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Seniors highlight affordable housing, transportation as top local issues

September 19, 2018 — Grand County seniors got a chance to speak out about the local issues that matter most to them Tuesday during a pair of discussion sessions with a representative from the Alpine Area Agency on Aging. Erin Fisher, director of the Alpine Area Agency on Aging,

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Officials reverse decision on limiting Three Lakes boating inspection period

September 18, 2018 — Boaters will be able to access the waters of Grand County's Three Lakes throughout the fall this year now that officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife reversed their prior decision to limit the period for boat inspections. State officials announced plans to now keep boat

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Nude campers, violent assaults cause for concern at Pioneer Park; town considers action

September 17, 2018 — Naked campers, litterers and transient assaults are just a few of the problems confronting town officials from Hot Sulphur Springs as they contemplate the future of Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park in Hot Sulphur Springs is popular destination for campers, anglers and day recreators. The facility

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Granby Elementary welcomes five new teachers

September 17, 2018 — As the young students of Granby Elementary make their way through the first few weeks of class there are several new faces leading them on their educational journeys. Granby Elementary School welcomed five new teachers onto the staff at the start of this school year:

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Silver Creek Fire passes 11,000 acres as nearly 300 firefighters battle blaze

September 16, 2018 — Warm, dry, windy conditions did little to improve the outlook of the still raging Silver Creek Fire on Sunday as firefighters continued to battle a blaze that just weeks ago appeared to be on its last legs. As of Sunday afternoon the Silver Creek Fire,

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Grand Lake area property owner discovers over 200 sticks of unexploded dynamite

September 14, 2018 — Some Grand County property owners found a big surprise waiting for them on land they purchased in the Grand Lake area when they discovered over two hundred sticks of sweating dynamite on Monday. Monday morning officials from the Grand County Sheriff's Office were alerted to

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Paul Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for Sunday

September 14, 2018 — The first ever Paul Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting Grand County Search and Rescue, will be held this Sunday at the Grand Elk Golf Course in Granby. The Paul Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament honors the memory of former Search and Rescue Field Director and Granby

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Constitution Week kicks off Monday in Grand Lake

September 14, 2018 — Grand Lake's annual celebration of the US Constitution kicks off next week with a six-day schedule of events that includes a barbecue competition, music festival and speeches from multiple speakers including Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Garrow. The seventh annual Grand Lake US Constitution Week,

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Rancher finds possible human skull near Carter Mountain, north of Kremmling

September 13, 2018 — A rancher in the Kremmling area discovered what authorities said appeared to be a human skull earlier this week, though officials have not yet confirmed the origin of the remains. According to officials from the Grand County Sheriff's Office, a Kremmling area rancher, in the

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Granby, Sun Communities finalize Smith Creek Crossing affordable housing development

September 13, 2018 — Granby's Board of Trustees gave its final approval Tuesday night for the Sun Communities' affordable housing development on the Shorefox property known as Smith Creek Crossing. Tuesday night's vote approving a series of agreements related to the planned housing development marks the end of nearly

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Silver Creek Fire flares up, reaching Latigo Ranch property, as hunters and campers evacuate (with video)

September 12, 2018 — An increase in fire activity Wednesday on the Silver Creek Fire has prompted federal officials to begin evacuating hunters and campers from land north of the burn area as the fire has spread east onto Latigo Ranch’s property. The Silver Creek Fire, burning on U.S.

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DA files motion asking judge to reconsider rejection of Wilson plea agreement

September 11, 2018 — Grand County District Attorney Brett Barkey filed a motion Tuesday morning requesting Judge Mary Hoak reconsider her recent rejection of a plea agreement in the ongoing case of Brandon Wilson. Hoak formally rejected a plea agreement for Brandon Wilson, who was previously charged with multiple

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Parshall woman allegedly steals over $12,000 from City Market self-checkouts

September 11, 2018 — A Parshall woman was arrested late last week after allegedly making off with over $12,000 in cash from City Market in Granby, according to police. Penny Sanchez Rivera, 31, has been charged with second-degree burglary and felony theft in connection with the City Market burglary.

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Granby OKs plat for Smith Creek Crossing affordable housing development

September 11, 2018 — About 100 affordable housing units are expected to become available for rent or purchase next summer in Granby as town officials continue moving forward with ongoing discussions related to the Sun Communities development known as Smith Creek Crossing. Smith Creek Crossing is an affordable housing

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Indian Peaks Charter School enrollment figures lower than anticipated

September 9, 2018 — Grand County's Indian Peaks Charter School kicked off the new school year last week and while classes are progressing apace concerns over enrollment figures have school administrators nervously eyeing the start of October. Indian Peaks Charter School is a Granby based charter school serving kindergarten

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Granby Main Street tackles 300-foot mural project on Agate Avenue

September 9, 2018 — Granby's downtown area will receive a proverbial facelift this September as Granby Main Street and artists from So-Gnar Creative work to complete a 300-foot long mural on Agate Avenue just east of the Grand County EMS headquarters between Mesa Street and Zero Street. The Granby

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Panther cross-country squad gears up for fall season

September 6, 2018 — Middle Park High School's fall cross-country season kicks off Friday as the Panther runners make their way to Grand Junction to race against other western slope teams at the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational. This Friday's cross-country race will be the first of eight regular season

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Court rejects plea agreement for Brandon Wilson, driver in Highway 9 crash that killed Brian Ward

September 6, 2018 — A plea agreement for Denver resident Brandon Wilson, accused of charges related to a fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 9 in August 2017, was rejected by District Court Judge Mary Hoak earlier this week. Wilson, who was due to be sentenced Sept. 5, pleaded guilty

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Grand Lake Lodge expansion in question over decades-old legal agreements

September 6, 2018 — The future of a proposed development at Grand Lake Lodge came into question Wednesday night after legal concerns were raised over a pair of decades-old documents that advocates argued limits potential development on the historic property. Residents of Grand Lake have been engaged for the

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Forecasters predict above average snowfall this winter

September 6, 2018 — Winter is rapidly approaching in the high country and weather prognosticators of all stripes are offering up their predictions regarding anticipated snowfall across the northern hemisphere. FARMER'S ALMANAC The Old Farmer's Almanac, a popular compendium of weather forecasts, planting charts and various articles, released a

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