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Beyond winter: NSCD makes a name for itself in summer, too

June 9, 2018 — The National Sports Center for the Disabled has gained international acclaim in its near 50-year existence as one of the world's premier outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies. The center, headquartered in Winter Park, was founded and rose to prominence as an innovator of

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News in brief

June 5, 2018 — Pole Creek ladies golf update The Pole Creek Ladies golf league is in full swing. The kick off tournament on May 31 was Mystery Holes. The Ladies totaled their 18 hole round and the Pro Shop selected 9 holes for the game. After subtracting 50

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New bakery with unique signature item coming soon to downtown Winter Park

June 4, 2018 — There's a new bakery set to open in downtown Winter Park in the coming weeks, offering a healthier spin on some classic baked goods and a signature creation: a traditional Eastern European Trdlo, or Trdelník. "We're really excited about introducing this to people around here,

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Fraser’s first distillery nears finish

June 1, 2018 — Construction is nearing completion on Grand County's newest distillery, The Fraser Still, months after ground broke on the site in late August. The distillery, owned by Fraser residents Barry and Debbie Young, is expected to open in September with its own brands of whiskey, gin

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CPW to hold women’s ‘Cast n Blast’ clinic in Kremmling

June 1, 2018 — Are you a woman who's always wanted to learn the basics of fly-fishing, or how to safely handle and fire a shotgun? Well now's your chance. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced last week that it would be holding a women's only "Cast n Blast" clinic

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Police identify man who died in Wednesday crash near Kremmling

May 31, 2018 — Police have identified the person killed in a head-on crash outside of Kremmling on Wednesday afternoon as 42-year-old Long Tai Lam, who has addresses in Steamboat Springs and Aurora, according to Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sheriff's Office. The crash occurred at about

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Grand County nonprofit Taking Steps for Cancer to host first Spirit Polar Plunge

May 31, 2018 — Bust out your swim trunks and costumes, because there's a new polar plunge coming to the county to help raise money for a great cause. Taking Steps for Cancer, a Grand County based non-profit dedicated to assisting those afflicted with the disease, is hosting the

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Updated: Major car wreck on Highway 40 near Kremmling causes fire, fatality

May 30, 2018 — Update at 9 p.m.: Both lanes of traffic on Highway 40 near Kremmling at milepost 179 are now open following this afternoon's fatal crash. — Update at 7 p.m.: One lane has been opened on Highway 40 near Kremmling, with traffic alternating from the crash at milepost

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Hot Sulphur Days returning next week for 54th outing

May 30, 2018 — Hot Sulphur Springs is looking to kick off the summer right next week with the 54th Annual Hot Sulphur Days, promising visitors a weekend filled with live music, fireworks and the biggest little parade in Grand County. "It's the beginning of the summer season, and

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‘Fraser is beautiful’: Town kicks off art in public places program

May 29, 2018 — It's been a busy week in Fraser for the arts, with both the town's mural program returning for its second year and the brand new sculpture program officially kicking off. Fraser installed the first of three new sculptures coming to the town on Friday afternoon,

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EMS holds open house for National EMS Week

May 29, 2018 — Grand County Emergency Medical Services held an open house at its Granby station on Thursday afternoon as part of its National EMS Week celebration. Guests were invited into the station's garage to speak with EMS workers, climb inside an ambulance and learn about all the

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Granby pharmacist leaving after more than 15 years

May 25, 2018 — The town of Granby and Grand County at large will bid farewell to one of the more recognizable figures around town this month, City Market Pharmacist Wade Walker, who's moving with his family back to his home town in Oklahoma after more than 15 years

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Aviation museum presentation details local connection with historic pilot Charles Lindbergh

May 24, 2018 — Middle Park High School students, along with eager local history buffs, gathered this week at the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum for a presentation by famed pilot Charles Lindbergh — impersonated, of course, for the third straight year by Will O'Donnell — to celebrate the

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Forest Service proposes to remove and sell 1,500 acres of dead pine from northwest of Granby

May 24, 2018 — The Sulphur Ranger District held an open house at its Granby headquarters earlier this week in search of public comment on the newly proposed Kauffman Creek Vegetation Management project. The proposal would treat about 1,500 acres of dead lodgepole pine on National Forest System Lands

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Officials: Grand Lake house fire may have been caused by smoking

May 23, 2018 — Officials from the Grand Lake Fire Protection District said Wednesday that they believe a cigarette and an oxygen concentrator machine may be responsible for a residential fire that sent a woman to the hospital late last week with severe burns. Units from Grand Lake Fire,

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A ‘busy hub’: Headwaters Center, a new community, educational center in Winter Park, to mark grand opening this weekend

May 23, 2018 — Downtown Winter Park's newest attraction, the Headwaters Center, is set to make its grand opening this weekend. The facility will act as a community center, inviting residents and guests to visit for special events and cutting-edge educational programming. The Sprout Foundation is funding the 21,000

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Fraser Valley Elementary named healthiest school in state

May 22, 2018 — The East Grand School District announced last week that Fraser Valley Elementary has been named a 2018 Healthy School Champion, and winner of the $7,500 Platinum Governor's Award designating this year's healthiest school in Colorado. Fraser Valley Elementary is one of 47 champions this year

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Parks and wildlife recognizes Grand County as regional partner of the year

May 22, 2018 — Grand County was one of several regional award winners recognized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife during its annual Partners in the Outdoors conference earlier this month in Breckenridge. Over 500 participants representing more than 250 organizations around the state attended this year's three-day event to

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Mountain Parks Electric awards scholarships to high school seniors

May 21, 2018 — Mountain Parks Electric, along with its power suppliers, awarded more than $30,000 in college scholarships to local high school seniors during its' 69th annual meeting in Granby last week. In addition to the Mountain Parks Electric scholarships, MPE created a new scholarship this year in

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Fraser Valley comes together to support local man suffering from brain cancer

May 21, 2018 — Dozens of Fraser Valley residents packed into the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser on Friday afternoon to help raise money for John Feltz, a Fraser local who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The event featured live music, a silent auction, trivia and more, all

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