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VSV confirmed in Grand County horse

August 9, 2019

Grand County has its first case of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a viral disease that has affected numerous horses along the Front Range and in other states. The Grand County CSU extension office warned of...

Let swarming bees lie, says local apiary owner

June 7, 2019

A giant, buzzing mass of bees clustered on the front bumper of a car or a back porch post would probably be menacing to most people, but a local apiary owner is working to dispel...

Animal shelter invests in new outdoor kennels for dogs

May 30, 2019

Stepping out the back door of the Grand County Animal Shelter, guests are greeted with barking, jumping, lolling tongues and rattling cages as adoptable dogs try to grab the attention of possible owners. Now, as...

Experts say there’s much to learn from avalanche season

May 29, 2019

Renowned avalanche researcher Dale Atkins wanted to see the carnage first-hand. He skied up Stevens Gulch Road below Grays and Torreys peaks after the early March avalanches, crossing massive debris piles laced with splintered trees....