Last week’s five most-read stories on |

Last week’s five most-read stories on

What stories hit it big on last week? Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top five?Here’s a preview: An old, defunct ski area gets a little life back | A local affordable-housing project is heading into foreclosure | This year’s record property assessments have homeowners hopping mad | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 5 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and email your favorite to

1.Thousands protest new, higher Grand County property assessmentsGrand County 2009 property tax assessments increased by 13.71 percent overall, according to an abstract summary released by the Grand County assessor’s office.2.State lender takes step toward foreclosing on affordable housing complex Fox Run in FraserAn affordable housing complex in Fraser, Fox Run, is in pending foreclosure. 3.Grand County approves use permit for Adventure Park near FraserIn a 2-1 vote, Grand County Commissioners granted the Colorado Adventure Park LLC – Ellie and Daisy’s Adventure Park in the Fraser Valley – a three-year renewal on its special use permit.4.Fraser Valley developer lifts Ski Idlewild founders’ spirits with small piece of the pastThe paint is chipped, the seat boards faded, and its iron frame has seen years of wind, sun and storm.5.Fraser – Grand Park seeks ‘variety’ in changes to sign planFraser, Colorado – Although temporary banners promote an organic grocery market, a real estate agency and a gasoline station, permanent signage is notably missing at Grand Park’s nascent town village, which eventually will feature 200,000 square feet of commercial space.