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De Vos: Making America sick again

July 20, 2017 — The older I get, the more things I don't understand. But occasionally I have an epiphany, clouds part and something becomes clear. Here's a for-instance; for the longest time I couldn't understand why America pays more for health care than any other nation of consequence, […]

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Brower: What is the trinity of management?

July 20, 2017 — In my initial meetings with nearly 300 entrepreneurs in Grand County I use a unique way to express the basic concepts of business management. I call it the Trinity of Management. This trinity, as it were, is a phrase coined and trademarked by Ernesto Sirolli, […]

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Ritschard Dam work pushed to 2018; expert says dam failure ‘essentially nonexistent’

July 20, 2017 — An earthwork project on Ritschard Dam, north of Kremmling on Wolford Mountain Reservoir, has been postponed this summer due to a combination of factors, though officials plan to move forward with construction in 2018. Officials from the Colorado River District, which owns and operates Wolford […]

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Wright: Get HIIT

July 20, 2017 — High-intensity interval training (HIIT) programming plays a major role in the design of many fitness programs. As fitness professionals, we integrate HIIT into many of our program formats for small and large group exercise programs as well as the personal training programs we create for […]

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Exploring the ‘new’ Middle Trail

July 20, 2017 — New trails are so exciting to explore because you never know what's around each bend. Your biking reactions are tested to see how fast you can downshift because you need to climb hard. Your balance is tested because the trail suddenly narrows and the ground […]

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Calendar: Going on in Grand

July 20, 2017 — TODAY High Country Conservatives — Meets at noon every Friday at Maverick's in Granby. SATURDAY, JULY 22 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast – Fraser River Valley Lions Club — 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Winter Park. Come enjoy some delicious pancakes with your […]

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Community briefs

July 20, 2017 — Pole Creek ladies golf update The Pole Creek Ladies golf league played a 9 hole Low Gross/Low Net tournament on the Meadow, Thursday July 13th. It was another spectacular sunny day, and at the end of the round the Ladies subtracted 1/2 their handicap for […]

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Letters to the editor: Partnerships are key; Good neighbor recognition

July 20, 2017 — Partnerships are key The Grand County Wildfire Council would like to thank the following individuals and agencies for their cooperation during the July 8 Community Chipping Day in Grand Lake: Ryan Barwick and Grand Adventures for their land use; Grand Lake Fire staff and volunteers; […]

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Saving history: Inside the historic 4 Bar 4 Ranch restoration

July 20, 2017 — If you've never seen the 4 Bar 4 Ranch before, it may not seem like much. Take a drive down County Road 5, off Highway 40 in Fraser, and you'll stumble upon an unassuming pair of derelict buildings. To an outsider, it's a couple of […]

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Winter Park preps underwriting of Sitzmark Property

July 20, 2017 — Members of the Winter Park Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday to partner with RBC Capital Markets to handle the underwriting services for the town's anticipated 2017 Certificate of Participation issuance for the Sitzmark Housing project. RBC Capital Markets will act as a third-party source, creating […]

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Granby police shuffle ranks, hire officer

July 20, 2017 — The Granby Police Department has gone through significant changes over the last six months with a recent raft of departmental promotions and the hiring of a new officer. Transition for the department began late last year with the retirement of Granby's longtime Chief of Police […]

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Winner, winner, fish for dinner: Lions host fishing derby

July 20, 2017 — The Fraser River Valley Lions Club sponsored another successful fishing derby earlier this month with 152 children participating in the event held at the fishing ponds near Safeway. Almost 200 fish were reeled in by the children, ranging from age two to 16. Contest winners […]

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Fraser mulls nixing, adding bus routes

July 20, 2017 — An intergovernmental agreement is being considered between Fraser and Winter Park that would affect The Lift, the transit service that operates between the two towns. The Fraser Board of Trustees at its regular meeting Wednesday night discussed new transit routes for the transit service and […]

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Get the golden ticket: Granby police award good citizens

July 20, 2017 — Granby's Police Department is ramping up its community outreach efforts with the initiation of a new program they're calling, "Golden Tickets." The Golden Tickets program is a good citizen reward program meant to foster dialog and relationships between officers and citizens who rarely encounter local […]

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Contention amongst county as it reviews Open Lands bylaws

July 20, 2017 — Contention emerged this week as county commissioners began reviewing governing bylaws for the newly established Open Lands Advisory Committee, which stemmed from a measure Grand County voters passed in November. The ballot measure imposed an additional .3 percent sales tax and created the Open Lands […]

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Blazing the trail: 68-year-old behind creation of River Ridge Trail in Fraser Valley

July 20, 2017 — At the top of River Ridge Trail this week I spent some time with trail builder Melinda McWilliams and her dog, Lucy. McWilliams seemed like just another friendly community gardener. But when I looked into her open car trunk at the Fraser Valley Community Garden […]

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Sheriff recommends Grand County not implement fire restrictions

July 19, 2017 — Despite wildfires popping up locally and around the region, Grand County still has no plan to implement fire restrictions, a move supported by federal officials. Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin on Tuesday recommended to the Grand County Board of Commissioners that no change be made […]

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Holzwarth history: 1920s-era dude ranch celebrates centennial in RMNP

July 18, 2017 — Get a glimpse at 1920s-era Rocky Mountain living inside Rocky Mountain National Park's Holzwarth Historic Homestead. The Holzwarth Historic Homestead celebrated its centennial anniversary Tuesday, treating visitors to tours of the site and providing a chance to converse with members of the Holzwarth family. "The […]

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News from our neighbors: Man arrested after claiming to be former NFL player

July 18, 2017 — A 25-year-old man attempted to usurp the identity of a well-known former NFL receiver Friday in a bid to purchase more than $18,000 worth of merchandise from Louis Vuitton in downtown Aspen, police said in court documents. Mervin Cabe of Miami told employees at the […]

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Grand Lake bustles with Buffalo Days (with photo slideshow)

July 18, 2017 — Grand Lake's 70th annual Buffalo Days celebration was held over the weekend as thousands of visitors flocked to the community to participate in the festivities. Things got underway Saturday with the Grand Lake Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Park at 7 a.m. At 8:30 a.m. […]

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