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School board approves salary increases for East Grand’s classified workers

June 18, 2018 — Just two weeks after East Grand School District's Board of Education approved salary increases for teachers and administrators the board expanded the scope of pay raises to include the rest of the district's employees, who fall under the heading of classified staff. On June 5

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Debris from March property fire tests positive for asbestos

June 18, 2018 — A late March fire on a pair of demolished cabins near Cutthroat Bay sparked more than just flames for one local property owner who ended up on the wrong side of state regulators after debris from the site tested positive for asbestos. On March 24

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Kansas man’s body recovered from Steamboat Lake

June 17, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The body of a Kansas man who disappeared in Steamboat Lake on Friday afternoon has been recovered. He was found shortly after midnight early Saturday morning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man as 64-year-old David Bass of Hutchinson, Kansas. Ryg

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Three sought in Bocco fire; Sheriff’s Office wants to question them after witnesses saw them speeding from the area

June 17, 2018 — WOLCOTT — The 415-acre Bocco Mountain Fire is 100 percent contained, but three people the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office wants to question are not — at least not yet. Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office want to speak with a group who were seen

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Library Corner: Who wants to be our friend?

June 17, 2018 — The Friends of Grand County Library are not a typical fundraising group. They are the tour de force of fundraising groups. In 2018, they will contribute over $30,000 to the Grand County Library District. Those funds pay for all of the District's programs, from craft-making

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Sunday Update: Local crews mopping-up hot spots as rain helps suppress Buffalo Fire

June 17, 2018 — On Sunday, a local team took over management of the Buffalo Fire, now 95 percent contained after rainfall overnight and Sunday morning helped cool still-smoldering hot spots. Crews will continue patrolling the area and mopping-up by extinguishing any hot spots along the perimeter. Fire behavior

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Winter Park offering sizable compensation package for new town manager

June 16, 2018 — Want to be Winter Park’s next town manager? If you’re qualified, you have the chance to make $125,000 a year or more, much more than the national average for such a position. The search has officially begun for the town of Winter Park’s manager, with

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Man who died after being buried described as ‘loving husband, father’

June 16, 2018 — Family members have identified the man who died Thursday at a construction site in Granby as Rosario "Chayo" Martínez, a “loving son, brother, father, husband and uncle.” “His absence leaves a huge gap in our family,” said family member Victor Marquez. “He was kind, funny, smart, hard-working

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NSCD raises $94,000 at annual fundraising breakfast

June 16, 2018 — The National Sports Center for the Disabled announced this week that it raised $94,000 at its annual Exceeding Boundaries breakfast held June 6 at Mile High Stadium in Denver. The event recognizes people and organizations in the community that make a difference in adaptive and

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This week in local history: Weekend fire burns 5 acres of BLM land near Granby

June 15, 2018 — Originally published in the Friday, June 17, 1977 edition of Sky-Hi News. Over 80 firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management, the Grand County Sheriff’s Department and the Granby Volunteer Fire Department successfully fought and extinguished a forest fire just west of Granby last weekend.

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PHOTOS: Grand County hosts last three days of 2018 Ride the Rockies

June 15, 2018 — About 1,900 riders made their way into Grand County on Wednesday morning, the third day of the 2018 Ride the Rockies tour. The riders stayed overnight in Grand Lake Wednesday, traveled to the Fraser Valley on Thursday, stayed overnight in Fraser on Thursday and made

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Explore Grand: Summer 2018

June 15, 2018 — Welcome to the Summer 2018 edition of Explore Grand.

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Hazardous fuels reduction work continues at RMNP

June 15, 2018 — The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool used in preparation for managing wildfire near structures and communities. As seen with the Fern Lake Fire, previous reduction of hazardous fuels aided firefighters in stopping the fire within the park when it made

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Feelings mixed for proposed Blue Valley Land Exchange

June 15, 2018 — Last week the Bureau of Land Management hosted a pair of public meetings, in Kremmling and Silverthorne, to provide information and field questions from the public about a proposed land exchange along the Blue River. According to Steven Hall, spokesman for BLM Colorado, the meetings

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Trestle opens Saturday

June 15, 2018 — Winter Park Resort opens for the summer season this weekend with the 9th annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival coinciding with the start of operations at Trestle Bike Park. "Thanks to the tireless work of the Trestle Trail Crew, 85 percent of the bike park will

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Lion Head Coffee takes home best espresso award

June 15, 2018 — The coffee professionals at Granby-based Lion Head Coffee took home third place in last weekend's America's Best Espresso Competition in Denver. Headed by roast-master Lucas Harville, the team from the small yet bold and determined Granby coffee shop, which also offers its products throughout the

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New eatery focuses on freshness, honors Grand Lake history

June 15, 2018 — GRAND LAKE — Grand Lake's newest eatery, Squeaky B's, opened last week just in time for summer's high tourism season, and while the upscale, fast-casual burger joint, with its focus on fresh farm to table ingredients, is just starting to establish roots in the mountain

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Grand County police blotter, June 12-13: Bear in truck, bear in trash

June 14, 2018 — TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Agency assist — It was reported at around 7:30 a.m. from the 3000-block of County Road 60 in Granby that a bear was possibly in a truck on the road. Authorities were unable to locate the truck. Code violation — It was

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Man who fled police apprehended west of Granby after overnight manhunt

June 14, 2018 — A Wednesday night traffic stop that turned into an overnight manhunt ended Thursday morning shortly before 11 a.m. with one suspect in custody. Kremmling resident Jason Bustillos, 39, was pulled over Wednesday night by local law enforcement officers and was found to have a suspended

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UPDATED: Man dies after getting buried at Granby construction site

June 14, 2018 — (Updated at 11:45 a.m. Thursday with additional information) A man who was buried Thursday morning at a construction site at Granby Ranch has died, according to Granby police. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was working inside a trench on a condominium

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