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Letters to the editor: We hope you, too, are appalled by the events in Charlottesville

August 17, 2017 — We hope you, too, are appalled by the events in Charlottesville The horrific events that took place this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., have once again ripped at the heart of our country and its people. As we continue to read about and see the […]

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Winter Park officially joins climate compact

August 17, 2017 — The town of Winter Park voted unanimously on Tuesday to officially join the Compact of Colorado Communities. Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron established the compact in May as a means to enhance local governments' capacity to fight climate change and promote clean energy. The resolution lays […]

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Love is in the (thin) air: The story of the Cozens and Engel families

August 17, 2017 — The love stories of two of the Fraser Valley's most influential couples will be highlighted at the upcoming Taste of History Champagne Brunch and Social, one of the premier social and philanthropic events of the summer. The theme for this year's Taste of History, the […]

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Grand County police blotter: Snoozing outside McDonald’s; doing drugs in bathrooms

August 16, 2017 — MONDAY, Aug. 14 Fire call — Officials with East Grand Fire Department responded at around 8:20 a.m. to the Fraser Valley Sports Complex in Tabernash on a report of a strong smell of natural gas in the area of the hockey arena. It was found […]

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UPDATED: Officials ID man who died in rollover Wednesday morning

August 16, 2017 — UPDATE – 1 p.m. Wednesday Local officials have released the name of the man who died in a fatal rollover accident on Highway 40 Wednesday morning as 27-year-old Levii Norwood. According to officials from the Colorado State Patrol Norwood’s last official residence was listed at […]

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Third crash in Grand County this week claims life of man, 27

August 16, 2017 — A week of deadly traffic crashes continued Wednesday morning in Grand County with a single-vehicle rollover fatality, the third fatal traffic incident in Grand County in the last five days. According to officials from the Colorado State Patrol, the rollover crash occurred around 1 a.m. […]

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Push it to the limit: Grand County adaptive skier prepping for 2018 Paralympics

August 16, 2017 — Joy Rondeau knows what it means to push herself to the limits. The young Grand County woman was recently honored by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame for her athletic achievements and is training tirelessly in hopes of representing the US at the 2018 Paralympic […]

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Brower: Sound economic principles the same wherever you go

August 15, 2017 — The rain drops tap away on the roof of my pop-up camper here in the "wilds" of Custer City, S.D. I'm on vacation and no matter how hard I try, I can't get my work out of my mind. I drive through tourist towns here […]

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Zoomer Boomer: No whining: Avoid the festival of self-pity

August 15, 2017 — Our soon-to-arrive fall with mountain vistas of Aspens and golden willows combine to provide that uniqueness that is Colorado, that is Colorado mountain biking. Take our local hills and combine them with older muscles, cooler temperatures, a few extra pounds, with perhaps not enough time […]

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Grand County real estate transactions

August 15, 2017 — Transactions from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12. Lake Forest Subdivision Lot 38, Block 2 – Stephanie and Joseph Gruber, Heidi and Richard Mori to Heidi and Richard Mori, $448,000 Hi Country Haus Bldg 2, Unit 10 – Diane Dennis to Creekside Cabin Winter Park LLC, […]

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Hamilton: The Phuoc Vinh Flying Club

August 15, 2017 — Those who remember the TV series "*M*A*S*H" will recall the zany antics engaged in by the medics to keep themselves sane in the midst of the Korean War insanity. Vietnam was no different. From 1968 to 1971, the headquarters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division […]

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Muftic: The power of slogans, for good and evil

August 15, 2017 — In political marketing, successful slogans can determine the winner. Donald Trump's win was largely due to a visceral and effective use of a slogan, "Make America Great Again." The most effective slogans inspire people, and give them hope. They can also resonate with their worst […]

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‘No agenda’: Granby gets new town trustee

August 15, 2017 — Local resident Nick Raible was sworn in as the newest member of the Granby Town Board earlier this summer after the resignation of former trustee Jane Harmon in early June. Raible, who ran for trustee in the spring of 2016 but was not elected, was […]

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UPDATED: Police ID man that died after crashing into heavy machinery along Highway 40

August 15, 2017 — Updated: 10 p.m. Tuesday Authorities have identified the man pronounced dead Tuesday after the truck he was driving crashed alongside Highway 40 as Jason Christensen, 36, of White Rocks, Utah. Christensen was the sole occupant of a Chevrolet K2500 pickup truck that crashed just after […]

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On the record: Recording studio opens in Winter Park

August 15, 2017 — A new Class-A destination recording studio opened up in downtown Winter Park this week, offering a state-of-the-art live room, gear and mountain inspiration. The studio, Eagle Wind Sound, is run by local producer and recording artist, PJ Olsson, and his partner, Tony Rosacci. On top […]

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Grand County police blotter: Bears, moose on the loose; Free Masons ‘following’ man

August 15, 2017 — THURSDAY, Aug. 10 Vehicle crash — Law enforcement responded at around 9 a.m. to Boxwell Construction Co. in Tabernash on a report of a concrete truck that crashed into a pickup truck. One adult male involved in the collision was treated for possible head injuries. […]

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Cielo Vista Ranch — and its fourteener — in San Luis Valley sells after listing for $105 million

August 15, 2017 — The storied Cielo Vista Ranch in the San Luis Valley has sold after listing for $105 million. The sale of the 83,000-acre ranch marks the largest U.S. ranch sale in 2017. The details of the sale and the identity of the buyer were not disclosed. […]

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Police ID man who died in crash south of Kremmling; criminal charges follow for driver

August 14, 2017 — Police have identified the man who lost his life after a crash Saturday south of Kremmling as 33-year-old Brian Ward of Denver. Ward and seven other individuals were involved in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 12 on Highway 9 south of […]

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Team rescues missing party in Rocky Mountain National Park

August 12, 2017 — Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members located Steve Elliott, a man who was reported missing Saturday morning, hours later at the base of Clark’s Arrow. Elliott’s condition warranted aid from rescuers, who then ascended to the Loft and planned to descend to […]

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Mountain Life Fitness to hold third Spin for the Stars fundraiser

August 12, 2017 — The third annual Spin for the Stars event hosted by Mountain Life Fitness will return to Granby this weekend. The event is a two-hour fundraiser for the Shining Stars Foundation, thrown by Mountain Life Fitness Owner Jackie Wright. The fundraiser goes from 8 a.m. to […]

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