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New ‘destination’ light show planned to brighten downtown Winter Park

October 19, 2017 — The holidays in Winter Park will be especially bright this year after the town approved a grant for Cooper Creek to put on a "destination light show" in its public square. At its regular meeting this week the Winter Park town board granted Cooper Creek

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Driver in fatal crash south of Kremmling to appear in court on multiple felonies

October 19, 2017 — A little over two months after a fatal traffic accident on Highway 9 claimed the life of a Denver man the individual charged in the incident is preparing for his first court appearance in Grand County, scheduled for Halloween. Denver resident Brandon Wilson, 30, is

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Grand County police blotter, Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Horse falls out of trailer; nobody stops for accident victim

October 19, 2017 — THURSDAY, OCT. 12 Livestock complaint — Authorities received a report at around 7:30 a.m. of a truck that was pulling a horse trailer with no doors on Highway 40 near milepost 152 in Kremmling. One of the horses fell out of the trailer onto the

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Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush, ‘mining for ratings,’ faces lawsuit from Park County neighbors

October 19, 2017 — The noise would start at 7 every morning and wouldn't stop until the evening, turning a rural neighborhood near Fairplay into an industrial zone, residents said. The culprit: a reality-TV gold mining operation that they say wrecked a hillside landscape, ran afoul of its permits

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Robert Mark Smith of Kremmling returns to court, but this time as a defendant in felony menacing case

October 18, 2017 — Robert Mark Smith, who this month won a lucrative excessive force lawsuit against the town of Kremmling and the Kremmling Police Department, is set to return to the courtroom, this time as a defendant. Smith, 69, faces a Class-5 felony menacing charge for an alleged

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Hot Sulphur Springs residents awake to find brown tap water

October 18, 2017 — Some residents of Hot Sulphur Springs woke up Wednesday morning to find yellowish-brown water coming out of the taps in their homes, though town officials say it is nothing to be concerned about. Shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hot Sulphur Springs Mayor Robert McVay told

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Riddell: Plateaus or peaks

October 18, 2017 — Grand County provides a very clear example of the need and benefits of recognizing the branding differences between products and services and the upcoming holiday season provides the perfect forum. Many business consultants cite historical emotional connections for products and the most recent customer service

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Grand County real estate transactions, Oct. 8-14

October 18, 2017 — Pilcher Subdivision Exemption TRT 7B – Donald and Sunny Scott to Augusto O Kunrath Neto and Claudia L Barberio Kunrath, $497,000 Reserve at Elkhorn Ridge Subd Lot 7 – Lucio and Anna Perego to David Headly and Vila Saray Gutierrez, $370,000 Base Camp One Condos

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Walking for a cause: With over 1,200 miles covered, elementary students raise funds with walkathon

October 18, 2017 — Students at Granby Elementary School have been getting extra exercise in lately by participating in a walkathon fundraiser for the Granby Elementary PTA. Late last week, the entire student body at Granby Elementary took part in the two-day, PTA organized and sponsored event, all to

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Middle Park welcomes new Nordic ski coach

October 18, 2017 — Middle Park High School will welcome Mike Lohman as their new Nordic ski coach this season. Lohman brings decades of coaching and teaching experience to the school in hopes of reinvigorating the ski program. Lohman has been skiing his entire life, but spent most of

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Hot Sulphur Springs Library closes for repairs after flooding

October 18, 2017 — A pipe that burst early this week caused a portion of the Hot Sulphur Springs Library to flood, according to Grand County Library District Director Stephanie Ralph, causing the library to close for repairs. News of the flooding was first reported Monday after a drop

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Central View: Oliver Cromwell: Briefly, Britain was great again

October 17, 2017 — On Oct. 19, 1781, when the British Army surrendered at Yorktown, Lord Cornwallis ordered his band to play the British ballad "The World Turned Upside Down." In 2016, when the Pink Queen (read Hillary) failed to take her "rightful" seat atop the Monarchy (AKA the

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Muftic: Welcome your new health system: Trumpcare

October 17, 2017 — Introducing America's new healthcare system: Trumpcare. Donald Trump just broke the old one; he owns the new one. He can no longer blame Congress that also tried to repeal Obamacare and failed because President Trump is the one who broke it all by himself with

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From ranching to Olympic skiing: Tabernash native, Walt Evans, inducted into Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

October 17, 2017 — Fraser Valley native Walt Evans was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame on Saturday, a fitting culmination to his impactful 46-year career in the Colorado and U.S. ski industries. Evans, who would go on to serve as the national competition director

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Teen who fell from Hotel Colorado balcony regains consciousness but condition still ‘extremely critical,’ her mom says

October 17, 2017 — Lily Lawrence Benallou wants your continued prayers. Her 16-year-old daughter Amber has defied medical expectations since falling Tuesday morning from a fourth-floor balcony of the Hotel Colorado. Benallou said that when she arrived at Denver Health, where Amber was flown for care, “I was informed that it

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Connie Graham named Grand Lake’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

October 17, 2017 — Connie Graham has been named Grand Lake's Citizen of the Year. This annual award recognizes a local Grand Lake citizen whose actions have contributed to the quality of life and a sense of civic pride in their community. The winner of this award is selected

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First phase of new Granby park nears finish

October 17, 2017 — Construction crews are working diligently to complete Granby's long-awaited Raffety Park project before winter weather ultimately forces a halt to construction. The massive municipal project, known as the Raffety Park project, has been underway since mid-July in the large open space surrounding the Granby Soccer

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Daniel Villalobos, 1953-2017

October 17, 2017 — God came to take his son, Daniel Villalobos, 64, of Parshall on Oct. 4, 2017 at the Kremmling Memorial Hospital with his family by his side, after battling cadasil syndrome for many years. A celebration of life will be held at the West Grand High

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How does it work? | Starting an avalanche: CDOT preps Gazex avalanche exploders for coming winter months

October 16, 2017 — Avalanche mitigation workers with the Colorado Department of Transportation are gearing up for the coming winter onslaught. Workers from CDOT and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) over the last few weeks have been working to prepare avalanche control equipment located on Berthoud Pass and

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New ski frame allows skiers to wear snowboard boots

October 16, 2017 — Hate ski boots? You're not alone. A new Colorado-based company called Envy Snow Sports is about to roll out a line of ski frames that allow skiers to strap into their bindings while wearing snowboard boots. After four years of development, the Envy Ski Frame

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