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Longtime Fraser Valley teacher Cindy Rimmer named next Middle Park High School principal

March 20, 2019 — GRANBY — A new principal is coming to Middle Park High School next year, though to many parents from the Fraser Valley she will likely be a familiar face. The East Grand School District in February selected Cindy Rimmer, longtime teacher at Fraser Valley Elementary

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Local ranchers to see reduced costs for grazing permits

March 19, 2019 — A recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to lower fees assessed on federal grazing permits could lead to reduced costs for some ranchers in Grand County starting this year. In mid-February officials from the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, announced a

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Grand County officials oppose red flag gun bill, mull sanctuary status

March 19, 2019 — As Colorado's state legislature considers adoption of a controversial new red flag gun, law local governments throughout the state are lending their opinions on the issue, including officials from Grand County. Grand County Board of Commissioners briefly discussed the issue Tuesday with Grand County Sheriff

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Freeport officials plan additional mine panel development at Henderson

March 14, 2019 — For the past two years the global molybdenum market has been on the rebound and thanks to the continued strength of that market officials from Freeport-McMoRan, owners of the vast Henderson Mill and Mine complex, expect local operations in Grand and Clear Creek Counties to

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2 vehicle crash on US 40 near Parshall results in multiple injuries, brief highway closure

March 13, 2019 — A section of U.S. Highway 40 between Parshall and Kremmling was closed briefly Wednesday morning as authorities work to clear the highway following a two-vehicle collision that has resulted in multiple injuries. Local and state authorities were busy working to extricate passengers and clear wreckage

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Birk at work: Winter Park’s Birk Irving claims first place at U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth, his first-ever world cup podium finish

March 12, 2019 — Winter Park native and freeskiing athlete Birk Irving had a good weekend. On Saturday, 19-year-old Irving secured a first-place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain in California in the men's half-pipe event where he received a score of 95.20. It was Irving's

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Federal government quietly establishes wolf conservation area that includes Grand County

March 12, 2019 — Since at least 2004, a small number of solitary gray wolves have migrated into Colorado. While sightings of the apex predator remain few and far between, the ongoing presence of the endangered species within the state's borders prompted the federal government to establish a wolf

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Reduction in water diversions from Colorado River possible if drought worsens, Northern Water officials confirm in public meeting

March 8, 2019 — Front Range water supplier Northern Water could begin reducing water diversions from the Colorado River in the next few years if drought conditions persist in the Rocky Mountain west. As the location of the Colorado River headwaters, Grand County would see more water flowing through

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What happened: CDOT closes Berthoud Pass twice this week for avalanche mitigation work

March 7, 2019 — It has been a wild week in the Colorado high country as an extended storm cycle sent the state's avalanche danger spiking, causing numerous slides up and down the Interstate 70 corridor and leading to multiple closures of Berthoud Pass. Intense snowfall on Berthoud Pass

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First round loss ends lady Panthers bid for state basketball title

March 4, 2019 — Middle Park High School's promising run for a state basketball title ended over the weekend as the lady Panthers suffered a tough loss in the first round of the championship tournament. Late last week the Middle Park High School girls basketball squad took to the

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Winter Park Resort plans upgrade to Sunnyside Lift in Mary Jane Territory

March 4, 2019 — Winter Park Resort's ongoing efforts to upgrade the resort's lift infrastructure will continue this summer with an upgrade to the popular Sunnyside Lift that services the resort's Mary Jane Territory. Resort officials announced the planned upgrade work Monday morning. "The iconic Sunnyside Lift within the

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Winter Park patrollers stay on the cutting edge of avalanche rescue with C-RAD

March 3, 2019 — Most workdays Winter Park Ski Patrollers and avalanche dog handlers Rico LaRocca and Nate Bash are like any other patrollers. On special occasions though, when called upon by the powers that be, Bash or LaRocca will take to the skies above Grand County with their

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Middle Park Health confirms opening of new clinic in Grand Lake

February 28, 2019 — Middle Park Health will soon be opening a new health clinic in Grand Lake, a long-awaited addition for many local residents. Earlier this week, officials from Middle Park Health confirmed that the planned clinic will officially be called Middle Park Health-Grand Lake Campus. The goal

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Kremmling plans to put marijuana question on 2020 ballot

February 27, 2019 — Marijuana will likely be on the ballot in Kremmling next year as town officials look to gauge public support for a possible repeal of the town's existing ban on cannabis-based businesses. In January, Mark Wellstone, owner of the Blue Heron Dispensary in Oak Creek, appeared

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BLM proposal would have big effects to camping system, fees on Colorado River

February 27, 2019 — Rafters, kayakers, anglers and anyone else looking to recreate on the Colorado River in western Grand County could see some significant changes to how the land is managed by federal authorities if a proposed management plan update is approved. The Bureau of Land Management, or

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Grand County wrestlers stumble in early matches at state tournament

February 26, 2019 — Colorado's annual high school wrestling championships were held last weekend in Denver and four young athletes competed in the storied tournament. It was a tough weekend for wrestlers from Grand County as all four local mat men came up short in the tournament's early rounds.

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Local snowpack shows significant improvement over last year

February 26, 2019 — Winter snowpack across Grand County continues to hold strong as federal officials look at statewide tallies that show a marked improvement over last year's anemic accumulation. At the beginning of February, officials from the Kremmling Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or NRCS,

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Longtime Grand Lake Chamber Director Samantha Bruegger steps down to focus on advocacy work

February 25, 2019 — After spending six years with the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, longtime Executive Director Samantha Bruegger is stepping down from her post at the end of this week. Bruegger announced her departure to the community and chamber's membership early last week. "I have submitted my

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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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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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