Day: July 6, 2017

What’s Blooming

Sky Pilot Flower, photo courtesy of Diana Lynn Rau   by Patricia Berman and Diana Lynn Rau The flowers are spectacular this year. Diana Lynn Rau and I hiked to Stanley Mountain on the East Side of Berthoud Pass last weekend and the flowers in the alpine zone are really starting to bloom. We drove to the Henderson Mine and parked at the first lot.  As you walk up the trail, stop at the wet spots to admire lots of Bog Orchids and Little Red Elephants (look for a trunk on the flower).  At the intersection, turn right, and,...

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Fraser Public Arts Project

Fraser Public Arts Committee adding some color to the Gardener Shed in Fraser.   Fraser Gets Funky Public Arts Committee Project The Town of Fraser established the Fraser Public Arts Committee (PAC) last fall as part of their mission to help expand public arts in the community and foster an environment of creativity and vitality. The Fraser Town Board established the Public Arts Committee (PAC) as an advisory committee to the Town on matters related to the arts. PAC overlaps in part with Fraser Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) established at the same time. The two committees will help...

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Community Briefs

Wildfire Closes Radium Campground & Boat Launch A number of wildfires are burning across the west, including several too close to home. The Grand County Office of Emergency Management lists 5 major wildfires in the state of Colorado, of which FOUR are located within the Northwest Region, which includes Grand County. The Mill Creek Fire has burned 270 acres north of Hayden in Routt County, and, the Gutzler Fire, located on federal land southwest of the Grand County line has grown to over 300 acres due to the increasingly dry conditions. The Radium campgrounds and boat launch area have...

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Kremmling Cretaceous Ammonite Locality

Over two dozen explorers joined Heidi McNinch of the Grand County Library District and guides from the Bureau of Land Management for a hike to Kremmling’s 72.5 million year old fossil ridge, the Kremmling Cretaceous Ammonite Locality. Photos by Marissa Lorenz   When hiking above West Grand’s Town of Kremmling, gazing across the sagebrush covered landscape and arid steppe-like topography, it can be hard to believe that the area was once submerged by a great inland sea, the Western Interior Seaway, which stretched from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico some 100 million years ago. And yet, it’s...

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Tequila and Tacos

Back for its second year, the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber is excited for Tequila and Tacos Festival on Saturday, July 8 to be held in Hideaway Park, located in downtown Winter Park. Enjoy tastings from over 14 high-end sipping tequilas, taco tastings from many different vendors, live music by The Rick Lewis Project and an authentic mariachi band! Leave your car at home and enjoy Winter Park’s FREE shuttle, The Lift operating half-hourly from 12pm-12am. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at Early access will be granted to pre-purchased ticket holders. There are three tiers...

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Fourth of July in Granby

The Best Small Town Parade in America, according to Granby Chamber marketing director Kristy Aulicino, “was another huge success”. Hundreds lined the streets for the annual parade down mainstreet. The hot summer day set the stage for the parade enthusiasts and spectators alike as the local Granby Airport Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter (EAA) 1267, fly by kicked off the event that lasted just over an hour. There was plenty of candy and swag for kids of all ages and a highlight was the water features that Acord Asphalt company and Adventures in Whitewater provided to cool the crowd near...

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Merrit Linke Honored

Merrit Linke, Grand County Commissioner on the right, recently earned the 2017 Emily Warner Field Airport Champion Award for his consistent support of the many economic development and aviation education and history projects at Granby/Grand County Airport throughout his years in elected office. Commissioner Linke championed the amended name of the airport to Emily Warner Field in 2015 which honored America’s first female airline Captain and former Granby resident, Warner, and brought worldwide attention to our community airport. In 2016, the Colorado Pilots Association named Emily Warner Field their General Aviation Airport of the Year. Linke encouraged the development...

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Friday, July 7 The Rough-Writers INK writing group usually meets at Big Shooter Coffee in Kremmling at 8 am. Winter Park Resort presents its Friday Music Series 4-6 pm in The Village (through Aug. 25) with entertainment provided by local Tomy Lee and the Mannequin Band July 7. The Friday shows are followed by Coca-Cola Family Movie Nights (through Aug. 25) on the lawn, with “Homeward Bound” July 7. Both events are free. Local band Tone & The Vibe, “an eclectic mix of blues, soul and...

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