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Former Winter Park town manager Drew Nelson pleads guilty as part of plea deal

April 23, 2018 — Former Winter Park Town Manager Andrew "Drew" Nelson pleaded guilty Monday in county court to two counts of prohibited use of a weapon as part of a plea agreement. The agreement, approved by Grand County Judge Nicholas Catanzarite, includes one year of unsupervised probation and 120

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WATCH: Crashes, laughs at Winter Park Resort’s Spring Splash

April 23, 2018 — Winter Park Resort brought back the Monster Energy Spring Splash on Sunday, the oldest tradition of its kind, on its 50th year. Crowds watched as skiers and riders struggled through obstacles on the Larry Sale trail race course then attempted to skim across an icy

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New investigation concludes Sen. Baumgardner created offensive work environment at Capitol

April 23, 2018 — An investigation has determined that eight people's allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior from Sen. Randy Baumgardner were credible. The findings, by Littleton-based Alternative Dispute Resolution Inc., an independent firm, are in addition to earlier allegations a separate company found to have more likely

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Grand County real estate transactions, from April 15-21

April 23, 2018 — Transactions from April 15 to 21, 2018. Winter Park Place Condo Unit 17 – John and Tamara Hermes to Cory Drake, $437,000 Sunset Ridge Filing #1, Lot 1 – John and Carleen Banks to Richard and Dianne Sievers, $123,000 Valley at Winter Park Subdivision Lot

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Muftic: Hold onto your seats, Colorado: Teacher pay ranks 46th

April 23, 2018 — On April 16, Englewood District schools were closed as teachers walked out in protest of school funding levels. Jeffco teachers will do likewise April 24 as will Arizona teachers statewide. Teachers are threatening a walkout in Pueblo as well. Teachers have been walking out in

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Hamilton: METO: Could it stabilize the Middle East?

April 23, 2018 — Retired Army General Jack Keane suggests that the nations of the Middle East who oppose the Iran/Assad-Syria/Hezbollah coalition form what might be called: The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO), a regional, collective-security arrangement along the lines of NATO. In short, contain the westward expansion of

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Need for bear awareness rises with spring temps

April 23, 2018 — Spring is in the air across Grand County and while alpine hikes and weekend adventures on the mountain lakes are not far off, it is also time for local black bears to begin emerging from their winter dens. Bears are a part of life in

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Gasners move outfitter business to Hot Sulphur Springs, officially end Grand Lake newspaper

April 23, 2018 — For the past eight years, Jim and Julie Gasner have owned and operated their own High Country fishing guide service from the streets of Grand Lake, but that changed this spring when the couple picked up shop and moved to their new location on Highway

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Grand County’s fire officials prepare for busy wildfire season based on forecaster predictions

April 22, 2018 — Despite the late April snowfall Middle Park received over the weekend 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for wildfires. Colorado has already started burning. Last week the Badger Hole Fire kicked off in southeastern Colorado near the tiny town of Walsh with

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Flourishing or floundering? Bald eagle population recovery celebrated, but another threat remains

April 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The United States fought hard to save its bald eagle population, and Steamboat Springs wildlife rehabilitator Tracy Bye was alarmed after seven of the birds were brought to her in a three-month period poisoned by a substance that humans shot into the

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Pet owners turn to CBD treatments for ailing dogs as research on the subject takes shape

April 21, 2018 — Aspen with owner Lauren Forcey at home Thursday, March 29, in Summit Cove. (All photos by Hugh Carey / hcarey@summitdaily.com) The only signs of aging the 12-year-old golden retriever/ Australian shepherd mix shows are the gray hairs peppered throughout his mostly black coat. He has an

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Crews make progress against fire near I-70 at Fruita

April 21, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — Authorities say fire crews are making progress fighting a wildfire that has burned 220 acres near Interstate 70 in western Colorado. The fire started Wednesday night on an island in the Colorado River and spread Thursday after winds picked up. The Mesa

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Some Colorado teachers vote to strike; state could step in

April 21, 2018 — PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A nationwide wave of teacher unrest spread to the southern Colorado city of Pueblo on Friday, as educators voted overwhelmingly to strike for better pay. A walkout could not start at least until May while the state decides whether to intervene,

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Craig Police, school district investigating threat made on high school by two students

April 21, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Police Department increased its presence at Moffat County High School on Thursday morning after learning two students were allegedly planning a school shooting. "The police department will continue to investigate, but there is no immediate danger," said police Captain Bill Leonard.

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This week in local history: Old Fall River Road to become motor nature trail

April 20, 2018 — Superintendent Fred Novak has announced plans for the reopening July 1 of a mountain road in Rocky Mountain National Park originally constructed between 1913 and 1920 and closed to vehicle travel since 1953. The old Fall River Road was the first auto highway across the

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Guest opinion | Reeves: Why newspapers are important

April 20, 2018 — Our students and staff have been involved in state level testing over the past two weeks, so rather than a weekly update I am going to recognize Sky-Hi News and the importance of having local newspapers. Newspapers provide "whole story" news when television or most

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Quitting smoking leads to huge headache for local smoke shop owner

April 20, 2018 — Quitting smoking for local smoke shop owner Ken Fife was harder than he expected, but not just because of the pangs from nicotine withdraw ­— it also temporarily closed down his business. The irony wasn't lost on Fife, who, with his wife, Jen, owns K&J

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Winter Park Resort plans big festivities for closing weekend

April 20, 2018 — Activities abound at Winter Park Resort this weekend as the ski area prepares to close down for the 2017-2018 winter season. Guests to the mountain will enjoy live music, the annual pond skim, wacky costumes and hopefully a little bit of snow. "In addition to

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Historic 1913 steam crane acquired by Granby’s railroad museum

April 20, 2018 — Granby's long awaited Moffat Road Railroad Museum took one giant step closer to completion last weekend with the arrival of a 225,000-pound 1913 Denver & Salt Lake steam crane. The crane and its historic boom car were hauled to Granby on Saturday from the Forney

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Guest Opinion | Johnson: Libraries and newspapers — as American as baseball, mom, apple pie and hot dogs

April 20, 2018 — Here's a question for you. What do libraries, newspapers, baseball, mom, apple pie, and hot dogs have in common? Despite being embodiments of America, each is often taken for granted and folks do not realize what a difference each brings to our lives. One might

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