Month: June 2017

Adventure Park To Open In Fraser

Winter Park Adventure Quest Grand County’s only aerial adventure park is set to be open Friday, June 30 at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. Aerial adventure parks are part of the latest recreation craze that includes zip lines, but instead of taking a passive ride, visitors clip in to sophisticated self-guiding belay systems and explore multi-level obstacles built between platforms anchored on utility poles. The park is owned and operated by Winter Park Adventure Quest, a family-owned local business. Igor Guziur and his wife, Cara McDonald, have created the business to answer demand for outdoor activities not just for...

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A Notch Above The Rest

by Sarah Morin   Where the Local’s eat: Leo’s Kitchen Honest food and local love – the slogan says it all. Leo’s Kitchen shares an upbeat, lively atmosphere in the heart of Winter Park. Tucked into Cooper Creek Square, with an inviting balcony overlooking downtown Winter Park, you will find affordable food, highly sought out happy hour deals and an incomparably diverse menu. Leo’s Kitchen offers a relaxed and casual vibe surrounded by an open, bright, rustic chic décor. The restaurant’s hospitable, fun and experienced staff maintains the always thriving bar scene. This is a great destination to settle...

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Craft Brews, Wines and Spirits

Winter Park and the Fraser Valley offer a veritable sampler of craft brews, wines and spirits. Local Expert: Drinking in Winter Park epicure@winterparktimes.com   We all know that living in a mountain town requires a certain aptitude and passion for outdoor living: biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, and so forth but, if you ask any longtime local, they’ll tell you that should also get familiar with our local watering holes! For a relatively small community, Grand County has no shortage of craft breweries, wineries, or distilleries.  And as your local experts, we have some insight into the craft drinking scene...

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Community Briefs

Celebration of America GRANBY, CO – Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Granby there will be a FREE patriotic event, A Celebration of America.  This annual, non-denominational and non-partisan event. The program includes the reading of excerpts from historic documents like The Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights and speeches by famous patriots like George Washington, Susan Anthony, and Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur. Throughout you can sing along to patriotic songs, some featuring the Grand Chorale and Mountain Blends Singers. For more info: St. John’s Episcopal Church  970-887-2742 or stjohnsgranby@gmail.com Volunteer of...

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Fraser Merc

  Hidden Flower Garden Just off Hwy 40 on Eisenhower Drive is a historic building, a iconic structure that once housed the Fraser Valley General Store.  The Fraser Mercantile is over 100 years old and is in the heart of Fraser’s old town business district.   Andy Petersen and Elizabeth Kurtak have spent more than a year renovating and solidifying the old foundation to fortify the buildings future.  The building is home of the Fraser Thrift store, a treasure trove of information, book, artifacts, art, second hand clothes, gifts, collectibles and much more. This story is not about the...

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Start Of Fire Season Demands Caution

The increasingly dry conditions around the state have prompted messages from the Grand County Sheriff’s office, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Service and East Grand Fire Protection District in the past week, and, a red flag warning was just issued on Tuesday. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, it’s a good reminder of the greatest natural (and often preventable) disaster we face in the high country. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office focused on the fact that Wildfire Prevention Season is here! Their call to action is “Are you prepared? Do you have “defensible space” around your home...

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Staging A Dedication In Hideaway Park

The Mayor of Winter Park, Jimmy Lahrman, cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony for the new Hideaway Park Stage before Big Head Todd and the Monsters graced the stage with it’s first concert. Photos by Stevie Lee Frazier & Emma Newitt   Ribbon Cutting for the new stage in Winter Park goes without a hitch- except Mother Nature decided to put on a little display of her own. Winds gusting up to 40mph and driving rain didn’t put a damper on the festivites in Hideaway Park Thursday June 22, 2017. A cast of local businessman, political officials and their...

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Old Glory: The Betsy Ross Story

Betsy Ross would often tell her children, grandchildren, relatives, and friends of a fateful day, late in May of 1776, when three members of a secret committee from the Continental Congress came to call upon her. Those representatives, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross, asked her to sew the first flag. George Washington was then the head of the Continental Army. Robert Morris, an owner of vast amounts of land, was perhaps the wealthiest citizen in the Colonies. Colonel George Ross was a respected Philadelphian and also the uncle of her late husband, John Ross. In June 1776,...

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