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Don’t let slushy situations snag your fishing

February 20, 2020

Around mid-ice season, we always seem to see slush. It generally happens when we get a good amount of snow. The weight of the snow pushes down on the ice, causing the water to rise...


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...




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,...





Fitness Trail: Build your stability, balance

January 17, 2020

In the book, “Basic Biomechanics,” Susan Hall defines stability as “resistance to both angular and linear acceleration, or resistance to disruption of equilibrium.” Balance, however, she defines as “the ability to control equilibrium,” or “the...





Opinion | Colorado needs wolves

January 3, 2020

On Dec. 29, The Sky-Hi News ran an online piece, “The price of ballot box biology: Forced wolf reintroduction in Colorado.” As the debate begins in earnest about whether to restore gray wolves to Colorado,...