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Human bones found in Indian Peaks

Human bones recently recovered in the area of Thunderbolt Creek in the Indian Peaks Wilderness have been identified as Patricia Wallace, 74, of Lafayette. The remains were first discovered in the Indian Peaks Wilderness on Aug. 9 by the Sippel family from Sante Fe, N.M. The family discovered the bones while searching for a campsite in the area along Thunderbolt Creek. Search and rescue and local law enforcement began searching the area and additional human remains. Clothing and accessories were located. Identification located inside a backpack found near the remains was that of Patricia Wallace. The search for Wallace began on July 3, 2012, when the Grand County Sheriff's Office and Grand County Search and Rescue received a report of a missing hiker. Wallace was hiking with friends in the Buchanan Pass Trail area. She separated from her hiking party to continue on a trail she thought would be easier. Both Grand and Boulder County Search and Rescue continued their search for Patricia over a span of 13 days. The search included multi-jurisdictional teams from the Front Range. Teams conducted day searches and some overnight searches with dog teams, all of which were unsuccessful. On Friday, Aug. 15, Grand County Search and Rescue sent a seven member search team into the field. The members located multiple bones suspected to be human remains. Additional items found by the search team included clothing matching the description of missing hiker Patricia Wallace and the backpack containing Wallace's identification. Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock worked with Forensic Anthropologist Diane France to determine if the bones are consistent with human remains of a Caucasian female. Coroner Bock will also submit samples for DNA confirmation. At this time, Coroner Brenda Bock has notified the family of Wallace and believes the remains to be hers.

Search suspended for hiker missing in Indian Peaks

Grand and Boulder County officials decided Monday to suspend the search for Patricia Wallace, 74, of Lafayette, who has been missing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness since July 3. After almost two weeks of searching for the lost hiker the two crews have exhausted their resources and leads and are suspending the search pending development of further leads, said Greg Foley, public information officer for Grand County Search and Rescue. Crews spent the past weekend searching the area by horseback but still could find no sign of the lost woman. Wallace was last seen by hikers near the top of Buchanan Pass around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, heading away from the trailhead on the Boulder side where she was supposed to meet her friends. Wallace was reported as possibly suffering from the early stages of dementia and minor memory lapses. Wallace will remain a missing person and the case will be considered inactive until further leads are established.

Hiker still missing in Indian Peaks

Grand County Search and Rescue members left Wednesday morning with 16-member crew and two search dogs to continue the search for Patricia Wallace, the 74-year-old woman who has been missing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness since July 3. A private helicopter flew rescuers into the wilderness area, and the crew was scheduled to hike out on Thursday afternoon. As of Thursday afternoon, Wallace no solid clues about Wallace’s whereabouts had been found, according to GCSAR spokesman Greg Foley. Wallace of Lafayette, who officials report is likely suffering from early stages of dementia, separated from her group to take a different route on the lower part of the Buchanan Pass Trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness on the Boulder side of the Continental Divide. Wallace was last spotted by hikers near the top of Buchanan Pass around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, heading away from the trailhead where she was supposed to meet her friends. Buchanan Pass is about 9 miles east of Monarch Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The Grand County Search and Rescue command headquarters is located at Monarch Lake close to one of the west entrances of the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Search parties look for missing hiker

Grand County Search and Rescue members are coordinating with Boulder rescue teams in the search for a missing 74-year-old female hiker. Pat Wallace of Louisville, who officials report likely suffers from early stages of dementia, separated from her hiking partners to take a different route on the lower part of the Buchanan Pass Trail from the Boulder side on Tuesday, July 3, with arrangements to meet up with her party at the trailhead later, according to Grand County Search and Rescue Spokesperson Greg Foley. But Wallace was last spotted by hikers near the top of Buchanan Pass heading toward Grand County around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the opposite direction from the trailhead. Buchanan Pass is about 9 miles east of Monarch Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. She was reported as missing at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Wallace is described as having dark brown hair, hazel eyes, and is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a large floppy hat and knee length shorts. She typically hikes with trekking poles. “We had teams in the field all Tuesday night and through the day on Wednesday,” Foley said. Besides ground teams looking for Wallace in both Grand and Boulder counties, a Colorado Air National Guard helicopter team is also searching the pass area, according to Foley. “We have rescue teams on standby in the event that the helicopter is successful in spotting Wallace,” he said. “In the event the helicopter is unsuccessful, ground teams are ready to do some additional ground search on the Grand County side of Buchanan Pass.” Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wallace should contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 970-725-3343, or the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-4444.

Search continues for 74-year-old hiker missing in Indian Peaks Wilderness

Grand County Search and Rescue and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group out of Boulder continued the search Tuesday for Patricia Wallace, the 74-year-old woman who has now been missing since July 3. Wallace of Lafayette, who officials report is likely suffering from early stages of dementia, separated from her group to take a different route on the lower part of the Buchanan Pass Trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness from the Boulder side last Tuesday, and has now been missing for seven days. The search crew now consists of 16 people and two dogs who are scheduled to be taken into the search area by helicopter on Wednesday morning. NOAA forecasters predict a 10 to 30 percent chance of thunderstorms for the rest of the week, which may deter the search for the woman. Wallace was last spotted by hikers near the top of Buchanan Pass around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, heading away from the trailhead where she was supposed to meet her friends. Buchanan Pass is about 9 miles east of Monarch Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. – Reid Tulley can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610

Grand County real estate transactions June 24 to June 30

Grand Lake Lot 11, Block 38 – Richard and Kristen Kelly to Jeff and Kirsten Eldridge, $325,000Trail Creek Estates 3rd Filing, Lot 113 – George and Veronica Negley to Wallace James-Gregory Hayasaka, $389,000Trailhead Lodges Lodge 4, Unit 433 – Summit Legend Trailhead Inc to Robert and Kimberly Feehs, $522,448.90Ptarmigan Subdivision Fraser Lot 50, Block MH – Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Michael and Patricia Ladd, $175,000Innsbruck-Val Moritz Sub (1) Lot 5, Block 9 – Nathaniel and Stacey Peterson to Raymond and Lisa Budisavljevic, $410,000Hot Sulphur Springs Block 17, Lots 7,8,9 Partial Legal – See Documents – Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Lynn and Stephanie Bourquin, $65,000Miller Creek Subdivision Ex Parcel 2 – John Berry to Donovan B Hicks Living Trust, $70,000SEC 28 TWP 1S R 78W Partial Legal – See Document, SEC 29 TWP 1S R 78W Partial Legal – See Document – Steven and Deborah Roderick to John Holtz, $30,000Crooked Creek Complex U R5 Parking Space 3 – Norm Hewitt to Claim Stake LLC, $500Gore City Addn to Kremming Block 5, Lots 11,12; Gore City Addn to Kremmling Block 5, Lot 13 Partial Legal – See Document – Terry and Rynda Parrott to Brandon and Jaclyn Freel, $210,000SEC 25 TWP 2N R 78W Partial Legal – See Document/Includes Easements; SEC 26 TWP 2N R 78W Partial Legal – See Document/Includes Easements – Kirk and Joy Arnold to Peter and Annette Frith, $285,000Pine Beach Subdivision Lot 2, Block 5 – Janet, Michael and Eileen Roll to David Gordon and Mary Ann Wetzel, $65,000Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 115 Timeshare 115533 – Earl and Geraldine Fuller to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 90 Timeshare 090639 – Robert and Camille Zachmeier to Kelley Franklund, $500Lot 7 SEC 4 TWP 1S R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Macquarie Mortgages USA Inc, Macquary Mortgage USA Inc to Michael Gruba, $274,600Granby Ranch Filing 2B Lot 38 – NVH WIP LLLP, Village Homes to Jimmy and Nichola Henslee, Timothy and Nichola Tatarowicz, $492,298Bear Crossing Town Homes Lot 23 – Wade and Shonda Donels to Michael and Debra Zabel, $417,500Pines at Meadow Ridge Court F U 11 – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Hyun Suk Song, $112,000Sunset Ridge Filing #1, Lot 19, Block 1 – Bradford Davis to Harold and Wanda McMinn, $110,000Village at Elk Track 2nd Flg Grand Elk Ranch & Club Unit 2, Lot 2 Partial Legal – See Document – Grand Quarters LLC to Sharon Studen, $124,650Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 201, Bldg F – Aspen Meadows Condominiums LLC to Todd and Lisa Youmans, $109,198Lots 16,17,18,19 SEC 6 TWP 2N R 81W Partial Legal – See Documents; SEC 9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,22 TWP 2N R 81W Partial Legal – See Documents – Tom Hill Gore Pass Ranch Trust Agreement to Glenda Hill, $2,035,000

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.)

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.

Grand County real estate transactions Aug. 5 to Aug. 11

Grand County transactions Aug. 5-11, 2012Lakota Park Minor Subdivision Lot 94 – Redus Colorado LLC to Jeffrey Riek and Christine Samsel, $185,000Grand Lake Block 13, Lots 4,5,6 – Iris J Hanifen Cabin Trust to ACL Associates LLC, $250,000Grand Lake Lot 8, Block 10 – Grand Lake Land LLC to Randall and Pamela Saba, $71,450Sunset Ridge Estates Subex 8&9 Lot 36 – Michael and Vickie Feldpouch to Kenneth and Jana Tompkins, $165,000Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 204, Bldg D, Garage Unit 23 – Joseph Bruno to Aaron and Hilary Hickman, $174,900Granby Ranch Filing 6, Lot 21 – Patrick Brent to Bruce and Janine Hartley, $30,000Eagle Addition to Kremmling Lot 5, Block 2 – Forrest Hester to Clint O’Hotto, $168,950Hi Country Haus Bldg 21, Unit 7 – Monte, Beth, Brian and Natalie Henderson to Simon and Daniela Lawler, $250,250Timbers Condominiums Unit 2, Bldg 5, Garage Space No. 2 – JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association to Federal National Mortgage Association, $236,368.57Old Park Lot 21, Block B – James Sloan to Steven Bullivant and Kalina Simeonova, $75,000Bridgers Cache Sub Lot 16 – Kenneth Boenish to Sunik and Sonia Patel, $300,000Iron Pony I Subdivision Lot 4 – Gregory, Elizabeth, Charles and Frances Howell; David and Rochelle Brackney to Gregory, Elizabeth, Charles and Frances Howell; David and Rochelle Brackney; Kyle Howell and Kim Fredericksen, $89,467Timbers Condominiums Unit 6, Bldg 7, Garage Space 6 – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Andrew Fleagle, $173,900East Mountain Filing 3, Lot 8 – Mark Teter to Jack Baker Trust and Susan Baker Trust, $388,000Old Park Filing #2, Lot 5, Block B – Judith Curtis and Connie Quimby to Tomas Horacek and Anna Chatarina Sundgren, $160,000Hot Sulphur Springs 1st Addn Partial Legal – See Document; SEC 11 TWP 1N R 78W Partial Legal – See Document – Bank New York Mellon, Bank New York TSTE, CWALT Inc Alternative Loan Trust 2006-4CB, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates Series 2006-4CB to Lawrence Kemp, $75,100Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 088 Timeshare No. 088631 – Douglas and Martha Beyer to Martha Beyer and Catherine Julien, $500Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 075 Timeshare No. 075114 – Roland and Patricia Brauer to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500Aspen Pine Acres Subdivision Lot 5 – Thomas and Jody Mallard to Paul Lowe and Carole Plasterer, $279,000Timberlane Heights Subdivision Lot 1, Block 3 – Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Edward Lagerman and Amy Braun, $166,000First Valley Addn to Granby Block 1, Lots 14,15 – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Alicia Moon and Patricia Erickson, $178,000Grand County TransactionsJuly 29-Aug. 4, 2012Perry L Miller Tracts Lot 43 – Federal National Mortgage Association to HFF Fund 12 LLC, $13,950Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 93 Timeshare No 093509 – Hazel and Darrell Carter to Hazel D Carter Rev Living Trust, $500Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 115 Timeshare No 115542 – Michael and Margaret Mabry to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500Eagle Ridge on the Summit – PH 1, Unit 19, Bldg Winterset – Pueblo Bank Trust Company to Gregg and Sherri Hofland, $155,000Gudgel Subdivision TRT 31 – Gregory Norris and Thomajean Johnsen to Norris-Johnsen Family Revocable Trust, $500Gudgel Subdivision TRT 30 – Gregory Norris to Norris-Johnsen Family Revocable Trust, $500Gudgel Subdivision TRT 29 – Gregory Norris to Norris-Johnsen Family Revocable Trust, $500Seven Hills Lots 2,3 Boulder County – Gregory Norris and Thomajean Johnsen to Norris-Johnsen Family Revocable Trust, $500Kremmling Block 11, Lots 6,8,10,12,14,15,16 – Jim Ward to William and Irene Wheatley, $60,000Granby Ranch Filing 10, Lot 51 – Granby Realty Holdings LLC to James and Oksook Heath, $110,000Homestead Hills Subd Filing #4, Lot 8 – Neil and Lori Anderson to Thomas and Marguerite Detmer, $680,000Kremmling Country Addition Lot 13, Block 4 – Bank New York Mellon, Bank New York TSTE, Certificateholders CWABS Inc, Asset Backed Certificates Series 2005-3 to Martin and Regina Schroeder, $115,000SEC 36 TWP 4N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Michael and Michelle Terry to Kevin and Ashley Donohue, $280,000East Mountain Filing 1, Lot 21 – Douglass Park to Charles and Patricia Marshall, $117,000Grand Lake Estates 2nd Filing, Block 12, Lots 9,10,11 – SFR 2010-2 REO Corporation to Daniel O’Donnell, $85,000Great Divide Head Lettuce Colony Lot 54 Amended – Oakwood Custom Homes Co. LLC, DLZ 151 LLC to Ryan Kleist, $300,000C Lazy U Chimney Rock Cabins Lot 1 – C Lazy U Ranch Development LLC, C Lazy U Ranch Holdings LLC, Triton Investment Company to Lady Horse LLC, $925,000Eggert Subdivision Block 1, Lots 2,3; SEC 23 TWP 3N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Wesley and Joan Lowe to William and Rebecca Hulen, $216,800Val Moritz Village 1st Filing, Lot 19, Block 3 – Ronald Stern to Derek and Amy Rude, $53,000Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 91 Timeshare 091536 – Smith Living Trust to Jennifer Smith and Judy Doll, $500Ridge Elk Creek Subdivision Block 4 – Lambda Properties II LLC to Elk Creek Campground Grand Lake LLC, $1,000,000Shorewood Subdivision Lot 17, Block 2 – Kent and Larissa Roorda to Sarah Gregory and Matthew Schiller, $247,000Four Way Estates Unit #1 Subdv Lot 9 – Robert Ellis to Edward Jukkola, $473,500Inn at SilverCreek PH II Condo Unit A457 – Nicholas Wallace to Equity Trust Company Custodian, H Charles Teichman IRA, $2,000Inn at SilverCreek PH II Condo Unit A460 – Nicholas Wallace to Equity Trust Company Custodian, H Charles Teichman IRA, $2,000Inn at SilverCreek PH II Condo Unit A457 – Joseph Chapadeau to Nicholas Wallace, $2,000Inn at SilverCreek PH II Condo Unit A460 – Joseph Chapadeau to Nicholas Wallace, $2,000Hi Country Haus Bldg 14, Unit 4 – David Mally and Rynee Roberts to Thomas Irvin, $93,500Winter Park Highlands 1 Unit 1, Lot 117 Partial Legal – See Document/Includes Easements; Winter Park Highlands 1 Unit 1, Lot 128 Partial Legal/Includes Easements – Mountain House LLC to Quentin and Norman Stanczyk, $346,000Winter Park Ranch 2nd Filing, Lot 3, Block 4 – Linda Wenzek-Barth Trust to David Siegfried and Melanie Rendleman, $247,000Blue Valley Acres Lot 3, Block 2 – Bank New York Mellon, Bank New York TSTE, CWALT Inc Alternative Loan Trust, 2006-6CB Mortgage Pass Through Certificates Series 2006-6CB to Express Homes LLC, $112,500Fraser Crossing-Founders Pointe Condominium Unit 3605 – Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Quy Hoang and Hue Ngo, $165,000Hi Country Haus Bldg 10, Units 17,18 – James and Deborah Iacoponi to Dara Hammond, $172,000Timbers Condominiums Unit 6, Bldg 10 – Stratus Timbers LLC to Sean Robison and Shane McWhinney, $240,000

Grand Lake approves 2016 budget

With 2015 drawing to a close municipalities throughout the state spent the month of December performing a number of perfunctory actions from passing resolutions levying property taxes to ordinances setting fee schedules. The Grand Lake Board of Trustees had their own year-end house cleaning session during their last official meeting of the year. During that meeting the Board approved the town's 2016 budget. Board members and town officials have been developing the budget for some time now and have been conducting budget work sessions for several months. For 2016 Grand Lake's General Fund will begin the year with a leftover fund balance of $1,201,623. The leftover fund balance represents the amount of money remaining in the Town's General Fund at the end of 2015. Grand Lake Town Treasurer Erin Ackerman has budgeted $2,641,747 in revenues for 2016 with the town expected to take in approximately $1,702,900 in General revenue and $938,847 in Capital revenue, or revenue that can be attributed to specific capital expenses. For 2016 Grand Lake is projecting General Fund expenditures totaling $2,873,125. After taking in account both the projected revenues for 2016 and the 2015 General Fund ending fund balance Grand Lake expects to end 2016 with a General Fund balance of $970,244. Budgets for municipalities are developed a year in advance and many of the specific figures within the budget are projections or estimates that can and do change over the course of the year. The projections are based on a number of factors including the future economic outlook and ending tallies from previous years. Grand Lake collects taxes and has expenditures through the end of December every year. Similarly the town has a two-month time frame between the end of any given month and when official figures on revenues and expenditures for that month become available. The budget presented to the Board during the December Trustees' meeting includes projections for 2016 and 2015 year-end totals. The 2015 year-end totals use estimates on expenditures and revenues for November and December. Grand Lake further breaks down their General Fund expenditures by the various departments within town government. The department with the single largest budget is the Grand Lake Public Works Dept. with a total 2016 budget of $577,321. Of the total for the dept. $342,271 is applied to personnel costs while $235,050 is designated for operations. The town's Administrative department has the second highest departmental budget with a total of $553,818, of which $294,709 is for personnel costs while $259,109 is for operational costs. The Public Safety department. had the next highest budget for 2016, though the totals for that department, $193,840, are significantly lower than the totals for both Administration and Public Works. The Parks department. has a 2016 budget total of $119,102 broken down between $48,402 for personnel and $70,700 for operations. The Town has projected a total cost of $90,787 for the Board of Trustees with the entirety of that budget designated as operational costs. The Greenway Committee has a total projected budget of $41,197. The Town's remaining departments; Cemetery Committee, Post Committee and the Planning Commission/BOA, each had projected budgets less than $10,000 with the Post Committee having a projected budget of zero. Grand Lake has projected $130,007 in debt service payments in 2016. The town is projecting $113,961 in debt service payments on Administrative work and $16,046 in debt service for public works projects. The town also sets aside a Tabor Reserve Fund which is set at three percent of the overall General Fund, or $57,566. Grand Lake's 2016 budget is a part of the public record.