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Pole Creek ladies golf update

The Pole Creek Ladies golf league is in full swing. The kick off tournament on May 31 was Mystery Holes. The Ladies totaled their 18 hole round and the Pro Shop selected 9 holes for the game. After subtracting 50 percent of their handicap the winners were: 1st Place Beth Daniel 30.5, 2nd Place Jeanne Anne MacDonald 32.5, 3rd Place Tie Linda Moore 33, Sue Seemann 33, 4th Place Julie Richards 34. Andrea Singleton had the fewest putts with 30. Sandy Williams, Linda Moore, Andrea Singleton, and Betty Williams shared the chip pot. The Pole Creek Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, June 21 and welcome any Grand County lady to come and join in the fun four-person scramble.

Grand County Entrepreneurs to host beginners coding class

Have you ever wanted to learn to code or build your own personal website? The Grand County Entrepreneurs are here to help.

The Grand County Entrepreneurs, a group founded in May by Blue Arrow Owners Austin Gray and Jayson Harris, is bringing a new kind of education to the Fraser Valley. On June 11, Blue Arrow Co-Working in Downtown Winter Park will host its first coding class.

“It’s really a perfect starting point for any future designers or developers, or anybody interested in building a new career in the tech industry,” said Gray. “It’s basically the building blocks for anyone who wants to get into web development.”

Over the six week course participants will learn how to build and manage websites using HTML and CSS, basic coding languages for creating the custom structure and design of a website. It’s meant for people entirely new to coding.

“This course is meant for people who have absolutely no knowledge in this space,” said Gray. “So it’s going to take you from no knowledge, to a beginner’s understanding.”

The course, facilitated by a company called Code Beetle, begins on June 11, and classes are every Monday and Wednesday for six weeks. Matthew Leach, a long time graphic designer and web developer, will teach the classes via a live stream from Frisco.

The course costs $1,499, and is expected to fill quickly with only eight openings. Co-working space at Blue Arrow is included.

Blue Arrow is one of only four spaces in the state helping to launch the new Code Beetle program, and if things go well, more advanced courses could be coming in short order.

“This aligns completely with what Jayson and I set out to do,” said Gray. “We’re very passionate about the entrepreneurial community as it relates to technology, and we feel that Winter Park is positioned relatively close to the Denver and Boulder startup communities.

“With all of the jobs that are being created in technology and with all the future jobs that will be created in the field, we believe that this is a valuable add to people in the community, whether they’re just out of high school, or looking to take their career to a different level.”


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