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Mountain Parks Electric names new general manager, to transition in April

March 23, 2019 — Mountain Parks Electric, the Granby-based electric cooperative, will be getting new management next month following the retirement of current general manager Tom Sifers. Mark Johnston, current general manager of Municipal Light & Power in Anchorage, Alaska, will succeed Sifers on April 22. "Mark's background and

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Most of Colorado is now drought-free after a few weeks of heavy snowfall

March 23, 2019 — What a difference a few weeks can make. Over the past month, Colorado has gone from nearly 70 percent of the state in drought to less than 5 percent. That drenching happened over the past month, a four-week period that included the snowiest early March

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Fitness Trail: Tennis, anyone?

March 23, 2019 — Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series. Since tennis season is right around the corner, now is a great time to prepare your body to handle the physical rigors of this sport. All sports-conditioning training programs include cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength/endurance training,

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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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Happenings at East Grand schools

March 23, 2019 — Appointments still available. Free Preschool Developmental & Health Screenings for children under five will be March 27 at Fraser Valley Elementary and March 28 at Granby Elementary. Have your child screened in the areas of Speech/Language, Motor skills, General Knowledge as well as Dental, Vision

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Weather service forecasting more snow for Grand County

March 22, 2019 — While it’s nothing compared to last week’s “bomb cyclone” that blanketed Grand County and much of Colorado with deep snow and gusty winds, the National Weather Service in Boulder has called for several inches to fall across the area by Sunday. According to the weather

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Documentary screening hopes to start talks about mental health, substance use

March 22, 2019 — In an active community like Grand County, the appearance of healthy lifestyles can hide less visible concerns about mental health and substance use disorders. A showing of the documentary "Kissed by God" in Winter Park hopes to highlight how mental health concerns and substance use

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Spring Bash and Splash: Month-long ‘party’ kicks off next weekend at Winter Park Resort

March 22, 2019 — Winter Park Resort knows how to throw a party — even if it's a month long. Four "jam-packed" weekends are on tap at the resort with Spring Bash and Splash, starting March 30, which will see the return of TheBigWonderfulBeerfest along with beach, cowboy and

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Chasing the wind: The remarkable life and astounding adventures of freestyle skiing icon Bob Singley

March 22, 2019 — Bob Singley is cooler than you, but don't feel bad about it. Truth be told Singley, a multi-decade Winter Park resident, extreme sports icon and quintessential ski bum, is pretty much cooler than anyone. Raised in the Denver area before transplanting to Winter Park when

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Rocky Mountain National Park the third most visited U.S. national park in 2018

March 22, 2019 — Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation ever in 2018, according to park officials. And now officials have announced it was the third most visited national park last year. The park received a total of 4,590,492 visitors last year, which was a 3.5

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Fraser moving forward on Lions Ponds improvements

March 22, 2019 — FRASER — Fraser is hoping to build on its progress in implementing the Fraser River Corridor Master Plan by continuing to upgrade the area around the Lions Ponds this year. The Fraser Board of Trustees received an update on the design plans for the Cozens

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County pushes back hearing on zoning amendments after concerns

March 21, 2019 — Plans to amend zoning regulations related to private camping and storage in unincorporated Grand County hit a snag this week after several local residents raised concerns. Under amendments proposed by the county, private camping would become a permitted use in all Grand County zoning districts,

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Kremmling man pleads guilty to 2018 car burglary spree across Grand County

March 21, 2019 — A Kremmling man charged with multiple felonies following a string of car burglaries across Grand County last year pleaded guilty on Thursday and now faces potential prison time. James Water Russell, 23, pleaded guilty in Grand County District Court to three Class-5 felony counts of

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Letter: IPCS Fundraiser a grand success

March 21, 2019 — Indian Peaks Charter School would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the community for their support in making this year's Mardi Gras celebration a huge success. We exceeded our previous year's fundraising efforts by thirty-two percent, bringing in over $6,500. These funds support our

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Higher than ever: New study links strong weed to psychosis

March 21, 2019 — If someone could time-travel back to a 1970s Woodstock festival and pass around a joint stuffed with top-shelf, Colorado-grown marijuana, the effects could shatter people’s reality. That’s because today’s marijuana strains, following a wave of legalization and prolific cultivation, can be more than three times

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Opinion | Hamilton: Socialism: Can we learn from Orwell and Huxley?

March 20, 2019 — A recent Harris Poll finds that Millennials and Generation Z, which together comprise 37-percent of the electorate, think that Socialism is a better political-economic system than Capitalism. Surprised? Don’t be. One suspects the under-30 crowd is under-whelmed with the way their seniors, of both major

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Opinion | Muftic: Fascism is on the rise. We saw the results in New Zealand.

March 20, 2019 — I cannot believe I even need to write this. Do we still have to remind ourselves of what has made America a standard of good civic behavior? As Ronald Reagan said in his farewell address to the nation, “In my mind it (America) was a

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Fraser mural festival to celebrate art, raise money for creative arts center

March 20, 2019 — It's hard to walk anywhere in downtown Fraser without seeing the rainbow colors of a mural splashed on the side of a business or the bench of a bus station. Now, Fraser is hoping to capitalize on its art scene with a new mural festival

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Longtime Fraser Valley teacher Cindy Rimmer named next Middle Park High School principal

March 20, 2019 — GRANBY — A new principal is coming to Middle Park High School next year, though to many parents from the Fraser Valley she will likely be a familiar face. The East Grand School District in February selected Cindy Rimmer, longtime teacher at Fraser Valley Elementary

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Local ranchers to see reduced costs for grazing permits

March 19, 2019 — A recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to lower fees assessed on federal grazing permits could lead to reduced costs for some ranchers in Grand County starting this year. In mid-February officials from the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, announced a

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