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Perking Up the Fraser Flats

Stream Channeling Underway for the Fraser Flats River Habitat Project Kirk Klanke   Special to the Winter Park Times Colorado River Headwaters Chapter, Trout Unlimited A cooperative group of East and West Slope water stakeholders, called Grand County Learning By Doing (LBD), is addressing the aquatic impacts of the water diversions from the county’s streams and river. Its pilot program, the Fraser Flats River Habitat Project, is a public-private stream restoration project now under construction to benefit river health on 0.9 miles of the Fraser River just above County Road 83. Previously, flows on this section of the Fraser River...

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What’s Happening

What’s happening Friday, September 8 The Rough-Writers INK writing group usually meets at Big Shooter Coffee in Kremmling at 8 am. A Fall Festival takes place 9 am-5 pm Sept. 8-10 with fall-themed activities to include a scarecrow building contest and crafts in the Programs Lawn at 1101 CR 53 in Granby. The High Country Conservatives meet at Maverick’s in Granby at noon every Friday. Granby Ranch Grill hosts live music (Gary Key, Matt Brown, Kenny Lee Young, JP Hodge, or Wyatt Lowe) 4-7 pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A non-profit, 12-step, Bible-based recovery program “helping resolve life’s hurts” meets at 6 pm every Friday at 257 W. Topaz, behind Granby Elementary. Local musicians Kevin, Brian and Mike Wiedl, and Kenny Sciuto perform live 8-10 p.m. at The Peak in Winter Park. The Winter Park Pub hosts live music with local band Tone and The Vibe starting at 6 pm. No cover. The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser presents live music starting around 8 pm. No cover. The Parshall Inn hosts Karaoke starting at 9 pm every Friday night. Info: (970) 531-2635. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake opens “Almost Heaven, Songs of John Denver” at 8 pm. The fall play features 29 of Denver’s songs. Ticket info: (970) 627-3421. The Basement in Winter Park hosts Karaoke starting around 9 pm. Ullrs Tavern in Winter Park presents four-piece...

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A Passion for Pizza

It was 2009 when Adam Hershfelt, owner and manager of Elevation Pizza and a buddy took a close look at their lives as they were headed toward relationship commitments and family life. Living the classic Grand County dream and working way too much for way too little, they took a road trip to Chicago and back.  During that trip, they dined at three different pizza restaurants, which started the conversation about opening an “awesome pizza place”.  They spent the next two years developing sauces and dough recipes, bringing family and friends together to taste and provide feedback as well...

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Avalanche Search Dogs join Winter Park Team

Photo and Story: by Jan Derks If you love dogs you’ll want to meet Charlotte and Nuggit, the first two Avalanche-search dogs in Winter Park Resort’s new Ski Patrol “Avalanche Dogs” program. These black tail-waggers don’t know a stranger and are certified to search for anyone buried in snow up to eight feet. Outfitted in specially-equipped red vests, Charlotte and Nuggit were introduced to the Winter Park community Sunday night at a fund-raising event at Hideaway Park Brewery.  Dog- and snow-loving attendees enthusiastically supported this new venture. Funds raised will provide search equipment to support the program. Introducing Charlotte...

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Bret Michaels Rocks Winter Park

Last weekend’s Winter Park Music Festival, was a collection of old and new rockers filling the Hideaway Park venue and the show headliner Bret Michaels of Poison put together a crowd pleasing set of classics to closeout a summer of great music on the new stage. One of the highlights of Bret Michaels shows are the live auction of apparel worn by Bret during the performance. The Winter Park Show raised over $2,000 for the Life Rocks Foundation, started by Michaels in 2011. The Foundation benefits a myriad of charitable causes from childhood cancer to diabetes to military support and pet charities. A life-long diabetic, Michaels has served as a role model and inspiration for fans young and old who also suffer from diabetes. He has shown time and again that he will not let diabetes control him – he is in control of his life. He leads, and has always led, an active life from sports to travel and his nearly 30 year career in music.g Over the last several years, Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation has sent many diabetic kids to camps to help them learn how to manage their diabetes as well as show them that there are other kids just like them. Michaels comes from a family of military men and women, always pausing during each and every show to honor the troops...

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Rocky Mountain Repertory Fall Production – Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven – The Songs of John Denver The cast of Almost Heaven stopped by the TV18 studio and performed several of the top John Denver songs of all time. Tune in this week to the Morning Show for a sneek peek at this years performance. Highlighting 29 of John Denver’s songs — including “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine on my Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, and “Leaving on a Jet Plane” just to name a few, and featuring an all star...

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Road Trip! First Chair Festival in Denver

Road Trip! First Chair Festival in Denver –  A festival where skiing meets music, craft beer, and film premieres. First Chair announced the music headliner for its second annual festival scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at the Sculpture Park in Denver, Colorado. Boston-based indie pop band Air Traffic Controller will lead the music lineup for the show. Get your tickets for First Chair Festival at the pre-sale discount for $10. Ticket prices go up after September 6. In addition to the music lineup, First Chair Festival is hosting a rail jam with professional skiers in downtown Denver, film premieres from top ski movie companies, a gear sale, and a craft beer...

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What’s Happening

Friday, September 1 The Rough-Writers INK writing group usually meets at Big Shooter Coffee in Kremmling at 8 am. The Emily Warner Aviation Museum in Granby hosts a free pre-school day and fun for the entire family 11 am-2 pm. Grand County artist and plein air painter, Marie Johannes, presents a solo show of her oil paintings. Art Opening for GCHA Members and Invited Guests. Call to get on guest list, 970-726-5488. Show opens to general public on Saturday Sept. 2, at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser. Paintings are for sale, and the exhibit runs through October 21. Info at 726-5488. The High Country Conservatives meet at Maverick’s in Granby at noon every Friday. The final Granby Farmer’s Market is scheduled from 2-7 pm in the lot next to Brickhouse 40 and features local band Red Dirt Hill (Americana Acoustic Project) performing from 4 – 7 pm. Granby Ranch Grill hosts live music (Gary Key, Matt Brown, Kenny Lee Young, JP Hodge, or Wyatt Lowe) 4-7 pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A non-profit, 12-step, Bible-based recovery program “helping resolve life’s hurts” meets at 6 pm every Friday at 257 W. Topaz, behind Granby Elementary. Local musicians Kevin, Brian and Mike Wiedl, and Kenny Sciuto perform live 8-10 p.m. at The Peak in Winter Park. Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park wraps up its Music on the Square live music...

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