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Library corner: The best thing inside a library is not a book

February 19, 2020

It’s no secret that public libraries offer more than books, computer access, and whatever publications we need to stay abreast of vegan recipes, medical research, quilting techniques, vacation deals, technology innovations, fly fishing secrets, and...



Library corner: Go ahead and judge a book’s cover

February 11, 2020

For years, especially when I was in school, reading was something I detested ­— not necessarily the act of reading itself, but the fact that it always felt like an obligation and not a choice....


Fitness Trail: 3 ways to add intensity

February 8, 2020

When experiencing a plateau performing a muscular strength training program, the tendency is to increase the external resistance. However, everyone reaches a point when they can no longer lift a heavier external load. So, how...


Nordic Trail: Ranch2Ranch Trek ensues Saturday

February 6, 2020

Join Grand Nordic this Saturday for the seventh annual Ranch2Ranch cross-country point-to-point ski trek from Snow Mountain Ranch to Granby Ranch via the Fraser to Granby Trail. Enjoy the 12K trek or ski 24K out...


In the schools: Not all superheroes wear skis, but some do

February 6, 2020

Great Happenings in East Grand Schools the week of Feb. 7. • The Fraser Valley Elementary second grade classes have just completed an eight week “Superhero” training program. In this program, students learned how to...


Library Corner: Search ‘Trail Guide’

February 5, 2020

Part of the reason I live in Grand County is cross country skiing. My partner in skiing, Anna, and I are never very good at our timing or navigation. We always think we can squeeze...



Letter: Legal cannabis vapes are not the problem

January 31, 2020

The other day, I had a chance to talk with a member of the Fraser town board about their concern regarding the vaping crisis. So far, the CDC has reported 2,602 confirmed and probable cases...



Punxsutawney Phil visits the library

January 28, 2020

Groundhog Day is almost here. Feb. 2 is the day that Punxsutawney Phil pops out of his burrow to predict how much longer winter will last. Legend says that if the groundhog sees his shadow,...


Letter: Why not open Highway 34 to snowmobiles?

January 27, 2020

The most obvious and easy solution to the snowmobile route to the trailhead is to use the road that is already there, Highway 34. Rocky Mountain National Park would allow snowmobiles to go up the...




Letter: Here is one voice in favor of Colorado wolves

January 25, 2020

In a recent article “County says no to wolves,” Grand County Commissioner Merrit Linke is quoted saying he “has received zero calls in support of the wolves.” Well, I for one am for the wolves!...


Letter: Educate yourself on Colorado’s red flag law

January 25, 2020

Though the newly enacted Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, commonly called the red flag law, will not change the climate of gun violence in our country, it does offer families a helpful tool should they...




Letter: Voters were right to reject jail plan

January 20, 2020

My hat’s off to Grand County voters, who showed far better judgment than did their elected officials in overwhelmingly voting down Detention Center 1A as proposed by the county commissioners at the inducement of the...