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Grand County’s fire officials prepare for busy wildfire season based on forecaster predictions

April 22, 2018 — Despite the late April snowfall Middle Park received over the weekend 2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for wildfires. Colorado has already started burning. Last week the Badger Hole Fire kicked off in southeastern Colorado near the tiny town of Walsh with

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Flourishing or floundering? Bald eagle population recovery celebrated, but another threat remains

April 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The United States fought hard to save its bald eagle population, and Steamboat Springs wildlife rehabilitator Tracy Bye was alarmed after seven of the birds were brought to her in a three-month period poisoned by a substance that humans shot into the

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News from our neighbors: Copper Mountain Resort pond skim fiasco could lead to felony charges for man who tried to jump crowd

April 17, 2018 — A bit of mayhem is always expected at Copper Mountain Resort’s annual Slopesoakers pond-skimming event, but no one was prepared for one skier’s disastrous attempt to jump a crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon. Hayden Wright, 26, was descending a run shortly after noon when he

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Spring snowpack still dangerous for backcountry skiers despite moderate to low avalanche forecast

April 16, 2018 — It is spring in the high country and while the temperatures are higher and the sun shines longer each day it is also a time of potential danger for backcountry skiers and snowboarders, who may be lulled into a false sense of safety as the

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Man arrested after Sunday high-speed pursuit near Tabernash facing slew of charges, had outstanding warrants

April 16, 2018 — A high-speed pursuit in eastern Grand County, which reached speeds in excess of 80 mph, ended early Sunday evening with a Brighton man in custody facing a litany of charges. Jared Macias, 29, of Brighton was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including vehicular eluding creating

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Gov. Hickenlooper proclaims Colorado Journalism Week at Colorado Press Association annual convention (with video)

April 16, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association's annual convention in Colorado Springs on Friday. With several hundred attending his keynote lunch remarks, Hickenlooper said it was a critical time to honor the work of journalists. "There

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Sky-Hi News wins 21 awards at annual CPA conference

April 15, 2018 — Colorado's Press Association held its annual conference, including the press awards ceremony, over the weekend in Colorado Springs. Sky-Hi News received a total of 21 awards at the yearly event including six first place awards and 15 second place awards. Out of the 21 total

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On the Fly: Wipe away those whitefish blues

April 15, 2018 — Rocky Mountain whitefish get a bad rap, and I’m not sure why. When the trout are in a bad mood, the whitefish can save your day. If you’re not already catching them, look for these hard-pulling fish on the Colorado and lower-to-middle Roaring Fork River,

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It’s rockslide season, and state’s hazard team is using some new technology

April 15, 2018 — The same time of year that brings blossoming daffodils and singing birds also brings something more dangerous: rock slides. Now, technology is helping crews better identify slide zones. The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on a rockslide mitigation project in Glenwood Canyon. That

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U.S. Forest Service approves two major projects at Copper Mountain Resort

April 15, 2018 — The Forest Service has decided to allow upgrades to lifts at Copper Mountain Resort to go forward. Copper will upgrade the American Eagle and American Flyer chairlifts as well as improve the existing Tucker Lift. In a press release, the Forest Service said that the

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Vail Police arrest woman found in dumpster for false reporting, say her story is ‘fictitious’

April 13, 2018 — VAIL — A woman found in a dumpster was arrested for false reporting Thursday, April 12. Linnea Marlene Hayda, 31, of Vail, was arrested in connection to a March incident in which she was found in a dumpster Vail's Sandstone neighborhood. Hayda is being charged with

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Owner of The Roofing Company named new president of Colorado Roofing Association

April 8, 2018 — Grand County has numerous large construction firms but few can claim the size and scope of Granby based business The Roofing Company, owned by 42-year industry veteran Jeff Johnston. Earlier this year Johnston was recognized for his, and his firm's, professionalism and industry involvement when

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Grand County Sheriff’s Department purchases new drone with FLIR system (with video)

April 8, 2018 — Earlier this year the Grand County Sheriff's Department purchased a new unmanned aerial system, more commonly referred to as a drone. The drone, a DJI Matrice 210, is the third drone the department has purchased over the last several years and represents are marked step

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Aspen skiing, broadcast legend Bob Beattie dies at age 85

April 2, 2018 — Alpine skiing legend Bob Beattie, who had been dealing with various health ailments, died Sunday. He was 85. Beattie’s son Zeno said his father passed away on Easter at Zeno’s home in Fruita. Bob Beattie, who was living in Woody Creek, adopted Aspen as his

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Local teen overcomes injuries to compete in junior, senior Alpine Championships

April 1, 2018 — Over the last two weeks local teen Nelson Oxley has been riding a proverbial whirlwind as the 17-yard high school student competed in both the US Alpine Skiing National Championships and National Junior Championships, held on back-to-back weekends, at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. This

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East Grand eighth graders plan color run for annual service learning project

April 1, 2018 — Each year the eighth grade students at East Grand Middle School plan, organize and conduct a community service project as part of their social studies curriculum and this year is no exception. Over the forthcoming Memorial Day Weekend the middle school's upper classmen will be

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Public input requested on future of Cascade Cottages in Rocky Mountain National Park

March 28, 2018 — Rocky Mountain National Park is considering options for the future use of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property acquired in March of 2017. For many decades, Kansas school-teachers L.V. and Hazel Davis operated a privately owned lodging business that was open seasonally from Memorial Day through

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Suspected pipe bombs found during traffic stop near Grand Lake

March 21, 2018 — A late night traffic stop on Highway 34 last Saturday turned out to be anything but routine after local law enforcement officials discovered suspected explosives and other items suspected of being bomb making parts inside the vehicle of a Grand Lake man. Shortly after 11

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Grand County athletes wrap up Paralympic games in South Korea

March 18, 2018 — Paralympic action has just wrapped up in PyeongChang South Korea as disabled athletes from around the globe completed their final races and events on the snow and ice before closing ceremonies were held on March 18. The event featured hundreds of competitors from throughout the

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Granby health fair on tap for early date

March 18, 2018 — The 9Health Fair will take place a month earlier this year in Granby, offering reduced-fee and free health screenings Saturday, April 7 at Granby Elementary School. This year's fair, which takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Granby Elementary School, will offer the ability to pay

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