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A mountain of an issue: Local officials push for reopening of Needles Eye Tunnel, providing a second thoroughfare over the Continental Divide

October 19, 2018 — It's been almost two decades since vehicles have driven through the Needle's Eye Tunnel on Rollins Pass, but that hasn't stopped Grand County from making several attempts to reopen the pass and restore the historic corridor. In its 113-year lifespan, the Needle's Eye Tunnel, which

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Habitat for Humanity digs into first project in three years

October 18, 2018 — Grand County's chapter of Habitat for Humanity has been busy over the past several months digging into and building up their newest project in Middle Park, a single family home in Hot Sulphur Springs. Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit organization that helps low

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8 Winter Park athletes named to U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Rocky Mountain Division team

October 18, 2018 — A group of eight young athletes who call Winter Park Resort their home mountain have been recognized as all-stars by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. On Wednesday a list of 50 snow sports athletes from across Colorado were formally designated as the new all-star

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Lift expands schedules, stops to meet demand from riders

October 18, 2018 — In a record setting year for the Lift transit system, more changes and expansions are being made to meet the growing demand for public transportation in Grand County. Using data collected through transit demand studies and ridership surveys, several bus lines in Winter Park have

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Ballot odds and ends: Proposed changes to the Colorado constitution range from hemp to slavery

October 18, 2018 — AMENDMENT X: DELETING THE DEFINITION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP When Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012 with Amendment 64, they also created a constitutional definition for “industrial hemp.” This election cycle, Amendment X looks to remove that definition. The Colorado Constitution defines industrial hemp as “the

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Spike Potts, 1937-2018

October 18, 2018 — Spike Potts, born in Atlanta on Oct. 31, 1937, passed away Oct. 12, 2018, on his ranch near Grand Lake. Graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was on the varsity baseball, football and basketball teams. He graduated from Drake University

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Beverly Jean Straight (Heinrich), 1930-2018

October 18, 2018 — Beverly Jean Straight (Heinrich), 88, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away Oct. 11, 2018. She was born July 11, 1930, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Robert and Ruby (Triboulet) Straight. She is survived by son, Maury (Lori) Wiles; son, Thomas Wiles; daughter, Kathleen (Brian)

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Kremmling’s new town manager resigns citing safety concerns surrounding resident’s recent arrest

October 17, 2018 — Just over three weeks after becoming Kremmling's newest town manager, David Stahl resigned from his position late last week citing safety concerns among other issues. In his letter of resignation to the Kremmling Town Board, Stahl cited recent events and his concerns about his personal

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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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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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