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Shirley R. Barr, 1940-2018

August 20, 2018 — Shirley is the mother to four wonderful daughters and a fabulous son, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She enjoyed her residence at Cliffview assisted living in Kremmling for four years. Her daughter, Lisa Knox, invites you to celebrate the wonderful life and blessing she was

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Paul R. Montandon, 1953-2018

August 20, 2018 — Paul Raymond Montandon, 65, of Hot Sulphur Springs passed away on Aug. 17, 2018 at his home with his wife of 46 years by his side. Paul was born to Francis Louis Montandon, Jr. and Mary Lois Booker on May 6, 1953 in Plainview, Texas.

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Fraser man faces felony menacing, domestic violence charges following Saturday incident

August 20, 2018 — A Fraser man is facing a series of charges related to a Saturday incident where it was reported a woman was being held at gunpoint by her boyfriend, according to police. Matthew Denman, 34, of Fraser is facing multiple charges including felony menacing, criminal mischief,

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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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Evacuation orders for Old Park, Gore Lakes lifted Monday afternoon

August 20, 2018 — Evacuation orders for Old Park and the Gore Lakes subdivision are being lifted Monday afternoon, allowing residents of the area to return to their homes. The evacuation orders, which were put in place last week for nearly 200 homes, will be lifted at 1 p.m.

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Silver Creek Fire sees no growth Sunday; over 600 now fighting blaze

August 20, 2018 — A relatively cool Sunday in the high country saw no growth to the Silver Creek Fire that continues to burn northwest of Kremmling in Routt National Forest. As of Monday morning federal officials overseeing the firefighting efforts on the Silver Creek Fire listed the blaze

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Colorado teen vaping rates highest in country

August 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Tobacco use is increasing among Routt County youth, much of that due to the popularity of e-cigarettes or vape pens. All local high schools are also seeing an increase in the use of chewing tobacco, snuff and dip, as well as an

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Summit County completes landmark deal to protect 1,125 acres of open land near Heeney from development

August 19, 2018 — On the western shore of the Green Mountain Reservoir, with sagebrush and sweeping mountain valley vistas as far as the eye can see, the Knorr Lakeside Ranch is one of the last jewels of the old West left standing in Summit County. It is no

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Weekend storm front helps cool fire activity on Silver Creek blaze

August 19, 2018 — A recent storm front brought rain to Grand County this weekend, helping to minimize fire activity on the Silver Creek Fire, burning northwest of Kremmling near Old Park. Early Sunday morning the Rocky Mountain Blue Team, a Type 2 Incident Management team that is overseeing

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Forest Service cleans up illegal marijuana grow site near Redstone

August 18, 2018 — REDSTONE — U.S. Forest Service workers undertook an extensive effort last month to clean up the mess at an elaborate illegal marijuana growing operation and restore natural conditions in a patch of national forest in the Crystal Valley. A crew of eight workers from the

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Allosaurus fossil featured at Taste of History draws large crowd

August 18, 2018 — Over 200 history buffs gathered on Saturday morning at the Headwaters Center to celebrate the 7th annual Taste of History event and participate in live and silent auctions to raise money for the Grand County Historical Association. This year’s guest of honor was an allosaurus

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Crews strengthen defense lines around Silver Creek Fire

August 18, 2018 — Thanks to better weather conditions, crews on the ground at the Silver Creek Fire have been able to strengthen the fireline on the southwest side of the fire. Crews yesterday were able to improve the fireline along Forest Road 100 and complete fireline to the

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Colorado scientists warn of links between climate change and worsening wildfires

August 18, 2018 — Colorado residents grew accustomed to the sight of smoke this summer as a faint haze from wildfires across the state formed an ominous backdrop against the mountains on the Western Slope. More than 175,000 acres of the state have burned this season, including three blazes

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Evacuated Old Park man kicks off donation drive with Kum & Go to help feed crews at Silver Creek Fire

August 17, 2018 — Jeremy Buckey and his family were one of the last to leave Old Park when it was evacuated Wednesday night. Coming off the mountain, he said his worries turned to confidence once he saw fire crews "giving it all they had." "It was amazing what

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Officials increase presence, resources at Silver Creek Fire

August 17, 2018 — KREMMLING — Additional personnel and resources joined efforts on Thursday to fight the Silver Creek Fire after officials transferred command of the fire to a Type 2 incident crew. The fire has grown to over 4,500 acres and wind pushed fire activity on the north and

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Fitness Trail: 3 great ankle cuff resistive tubing exercises

August 17, 2018 — The ankle cuff resistive tubing design includes a Velcro cuff for each ankle with resistive tubing between the two ankle cuffs. It provides light to heavy resistance, depending upon the gauge thickness and the length of the tubing excellent for strengthening the lower body. Therefore,

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New gallery in Winter Park promotes local art

August 17, 2018 — Ardell Bomback grew up in an artistic family. His mother used to paint murals on the walls of every home they lived in. One of his brother's is a tattoo artist, another is a painter and photographer. His family would host art competitions among themselves.

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Fraser to break ground on pilot project after Labor Day

August 17, 2018 — Reconstruction of the trails around Lions Pond is slated to begin at the end of the month as the first step of the larger Fraser River Corridor Master Plan. The reconstruction will focus on replacing the failing surface of the trails and widening them to

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Kremmling agent recognized as one of ‘America’s Best’

August 17, 2018 — Amber Lemon was recently recognized in the 2018 REAL Trends "America's Best Real Estate Professionals" rankings. The prestigious survey is divided into four categories: individual agents by sales volume, individuals by transaction sides, agent teams by volume and teams by sides. Lemon placed ninth in

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Library Corner: Follow the white line to the library

August 17, 2018 — Several years ago, my five-year-old granddaughter, Alex, and her family had moved from Oklahoma to Mission, TX. When she returned for a visit, I took her to town to get an ice cream cone. On the ride home, she said, "Mom, if you will just

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