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Grand County Wildfire Council to receive $10,000 grant from Northern Water

February 26, 2017 — Grand County is getting a little assistance this year in the efforts to keep the dangers of wildfires at bay. On Friday Feb. 24 officials from the Grand County Wildfire Council announced they will receive a $10,000 grant from the Northern Colorado Water Conservation District […]

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Kremmling area ranchers prepare for Colorado River restoration projects

February 26, 2017 — It is an exciting time to be engaged in water conservation in Grand County. From Fraser to Grand Lake to Kremmling projects and studies are in the works or already underway on multiple stretches of our vast network of water bodies and tributaries. In mid […]

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February 26, 2017 — Feb. 22 10:16 a.m. Report of a reckless driver in a red For Explorer in the Parshall area. 10:54 a.m. Authorities called to Beaver Village Condos on reports of a subject trying to break into cars. 11:36 a.m. Colorado State Patrol informed local authorities of […]

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De Vos: Thank God for Trump (column)

February 25, 2017 — My wife answered the phone last night then handed it to me, saying, "It's the White House." "No doubt," I said, expecting to find there were no problems with my credit card, they just wanted to annoy me during dinner, "Hello," I answered. "Kellyanne Conway […]

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Federal environmental study could bring big changes to Three Lakes System

February 23, 2017 — Big changes could be coming to the Three Lakes region of northern Middle Park as the Federal Bureau of Reclamation and numerous local stakeholders initiate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process looking at water quality in Grand Lake. James Bishop, a spokesman for the […]

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C-Lot celebration and memorial an annual event at Winter Park

February 23, 2017 — For one group of friends, coming to Winter Park Resort's Mary Jane territory every year is not just about skiing — it's about remembering their late friend Sam Bushey. Mark Arford, Al Un, Nick Winship, and Pete O'Neil have been returning to Mary Jane for […]

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Winter Park man survives life-threatening heart condition

February 23, 2017 — For the past few weeks, Grand County resident Richard Kutner has had an extra pep in his step. Surviving a near death experience will do that to you. Kutner, who goes by Rick, had a remarkably close brush with death in December, but luckily for […]

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Grand County police blotter: Burned food at Granby senior center draws fire fighters

February 23, 2017 — Feb. 21 12:44 a.m. Verbal warning given to parties engaged in verbal dispute in Granby area. 8:39 a.m. Ambulance called to Granby area on report of a 70-year-old man conscious and breathing suffering from kidney stones. 8:48 a.m. Ambulance called to Grand Lake area on […]

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Do we really need another watershed group in Grand County?

February 23, 2017 — Mark Volt from Kremmling asks: Do we really need another watershed group in Grand County? That's a great question Mark. In fact, there's a lot of great work going on that benefits our Upper Colorado River headwaters. Federal and state agencies are managing forest and […]

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Fraser River restoration project will get underway this summer

February 23, 2017 — Environmental improvement and sustainability projects are key factors in creating and maintaining the outdoor recreational opportunities that drive so much of Grand County's commerce. From our expansive network of U.S. Forest Service trails to the boat launches and camping grounds that make it easier to […]

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What’s happening at East Grand School District

February 23, 2017 — The district and school performance frameworks have been released from the Colorado Department of Education. Both elementary schools and East Grand Middle School received accredited ratings. Middle Park High School received an accredited with improvement plan rating. Fraser Valley Elementary is also receiving the John […]

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Getting kids interested in Nordic skiing isn’t as challenging as you might think

February 23, 2017 — And they giggled…and then there were peals of laughter as one boy slid down the hill sitting on his skis. People stared from the picnic tables in front of the Nordic Center at these kids having a great time. Kids who really didn't want to […]

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The Fitness Trail: Matters of the heart (column)

February 23, 2017 — February is heart month. One month a year to concentrate on one of the most important organs in the body seems appropriate. After all, the heart is the major pump located in our bodies and without a beating heart, life ceases to exist. Therefore, this […]

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Hamilton: Our mismanaged, modern military (column)

February 21, 2017 — Winning: Can the new régime get us back on track? During the 20th Century, we Americans can claim to have won many wars. But from the end of World War II to today, not so much. The Korean War, due to restricted, but wise, geographic […]

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Grand County news briefs: Sulphur Trails project plans released by Forest Service

February 21, 2017 — Environment Sulphur Trails project plans released by Forest Service The US Forest Service has developed a draft decision on the Sulphur Ranger District's Trails Smart Sizing Project. District officials are seeking public input on the draft decision. Citizens have until April 3, 2017 to submit […]

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Just the Facts: Colorado’s diamond deposit (column)

February 21, 2017 — Under grubby soils of northern Colorado lies the nation's biggest diamond deposit. Its crystalline bounty was almost found by accident. In the late 1960s Colorado State University geologists were studying some rather unusual, crumbly rocks northwest of Ft. Collins. These drab-green exposures were notable because […]

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Grand County police blotter: Dog bite results in ER trip

February 21, 2017 — Feb. 15 6:59 a.m. Traffic accident. Two-vehicle non-injury accident near Olympic Village. 7:28 a.m. East Grand school bus driver reports a bus runner near Tabernash. 10:14 a.m. Kremmling Police assist Aurora PD with a search warrant. 12:28 p.m. Deputy responds to Granby Elementary under mandatory […]

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From the vault: This week in Grand County history

February 21, 2017 — Winter Sports Carnival This year we pulled of the Winter Sport Carnival without the professional riders and our home boys and the riders from Steamboat gave an exhibition far superior to what we were able to produce a couple of years ago with professionals. Fred […]

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Winter Park Express train remains a hit with Front Range skiers

February 21, 2017 — Despite unseasonably warm weather, skiers are still flocking to Winter Park Resort. That's what the resort's president, Gary DeFrange, told the Winter Park Town Council on Feb. 21. He said lodging reservations are not slowing down, with or without the thaw. He noted that one […]

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YMCA tax payback has East Grand School District eyeing tax hike

February 21, 2017 — Administrators from the East Grand School District are closely watching ongoing negotiations between Grand County government and YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch over the repayment of taxes improperly levied on the property between 2002 and 2004. All told, various governmental entities and special districts in Grand […]

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