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Friends at the finish line

May 25, 2017 —

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De Vos: Take a pause on Monday

May 25, 2017 — History belongs to those who write it down. Today, Southerners preach that the Civil War was fought over state's rights. Their history books claim the war was fought so states could control their destiny through popular vote. This sounds like a reasonable democratic principal, but […]

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Hamilton: An open letter to the 45th president

May 25, 2017 — Observing your first few months in office from out here in fly-over land, it seems like there ought to be a course called: Presidency 101. But first, I apologize for not seeing an episode of "The Apprentice." Except for sports — plus we used to […]

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Report finds Grand County residents live longer

May 25, 2017 — Residents can now count high life expectancy among the factors making Grand County an exceptional locale. Grand County is currently ranked 30th in the nation, out of 3,142 county or county-equivalents, in terms of average life expectancy. Citizens have an average life expectancy of 82.73 […]

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The POWs of Grand County

May 25, 2017 — On Christmas Eve in 1943 Pastor Beatty McDonald left the warmth of the Kremmling Community Church and ventured a mile west of town to deliver one final Christmas sermon. It was there, inside a mess hall surrounded by a small cluster of barracks and barbed […]

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RV dump station opens at Kaibab Park

May 25, 2017 — This summer as visitors from the Front Range and lower elevations flock to Middle Park those driving recreational vehicles will have a new option for waste disposal. Last fall the town of Granby completed an RV waste dump station project in Kaibab Park, located just […]

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Sustainability drives Winter Park clothing store

May 25, 2017 — Sustainability is what makes Lavender Elephant unique. The relatively new retail clothing business in Winter Park held a grand opening Wednesday, though it has been in operation for well over a year. Owner Abbey Arabie cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of members of the […]

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2 appointed to Grand Lake board after resignations

May 25, 2017 — The last few months have been tumultuous for the town of Grand Lake. Pointed debates about new development projects and the town's much beloved fireworks displays followed the recent resignations of two town trustees. Grand Lake's governing board has been two trustees short since January […]

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Going on in Grand

May 25, 2017 — FRIDAY May 26 Conversational Spanish Group – 9 — 10 a.m. Rocky Mountain Roastery, Fraser. 970-531-0006 Sidewalk Sale ­­­— 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Grand Mountain Trading Co., Granby. 970-887-3776 Special Author Event — 11 a.m. City Market, Granby. 970-887-7140 Rotary Bingo — 7:30 p.m. […]

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Local fishing report: Fish staying in shallow waters

May 25, 2017 — The spring like conditions are keeping a lot of fish in the shallow water. The water temps in the three lakes area are still below 50 degrees. Rainbows are eating worms, flies, power bait and an assortment of lures. Fishing seems to be best around […]

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151 men left, 7 would never come back

May 25, 2017 — One-hundred-and-fifty-one men, ranging in age from 21 to 31, lined up in Hot Sulphur Springs on June 5, 1917, drafted into service for WWI. They would go on to become soldiers in the U.S. Army, sailors in the Navy and members of the Marine Corps. […]

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Obituary: Virginia Winter

May 25, 2017 — Virginia Lee Winter, 73 of Granby passed away in her home on May 14 in Washington, Utah. Vicky was born in Steamboat to Pearl and Jabez Moore on Nov. 7, 1944. She married James E. Winter III on June 7, 1962. She worked as the […]

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Kremmling trees memorialize WWII vets

May 25, 2017 — If you take a jaunt just off of Highway 40 and Sixth Street in Kremmling, near the Silver Spruce Senior Apartments, seven tall and strong yet unassuming spruce trees will greet you. While the trees are beautiful on their own, it is what they represent […]

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Mullinex family advocates for water safety, adds life jacket stations

May 25, 2017 — During the Fourth of July weekend nearly two years ago, citizens of Grand County held their breath as a tragedy played out on Lake Granby. On July 3, 2015, 31-year-old Grand Lake resident Christopher Mullinex was celebrating Independence Day with friends on a boat on […]

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Panthers compete at State Track

May 25, 2017 — Several student athletes from Middle Park posted strong showings at last weekend's 2017 Colorado State Track and Field Championships. Unlike other track meets throughout the year, which are typically not always segregated along school size classification lines, the state track Meet is a mass event […]

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‘A to Z’ coming to City Market

May 25, 2017 — Using a blend of archival pictures from the Grand County Historical Association, contemporary photographs from the author's vast personal collection, and community contributions, "A to Z: Your Grand County History Alphabet" is a treasure trove of local heritage for children and adults. Author Penny Rafferty […]

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A single pin

May 24, 2017 — The hearty contingent of Grand County bowlers flocked north last week to the 66th Annual State USBC Open Handicap Championship. Doubles and singles events were held at Highland Park Lanes in Greeley with the team event the following day at Sweetheart Lanes in Loveland. Thanks […]

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Trail Ridge Road remains closed in Rocky Mountain National Park

May 24, 2017 — After last week's heavy spring snowstorms dumped over a foot of powder in several spots in the high Rockies, the start of summer fun at Rocky Mountain National Park appears to have been postponed as a 60-mile stretch of Trail Ridge Road remains closed. The […]

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Letter to the editor: Thank you volunteers

May 23, 2017 — To the Editor, I want to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers who came out to assist with the Fraser Flats River Habitat Project. On May 6, over 50 community members harvested 4,600 willow stakes from Ranch Creek on Devil's Thumb Ranch […]

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Feds approve final permit for Chimney Hollow

May 23, 2017 — The long-awaited Chimney Hollow Reservoir cleared its final permitting hurdle for construction last week, concluding a process that has taken nearly 15 years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a permit May 18 that provides final regulatory approval from the federal government for Northern […]

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