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Lady Panthers head into Frontier League Tournament as No. 1 seed

October 17, 2018 — Middle Park's lady Panther volleyball squad has been on a roll lately and this Thursday they look to continue their recent string of success in the upcoming Frontier League Tournament. The 2018 fall volleyball season has been a successful one for the lady Panthers who

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Winter Park’s new town manager aims to be visible, engaged

October 17, 2018 — Keith Riesberg knew he wanted to move his family of skiers to a resort town someday, so when the opportunity came up to be Winter Park's new town manager, he couldn't turn it down. More than the call of the mountains though, Riesberg said he

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Opinion | Letter: Thank you to Fraser

October 17, 2018 — I am writing to thank the Town Council and staff of Fraser for taking a leadership role that I applaud. Seldom do I hear a governmental agency talk about sustainability and even more seldom do I see action come out of the conversation. In Fraser,

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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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Moose population, nearly zero before 1980, grows exponentially, challenging RMNP officials

October 17, 2018 — Moose are a fundamental part of living in Colorado's High Country, but an ever expanding population of the large animals poses unique challenges that officials from Rocky Mountain National Park hope to illuminate with a newly implemented research project. Historically, there is a significant disagreement

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Opinion | Muftic: The GOP is out to cost you money for health care

October 16, 2018 — If Donald Trump has failed to make good on at least one of his campaign promises, "Cheaper and better health insurance for all" is the one. In fact, his party and his administration are hell-bent to make health insurance cost more and even become out

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Opinion | Hamilton: Does de Tocqueville’s America still exist?

October 16, 2018 — In the mid-1830s, during his tour of the nascent United States, Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville, was impressed by the willingness of Americans to form volunteer organizations to solve problems. And especially problems that arise because someone or some group was being treated

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Winter Park moves forward with new transit center next to Cooper Creek

October 16, 2018 — Cooper Creek is already a hub for business in Winter Park, but with a new partnership with the town, it is looking to become a hub for transit, too. The Winter Park Town Council approved a resolution Tuesday morning to allow Cooper Creek to expand

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Winter Park considers following in Fraser’s footsteps with bag fee

October 16, 2018 — Winter Park might be interested in following neighbor Fraser's bag fee idea. During the town's regular meeting Tuesday morning, council members discussed the recent disposable bag fee passed in Fraser a few weeks ago with some support from the council for a similar fee for

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Polis: Washington can’t ignore the majesty of our mountains

October 16, 2018 — Anyone who has explored Rocky Mountain National Park or Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has witnessed the vastness of the skies, the height of the mountains, and the splendor of the wildlife. These treasures are humbling, a reminder that we are truly blessed to share

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Grand County police blotter, Oct. 12-14: Having ‘a bad trip’; Testing police response time

October 16, 2018 — FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Disturbance — Authorities received a report at around 6:30 p.m. from a woman living on the 100-block of North Zerex in Fraser that a neighbor went into her home and started hitting her. SATURDAY, OCT. 13 Alarm — Authorities responded just before

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Hot Sulphur plans to implement overnight camping fees at Pioneer Park

October 15, 2018 — Hot Sulphur Springs officials decided to move forward with plans to charge a fee for overnight campers at Pioneer Park. The fee stems from a meeting in mid-September when the Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Trustees  discussed ongoing issues such as nude campers and violent assaults in the

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Community and communication: Kremmling’s new Police Chief talks shop

October 15, 2018 — Kremmling's new Chief of Police Jamie Lucas has a particular philosophy when it comes to policing and it can be summed up in one word: listen. "My law enforcement philosophy would be listening," Lucas said. "Listening to the citizens needs on how they want me

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Cheryl Ann (King) Hoese, 1947-2018

October 15, 2018 — Cheryl Ann (King) Hoese, 71, of Grand Lake (formerly of Denver, Longmont, Craig, and Boulder), passed away on Oct. 3, 2018. She was born on June 4, 1947 in Denver. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School (1965) in Denver and attended the Saint

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Grand County real estate transactions, from Oct. 7-13

October 15, 2018 — Transactions from Oct. 7-13, 2018. Big Horn Park Filing #2, Lot 50 – Daniel and Michelle Schirer to Roy and Kristine McMahon, $26,250 Fairways at Pole Creek PH 1 & Open Space Lot 1 17 – Joan Tobin to DWL Holdings LLC, $250,000 East Mountain

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Analysis | Brower: Climate change puts Grand County in an ‘upbeat’ economic spot

October 15, 2018 — What is the value of a snowflake? For those of us who live and work in Grand County, I'd say it has a huge value. It's almost beyond comprehension. But I'll commit and say right now each snowflake that falls in Grand Count is worth

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Granby looks to improve pedestrian safety with new streetscape project

October 14, 2018 — Granby residents could see some significant changes to the town's main drag next year as municipal officials look to make Agate Avenue more pedestrian friendly. Earlier this summer Granby's Board of Trustees began the lengthy process of initiating a new streetscape project. The project, currently

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Fraser Valley Elementary welcomes new staff members

October 14, 2018 — When elementary students in the Fraser Valley started classes at the beginning of this academic year they encountered several new faces leading instruction in their classrooms. Fraser Valley Elementary welcomed five new staff members this year to include three new teachers and two new special

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Sen. Bennet secures federal funding, resources against aquatic nuisance species

October 14, 2018 — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured a provision to protect Colorado’s watersheds from invasive species, like quagga and zebra mussels, in the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate today 99-1. “Aquatic invasive species pose a serious threat to headwater states like

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Colorado River Basin States have reached a draft agreement to deal with critical water shortages across the West

October 14, 2018 — As hurricanes flood the east coast, seven Western states are trying to avert a disaster caused by drought. Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California have drafted a set of agreements to manage water flow between the states as major reservoirs on the

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