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East, West Grand send wrestlers to state tourney

February 21, 2019 — Colorado's annual high school wrestling championships will be held this week in Denver and, thanks to a successful season, four young athletes will represent both Grand County school districts at the elite tournament. Heading down to Denver this week to compete for a chance at

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Grand Lake man faces litany of physical, sexual assault felony charges

February 21, 2019 — A Grand Lake man was arrested and charged late last month with six felonies and eight misdemeanors related to the alleged assault of his girlfriend. Frank Webb, 37, was arrested Jan. 30 after his girlfriend reported multiple alleged instances of assault and sexual assault over

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Mountain Masquerade shines light on work of CASA

February 21, 2019 — WINTER PARK — In the sad mess of familial discord — domestic friction that can lead to courtroom battles over custody and care of a concerned child — it is the child ultimately who loses most. No child thrives in situations when family is ripped

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Storm could bring up to 14 inches of new snow to Grand County

February 21, 2019 — A winter storm is on its way to the high country with snow expected to hit the mountains along I-70 late this afternoon and into Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Grand County and surrounding areas from 2 p.m.

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Parshall woman pleads guilty to stealing over $12,000 from City Market

February 21, 2019 — HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — A Parshall woman who was arrested last September in relation to a theft that occurred at City Market in Granby has pleaded guilty and is now awaiting sentencing. In late January of this year 31-year old Parshall resident Penny Sanchez Rivera

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1 sentenced, another pleads not guilty in Grand Lake burglary ring cases

February 20, 2019 — HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — With one defendant already sentenced and another awaiting an upcoming jury trial the ongoing legal action surrounding an alleged Grand Lake burglary ring continues to work through the local courts even as authorities search for two additional defendants who have not

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Grand County selects new lead administrator

February 20, 2019 — The Grand County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that a new county manager has been chosen. Kate McIntire will take over the position in mid-April following former county manager Lee Staab’s retirement earlier this month. "After a robust, community-based search process we are confident that

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Edwards man comes face to face with mountain lion

February 20, 2019 — EDWARDS — Tuesday night, Sean LaFaver was loading up his car in anticipation of a Wednesday morning trip to Denver when he heard an unusual screeching noise. He walked around the corner of his Homestead house to investigate and got a big surprise. About 10

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Winter Park passes 20-cent disposable bag fee

February 20, 2019 — The Winter Park Town Council unanimously approved a 20-cent disposable bag fee following a public hearing at their regular meeting Tuesday night. The fee, which applies to all retailers and grocers with some exceptions, is set to go into effect July 1. The ordinance was

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Grand County police blotter, Feb. 15-16: Parking too close; stealing electricity

February 20, 2019 — FRI., FEB. 15 6: 38 a.m. A power line was reported to be lying across the road on the 100-block of Fir Drive in Winter Park. Mountain Parks Electric removed the line from the road. 6: 09 p.m. A two-vehicle crash was reported near milepost

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Letter: Thank you for support after fire

February 20, 2019 — On Jan. 17, our family lost our home and much of our belongings to a house fire. What could have devastated us turned out to be a blessing, thanks to this wonderful community. From the moment smoke was spotted, neighbors and strangers alike have jumped

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Opinion | Hamilton: Walls: Then, and now

February 20, 2019 — First, let’s dispense with the ignorant hysteria about presidential declarations of national emergency. In all, there have been 58 such declarations. President Clinton declared 17, President G.W. Bush 13, and President Obama 12. Thirty-one declarations remain in effect to this day. Turning to America’s need

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Opinion | Muftic: The Russian connection: Why care?

February 20, 2019 — While we are waiting for the Mueller Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections to see if the Trump campaign or Donald Trump himself conspired with the Russians, ask ourselves, why should we care? The Russian connection did not register in the top

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Wells Fargo Ski Cup returns this weekend, raising money for NSCD

February 19, 2019 — More than 27 athletes from the National Sports Center for the Disabled will compete in the 44th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup this weekend at Winter Park Resort. The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is a three day event hosted by the NSCD on Feb. 22

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Marijuana sales in county pass $5M

February 19, 2019 — Retail marijuana sales keep growing in Colorado, with a record setting 2018, bringing tax dollars to communities across the state. Last week, the collective retail marijuana sales in the state surpassed the $6 billion mark, with the Department of Revenue reporting almost $1 billion in

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County envisions major airport expansion project

February 19, 2019 — KREMMLING — Change is in the air for the Kremmling airport as county officials look towards a future potential airport expansion project amidst current plans to resurface the airport's runway next year. Grand County is home to two separate public airports; one in Granby and

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Brower: Economies have changed quickly in Grand

February 19, 2019 — It was interesting and sad to watch. When I first moved to Granby almost 40 years ago there was a different sort of economy that dominated the town's main street. It's an economy that's greatly diminished now all because of one big public infrastructure project

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Mountain Parks Electric no longer increasing rates following better-than-expected 2018 financials

February 19, 2019 — Mountain Parks Electric has decided to forego a planned rate increase for 2019 thanks to a colder winter increasing revenues. In December, Mountain Parks Electric announced they would be raising electric rates 1.1 percent starting January 2019. However, a member complaint about the rate increase

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Rekindling the bonds of brotherhood: Program brings combat vets to county for healing, camaraderie

February 19, 2019 — From the ongoing Syrian Civil War, to the still simmering conflict in Afghanistan, the decision to invade countries in the early 2000s still reverberates around the globe. Closer to home, though, the men and women who fought those conflicts on behalf of the American people

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Grand County real estate transactions, from Feb. 10-16

February 18, 2019 — Transactions from Feb. 10-16, 2019. Mountainside at SilverCreek B U 33 Timeshare 033108 – Lupe Mills to Fred Parano, $500 Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 91 Timeshare 091521, 091520 – Anthony and Karen Notaro to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Association, $500 Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 102,

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