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BREAKING: Authorities find body of woman in Rocky Mountain National Park

August 23, 2017 — A body discovered Tuesday morning near the North Inlet Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park has been identified as Teresa Sajsa, 59, of Englewood, according to park officials. Sajsa was found by park rangers early Tuesday, according to a statement released by Rocky Mountain National […]

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Long-time Sky-Hi News columnist passes away at 71

August 23, 2017 — Long-time Sky-Hi News columnist Jon de Vos died Tuesday afternoon, family members confirmed Wednesday morning. De Vos, 71, passed away at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver from medical complications. De Vos had spent several days in the hospital prior to […]

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Missing Aspen couple found dead below Capitol Peak summit

August 22, 2017 — The bodies of an Aspen couple were found Tuesday afternoon at the base of the north face of Capitol Peak, an official said. A helicopter crew spotted the two bodies about 2:25 p.m., said Jesse Steindler, a commander with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. While […]

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Shooting Range fire quickly contained (with video)

August 22, 2017 — A small wildland fire outbreak at the Byers Canyon Shooting Range was fully contained Tuesday afternoon shortly after it was reported with no injuries and no property damage resulting from the blaze. The fire was sparked shortly before 1:44 p.m. Aug. 22 and is believed […]

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West Grand Mustangs seek seventh league title

August 22, 2017 — The West Grand Mustangs are accustomed to success. Coach Chris Brown and the team are coming off of a 9-2 season which saw them win their sixth Northwest 8-Man League title in seven years, and winning a playoff game. The perennial contenders are looking to […]

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Fraser mayor pens letter opposing proposed Trump cuts

August 22, 2017 — Fraser Mayor Philip Vandernail sent a letter to Sen. Cory Gardner last week detailing the town's opposition to a number of the Trump administration's proposed cuts that would affect the town. The letter specifies three proposed cuts and their potential impact on the town. The […]

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Grand County real estate transactions, Aug. 13-19

August 22, 2017 — Transactions from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19. Grand View Park AFP Lots 35,47 – Joseph Reinke and Joel Dekanich to Mitchell and Margaret Greene, $338,000 Soda Springs Ranch Condominiums Unit 3E – The Berene E Epp Living Trust and The Edgar K Epp Living Trust […]

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Hamilton: Study hard; keep on dancing until it rains

August 22, 2017 — Apparently, the current thinking among Madison Avenue advertising executives is that age 14 is about the age when teenagers develop "brand loyalty." Consequently, many TV commercials are designed to appeal to what the copy writers and producers imagine to be the 14-year-old mind. Whether they […]

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Muftic: How racial and ethnic hatred destroys nations and their people

August 22, 2017 — Donald Trump's once implied tolerance of white nationalist support and his many hints of sympathy for them are now explicit. Trump revealed that dark corner of his mind in the bright light of his post-Charlottesville tweets and public statements. These events have reminded me of […]

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Locals come together in Granby, barring religious affiliation, for Charlottesville vigil (with video)

August 22, 2017 — A little less than two weeks ago, the nation experienced moments of racism and brutality in Charlottesville, Va. But those instances of hate are being tempered by small acts and simple gestures from Americans across the nation, including a candlelight vigil held in Granby last […]

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SPORTS BRIEFS

August 22, 2017 — Adult softball final league, tournament standings The Granby Recreation Department has released the final results of the 2017 softball season. The results are: Final League Standings: Granby Bait N Tackle: 10 – 0 Ozzie's Underground: 6– 4 The Ditch Slap: 5 – 5 Java Lava […]

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Riddell: Knowing when to ‘fold’em’: When startups don’t make it

August 22, 2017 — It is an unfortunate fact of life but the vast majority of entrepreneurial start ups simply do not make it. Indeed, some statistics indicate that as many as eighty per cent will fail within their first five years. While these may provide an insight into […]

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Letters to the editor: Thank you for a great 14 years

August 22, 2017 — Thank you for a great 14 years For the past 14 years, it has been my pleasure to practice medicine in Grand County. I have practiced in many situations, from Native American reservations to universities, but the highlight of my life has been providing care […]

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Brian Ward, who died in Highway 9 crash, was commercial pilot, devoted husband

August 22, 2017 — Last week Grand County witnessed three separate traffic incidents that claimed the lives of three men. One of those individuals was 33-year-old Brian Ward, who was described as having an adventurous spirit. Ward, a resident of Denver, was an airplane pilot for United Airlines, a […]

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Grand County police blotter: Bear ‘wreaks havoc’ in Fraser; suspicious yellow bag at church

August 22, 2017 — THURSDAY, Aug. 17 Suspicious incident — Granby police received a report at around 7 p.m. of a yellow bag possibly containing electronic equipment located on the south side of Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church in Granby. The bag was reportedly beeping and individuals at […]

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Grand County police blotter: Bear ‘wreaks havoc’ in Fraser; suspicious yellow bag at church

August 22, 2017 — THURSDAY, Aug. 17 Suspicious incident — Granby police received a report at around 7 p.m. of a yellow bag possibly containing electronic equipment located on the south side of Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church in Granby. The bag was reportedly beeping and individuals at […]

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Developing: Grand Fire responds to gas leak at water treatment plant in Granby

August 22, 2017 — At around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday the Grand Fire Protection District responded to a report of a gas leak at the Granby Water Treatment Facility, according to officials with Grand Fire. Officials said that, currently, the public is not expected to be at any risk. More […]

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Intrawest affiliate aquires Deer Valley Resort in Utah

August 22, 2017 — The yet named entity controlled by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC that joined Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc, which owns Winter Park Resort, in July announced Monday that they entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. "Deer Valley […]

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Becker meets with officials on river bank erosion in Hot Sulphur Springs

August 22, 2017 — Prior to her townhall meeting, Colorado House Majority Leader Rep. KC Becker joined Grand County Commissioner Kris Manguso, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials and Hot Sulphur Springs town officials Aug. 17 to examine a major issue with sluffing along the Colorado River bank. The town […]

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Dollar General adding location in Granby

August 21, 2017 — Initial construction on a new Dollar General, a nationwide chain of savings-centric variety stores, is now underway along Highway 40 in Granby near the town's west entrance. The new store will be located in the space previously occupied by the Frontier Motel, located on the […]

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