Day – Cozens Museum to reopen next month |

Day – Cozens Museum to reopen next month

Janet Day/Talk of the Valley
Winter Park CO Colorado

History Repeats Itself: The Grand County Historical Association is again hosting the Mother’s Day Tea and Quilt Show at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser. The Mother’s Day Tea will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The cost is $8 for adults and $16 for children aged 6 to 14 or adults older than 60.

The quilt show will run through May 29, Wednesdays through Saturdays, with viewer’s choice voting and other activities.

You may have noticed that the museum was closed this winter, but it will re-open next month to again expose visitors to the history of Winter Park, Fraser, Grand County, the Cozens family, Doc Susie, presidential visits to the area and much more. Operating hours for the museum, gift shop and book store will be 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

April Times Two: April Hilton is exhibiting her beautiful hand-blown glassware at the Granby Library during the month of April. She is sharing the show with sculptor Howard Neville and his creations.

April reports that the show includes many of her new glass vessels that show off her “more creative, artist side.” The show is an active one as she’ll be changing the display throughout the month, so stop by more than once. Some of her pieces include beadwork from Nona Crane of the Coulter House in Granby. If you can’t get to the display, you can find an online gallery of April’s work at

Film Stars: Congratulations to C Lazy U Ranch, which was the location for Columbia Sportswear’s most recent commercial photo shoot. Film crews were shooting at the ranch all day March 31. Some of the models stopped by Grand Sports Shop in Winter Park for gear.

It’s a little late in the season to be promoting area winter activities, but maybe Channel 7 KMGH news viewers will remember weatherman Mike Nelson’s review of Winter Park Resort’s snowcat tours and come up here for them next year.

Nelson, who often uses Winter Park cam images as the backdrop for his nightly weather reports, talked to long-time cat driver Gary Stanfill as they cruised up to Sunspot and back. Read the entire story at

Going Home Happy: It seems like just about every one of the 1,200 racers in the recent NASTAR national championships at Winter Park Resort went home and blogged about their experience. I haven’t found a serious complaint among them. This post about Winter Park from racers at Wisconsin’s Cascade Mountain is representative: “It’s not as big as Vail but has very good variety, huge back bowls and nice, long runs. We had a beer on the deck afterward since it was really nice and sunny and warm out. And we got some really good pizza that night, which hit the spot.”

How Are They Doing? Have you completed your questionnaire about the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District’s Programs? If you’re enjoying the new rec center and programs, or even if you’re not, the district wants to hear about it. Customer feedback always leads to better customer service. If you haven’t received a questionnaire, or have something to say about the programs, contract

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