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GRANBY –With Election Day looming, Middle Park High School students arranged a forum for school board candidates, posing questions on technology, budgets and testing. Six civics students hosted the forum at the high school auditorium the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 22. Six candidates participated. Chip Besse, the incumbent and unchallenged candidate from District 4, was the only candidate unable to
Published: October 24, 2013
WINTER PARK ­— Anticipation for the upcoming winter season is building as evidenced through the bookings at local reservation companies. “As a community, we are looking at about 12.7 percent ahead of last year’s reservations for the upcoming six months in occupancy,” said Sue Neumann, director of the call center for Winter Park Central Reservations. “It’s a good indicator that
Published: October 24, 2013
GRAND LAKE – This summer’s six week stop-pump benefited clarity in Grand Lake, but had bad consequences for water quality in Shadow Mountain Reservoir. Water quality managers have confirmed what locals and summer recreaters at Shadow Mountain reservoir suspected as they gazed at its murky green waters. The Farr Pumping Plant’s shutdown from July to early September created the worse
Published: October 29, 2013
WINTER PARK ­­— Winter Park’s citizens and town council members filled town hall on Friday, Oct. 25, to catch a glimpse and comment on the possible development alternatives for the Sitzmark properties, giving a large amount of support to the ideas of building a civic center and marketplace at the two properties. Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP, the urban design
Published: October 29, 2013
October saw the highest amount of alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities over any other month in 2012. There were 24 alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities, with six occurring over the days surrounding Halloween. To combat this, the Colorado Department of Transportation will partner with the Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state to crackdown on impaired drivers through to
Published: October 30, 2013
To the Editor: The education of our kids is of the highest priority, but there are a couple of reasons why I won’t be voting for Amendment 66 on the upcoming ballot. First, measures like this do not belong in our state constitution. It’s become commonplace to try to put things there because they are then much harder to repeal.
Published: October 30, 2013
I am amazed at the number of people I talk to who are totally against all of the bills that propose a tax increase, but yet they are in favor of Referendums 300 and 301. The town of Fraser is proposing to waive millions of dollars in their annexation agreement with Byers Peak Properties for water tap fees. On the
Published: October 30, 2013
To the Editor: Residents of Fraser, we are writing to ask you to vote yes on both the Byers Peak Annexation referenda. We know first-hand how the Town has championed open government. In fact, it may have been the most thorough and open process ever conducted by Fraser – with the Board approving the annexation in May 2013, after six
Published: October 30, 2013
To the Editor: When I made Grand County my home over 25 years ago, I quickly discovered and appreciated the culture of community support that thrives here. I voted in favor of the formation of the Grand County Library District (GCLD) 19 years ago, and have watched with pride as the district nurtured centers of information, communication, education, entertainment and
Published: October 30, 2013
When we moved to Grand Lake nine years ago, the library was a vital resource for us in learning about the community, for using technology we otherwise had no access to, and for making new friends through the monthly book club meetings. I support Ballot Measure 1A to increase the mill levy for Grand County Libraries to allow a level
Published: October 30, 2013
To the Editor: Please vote yes for more taxes to fund our awesome libraries. I depend on the library for a place to hang out after school and to get books to read. Being a fifth-grader, I have many projects to do. I rely on the library to do research for those projects. The library has the summer reading program.
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winning stories from the Grand County Library District’s Scary Story Contest “Princess Gazelle Zombie Wants to go to the Zombie Brain Ball” by Ashlynn Baird 1st Place, Kindergarten, Grand Lake Princess Gazelle Zombie was getting ready for the Zombie Brain Ball. She wanted to look nice so she could marry Prince Zombielot. She put on pretty shoes and a dress
Published: October 29, 2013
Keyser Creek Keyser Creek Road (FSR 139) will close at the junction of Keyser Ridge Road (FSR 140) Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Wednesday, Oct 30, for a culvert repair that will restore access to Keyser Ridge Road. The culvert was blown out in the spring flooding of 2011 and access to Keyser Ridge Road has not been possible since then
Published: October 29, 2013
KREMMLING ­— Hunters and other public land users could encounter logging activity and increased heavy truck traffic in the coming weeks on Bureau of Land Management-administered lands about 10 miles south of Parshall. Loggers will be clearing beetle-killed lodgepole pine from BLM lands near Morgan Creek and Mule Creek off of Grand County Road 3, and Cow Creek near Grand
Published: October 29, 2013
Thursday, Oct. 24 Volleyball Middle Park 3, Jefferson 0 (25-6, 25-17, 25-17) Saturday, Oct. 26 Cross Country State Championships, Colorado Springs Girls 11. Tabor Scholl, MP, 20:38.2 Football Middle Park 35, Pinnacle 0 8-man Cross Divisional Playoff West Grand 52, Elbert 8 Volleyball Middle Park 3, Clear Creek 1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-22) 2A District 5 Tournament Paonia 3, West
Published: October 29, 2013
Saturday, Nov. 2 Football 8-man State Playoffs (14) West Grand at (3) Norwood, 1 p.m., Norwood Volleyball 3A Region 6 Regional Tournament (31) Middle Park vs. (6) Gunnison, (19) Brush, 9 a.m., Gunnison 2A Region C Regional Tournament West Grand vs. Paonia, Nucla, 9 a.m., Paonia
Published: October 29, 2013
The West Grand Mustang’s crushing 52-8 victory over the Elbert Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 26, sent them to the Colorado A-8 Football Championships. The Mustangs are seeded in as fourteenth out of 16 Colorado teams and are set to take on the number three-ranked Norwood Mavericks on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the first round bout. Last year when the Mustangs
Published: October 29, 2013
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Local professionals from nonprofits, Grand County school district employees, and law enforcement officials gathered at Snow Mountain Ranch on Monday, Oct. 21, to learn about an innovative approach to reducing incidents of child sexual abuse. YMCA of the Rockies has partnered with the Grand Foundation and Darkness to Light to offer the Stewards of Children training program for community members.
Published: October 29, 2013
While a Pennsylvania school’s decision to cancel Halloween costumes made national headlines for its religious overtones, Grand County schools say their priority is on education first. This October brought a national dialogue about the religious implications of Halloween. Some sides argued the holiday has its roots in religious celebrations, and school-sponsored costumes and events violate the separation between church and
Published: October 29, 2013
HALLOWEEN FUN Wednesday, Oct. 30 Trick-or-Treat in Hot Sulphur Springs, all day. Halloween Contest Party, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Fraser Library. All elementary and middle school students who entered the library’s writing contest are invited. Top Secret Movie Night in Grand Lake, 5-7 p.m., Juniper Library, Grand Lake. A Halloween flick. Thursday, Oct. 31 Trick-or-Treat Street in Kremmling, 4-6 p.m., Cliffview Assisted
Published: October 29, 2013
Imagine spending 90 days kayaking 2,400 miles alone and without support on the two main tributaries to the lower Colorado River, with only enough gear that can be stuffed into the small boat, and being the first man to ever complete such a trip. Bryan Brown, 57, of Los Angeles, Calif., recently completed the first ever source-to-mouth solo trip of
Published: September 17, 2013
The Sheriff’s office is again participating in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. Collection sites will be located at the Alco Center in Fraser, City Market in Granby, and The Kremmling Mercantile, Kremmling.The public is asked to use this resource to dispose of prescriptions safely. Prescription drugs and medications
Published: October 25, 2013
To the Editor: Commentary in a recent My View titled “The GOP has set the table for class warfare and a Democratic feast” would suggest that from the national level on down the liberal narrative will continue to be; assert just about the opposite of what is actually transpiring. When liberals claim that raising the debt limit, as well as
Published: October 25, 2013
To the Editor: As a volunteer working with Grand County residents who are unemployed, I have learned valuable lessons, which I’d like to share. I was informed by staff at the Colorado Workforce (the state employment service) that “Very seldom is there the opportunity to submit a job application on paper. Available jobs are posted online and job applications are
Published: October 25, 2013
To the Editor: Are you confused about the Byers Peak Properties annexation issues, Referendums 300 and 301? No wonder! The Town is giving up money to the developer for water taps. True. The developer is paying for water taps. True. In order to get the whole picture of this issue, one needs to read the Annexation Agreement and related documents.
Published: October 25, 2013
To the Editor: Dear Fraser Residents, We are asking you all to join us and vote yes on Referendums 300 and 301. We believe that annexing Byers Peak Ranch is good for Fraser. All the reasons are well publicized so we won’t repeat them. We just want you to know we support Fraser’s annexation of Byers Peak Ranch and hope
Published: October 25, 2013
To the Editor, I just received an election ballot. Some people also got an anonymous postcard with completely wrong data posing as facts about the mil levy increase (1A) sought by the library district. I know the true facts and wish to correct the misinformation and errors in the anonymous (alert!) postcard. The truth is that the increase sought will
Published: October 25, 2013
To the Editor, We appreciate the Sky Hi News covering the Byers Peak Properties (BPP) presentation to the Grand County Planning and Zoning Commission. With the importance of the upcoming election and the need for voters to understand the facts of the situation, I would like to respond to one paragraph in your article. “The sketch (plan) had some changes
Published: October 25, 2013
Despite similarities between Hollywood and Halloween, they are not related words. And despite the annual rush of horror movies, Hollywood did not invent Halloween either. Movie-wise, this is a disappointing Halloween. But for the generational retread of Stephen King’s, “Carrie”, there are ghastly few horror movies being released this year. I guess people are terrified enough watching C-SPAN. Most of
Published: October 25, 2013
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
Published: October 24, 2013
It’s the time to meet people county-wide from chambers of commerce, towns, government entities and organizations that sponsor events and activities. These sessions are scheduled twice a year, spring and fall, to promote communication in our rapidly changing county through knowledge of people involved. People meet to announce plans for the upcoming season and connect names with faces. They exchange
Published: October 24, 2013
H. Carl Anderson of Colorado Springs died on Friday, Oct. 11, after a brief stay at Advanced Health Care. He was 86. He was born on Dec. 17, 1926 in Denver. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1945. Carl received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1953 and Master of Arts in Education in 1957 both from
Published: October 24, 2013
Grand County is offering some unique opportunities this fall hunting season (October and November) sponsored by the Middle Park Habitat Partnership Program. Coordinated hunts will take place on private property during elk season. Youth hunters between 12 and 17 years-old, as well as anyone interested in becoming a youth mentor are invited to participate. For more information, contact Ted at
Published: October 24, 2013
The publication of a poll conducted by Esquire Magazine and NBC News recently should shake up some current misconceptions. Common wisdom has been that our nation is so politically polarized that there is no middle left. This new poll shoots holes in that line of thought. There is a broad sector of American voters that is still fluid and that
Published: October 24, 2013
As this writer predicted back in August, the ObamaCare train wreck ran through and almost demolished its own ticket booth (the computer entry portal outsourced to CGI, a Canadian software firm) during the train’s initial run on October 1, 2013. Unfortunately, the Canadian company will repair the $515-million-dollar ticket booth (entry portal) and more passengers will get to experience the
Published: October 24, 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 22 Volleyball West Grand 3, Vail Mountain 2 (26-24, 25-16, 20-25, 21-25, 15-11)
Published: October 24, 2013
Saturday, Oct. 26 Cross Country Middle Park at Colorado State Cross Country Championships, 3A Boys - 10 a.m., 3A Girls - noon, Norris Penrose Event Center, Colorado Springs Football Middle Park at Pinnacle, 11 a.m., Federal Heights 8-Man Cross Divisional Playoff Elbert at West Grand, 1 p.m., Kremmling Volleyball Clear Creek at Middle Park, 3 p.m., Granby 2A District 5
Published: October 24, 2013
Water is an essential ingredient to what makes Colorado special. Whether one lives on the West Slope, the Front Range, North Park or the San Luis Valley, it is what makes Colorado’s productive businesses, farms and ranches, our thriving recreational industry, our beautiful environment, and our vibrant cities possible. Water is in short supply. In the coming decades, there could
Published: October 24, 2013
The National Park Service is accepting applications through November 15, 2013, for Rocky Mountain National Park’s summer 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program. Selected artists are provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media are encouraged. Selected artists receive a two-week residency at
Published: October 24, 2013
As the snow flies and ski areas like Winter Park and Ski Granby Ranch begin to gear up for the season, a national survey offers some insight into skier and snowboarder destination habits. The survey, released earlier this month by travel researcher PhoCusWright, and sponsored by Mountain Travel Symposium, provides a snapshot of ski/snowboard travelers’ behavior. Researchers conducted a survey
Published: October 24, 2013
Directional signs along the Continental Divide Trail near Tabernash have been disappearing, according to Maura McKnight, executive director of Headwaters Trails Alliance. It is the assumption that people have been obtaining the signs, which feature the Continental Divide Trail logo, to serve as mementos. But the missing signs have been causing some hikers to get turned around on the trail,
Published: October 24, 2013
The first ever air-delivery of a rescue animal to Grand County took place on Oct. 12, to deliver an 11-week old puppy to a Grand County resident from a high-kill shelter in Utah. His new owners Shea Murphy and Matt Bowen, of the Granby area, named the tri-colored border collie mix puppy Jed and say he is adjusting well to
Published: October 24, 2013
Friday, Oct. 25 Funky Friday Trips, Granby Community Center. Halloween Party and Hay Ride. Trick or Treat Main Street Granby, 4-6 p.m. Costume contests and prizes Saturday, Oct. 26 Halloween Party for Kids and Kids at Heart, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Community House in Town Park, Grand Lake. Costume contest, refreshments and treats, and prizes. Cooper Creek Square Halloween Bash, 4-7
Published: October 24, 2013
Oct. 13 - Oct. 19 Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 036 Timeshare 036121 – Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association to Larry and Donna Brown, $2,117 Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 053 Timeshare 053117 – Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association to Christopher and Charlene Mierzwa, $5,000 Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 025 Timeshare 025143 – Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association to
Published: October 24, 2013
WINTER PARK — Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is teaming up with a long list of regional and local business-related organizations to bring business resources under one roof. The event, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Winter Park Station, includes roundtable discussions limited to 35 businesses in the community and culminates with a community-wide business expo open to the public. “This
Published: October 23, 2013
West Grand High School is tied for the A-8 East league title with Vail Christian and is on track to defend its four-year-long win/tie run in this weekend’s home game The Mustangs take on the Elbert Bulldogs, slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday in Kremmling, with a win against Elbert already this season. They beat the Bulldogs by 30 points.
Published: October 22, 2013
Development plans are percolating in the town of Winter Park centered on town-owned property on the northern end of downtown, known as the Sitzmark Properties. A public meeting to unveil possibilities for those properties is taking place at 10 a.m. to noon, this Friday, Oct. 25, and is an opportunity for the general public to hear options concerning commercial development
Published: October 22, 2013
Winter Park is looking to develop two town-owned properties at its north gateway and invited select business stakeholders to give targeted feedback. The two vacant parcels, totaling 14 acres, are referred to as the Sitzmark properties. Located on the east side of Highway 40, the lots are situated on either side of Hernandos Pizza and the Strip & Tail, near
Published: October 22, 2013
Trail Ridge Road, the popular highway linking the east and west gateways of Rocky Mountain National Park, has officially closed for the season. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Park officials announced winter conditions, high winds and freezing temperatures mandate the road to be closed for winter. The road reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet with few guardrails and no shoulder. Trail
Published: October 22, 2013
Voters have the chance to see East Grand School Board candidates in person and hear their views on a variety of district topics. A school board candidates forum is taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Middle Park High School auditorium. Students from the Middle Park High School civics class have been organizing the forum and
Published: October 20, 2013
Have fun learning about the past with ghostly re-enactments by the Grand County Characters, and guided by Connie Clayton and Kirk Klanke of the Fraser Cemetery Association. The tour takes place from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Meet at the cemetery, located behind the Alco Shopping Center and up the hill to the Historic Fraser Tubing Hill. The fee
Published: October 18, 2013
Name: Chip Besse Residence: Tabernash Years in Grand County: 5 Occupation: Entrepreneur Family: Wife, Melinda Besse 33; kids, Ryder 3, Ryan 1 District area: Tabernash (Incumbent) How does your background prepare you for a school board position? I own and run a diversified business with more than 400 employees, I have children that will be part of the school system
Published: October 18, 2013
This election, Grand County Library District is seeking additional funding to keep its normal operations up and running. If approved by voters, the ballot Referred Measure 1A would add a 1.5 mill levy to the existing district mill levy of 2.41. The current mill levy amounts to about $19 per $100,000 in home values, and the additional levy would add
Published: October 15, 2013
After more than two weeks of furlough, federal agencies returned to work on Thursday morning, Oct. 17. In Grand County, it meant offices like the U.S. Forest Service Sulphur Ranger District in Granby and Bureau of Land Management field office in Kremmling turned on their lights and re-opened their doors. “We’re definitely happy to be back to work,” said public
Published: October 18, 2013
When Stewart Brown, better known simply as Stu, was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 48, he found solace while fly fishing the quiet streams and rivers of Colorado. “While he was on the water, he never thought about cancer,” said Stan Golub, executive director of Reel Recovery. So Brown, Golub, and two other men, all avid fly
Published: October 18, 2013
GRANBY —On Friday morning, Sept. 13, 175 middle school students in Thompson School District found themselves stranded by flooding. It was the last day of a school-arranged day camp at Covenant Heights near Estes Park, but torrents had cut off the school district’s transportation and they had no way of returning home. With roads washing out and food supplies dwindling,
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: The latest poll on skyhidailynews.com asks “What federal office in Grand are you missing most from shutdown? Choices: Rocky Mountain National Park; U.S. Forest Sulphur Ranger District; Bureau of Land Management; Natural Resources Conservation Service. Looks like one choice was missing; “None Of The Above.” Frank Watts Winter Park
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: We encourage registered voters in Grand County to vote yes on 3A for East Grand School District Technology Mill Levy. Increased use of technology is a fact within our society. Providing staff and students the opportunity to use the technology to improve instruction and learning is essential. Technology is expensive and for the past three years has
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: I am writing in support of the Grand County Library District’s mill levy increase on this years ballot. Those who know me know I am a big library supporter. I first became involved with the library via the used book sale at the Art Affair in the late ‘90s. A trustee position opened in 2004 and I
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: Responding to Global Warming is a Hoax letter to the editor of Oct. 2, 2013. The author presented information to conclude “The theory that man-made CO2 is the main driver for climate change is incorrect …” The author bases this conclusion on the fact that the climate data for the last 16 years fails to show a
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: I am writing today about all the tax issues that confront and befuddle our brains. Vote yes on the marijuana taxes. You voted to legalize marijuana, now let’s get some good out of the stoners. I am voting no on all the other tax proposals. I am voting yes to annex Byers Peak into Fraser. First the
Published: October 18, 2013
Friday October 18 Funky Friday Trips, Granby Community Center. Trip to Anderson Farms. $30 per child. Call 887-3961 to register. Omni Real Estate’s 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 113 Spruce St., Kremmling. One pumpkin per person, for details call 970-724-3338. Toddler and Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Juniper Library, Grand Lake. Affordable Care Act – Community Information
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: You might not want to read another piece about the proposed annexation, but please do. It’s important. The proposed agreement for the annexation of the Byers Peak Properties (BPP) would cost Fraser residents, business owners, property owners, visitors and other taxpayers millions of dollars, despite what the town mayor and others claim. When you read the town
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: Opponents of ballot measure 1A would have us believe that it is an example of wasteful taxation. But close examination will show that it is designed to protect the value of funds that Grand County taxpayers have already invested in the community. By voting to establish the Grand County Library District the voters elected to dedicate funds
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: It is the mandated responsibility of an elected town official to support the majority decision of the council once a vote has been taken. I have followed that rule since the May 28th vote on the Byers Peak Annexation. My name has been left off the list of Good Faith Negotiators. Although I cast the only dissenting
Published: October 18, 2013
Name: Jon Ewert, Kremmling Years in Grand County? Seven Occupation: Fisheries Biologist for Colorao Parks and Wildlife Family: Wife Amy, sons Sam (10) and Ben (8) How does your background prepare you for a school board position? As a parent, I’m interested in being as involved as possible in my sons’ education. As a professional, I have strong analytical skills
Published: October 18, 2013
High Altitude Gardens, Tabernash How long have you been in business? 1983 I got my first business card, working weekends and after work. In 1998, I dedicated 100 percent to business How did you get started in this business? I was the first Town of Winter Park Gardener, back in 1983. Held the position for 15 years. I was known
Published: October 18, 2013
Hats off to governor Hickenlooper for keeping Rocky Mountain National Park open. About time somebody thought things through; unlike our Congressmen and women who are out protesting the closures of the very museums, parks and monuments they’re responsible for closing. If that doesn’t beat all, the next topic probably will. I think, here in Grand County, we have a vast
Published: October 18, 2013
The days are combinations of cold mornings with frost and sometimes snow, and the afternoons are still warm and full of sun. Big temperature swings make clothing choices difficult and predicting appropriate activities even more difficult. But people are dragging their gear out of their closets and seeing what fits, what is outdated, and assessing what they need for their
Published: October 18, 2013
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 Shadow Pointe Lot 4 – David Mowatt to Pamela Brinkmann; Jeffrey, Kendall, James and Agnes Woodward, $865,000 SEC 18 TWP 1N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – Brian Dornbusch to Grand Mountain Bank FSB, $320,000 Lake Forest 1st Addn Subdivision Lot 56, Block 1 – James and Becky Pepler to Mark and Therese
Published: October 18, 2013
Oct. 6 - Oct. 12 Granby Ranch Filing 2B, Lot 65 – NVH WIP LLLP, Village Homes to David and Deborah Phipps, $501,375 Moraine Park Block 5, Lot 50; Moraine Park Block 5, Lot 49 Partial Legal – See Document – Bank America NA to Steven and Diana Alexander, $62,000 Pine Tree Plaza Condominiums Unit 401 – R Faye Yoder
Published: October 18, 2013
To the Editor: The Soup Supper Committee at the Church of Eternal Hills would like to thank all those who made this year’s annual Samaritan Ministries Soup Supper a great success This event was held on Oct. 8 and made $1,350 with the proceeds going to the Samaritan Ministries. This nonprofit organization is a collaboration of churches in Grand County
Published: October 18, 2013
We do not always have a package or container that indicates what the specific serving size is of a particular food, particularly when dining out. To clarify, a serving size is a specific number of calories found in a serving which enables us to understand the caloric input and determine if this fits within our caloric needs. A portion is
Published: October 18, 2013
As reflected in the hit musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” Russia has a long history of anti-Semitism; nevertheless, we may soon see a new geo-political alignment that features Russia and Israel versus Iran and radical Islam. While Russia and Israel might seem to be strange geo-political bedfellows, we should keep in mind the words of former British Prime Minister Lord
Published: October 18, 2013
The Obamacare (Affordable Care Act, ACA) controversy has been rolled into reforming entitlements as part of the dealing with the White House on raising the debt ceiling.and deficit reduction. However, the GOP’s rationale for defunding, repealing, delaying or sabotaging the ACA because it would increase the deficit is bogus. In fact, the GOP proposals would add to the deficit. The
Published: October 18, 2013
TABERNASH - Every other Friday, the sound of strings drifts from the musical room at the Church of the Eternal Hills. Professional musicians Joan Shaw, 80, and Roger Shaw, 79, eagerly hoped to share their expertise with local children, especially after learning Grand County schools don’t offer a string program. Four months ago, they formed a small classical ensemble, calling
Published: October 18, 2013
GRANBY — A long established nonprofit is moving from Hot Sulphur Springs to what is considered a more centralized location in Granby. The Mountain Family Center, is one of 24 Colorado family resource centers that works to strengthen families and individuals. The philanthropic organization employs two full-time and two part-time staff members and supplies rent and utility assistance, food bank
Published: October 18, 2013
JC grew up on the Never Summer Ranch in Grand Lake. He graduated from Middle Park High School, joined the army and served in Germany. He worked several jobs in Grand County. He eventually went back to ranching in the Fraser Valley. He is survived by parents John & Mary Holzwarth, siblings Steve, Howard, and Julia. We appreciate the support
Published: October 17, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected State Highway 9 for Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships funding to fast-track safety improvements to the highway. CDOT’s selection of Highway 9 for funding is considered the successful conclusion of an effort to raise more than $9 million in matching funds in a few short weeks ­— money that came from
Published: October 17, 2013
To the Editor: The Byers Peak Ranch Annexation agreement represents six years of hard work that was done by three elected boards. We have spent hundreds of hours negotiating this agreement in good faith with the developer. We have spent $350,000 (paid for by the developer) on attorneys and engineers working through the details. Is the agreement perfect? No, there
Published: October 15, 2013
GRANBY – Middle Park High School’s homecoming game on Thursday, Oct. 10, started off chilly and with a bit of snow in the air as the Panthers prepared to take on the Academy Wildcats. The offenses of the Wildcats and the Panthers were unable to score on their first drives in the first quarter as each teams’ defense proved hard
Published: October 15, 2013
A Vail doctor, scheduled to make a presentation in Fraser this Friday, is in the midst of employing cutting-edge medical technology that could bring an end to invasive reconstructive surgery for people with joint and cartilage injuries. Dr. Scott Brandt, M.D., medical director of ThriveMD in Edwards, has a background in anesthesiology and specializes in regenerative and restorative medicine. He
Published: October 12, 2013
The National Park Service today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the State of Colorado that will allow Rocky Mountain National Park to reopen and temporarily operate during the government shutdown. The agreement funds the park for a period of 10 days, with gates open from noon on Saturday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 20, with the
Published: October 12, 2013
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS ­— The Grand County Planning Commission unanimously approved the preliminary sketch plan of the 295-acre Byers Peak Ranch development, during the Wednesday, Oct. 9, regular meeting. The developer of the property, Clark Lipscomb, presented the plan in order to begin the process of gaining approval to construct the development in unincorporated Grand County if Fraser voters reject
Published: October 11, 2013
This fall, high school students could have the opportunity to explore the issues surrounding Colorado’s water resources. Through a hands-on three-day camp held at the Keystone Science School, students will learn where Colorado’s water comes from and the intricacies of the state’s water law. The school started the program, called H20 Outdoors, in 2009. This year, the school will be
Published: October 10, 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 8 Cross Country Frontier League Meet, at Sheridan HS Boys Team: 3. Middle Park, 64 points Individual: 7. Steve Simmons, MP, 18:36.23; 13. Logan Miyauchi, MP, 19:53.96; 19. Mark Knight, MP, 20:40.16; 29. Noah Daniels, MP, 21:29.66; 32. Jamie Peterson, MP, 21:43.52; 35. Andre Law, MP, 21:51.52; 61. Jake Kacik, MP, 24:14.80; 66. Henry Hoytha, MP, 24:47.28 Girls
Published: October 11, 2013
Friday, Oct. 1, Boys Soccer Middle Park at Denver SST, 3 p.m., Denver Saturday, Oct. 12 Football West Grand at Vail Christian, 3 p.m., Edwards Volleyball Middle Park at Bennett, 1 p.m., Bennett Hayden at West Grand, 3 p.m., Kremmling Tuesday, Oct. 15 Boys Soccer Vail Mountain at Middle Park, 4 p.m., Granby Volleyball Steamboat Springs at Middle Park, 6
Published: October 11, 2013

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