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Blue River turns orange in Breckenridge
Blue River turns orange in Breckenridge

April 27, 2019

UPDATE 5:00 P.M.: The source of the orange water appears to be an abandoned mine on private property near the intersection of Boreas Pass Road and Bright Hope Circle. There is no confirmation at this...


Grand County officially closes open burning season
Grand County officially closes open burning season

April 25, 2019

April is drawing to a close and while the upcoming summer fire season will soon be upon us the end of open burning season is already here. Grand County’s open burning season, sometimes called slash...


CPW euthanizes bear in Fraser Valley, first of 2019
CPW euthanizes bear in Fraser Valley, first of 2019

April 22, 2019

A bear injured during a conflict with a homeowner in the Fraser area had to be euthanized last week, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This marks the first time this year that a bear,...









Fraser Valley enjoys snowiest winter in recent years
Fraser Valley enjoys snowiest winter in recent years

April 11, 2019

Despite the patches of snow still covering the ground, one of the Fraser Valley’s coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory is coming to an end. For tourists and outdoor recreators this year’s colder months...




County funds $72K in trails projects
County funds $72K in trails projects

April 3, 2019

Several miles of trails in Grand County will be getting a facelift this summer, thanks to the spring grant award cycle of the Open Lands, Rivers and Trails fund. The Open Lands, Rivers and Trails...