Grand Fire breaks ground on Bud Wilson Station |

Grand Fire breaks ground on Bud Wilson Station

Longtime Granby Fire Chief Bud Wilson walks toward a sign designating the location of the not-yet-constructed Bud Wilson Fire Station within the Grand Fire Protection District. The station is named in honor of Wilson who served the citizens of Granby for 37 years on the fire dept.
Lance Maggart / Sky-Hi News |

The Grand Fire Protection District, encompassing the area in and around Granby, will have a new fire station in the coming years.

Officials from the District, as well as local and regional firefighters, county officials and well wishers, held a formal ground-breaking ceremony for the new Bud Wilson Station, Grand Fire Protection District Station No. 2., on Wednesday August 17.

The station is named for former District Fire Chief Bud Wilson, who spent 37-years serving the citizens of the Granby area in one capacity or another in the department, including 25-years as the District’s Fire Chief. Wilson was on hand for the ceremony honoring his service and offered a somewhat comedic rendition of his many years working in the Granby area.

The new station will be located on Grand County Road 40, the road that goes to Willow Creek Reservoir, just a short distance off US Highway 34. Grand Fire purchased the land the new station will be built upon for $80,000 from Northern Water. The parcel encompasses five-acres.

Construction on the project is not slated to begin in the immediate future as officials from Grand Fire complete ancillary tasks in preparation for the project.

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