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Recent Stories by Lance Maggart

The art of nymphing

June 23, 2018 — Fly-fishing is a favorite pastime of many who visit Grand County or call Middle Park their home and while most individuals are familiar with the classic style of fly-fishing, often focusing on dry flies and the standard 10-and-2 casting style, there is a less well

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Primary wraps up Tuesday

June 21, 2018 — Colorado's 2018 primary election is drawing to a close but voters still have time to submit their ballots before the 7 p.m. deadline on Tuesday. Primary elections precede general elections and serve to determine which candidate from a given party will appear on the official

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Old Fall River Road set to open this weekend

June 21, 2018 — Officials from Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday announced the expected weekend opening of Old Fall River Road. According to park representatives Old Fall River Road is anticipated to open for the season this Saturday. "Old Fall River Road normally opens by the Fourth of

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Fundraiser planned for Jason Bock and Bob Dye

June 21, 2018 — Back in May, two members of the Kremmling community found themselves on separate floors of the same hospital fighting for their lives for very different reasons. Those two men, Jason Bock and Bob Dye, appear to have emerged from the darkest days of their individual

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd to headline Blues From The Top

June 21, 2018 — Winter Park's annual Blues from the Top festival kicks off this weekend with a dozen performers taking to the stage in Hideaway Park, including Saturday evening headlining act the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is an internationally renowned blues and rock

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Sheriff’s Dept. K9 receives donated protective vest

June 20, 2018 — Grand County Sheriff's K9 Milo will soon have some added protection on the job thanks to the charitable donation of a new bullet and stab protective vest from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, according to department officials. A press release issued by the department

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Appalachian Trail record breaker Jennifer Pharr Davis to speak in Granby

June 20, 2018 — Seven years ago Jennifer Pharr Davis set out on the Appalachian Trail with one goal in mind, to beat the speed completion record for the 2,200-mile long trek. On Friday she will be in Granby speaking about her successful journey along with her newest book,

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Tara Sharp takes the reins

June 20, 2018 — A little over one month ago Kremmling's Chamber of Commerce welcomed new Executive Director Tara Sharp. Sharp joined the chamber officially May 5 and enters her new leadership role after half a decade in Grand County's western enclave. Prior to undertaking her new job, Sharp

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Rolling toward summer: Trestle opens for season

June 19, 2018 — Winter Park Resort's summer season officially kicked off last weekend with Saturday's opening of Trestle Bike Park and the Winter Park Chocolate Festival. Steve Hurlbert, spokesman for Winter Park, said the resort's 2018 opening weekend went "really well" and pointed out the rainy weather that

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Granby adopts source water protection plan for the Fraser River

June 19, 2018 — Granby residents will soon start seeing new signage at key locations near waterways around the community after the town board approved a new source water protection plan for the Fraser River last week. During last Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting Granby's Water Department Superintendent Doug

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School board OKs salary increases

June 18, 2018 — Just two weeks after East Grand School District's Board of Education approved salary increases for teachers and administrators the board expanded the scope of pay raises to include the rest of the district's employees, who fall under the heading of classified staff. On June 5

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Debris from fire contains asbestos

June 18, 2018 — A late March fire on a pair of demolished cabins near Cutthroat Bay sparked more than just flames for one local property owner who ended up on the wrong side of state regulators after debris from the site tested positive for asbestos. On March 24

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Feelings mixed for proposed Blue Valley Land Exchange

June 15, 2018 — Last week the Bureau of Land Management hosted a pair of public meetings, in Kremmling and Silverthorne, to provide information and field questions from the public about a proposed land exchange along the Blue River. According to Steven Hall, spokesman for BLM Colorado, the meetings

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Trestle opens Saturday

June 15, 2018 — Winter Park Resort opens for the summer season this weekend with the 9th annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival coinciding with the start of operations at Trestle Bike Park. "Thanks to the tireless work of the Trestle Trail Crew, 85 percent of the bike park will

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New eatery focuses on freshness, honors Grand Lake history

June 15, 2018 — GRAND LAKE — Grand Lake's newest eatery, Squeaky B's, opened last week just in time for summer's high tourism season, and while the upscale, fast-casual burger joint, with its focus on fresh farm to table ingredients, is just starting to establish roots in the mountain

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Man who fled police apprehended west of Granby after overnight manhunt

June 14, 2018 — A Wednesday night traffic stop that turned into an overnight manhunt ended Thursday morning shortly before 11 a.m. with one suspect in custody. Kremmling resident Jason Bustillos, 39, was pulled over Wednesday night by local law enforcement officers and was found to have a suspended

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Grand County welcomes thousands of cyclists for last three days of epic Ride the Rockies tour (with video)

June 13, 2018 — Thousands of bicyclists made the grueling 93.8-mile trek today from Steamboat Springs to Grand Lake as part of the landmark Ride the Rockies cycling tour. Wednesday marked day four of the annual High Country biking event as approximately 1,900 riders pedaled their way across Grand

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County adopts two new fire ordinances

June 13, 2018 — New fire restriction and open burning permit ordinances will soon be in effect for the county after the Grand County Board of Commissioners approved the two new ordinances in mid-May. County commissioners on May 15 considered adoption of two new fire ordinances, one covering open

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Parshall man sentenced to jail time for sex crimes

June 12, 2018 — A Parshall man was sentenced to eight years probation and 90 days in the Grand County jail last week after pleading guilty to sex crimes that occurred in the summer of 2016. District Court Judge Mary Hoak sentenced Derek Dulac on June 6 to eight

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Emergency Response Team called to Winter Park Highlands Saturday morning

June 10, 2018 — Reports of an intoxicated male party with a handgun led Middle Park's Emergency Response Team to be called out early Saturday morning but the incident ended peacefully several hours later without any arrests. At approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning deputies from the Grand County Sheriff's

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