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Grand County news briefs: Opens house for Winter Park president March 29

March 23, 2017 — Opens House for Winter Park President Gary DeFrange March 29 This month marks the end of an era for Winter Park Resort. At the end of March, longtime Winter Park president Gary DeFrange will say goodbye to his formal role as head of the ski […]

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The boys of winter: Local teens tackle terrain parks at Granby Ranch

March 23, 2017 — The kids of Grand County are pretty lucky. All around them exists a seemingly boundless expanse of mountains and forests. Most live within a 20-minute drive of at least one ski resort and many spend nearly every winter weekend carving turns down their favorite ski […]

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The human factor: Mistakes happen in the backcountry

March 23, 2017 — "Yeah, but a mistake is a mistake even if you get away with it." – Ed Viesturs I first heard of the human factor at the Summit County Avalanche Seminar a dozen or more years ago. The speaker in the advanced track spoke about how […]

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Grand County’s Three Lakes region left vulnerable to invasive species

March 23, 2017 — Grand County's Three Lakes region could be increasingly vulnerable to invasive species next year if funding sources for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's boat inspection program are not secured in the near future. In 2008, Colorado legislators passed a law requiring boat inspections and decontamination […]

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Letter: Climate change skepticism

March 23, 2017 — Climate change skepticism A Nobel Prize-winning scientist at a Vail meeting leaves no doubt that global warming is real. As you read on, you find that the globe has warmed 1.2 C above the pre-industrial averages. Another degree increase will be "undisputedly catastrophic." Essentially due […]

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De Vos column: Guerrillas in the midst

March 23, 2017 — If you're not worried about immigrants, just maybe you should be. They're here, you know, right here in Grand County. And these are not just ordinary immigrants, but convicted terrorists from an unfriendly Kingdom. And in some kind of bizarre, hare-brained experiment, our local officials […]

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East Grand 6th graders study video game programming

March 23, 2017 — Change is the only constant, so it has been said. That phrase, attributed to an ancient Greek philosopher who died two-and-a-half millennia ago, has never been truer than today. The modern pace of technological advancement is dizzying and computing power seems to expand at an […]

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Building the bonds of trust at Coffee with a Cop in Granby

March 23, 2017 — The last few years have been tumultuous for the law enforcement community of our nation. Citizen protests and ambush murders of officers have made headlines from coast to coast. But often lost in the pique of these debates is the reality that most citizens and […]

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$84K misfire? Authenticity of Doc’s gun in doubt

March 22, 2017 — Doc Holliday died in Glenwood Springs, and it's been said that he did so with an 1866 Remington derringer in his room at the Hotel Glenwood. But what's said about the Old West often isn't true, and sometimes even sincere historians can get fooled. There's […]

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Sports briefs: Middle Park girls soccer crush Arrupe Jesuit

March 22, 2017 — Soccer girls crush Arrupe Jesuit Saturday The lady Panthers soccer team of Middle Park High School came roaring back into form Saturday as the girls of East Grand crushed their opponents from Arrupe Jesuit in a stunning 9-1 victory. It was the second match of […]

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Forest Service favors Aspen Skiing Co. plan for alpine coaster at Snowmass

March 22, 2017 — A summer plan that features new hiking and biking trails but also opens the national forest at Snowmass to new uses such as an alpine coaster is favored for approval by the U.S. Forest Service. The White River National Forest released a Final Environmental Impact […]

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Grand County real estate transactions from March 12 through March 18

March 21, 2017 — Real estate transactions from March 12 through March 18. Grand Lake Lot 12, Block 10 – Aspen Gates LLC to Gregory and Carey Barnes, $450,000 Alpine Timbers Lot 47 – Lang Holding LLC to Michal Tybus, $145,000 Columbine Lake Lot 12, Block 9 – Harold […]

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Letters to the editor

March 21, 2017 — Concerning Grand Lake development I moved to Grand County with my husband 16 years ago and my business in Grand Lake is 15 years old. When first moving here the community seemed to be thriving and it was exciting to open my store as part […]

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Hamilton: Unusable insurance: The Obamacare illusion (column)

March 21, 2017 — In the Court of Public Opinion, even the most well-thought-out replacement for Obamacare faces an uphill battle. Here is why: Many of the previously uninsured thought they gained "free" or low-cost health-care insurance under Obamacare. But did they really? Or, had they merely gained "fake" […]

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Muftic: America first, Americans last (column)

March 21, 2017 — President Donald Trump puts America First and many Americans last with his two largest initiatives, replacing Obamacare and his budget proposal, Trump is indeed making good on his promise to put America first as he defines those words in solely defense-spending terms, but he does […]

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Grand County man rides across the US on a bike

March 21, 2017 — The ancient Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism Lao Tzu famously said, "A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step." For Grand County local Grady Boomer, however, the old saying could use an update. Boomer is currently working his way across the […]

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Riddell: The importance of feedback (column)

March 21, 2017 — It is hard, if not virtually impossible, to find any industry today that is not characterized by rapid change. From newspapers to restaurants to construction to farming and everything in between, every occupation is being subjected to an undercurrent of technological advances, the likes of […]

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Shooting, driving simulator offered at Coffee with a Cop

March 21, 2017 — Members of Grand County law enforcement and community policing organizations are hosting a community meet and greet session with the public this week at the Granby Town Hall. The first night of the event, called Coffee with a Cop, was held Tuesday March 21. A […]

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Muftic: The Republican’s health-scare bill (column)

March 21, 2017 — Sen. Angus King (I-ME) recently called the GOP/Trumpcare replacement plan for the ACA/Obamacare,"Shift and shaft; repeal and wreck." The legislation is now going through the Republican dominated House of Representatives. King is not the only one opposing it: So have American Medical Association and the […]

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Shooting and driving simulator offered at Coffee with a Cop in Granby

March 20, 2017 — Members of Grand County law enforcement and community policing organizations will be hosting a community meet and greet session with the public Tuesday March 21 and Wednesday March 22 at the Granby Town Hall from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. The event, called Coffee with […]

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