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County ends contract with local senior housing management

December 13, 2018 — The Grand County Housing Authority will be taking over management of two senior housing developments starting next year in an effort to provide local management. Starting Jan. 1, the Housing Authority will take over management of Silver Spruce Apartments in Kremmling and the Grand Living

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Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s annual holiday show to bring cheer, nostalgia

December 13, 2018 — GRAND LAKE — Though the Home for the Holidays show started as a holiday karaoke event with a simple boombox and a cheerful setlist, it has become an anticipated winter tradition for the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. This year Home for the Holidays is celebrating

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Bomb threat emails, allegedly from Russian spammers, cause scare in Grand County and nationwide

December 13, 2018 — GRANBY — A bomb sniffing dog from the Grand County Sheriff's Department was brought into the Sky-Hi News offices Thursday afternoon after an employee received a bomb threat contained in an email. Shortly before 11 a.m., an employee with Sky-Hi News, located on Agate Avenue

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Wildfire prevention project cleans up 30 acres near Tabernash

December 13, 2018 — TABERNASH — A project to remove beetle-kill trees and reduce the risk of wildfires was completed last week on 30 acres of forest outside of Tabernash near the Winter Park Highlands Subdivision. The Colorado State Forest Service and the Kremmling Field Office of the Bureau

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Granby PD welcomes new officer, recognizes distinguished service, bids farewell to 2

December 13, 2018 — Granby's Police Department experienced a bit of a watershed moment Tuesday night as the department swore-in a new officer, bid farewell to two others, and recognized the distinguished service of David Miller and Jeff Heitzenrater. Tuesday night's ceremonial proceedings for the Granby Police Department occurred

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County faces lawsuit following approval of marijuana ballot measures

December 12, 2018 — A representative of a Tabernash dispensary is suing the Grand County Board of Commissioners following the approval of two county ballot measures increasing the sales and excise taxes on marijuana. David Michel, general counsel for IgadI, Ltd., the dispensary in Tabernash, filed a petition on

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Light up the night: Interactive map to holiday light displays around Grand County

December 12, 2018 — It's holiday lights season! Find the Grand County area's best holiday light displays and plan a drive to look at the lights. Do you have an awesome light display for Christmas this year and want to share? Send us your address to news@skyhinews.com or include it

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Brower: Community is solution at workforce and housing symposium

December 12, 2018 — It was a revelation about the power of community and communication. Last Wednesday Grand County Economic Development hosted a Workforce and Housing Open House at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park. A total of 61 people from across Grand County attended. The event's goal was

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Optimism surrounds sixth open enrollment

December 12, 2018 — We are four weeks into this Open Enrollment and in Grand County our early numbers are already above last year's record-setting pace. The number of initial sign-ups is the strongest start to an Open Enrollment Period we have seen since opening six years ago. We

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Hospice best utilized sooner rather than later

December 12, 2018 — Strong relationships and trust between hospice patients and hospice teams yield the most meaningful benefits. Trust takes time, and many people nearing end-of-life are waiting too long to begin hospice care. Although patients with a life expectancy of six months or less may enter the

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Reclamation Ridge gravel pit sues Granby after town finds it violated permit

December 12, 2018 — A long simmering dispute over the operation of a gravel pit on Granby's west end recently boiled over into legal action when Reclamation Ridge LLC filed a lawsuit against the town. On Oct. 23, attorneys for Reclamation Ridge, LLC., a gravel pit operation located on

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Seasonal road closures begin Saturday across Grand, Jackson counties

December 11, 2018 — The Bureau of Land Management will begin its annual winter restrictions on motorized travel in Grand and Jackson counties beginning Dec. 15, which continue through April 15 in most areas. The restrictions help reduce stress on wintering big game herds and prevent road damage. "These

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Give the gift of golf at 16 different statewide courses

December 11, 2018 — If you are wondering what to get the golfer in your family this holiday season, the Rocky Mountain Golf Card provides a sampling of some of Colorado's fantastic courses. The card, which sells for $99, includes one round of buy-one-get-one free golf at 16 courses

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Moosin’ around: Local moose statue a community celebrity, focal point

December 11, 2018 — WINTER PARK — Dressed in a crimson coat with ornaments dangling from its antlers, the bronze moose statue, currently located at the entrance to Hideaway Park in Winter Park, is a well-known local personality at this point thanks to its ever-changing outfits. Since 2008, the

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Grand Beginnings gets $106K grant for pregnant women’s, children’s oral health program

December 11, 2018 — An oral health program offered to pregnant women and children by Grand Beginnings got a big boost this year thanks to a $106,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. In mid-November, officials from Grand Beginnings, a Grand County-based nonprofit serving the needs of

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Grand Lake trustee resigns; board appoints new judge

December 11, 2018 — Grand Lake's Board of Trustees were busy Monday night approving a slew of ordinances regarding town related fees while also appointing a new municipal judge, all amidst the resignation earlier that evening of trustee Tom Goodfellow. At the outset of Monday night's Grand Lake Board

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Opinion | Muftic: Impeachment? Not so fast

December 11, 2018 — Immediately last Friday after Michael Cohen's sentencing memo was filed, President Trump crowed he was cleared and the opposition media claimed there were grounds for impeachment because the President was in effect an unindicted co-conspirator of a crime, which was closer to reality. Special Counsel

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Opinion | Hamilton: George H. W. Bush: Patrician prince

December 11, 2018 — We "wee" folk tend to recall even minor interactions with America's Ruling Class. One time, my then boss, Nebraska Governor Charles Thone, tasked Wonder Wife and me to help set up a reception at the Governor's Mansion for then Vice President George. H.W. Bush. Our

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Local student creates fundraiser to fight for life

December 11, 2018 — Allison Life isn't really that nervous to shave her head in front of hundreds of other students, teachers and faculty. In fact, she's actually excited because Life is going bald for a cause. In an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,

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Glenwood Springs rattled by earthquakes early Tuesday morning

December 11, 2018 — A pair of small-magnitude earthquakes struck north of Glenwood Springs early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program reporting center. The first quake hit about 3:02 a.m. just a little over a mile north of Glenwood Springs and at a depth

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