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Update: Fireworks investigator confirms faulty shell at fault in July 4 Grand Lake fireworks explosion

July 7 — The fireworks supplier for Grand Lake's Fourth of July fireworks show confirms one faulty shell was responsible for an explosion that prematurely ended the show. "A shell misfired in one of the mortars (launching tubes)," said Bevery Snyder of J & M Displays in Yarmouth, Iowa, who visited Grand Lake on July 5 and investigated the scene. "It went off in the tube and caused all the other shells to go off at the same time. That's what caused the explosion," she said. In the fireworks business, misfiring of shells is something that can happen, for which people should be prepared at all times, Snyder said. That is why there are strict guidelines about distance fireworks crews are from mortars, in accordance with The National Fire Protection Association. According to Snyder, the Grand Lake fireworks crew was the proper distance away when the shell misfired, which probably saved lives. Because the Grand Lake Fireworks Committee didn't get its money's-worth for the $23,000, show on the Fourth, J&M will be supplying fireworks for the town's Constitution Week show on Sept. 20 free of charge, Snyder said. "The community will have a whole other display," she said. "We're sorry that it happened and certainly glad our people are safe and the community is safe, That is our goal — a beautiful display and a safe display," she said. July 5 — Grand Lake fireworks facilitator Chuck Barry stood on the edge of the Grand Lake town dock early Saturday morning, July 5, peering into the water at a sunken barge split in two. Tears welled in his eyes. It was a very close call, and he was thinking of his two grandchildren, he said. He showed a gash on his left leg, from flying debris during the explosion. He would be heading to the clinic momentarily. He was humbled by what happened, and expressed deep relief no one had been hurt. "My dad's an emotional wreck," he said. "He thought he lost his son last night." The would-be 20-minute Grand Lake fireworks show around 10 p.m. on July 4 was cut short to 12 minutes due to what Barry says were two or more "faulty shells." He and his employee Chris Toller, called a shooter, had been out on an axillary barge, managing the $23,000 show when things went awry and an explosion took place, destroying and sinking one of three fireworks barges located about 700 feet from the Grand Lake shore. A faulty shell had toppled over and set off the finale prior to the end of the show, Barry said. Barry said his team has a protocol of weeding out unsafe shells. They were in shock by what went bad. In the 35 years the Barry family of B&K Explosives has run the Grand Lake fireworks show, a near-accident like this has never taken place, he said. Chuck's father Ray Barry originally started the fireworks tradition in Grand Lake. Grand Lake firefighters were at the town's shore early Saturday assisting in hauling in equipment and working to locate a winch to remove the sunken barges. A fireworks supply representative was en route to investigate the mishap, according to Doris Braun of the Grand Lake Fireworks committee. Braun said she saw flashes of red light at the barge during the explosion. The committee likely would be reimbursed for the eight-or-so minutes of lost fireworks, she said. "This has never happened before. I know these guys here do everything right," Meanwhile, Chuck reiterated he was utterly grateful no one got hurt, and was feeling remorseful for all the folks who traveled far to see Grand Lake's popular show high above Colorado's largest natural lake. "I just hope they come back next year because it's going to be better," Chuck said. "I'm an emotional wreck right now."

Grand County Real Estate Transactions

Scanloch Subdivision Lot 1, Block 2 – Gerald and Jo Ann Shumaker to Dylan and Gabrielle Taylor, $79,000 Winter Park Ranch 3rd Filing, Lot 62, Block 1 – Luanne Kay to Adam Gould and Veronica Callinan, $250,000 Winter Park Highlands Greenridge Lot 16 – Paul and Karen True Trust to Justin and Deborah Bridge, $207,000 Rio Rancho Small Tracts Sub Exempt Lot 1 – Larry and Judith Ware to Hadley and Joan Bradbury, $898,000 Columbine Lake Block 3, Lots 14,15 – Gerald and Kathryne Vanner to Benny and Susan Law, $285,000 Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 207, Block C – Aspen Meadows Condominiums LLC to Gordon McGlinchey and Brenda Kraft, $116,900 Winter Park Lodge II Bldg F, Unit 201 – Raymond and Judith Hall to Kenneth Richardson and Kelly Fraser, $137,500 Grand Country Estates TRT 77 – Richard Timothy Parry Living Trust to Cozens Pointe LLC, $65,000 Cozens Pointe at Grand Park Unit 201, Bldg B, Garage Unit B – Cozens Pointe LLC to Richard Parry and Abby Bleistein, $324,000 Villa Harbor Subdivision Lot 18 – Bell Crest Enterprises LLLP to William Henry Peltier III, $365,000 River Run Condominiums Unit 203, Bldg B – PennyMac Loan Services LLC to John and Barbara Rankin, $89,120 Copper Creek Lot 46 – John and Nancy Rice to Bruce Campbell, $299,999 Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 27, Unit 8 – Smith Family Trust to James Reasor and Margaret Copeland, $160,600 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 111, Timeshare No 111504 – Tom and Louise Massoni to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 99, Timeshare No 099649 – Leo and Ann Lussier to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 91, Timeshare No. 091535 – Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association to Michael B Ensley Revocable Trust, $500 E.J. Vulgamotts 1st Block 5, Lots 1,2, Tabernash – Steven and Charlene Hayward to Chuck and Marie Huston, $52,000 Yacht Club Estates Lot 5 – FDIC, Firstier Bank to Gary and Linda Knippa, $1,250,000 Lakota Flg 3, Tract C, Lot 33 – SNAD II LP to M6 Capital LLC, $975,000 Longview Addn/Hot Sulphur Springs Block 15, Lots 10,11,12 – John and Taura Perdue to Roger and Michelle Gable, $213,000 Exhibit “A” Not Attached for Legal Description – Liberty Savings Bank FSB to Allen Schrieber and Suzette Kynor, $13,000 Lakeview Subdivision Unit 2, Lot 1, Bldg B – Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Kenneth and Paulette Nolan, $106,000 Hamilton Hills Subdivision Exempt TRT 2 – Patricia Jacques to John and Florice Lietzke, $285,471 Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 064, Timeshare No. 064128 – David and Sharon Anderson to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500 Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 035, Timeshare No. 035126 – Thomas Farrel and Joann Debruin-Farrell to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500 Cozens Meadow at Grand Park Lot 3 – Grand Park Homes LLC to Robert and Debra Gnuse, $523,000 Pines at Meadow Ridge Court B U 6, Week 38 – Stephen and Susan Clemens to Naomi Yahn, $1,500 Slopeside Village Unit 113A, Bldg E – Stephen and Cary Paul to James Byerrum, $382,500 Fraser Crossing-Founders Pointe Condominium Unit 3611 – Smith Living Trust to Hyo and Jina Kim, $360,000

Grand Lake looks to the future with fireworks program

The sky was just beginning to spit a wet spring snow as the Grand Lake Board of Trustees met Monday to discuss the future of fireworks projects in town. The topic has created contention in the picturesque mountain community where the annual fireworks displays are a point of local pride and a major feature of the economy. The issues stem from plans to relocate aspects of the display preparations to a different location on Grand Lake and plans to repair a floating barge used as a launching platform for explosives. At the beginning of discussions Grand Lake Town Manager Jim White started off by emphatically stating all parties involved in the discussions want the fireworks to continue. "This has been a great tradition for many years," said White. 2014 In 2016 the Grand Lake looked to address public safety concerns relating to the fireworks. During 2014's Fourth of July show faulty shells lead to an explosion that resulted in injuries for Explosives operator Chuck Barry and caused one floating barge carrying the fireworks to break apart and sink into the lake. The mishap could have been fatal for Barry and cut the show from 20 minutes to 12. After the incident B&K Explosives, which oversaw the fireworks shows for 35 years, was no longer contracted and a different contractor was brought on. That incident prompted a review of safety procedures. A decision was subsequently made to load fireworks onto the barges from the far off East Inlet instead of the L-Dock near the Town beach. 2016 In 2016 the Fourth of July fireworks were delayed an hour after the fireworks barge became swamped in shallow water. Last year was the first year the fireworks were loaded from the East Inlet instead of the L-Dock. After the barge became swamped Grand Lake Fire crews freed it using the Department's fireboat. After the topic was introduced by Town Manager White Monday night various stakeholders addressed the Board. Fireworks Committee members Doris Braun and Kristeen Burkhardt addressed the board first. Braun began her comments by saying the Fireworks Committee is for utilizing the East Inlet to load the fireworks. FIREWORKS COMMITTEE Bruan and Burkhardt outlined requests the Fireworks Committee had for the town. Among the list of items was funds from the town to help renovate the fireworks barge and a guarantee the dock system being built at the East Inlet will extend far enough out to accommodate the loading of barges. The Committee also requested the town provide a boat to tow the barge from the loading dock to the staging area in the lake and back to the dock after the show. BARGE REPAIR As discussion continued debate circled around Town contributions to the barge project. The Board was presented with different surfacing options, wood and steel, with different price tags, $10,000 and $15,000 respectively. The price of repairing the barge includes more than surfacing material but different materials produce the difference in cost. The wood surfaced option would required repair work within a few years. The steel option would have a lifespan of many years. During the meeting Mountain Paddlers owner Andy Murphy spoke. "At the last Board meeting I made a pledge of $1,000 to the building of the steel barge with a challenge to the business community," said Murphy. Murphy reiterated his challenge, asking the entire business community of the Grand Lake area to donate funds to the project. "My challenge is not that each business match the $1,000 but that the community as a whole covers the other $14,000 so we can do this for many, many years to come," Murphy said. "If every business gave $100 we could probably reach that goal." During the Regular Meeting the Grand Lake Board approved a motion to cover any outstanding costs associated with the barge repair work beyond what is raised by the business community of Grand Lake up to a total of $15,000. The Town will retain ownership of the barge after the repairs are complete. Additionally the Town approved $10,000 for construction of an extended dock at the East Inlet to accommodate the loading and unloading of fireworks onto the barge.

Fourth of July events, fireworks displays in Grand County

July 2, 3, 4: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast (7:30-11 a.m.) Belly up to a plate of the “best pancakes in Grand County.” The Fraser River Valley Lions Club sponsors these pancake breakfasts to get your days off on the right foot. Cost is $6, and all proceeds go back to the community and the visually impaired. July 2: Grand Park Run for Independence (9 a.m.) The annual five-mile run/walk/roll/bike on the Fraser River Trail starts at 9 a.m. at Winter Park Resort and finishes at Grand Park in Fraser. Shuttles will be available in Fraser and Winter Park Resort before and after the race. New this year, welcoming the No Barriers USA disabled athletes and also a cruiser bike division for those who want to pedal the Fraser River Trail. The fun race is truly for all ages and abilities. Celebrate at the finish line with a farmers market and a beer garden. The event is a fundraiser for the Scott Hughes Foundation and Children’s Hospital, which provides scholarships to Camp Chief Ouray at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies for children with kidney disease and Advocates. July 2: Grand Lake Rotary Pancake Breakfast (7-11 a.m.,) Town Pavilion. Adults, $6; seniors over 65, $5; children under 12, $4. July 2: High Country Stampede Rodeo, Fraser (4 p.m.) Rodeo is as American as apple pie. The junior rodeo begins at 4 p.m. and the main performance takes place at 7 p.m. Events include all the typical rodeo competitions, like bareback riding and tie-down roping, as well as a calf scramble and mutton busting. The local Sagebrush BBQ and Grill man a chuckwagon beginning at 5 p.m. July 2, 3: Flying Heels Rodeo Finale and Fireworks Celebration, Granby (3- 9:30 p.m.) Start the afternoon at 3 p.m. with the children’s Buckaroo Rodeo followed at 7 p.m. with the Open Rodeo, come see bull riding, barrel racing and goat tying as you plunge into the old west rodeo. When the rodeo ends on Saturday, an impressive fireworks display over the rodeo grounds. It can be seen best from the rodeo grounds but you can park comfortably from many areas nearby and see the amazing display. 9:30 p.m. July 4: Lance Gutersohn Fourth of July Celebration, Fraser Sports Complex (4-10 p.m.) Life’s a beach at this community Fourth of July celebration. From late afternoon until evening the Fraser Sports Complex bustles with family fun ranging from sporting games to kids activities, a community picnic and live music by The Bluffetts. Carnival games, face painting and a fireworks display add to the festivities. July 4: Biggest Small Town Parade, Granby (11 a.m.) More than 100 entries make their way down the main street of Granby as children and adults alike applaud their arrival. Follow the end of the parade to the town park for the Rotary’s BBQ lunch and games for all the kids. Trophies are given for best in each category with consideration given for following this year’s theme, “United We Stand.” July 4: Grand Lake Fireworks Extravaganza (at dark) Lakefront at dark. For more information call the Grand Lake Chamber at 970-627-3402. July 4: Fire up the Cliffs Celebration (6 p.m.) Live Music with the Loose Nuts Classic Country, barbecue dinner with the Mountain Valley Christian Academy and a spectacular Fireworks show from on top of our Kremmling Cliffs. The Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kremmling Fireworks Committee are accepting donations for fireworks; please make your checks out to Kremmling Fireworks Fund. July 4: Devil’s Thumb Star Spangled Barbecue (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) All-you-can-eat barbecue with all the fixins. On the Heck’s Patio. Entertainment by Rob Drabkin from noon to 3 p.m. Burgers, hotdogs, ribs and chicken, potato salad, summer garden salad, watermelon salad, corn on the cob and house made cornbread. Angel food cake with summer berry compote, and chocolate devil’s cake$29/adult, Kids 3 to 12, half price. 3 and under, free.

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, June 19 to 25

June 19 to 25 Blue Valley Acres Lot 13, Block 2 – Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Rainbow Retreat LLC, $144,375 Divide at Forest Meadows Unit 4, Bldg D – Diann Hoyer to Matthew and Taylor Lee, $144,000 Pole Creek Meadows TRT 2 – PC Ranch LLC to Daniel and Cammie Freed, $190,000 Granby Block 3, Lots 19,20,21,22 – Alice Marie Nordloh Family Protection Trust to John Treiber, $170,000 Dreamcatcher Townhomes Lots 2A,2B – Lee M Middlekauff Trust to Tabb Warsinske Living Trust, $200,000 Hot Sulphur Springs Partial Legal –See Document – Gordon and Susan Carlson to Danielle Piercy, $195,000 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 104 Timeshare 104501 – Richard and Deborah Nordskog to Anastasia Bell and Donna Malone, $500 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 88 Timeshare 088602 – Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association to Tina and Anthony Sarconi, $500 Columbine Lake Block 3, Lot 21 – Judith Bottiglieri to Larry, Margo, Karry and Victoria Mesch, $245,000 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 107 – Deborah and Charles Haile Jr to Senovio and Mirella Barrera, $192,250 Daven Haven Cottages FP U 36 – Gregory and Carey Barnes to Cecil Jones and Claudia Dreiling, $116,500 Columbine Lake Lot 105, Block 8 – Lan Investments LLC to Peggy Lenahan, $35,000 Grand Lake Lot 6, Block 3 – Lan Investments LLC to Darin and Susan Tinger, $25,000 Beaver Village Flg #3, Bldg 17, Unit 203 – Brett and Tiffany Painter to Jon and Carolyn Ahrens, $235,000 Hideaway Junction Subdivision Filing No 1, Lot 7 – Jody Mimmack to Winter Park Affordable Housing Corporation, $235,536 Ouray Ranch Amended Phase I, Lot SF9 – Brian and Debra Ross to Grand Lake Chalet LLC, $100,000 SEC 13 TWP 3N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Susan Lustig to Kurtis and Shannan Williams, $150,000 Shadow Park West Block 3 TRT A – Luke Sky LLC to Ignacious Properties LLC, $250,000 Columbine Lake Lot 26, Block 6 – Carl and Julia Astifan to James Francis McComb Revocable Trust and Karn Swenson McComb Revocable Trust, $255,000 Gore City Addn to Kremmling Lot 7, Block 9; Gore City Addn to Kremmling Lot 6, Block 9 Partial Legal – See Document – Nicole and Samuel Wood to Michael Osorio Montenegro, $213,000 Old Park Filing #3, Lot 13, Block A – Bernard Poskus and Cheryl Blehm Poskus to Robert and Ellen Buras, $194,000 Bridgers Cache Sub Lot 13 – Paul and Dannette Chambers to Medical Building Management LLC, $1,813,000 Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 303, Bldg D – Jimmy and Nichola Henslee to John and Christine Kennedy, $250,000 Inn at SilverCreek PH II Condo Unit 451 – Equity Trust Company Custodian, Charles Teichman to Four Mile Farms Inc, $27,000 SEC 23 TWP 3N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Wilma Sadler to Patricia Madison, $86,000 Fraser Crossing-Founders Pointe Condominium Unit 3302 – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Brandan and Kaly Lebourdais, $359,900

Driver’s bail set at $40,000 for Highway 34 accident that killed one, injured four

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Lucas Paul Ackerman's bail was set at $40,000 during his arraignment, which took place on July 5 at the 14th Judicial District court in Hot Sulphur Springs. Ackerman, 33, who is being held in Grand County Jail for a vehicular-pedestrian accident that sent four family members from Estes Park to the hospital and killed one, appeared by video before Judge Mary Hoak of the 14th Judical District Court. Upon listing the charges against Ackerman and setting bail at $40,000 upon the recommendation from 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey, Hoak asked if Ackerman had any questions. "I would like to just get out and provide for my family," Ackerman said, "I'm not trying to be selfish here just thinking about my own family, but I do have a family that depends on me, so I would just like to get out and get back to work." Ackerman applied for the public defender. The Grand Lake man has a wife and two children ages 7 and 8. He has lived in Grand County as many as 13 years. He works at the Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District. Barkey said in court Ackerman had a prior DUI in 2002, plus past misdemeanors including a successful deferred judgement of third-degree assault in 2002, a 2001 Class 3 misdemeanor of disorderly conduct in Larimer County in 2001, and a harassment misdemeanor in El Paso County in 1999. Due to the number of victims in the case and his criminal record, Barkey told the judge it is an "aggravated case" and that bail should be doubled from the $20,000 bail in light of alleged offenses. Ackerman was told he could not consume alcohol nor contact victims or family in any way if he makes bail. Ackerman asked in court if he could contact his own family if he were to make bail, which the judge told him he could. Ackerman is charged with vehicular homicide, a class 3 felony, plus four counts of assault for driving under the influence of alcohol, child abuse and possession of a weapon under the influence, both class 2 misdemeanors. The Westley family of 10 was walking on or near Highway 34 when Ackerman's pick-up truck hit the mother and father, Debbie Westley, 49, and Gregory Westley, 50, and their 10- and 18-year-old daughters and 3-year-old son. Gregory Westley died at the scene, confirmed Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock. The mother Debbie, her two daughters and young son were seriously injured and airlifted directly from the scene to seek medical help. Ackerman's blood alcohol limit allegedly was at 0.156, nearly twice the legal limit of a DUI, when Trooper G.E. Muse of the Colorado State Patrol placed him in custody, according to court documents. Muse quoted Ackerman as saying he had six to seven beers prior to driving, and when asked on a scale of one to 10 how impaired he was, Ackerman allegedly said he was "probably at six," states the affadavit for the arrest warrant. Ackerman's two children were passengers in the vehicle. The accident on Highway 34 took place around 10:20 p.m. Grand Lake's Fourth of July celebration each year results in heavy traffic attempting to exit the town immediately following the fireworks show. Shadow Mountain Lake is also a possible egress for boaters who park boats at Trail Ridge Marina, near where the accident happened. Linda Vissar, manager of the Bluebird Motel just north of the accident, said she did not see it but heard directly from witnesses the family was carrying lawn chairs and backpacks and were walking across or along the road. Highway 34 was closed down in both directions and not until 1:05 a.m. was the southbound direction opened, allowing those who were in Grand Lake for the Fourth of July Fireworks show to head toward Granby. Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson estimates it wasn't until nearly 5 a.m. before Grand Lake was considered cleared out. Grand Lake's Public Works Director Bernie McGinn said Grand Lake's car count on the Fourth was 6,340 vehicles. "It was a very unfortunate tragedy and a difficult situation," Johnson said. Thousands of spectators were in Grand Lake for the fireworks show, and there was no alternative route for automobile travelers needing to head south. The accident occurred at mile marker 12, roughly three miles south of Grand Lake on Highway 34 at Trail Ridge Marina near the Bluebird Motel. Vehicular homicide carries a possible penalty of four to 12 years in jail and up to $750,000 in fines, with an exceptional conviction of up to 24 years in jail. The child abuse charge was for placing his own two children in "unreasonable risk of injury," according to the arrest affidavit. Ackerman allegedly had possession of a handgun in his vehicle at the time of the accident.

Kremming’s inaugural Redneck Mudshuffle a success

Engines roared and the mud flew through the air as drivers attempted to race their pickup trucks over the muddy course of the Redneck Mudshuffle & Calcutta at the fairgrounds in Kremmling on Sunday, May 25. A total of 28 teams competed in Sundays contest. Under the rules of the competition, each team had to make two runs over the course with the combined time determining the teams results. Each team was required to have two drivers, each of whom had to make one of the runs.Another requirement under the races rules was that none of the vehicles were allowed to be more than 500 horsepower. The success of each team was based on teamwork and driving skill, not horsepower.The complete results for last Sundays Redneck Mudshuffle & Calcutta are: 1. Gully/Scuzzaro, 78.23; 2. Timmerman/Fobert, 82.01; 3. Valencia, 82.57; 4. McMahon/Debroot, 82.64; 5. Shirado, 82.89; 6. Bauer, 84.98; 7. Redding/Soefker, 85.67; 8. Suppes/Ulrick, 87.68; 9. Omara/Keim, 88.35; 10. Kennedy, 88.55; 11. Phipps, 92.27; 12. Docheff/Gore, 94.2; 13. Higgins/Terryberry, 95.4; 14. Onken/VanNatta, 95.42; 15. Sheppardson/Colter, 98.72; 16. Cherry/Davis, 99.85; 17. Scott, 101.03; 17. Collins/Cherry, 103.91; 18. Johnson/Barr, 104.07; 19. Tamburelli/Scuzzaro, 104.79; 20. Johnson/Menhennett, 106.66; 21. Smith, 109.74; 22. Meyer/Rusher, 110.17; 23. Smith/Reckker, 112.15; 24. Blakesky/Deschene, 113.22; 25. Jones/Wilson, 115.6; 26. Acord/Reed, 117.58; 27. Docheff, 117.82; Higgins/Joyce, DQ.

Fourth of July weekend activities include fireworks shows throughout Grand County

This week's Fourth of July activities are on track to end with a bang and will be taking place throughout the county. While commercial firework displays are on track to take place, private fireworks are prohibited under the fire restrictions enacted by both the county and all of the municipalities within the county. Besides the fireworks, there will numerous events taking place across the county including picnics, parades, and live music. Winter Park and Fraser The Winter Park and Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Lance Gutersohn's 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4, with family oriented fun activities, live music, and much more. The community picnic will start at 4 p.m. and will continue until the fireworks are over after it gets dark. East Grand Fire protection District will be putting on the fireworks show for the event. The event will feature kids activities, inflatable play houses for the kids, music by DJ Michael, and of course fireworks. The weekend will hold even more fun activities with the First Friday Art Walk, Bike, or Drive, an opportunity to tour the numerous art galleries in Winter Park. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 5. Friday will also feature live music events starting at 4 p.m. with the Friday Music Series at Winter Park Resort, featuring music by Dixie Leadfoot at the Village Gazebo. When the Friday Music Series ends at 6 p.m. you can hop down to Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park for Music on the Mall to listen to Last Flight Out. When Music on the Mall ends at 8 p.m., the Coca-Cola Family Movie Night begins at Winter Park Resort with "Rise of Guardians" being played on the lawn next to the Private Lessons Center. The fun continues on Saturday with the Trestle Gravity Series bike races at Winter Park Resort. The races take place Saturday and Sunday with thousands in prize money up for grabs. Get fueled up for a day of fun with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at Grand Park. Adults eat for $6, tickets for children age 6 to 12 are $4, and kids under 5 eat for free. After putting away some pancakes you can join in the Grand Park Run for Independence at 9 a.m. to run or walk the five mile course that winds through Winter Park Resort, and down the Fraser River Trail through Winter Park and Fraser. Register for the race at prerace.com/races/event/45652/Run-4-Independence–Grand-Park-. Get a taste for regional wines and cheeses at The Village Uncorked event at Winter Park Resort from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature local artists and regional wines and cheeses. Catch some rodeo action at the High Country Stampede Rodeo in Fraser. The junior rodeo starts at 3 p.m. and the rodeo's main event starts at 7 p.m. To cap off the fun the Winter Park & Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Winter Park Solshine Music Festival Weekend at Hideaway Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. This free show will feature Leftover Salmon and The Samples, two bands that are big names and must-sees in the bluegrass music scene. Granby The Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce will put on the biggest small-town parade in Colorado on Thursday, July 4, starting at 11 a.m. This parade will feature a number of floats from organizations in the county and will wrap up with the Party in the Park at the Granby Town Park with games for the kids; hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips from the Rotary, and slices of pie from Showboat Catering. Spots are still open in the parade if you would like to enter your own float. Visit granbychamber.com to download a entry form and rules, or stop by the Chamber for an application or to turn one in. This year's theme is Under the Sea. The Flying Heels Rodeo will be taking place in Granby at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with fireworks following the final day of the rodeo. Grand Lake The 39th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be hosted by the Grand Lake Rotary on Thursday starting at 7 a.m. at the Louie Heckert Pavilion in the Town Square with all you can eat pancakes and sausage. The cost to attend is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 and older), and $5 for children (12 and under). Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. for Grand Lake and a fundraiser to benefit next year's fireworks and Grand Lake's new mascot, Bruce the Grand Lake Moose, will take place at 6 p.m. at the Western Riviera Event Venue. Only 110 tickets are being sold for the event, so stop by the Western Rivera Motel, Grand Escape Cottages, or Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Grand Lake to get your tickets early. Tickets to the event swing in at $40 a piece. Snacks will be floating around with a traditional Fourth of July picnic, complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and watermelon, will start at 7:30 p.m. A full bar will be open throughout the event and an ice cream bar will open at 9 p.m. Kremmling The Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Fire Up the Cliffs celebration starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Square. There will be barbeque pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, and potato salad available for $10 a plate and homemade, all-American pie will be available for $3 a slice. There will be live music for the celebration, so make sure to shine your dancing shoes up, and fireworks will be launched off the tops of the cliffs after it gets dark. Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334

Grand County Real Estate Transactions May 20 to May 26

Grand County TransactionsMay 20-26, 2012Cozens Meadow at Grand Park Lot 34 – Grand Park Homes LLC to John Riopelle, $559,000Hot Sulphur Springs Block 19, Lots 2,3 – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to William Ladrig, $121,919.08Village at Mountain Sky Grand Elk Ranch & Club Lot D23 – Brent Peterson and James Cowgill to Brenda Peterson and Michelle Cowgill, $500Y-Lee Subdivision Block 1, Lot 32 – Wells Fargo Bank NA to Federal National Mortgage Association, $103,193.83Divide at Forest Meadows Bldg A, Unit 5 – Wells Fargo Bank NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, $93,000Lake Forest 1st Addn Subdivision Block 2, Lot 4 – Jeffrey and Jean Davis to Mark and Michele Lee, $285,000Lake Forest 1st Addn Subdivision Block 2, Lot 3 – Daniel and Eleanor Haney to Jeffrey and Jean Davis, $440,000Fraser – Eastom Block 3, Lots 8,9,10 Partial Legal – See Documents – Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Morningside Funding LLC, $15,725Fraser – Eastom Block 3, Lots 8,9,10 – Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Morningside Funding LLC, $34,175Lions Gate Pines Lodge Condo Unit 115, Week 2 – D Y Rosen to N Z Properties Inc, $1,000Parry Peak Lofts Condominium Unit 102, Garage No 102 – Douglas and Shelly Gruenbacher, Joss and Megan Briggs to Winter Park Lofts LLC, $179,000Parry Peak Lofts Condominium Unit 104, Garage No 104 – Douglas and Shelly Gruenbacher, Joss and Megan Briggs to Winter Park Lofts LLC, $177,600Vista at Timber Run Condo Unit 1 – Patricia Donahue and Kevin Skeate to Eric Sorrin and Elizabeth May, $144,000Base Camp One Condos Unit 203R – Dundee Base Camp LLC to Sharpe Rentals LLC, $296,400Stagecoach Meadows Sub Lot 50 – Gerald Nissen to unidentified buyer, $962,000Lakeview at Waterside West Condos As Built Unit 204, Garage Unit G – Kirk Olson and Brenda Drake to Pace Jaworski, $231,000

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Oct. 11-17, 2015

Grand County transactions Oct. 11-17 Iron Horse Building C Condo Unit 1013 – William Nasuti and Karen Cable to Robert Schmidt and Susan Stephani, $122,000 East Mountain Filing 2, Lot 33 – Travis Johnson Revocable Trust to David and Krista Roberts, $605,000 Inn at SilverCreek PH I Condo Unit 332 – Charles and Katherine Orngard, Stephen and Stacie Martino to Travis Johnson, $43,500 East Mountain Filing 5, Lot 116 – Rendezvous Homes LLC to Robert and Christine Anderson, $654,000 Alpine Acres Sub Block 1, Lots 33,34 – Joshua and Arianne Heyser, Arianne Venzon to David and Christine Walker, $297,000 Twin Rivers Condo Unit 4 – Jill Stoffels to Thomas and Lorna Branon, $185,000 Granby Ranch Filing 5 First Administrative Plat Lot 18 – Anne Hoffa to Robert Keller and Kerrie Riker Keller, $310,000 Innsbruck-Val Moritz Sub (1) Lot 37, Block 14 – Jay Thorp to Philip Wood, $6,500 Slopeside Village Unit 97A, Bldg F – Rodney Valdez to Matthew and Eri Stanton, $382,000 SEC 21 TWP 1N R 75W Partial Legal – See Document – Michael and Melinda O'Brien to Brenda Waterhouse and Debra Erickson, $118,000 Grand Lake Block 34, Lots 1,2 – James and Brenda Schoenherr to Stephen Chang and Jill Fattor, $289,000 Winter Glen Final Plat Lot 4 – Warren Hill III to Leslie and Darren Dines, $555,000 East Mountain Filing 3, Lot 38 – Derek Blood to Highland Properties 4615 LLC, $420,000 Scanloch Subdivision Block 1, Lots 27,28 – Michael and Cynthia Christianson to Adrian Brown, $95,000 Alpine Acres Sub Block 1, Lots 41,42,43 – Megan Hughes Revocable Trust to Sean Luton, $100,000 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 91 Timeshare 091534 – Harold and Yvonne Anderson to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500 Granby Block 10, Lots 20, 21 – John and Paulie Young to Filipp Eretneva, $315,000 Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 102, Bldg C – Anton and Grace Roettenbacher to David and Jennifer Jordan, $225,000 Soda Springs Ranch Filing 2, Unit 20, TRT TC 19 36 – Eric Jensen to Eric and Danielle Sanchez, $66,000 Ridge Subdivision Lot 4 – Saunders Revocable Trust to Michael and Kristina Arnold, $176,500 Riveracres 2nd Adn Mtn Meadows Lot 10, Block 1 – John and Linka Kennell to Scott Rasmussen, $217,000 Hot Sulphur Springs Block 21, Lots 2, 3 – GCM Inc, Mark and Bettina Shearon to Grand County Mortuary and Crematory LLC, $415,000 Divide at Forest Meadows Bldg B, Unit 5 – 99 Doc Susie LLC to Billy Harris and Thomas Jones, $72,500 Elk Ridge Estates Subdivision Exemption Lot 3 – Shelli Dimig to Daniel and Alice Zwahlen, $156,000 Cozens Pointe at Grand Park Unit 202, Bldg C – Gerigk Insurance Trust, Tracie, Sandra and Mark Gerigk to Rosehill Family Trust, $340,000 Gore City Addn to Kremmling Block 15, Lots 1,2 – JoAnna Carpenter, JoAnna Whitemarsh to Michael and Ronda Shearer, $214,900 Granby Lake Shore Estates Lot 5 – Michael Chritton, West Point Highland Development LLC to William and Mary McBain, $849,000 Columbine Lake Lot 29, Block 3 – R P Murphy to Linda Zinn, $88,000 Shadow Lake Villas Subdivision Lot 4 – Grand Lake Land LLC to Eric Simonsen Spouse Family Trust and Suzanne Simonsen Spouse Family Trust, $1,290,000 Lakeside at Pole Creek Townhomes Unit 19B – Gary and Kathleen Israelson to Michael and Terri Carry, $360,000 Perry L Miller Tracts Lot 8 – William Mitalski and Bridget Robinson to William Bolin, $15,000 Sunset Ridge Filing #3, Lot 4 – Sunset Ridge Property Owners Association to Geoffrey and Karen Dawson, $129,900 Inn at SilverCreek Ph I Condo Unit 313 – Mark and Debbie Cecil to Yancy Green and Tiffany Rush Green, $50,500 Inn at SilverCreek PH I Condo Unit 425 – QCEP Consulting Inc to Richard Vanwormer, $22,900 Hi Country Haus Bldg 24, Unit 9 – Michael and Susan Hauer to Brian and Candida Williams, $142,000 Sunnyshore Park First Filing Lot 27, Block 1 – Adam Myers Jr and Jane Gilden to Robert and Laurie Troudt, $264,900