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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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Grand Lake budget anticipates fifth straight year of $1 million plus sales tax revenues

December 9, 2018 — Grand Lake's Board of Trustees adopted the town's official budget for the coming year in early November and the fiscal picture for the municipal government remains steady as sales tax receipts continue to grow. Grand Lake's overall budget for the coming fiscal year anticipates expenses

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CORRECTED: Plans delayed for Pearl Dragon to move downtown

December 6, 2018 — Updated with correction: It was confirmed with Sky-Hi News on Friday, Dec. 7 that Pearl Dragon has not made a decision to cancel its plan of moving into the Los Amigos building downtown. Instead, the restaurant has encountered issues beyond their control that have delayed

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Statewide snowplow driver shortage leads to uncertainty for Grand County roads this winter

December 6, 2018 — Keeping snow off Colorado's mountain highways is a monumental task made more difficult by the state's annual struggle to fill snowplow driver positions, and Grand County is no exception. "This is not new for us," Tracy Trulove, spokesperson for Colorado's Department of Transportation, or CDOT,

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Kremmling’s Robert Mark Smith receives 2-year jail sentence

December 6, 2018 — Kremmling resident Robert Mark Smith was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in jail for a 2017 assault and menacing case to which he had previously pleaded no contest. Grand County Court Judge Nicholas Catanzarite, who in mid-November found Smith in violation of his probation

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Taco therapy: Tabernash food stand ‘spreadin’ the love’ — one taco at a time

December 4, 2018 — At the far edge of the Fraser Valley, in one of the coldest places in the Lower 48, there is a little food truck serving up high country variations of traditional Mexican street tacos. QuickE's is located on the far eastern edge of Tabernash, just

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LEFT BEHIND: Exploring Grand County’s skiing past through abandoned hills

December 4, 2018 — There is something in the human condition that longs for forgotten and abandoned places, for the crumbling remnants of what once was and will never be again. All over the world people flock to historic sites from antiquity but, closer to home, we can find

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Photography in winter: How to capture that winning image

December 4, 2018 — Capturing the majesty  of a Rocky Mountain morning on camera during winter presents unique challenges, but those hurdles can be overcome with a little expert knowledge and some proper preparation. John Williams, owner of John F Williams Photography, a photography service and fine art photography

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New trustee joins Grand Lake board to see ‘what everybody whines about’

December 4, 2018 — Grand Lake has a new town trustee and, despite his name, he has no ties to Hollywood. On Nov. 26, the Grand Lake Board of Trustees selected local resident John Michael "Micky" Rourke — no relation to the famous actor — as the town's newest

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‘There is a place in West Grand for everybody’: New program seeks to improve school district’s culture, climate

December 4, 2018 — Officials from West Grand are implementing a new school culture initiative this year and, with the buy-in of a small cadre of students, they hope to spread passion for their efforts. "We want people to be kinder and respect the school and 'staffulty,'" West Grand

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Boating season on Three Lakes ends as state closes last two ramps

December 3, 2018 — Boating season on Grand County's Three Lakes has come to a close for the year. On Dec. 2, officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife closed off the Grand Lake Boat Ramp and the Stillwater Boat Ramp on Lake Granby ending the 2019 boating season as

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Strong sales tax growth buoys Granby’s 2019 budget

December 2, 2018 — Granby's town budget for 2019 was approved early last week and according to projections the municipal government should see a surplus of over $76,000 next year. Last Tuesday Granby's board approved a series of resolutions and ordinances that collectively served as formal adoption of the

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TripAdvisor names Grand Lake as a top destination for northwest Colorado

December 2, 2018 — Grand Lake is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and in late November it was recognized by the travel review website TripAdvisor as one of top destinations in the state. TripAdvisor, which regularly publishes its own lists of top resorts, attractions

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County projects $163k budget surplus in 2019

November 29, 2018 — Earlier this month Grand County's Accounting Department released the county's final budget determination for 2019. The final budget determination is a final draft of the county's proposed 2019 budget, which county officials hope to see approved sometime in early December. For 2019 the county projects

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New 9 & 40 Diner serves up scratch made family favorites

November 29, 2018 — KREMMLING — Right in the heart of downtown Kremmling there is a new restaurant serving up healthy portions of old fashioned family favorites made from scratch. Located on Sixth Street in the midst of Kremmling, the new 9 & 40 Diner draws its name from

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UPDATED: Police arrest 2 after pursuit shuts down Highway 40 between Parshall and Kremmling

November 29, 2018 — A high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 40 that involved multiple law enforcement agencies ended at around 9 a.m. Thursday morning near Kremmling with two suspects in custody. At around 7 a.m. Nov. 29, local law enforcement officials received reports that a box truck was recently

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Fraser man unsuccessfully fights fine in federal court for grooming local trails

November 29, 2018 — A Fraser man has been ordered to spend a year on unsupervised probation and pay a $510 fine after illegally grooming trails outside of Winter Park. According to federal court filings, in mid-December 2017 local officials with the U.S. Forest Service began receiving complaints about

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Forest Service doubles cost of Christmas tree cutting permit

November 27, 2018 — This year's holiday season could end up being a bit more costly for anyone looking to cut down a Christmas tree in the Arapaho National Forest. U.S. Forest Service announced plans to move ahead with a proposal to double the cost of Christmas tree cutting

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Grand Lake man looks to develop miniature golf course downtown

November 25, 2018 — A new miniature golf project is in the works for the western end of downtown Grand Lake and visitors could begin playing on the as yet undeveloped course as early as next summer. Long time Grand Lake area resident Brian Reynolds and his wife Gretchen

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