 22.Winter Park Uncorked will conclude the Odell Summer Concert series with a free concert in Hideaway Park, compliments of British singer-songwriter Greg Holden and Jaden Carlson.Holden’s music has been featured on American
Published: August 20, 2015
Finding quality local childcare can be difficult in Grand County. There are relatively few facilities to service the needs of the county; and as with all childcare facilities the number of available slots is limited.Starting at the end of August, residents of Grand Lake and the Three Lakes Region will have a new nearby childcare facility to provide for their
Published: August 20, 2015
Trails have long been a mainstay of the Grand County culture and economy and a huge draw for people both vacationing and looking for a new place to live either full-time or part-time or to retire to. Old roads like the Boulder Wagon Road and the Berthoud Pass Wagon Road were an instrumental part of the original settling of Grand
Published: August 20, 2015
GRAND LAKE – After a sold out closing weekend, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre opens its final production of the season with the musical favorite, Forever Plaid, featuring dozens of songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s.The upbeat family show tells the story of a clean-cut high school singing quartet that dreams of recording an album. The only problem? The Plaids are
Published: August 20, 2015
For all those enthusiasts crazy about either Colorado, mountains, rivers, hiking, camping, barbecuing, whitewater, or any and all rolled into continuous fun, this weekend’s Gore Fest 2015 promises to deliver.While the world-class Gore Canyon Whitewater Race has long been a favorite of whitewater extremists, the completion of the new Gore Canyon Whitewater Park, dedicated in July, has organizers hoping it
Published: August 20, 2015
Do you have children between 0 and 5 years of age? If so, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is the Library program for you.GCLD Libraries encourage all Grand County families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies show that families who start reading aloud to children at birth strengthen language skills and build
Published: August 20, 2015
Grand County businesses and community leaders are encouraged to take advantage of three September offerings to expand the vision they have for their work place.Sponsored by the Grand County of Economic Development, the three events are designed to educate, collaborate and elevate each other to new heights.Instead of packing everything into a week of seminars, Economic Development Coordinator DiAnn Butler
Published: August 20, 2015
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary culminates with rededication events the first week of September. A celebration is scheduled for Sept. 3, at Holzwarth Historic Site on the west side of the park. The official rededication ceremony will be held on Sept. 4, at Glacier Basin Campground on the east side of the park. On Thursday,
Published: August 20, 2015
Granby’s Friday Fest/Farmers-Artist Market is back. Join us for a unique shopping experience and pick up some fresh palisade produce or freshly roasted chili’s. We also have a variety of vendors offering BBQ, homemade pies and breads, tamales, vegetarian foods, rhinestone apparel, pottery, jewelry, natural skin care products, unique antler, aspen and leather crafts, coffee, hot sauces, candles, chimes, handmade
Published: August 20, 2015
At least once a summer you need to do a ride outside of those go to favorite trails, one that you may not have done or don’t make the time to remember how much fun it is. The Elk Creek Loop and Upper Elk Creek is just that type of trail experience.This ride will take you on some of your
Published: August 20, 2015
Not much has changed this week. 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.The area lakes are fishing very good lake trout continue to hit small jigs, power minnows or Gulp produced
Published: August 20, 2015
WINTER PARK – Local favorite Gary Key, also known as “The Walking Jukebox,” will kick off this summer Music on the Mall on Friday, Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Cooper Creek Square in downtown Winter Park. Gary is a well-known, full-time musician from Winter Park with a repertoire of over 700 songs. He prefers to play from audience requests
Published: August 20, 2015
Do you ever wish you had lived in the pioneer days? Those folks had the inspiration to cross the Ute trails over the mountains to camp on the side of Colorado’s largest lake. They discovered the courage and adaptability to live in the mountains while digging a ditch to divert water out of the Grand River.Pioneer folk worked at the
Published: August 20, 2015
As summer draws to a close it is time to consider a fall workout plan which may include a fall outdoor boot camp. Since the weather is still beautiful during the fall months, outdoor programs are very enjoyable, so take advantage of an outdoor boot camp on a cool fall morning before you take off for a day of hiking
Published: August 20, 2015
Published: August 20, 2015
Michael Muftic, M.D., passed away on Aug. 14, 2015, due to complications from colon cancer. He died peacefully surrounded by family and with Felicia, his wife of 54 years, holding his hand. He was 82 years old.Dr. Muftic was born in Ulcinj, Montenegro (at the time part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia), on Jan. 18, 1933. His birth name was
Published: August 20, 2015
To the Editor:“Horse excrement”? OH, you mean manure/poop/barnyard fertilizer, or in the vernacular, sh**. On the streets of Grand Lake? Oh, my, really?Grand Lake is a resort town, and in fact it still retains the designator in my book as a “Western” resort town. I don’t get to Grand Lake all that often, but it seems I’ve seen photos of
Published: August 19, 2015
For those not familiar with the handling of highly classified national security information, the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s “private” email server and whether she caused “exceptionally grave damage” to our intelligence and military services might seem like much ado about nothing.So, let’s take a fictional journey into the world of the fictional mortal enemies, Berzerkistan and Creta. We begin inside
Published: August 19, 2015
Published: August 19, 2015
The history of Grand County is written into the buildings and byways that fill this land.Cabins and ranches from the homestead era, in various states of disrepair, still dot the landscape and remind us of a history stretching back to an era before cars, when only stagecoaches and trains could traverse the high mountain passes to emerge in the Grand
Published: August 18, 2015
The dichotomy in the photograph projected across the wall is stark.From a vantage point in the Williams Fork Mountains, the Gore Range’s skyline cuts a rugged shark-tooth profile across a clear mountain sky.The eye is drawn to the sharp relief of the range’s peaks, but as the gaze drops below tree line, the picture becomes eminently more troubling.Where a lush
Published: August 18, 2015
It was a busy weekend once again for Grand County first responders as a series of lightning strikes on Friday evening, Aug. 14, sent EMS and firefighters to two separate locations in the county.A 28-year old female was struck by lightning at around 6 p.m. Friday evening. The woman was struck on her shoulder while in the Green Ridge Day
Published: August 18, 2015
Noise, noise, and more noise may have been the theme of the day when man and nature gathered Saturday, Aug. 15, for an electrifying show of thunder, fireworks, and car crashes during Kremmling’s 10th Annual Demolition Derby.Following an afternoon of storms, the popular event opened with sunshine and live music from Brad Lee Schroeder at the Middle Park Fairgrounds. Kids
Published: August 18, 2015
The Sierra Club, the Boy Scouts, the American Hiking Society and a number of other outdoor organizations all tout some form of “Ten Essentials” list that should be carried whenever you venture into the backcountry. My teammate Chris wrote an article for this paper back in April on this very topic. But really, who wants to carry a heavy backpack
Published: August 18, 2015
John Murphy of Granby and Lake Havasu City, Ariz., will celebrate his 100th birthday on Aug. 20.John’s legacy began when he was born in 1915 in the old ranch house that still stands on the land his parents purchased in 1909. It is known as the Murphy Ranch and it celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009.He raised cattle and hay
Published: August 18, 2015
James Patrick Meadows was born on Oct. 31, 1983 and passed away on Aug. 12, 2015. James was a longtime Grand county resident. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, snowboarding and shooting.He loved his family, playing video games and he was an avid Raiders fan for which he took a lot of grief for being one. He loved Nascar
Published: August 18, 2015
Grand County transactions Aug. 9-15Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 11, Unit 6 – John Baird and Robin Camper to Catherine Wolfgang, $115,000Trinder Subdivision TRT 9 – Charla Knox to Kimberly Parsons, $340,000Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 92 Timeshare 092533 – Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association to Gerald and Mandy Striegel, $500Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 12 Timeshare 012152 – John and
Published: August 18, 2015
In the most recent report from Denver-based DestiMetrics with data through July 31, summer lodging occupancy for the months of May through October is up an aggregated 8 percent and revenue is up 14 percent compared to the summer of 2014.Data is collected from lodging properties at 19 western mountain destination resorts in six states. For the single month of
Published: August 18, 2015
As we get ready to head back to school in a couple of weeks a lot of families may be feeling a lot of stress. Getting kids back into the school year routine, trying to get everything purchased for school, and still squeezing in those last precious moments of summer can have parents running ragged and feeling burnt out.It may
Published: August 18, 2015
During the 48 hours from Sunday into Monday, over 4,000 lightning strikes have pounded Northwest Colorado, according to officials with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit.Fire crews and engines have been running initial attack from one incident to the next. Reported to Craig Interagency Dispatch Center on Monday were 19 new fires as a result of thunderstorms moving through the
Published: August 18, 2015
Around Rocky Mountain National Park by Suzanne Silverthorn is a wonderful collection of rare postcards and detailed captions that create a different way of learning about the history of Rocky Mountain National Park.Focusing on the increase of settlers and tourists after the park was established in 1915, Silverthorn describes the influx of people into the area, both from the gateway
Published: August 18, 2015
To the Editor:The citizens’ trust of Grand County government will not be restored with the resignation of the county manager. We do have trustworthy people within our county government, but the vacated position requires a very strong, enthusiastic, dedicated and proven public servant to restore our trust. This new individual needs to lead this county to a higher level of
Published: August 18, 2015
Published: August 18, 2015
Published: August 18, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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