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Library Corner: 2018 in review

December 16, 2018 — It's that time of year when everyone is, reflecting on the previous twelve months and considering how to move forward in 2019. Grand County Library District is no different. As we plan out our programming for the coming year, we reflect on what has been

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Fitness Trail: Exercise set up fundamentals ensure great results

December 16, 2018 — Every well executed exercise requires a deliberate and proper set up of the body preparing it for the unique movement aspects of that specific exercise. Just as you prepare to drive your car by putting the key in the ignition, placing your foot on the

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Happenings at East Grand schools

December 16, 2018 — East Grand is making progress with their Master Planning. Upcoming community meetings will be posted on the website by next week. For more information please refer to the website under the tab Master Planning. We had great parent attendance on Wednesday night at the Vaping/Juuling

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Paralyzed from the waist down, Jasmin Bambur of Granby preps for third Paralympic Games

January 5, 2018 — Jasmin Bambur's dream came true in 2010. He rolled alone into the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, in front of thousands of screaming fans, clutching the red, white and blue Serbian flag. It was a day he'd been thinking about since he watched his

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Denver loses U.S. bid for 2030 Olympics to Salt Lake City

December 15, 2018 — The U.S. Olympic Committee will support Salt Lake City as the nation's potential candidate for the 2030 Olympic Games, rejecting Denver's unusual proposal for a privately funded Games in favor of Utah's simpler and more popular proposal, the committee announced Friday. The USOC now will

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Middle Park mat men gear up for wrestling season

December 14, 2018 — While snowy weather has descended upon Grand County, things are heating up in gymnasiums as high school wrestling season heads into full swing. This year's Middle Park High School wrestling squad features 15 wrestlers, including two returning state qualifiers, and a cadre of scrappy young

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Podium finishes, maybe even Olympic gold: Winter Park’s Competition Center home to burgeoning athletic talent

December 14, 2018 — This winter, as with every winter since 1962, a vast collection of budding young athletes is taking to the snow covered slopes of Winter Park Resort to hone their skills with the army of coaches that make up the resort's renowned Competition Center. Over the

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Rau: Experience the Grand Lake Nordic Center, the gem next to Rocky Mountain National Park

December 14, 2018 — Recently voted the best Nordic Center in Grand County, Grand Lake Nordic Center sits on over 500 acres below the Rocky Mountain National Park and next to the Colorado River. It feels like the river flows through your soul as you stand looking down on

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Monoskier gets first chair as Ski Granby Ranch opens for 2018-19 season

December 14, 2018 — It wasn’t a very long line Friday morning for opening day at Ski Granby Ranch, but it was important for monoskier George Kellogg to be at the front. Kellogg, a Grand County resident, got to the resort an hour ahead of the 9 a.m. first

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Sleeping giants: Grand County enjoys 5 years without avalanche fatalities, though danger lurks

December 14, 2018 — Avalanches are a thing of wondrous yet destructive beauty. They are a churning, swirling maw of snow and ice cascading down a mountain at near terminal velocity, often with deadly consequences. Over the past 20 winters, six people have died from avalanches in Grand County

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County ends contract with local senior housing management

December 13, 2018 — The Grand County Housing Authority will be taking over management of two senior housing developments starting next year in an effort to provide local management. Starting Jan. 1, the Housing Authority will take over management of Silver Spruce Apartments in Kremmling and the Grand Living

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Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s annual holiday show to bring cheer, nostalgia

December 13, 2018 — GRAND LAKE — Though the Home for the Holidays show started as a holiday karaoke event with a simple boombox and a cheerful setlist, it has become an anticipated winter tradition for the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. This year Home for the Holidays is celebrating

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Bomb threat emails, allegedly from Russian spammers, cause scare in Grand County and nationwide

December 13, 2018 — GRANBY — A bomb sniffing dog from the Grand County Sheriff's Department was brought into the Sky-Hi News offices Thursday afternoon after an employee received a bomb threat contained in an email. Shortly before 11 a.m., an employee with Sky-Hi News, located on Agate Avenue

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Wildfire prevention project cleans up 30 acres near Tabernash

December 13, 2018 — TABERNASH — A project to remove beetle-kill trees and reduce the risk of wildfires was completed last week on 30 acres of forest outside of Tabernash near the Winter Park Highlands Subdivision. The Colorado State Forest Service and the Kremmling Field Office of the Bureau

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Granby PD welcomes new officer, recognizes distinguished service, bids farewell to 2

December 13, 2018 — Granby's Police Department experienced a bit of a watershed moment Tuesday night as the department swore-in a new officer, bid farewell to two others, and recognized the distinguished service of David Miller and Jeff Heitzenrater. Tuesday night's ceremonial proceedings for the Granby Police Department occurred

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County faces lawsuit following approval of marijuana ballot measures

December 12, 2018 — A representative of a Tabernash dispensary is suing the Grand County Board of Commissioners following the approval of two county ballot measures increasing the sales and excise taxes on marijuana. David Michel, general counsel for IgadI, Ltd., the dispensary in Tabernash, filed a petition on

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Light up the night: Interactive map to holiday light displays around Grand County

December 12, 2018 — It's holiday lights season! Find the Grand County area's best holiday light displays and plan a drive to look at the lights. Do you have an awesome light display for Christmas this year and want to share? Send us your address to news@skyhinews.com or include it

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Brower: Community is solution at workforce and housing symposium

December 12, 2018 — It was a revelation about the power of community and communication. Last Wednesday Grand County Economic Development hosted a Workforce and Housing Open House at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park. A total of 61 people from across Grand County attended. The event's goal was

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Optimism surrounds sixth open enrollment

December 12, 2018 — We are four weeks into this Open Enrollment and in Grand County our early numbers are already above last year's record-setting pace. The number of initial sign-ups is the strongest start to an Open Enrollment Period we have seen since opening six years ago. We

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Hospice best utilized sooner rather than later

December 12, 2018 — Strong relationships and trust between hospice patients and hospice teams yield the most meaningful benefits. Trust takes time, and many people nearing end-of-life are waiting too long to begin hospice care. Although patients with a life expectancy of six months or less may enter the

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