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Search and Rescue called to help snowmobilers on Buffalo Pass in Steamboat

January 20, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called Thursday to help a group of three snowmobilers who got stuck on Buffalo Pass. The snowmobilers called for help at about 3:50 p.m. Search and Rescue member Kristia Check-Hill said two of the sleds […]

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Slow moving storm systems to impact weekend travel along I-70 Mountain Corridor

January 20, 2017 — The first of three waves of winter weather has made its way to the I-70 mountain corridor west of Denver. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts two more storm fronts will move through the state over the weekend and into early next week, which could […]

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Quickdraw Express lift at Granby Ranch remains closed on Friday

January 20, 2017 — “Following a directive from the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, the Quickdraw Express lift has been temporarily shut down for additional testing,” stated Melissa Cipriani, CEO of Granby Ranch in a press release. “This lift has been operating on diesel auxiliary power since the lift […]

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Winter Park Express receiving positive feedback

January 20, 2017 — Less than a month after the first Winter Park Express’ maiden voyage from Union Station in Denver to the ski resort, everything seems to be going smoothly. Though several train trips have sold out, there is still room on upcoming trains. Two of the first […]

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Grand County children awarded for skier safety

January 20, 2017 — Grand County School children were awarded for their skier safety awareness on Jan. 20. January is National Skier Safety Month, and children in Grand County have been learning the Skier Responsibility Code. Representatives from the National Ski Patrol (NSP) teach local children how to ski […]

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Weekend fishing report

January 20, 2017 — Lake Granby is frozen, again. This time most of the slush is frozen, too. This gives us 1-4 inches of good clear ice, 3-6 inches of water and 4-6 inches of frozen slush. The frozen slush is not considered good ice. There are still very […]

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This week on TV18: Jon Stavney

January 20, 2017 — Jon Stavney is the Executive Director of Northwest Colorado Council of Governments based in Silverthorne. Favorite activity: My favorite outdoor activity is alpine hiking. I also love the proximity to the Utah desert. Where do you live: I live in Eagle and commute to Summit […]

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Mountain Life Fitness expands

January 20, 2017 — For Jackie Wright, owner of Mountain Life Fitness in Granby, an expansion of a business in Grand County is a symbol of the community bouncing back from the recession. Mountain Life Fitness just completed an expansion to their upstairs area complete with a room for […]

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Rau: A weekend filled with Nordic skiing, racing

January 20, 2017 — Stagecoach Classic Race and Tour This weekend is jammed packed with exciting races, tours and relays. The Stagecoach Classic Point-to-Point Race and Tour is Saturday Jan. 21 with both competitive racing and untimed tour available starting at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, through the old Idlewild trail […]

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Grand County children learn ski safety

January 20, 2017 — January is National Skier Safety Month, and children in Grand County have been learning the Skier Responsibility Code. Representatives from the National Ski Patrol (NSP) teach local children how to ski responsibly at a young age so they grow up with the proper knowledge. David […]

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Muftic: Honey traps and private banks: explosives or duds

January 19, 2017 — One of the tools of the espionage trade is termed a honey trap, where agents of a foreign spy organization provide sexual services to the target they want to compromise and control, film it , and use it as a tool of blackmail to force […]

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Hamilton: Death of journalism, murder or suicide?

January 19, 2017 — Whatever happened to old-fashioned journalism when every possible news item had to be verified by two independent sources? Whatever happened to newspaper editors and TV producers who avoided libel and slander lawsuits by taking care to only publish or air documentable proof? And whatever happened […]

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Obituary: William Wilson Schade

January 19, 2017 — Bill was born November 22, 1951 to George Rodney and Waunita Wilson Schade in Carbon County, Utah. He was the tenth child and seventh son in a family of 16 children. His mother experienced eight single child births, and four sets of twins. He grew […]

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Judge dismisses preliminary injunction

January 19, 2017 — On Jan. 19 14th Judicial District Court Judge Mary Hoak ruled in favor of the Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to dismiss the preliminary injunction sought by the Town of Winter Park regarding a recreational marijuana dispensary. The proposed dispensary, Serene Wellness, has […]

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GCSAR practices snow anchors

January 19, 2017 — The demand of Search and Rescue members especially in large, remote counties like Grand County is tough. All members of Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) are volunteers. Many of them have families, and that can take a toll on them during periods when recues […]

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Updated: Woman’s body found off trail at Snow Mountain Ranch, suicide suspected

January 19, 2017 — Grand County authorities were called to the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch property Wednesday morning Jan. 18 on reports of a body showing “no signs of life” discovered just off the side of one of the resort property’s Nordic ski trails. The YMCA of Grand County […]

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Granby Ranch not operating Quickdraw Express Thursday morning

January 19, 2017 — The Quickdraw Express chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch is shut down today, Thursday, Jan. 19. Guests of the mountain resort said the lift was not operating at all Thursday morning. “When we got here nobody was riding up it,” said 14-year-old Olivia Rankin from Hays […]

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East Grand parents attend ACT on Drugs presentation

January 19, 2017 — A recent incident involving narcotics and students from the East Grand School District (EGSD) has prompted an investigation from the Granby Police Department and cautious action from school officials. In the midst of all this are parents, who are often left confused and bewildered by […]

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Aspen String Trio with Tao Lin and a newly refurbished Grand Piano

January 19, 2017 — The Grand County Concert Series (GCCS) continues its 14th season at 7 p.m., Friday, January 20, at the Church of the Eternal Hills. The Aspen String Trio and Tao Lin will perform Beethoven, Mozart, and Faure. This performance will mark the debut of the concert […]

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Richard “Rich” J. McNeely

January 19, 2017 — Richard “Rich” J. McNeely, 91, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2017. Rich, a World War II combat veteran and recipient of two Purple Hearts, is survived by Frances, his loving wife of 62 years, son Tim (Leigh Ann), grandson Quinn, granddaughter Peyton, […]

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