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Rangers arrest motorist in Rocky Mountain National Park

Two Rocky Mountain National Park rangers riding snowmobiles near County Road 49 on Sunday arrested a New Mexico man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence, according to a Park spokesperson. Ian T. Hoover, 21, of Farmington, N.M., was held in the Grand County Jail overnight Sunday to Monday and then transported to Denver by Park personnel, said Kyle Patterson, Park spokesperson. She confirmed that criminal cases originating in national parks are heard by U.S. magistrates, in this case in federal court in Denver. Patterson said she did not have details of Hoover’s status as of Thursday afternoon.

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers locate Trail Ridge Road ‘hiker’

Jay Starr Jr., 34, of Cohoes, N.Y., led Rocky Mountain National Park rangers and other searchers on a multi-day goose chase along Trail Ridge Road, which the man told park officials he intended to hike from east to west beginning Monday, according to a prepared statement from the park. After days of searching, they found him late Thursday afternoon near Ute Crossing. He was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies. His status was not available at press time. On Monday, Jan. 26, park rangers contacted Starr after he entered Rocky Mountain National Park on foot and indicated he was planning to walk westbound over Trail Ridge Road. Rangers advised him against this based on his behavior and his lack of preparedness for winter alpine conditions. Starr was wearing tennis shoes, jeans or tan canvas pants, a black/blue jacket, no hat or gloves and was carrying a plastic grocery bag. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, with its highest point reaching 12,183 feet. Over 10 miles of the road are above 11,500 feet. Conditions on the road range from bare wind-blown asphalt to deep snow drifts. On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 27, park rangers on skis contacted Starr above Many Parks Curve on Trail Ridge Road. Rangers were concerned for his welfare and were attempting to assist him. Starr fled from rangers up a dry section of the road and continued to elude rangers until darkness fell. Beginning early on Wednesday, Jan. 28, two teams of rangers attempted to locate Starr again on Trail Ridge Road. Rangers faced wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. These high winds and blowing snow hampered following Starr's footprints. Aerial operations were not possible due to high winds. The entire road corridor was checked. Starr was not located. On Thursday, Jan. 29, rangers were again attempting to locate Starr in areas around Trail Ridge Road. Aerial operations were to be used if conditions allow. Park rangers have been assisted by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer with an ATV equipped with snow tracks. Thursday's operations were also aided by an over-snow tracked vehicle and operator from Estes Park Power and Light. The motorized equipment was only used on Trail Ridge Road.

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Nov.10-Nov. 16, 2013

Nov. 10- Nov. 16 Winter Park Ranch 2nd Filing, Lot 22, Block 4 – Terrance and Patricia Stewart to Robbers Roost LLC, $89,000 Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 17, Unit 4 – James Cartwright to Robert and Yolanda Christiansen, $113,500 Winter Park Highlands Unit 1, Lot 55 – Timothy Ferrell to Lynn Hanna, $155,000 Kicking Horse Lodges Unit 3 202, Lot 3 – Deutsche Bank National Trust Company TSTE, Thornburg Mortgage Securities Trust 2003-6, Mortgage Backed Notes Series 2003-6 to Shawn and Erica Dufford, $166,750 Hi Country Haus Bldg 5, Unit 7 8 – Mark and Caroline Goosman to Michael and Gretchen Mullen, $157,500 Pine Beach Subdivision Lot 5A, Block 7 – Harold and Diane Leid to Christopher Oliver, $340,000 Hillside Addition to Pine Beach Lot 1, Block 5 – Kristol Jaskul to John and Bonnie DeAgostino, $190,000 Aspen Pine Acres Subdivision Lot 19 – Edmund Couch to Rodney and Jill Archer, $609,000 Big Horn Park Filing #2, Lot 17 – Edward and Rosemary Dreher to Andrew and Caral Jeanjaquet, $99,300 Iron Horse Building D, Condo Unit 3014 – Wayne Leiser to Cristina Woodings, $103,400 Iron Horse Building C, Condo Unit 2053 – Terrance Ryan to Peter and Christina Logi, $110,000 Grand Lake Lot 16, Block 22 – LJH LLC Colorado Limited Liability Company to Donald and Linda Dickinson, $320,000 Inn at SilverCreek PH I Condo Unit 128 – Mary Jo Wiley Revocable Living Trust to Andrew and Veronica Mericle, $21,400

Routt National Forest announces road and trail closures

Dead trees are falling, so please “look up, look down, look around” and stay out harm’s way. Many roads and trails on the Routt National Forest will be temporarily closed this summer as crews remove beetle-killed trees to provide for greater public safety. Below is an update on road and trail status regarding hazard tree removal. For other outdoor recreation information, please visit the website at http:/fs.usda.gov/mbr. In the Steamboat Springs area, please call the Hazard Tree Hotline 970-870-2140 for the latest information throughout the summer. It will be updated as changes occur. For information about the Yampa area, call 970-638-4516; in the Walden area, call 970-723-2700. Hazard tree removal projects on the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, road and trail closures as of June 28: Trail Closures General: Portions of Manzanares Trail 1204 and Farwell Trail 1203 in Big Red Park area. Details: Manzanares Trail 1204 from Manzanares Trailhead located off FS Road 505 to junction with Farwell Trail 1203, June 28 through July 2. Farwell Trail 1203 closed from junction to FS Road 500, July 6 through mid July. These trails will be open on weekends until further notice. Road and Associated Trail Closures General: FS Road 443 including North Lake, Burn Ridge, and Three Island Lake Trailheads. Trail 1163.1a and portions of 1163, 1100, and 1164 – all closed until Oct. 30 including weekends. Details: FS Road 443 off the Seedhouse Road 400 ends at the North Lake Trailhead. FS Road 443 provides access to the Burn Ridge Trailhead and the Mt Zirkel Wilderness Area from the Three Island Lake and North Lake Trailheads. These access points will closed for the summer. Hikers on the Continental Divide Trail 1101 will need to access services in the Clark or Seedhouse areas using the Gold Creek Trail 1150 to the Slavonia Trailhead. Three Island Cutover Trail 1163.1a, Three Island Lake Trail 1163, Trail 100 to South Fork Trail 1100.3a and Trail 1164 to North Lake will also be closed for the summer. There will be more closures as the summer progresses. Trailheads and associated trails may open is work progresses. Please respect the closure signs. The Forest Service will provide detours and keep loops and trails open as much as possible. Please call the hotline, 970-870-2140, for updates about the Routt National Forest in the Steamboat Springs area. On the Yampa Ranger District, FSR 906, just past the Yamcolo Reservoir spillway is temporarily closed due to a slump. FSR 906 goes to the lower Sand Creek Trailhead, so people will not be able to drive to the trailhead until road repairs are complete. The Lynx Campground, off of Highway 131, will be closed for the summer for hazard tree removal. Please call 638-4516 for more information. For the Parks Ranger District (Walden area) the table below shows roads/trail status for the next several weeks. Please call 723-2700 for more information.

Rocky Mountain National Park copes with escaped campfires

During the past 10 days, fire managers and park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park have responded to four illegal, escaped campfires, according to the National Park Service. All four were suppressed at less than 1/4 acre, officials said, but each one had the potential to spread and threaten lives and property. Rocky Mountain National Park always has fire restrictions. Campfires are only allowed within designated campfire rings at select locations in the park, including picnic areas and campgrounds. In the fall of 2012, the Fern Lake Fire started from an illegal campfire. This fire burned more than 3,000 acres, caused an evacuation of a portion of Estes Park and cost more than $6 million to suppress. "We have been fortunate to have experienced a relatively quiet wildfire season compared to other parts of the country," according to a prepared statement released by the Park. "However, the extra grasses and thick vegetation from the spring and summer rains are drying out and fire danger continues to rise as we enter September. Combined with normal fall wind events, we still have the potential for fast moving, large fire events."

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

Campgrounds open on U.S. Forest land in Grand County

GRANBY — Eight campgrounds on the Sulphur Ranger District will be open by Friday, May 23, for Memorial Day weekend. Spring comes late to the Colorado mountains, so be prepared for cool weather and snowy or muddy conditions on roads and trails. The Arapaho National Recreation Area is an ideal place to recreate at this time of year with seven developed picnic areas, six campgrounds (all of which are open), great fishing, boat ramps and trailheads. Lower than average water levels at this time of year on Lake Granby have created expansive beaches where the family can play. Monarch Lake loop is a very popular early season trail and there is a visitor's cabin where hikers can learn more about the history of that area. Portions of that trail, as well as many others on the district, are still snowy and muddy, so if you plan to hike the entire loop, be sure to wear appropriate footwear. In the Winter Park area, St. Louis Creek and Sitzmark campgrounds will open this weekend. Denver Creek Campground on Colo. Highway 125 will also be open. Water may not be available in all campgrounds, so be sure to call ahead or check the Sulphur Ranger District recreation web page. Late spring snows and rain have left the District's road system with snow on most roads, and several roads have sustained major damage beyond gates and barricades due to spring flooding. According to the district's Motor Vehicle Use Map, which can be obtained for free at the district office in Granby or online, the majority of National Forest roads become available for use around June 15, if conditions allow. Seasonal closures are still in place to protect the road surfaces. Dispersed camping opportunities will be very limited. Dispersed campers may find dry spots on lower Beaver Creek Road (FSR 133), Big Meadows Road (FSR 253), lower Meadow Creek Road (FSR 129) below the 128 intersection, and "Tent City" before the gate on Little Muddy Road (FSR 134). Dispersed camping will also be available at Bull Mountain Campground on Stillwater Pass Road (FSR 123), but the trails around the campground are not ready for use. The road just beyond Bull Mountain has been barricaded since it sustained major damage in the spring floods, is unstable and is not safe for public use. Due to the wet and snowy conditions, off-highway vehicles are currently restricted from riding on motorized trails and roads until the season closure is lifted June 15. And, while mountain bikes may not be prohibited from various trails, please allow muddy trails to dry completely before attempting to ride them to protect our trails system for a higher quality experience later in the season. Enjoy a safe holiday, and stop by the Sulphur Ranger District office at 9 Ten Mile Drive in Granby to pick up maps, information about wildlife, souvenirs and books. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. For more information, call 970-887-4100 or visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.govarp.

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: http://www.golfgrandcounty.com/grandelkAddress: 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.

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

Park rangers receive scholarships through Grand Lake Rotary

The recipients of the 2013 Glenn Harrington Park Ranger Scholarships, sponsored by Grand Lake Rotary, are Michael Eastman and Kaia Pirazzini. This scholarship program is named in honor of Glenn Harrington, a long time Grand Lake Rotarian and former seasonal park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support National Park Rangers in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado River District, to enhance their careers through additional training. Each scholarship awarded is up to $500 for training courses not funded by the park service. Ranger Eastman is a 14-year veteran park ranger who recently transferred to Rocky Mountain National Park from Mesa Verde National Park. His duties include backcountry winter travel and search and rescue in all seasons. Eastman will be receiving additional training in avalanche search and rescue as well as snow pack analysis. Ranger Pirazzini is seeking recertification as a Wilderness First Responder. Pirazzini wants to enhance her role in visitor safety and preparation to assist in search and rescue situations.