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Brower: Ski Academy could drive local residency

November 7, 2019

The full-time ski academy programs offered through the competition center at the Winter Park Resort could play a big role in luring more families to the Fraser Valley to settle either full-time or part-time. What...


Friends: Why it’s worth the upgrade

November 7, 2019

Say one were buying an airline ticket. The Grand County Library District would be airfare, and the support provided by the Friends of Grand County Library, Inc. would upgrade from basic economy to economy-plus or...


Library Corner: It’s scary story time

October 31, 2019

This year, the Grand County Library District had 84 amazing stories entered into the annual Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling Scary Story Contests. Thank you to all who wrote a story. Here are a few...




In the schools: Hats off to our high school mentors

October 24, 2019

Great Happenings in East Grand schools the week of Oct. 25. • A big thanks from our teachers to our PAC’s for providing the wonderful dinners during parent teacher conferences and everything else you do....


A Peer’s Perspective: The Ritual of Should

October 6, 2019

I have been looking forward to the long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s book about Derry, Maine and the sinister entity that has lurked forever in the town. Over the years, so the story goes,...


High school E-sports team undefeated after 1st match

October 3, 2019

Great Happenings in East Grand Schools the week of Oct. 5. • It is October already. Be on the lookout for information from each school about parent-teacher conferences and from the elementary schools about Halloween...


Library Corner: Kids thrive in afterschool programs

October 3, 2019

When most people think of libraries, they think of a quiet space full of books and places to read. However, libraries — including our community’s libraries — are so much more. Librarians transform spaces to...




Brower: Energy innovation highlights Grand event

September 23, 2019

It’s pretty easy for us locals to beat ourselves up. We can think that just because Grand County is high in the hinterlands of Colorado there’s not much of anything new, innovative, green or exciting...


Fitness Trail: You really can ‘do it all’

September 20, 2019

Not a week goes by that a client does not inquire as to whether body weight or external resistance (i.e. free weights, plate loaded, resistive tubing, etc.) are better for building muscle mass, improving muscular...


Library Corner: We keep the light on

September 20, 2019

Challenged stories. Banned writings. Burned books. Daily, libraries across the United States, including Grand County Library District, are proud to protect the integrity of all reading materials as mandated by our First Amendment rights. Judith...




Library corner: Recap of Summer Reading Program

September 13, 2019

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over, and with it, the library’s Summer Reading Program. Here at Grand County Library District, we are proud to report that we had our most successful program yet....


Fitness Trail: See mental toughness in every twist, turn

September 13, 2019

If you train regularly with an experienced trainer, instructor or coach, you may have heard the phrase, “mental toughness around every twist and turn.” That’s because we utilize this expression to emphasize that the mind...