The 4 Bar 4 Ranch on the State Register of Historic Properties |

The 4 Bar 4 Ranch on the State Register of Historic Properties

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

On September 29, the Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to place the 4 Bar Ranch on the State Register of Historic Properties.

The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is a listing of the state’s significant cultural resources worthy of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of Colorado’s residents and visitors,

By honoring sites, the Colorado State Register provides formal recognition of a property’s importance to the history of the community and the state of Colorado and a sense of community history and local pride.

This designation also provides the opportunity for the 4 Bar 4 to compete for grants from Colorado’s State Historical Fund and Historic Fraser Inc. will be competing in the fall grant cycle this October. HFI will apply for a grant in the neighborhood of $200,000 and will need to raise $50-60,000 in matching funds. The total project budget is currently estimated at about $750,000.

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