Author: WPT Staff

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MPHS  Valedictorians The class of 2017 is the last class to award the prestigious of Valedictorian to any student with a 4.0 or better.  The class of 2018 will choose one person from the incoming upper classman. Valedictorians from MPHS: Elliot Shaw, Henry Hoyhtya, Ashley Trotter, Theodore Loo, Alistair Schwab, Sarah Bausano, Karmen Reynolds, Linneya Gardner, Kiersten Cimino, Erin Emery, Madelynn Eichler, Victoria Lahrman, Jorune Klisauskaite, Jordan Ehlert, Harrison Lietzke, Mackenzie DePlata and Jene Hansen. Middle Park Medical Center A $30,000 gift from Middle Park Medical Foundation enabled Middle Park Medical Center to purchase state-of-the-art echocardiography equipment. “This gift...

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Intrawest Controversy

Intrawest Controversy may slow Aspen’s parent company KSL purchase. Less than two months after its April buying spree rattled the skiing and snowboarding world, Aspen Skiing Company’s acquisition of Intrawest Resorts has hit a snag, as a stockholder of Intrawest has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the merger, according to the Aspen Times. Per the Aspen Times, Intrawest stockholder Edward Hayden filed a lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court of Denver. The lawsuit claims that Intrawest’s top executives and board of directors “failed to conduct a sufficient and robust review of strategic alternatives” prior to its...

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Ace Celebrates 40 Years

Fraser Valley Ace Hardware, four generations in the making, one family, one business, 40 years later. By  Winterparktimes.com   It was a different time and different place when the Harris family boarded a plane in Ohio headed for Colorado.  Bill and Kate Harris and son Greg, twenty one at the time, were looking for a viable business opportunity in the colorful state of Colorado, when they quite literally stumbled upon the Fraser Valley Ace Hardware property in downtown Fraser. Greg Harris, one of three sons said, “We were not looking for a hardware store, we had actually been looking for...

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Memorial Day Facts and History

By winterparktimes.com   Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. Here’s a handy 10-pack of facts to give the holiday some perspective. 1. IT STARTED WITH THE CIVIL WAR. Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both sides died. The loss of life and its effect on communities throughout the country led to spontaneous commemorations of the dead: In 1864, women from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, put flowers on the graves of their dead from the just-fought...

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Blue Star Connection

The Blue Star Connection mission is to provide access and ownership of musical instruments for children and young adults with cancer and other serious life challenges. To date the GCBS has reached hundreds of kids and have donated musical gear to over 25 Children’s Hospital Music Therapy programs, as well as several other community programs. By  WinterParkTimes.com   What is Blue Star Connection? The Blue Star Connection program is dedicated to bringing music into the lives of children and young adults who are fighting cancer and other life-challenging situations. Not only does Blue Star Connection work with musical therapists in...

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Gaming Update

By winterparktimes.com 8.5 GENERATION CONSOLES LEVEL UP THE U.S VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY From a content perspective, the storylines from the U.S. video game industry were nothing short of compelling last year, with subjects ranging from the first-person shooter excitement of Overwatch to the location-based augmented reality phenomenon Pokémon Go. But it wasn’t just content that dominated the headlines; gaming consoles were in the news too, with mid-cycle updates, a new strategy from manufacturers that could bring the cadence of new device releases more in line with other technology releases such as smartphones and tablets. Traditionally, a new generation of...

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Record Store Day

Record Store Day Puts the Focus on Music. Saturday April 22nd marked the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, an annual day to celebrate local independent record stores, and music in general. It’s also a day when die hard music fans flock to actual physical shops to scoop up exclusive and limited-edition releases that artists customize, often elaborately, for this special day. And while streaming is now the most popular way to access music, Record Store Day has added significant fuel to the resurgence of the vinyl LP, a format that is oddly defying an increasingly digital landscape. The first Record Store Day...

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