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County awards over $1 million for conservation easements

November 6, 2019

Grand County awarded its first-ever conservation easement grants Monday with the fall disbursement of the Open Lands, Rivers and Trails fund. Six open lands and trails projects received over $1.2 million dollars for work in...


Grand County now selling burn permits

October 30, 2019

Recent winter weather in Grand County means the time is right to start the 2019-20 slash pile burn season. Any fire larger than a campfire three feet in diameter requires a Grand County Burn Permit...




Winter Park invests in LED street lights

October 21, 2019

Winter Park has taken another step to improve sustainability by taking advantage of a local program to replace street lights with more efficient bulbs. On Tuesday, the town council authorized the town to participate in...




Prescribed burn on Cottonwood Pass delayed

October 6, 2019

The Blue Ridge Prescribed Burn has been delayed to the end of the month because of poor conditions for fire. At the end of September, the U.S. Forest Service announced the prescribed burn work could...



Winter Park employee attacked by bear

September 5, 2019

A Winter Park Pub employee got quite the scare from a bear hiding inside a dumpster last week. Around midnight Aug. 29, the worker took out some trash and didn’t notice anything strange, as the...


Fraser to charge for electric vehicle station use

September 5, 2019

For the past year, people traveling Grand County in electric vehicles could stop at the Foundry movie theater in Fraser to use a free charging station. However, drivers will notice that is no longer the...