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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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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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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 considers plastic bag tax

August 16, 2018 — In a push to promote sustainable practices, the town of Fraser is partnering with Safeway to implement a tax on plastic bags. While the town and grocery store are still figuring out the details, Jeff Durbin, Fraser town manager, said reducing the use of single-use

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Accomplishing the impossible: Granby man takes third at global CrossFit Games — at age 61

August 16, 2018 — Cal Cherrington is 61 years old but do not let that number fool you, the sexagenarian former teacher and high school wrestling coach is far fitter than most men half his age and earlier this month he proved it while taking home a third place

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Middle Park Medical Center introduces new name, mission

August 16, 2018 — At Middle Park Medical Center changes abound. The hospital is adding new doctors, expanding currently offered specialties and opening a new location. With all that change, officials at the hospital decided a new name was in order. Effective Friday, all of the Middle Park Medical

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Grand Lake man files suit against Three Lakes Water and Sanitation over service fees

August 16, 2018 — After several years of contentious discussion between local business owner John Waller and the Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District, Waller has moved to sue the special district, filing suit in Grand County District Court on Aug. 7. The dispute between Waller and Three Lakes

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Old Park evacuated safely as Silver Creek Fire surpasses 4,000 acres

August 16, 2018 — Despite growth in the Silver Creek Fire today, the flames have not reached any structures and the neighborhood of Old Town has safely been evacuated, according to a Wednesday night briefing from fire and county officials.   The community briefing took place at 9 p.m.

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Old Park evacuees begin arriving in Kremmling

August 15, 2018 — A thick plume of gray smoke hung in the skies above Kremmling Wednesday afternoon as emergency personnel worked to evacuate the remaining residents of Old Park as the Silver Creek Fire bore down on the unincorporated community northwest of Kremmling. The order to evacuate Old

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UPDATED: Authorities issue evacuation notice for Old Park as Silver Creek Fire expands

August 15, 2018 — Update at 5:30 p.m.: Fire and county officials are using the CSU Extension Hall as the main evacuation point. They will be hosting a community briefing at 9 p.m. tonight at West Grand High School. — An evacuation of Old Park, northwest of Kremmling, is

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Brower: The big question: Will my business idea succeed?

August 15, 2018 — Most often the very first two questions I hear when people approach me about a new business idea is this: Do you think this is a good idea? Will it succeed? To which I always reflect upon one of my favorite Yogi Berra Yogi-isms: "It's

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19th century treasures abound in Granby’s new Antiques & Art store

August 15, 2018 — One of Hollywood's classic tropes is the dark and quiet antique shop where an eccentric proprietor pedals rare curiosities like treasure maps and magical items. Walking into Gordon Scott Bergman's new Antiques & Art store in Granby evokes that same sense of discovery and adventure.

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Letter: Revealing fallacies in liberal ideology

August 15, 2018 — Recent letters lauded a popular Democrat candidate and the European style of government known as social democracy. In different ways they reveal fallacies in liberal ideology that most voters are either unaware of or do not believe to be true. First, some definitions: Socialism is

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Silver Creek Fire explodes to over 3,000 acres

August 14, 2018 — With the Silver Creek Fire raging just a few miles away from their homes, residents of Old Park remained under pre-evacuation status late Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of sheriff's deputies and other emergency personnel were staged in the area throughout the day Tuesday in anticipation of

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Hamilton: Satire warning: Is this the last straw?

August 14, 2018 — The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, floating halfway between our Left Coast and Hawaii, covers over 600,000 sq. miles, weighs over 88,000 tons, and is two times larger than the State of Texas. It poses a serious environmental threat. Because matter cannot be destroyed, that island

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Muftic: Wildfires heat up partisan politics and the global warming debate

August 14, 2018 — Here I am sitting in my living room above Fraser with my view of Byers Peak some 10 miles away across the Fraser River Valley disappearing in a smoky haze and watching television reports of the devastating record breaking Carr/Mendocino Complex fire in northern California.

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