The Sky-Hi News received a tip from the YMCA near Granby that multiple visitors have reported seeing a mysterious animal on the YMCA grounds. Jerry Larson, a seasonal employee of the YMCA from Kansas, described the animal as “deer-like” but with “floppy ears.” He also said the animal stood on its hinds legs like a kangaroo. Larson reported he was walking from the Commons area at Snow Mountain Ranch with his wife, Diane, when they scared the animal out of where it had been bedding in the trees. The animal ran away, though did not lope away like a deer would have, and stopped 50 yards away to turn around and stand on its haunches to view them. Larson reported another party witnessed the animal during the same time and said it resembled a large rabbit.
Past happy hour
Spending time with animals has its share of risk, especially when drinking. A woman was reported to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. on July 1 for being intoxicated at the time she was walking her St. Bernard. She reportedly was falling over multiple times in front of a Fraser residence. Occupants of the home reported her to police.
In another incident, a horse and rider, who was reportedly intoxicated, collided with a car in Grand Lake around 10 p.m. on June 28. The rider left the scene of the horse vs. vehicle accident and started heading back toward the stables on Grand Avenue.
Waiting for the mail
A report of a suspicious person was received by the Grand County Dispatch Center on June 28, at about 9:45 p.m. Someone reported an individual sleeping in the Kremmling Post Office.
Up to no good
Two juveniles were reported to be placing large rocks and pieces of metal on the railroad tracks west of Winter Park the morning of July 1. A representative for Union Pacific Railroads said if the two juveniles were found, he wanted them cited.
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