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How much snow fell? Grand County daily snow totals from winter 2017-18

September 21, 2018 — So how much snow fell last year? And will it be any signal of what’s to come for this winter? Check out our series of charts, each indicating daily snowfall totals for Granby, Kremmling, Grand Lake and Winter Park, based on recorded data from the

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Prep sports recap: West Grand remains undefeated following 60-14 game against Plateau Valley

September 18, 2018 — VARSITY FOOTBALL: The Middle Park Panthers now stand at a 2-1 season record following their 27-20 victory Friday against Steamboat Springs. Ben Kuhnel, a Middle Park senior, scored the most points of the evening hosted by Steamboat with 18, including three touchdowns. The Panthers will

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Silver Creek Fire passes 11,000 acres as nearly 300 firefighters battle blaze

September 16, 2018 — Warm, dry, windy conditions did little to improve the outlook of the still raging Silver Creek Fire on Sunday as firefighters continued to battle a blaze that just weeks ago appeared to be on its last legs. As of Sunday afternoon the Silver Creek Fire,

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Prep sports recap: West and East Grand both shut out rivals Friday

September 10, 2018 — Varsity footBALL: The Middle Park Panthers marked a strong victory over rival Estes Park at home on Friday, ending the game with a shut-out of 28-0. Junior Gabe Loberg ran the most yards, with 120. In their next game, Sept. 14, the Panthers clash with

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Aspen Skiing Co. ramps up activism in new ad campaign

September 9, 2018 — Perhaps enough flakes flying out of Aspen will start a blizzard in Washington, D.C. That’s the goal of Aspen Skiing Co.’s latest advertising campaign — “Give a Flake” — which urges individuals to contact elected officials about matters concerning climate change and equal rights. “We’re

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Alterra Mountain Co. to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington

September 9, 2018 — DENVER — Alterra Mountain Co. has entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington. The purchase would bring the company's holdings to 14 mountain destinations throughout North America. "With the addition of Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, we are able to expand

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Panther cross-country squad gears up for fall season

September 6, 2018 — Middle Park High School's fall cross-country season kicks off Friday as the Panther runners make their way to Grand Junction to race against other western slope teams at the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational. This Friday's cross-country race will be the first of eight regular season

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Prep sports recap: West Grand now 2-0 on the season

September 4, 2018 — Varsity footBALL: West Grand Mustangs fans left the game satisfied Friday as they observed their football team run past the host Caliche Buffaloes, 38-20 in the non-league test in Iliff. Senior Luis Dominguez had the most yards with 226 in the match, along with scoring

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Taos Ski Valley added to list of Ikon Pass resorts

August 29, 2018 — The latest addition to the Ikon Pass means that skiers and snowboarders can now add Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico to the list of 30 resorts they can visit. “It just opens up more destinations to get to over the winter,” said Kristin Rust,

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Prep sports recap: West Grand victorious in season opener

August 27, 2018 — Varsity football West Grand Football kicked off Friday with the varsity team's first home game, leaving the Mustangs with a solid 43-0 win against the Calhan Bulldogs. Seniors Luis Dominguez and Hugh Wheatley scored the most points during the inaugural game with both players making

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Containment on Silver Creek Fire climbs to 42 percent

August 26, 2018 — Containment on the Silver Creek Fire, burning roughly 16 miles northwest of Kremmling near Old Park, continues to increase this weekend with fire officials calculating current containment levels at 42 percent. This weekend’s dramatic increase in containment levels follows a roughly week long trend that

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CPW to host Sept. 22 Heeney meeting on future of Green Mountain Reservoir

August 26, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will come to the Lower Blue Community Center in Heeney next month for a public information meeting concerning the condition of Green Mountain Reservoir. CPW aquatic biologist Jon Ewert out of Hot Sulphur Springs is scheduled to be in attendance at

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Middle Park boys soccer team starts season with confidence

August 20, 2018 — It's been seven years since the Middle Park High School boys soccer team last made it to the state tournament, but Coach Dane Ruttenberg thinks this might be the year the Panthers dominate the playoffs. This year's team has seen some big changes after graduating

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Silver Creek Fire sees no growth Sunday; over 600 now fighting blaze

August 20, 2018 — A relatively cool Sunday in the high country saw no growth to the Silver Creek Fire that continues to burn northwest of Kremmling in Routt National Forest. As of Monday morning federal officials overseeing the firefighting efforts on the Silver Creek Fire listed the blaze

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Summit County completes landmark deal to protect 1,125 acres of open land near Heeney from development

August 19, 2018 — On the western shore of the Green Mountain Reservoir, with sagebrush and sweeping mountain valley vistas as far as the eye can see, the Knorr Lakeside Ranch is one of the last jewels of the old West left standing in Summit County. It is no

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Zinke: Angry people ‘don’t want to look at the truth’

August 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Some people said it would never happen. Even those within my journalism circles said there was no way U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, as a member of President Donald Trump’s administration, would agree to be interviewed by a journalist in

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Helmet use saves lives across recreation activities

August 5, 2018 — Ramona Rudis wouldn’t be alive if she wasn't wearing a bicycle helmet on that fateful August day last year. She fractured her skull, eye socket, cheek, pelvis and hip. She had two hematomas ­­— one that still causes numbness on the left side of her

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Silverthorne teen wins amateur motocross national championship

August 5, 2018 — That cross-country trip was worth it for Jagger Koch. On Friday, the 14-year-old motocross rider from Silverthorne won the 125-cubic centimeter “C” class at the Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Competing against 41 other motocross racers from states

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Grand County moves back to stage one fire restrictions

July 24, 2018 — Grand County is moving back into stage one fire restrictions this week. The decision to transition from stage two fire restrictions to the less restrictive stage one fire restrictions was made by Grand County's Commissioners during a public discussion session Tuesday afternoon. Grand County Sheriff

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Voluntary fishing closures in place for several rivers in high country

July 22, 2018 — Due to high water temperatures and low flows, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is implementing voluntary fishing closures from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. on sections of the Eagle River, Colorado River, Crystal River and Roaring Fork River. The fishing closure is effective immediately, until further

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