King and Queen of the Rockies, Epic Singletrack race at Winter Park Resort |

King and Queen of the Rockies, Epic Singletrack race at Winter Park Resort

On a day with perfect weather and perfect trail conditions at Winter Park Resort, top professional male mountain bike finisher Chris Baddick, 28 of Boulder had the race of his life.

From the first climb on Tipperary he had the lead.

“I could see Kelly at Vasquez Road and I just kept going,” he said after the race on Saturday, August 27.

He held the lead the entire race.

Next week he races the Fall Classic in Breckenridge and the following week will race in Vail to end the season.

“It is nice to be back in Colorado and racing close to home,” he said. “There is such a friendly vibe here.”

This was the final race of the Epic Singletrack race series held on Saturdays at Winter Park Resort.

Birth announcement: Ruthie Myah Gliessman

Ruthie Myah Gliessman, daughter of Heather Gonzales and Carlos Gliessman, of Grand Lake was born August 23, 2016 at 7:39 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She was 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Isiah and Aimee. Ruthie’s grandparents are Nannette and Chuck Overley, of Santa Fe, N.M.; Steve Gliessman and Robbie Jaffe, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Frank and Nena Gonzales, of Arvada.

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, August 21 to 27

Dreamcatcher Townhomes Lot 10B – Richard Thomas O’Brien Revocable Trust to James and Roxanne Sandt, $1,125,000

SEC 3 TWP 2N R 77W Partial Legal – See Document – Dines Properties LLC to Scott Brooks, $65,000

Kicking Horse Lodges Unit 102, Bldg 5 – Timothy and Carla Ostic to Andree McPherson, $162,000

Willows at Grand Park Filing No 1, Lot 1 – Grand Park Homes LLC to Bradley and Onirelec Swenson, $626,495

Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 99 Timeshare 099629 – Darrel and Sally Burri to Gerald Andersen and Denise Black Andersen, $500

Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 100 Timeshare 100625 – Darrel and Sally Burri to Gerald and Linda Hash, $500

Columbine Lake Lot 22, Block 11 – Gregory and Patricia Marinski to Jeffrey and Jennifer Sims, $369,000

Robbers Roost on Balsh Lot 1 – Robbers Roost LLC to Yvonne Fletcher, $577,534.13

Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 32, Unit 7 – Sherrie Calhoun to Jason and Cassidy Smirnow, $288,000

SEC 34 TWP 3N R 77W Partial Legal – See Document – Dines Properties LLC to Mark McClure Paulsen and Heather Marie Crammond, $47,500

Kremmling Country Addition Lot 3, Block 4 – Trampas and Elizabeth Hutches to William and Ann Marmon, $275,000

Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 24, Unit 3 – Donna Curran to Mircea and Melissa Florea, $199,900

Leland Creek Sub Lot 14 – Chad and Tara Sawinski to Darcy Selenke and Bryan Redding, $166,000

Sundance East Condo Unit 2, Bldg B – Bradley and Marla Jeffress to TC Accommodator 110 LLC, $449,000

Eagle Ridge on the Summit-PH 1, Unit 9, Bldg Alpenglow – Ronald and Marlys Tibboel to Lance and Stacey Paulson, $250,000

Waterside Sub Block 1, Ridge Waterside Lot 2B, Block 1 – Daniel Clanton to Edward and Rachelle Lyon, $410,000

Lemmon Lodge Subdivision Exemption Unit 12 – Lemon Lodge #12 LLC/LLP to Sean and Jennifer Koon, $538,000

Fraser Crossing-Founders Pointe Condominium Unit 3301 – Bill Lowe Family LP, Lowe Farms Inc, Billy R Lowe Family LP to Phillip and Michelle Dark, $410,000

Ranch Vista Subdivision Exemption Lot 1 – Dines Properties LLC to Leif Forrester and Laura Zietz, $325,000

Creekside at Winter Park Condo Unit 403 – Bolin Family Trust to Hans and Sarah Johannes, $335,000

Beaver Village Flg #2, Bldg 1, Unit 102 – KBJ Properties LLC to Brian and Penny Lynch, $210,000

North Shore Subdivision Lot 5, Block 1 – William and Barbara Wilcox to Baker Walsh Revocable Declaration Trust, $480,000

Ptarmigan Lot S23 – Suzanne Herb to Matthew and Antoinette McVeigh, $340,000

SEC 36 TWP 1S R 82W Partial Legal – See Document – RLM Foundation to Mark Wertheimer and Kimberly Brooks, $259,750

Grand Lake Estates 1st Filing Lot 9, Block 6 – Lester Reinke to Jeffrey and Julianne Diemer, $290,000

Old Park Filing #5, Lot 3, Block C – Jan Andreas Bakke to Frank, Julie, Shane and Amy Stieve, Sarah Sievert, $40,000

Granby 2nd Lot 14 – Dollie Darrah to Derek Davie, $248,000

Beaver Village Flg #3, Bldg 15, Unit 102 – Allan Bosward to Equity Trust Company Custodian, Deena Tarleton IRA, $205,000

Hi Country Haus Bldg 15, Unit 9 – Jacquelyn Hollenbeck to Sheri Mounteer, $160,000

Lost Ranch Subdivision TRTS 2,3 – Larry and Christine Alexander to Kirk and Julie Gittins, $260,000

East Mountain Filing 9, Lot 3; East Mountain Filing 9, Unit 3G – Rendezous Homes LLC to Hugh H Williamson III 1989 Revocable Trust, $455,270

Sun Valley Ranch Subdivision Lots 10,11 – Alan and David Baccadutre to Hohn and Ellen Vandyk, $490,000

Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 103 Week 103541 – Danielle Sandberg and Ashley Current to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Association, $500

Lakeview Condos Unit 205; Lakeview Condos U Garage F – James and Janet Olliff to Mario and Charlotte Zuniga, $337,700

Taste of History auction, fundraiser

Auctioneer Jeff Sweeney encourages bidding on Pem Dunn’s original oil “Reflecting on the Mountains” during the live auction at the Grand County Historical Association’s 2016 Taste of History Champagne Brunch, Saturday, August 27, at Devils Thumb Ranch.



Letter: Gingery, Thank you from the Shining Stars Foundation

Thank you from the Shining Stars Foundation

The Shining Stars Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters in Grand County for embracing our children and families and making the 2016 Grand County Family Adventure so successful for the 218 attendees. One family summed it up with, “We absolutely love Grand County, all the activities and the chance to just have fun with other families who have endured similar journeys. What really strikes me most is how many people just step forward to help a group of strangers and treat us like we are incredibly important.”

We would especially like to thank our sponsors and grantors including Cancer League of Colorado, Grand Foundation, Grand County Board of County Commissioners, Town of Winter Park, Town of Grand Lake, Lion’s Club of the Fraser Valley Foundation, KEEN, Inc., Finish Line Foundation, City Market, Safeway, Bank of the West, Rendezvous Foundation, and Broomfield Community Foundation. Many thanks to the business owners for lodging , food , and activities. Thanks to Beaver Village Condos, Beaver Village Lodge, Vintage, and the Winter Park Mountain Lodge. Grand Lake activities included Headwaters Marina, Boater’s Choice Marina, Beacon Landing Marina, Rocky Hi Speedway, Putt Putt Golf at Grand Lake Hardware, hike to Adams Falls, The Coin Drops Here arcades, and Monarch Lake with NSCD . Many thanks to Snow Mountain Ranch, Sombrero Stables, Rendezvous, GCHA atCozens Ranch, Christy Sports, Breeze at Ski Depot Sports, Epic Mountain Sports, Winter Park Resort, Mad Adventures Rafting, Grand Park Rec Center; High Country Stampede, Elevation Pilates, Winter Park Chamber and Cooper Creek Square for other Grand County activities.

Food donations were from Hernando’s Pizza Pub, Showboat Catering, Dean Foods, Stonecreek Catering, Pancho & Lefty’s, El Pacifico, The Sage Brush Grill, Sloopy’s, Fat Cat Café, Grand Pizza, Cy’s Deli, Grand Lake Chocolates, Miyauchi’s Snack Bar, Deno’s Mountain Bistro, Smokin’ Moes, Fontenot’s, Winter Park Subway, Rudi’s Deli, Midtown Café , JT Thamann, Natalie Wood, Los Amigos, One Love, Silver Canyon Coffee, Fraser Safeway, City Market, Carvar’s Bakery, Smokehouse BBQ, Sombrero Stables, Fraser Valley Lion’s Club, Misty Lamb, Coffee & Tea Market, Rise and Shine Bakery, and the Winter Park-Fraser Rotary. Other donations included services from Art Ferrari, Active Images, Mighty Upper Photos, Active Images, and the Church of the Eternal Hills. Over 100 volunteers made each family feel welcome and worked tirelessly. Thank you, Grand County, for taking care of the Shining Stars and families.

Kathy Gingery

Executive Director, Shining Stars Foundation

Letter: Davis, Can you guarantee all libraries stay open with a mill levy?

Can you guarantee all libraries stay open with a mill levy?

“Uneasy” is the one word that reflects my feelings after attending the last GCLD Board of Trustees meeting held at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake on August , 16th. Although a PowerPoint program presented by Trustee Mary Chance proclaimed that the library board had heard us, the public, about the possible unpopular decisions to close the Hot Sulphur Springs (HSS) Library branch and to turn the Kremmling and Grand Lake branches into kiosk models; I left the meeting still in doubt of the board’s intentions. Yes, the library district must come to terms with their financial difficulties, both inherited and circumstantial. Trying to pass a .95 mill levy that will sunset in ten years, without reassuring the voting public and particularly the voters from the west end of the county, that the GCLD Board is committed to keeping all FIVE library branches open completely, is going to be very difficult. Why should I, a HSS resident and library supporter, vote to approve a mill levy if our town library is going to be closed anyway? Why would Kremmling or Grand Lake library supporters vote for a mill levy if there are no guarantees that those two libraries will never end up as kiosk models? If assurances can be made that any future cuts will be equal among all branches and again, all FIVE branches stay open as they are now, then I think the mill levy would have a chance of passing.

Public access to information and preserving the HSS Library for future generations to use is what this fight has been about. For those of you who do not live in HSS, young people in our town literally sit on the steps of our library after hours so they can pick up a Wi-Fi signal on their mobile devices. At the Fraser library board meeting, a former library board trustee spoke up and said that the two Grand County libraries that should stay open are the branches in HSS and Kremmling. His reasoning was that the libraries in these two towns are a vital part of their communities because the towns of HSS and Kremmling lack other resources that the towns of Grand Lake, Fraser, and Granby have. Yes, the GCLD Board of Trustees and the library district may have heard us; but what can they guarantee?

Shawn Davis

Hot Sulphur Springs

Local government meetings for Grand County

Local government meetings in Grand County are fairly minimal this week, August 29 through September 2, 2016.

Because of the way the calendar works out for late August there will be no East Grand School District Board of Education meeting this week. The EGSD Board of Education will hold their first meeting for the month of September next week, on Tuesday September 6.

The Town of Grand Lake is scheduled to hold a Board of Adjustment meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday September 1 in the Grand Lake Town Hall Board Room.

The Town of Granby has no formal meetings scheduled for this week.

Pets for adoption

Please call the Grand County Animal Shelter for more information 970-887-2988

Funky, untamed improvisation, Woodshed Red

Woodshed Red hails from the Colorado Springs area and performs all over Colorado and its neighboring states. Comprised of guitar, fiddle, stand-up bass and drums from varying musical backgrounds; the group came together in 2013 and began covering a wide variety of genres. Inspired by bluegrass, blues, funk and rock and many eras of music, the band members have incorporated their individual styles to create their own unique sound. The instrumentation of Woodshed Red generates an upbeat positive grassy sound, intertwined with funky, untamed improvisation.

The band plays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Creek for Music on the Square, Friday, August 26 around the courtyard fountain and under the lights.