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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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Winter Park seeks donations for housing assistance fund

October 16, 2017 — The town of Winter Park is seeking donations from residents to assist with the Winter Park Affordable Housing Assistance Fund; a donor advised fund ran through the Grand Foundation meant to help individuals that can't afford housing in the Fraser Valley. Winter Park recently unveiled

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Will Delay: King of Middle Park High School

October 16, 2017 — With nine minutes left on the clock the Middle Park Panthers are crushing the Jefferson Saints, 63-0. In reality the game has been over for a while, and the crowd knows it. They're chatty and cold, waiting for the clock to hit zero so they

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Panthers volleyball extend win streak on the court

October 15, 2017 — Middle Park's lady Panthers continued a string of dominating performances late last week with two solid victories over the Bennett Tigers and the Platte Canyon Huskies. Last week's dual wins pushed the Panthers most recent winning streak to five, placing the ladies' record at 13-2

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Arapahoe Basin once again country’s first ski area to open, marking start of 2017-2018 season

October 15, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened to a crowd of thousands on Friday morning, becoming the first ski area in the country to open full-time and marking the start of a season featuring new expansions and upgrades at resorts statewide. As 9 a.m. approached, the lift

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Looking for a shoulder-season escape? Here are 5 small-town getaways in northern Colorado

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Things tend to quiet down a bit during the shoulder season. Is it too quiet for your liking? If you're feeling adventurous, here are a few places just north of Eagle County to get out and go explore. Yampa Where: Southern Routt County;

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Help sought to locate Rangely man, missing since late September

October 15, 2017 — The Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to locate a missing man. Peter Christian Ruffner, 66, of Rangely, was reported missing Oct. 8. Ruffner is a white male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and about 220 pounds. Ruffner has not been seen

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Sage grouse review prioritizes state input, economic, energy concerns

October 15, 2017 — The swing of the political pendulum has thrust the greater sage grouse back in the national spotlight this year, as federal agencies reassess the hard-won, Obama-era sage grouse protection plans. The plans were finalized by the Bureau of Land Management in 2015 after years of collaboration,

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A bear in Steamboat Springs is targeting unlocked cars, and it’s working

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Residents in a Steamboat Springs neighborhood are on alert for a bear that has been targeting their cars. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is aware of the issue. "Everyone needs to remember to lock their vehicles and the main level doors and windows,"

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Vail Resorts executive leaves for new role at Steamboat Ski Area

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ski industry veteran and hospitality executive Rob Spence has been named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s new vice president of food and beverage. Before joining the Steamboat Springs team, Spence was the vice president of mountain dining for Vail Resorts, based in

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Veteran Army combat medic sprung into action when teenage girl fell from fourth-floor hotel balcony in Glenwood Springs

October 15, 2017 — Brandon Murphy had just married his wife, Dana, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs on Saturday. The Denver natives had decided to stay in Glenwood Springs for a couple days for a “mini honeymoon.” When they checked out of their penthouse Tuesday morning, the

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Summit County, Utah to transition to 100 percent renewable electric energy

October 14, 2017 — Summit County’s elected officials agreed last week to help the community completely transition to renewable electric energy by the year 2032 as part of the county’s ongoing effort to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The Summit County Council joined only three other confirmed counties

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Musings on avalanches, prevention and the unforgiving wild (column)

October 14, 2017 — As the years pass by, it seems to be a regular occurrence, the death of fellow mountain lovers to the mountains. Every year the mountains take us to heights of pleasure and depths of despair. We are elevated by their elevations and beauty. We are

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Mustangs complete third straight shutout in win over Rangely

October 14, 2017 — The West Grand Mustangs continue to assert their dominance over the rest of the Northwest League, improving to a perfect 7-0 after a 46-0 stomping of the Rangely Panthers on Friday night. The win moves West Grand to the third ranked 8-man team in the

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Panthers shine in dominant homecoming victory

October 13, 2017 — The Middle Park Football Panthers looked unstoppable against Jefferson High School tonight, trouncing the Saints 69-0 and taking home their third win of the year under the friday night lights. On a night full of fanfare and celebration the Panthers didn't disappoint a rousing homecoming

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Happenings in East Grand School District

October 13, 2017 — • The fourth grade at Fraser Valley Elementary has new pen pals. Children from the Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumbu Region of Nepal. Peggy Smith and Jean Wolter introduced us to Tashi and Lapka. There were over in Nepal last fall and visited the

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The Fitness Trail: The secret fitness formula

October 13, 2017 — The "secret" fitness formula really is no secret. Most individuals that observe healthier and fitter individuals than themselves, might like to think there is a secret. However, there is no magic to becoming fit. It is tough, hard work and those that put in the

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Paul B. Jacobs, 1966-2017

October 13, 2017 — Paul B. Jacobs, 50, died early in the morning on Oct. 1, 2017. Paul was born in Michigan, the second son of Earl Sr. and Dorothy (Ravare) Jacobs. Paul was raised and educated in Kansas City, Mo., and had been a resident of the Granby

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10 months after fatality, Granby Ranch chairlift drive to be replaced

October 13, 2017 — Nearly 10 months after a fatal fall at Ski Granby Ranch, officials from the ranch have confirmed plans to replace the lift's drive system, which state investigators pointed to as the cause of the incident that killed Texas woman Kelly Huber. In an email to

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Complaint against Granby Ranch dismissed

October 13, 2017 — Colorado's Passenger Tramway Safety Board has dismissed a complaint filed against local resort property Granby Ranch over an allegation that the Ranch left a 14-year-old child on a lift after the end of operations one evening in 2014. Lee Rasizer, spokesman for the safety board,

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