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Expert on school choice to speak in Granby The Friedman Foundation for School Choice has connected the High Country Conservatives with an expert in education and specifically in school choice. Dr Liz Fagen, superintendent of Douglas County Schools, has in-depth experience implementing school choice in her district and beyond. Does school choice work? What forms does it take? Who gets
Published: May 16, 2013
Devon is survived by her husband, Richard Hawkes, her daughter Ginger Schmidt, her son Roderick Schenck, her mother Leta Button, and her brother Shawn Button. A memorial service will be held for her friends and family at the Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 25 at 1pm
Published: May 15, 2013
Due to the late snowstorms, above normal snowpack and recent rain showers, Grand County’s wildfire season is off to a late start. The fire outlook is predicted to be “normal” for the summer months, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The Fire Center states a repeat of the 2012 fire season — which brought about significant fire events as
Published: May 15, 2013
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS ­ — A round of applause followed the announcement of Jennifer and Grand County Commissioner Gary Bumgarner’s contribution of $100,000 to the Citizens for a Safe Highway 9 Committee to help with the committee’s progress toward safety improvements on the highway. “We were remembering times when we had near misses on the road,” said Jennifer Bumgarner, who
Published: May 15, 2013
Town should do more to research Byers project To the Editor: Fraser citizens and neighbors have been working mightily to make sense of the proposed annexation, work made more difficult by the lack of meaningful review information being disseminated by town staff and town-employed review contractors. Meetings scheduled between residents and town staff may be helpful, but more importantly we
Published: May 15, 2013
Granby Rec offers ride to teen night out Students 6th grade or higher are invited to join the Granby Recreation Department for a ride to Teen Night at Fraser’s Grand Park Recreation Center on Thursday, May 16. Everyone will meet at the Granby Soccer Dome at 8 p.m. before heading to the Rec. Center. Pickup will be at 11 p.m.
Published: May 15, 2013
GRAND LAKE — The Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has named Samantha Miller as the Marketing and Tourism Director. Miller has acquired an impressive to do-list and brings to the job enough experience to expand the chamber’s social media reach and publicity. Among her list of ideas to polish up the town and the chamber’s public image is by
Published: May 15, 2013
Sophia Michelle Cordova Kimberley Ford and Ian Cordova, of Granby, announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Michelle Cordova, at 7:28 p.m. on May 3, 2013, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. The baby’s sibling is Stephen Ford. Grandparents are Darlene Cordova of Mesa, Arizona; Michael Heil, Eagle, Wisconsin;
Published: May 15, 2013
The following athletes have qualified for the Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships that begin on Thursday, May 16, at JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood. Middle Park Boys Aziz Hanna: 4x200 relay alternate Kellen Lutz: 4x200 relay, long jump, pole vault Travis Potts: 200, 4x200 relay Henry Southway: 4x200 relay Garrett Whitford: 4x200 relay Girls Kelly Allen: long jump,
Published: May 15, 2013
Pancho & Lefty’s of Grand Lake invites the public to join the town and the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce boards in welcoming the chamber’s new staff members Kacey Beres (Executive Director) and Samantha Miller (Marketing & Tourism Director) at a Meet and Greet Party. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 15 at Pancho & Lefty’s.
Published: May 14, 2013
MPHS grad to study in Finland Middle Park High School graduate McCall Linke will be participating in a study abroad program this summer in Jyväskylä, Finland. Linke graduated from MPHS in 2011 and currently attends the University of Wyoming. She will be taking summer school classes for one month while in Finland. Linke decided to seize the opportunity to travel
Published: May 14, 2013
Wednesday May 15 Granby Rec Summer Day Camp Registration, 8:30am-5:30pm, Granby Town Hall. Children’s Story Hour, 10:30-11:30am,The Granby Library. Mom and Tots Story Hour, 11am-12pm, Kremmling Library. Mobile Device Tutoring, 1pm, Juniper Library. Learn how to download free library materials to your Kindle, iPad, Nook or other Android device. No cost for the class. 970-627-8353. Hot Sulphur Days Planning Meeting,
Published: May 14, 2013
Quilt guild hosts show, seeks entries The Peaks ‘n Pines Quilt Guild will be hosting a Quilt Show on June 8 and 9 at the Community Center in Grand Lake. Entry forms for the show are available at the Fabric Nook in Granby and Cabin Quilts & Stitches in Grand Lake. Quilt entries must be submitted no later than Monday,
Published: May 14, 2013
Lake elevations in feet, May 14 Willow Creek: 8,122.67 (full 8,130) Lake Granby: 8,221.8 (full 8,280) Windy Gap: 7,826.54 (full 8,128) Green Mountain: 7901.54 (full 7,950)
Published: May 14, 2013
Friday, May 10 Girls Soccer 3A State Playoffs, first round Coal Ridge 3, Middle Park 0 Saturday, May 11 Baseball 3A Districts Buena Vista 6, Middle Park 3 Track Frontier League Championships, Evergreen Girls Team--3. Middle Park, 167 points 100--6. Kylie Bidrowski, MP, 15.06 200--5. Delanie Markle, MP, 31.44 400--4. Sierra Linke, MP, 1:06.69; 8. Madison Milstead, MP, 1:09.98; 12.
Published: May 14, 2013
Thursday, May 16 Track Middle Park and West Grand at Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships, JeffCo Stadium, Lakewood Friday, May 17 Track Middle Park and West Grand at Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships, JeffCo Stadium, Lakewood Saturday, May 18 Track Middle Park and West Grand at Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships,
Published: May 14, 2013
A man who was cleaning a conveyer belt at the Ranch Creek Ranch Sawmill, located on Highway 125 in Granby, got his arm stuck in the belt after a coworker turned on the machine. The call was received by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7. The man was transported to Saint Anthony’s
Published: May 10, 2013
There are many things I never realized before bringing my daughter into the world. I didn’t know I had it in me to get up every morning at 6 a.m. and be a cheerful human being for the start of my baby’s day. I didn’t know I would spend more intimate time with my washer, drier and dishwasher than my
Published: May 11, 2013
A broad-based stakeholder effort to protect the Colorado River received a boost last month when a state court granted water rights designed to keep flows in the river, creating three important instream flow water rights. “The CWCB (Colorado Water Conservation Board) is very pleased that the stakeholder group worked through the state’s Instream Flow Program to protect this important reach
Published: May 8, 2013
I’ve followed with great interest the myriad reporting, commentary and letters regarding annexation of the proposed Byers Peak Ranch development.  Few pieces, though, look holistically at how yet another large residential development impacts the county or how we‘ve heard this tune before. Grand County, like other mountain counties, is full of unfulfilled development vision:  Grand Park, Rendezvous, Coyote Creek, Grand
Published: May 8, 2013
DENVER – Despite the wintry weather in many parts of the state, spring is here, and with it comes the arrival of baby birds and mammals to Colorado. It’s a good time to remind citizens that newborn wildlife may be found in their yards, along trails, or in open spaces, and the best advice is to leave them alone. Each
Published: May 10, 2013
Cemetery meeting announcement There will be a Cemetery Association meeting at 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 10, at Winter Park West Water Office, 601 Park Place (behind the post office). Any questions call 970-726-0535.
Published: May 10, 2013
The State of Colorado’s third grade TCAP reading scores remained flat in 2013 for the third year in a row, according to preliminary TCAP results released Tuesday. Local reading scores followed much the same pattern and even improved from 2012. East Grand School District’s third-graders tested 80.7 percent proficient and advance, compared to 75.2 percent in 2012 and 88.8 percent
Published: May 10, 2013
Grand County Commissioners discussed the possibility of localizing health inspections, a recent trend in Colorado counties. If Grand County were to move forward with the proposal, it could have its own environmental health inspector rather than a state inspector. Other options include working with neighboring counties to localize health inspection efforts and leaving Grand County’s environmental health inspections in the
Published: May 10, 2013
GRANBY — Paul Geisendorfer, a Granby resident and water purveyor for much of his life, died on April 24, 2013. Born in Mt. Leonard, Missouri, on Oct. 19, 1927, his family moved to Granby when he was 5 years old. The Geisendorfer family moved to Denver during his junior high school years, but he spent every summer in the high
Published: May 10, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013
Byers Peak Family Medicine has been selected as one of 74 practices in the State of Colorado to participate in a program called the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. The initiative is sponsored by Medicare as well as eight other insurance providers in the state. The goal of the initiative is to improve the health of our patients by providing support
Published: May 10, 2013
WINTER PARK — The Rotary Club of Winter Park-Fraser Valley has named the married duo of Kim Linin and Rich Devlin as the 2013 recipient of the Michael Muftic Service Above Self Award. Linin and Devlin will be recognized for their tireless efforts on their two passions: protecting children and stopping the scourge of domestic violence. The couple moved from
Published: May 10, 2013
Sombrero Stables, located on-grounds at Snow Mountain Ranch near Tabernash, is looking for locals who are interested in volunteering at the stables in exchange for lessons in riding and general horsemanship. This program offers local families the chance to learn about horsemanship and barn management without spending a fortune on private lessons. All volunteers will start their volunteer hours with
Published: May 9, 2013
Published: May 9, 2013
Most of us have spent beautiful spring and summer days playing a little catch with our family or friends or actually playing softball or baseball. This year let’s throw a little curve ball into the game of catch by choosing different types of balls to throw and catch. We are referring to using medicine balls, mini balls (i.e. pliable, light-weight
Published: May 9, 2013
GRANBY — A 108-year-old first-class passenger coach arrived in Granby on Tuesday, May 7, as the latest addition to the holdings of the Moffat Road Railroad Museum. After a year-long odyssey on four different railroads stretching across the United States from Rhode Island to the Rocky Mountains, the 70-foot-long, 75-ton railroad car is finally set to arrive at its new
Published: May 9, 2013
To the Editor Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 would like to thank the following individuals for their support and participation in Colorado’s Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service on Saturday, May 4. Don McDavid with the Grand County Tree Farmers; Todd Camm, Regional FMO with the USFS; and the Lady Panthers Soccer players (Haley Olson, Callie Hale, Alyssa Landa, Maria
Published: May 9, 2013
To the Editor For more than a century, Camp Chief Ouray has been providing generations of children with supportive, enriching experiences in Grand County. The first annual Camp Magic Mud Run took place at Snow Mountain Ranch on Sunday, April 28th. Participants hula-hooped, limbo-ed, jumped and swung through 5 km of mud in the spirit of camp fun. We are
Published: May 9, 2013
Dr. Teresa Belton is the senior researcher at the University of East Anglia’s School of Education and Lifelong Learning. Recently in a BBC interview she decried the modern practice of scheduling every minute of our children’s’ lives and allowing them to fill the occasional gap with iPhones and Instagram. Dr. Belton believes that boredom is an essential part of the
Published: May 9, 2013
“Benghazi,” like “Watergate,” is one of those words which will likely enter the political lexicon as “shorthand,” standing for a series of “high crimes and misdemeanors” committed by our nation’s most senior elected and appointed officials. In the case of President Richard Nixon, who resigned rather than be Impeached by the U.S. House of Representative and Convicted by the U.S.
Published: May 9, 2013
Syria’s civil war is emerging as a US foreign policy crisis and there is a gnawing feeling of “been there, done that in Iraq and Afghanistan.” While it was probably a mistake, last year President Obama drew a red line that would trigger greater U.S. involvement if Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons. There is some evidence Assad did. Empty
Published: May 9, 2013
To the Editor, “It takes a village to raise a child” This has been necessary, evident, valued and displayed the past three weeks for the Middle Park High School girl’s soccer regular season games. After fortunately playing outside for a couple weeks before Spring Break and upon return from Spring Break mid- April, it has been a challenge with daily
Published: May 9, 2013
GRANBY — Middle Park High School students got a taste of the Colorado judicial system on Tuesday when the Colorado Supreme Court Justices heard two cases while presiding in the high school auditorium. The cases presented to the justices were not mock proceedings, but oral arguments for actual cases in the State of Colorado. The justices will issue official court
Published: May 8, 2013
GRAND LAKE — Rocky Mountain National Park has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration for the past three years to develop new procedures for arriving and departing aircraft to and from Denver. New procedures could reduce aircraft noise in the Park. The new procedures will require pilots to follow a concentrated flight path over the Park and land aircraft
Published: May 8, 2013
My work desk feels like mission control center. A desk computer, a laptop and a great-big computer monitor face me, and I’m shocked to admit I feel like I need them all. It’s been technology boot camp here at the Sky-Hi; all our heads are spinning with data center lists, naming conventions, DT Tags, shift-commands, glyphs, text macros, page trackings
Published: May 8, 2013
Another public hearing was held on the Byers Peak Ranch annexation last week. The applicant and the Town of Fraser made presentations addressing key issues. Much effort was made to unwind the fish stories made by opponents at previous public hearings and over the past couple of years. The same day the paper carried a letter to the editor which
Published: May 8, 2013
Published: May 7, 2013
Sky-Hi pop ups are a nuisance To the Editor: Please eliminate the pop-up questions that require skyhidailynews.com online readers to answer questions before continuing on to the Web page they are trying to read. These pop-up questions are very annoying, and I think that the readers of this newspaper should be able to enjoy reading the newspaper online without such
Published: May 7, 2013
Thursday, May 2 Girls Soccer Middle Park 7, Lake County 0 The Academy 1, Middle Park 0 Friday, May 3 Baseball Middle Park 5, Denver SST 1 Girls Soccer Middle Park 0, Pinnacle 0 Track High Country Pole Vault Meet, Kremmling Girls 6. Anna Cunico, WG, 7-0; 7. Krisitna Ekren, WG, 7-0; 11 (tie). Rebecca Dillon, WG, and Caitlyn Miller,
Published: May 7, 2013
GRAND LAKE —The Men’s Club is looking for members who enjoy the game and the fellowship of other golfers. Tournaments are played using the GHIN handicap system, allowing all golfers a chance to win. Tournaments are played on Wednesdays. The first official event at the Grand Lake Golf Course is scheduled for May 22, depending on the snow melt, which
Published: May 7, 2013
Sometimes mud season reminds me of leisurely summer days of my youth, when friends and I would naively lament of there being “nothing to do.” For better or worse, I often hear there is a lack of entertainment in Grand County while the Resort is shut down. Snow on hiking and biking trails is far from melted, let alone trails
Published: May 2, 2013
GRANBY—A majority of Grand Elk homeowners are in favor of purchasing the Grand Elk Golf Course from High Golf LLC. During an April 27 Grand Elk Homeowners Association special meeting on the issue at the SilverCreek Convention Center in Granby, as many as 537 members voted to adopt an amendment allowing for purchase of the golf course, with 34 members
Published: May 2, 2013
Dressed in purple pants and a lime green jacket, Mikaela Shiffrin looked like any other 18-year-old skier taking in a sunny spring morning with her mom, Eileen, at Loveland Ski area Thursday, except for the sponsorship patches all over her jacket. She barrelled down the slope, with her mom and Loveland Ski Club director and former U.S. Ski Team coach
Published: May 7, 2013
With more and more bike racks popping up on cars, last week’s snow notwithstanding, it could mean time for a new toy or an upgrade. This time of year can be a good time to think about a bike purchase. Many bike shops are looking to boost sales around Memorial Day, so keep an eye out for deals as the
Published: May 7, 2013
1950-2013 There will be a memorial reception in honor of Jeanette Kelly. Please join Kevin Kelly and the family of Jeanette on May 11, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Mountain Grind located at Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park, Colorado. This will be a celebration of a beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Visit Jeanette’s
Published: May 7, 2013
December 5, 1921 - April 24, 2013 Bessie was the last of seven children born to Franklin Edward and Bessie Martin-Copenhaver on December 5, 1921 in Hinsdale, Montana. She attended school there and graduated salutatorian in 1939. She was married to Robert LeRoy Ruth on June 14, 1940. The couple moved to Denver in 1942 where their two children were
Published: May 7, 2013
July 3, 1943 - April 21, 2013 Jim Davidson, 69, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, surrounded by his family in the home he built in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Crestone, CO. Born July 3, 1943 in Cortez, CO, Jim was raised in the Southwestern Colorado mining towns of Rico and Telluride. Jim graduated valedictorian from Telluride High School
Published: May 7, 2013
The letter below responds to a subject that is sure to become heated as lawmakers in Colorado and Washington, D.C., take on gun control. The first order of business in any debate ought to be agreeing on terms, and in particular, definitions thereof. In this case, it appears letter writers Tyson Arnold (Jan. 18 Sky-Hi News) and Patrick Brower (below)
Published: May 1, 2013
As part of our website redesign and relaunch, we are closing down our native mobile apps in favor of a mobile-optimized website. To experience the mobile verison of our site, simply go to your phone's browser and enter the standard ".com" domain. The site will automatically adjust to your phone's screen size. No need to search an app store or
Published: April 30, 2013
Fast food? We’re way past fast food and well into faster foods. For instance, you can get KFC now without bones to slow you down as you slam lunch. If that sounds to you like they’re raising rubber chickens in big test tube factories, you’re probably right. Just to stay up with the population growth will take faster food yet.
Published: May 2, 2013
Honored to be in the running To the Editor: In regard to the May 1 letter to the editor “Ultimate Fishing Town quest smells rotten,” The beautiful town of Grand Lake considers itself honored to be in the running to be the nation’s “Ultimate Fishing Town.” It is unfortunate that negative misinformation has been spread around a friendly competition, which
Published: May 2, 2013
Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) commemorates a small battle that happened in the Mexican state of Puebla in 1862, according to online resources. Today, El Dia de la Battalla de Puebla celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin. But, counter to popular belief — other than in Puebla
Published: May 2, 2013
Tuesday, April 30 Baseball Middle Park 12, Jefferson 3 Friday, May 3 Girls Soccer Pinnacle at Middle Park, 4 p.m., Granby Track High Country Pole Vault meet, 10:30 a.m., at West Grand HS, Kremmling Middle Park at St. Vrain Invitational, 2 p.m., at Longmont HS, Longmont Saturday, May 4 Baseball Middle Park at The Academy (DH), noon and 2 p.m.,
Published: May 2, 2013
Contact your lawmakers State Claire Levy, House District 13 303-866-2578 email: claire.levy.house@state.co.us Randy Baumgardner, Senate District 8 303-866-5292 email: randy.baumgardner.senate@state.co.us U.S. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall Washington D.C.: 877-768-3255 Regional office: 303-650-7820 web: markudall.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, D.C.: 202-224-5852 Eagle office: 970-433-1361 web: bennet.senate.gov U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, District 2 Washington D.C.: 202-225-2161 Frisco office: 970-668-3240 web: polis.house.gov
Published: May 2, 2013
GRAND LAKE — Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park’s priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For several years, Rocky Mountain National Park has had a proactive bark beetle
Published: May 2, 2013
It feels like spring might really be arriving in Grand County. Before we know it, the trees along the river will have that first hint of green and we’ll be thinking of planting in our own gardens. If you are an experienced gardener or would like to give vegetable gardening a try, a community garden might be right for you.
Published: May 2, 2013
Turkey hunters for the taking On Friday, April 26, the Grand County Sheriff’s office received a report of fraud. The reporting party and several of his friends had paid for a turkey hunt in Nebraska and the outfitter, who they had sent checks to at a Granby post office box, never showed up. A trailer home trashed A hit and
Published: May 2, 2013
FRASER/GRANBY – Two nonprofit stewardship organizations, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the Headwaters Trail Alliance, are teaming up to lead volunteers in two significant trail improvement projects in the Fraser Valley on June 1 and June 28. About 40 volunteers are needed for each date. On June 1, in celebration of National Trails Day, efforts will focus on improving the
Published: May 2, 2013
FRASER — The public hearing regarding the possible annexation of Byers Peak Ranch continued Wednesday night with the applicant’s opportunity to respond to questions and concerns voiced during the public comment period of the hearing process, which ended on April 24. Some of the main concerns Fraser residents voiced during the public comment period included concerns about the water plant
Published: May 2, 2013
We are four months into 2013 and headed for springtime. So, now is the time to S.P.R.I.N.G. into action catapulting you into a fantastic fitness level for spring and summer. The S.P.R.I.N.G. acronym is simple, easy to remember and may keep you heading toward springtime fitness success. As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. S.P.R.I.N.G.
Published: May 2, 2013
October 19, 1927 - April 24, 2013 Lew “Paul” Geisendorfer, 85, long-time Granby resident, went home to be with his Savior on April 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Llewellyn and Marguerite (Garrett); son Keith; brother Robert. Paul is survived by his wife of 12 years, Norma Jean; children, Loren, Cody, Paula and Margery; sister, Mary
Published: May 2, 2013
Middle Park pitcher Ty Franek winds up to deliver a pitch in the first inning against Bennett on Friday in Granby. Despite taking an early lead, the Panthers would drop the contest 19-9.
Published: May 1, 2013
Click the link below to view the online edition of the 2012 Middle Park Fair and Rodeo program. http://skyhighdailynews.co.newsmemory.com/special.php?date=20120613
Published: May 1, 2013
Starting today, you’ll see a new website design at www.skyhidailynews.com. Why the change? It’s part of a completely new computer software system that not only is used to create the content on our website but also supports all the stories, photos, headlines and pages that we produce for our print newspaper. It’s called a content-management system and the Sky-Hi News
Published: April 30, 2013
The recent death of USA Today founder, Al Neuharth, brings to mind memories of my early days as a paperboy, newspaper editor, and nationally-syndicated columnist. In early1987, a frantic USA Today reporter called, saying he needed some Nebraska political facts. ASAP! After a bit of digging, I called him back. Over the next month, this scenario repeated several times, which
Published: April 30, 2013
To annex or not to annex? This is not the question To The Editor: As has been stated by many people in the area at the public hearing and in articles written in the paper, the question is whether the terms of the proposed agreement are equitable to the taxpayers of Fraser and Grand County. After reading the developer’s most
Published: April 30, 2013
Why the Boston Marathon bombing? Why Newtown? Why Aurora? Why Virginia Tech? Why Tucson? Why Columbine or Oklahoma City? Even if we understand why there may be a few solutions that fall within our ethics, practices, and laws as western democracies, but it is worth our effort to keep pursuing avenues while respecting the limits we place on ourselves. That
Published: April 30, 2013
Ultimate Fishing Town quest smells rotten To the Editor: Grand lake, The ultimate fishing scam? Grand lake is a great town, but ultimate fishing town of the USA? Actually our lakes are full of problems. I own businesses in Grand county, including a concrete foundation company and a motel, so improving the economy is in my interest too — just
Published: April 30, 2013
Have a qualified technician inspect fuel-burning appliances once a year • Fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, hot water heaters and stoves require yearly maintenance. Over time, components can become damaged or deteriorate. A qualified technician can identify and repair problems with your fuel-burning appliances. • Avoid placing your CO alarm directly on top of or directly across from fuel-burning appliances.
Published: April 30, 2013
The job of the local board and employees of Mountain Parks Electric cooperative is to deliver electricity that is safe, reliable, and affordable. But Mountain Parks’ ability to provide affordable electricity is seriously in danger by Senate Bill 13-252, which is moving through the Colorado Legislature on a fast track. Introduced on April 8, SB13-252 — which has already passed
Published: April 30, 2013
I live in Fraser, and I really like being here in the Fraser Valley. My wife and I have made a significant investment here, not only financially but also personally. We have both dedicated ourselves to giving back to the community in many ways to make this a better place to live. For these reasons, I would like to see
Published: April 30, 2013
Last week I was offered the position of managing editor of the Sky-Hi News. That very same day, MSN.com had on its home page a piece called “6 Jobs that will stress you out (but are still worth it)” Naturally, next to No. 1 was “Editor.” “As online media grow and traditional newsrooms continue to shrink, editors will deal with
Published: April 30, 2013
The biggest muscle in your body the gluteus maximus extends and externally rotates the hips enabling us to move our bodies powerfully when walking, running, cross country skiing, triple jumping and rollerblading. The maximus assists or works as a stabilizer when we sit, squat, lunge, jump and stand and, consequently, it is imperative to strengthen it regularly. This week, we
Published: April 30, 2013
Brimming with a sense of quixotic adventure five and half years ago, I rolled over Berthoud Pass into Grand County to become news editor at the nation’s newest daily newspaper. Since then, I’ve had a hand in producing about 260 editions of the Middle Park Times and 820 editions of the Sky-Hi News, which is more headlines, captions, stories, editorials,
Published: April 30, 2013
As a community we value Dr. Paulsen’s input and opinion. Over the next month we will be evaluating SnowBall Music Festival with our first responders and medical professionals, public works, chamber board and elected officials and other key stakeholders to look at the successes and impact of the event on our community. The Chamber is currently seeking feedback from our
Published: April 30, 2013
Last week, the nation was rocked by two explosions: One in Boston and one near the town of West, Texas. As usual, the east-dominated mainstream media focused on the three initial fatalities in Boston and gave little attention to the 14 fatalities in Texas. Such is the power of demographics. Such is the power of an atrocity caused intentionally by
Published: April 30, 2013
I cannot look at a Chevy El Camino without seeing Brad Pitt. In the 2001 “The Mexican,” he rents one from a Mexican backstreet rental agency. The scene when he first sees it is worth the entire movie. Fraser library has it. The El Camino was produced from 1959 to 1960, and again from 1964 to 1987 as General Motors’
Published: April 30, 2013
The late British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher is being praised for her revitalization of Britain’s economy, for curbing trade-union excesses, and for re-establishing Great Britain as a world power. She made it possible for more than a million families to buy, instead of rent, their rundown government housing, which, due to pride-of-ownership, they converted from dilapidated to decent. Under
Published: April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26 Baseball Bennett 19, Middle Park 9 Girls Soccer Frontier Academy 7, Middle Park 0 Saturday, April 27 Baseball Middle Park 8, Arrupe Jesuit 3 Middle Park 7, Arrupe Jesuit 6 Girls Soccer Middle Park 1, Clear Creek 0 Track Joe Shields Invitational, Kremmling Girls 100--2. Talise Hansen, MP, 13.68; 17. Delanie Markle, MP, 15.39; 18. Payton Coleman,
Published: April 30, 2013
Deno's Mountain Bistro in downtown Winter Park was awarded a $19,443 enhancement grant to remodel its patio area in front of the building along the sidewalk. By a unanimous vote of the Winter Park Town Council Tuesday night, May 1, Deno's will begin construction of new fencing around the perimeter of the patio with metal planters and benches made from
Published: April 29, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. —The life of a retired NFL star: charity work, endorsement deals, business ventures. Elway has the car dealerships, Favre wears the Wrangler Jeans, Vance Johnson does restaurants. Johnson is set to open Vance's Epicurious near First and Grand in Smashburger's former location. He also owns VJ's Outlaw Ribbs in Parachute. As one of the Broncos' “Three Amigos”
Published: April 29, 2013
The Roadhouse Grill in Grand Lake changed hands this summer, and is now under the ownership of Bob Nicholls and Kevin Leppke. Nicholls, who previously managed the Lariat Saloon, jumped at the “business opportunity” that the Roadhouse Grill presented. He and Nicholls made a few changes to the menu and the interior layout. “We changed [the menu] around so it's
Published: April 29, 2013
TABERNASH - The Grand County Concert Series wraps up its winter series on Friday, April 5, as the Poulenc Trio returns to Grand County with violinist Anton Lande. The Poulenc Trio brings together three uniquely gifted virtuosos. Their tours have brought them to Russia with Hilary Hahn, Italy, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Symphony Space in
Published: April 29, 2013
The West Grand boys basketball team earned a third-place finish at the district tournament in Paonia this past weekend, which meant the Mustangs were assigned to the regional tournament at Fredrick High School where they will be pitted against Heritage Christian. In the semifinal game against Meeker, West Grand led after the first quarter, but were unable to sustain that
Published: April 29, 2013
Published: April 29, 2013
Three local skiers recently returned from a trip to Italy where they competed in the Junior World Championships to finish out their winter season. One skier, Bruce Perry Jr., 17, was just formally accepted to the U.S. Ski Team for the next winter season. “It really just hit me a couple of days ago,” he said. “I’m stoked on it.”
Published: April 29, 2013
WINTER PARK — As costume-sporting skiers and boarders started filling the lift chairs, a crowd of onlookers gathered around the small pond that had been created by Winter Park Resort’s grooming crew for the 45th annual Spring Splash on Sunday, April 21. At the top of the Spring Splash downhill course, competitors required to start backwards navigated through a “bamboo
Published: April 29, 2013
A man driving an older model white van with rust around the doors was reported as attempting to pick up two 10-year-old children on their way to West Grand PK-8 School on Thursday, Nov. 22. The man, who was wearing a black ski mask, approached the children and asked if they were lost. He then proceeded to offer them a
Published: April 29, 2013
The Kremmling Police Department is looking to speak with any witnesses to the motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, on Colo. Highway 9 just south of Kremmling. The accident involved a white Nissan sedan and a Ford pickup truck at the corner just north of the railroad bridge. Anyone who witnessed the accident
Published: April 29, 2013
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock identified the victim of a Riverside Hotel shooting as Joshua Stevens, 31, of Coral, Mich. Bock, who earlier Tuesday said the man died of gunshot wounds, said an autopsy will be performed at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to make official the cause and manner of the man’s death. Shortly before midnight
Published: April 29, 2013
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — The victim of the shooting just before midnight Monday at the former Riverside Hotel is a 31 year-old male not from Grand County, according to Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock, who is awaiting contact with family members before releasing more information. Bock confirmed the man died of gun-shot wounds, but has yet to examine the body,
Published: April 29, 2013
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — The fatal shooting of a man late Monday night by a Grand County Sheriff’s deputy took place in front of a home owned by a Grand County deputy district attorney and a Grand County sheriff’s officer. One witness who was getting her mail at the Hot Sulphur Springs Post Office on Monday night around the time
Published: April 29, 2013

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