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The sound of one shoe flapping

This is not an original thought but one worth mentioning frequently: There are fundamental differences between men and women that go far beyond plumbing. Women gather while men hunt, may have been true when the first woman slipped into a leopard skin but today it just isn’t that way. The role of women has changed so much throughout history that it’s hard to deny the growing body of science that argues for alien influence. Nowhere are the differences more evident than the shopping mall where you’ll find women hunters so ruthless as to make Daniel Boone flinch. Take my wife, for instance. Normally, when my wife goes shopping at the mall, I’m content to be chained up to the parking meter with a bowl of water and a small bag of trail mix. I wait patiently for her return. Recognizing that most men are unable to shop for shoes sober, canny retailers are putting liquor bars into shoe stores. When a shoe clerk comes up and offers to help, shopping seems easier when you can reply, “Yes, a Grey Goose martini, my good man, and, uh, why don’t you bring me a little something brown for the feet.” Women are different. They’ll leave a trail of burned-out, smoldering shoe salesmen in their wake, searching for the ultimate shoe. The perfect pair of shoes, like the truth, is out there somewhere. Here’s what I don’t get: Women will shop for shoes to match the imagined color of a not-yet-purchased ensemble, to wear at some function they haven’t decided whether to attend. That’s way too complex for the normal guy to follow, hence, the magnificent pairing of liquor and wingtips. Simplify, simplify. Women enjoy buying shoes. Men need to be anesthetized to give up their favorite pair. Men will completely ignore a hole in the sole or a toe sticking out the side. Take my wife, please. On a recent trip my wife bought a pair of shoes that was so delicious, the hound couldn’t contain herself and ate the right one of the pair. I reordered another pair for another eighty bucks. The hound ate the right one again a couple of days later. The third pair arrived in about a week. My wife wore them one time and announced they were, “uncomfortable.” Two hundred and forty bucks to find out they’re “uncomfortable?” Why couldn’t she have determined they were “uncomfortable” way back when Nordstrom’s still owned the first pair? She’ll narrow it down to two pairs, each located in stores at opposite ends of the mall. This is the point where I begin howling to go home. But for her, that’s when the hunt begins in earnest. I beg her tearfully, “I’m tired. Can I sit in the bar and enjoy a delicious root beer while you decide which pair you want?” She says, “Of course you can’t go to the bar, ya’ big galoot. How will I know which pair you like best?” I start howling in earnest, “Oh Baby, Baby, Baby, I love you, please, please, buy both pairs so we can go home.” SHE SAYS, “But, I only need one pair right now. I don’t think I’ll need another for three or four days.” SHE MEANS, “Oh, I’m going to get both pair, all right, but I’m going to drag you around this mall like a pull-toy, until you force me at gunpoint to buy both of them, so I don’t feel guilty about being extravagant.” It started when I was a kid. I remember how unutterably cool I felt to walk through the kitchen with the sole of one shoe almost torn off the upper. I was so proud of the unique, personal noise I had created. “Mom! Mom, look at the noise I made,” I cried, dragging my foot across the linoleum, shhhup-flapp, shhhup-flapp, shhhup-flapp, with each step. My mom stared at the source of my delight, looked at me with her eyes bugged and shrieked, “LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO YOUR SHOE!” “Yeah,” I bragged. The moment that followed impressed upon me forever the different values men and women place upon footwear. My wife thinks shoe shopping is a woman’s inalienable right. See, there’s that alien thing again.

Friday Report: Size 9, please, and a shot of tequila

Some lessons we get early. I was just a little kid but I remember how unutterably cool I felt walking through the kitchen after a little playground 'incident' with the sole of one shoe completely torn off the upper. I was very proud of the unique, personal noise I had created. "Mom! Mom, look at the noise I made," I cried, dragging my foot across the floor, ssh-flapp, ssh-flapp, ssh-flapp, with each step. My mom screamed, "LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO YOUR SHOE!" "Yeah," I bragged with a grin. The moment that followed impressed upon me forever the different values men and women place upon footwear. I used to think men and women were similar with the exception of a few plumbing alternatives. Time has shown me that women are actually quite the opposite of men, much more than I had originally thought. They are truly different. Since I married one, I can say with authority that they are aliens from a different galaxy sent here to confuse and confound Earth's true children, the male race. Recognizing that most women take somewhat longer than men to decide upon a shoe purchase, savvy retailers are locating their shoe stores near bars and in some cases, like Nordstrom, putting a full liquor bar smack dab in the middle of their shoe department, "Yes, my good man, I'll have a Wild Turkey Manhattan, please, better make it a double, and, uh, why don't you bring me a little something brown for the feet, thank you." It's different with women. They'll leave a trail of burnt, smoldering shoe salesmen searching for the ultimate shoe. It's out there somewhere; they just need to find it. Get this: a woman will shop for a pair of shoes to match the imagined color of a not-yet-purchased dress, to wear to some function they haven't decided whether to attend. That's way too complex for the normal guy to follow, hence, the bar in the shoe store. Simplify, simplify. Women enjoy buying shoes. Men need a barrel of beer to give up a pair with a hole in the toe. Take my wife, please. She'll narrow it down to two pairs, each located in stores at opposite ends of the mall. This is the point where I begin roaring like a Howler monkey to go home, but for her, that's when the hunt gets exciting. This kind of intensity frightens me, so I beg, "Would it be okay if I stopped for a delicious jug of tequila while you decide which pair you want?" She says, "Of course you can't, silly. How will I know which one you like best?" I start sobbing in earnest, "Oh Baby, Baby, I love you, please, please, let me buy both pairs so we can go home." SHE SAYS, "Oh, well, actually, I only need one pair right now. I don't think I'll need another for three or four days." SHE MEANS, "Of course I'm getting both pairs, but I've drug you all over this mall like a pull-toy until you beg to buy them so I don't feel guilty about being extravagant." My wife thinks shoe shopping is a woman's inalienable right. See, there's that alien thing again.

Grand County: Four mountain golf course offer fun, challenge

In addition to its excellent wintertime skiing and great mountain biking in the summer, Grand County has become a Mecca for golfers with some of the best mountain courses to be found in the Rockies.Grand County has a total of four courses for golfers to enjoy. The oldest is the Grand Lake Golf Course, which opened in 1968, followed in 1985 by the Pole Creek Golf Course located outside of Tabernash in the Fraser Valley.The countys opportunities for golf were further enhanced in recent years by the opening of two courses in the Granby area. In 2001, the Headwaters Golf Course at Granby Ranch opened its fairways to golfers, followed in 2002 by the Grand Elk Golf Course.Grand LakeCourse name: Grand Lake Golf CourseWebsite: http://www.grandlakegolf.coAddress: 1415 County Road 48, Grand LakePhone number: (970) 627-8872 or (970) 627-8008Type: Public, 18 hole regulationGreen fees: 18 holes, $64; 9 holes, $49Tee times: Call 970-627-8008 for reservations. Weekdays: call seven days in advance.Weekends & Holidays: Can call at 7:00 a.m.Dress code: Shirt and shoes required.Designer: Dick PhelpsTee boxes: Women Red 5,678; Front 9, 35.1/128; Back 9, 35.9/131; 18-hole, 71.0/129Women White 6,310 yards; Front 9, 36.9/135; Back 9, 37.4/141; 18-hole, 74.3/139Men White 6,316 yards; Front 9, 34.6/118; Back 9, 34.9/115; 18-hole, 69.5/117Men Blue 6,542 yards; Front 9, 35.1/121; Back 9, 35.4/117; 18-hole, 70.5/119Practice: A driving range and putting green are available.Amenities: restaurant/lounge, pro shop, beverage cart.Misc. info: Known as the Crown Jewel of Mountain Courses, the Grand Lake Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course, carved out of the woods at an elevation of 8,420 feet bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. Its narrowly rolling fairways surround well-tended, subtle greens. The majestic Rocky Mountains, some still capped by the winter snows, tower high above golfers offering exclusive and unique panoramic views. Directions: From Denver or Steamboat, take US Hwy 34 East at the intersection of US Hwy 40 and Highway 34 and go 16 miles to County Road 48 and turn left at the sign marked Golf Course Road. From Estes Park, take the road over Trail Ridge Pass, after leaving the park exit gate, go to County Road 48 and at the Golf Course sign, turn right at the sign marked Golf Course Road.Pole CreekCourse name: Pole Creek Golf Club – Meadow/RanchWebsite: http://www.polecreekgolf.comAddress: 5827 County Road 51, Tabernash, CO 80478Phone number: 800-511-5076Type: Public, 27-hole regulationGreen fees: $69-$99Tee times: Call 970-887-9195 for reservations. Registration can be done 30 days online. Call for reservation if further out than 30 days.Dress code: Collared shirt, spikeless shoes, no cut-offs.Designer: Denis GriffithsTee boxes: Women Red 4,928 yards; Front 9, 34.4/124; Back 9, 34.6/130; 18-hole, 69.0/127Women Gold 5,497 yards; Front 9, 35.4/138; Back 9, 36.1/138; 18-hole, 71.5/138Women White 6,398 yards; Front 9, 38.0/151; Back 9, 38.6/155; 18-hole, 76.6/153Men Gold 5,571 yards; Front 9, 33.0/117; Back 9, 33.5/128; 18-hole, 66.5/122Men White 6,413 yards; Front 9, 34.9/137; Back 9, 36.1/131; 18-hole, 71.0/135Men Blue 7,107 yards; Front 9, 36.6/142; Back 9, 37.1/148; 18-hole, 73.7/145Practice: Grass driving range, putting green and separate chipping green with sand bunker.Amenities: Pro shop are available. On-site catering with clubhouse, restaurant and beverage cart service.Misc. info: Golfers can treat themselves to 27 holes of classic mountain golf on Pole Creeks three distinct courses: The Ranch, The Meadow and The Ridge. Pole Creeks design incorporates existing lodgepole pine, valley meadows, sagebrush and a variety of water hazards including five lakes to create a diverse course appealing to a wide range of golfers. The Ranch 9 and The Meadow 9 wander through lush fields, while The Ridge 9 showcases what golf pro JT Thompson calls the most spectacular view in Colorado.Directions: Take I-70 to Exit 232 (Hwy 40), and go north through Winter Park. At the 220 mile-marker, turn left and follow signs to the course.HeadwatersCourse name: Headwaters Golf Course at Granby RanchWebsite: http://www.granbyranch.comAddress: 2579 County Road 894, Granby, CO 80446Phone number: (970) 887-2709Type: Public, 18-hole regulationGreen fees: $60-$80Tee Times: Available online or call the pro shop.Dress code: Traditional golf attire.Designer: Mike AsmundsonTee boxes: Women Rose 5,310 yards; Front 9, 34.3/118; Back 9, 33.8/123; 18-hole, 68.1/121Women Green 6,024 yards; Front 9, 36.3/123; Back 9, 35.9/131; 18-hole, 72.2/127Men Green 6,024 yards; Front 9, 33.9/115; Back 9, 33.3/111; 18-hole, 67.2/113Men White 6,602 yards; Front 9, 35.1/122; Back 9, 34.9/120; 18-hole, 70.0/121Men Gold 7,210 yards; Front 9, 36.5/131; Back 9, 36.4/122; 18-hole, 72.9/127Practice: Grass driving range and putting green.Amenities: Driving range (double-ended), 3 practice greens, John Jacobs Golf School, snack bar & grill, indoor/outdoor seating, GPSMisc. info: The Headwaters Golf Course is set amid the beauty of the Fraser River Valley just outside the town of Granby. Headwaters provides a beautiful and challenging round of golf for players of all abilities. Elevated tees offer splendid views of mountains, wetlands and lush alpine meadows. Its groomed fairways wind around strategically placed bunkers, lakes and ponds.Directions: Take I-70 to U.S. Hwy 40. Go west about 42 miles to the Headwaters Golf Course/Sol Vista Ski Area entrance. Follow signs east 1.5 miles to course. Grand ElkCourse name: Grand Elk Ranch & ClubWebsite: 1300 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO 80446Phone number: 887-389-9333Type: Semi-private, 18-hole regulationTee Times: Call 970-887-9122 for reservations. Seven days in advance. Members only until 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.Dress Code: Collared shirt, no jeans.Designer: Craig Stadler and Tripp Davis Tee boxes: Women Gold 5,092 yards; Front 9, 34.5/120; Back 9, 35.0/128; 18-hole, 69.5/124Women Green 5,611 yards; Front 9, 35.5/126; Back 9, 36.1/134; 18-hole, 71.6/130Women White 6,233 yards; Front 9, 37.5/132; Back 9, 37.4/145; 18-hole, 74.9/139Men Green 5,611 yards; Front 9, 32.9/116; Back 9, 33.9/114; 18-hole, 66.8/115Men White 6,233 yards; Front 9, 34.6/126; Back 9, 34.7/116; 18-hole, 69.3/120Men Blue 6,608 yards; Front 9, 35.4/126; Back 9, 35.8/128; 18-hole, 71.2/127Men Black 6,997 yards; Front 9, 36.1/127; Back 9, 36.4/132; 18-hole, 72.5/130Practice: Grass driving range and putting green.Amenities: Clubhouse and restaurant, on-site catering and GPS included with cart fee.Misc. info: The Grand Elk Golf Course is a par 71 masterwork playing 7,144 yards from the back tees. Echoing the attributes of traditional Heathland courses in the British Isles, the course features gently rolling fairways and strategically placed hazards. The variations in tee boxes will provide a test for the low handicapper or a fun round for the recreational golfer.Directions: Take I-70 west to Hwy 40. Take Hwy 40 north to Granby. The course is southwest of Granby off of Hwy 40. Turn left on Thompson Drive (at City Market), then right on Ten Mile Drive and follow to clubhouse.

Irish-American Hall of Fame to induct Grand County’s Emily Warner

On April 23 Grand County's own Emily Hanrahan Warner will be inducted into the Irish-American Hall of Fame at a Grand Gala at America's Irish-American Heritage Center in Chicago, Ill. In addition to Emily Warner, for whom Granby/Grand County Airport — Emily Warner Field is named, the 2016 class of Irish-American Hall of Fame inductees includes, among others; actors, Spencer Tracy and Brian Dennehy; Baseball Hall of Famer, Ryan Nolan; and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Frank McCourt. In a press release from the Irish-American Hall of Fame, dated February 1, 2016, the Hall lauded Emily as follows: "Emily Hanrahan Howell Warner was born in North Denver, Colorado in 1939. Inspired by aviation as a teenager, Emily quietly paid for her aviation training by working two jobs as a department store sales clerk and secretary for Clinton Aviation. At 18 years old, she announced she had earned her pilot's license. On April 10, 1973, Emily Hanrahan's dreams took flight despite that common wisdom was 'girls could and should not fly.' She broke the glass ceiling of the flight deck becoming the first woman hired by a U.S. scheduled airline carrier as a pilot (in modern times) and took the controls of the Frontier Airline 737 flight #379A. In 1974, she became the first woman member of ALPA-Air Line Pilot Association. By 1976, Emily became America's first female Airline Captain. That same year, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum permanently enshrined her airline pilot uniform in Washington, D.C. Over the years, Emily Hanrahan Warner has been named Amelia Earhart Woman of the Year (1982), and been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (2002). She has been named a Living Legend of Aviation (2007). In 2014 she was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame." For over a quarter century, Emily and her late husband, Julius, lived at Ouray Ranch just north of Granby. Emily and Julius based their Cessna Skylane at the airport that now bears her name where Emily gave free instruction and check rides to local pilots, was a founding member of the Friends of the Granby Airport, Inc. and an early member of Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) Chapter 1267. She was the first member of the Colorado Pilots Association, a long-time member of AOPA, the Colorado 99s, and a laureate of the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame. Emily is one of three Grand County women who are in the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. On July 11, 2015, the Granby/Grand County Airport was renamed in her honor during the annual EAA fly-in/pancake breakfast. Also, on that date was the Grand Opening of the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum inside the former Rocky Mountain Airways terminal building. The Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum will resume its Friday and Saturday operating hours this spring.

Glenwood Canyon daytime closure Tuesday

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will move forward with a full closure of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8. Daytime closure will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m from exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to exit 133 (Dotsero). Weather permitting, crews are planning to utilize a helicopter to put rockfall netting in place on the slope where the original slide occurred. The construction team will also take the opportunity to continue road repairs on both the westbound and eastbound decks. Safety closures of the Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek and Shoshone rest areas remain in effect while traffic is in the head-to-head configuration. Bair Ranch (on the east side) and No Name (west side) rest areas will remain open. The Glenwood Canyon Bike Path remains closed as well. (Please note, local traffic coming from the west can travel as far as No Name; local traffic from the east can travel as far as Bair Ranch during this daytime closure.) ALTERNATE ROUTES/TRAFFIC IMPACTS: Front Range motorists/Summit County/westbound motorists CO 9 (Silverthorne) to US 40 (Steamboat Springs) west on US 40 (Craig) south to CO 13 (Rifle) Eagle County/westbound motorists CO 131 at Wolcott to Steamboat Springs, west on US 40 to Craig, then south on CO 13 to Rifle and back to I-70. This is a 203-mile alternate route that will take about three hours and 50 minutes to travel. This detour adds 146 miles and about three hours to a regular trip from Wolcott to Rifle on I-70, which is 67 miles or about 45 minutes. South alternate route Uses US 50. Access to US 50 is available via Grand Junction for eastbound drivers and for westbound drivers by way of US 24/285 through the Salida area from the Front Range. (Please note, there is construction on US 24 over Trout Creek Pass east of Johnson Village in Chaffee County into early March; some blasting and up to 30-minute delays may be encountered.)

The Friday Report

In last week’s column, I misspelled my wife’s hometown of Pittsburg, Kansas. I spelled it like the Pennsylvania city of Pittsburgh, adding an extraneous “h” to the end of the Kansas version. So a public retraction of the offending letter and all due apologies to the 20,000 folks who live in this southeast Kansas town of Pittsburg. And a special apology goes out to sharp-eyed Fraser resident who elbowed me in the ribs when she read it. Among several dozen other things, I think it’s funny that women make such a big deal about men never stopping to ask directions. They don’t realize the problem isn’t that men are always getting lost, and the problem isn’t that men are too proud to ask a stranger how far it is to the next town. No. The problem is that men and women aren’t ever going to the same place. After the wedding cake wears off, couples are darned lucky to find they’re even headed in the same direction. Nonetheless, I think I got this business about the difference between men and women figured out. So much so, that I have explained my feelings in a five-syllable, two-line haiku about it: Women Fret, Men Beer. Well, I didn’t claim it was great haiku, you know, it was sort of off the top of my head. I believe that appreciation of Japanese poetry requires a better fondness for tofu than I have. Now that you mention it, I can’t think of anything with a name that end in the letter “u.” Well, that’s not true, there’s you, Subaru and tutu, hopefully never together in the same sentence. Women don’t play fair because they make up rules. “If your sunglasses slide across the dashboard when you’re going around a corner, that means you’re going too fast.” Come on, Lady, please, just pick ’em up and hand ’em back. And speaking of wee monologues in your ear, there is a small voice swimming around in a women’s gene pool that tells them that they periodically need to refeather their nest, i.e., remodel the home. This gene is so totally absent in men. Men would prefer to marry, raise a family, and die in their college dorm, surrounded by familiar things that they find comforting, like beer and empty pizza boxes. Women will leave an entire mall full of burnt, smoldering, shoe salesmen searching for evening footwear that will match the imagined color of a not-yet-purchased ensemble to wear to an event they haven’t decided if they’re going to. This is way too deep for guys to comprehend. Guys only have to choose between brown and black. Finally, she has narrowed it down to two pairs, one at each end of the mall. This is where, for her, the hunt begins. And, likewise, this is where, for me, the howling to go home begins. But I know from bitter experience, the only resolution is to buy both pair, and that’s what this has all been about from the start. I have to cajole and beg her into both purchases as the price of my returning to the security and comfort of couch and big screen, thereby making the extravagance of buying two pairs of shoes, when only one pair is going to the ball, entirely my fault. It’s no wonder I can’t stick to a budget.

Woman who allegedly posed as another bicyclist in the Leadville 100 must write apology letter, won’t go to jail

EAGLE COUNTY – A Vail area woman accused of using another racer’s bib in the Leadville 100 last year won’t go to jail. Wendy Lyall, 35, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Monday in Lake County District Court, District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said. The charge is third degree criminal trespass. Lyall’s sentence was deferred for one year as long as she meets certain conditions, Hurlbert said. Lyall must take bicycle safety education and write a letter of apology to the race organizers and community, Hurlbert said. “As long as she does what we ask and stays clean, it will drop off her record,” he said. Lyall could face up to 6 months in county jail if she violates the conditions of the deferred sentence, he said. Originally, Lyall had been charged with criminal impersonation, a felony that could bring up to 18 months in prison. That charge was dropped in a plea bargain Hurlbert reached Monday with Lyall’s attorney. “I think, given the crime, given the fact that she had as spotless criminal history, this is a fair agreement,” Hurlbert said. Lyall’s attorney, Terry O’Connor, could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon. The other Vail area woman involved in the alleged bib swap, Katie Brazelton, 40, is set to appear in court June 7. She also faces a criminal impersonation charge. Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville 100, has said he pulled some strings to get Brazelton an entry into the popular bicycle race, which occurs each August. “Then, apparently, for whatever reason, she decided that she didn’t want to race, and Wendy Lyall raced under her name,” Chlouber said earlier. Lyall raced in the 40- to 49-year-old division, and placed second, earning a gold pin and a silver belt buckle, Chlouber said. One of the women – it’s not clear which – stood on the podium and accepted prizes in front of 700 to 1,000 people, Chlouber said. “One of them had the audacity to stand up in front of all those people knowing they had cheated,” he said. Chlouber said he’s satisfied with the plea bargain, noting he never intended for the women to go to jail. “All I’ve asked for is a complete explanation so, hopefully, we can prevent that sort of thing from happening again,” he said. Staff Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

Hamilton – Grand County has unique opportunity to rename Granby Airport

To the Editor:The Central Region of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is pleased to join with the Colorado Chapter of the 99s (the International Organization of Women Pilots), The Colorado Pilots Association, the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, the Living Legends of Aviation Organization, the Colorado Aviation Historical Society, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1267, and the Friends of the Granby Airport Inc. in support of renaming the Granby/Grand County Airport to include the name of Colorado’s most famous female aviator and Grand County’s own, Emily Howell Warner.Becoming the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a scheduled U.S. airline was just the first of Emily Howell Warner’s aviation records. She led the first-ever, all-female, airline crew and was the first woman to be designated by the FAA to be a federal flight examiner.Space does not permit a complete listing of the myriad aviation accomplishments which have elevated her into the Living Legends of American Aviation, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, just to name a few.Renaming airports for famous persons is a no-cost way of attracting tourism and national media attention and, for that reason, is a fairly common practice. For example, Chuck Yeager Airport in West Virginia, and John Wayne Airport in California. With the local airport now in first-class condition, Grand County has a unique and historic opportunity to include one of the Living Legends of American Aviation in the name of that airport.Bill HamitonAOPA Central Region Representativefor CO, WY, ND, SD and NE

WOWEE to host healing workshop

To celebrate its One Year Anniversary, Women's Outdoor Weekends Empowerment Enrichment Enlightenment presents "What Will Set You Free," from inspirational author, leader and teacher Cynthia James. During this two-day workshop, James will explore methods of healing to move beyond fears, doubts and painful experiences to reclaim life. James shows participants why nothing from the past has to define the future. This work is intended specifically for those who are suffering, paralyzed or blocked from living the fullness of their lives as a result of pain or trauma from the past. WOWEEE will host this workshop for both women and men. The event will be held in Tabernash at Church of Eternal Hills Fellowship Hall, from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Registration cost is $125, which includes workshop materials, snacks and lunch. Register by Sept. 9 online at or by phoning Pat Jacques at 970-726-6830. Grand County's Pat Jacques founded WOWEEE (Women's Outdoor Weekends Empowerment Enrichment Enlightenment) in 2012 with the purpose of creating a safe, peaceful and joyous space for women to find and embrace their true greatness and power.

Grand County pilot enshrined in Aviation Hall Fame

On Oct. 4, 2014, former longtime Grand County resident Emily Howell Warner will be enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame at a gala banquet in Dayton, Ohio, which is known as America's "Oscar Night of Aviation." For more than 25 years, Emily and her late husband, Julius, developed and lived at Ouray Ranch just north of Granby and kept their Cessna 182 at the Granby/Grand County Airport. The Warners were founding members of the Friends of the Granby Airport Inc. and Emily is a current member of Middle Park Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1267. Emily, America's first female jet airline captain and the first woman to lead an all-woman airline crew, will join such previous inductees as: Buzz Aldrin, Eileen Collins, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, Bob Hoover, Bill Lear, Charles Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, William Piper, and Chuck Yeager. Only 15 other women aviators have ever been enshrined by the National Aviation Hall of Fame. "While I am honored to be known as 'America's First Lady of the Airline Flight Deck'," said Emily "my heart has always been with smaller aircraft such as the Cessna 182 that Julius and I kept at the Granby Airport. Some of my fondest memories are of providing flight checks for local pilots and of working together to repaint the barrels around the wind-direction indicator and doing the airport clean-up, fix-up projects." In 1973, Emily received the Amelia Earhart Award as the outstanding woman in U.S. aviation. Her airline captain's uniform hangs in the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1983, she was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame. In 1992, Warner was inducted into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame. In 1993, her name was installed in the International Forest of Friendship. The Emily Howell Warner Aviation Education Resource Center was established in the Granby Public Library in 1994. In 1994, the Colorado Senate passed Resolution 94-29: Honoring Captain Emily Warner for her achievements in aviation history. She was inducted into the Colorado Wings over the Rockies Museum in 2000, the, National Women's Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2010, Warner served as the Grand Marshal for Granby's Fourth of July Parade.