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Updated 2019 Grand County election results

November 6, 2019

Grand County cast 5,722 ballots with a 46.77% voter turnout. The sales tax increase for a new county jail and public safety facility was voted down by a significant majority, while both fire protection districts...


Early votes: 2019 municipal, state election

November 5, 2019

Early voting indicates that Grand County will not see an increase in sales tax to fund a new jail and that county residents decided against both state measures on the ballot. According to the Grand...



Middle Park tells the story of tradition

November 5, 2019

In the Middle Park High School auditorium, the laughter of 40 students echoed off the walls. One at a time, with microphones taped to their faces, the leads stepped on stage for mic checks. It...


Fraser to get new low-income housing development

November 3, 2019

Fraser is getting its first new low-income housing development since 1995 with the state’s support of the Fraser Mill Development in Grand Park. The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority awarded the Fraser Mill Development 9%...


Grand voters approve fire protection district measures

November 6, 2019

Voters approved revenue measures for both the East Grand Fire Protection District and the Grand Lake Fire Protection District with Tuesday’s election. The East Grand measure passed with 1,143 votes in favor (65.2%) and 610...



Letter: Granby doesn’t want marijuana sales

November 4, 2019

When recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, I went to the Town of Granby meeting where the public was overwhelmingly in favor of keeping all growing, manufacturing and sales out of the town. Granby did...


Grand County Real Estate transactions Oct. 27-Nov. 2

November 4, 2019

Grand County’s real estate transactions from Oct. 27-Nov. 2 were worth more than $17.8 million combined. • Wikberg Minor Subdivision IV Unit A – Wikberg Custom Builders Inc to Christopher and Nancy Ziegler, $289,000 •...




Proposition CC: Effort to end TABOR refunds fails

November 6, 2019

DENVER — Colorado voters have soundly rejected Proposition CC, dealing a blow to Democratic budget reform efforts and giving the state’s fiscal conservatives a significant victory. “This is the definition of a team win,” said...


County commissioners hear budget rebuttals

November 7, 2019

Three county departments appeared for contentious budget rebuttal hearings Monday at the Grand County Administration Building that added just over $100,000 in expenditures for 2020. The Board of County Commissioners held budget hearings from Oct....





Obituary: David Bailey

November 6, 2019

Dave Bailey passed away peacefully with his family at his side Nov. 2, 2019.  Dave was born in Alamosa, Colorado. When he wasn’t helping with the family ranch, he worked at the local parts store....


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...



Christmas tree permits on sale

November 5, 2019

Halloween has come and gone, which means stores are already pulling out holiday decorations and radio stations can begin playing Christmas music. The national forests are celebrating as well with Christmas tree permits now on...