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Middle school Nordic boys, girls take second in Minturn

January 22, 2019 — MINTURN — The East Grand Middle School boys and girls Nordic ski teams traveled to Minturn on Saturday, Jan. 19 for their second race of the season, which was a skate-style race. They competed against six other schools with an overall field of 83 boys and

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Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest gears up for 31st annual event with new additions

January 21, 2019 — As the end of January edges ever closer, and temperatures in the high country remain frigidly low, it is time once again for Granby's annual angling adventure, known as the Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. The popular winter fishing event will be held this weekend,

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MPHS Nordic comes on strong at Minturn

January 21, 2019 — MINTURN — The MPHS Nordic Team traveled to Minturn on Jan. 19 for its second regular season race, a wave start skate race on a technical hilly course with a lot of tight turns. Following a big storm on Friday, the skies cleared and snow

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Grand Lake’s Riley Bender joins Law Tigers, BRP race team

January 20, 2019 — Riley Bender might not be old enough to drive a car yet but he is already making a name for himself in the racing world, albeit on two wheels. The 12-year-old Grand Lake boy was recently selected as a new member for the Law Tigers

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Special Avalanche Advisory in effect for Grand County

January 20, 2019 — Danger is high in the Colorado backcountry this weekend as the entire state of Colorado remains under a special avalanche advisory following weekend storms that deposited several inches across most of the Rocky Mountains. As of Sunday morning all 10 of Colorado's avalanche forecast zones,

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Winter Park Resort opens registration for Vans King of the Grommets event

January 14, 2019 — Winter Park Resort's annual Vans King of the Grommets slopestyle event is set to kick off this Saturday. The competition, exclusively fro competitors 15 and younger, is a slopestyle competition wherein, "skiers and riders seek to wow the judges as they perform their best tricks

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EGMS Nordic girls take first in Aspen

January 14, 2019 — CARBONDALE — The East Grand Middle School girls Nordic ski team took first place in the 3-kilometer classic race at Spring Gulch on Saturday, edging out five other teams from the mountains of Colorado. The EGMS win was anchored by the fast skiing of eighth

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Winter Wildlands Alliance hosts 14th annual Backcountry Film Festival

January 13, 2019 — The 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will be coming to Dillon on Saturday, Jan. 19. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District’s Youth SnowSchool program. The festival is a celebratory event for backcountry enthusiasts that features

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Copper Mountain Resort opens new American Flyer lift (with video)

January 12, 2019 — Copper Mountain Resort announced on its social media channels on Thursday afternoon that its new American Flyer chairlift is now open. "American Flyer is the longest bubble chair in the world," Dustin Lyman, the resort's new president and general manager, said in the announcement video,"covering

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Grand Nordic corner: A great weekend for racing

January 11, 2019 — Classic January has started off with a bluebird day at Snow Mountain Ranch-YMCA of the Rockies for the first Classic citizen race of the month. The morning started below-zero, but the sun warmed up the air quickly. The tracks were set hard and beautiful. (Thank

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Lady Mustangs charge into basketball season

January 7, 2019 — West Grand's lady Mustangs are looking for a bit of redemption this year. After finishing last season with a lackluster 5-17 record the girls from Kremmling are looking to rebound and find more success on the court. "I don't feel that record really truly speaks

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Panther boys rebound for early season success on the court

January 1, 2019 — Middle Park High School boy’s basketball players are preparing to return to the court this week as they look ahead towards the second half of the season. The 2018-19 high school basketball season has been a solid one for the boys from Middle Park High

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Season’s leavings: How to dispose of your Christmas tree

January 1, 2019 — With Christmas now firmly in the rearview mirror many Americans are beginning the process of cleaning up and clearing out holiday decorations including disposing of the centerpiece of the season: Christmas trees. Natural Christmas trees are a popular feature of holidays in the High Country.

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Water officials discuss the ‘crisis’ on the Colorado River: it’s not good

December 30, 2018 — Water managers and officials said some riveting things in the last half of 2018 about the increasingly dry conditions in the Colorado River system, and the falling water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead. Many of the most hair-raising remarks heard at water meetings

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Skier death at Keystone Resort

December 23, 2018 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office reported a skier death at Keystone Resort today. At approximately 12:26 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 52-year-old male skier who was found unconscious and not breathing at the bottom of a ski run at Keystone.

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Backcountry skiers beware: CAIC raises avalanche danger to considerable

December 20, 2018 — Anyone heading up into Grand County's backcountry Thursday morning should take note of the avalanche forecast for Dec. 20. Thursday morning forecasters from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, or CAIC, issued an avalanche forecast of considerable for Grand County and the broader Front Range avalanche

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Backcountry camping permit fee in RMNP going up next summer

December 19, 2018 — Backcountry camping in Rocky Mountain National Park will get a little more expensive come next summer. Beginning March 1, 2019, for the summer season, the cost of obtaining a permit for backcountry camping, which was first established by the park in 1995, will increase from

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to raise fees to state parks

December 16, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will modify entrance fees to state parks beginning Jan. 1. The increase will include a cost of $8-$10 for a daily vehicle pass, up to $4 for an individual daily pass and to $25 for a dog off-lease annual pass. The

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TripAdvisor names Grand Lake as a top destination for northwest Colorado

December 2, 2018 — Grand Lake is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and in late November it was recognized by the travel review website TripAdvisor as one of top destinations in the state. TripAdvisor, which regularly publishes its own lists of top resorts, attractions

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open new Beavers chairlift, terrain on Monday

November 26, 2018 — The wait is officially over for Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. The Summit County ski area at the Continental Divide will open lift service to a portion of its 339-acre terrain expansion into The Beavers on Monday. As opposed to last year when The Beavers terrain

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